Global News SahilOnline, Leading news portal from Coastal Karnataka, bringing you latest updates from the Coast, State, Nation and the World, in Kannada, Urdu and English. Global News Pence Condemns Suu Kyi over Rohingya persecution Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffed criticism from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and other leaders Wednesday over her government's treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims. White House bars CNN reporter after ‘heated’ exchange with Trump The White House has said that it has suspended the press pass of CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta. Zimbabwe: 47 people killed as two buses collide along the Harare-Mutare highway Forty-seven people were killed in Zimbabwe when two buses collided on a road between the capital Harare and the eastern town of Rusape, police said. China lauds Pakistan efforts to make peace with India In a statement that is unlikely to go down well in New Delhi, China on Sunday endorsed Pakistan’s “efforts for improvement of Pakistan-India relations and for settlement of outstanding disputes between the two countries”. Sheikh Hasina announces to build 560 model mosques, Islamic university in Bangladesh Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday announced that her government will construct 560 model mosques and an Islamic university with the Saudi assistance, in an attempt to woo hardline Islamists ahead of the parliamentary elections scheduled next month. Sanctions will hit Iran in big way from Nov 5: Trump The US sanctions will hit Iran in a big way from November 5, President Donald Trump has said, asserting that the "toughest-ever" punitive measures have been put in place for a "corrupt regime" in Tehran. Govt interference should not compromise RBI's independence: IMF The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said it was monitoring the development in India with regard to the reported rift between the Reserve Bank of India and the Centre.  It expressed its opposition to any move that compromises with the independence of central banks anywhere in the world.  "We're monitoring the development on that issue and will continue to do so," IMF Director of Communications Gerry Rice told reporters on Thursday when asked about the row.  Bangladesh court doubles jail term for opposition leader Khaleda Zia to 10 years A Bangladesh court on Tuesday doubled a jail term for imprisoned opposition leader Khaleda Zia from five to 10 years following a prosecution appeal. ​​​​​​​The decision came the day after Zia, 73, was ordered jailed for seven years in a separate case, piling pressure on the opposition ahead of a national election. Lion Air plane crashes into sea, 188 on board Indonesia's disaster agency says a Lion Air passenger jet crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from Jakarta and was carrying 188 passengers and crew. Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho posted photos on Twitter of debris including a crushed smartphone, books, bags and parts of the aircraft fuselage that had been collected by search and rescue vessels that have converged on the area. PM Modi one of my most dependable friends: Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of his most "dependable" friends and together with the Indian leader, he would like to strengthen bilateral cooperation to realise a free and open Indo-Pacific. In a message published in Indian newspapers on the day of the two leaders' summit meeting in Japan, Abe said India was driving the region and the world's prosperity as a global power. Prime Minister Modi was an outstanding leader of his great country, the Japanese premier said. "I have always believed and stated that the relationship between Japan and India is blessed with the largest potential in the world," he said. India to be world's third-largest aviation market by mid 2020s The number of people travelling by air should double to 8.2 billion a year by 2037, with Asia and the Pacific leading the way, sector federation IATA forecast on Wednesday. Turkey vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to reveal within days the "naked truth" over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Riyadh said it did not know the whereabouts of his body and that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had been unaware of any operation to murder him. World's longest sea bridge between China-Hong Kong to open on October 24 The world's longest sea bridge Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will be thrown open for traffic on October 24, the authorities said Saturday. The 55-kilometer-long bridge, situated in the Lingdingyang waters of the Pearl River Estuary, will be the world's longest sea bridge, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The construction of the multibillion-dollar bridge had begun in December 2009. 50 killed, 100 burnt in oil tanker road crash in DR Congo: Official About 50 people died and 100 were burnt on Saturday after an oil tanker collided with a vehicle on an arterial highway in the west of DR Congo, the acting governor of the region said. Six people killed, 17 injured in road accident in Nepal A passenger bus collided with a truck in Western Nepal Saturday, killing at least six persons and injuring 17 others. Shehbaz Sharif sent to 10-day NAB remand The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was granted 10-day physical remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif after he was produced in an accountability court here on Saturday. Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami reaches 420: Reports The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has reached 420, state media said Sunday, as rescuers scrambled to reach the stricken region and survivors helped to retrieve the remains of those killed. UN 'has not lived up to' its potential: Trump United States President Donald Trump in his preview message ahead of the United Nations General Assembly said that the United Nations as a body has "tremendous potential", but has "not lived up to that potential" reported The Hill. Tanzania boat disaster toll 127, President orders ferry operators' arrest Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered arrest of boat operators of the ill-fated 'MV Nyerere' as the death toll in Thursday's ferry accident rose to 127. Pak PM Imran hits out at India, calls its response "arrogant" for cancelling talks India's decision to cancel the foreign minister-level meeting in New York was "arrogant", Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said Saturday, asserting that he was "disappointed" by the New Delhi's "negative" response. Court orders release of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam, Safdar The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended the sentences of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar Awan in the Avenfield case. Schools closed in Nepal's Saptari district after Swine Flu, Hong Kong Flu cases Schools in Nepal's Kanchanrup Municipality and Hanumannagar Kankalani Municipality of Saptari district have been closed for three days following an outbreak of Swine flu and Hong Kong flu in the areas. Vijay Mallya Says He Met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Before Leaving India Liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya said Wednesday that he had met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley before leaving India. Nawaz Sharif, daughter granted parole to attend Begum Kulsoom's funeral The Pakistan government released former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz from Adiala Jail on parole late Wednesday night to attend the funeral of his wife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, reported Geo News. Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom Nawaz dies in London after prolonged illness Begum Kulsoom, the wife of Pakistan’s jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, died Tuesday in London after a long battle with cancer, her family said. 6 dead in Nepal chopper crash At least six passengers, including a Japanese national, died after an Altitude Air helicopter, with seven people on board, crashed in central Nepal on Saturday. Whole grains can prevent diabetes: Study Researchers have found another reason for you to add whole grains to your diet. According to the latest study, it doesn't matter if it is rye, oats, or wheat. As long as it is whole grain, it can prevent type 2 diabetes. Trump wants to stop subsidies to growing economies like India, China  President Donald Trump on Friday said he wants to stop the subsidies that growing economies like India and China have been receiving as he wants the US, which he considers as a "developing nation", to grow faster than anybody. Powerful typhoon kills 9, shutters airport in Japan The toll in the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in a quarter century rose Wednesday to nine, with thousands stranded at a major airport because of storm damage. USD 300 million not aid, it's our money, should reimburse: Pak counters US The USD 300 million that the Pentagon has decided to scrap is not a military aid to Pakistan, but what it owns to Islamabad for its support in the war against terrorism and should reimburse it, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has asserted, sparking fresh bilateral tensions ahead of a key visit. Putin proposes softer pension reforms, says women to retire at 60 Russian President Vladmir Putin today proposed a series of measures to soften controversial pension reforms, in an apparent attempt to stem a fall in his approval ratings. Tayyip Erdogan urges Turks to fight ‘economic war’ by US Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for joint efforts to “combat attacks on Turkey’s economy” amid its persistent row with the US. Two dead, 241 injured in 6.0 quake in western Iran: officials Two people were killed and more than 200 injured in a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck western Iran near the border with Iraq early Sunday, officials told local media. Don't have visions of becoming PM: Rahul Gandhi Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that he does not have visions of becoming next prime minister while adding that he only sees himself as the one who is "fighting an ideological battle". Vijay Mallya met BJP leaders before fleeing India, says Rahul Gandhi in London Fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya met BJP leaders before fleeing India, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi claimed on Saturday, though he refused to name them. Interacting with Indian journalists in London, Mr Gandhi also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for going easy on prominent industrialists like Vijay Mallya wanted for cheating Indian banks. India, China agree to strengthen defence cooperation Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe held a bilateral meeting on Thursday and stressed on strengthening defence cooperation and strategic ties between both the countries. Pak bans discretionary use of state funds, first-class air travel by govt officials Pakistan's new government has banned the discretionary use of state funds and first-class air travel by officials and leaders, including the president and the prime minister, as part of its austerity drive. 18 killed in China hotel blaze At least 18 people were killed in a massive fire that broke out at a hot springs hotel in north-east China's Harbin city on Saturday. Imran Khan announces 21-member Cabinet; Qureshi gets foreign ministry, Umer finance Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has unveiled his 21-member Cabinet, most of whom previously held key posts in the regime of former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80 Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80 Over 1.75 lakh Indian pilgrims reach Saudi Arabia for Hajj Over 1.28 lakh Indian pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage, officials said. Imran Khan Sworn In As Pakistan's New Prime Minister Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan's new prime minister on Saturday, officially taking over the charge of power in the corruption affected country nearly 22 years after the former cricket hero entered politics. Vajpayee's demise: Union Jack flies at half-mast at British High Commission As a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Union Jack was flown at half-mast at the British High Commission in New Delhi. Imran Khan’s party bags 33 reserved seats; PTI NA tally stands at 158 Mr. Khan’s party, which is just 14 short of the number required for simple majority, will depend on smaller parties to prove its majority in the House. PML-N nominates Shehbaz Sharif as Pak PM candidate The embattled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) today unanimously nominated Shehbaz Sharif as its prime ministerial candidate, party spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said. 91 dead after powerful earthquake hits Indonesian resort islands of Bali, Lombok A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least 91 people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said Monday that rescuers still hadn’t reached some hard-hit areas and the death toll could climb. US Congress seeks to strengthen defence partnership with India The United States Congress has passed the USD 716 billion defence spending bill which, among its many provisions, seeks to strengthen and enhance the country's defence partnership with India. Khan's party wants Modi, others at oath taking ceremony; asks Foreign Office for possibilities A top leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf said today that the party has asked the Foreign Office to apprise it on whether heads of state, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, could be invited to Imran Khan's oath taking ceremony, according to a media report. 97 injured as Mexican plane crashes at airport in hail storm An Aeromexico flight crashed on takeoff during a heavy hail storm in northern Mexico, engulfing the plane in flames and injuring 97 people, officials said. Imran Khan can make Pakistan 'Asian Tiger': Shoaib Akhtar Pakistan's ace fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that Imran Khan has the capability to make Pakistan the 'Asian Tiger'. Mahesh Malani becomes 1st Hindu to win Pak NA seat Mahesh Kumar Malani of the Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) has become the first Hindu candidate to win a National Assembly seat, 16 years after non-Muslims got the right to vote and contest on general seats in the country. Pakistan willing to improve ties with India, says Imran Khan Pakistan is willing to improve its ties with India, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan said today, asserting that the blame game between the two neighbours, detrimental to the sub-continent, should stop. Imran Khan claims victory in acrimonious Pakistan election Pakistan cricket hero turned politician Imran Khan claimed victory Thursday in the country's tense general election marred by allegations of "blatant" rigging by rival parties. PM Modi to hold bilateral meetings with Chinese, Russian Presidents Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, on the sidelines of 10th BRICS Summit in South Africa's Johannesburg. Imran Khan’s party forges ahead in Pakistan polls Pakistan’s flamboyant cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was leading in 105 seats, while its main rival Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was way behind with 71 seats in an electionmarred by a deadly suicide attack and allegations of manipulations by the powerful military. Hundreds missing after hydroelectric dam collapses in Laos A hydroelectric dam has collapsed in southeastern Laos, leaving several people confirmed dead and hundreds missing, according to state media. Gunman dead after shooting 14, killing one, in Toronto Fourteen people, including a young girl, were shot near downtown Toronto, police in Canada's biggest city said on Sunday, with one person killed and the gunman also dead. Trump hits back at Iran 'war' talk President Donald Trump on Sunday hit back at bellicose comments by Iran's president, warning him of consequences "the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered," as the US intensifies its campaign against the Islamic republic. Nawaz, Maryam file appeal in Islamabad HC against Avenfield verdict Pakistan former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and Captain (retd) Safdar Awan on Monday filed an appeal in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the verdict in the Avenfield case. Nawaz Sharif supporters clash with police in Lahore, 50 injured Supporters of Nawaz Sharif have clashed with police in Pakistan's Punjab province as they tried to reach the airport where the former prime minister and his daughter Maryam were arrested on their return to the country in a corruption case, prompting police to lob tear gas shells and use batons that left at least 50 people injured.  Sharif, Maryam provided 'B' class facilities in Pak jail Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam have spent their first night in the high-security Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi and the two VIP convicts were provided "B" class facilities, media reports said on Saturday, a day after their arrest. Ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif arrested on return, as bomber kills scores Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, both facing lengthy prison terms, were arrested minutes after landing in the country on Friday as they returned seeking to revitalise their flagging party ahead of a July 25 election. Croatia on fire after beating England in World Cup Tears and cries of joy, hugs and chants, firecrackers and flares--Croatia was on fire on Wednesday after their victory against England set up a first-ever appearance in a World Cup final. Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay to start in Fukushima Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics say the torch relay will start in Fukushima, an area hit by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. Zakir Naik thanks Malaysian PM for not deporting him Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik thanked the Malaysian Government for not deporting him from the country despite several efforts made by India in this regard. Pak govt bars Nawaz Sharif, Maryam from leaving country, lists them on ECL The Pakistani government on Tuesday placed the names of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on the exit control list (ECL) to prevent them from flying abroad after their return to the country on Friday. Iran slams India for not fulfilling promised investment in Chabahar port Iran on Tuesday criticised India for not fulfilling its promise of making investments in expansion of the strategically located Chabahar port and said New Delhi will stand to lose "special privileges" if it cuts import of Iranian oil. All 12 boys, coach evacuated from Thailand cave on Day 3 of rescue ops All 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks deep inside a flood Thai cave have been rescued, a Thai navy SEAL unit said on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission that has gripped the world. Mahathir meets Zakir Naik day after ruling out his deportation to India Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has met Zakir Naik, wanted in India for alleged terror activities and money laundering, and a ruling party strategist has stoutly defended the government’s decision not to deport the controversial Muslim preacher, Malaysian media reported on July 8. Hindu woman to contest assembly elections in Pakistan, creates history Sunita Parmar, a Hindu woman in Pakistan's Sindh province, has created history by becoming the first from the minority community to contest the provincial assembly elections to be held on July 25. FIFA president invites Thai boys stuck in cave to World Cup final FIFA president Gianni Infantino has invited the Thai boys' football team trapped in a cave to the World Cup final, as messages of support poured in from top players. Royal Malaysia Police denies Zakir Naik's extradition to India The Inspector-General of the Royal Malaysia Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun on Wednesday refuted reports that controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik was being extradited to India. Exiled Maldives former president Nasheed ends presidential bid Former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, who is currently in exile, has abandoned plans to contest the upcoming presidential election because of legal obstacles. US tells India, China to end oil imports from Iran by November 4 The United States has told India and other countries to cut oil imports from Iran to “zero” by November 4 or face sanctions, making it clear that there would be no waivers to anyone. Germany crash out of World Cup at group stage for first time in 80 years Champions Germany were sent crashing out of the World Cup after suffering a stunning 2-0 defeat by a tenacious South Korea on Wednesday that saw them eliminated in the first round for the first time in 80 years. Nepal to maintain ties with India, China, pursue independent foreign policy: KP Oli Nepal can serve as a bridge between India and China, Prime Minister K P Oli has said, insisting that his country will maintain close ties with the two neighbours while pursuing independent foreign policy. Trump says illegal immigrants should be deported with 'no judges or court cases' President Donald Trump said on Sunday that people who enter the United States illegally should be sent back immediately to where they came from without any judicial process, likening them to invaders who are trying to “break into” the country. Building blast leaves 25 injured, 4 serious in Germany's Wuppertal German police say that 25 people have been injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed a building in the western city of Wuppertal. Turkey's Erdogan wins presidential election, opposition yet to concede Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey’s presidential election on Sunday, the head of the country’s electoral body said, overcoming the biggest electoral challenge to his rule in a decade and a half. Musharraf may contest in upcoming general elections Pakistan’s former prime president Pervez Musharraf may contest in the upcoming elections scheduled to be held on July 25 after the Supreme Court gave him a conditional permission, his party has said. Entry of India and Pakistan into SCO to bolster grouping's strength: Xi Jinping The entry of India and Pakistan into the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation would bolster its strength, Chinese President Xi Jinping said today as he welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain to the eight-member grouping. Priyanka Chopra apologises for ‘Indian nationalists’ terror plot in ‘Quantico’ Priyanka Chopra apologised for a recent episode in Quantico, following online backlash for the ‘Indian nationalists’ terror plot line in her show. 23 rescued in China mine blast Twenty-three workers have been rescued out of an iron-ore mine in China's northeast Liaoning Province, which claimed eleven lives and wounded nine others, the officials confirmed on Wednesday. At least 48 migrants dead after boat sinks off Tunisian coast More than 50 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean, the majority off the coasts of Tunisia and Turkey, while Italy marked a sea change in its policy. Nearly half of Afghan children out of school: UN Nearly half of Afghanistan's children are not attending school because of worsening security, poverty and sex discrimination, according to a new UN report today. South Korea-US hold phone talks over Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un meet Top South Korean and American diplomats held a telephonic conversation on Monday exchanging opinions and discussing the progress over an the June 12 summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. 25 dead, several injured as Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts Guatemala's civil defence officials said 25 people have been killed when Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted Sunday, belching ash and rock and forcing the airport to close. Indian-American boy wins National Spelling Bee title, USD 42,000 cash prize Karthik Nemmani, a 14-year-old Indian-American boy, on June 1 won the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee, taking home more than USD 42,000 in cash and prizes after correctly spelling "koinonia" to become the 14th champion from the community in 11 consecutive years. Trump reinstates talks with Kim Jong Un for June 12 in Singapore US President Donald Trump confirmed that his Singapore Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would take place on June 12, and said it would begin the process of denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. Ministers who can't operate laptops within 6 months will be sacked: Oli Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today warned his new ministers that they will be sacked if they fail to learn how to operate a laptop within six months. Highest UN peacekeeper deaths in last 70 years from India India has lost the highest number of its peacekeepers in various UN peacekeeping operations in the last 70 years, with 163 military, police and civilian personnel from the country laying down their lives in the line of duty. According to the UN, of the 3,737 peacekeepers who have died since 1948, 163 have been from India, the highest total from any troop-contributing country.  North Korean official's US arrival marks highest-level visit in 18 years A senior North Korean official has arrived in New York in the highest-level official visit to the United States in 18 years, as Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un sought to salvage prospects for a high-stakes nuclear summit. PM Modi announces 30-day free visa for Indonesian citizens Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a 30-day free visa for Indonesian citizens and invited the diaspora to travel to their country of origin to experience the ‘New India’. Iraqi parliament approves partial recounting of votes over 'fraud' The Iraqi parliament on Monday approved manual recounting of 10 per cent of votes in the May 12 parliamentary election amid allegations of fraud, forgery and irregularities. 16 killed, over one lakh affected​ due to rains, winds in Sri Lanka Sixteen people have been killed and over one lakh affected due to heavy rains and strong winds in Sri Lanka in a week, even as the Army was deployed for rescue and relief operations. Ireland votes to liberalise abortion laws with 66 per cent in favour Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalise its highly restrictive abortion laws in a referendum that its prime minister called the culmination of a “quiet revolution” in what was one of Europe’s most socially conservative countries. North and South Korean leaders meet as US indicates summit may yet happen The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, met his South Korean counterpart on Saturday, two days after Donald Trump cancelled a planned summit with Kim. 48 killed as Uganda bus rams into tractor and truck At least 48 people including 16 children died in northern Uganda when a bus hit a tractor driving with no lights at night and then a truck, the Red Cross said today. PM Modi arrives in India after his Sochi visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on late Tuesday midnight after wrapping up his one-day informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia's Sochi. Five family members killed in Peshawar hotel explosion At least five of a family, including two children, were killed and two others severely injured in a powerful explosion in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar city this morning, police said.