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Walmart halts sale of Lord Ganesh doll after Hindu protest

New York, “World’s largest retailer” Walmart abruptly stopped the sale of “Ganesh Plush Doll” from Walmart.com within less than 24 hours after Hindus protested, calling it “highly inappropriate”. “Ganesh Plush Doll”, earlier...

China, Pakistan to look at including Afghanistan in $57 bln economic corridor

Agencies, Beijing China and Pakistan will look at extending their $57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday, part of China’s ambitious Belt and Road plan linking China with...

North Korea likely to pursue talks, South says in rosy New Year forecast

Agencies, Seoul South Korea predicted on Tuesday that North Korea would look to open negotiations with the United States over its weapons programmes next year and pursue at least some rapprochement with Seoul in an optimistic government outlook...

How Dubai’s next tallest tower is shaping up

Agencies, Dubai The architectural marvels in Dubai are a sight to behold, indeed. And with every magnificent structure, there’s an awe-inspiring story about how it came into being. The world’s tallest tower, Dubai Creek Tower, is slated...

Chetankul Jadhav’s footwear was confiscated on security grounds: Pak spokesperson

-Pakistan foreign office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal

Trump’s Christmas wish: ‘We’ve got prosperity. Now we want peace’

Agencies, Palm Beach On Christmas Eve, US President Donald Trump took calls from children, asking them what they wanted most from Santa, and revealing what was on his own wish list. One boy wanted building blocks. Another wished for his grandma...

Vietnam braces for typhoon as Philippine toll rises to 230 dead

Agencies, Manila Authorities in Vietnam prepared to move a million people from low-lying areas along the south coast on Monday as a typhoon approached after it battered the Philippines with floods and landslides that killed more than 230 people. Typhoon...

Suicide attack near Afghan intelligence HQ

Kabul blast Agencies, Kabul Six people were killed on Monday in a suicide bomb attack near the compound of Afghanistan’s intelligence agency in Kabul, officials say. Another three people were injured when the attacker, who was on foot, blew...