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Shelter dog basks in glory as ‘First Dog’

Shelter dog basks in glory as ‘First Dog’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in yesterday welcomed a rescue dog to his official Blue House residence, delivering on a campaign promise to boost awareness of the fast-growing numbers of abandoned animals accompanying a surge in pet ownership.

Fire, smoke and metal at North Korea steel plant

Fire, smoke and metal at North Korea steel plant

A crane moves a giant bucket brimming with 40 tonnes of molten steel towards a gangway in North Korea’s Chollima Steel Complex.

Pell denies abuse charges

Pell denies abuse charges

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell, a top adviser to Pope Francis, yesterday denied all charges of historical sexual abuse at his first appearance in an Australian court over the allegations.

Obamacare repeal fight returns to Senate floor

Obamacare repeal fight returns to Senate floor

After a months-long struggle, Republicans have succeeded in bringing Obamacare repeal legislation, a centrepiece of their 2016 election campaigns, to a debate on the US Senate floor. Now the hard part begins.

8 killed in Nigeria building collapse

8 killed in Nigeria building collapse

Eight people were killed when a four-storey building collapsed after heavy rains in Nigeria’s commercial hub of Lagos, the emergency services and witnesses said yesterday.

BJP chief Amit Shah to contest Rajya Sabha poll

BJP chief Amit Shah to contest Rajya Sabha poll

BJP chief Amit Shah will contest the biennial election to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, the party announced yesterday.

Obamacare repeal fight returns to Senate floor

Obamacare repeal fight returns to Senate floor

After a months-long struggle, Republicans have succeeded in bringing Obamacare repeal legislation, a centrepiece of their 2016 election campaigns, to a debate on the US Senate floor. Now the hard part begins.

US slaps new sanctions on 13 officials in Venezuela

US slaps new sanctions on 13 officials in Venezuela

The Trump administration imposed sanctions on 13 senior Venezuelan officials as the country’s opposition launched a two-day strike yesterday, heaping pressure on unpopular President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new congress.

Actress Kaur grilled in drugs probe

Actress Kaur grilled in drugs probe

The special investigation team (SIT) of Telangana’s excise department probing the Hyderabad drug racket yesterday questioned actress Charmme Kaur.

Nitish stakes claim to form new govt with BJP support

Nitish stakes claim to form new govt with BJP support

Hours after resigning as Bihar chief minister, Nitish Kumar yesterday met governor Keshari Nath Tripathi with National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders and staked claim to form a new government with the support of the BJP.

Kavya Madhavan ‘breaks down’ during police grilling

Kavya Madhavan ‘breaks down’ during police grilling

A police team probing the abduction of a popular actress in Kerala, in which superstar Dileep has been arrested, yesterday questioned his actress wife Kavya Madhavan and her mother.

Govt to abolish agency hunting Marcos plunder

Govt to abolish agency hunting Marcos plunder

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s government plans to abolish the agency tasked with recovering the billions of dollars plundered by late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his allies, a cabinet member said yesterday.

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