International

    Stocks and oil surge as Trump calls truce in China trade war

    Financial markets give their reaction to hopes that trade spat will prove less costly than feared to demand in the global economy. Stock markets are rallying worldwide after the US and China agrees to suspend new tariffs in their trade...

    Birmingham charity sends Emergency teams to help Earthquake victims

    Al-Khair Foundation has set up an emergency appeal for victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. Over 834 people have been confirmed dead with numbers expected to rise. At least 1,000 have been injured and thousands are feared missing. The...

    Children as young as 12 contacting Childline about forced marriage, NSPCC reveals

    Young children are being pressurised into marrying strangers but fear being rejected from their community if they refuse, the NSPCC has warned. Girls as young as 12 have contacted Childline about being forced to marry, with 109 counselling sessions on...

    Pakistan general election – Victory for former cricket star Imran Khan

    Former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has promised to build a "new" Pakistan as he stated victory in the country's quarrelled election. The leader of Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Insaf party gave a live-televised address, a day after tens of millions of people cast...

    Pakistan election 2018 – attacks leave dozens dead

    Violence has erupted as millions head to the polls in Pakistan, to decide between cricket legend Imran Khan and brother of disgraced former PM Nawaz Sharif for PM Elsewhere, minor blasts and clashes between party workers left several injured and...

    New figures on visa applications from India published

    Number of Indians visiting the UK showing increase despite emerging destinations gaining popularity and overall foreign travel on the rise New figures published today show a steady year-on-year increase in the overall number of visa applications from India over the...

    Indian Couple Killed by Son

    A 26-year-old man from Delhi has admitted to killing his parents, after they denied him permission to marry a woman who he befriended on Facebook, in southeast Delhi's Jamia Nagar. Abdul Rehman was in a relationship with a woman from...

    Santa Fe Shooting Sabika Sheikh Laid To Rest

    The funeral of a Pakistani student Sabika Sheikh who was killed in Santa Fe Texas school shooting has taken place in Karachi. Sabika Sheikh, 17, was among the eight students and two teachers who were killed in the attack on...

    Two Athletes Sent Home From Commonwealth Games

    Two athletes from India were sent home from the Commonwealth Games for violating the 'no-needles' policy. Triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi were asked by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) to take the first flight home. India...

    Newlywed Software Engineer died after being sent a wedding gift bomb

    A newly-married couple received what they thought was a wedding gift five day after their lavish big day which happened to a be bomb that killed software engineer after opening the box. Soumya Sekhar Sahu, a 26-year-old software engineer, and...