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Ex-rebel Gustavo Petro elected as first leftist president of Columbia
Politics

Ex-rebel Gustavo Petro elected as first leftist president of Columbia

Petro won the presidential elections of Columbia with 50.47 per cent of the votes; made grand promises about political campaign for the public

Man interprets live football match for his blind friend; watch heartwarming video here
World

Man interprets live football match for his blind friend; watch heartwarming video here

The clip shows Cesar using a soccer board to interpret the game for his friend Carlos who is visually impaired

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mary Kom goes down fighting to Ingrit Valencia in pre-quarters
Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mary Kom goes down fighting to Ingrit Valencia in pre-quarters

The 38-year-old legend, who is a multiple-time Asian champion and a bronze-winner from the 2012 London Olympics, lost 2-3 to the Colombian, giving it her all in what would now be her final Olympic bout.

Kanye West, in first event since announcing bid for US president, criticises Harriet Tubman at Charleston rally
World

Kanye West, in first event since announcing bid for US president, criticises Harriet Tubman at Charleston rally

West delivered a lengthy monologue, touching on topics from abortion and religion to international trade and licensing deals.

In US, African-American protesters send out a powerful message of reform by dressing in their 'Sunday-best'
long-reads

In US, African-American protesters send out a powerful message of reform by dressing in their 'Sunday-best'

Almost every protest movement has its visual signifiers: images etched in the collective memory that crystallize the causes for which they were fought.

10 important dates to remember in the history of space exploration from 1957 to now
science

10 important dates to remember in the history of space exploration from 1957 to now

Space is the final frontier that man continues to explore and study, from the first man on the Moon to a rover on Mars.

'Don't relish doing this but have no choice': House Judiciary charges US attorney general with contempt after Trump blocks access to Mueller report
World

'Don't relish doing this but have no choice': House Judiciary charges US attorney general with contempt after Trump blocks access to Mueller report

Donald Trump invokes the principle of executive privilege, intensifies the dispute between Democrats and Republicans over Mueller report.

Mike Pence to discuss ways to oust President Nicolas Maduro with Venezuelan Opposition; US avoids talk of military action
World

Mike Pence to discuss ways to oust President Nicolas Maduro with Venezuelan Opposition; US avoids talk of military action

The US is planning new ways to pressure Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro to give up power to provide assistance to people after a failed effort to deliver aid

Car bomb attack at Colombia police cadet training academy leaves 21 dead; government declares three days of mourning
World

Car bomb attack at Colombia police cadet training academy leaves 21 dead; government declares three days of mourning

The bomber – who authorities confirmed was killed in the attack – struck at Colombia's General Francisco de Paula Santander Officer's School in the south of Bogota during a promotion ceremony for cadets

NASA completes 60 years of space research, remembers sacrificers including Chawla
science

NASA completes 60 years of space research, remembers sacrificers including Chawla

NASA also conducted nine manned missions and is planning for a human return to the Moon.

Decision to revoke work permits to H-4 visa holders likely within 3 months, Trump administration tells court
World

Decision to revoke work permits to H-4 visa holders likely within 3 months, Trump administration tells court

The Donald Trump administration Saturday told a federal court that its decision to revoke work permits to H-4 visa holders, who are primarily spouses of H-1B workers, a significant majority of whom are Indian-Americans and women, is expected within the next three months

'It looked like Armageddon:' Series of gas explosions near Boston leaves at least 10 injured, sets ablaze 39 homes
World

'It looked like Armageddon:' Series of gas explosions near Boston leaves at least 10 injured, sets ablaze 39 homes

A series of gas explosions one official described as "Armageddon" left at least 10 people injured and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday, forcing entire neighbourhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight the flames and turn off gas and electric lines to prevent further damage.

Canada passes bill for nationwide legalisation of cannabis, becomes second country in world to make sale of marijuana legal
World

Canada passes bill for nationwide legalisation of cannabis, becomes second country in world to make sale of marijuana legal

Canada’s Senate gave final passage on Tuesday to the federal government’s bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.

Jim Mattis says Donald Trump wants military parade in Washington, leaves options open for another location
World

Jim Mattis says Donald Trump wants military parade in Washington, leaves options open for another location

US defence secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he believed President Donald Trump wants Washington, DC, to be the setting for a parade to honour the US military but left open the possibility that it could be staged elsewhere.

Amtrak passenger train collides with parked freight carrier in US' South Carolina: 2 killed, 116 injured in accident
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Amtrak passenger train collides with parked freight carrier in US' South Carolina: 2 killed, 116 injured in accident

An Amtrak passenger train travelling on the wrong track collided with a parked CSX Corp freight train in South Carolina on Sunday.

South Carolina: 2 dead, 70 injured after Amtrak train collides with freight train
World

South Carolina: 2 dead, 70 injured after Amtrak train collides with freight train

At least two people were killed and 70 more were injured when a train carrying 139 passengers collided with a freight train in the eastern US state of South Carolina, local police said.

NASA honours astronauts killed aboard the Columbia Space Shuttle 15 years ago
News & Analysis

NASA honours astronauts killed aboard the Columbia Space Shuttle 15 years ago

Seven astronauts, including Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, died on 1 February 2003, when Columbia shattered just minutes before a Florida touchdown

Jaitley stoutly defends demonetisation, GST at Columbia University; next stop Harvard
World

Jaitley stoutly defends demonetisation, GST at Columbia University; next stop Harvard

India’s finance minister is playing up the country’s latest political hot potato - a (slowing) economy as a big win for speedy reforms, a cleaner political funding system and pushed back against those in "civic society who have only problems for every solution.”

'Amartya Sen rushed in on demonetisation': Jagdish Bhagwati says he wasn't foolish enough to do so
World

'Amartya Sen rushed in on demonetisation': Jagdish Bhagwati says he wasn't foolish enough to do so

Celebrated right-wing professor Jagdish M Bhagwati fired a fresh salvo against Nobel laureate and bête noire Amartya Sen.

FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Argentina's draw, Chile's loss puts qualification of both teams in jeopardy
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FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Argentina's draw, Chile's loss puts qualification of both teams in jeopardy

Argentina and Chile's World Cup qualification hopes were left on a knife edge after the South American heavyweights slipped up once again on the road to Russia.