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'Terror' bomber strikes New York subway, three hurt

'Terror' bomber strikes New York subway, three hurt

A 27-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh detonated a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York subway passage during the morning rush hour Monday, wounding three people and putting the city on edge just six weeks after a deadly truck attack.

Apologise for falsehood and canards, Singh tells PM

Apologise for falsehood and canards, Singh tells PM

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh yesterday accused his successor Narendra Modi of spreading “falsehood and canards” in a desperate bid to win the Gujarat assembly elections and asked him to “apologise to the nation”.

Delhi air quality to remain very poor despite drizzle

Delhi air quality to remain very poor despite drizzle

Delhi’s air quality, which was overall “very poor” yesterday, will not improve even after a drizzle due to high pollution, officials said.

Rahul elected Congress president unopposed

Rahul elected Congress president unopposed

Rahul Gandhi, who is putting up a spirited campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, was yesterday elected president of the Congress, taking over from his mother who helmed the country’s oldest party for 19 years.

India, Russia, China call for stable Afghanistan

India, Russia, China call for stable Afghanistan

India, Russia and China yesterday called for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process following the 15th Foreign Ministerial Meeting between the three countries here.

Hasina leaves for Paris to attend One Planet Summit

Hasina leaves for Paris to attend One Planet Summit

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left for Paris yesterday morning on a three-day official visit to attend One Planet Summit.

IAF chief meets Lanka PM

IAF chief meets Lanka PM

Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, left, and Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe look on during a meeting in Colombo yesterday.

Communist win seen as a turning point for Nepal

Communist win seen as a turning point for Nepal

Nepal’s Communist parties were headed yesterday for a landslide win in elections seen as a turning point after two decades of conflict, political instability and disaster that have crippled the Himalayan country.

Flooded streets in Jakarta

Flooded streets in Jakarta

People ride their vehicles through a flooded street at a business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, yesterday.

US, S Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill

US, S Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill

The US, South Korea and Japan started joint exercises yesterday to track missiles from North Korea, Seoul’s military said, following the nuclear-armed Pyongyang’s longest-range test launch to date.

NZ appoints ex-central banker Orr as new Reserve Bank governor

NZ appoints ex-central banker Orr as new Reserve Bank governor

The New Zealand government yesterday named pension fund chief Adrian Orr as the nation’s new central bank governor, sharply lifting the local dollar as markets bet a radical shake-up of monetary policy will be avoided when changes come into force next year.

Plant visit

Plant visit

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits the Rolls-Royce plant at Inchinnan, Scotland, yesterday.

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