NEWS ON AIR http://newsonair.nic.in/Default.aspx Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR International News Nepal to be world's first country to double its tiger population http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353201 INT Nepal is likely to be the first country in the world to double its tiger population. Pirates kidnap 12 crew from Swiss ship off Nigeria http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353194 INT A gang of pirates took hostage 12 crew members of a Swiss cargo ship they attacked in Nigerian waters on Saturday. Voting for Maldives Presidential elections extended by three hours http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353173 INT In Maldives, voting for the Presidential elections today has been extended by three hours amidst claims that it took more than usual time in the voting process. US considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353188 INT The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Japanese supply ship heads to International Space Station http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353182 INT An unmanned Japanese supply shift is headed to the International Space Station filled with cargo including food, experiments and new batteries. The craft was launched this morning from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. Trump officials move to restrict immigrants who use public benefits http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353181 INT The Trump administration yesterday said it would propose to restrict immigrants who use public benefits. Vatican announces historic deal on bishops with China http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353180 INT Pope Francis has recognised seven bishops appointed by China as part of a historic accord to improve ties between the Vatican and the communist country. Tanzania ferry disaster toll passes 200 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353163 INT In Tanzania, the death toll from a crowded ferry capsizing in Lake Victoria rose to more than 200 yesterday. Rescuers found only one survivor from the disaster as scores of victims identified by grieving relatives. Iran: 29 killed in attack on military parade http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353161 INT In Iran, 29 people, including 12 Iranian Revolutionary Guards, were killed and 60 others wounded in a shooting claimed by Islamic State terror group during a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz today. China cancels upcoming trade talks with US http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353157 INT China has cancelled upcoming trade talks with the United States and will not send vice-premier Liu He to Washington next week. UNSC reiterates importance of protecting civilians in armed conflict http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353150 INT The United Nations (UN) Security Council has reiterated the importance of protecting civilians in armed conflict and requested the secretary-general to report on this matter every 12 months. Yemen faces worsening threat of famine: UN humanitarian affairs Chief http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353149 INT The under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, Mark Lowcock, has warned that International aid agencies might lose the fight against the famine in Yemen. Russia, Turkey agree on borders of demilitarised zone in Syrian http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353148 INT Russia and Turkey have agreed on the borders of a demilitarised zone in northern Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said this after talks with his Bosnian counterpart Igor Crnadaksaid yesterday. US denounces China's "awful abuses" of Muslim Uighurs http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353147 INT US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday denounced the "awful abuses" of Muslim Uighurs detained in Chinese reeducation camps. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353146 INT Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Friday, after a trilateral summit with Russia about Syria, Khamenei's official website reported. Death toll rises to 131 in Tanzania ferry disaster http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353130 INT In Tanzania, the death toll climbed to 131 in Friday's ferry capsize in Lake Victoria. President John Magufuli has ordered the arrest of the management of the capsized ferry, MV Nyerere as the rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned. Russia warns US it is 'playing with fire' with sanctions http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353129 INT Moscow today said Washington's latest raft of anti-Russian sanctions that also target China undermined global stability, warning the United States against playing with fire. Former Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed says his side will not abstain from the election process http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353124 INT Former Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed has charged that Sunday's Presidential elections are already rigged by President Abdullah Yameen but his side will not abstain from the election process. Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang Dies at 61 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353118 INT Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang died at the military hospital in Hanoi today, the official Vietnam News Agency reported. Ghana: At least 34 people died in northern Ghana during flooding http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353106 INT In Ghana, at least 34 people have died in northern Ghana during flooding caused by heavy rains and waters spilling from a dam in neighbouring Burkina Faso 3 dead, 3 injured after woman opens fire in Maryland http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353101 INT In the United States , three people were killed and three others injured when a woman assailant opened fire today at a warehouse complex north of Baltimore city. ANI, WAM sign MoU to reinforce, develop bilateral cooperation in area of free news exchange http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353100 INT Asian News International, ANI and Emirates News Agency, WAM, the official news agency of the UAE government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to reinforce and develop bilateral cooperation in the area of the free news exchange. UAE re-affirms commitments to developing nuclear programme to highest safety standards http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353099 INT The UAE has re-affirmed its commitment to develop its national nuclear programme to the highest standards of safety, security, non-proliferation and transparency. At least 21 killed in massive landslide in Philippines http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353094 INT In Philippines, at least 21 people were killed in a massive landslide which buried dozens of homes near a central Cebu province today. 3rd edition of MahaBiz 2018 to be held in Dubai on 12th, 13th October http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353092 INT The 3rd edition of acclaimed International Business Conference ‘MahaBiz 2018’ will be held in Dubai on 12th and 13th October 2018. Navin Kumar appointed new Chief Commissioner of Nepal's Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353088 INT Navin Kumar Ghimire has been appointed new Chief Commissioner of Nepal's Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA). Boko Haram kills nine in Nigeria http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353085 INT In Nigeria, at least nine people were killed and nine others injured when Boko Haram fighters raided two villages in Maiduguri. US praises India for its counter terrorism actions; says Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammed & Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfits continue to pose regional threat http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353052 INT The Trump administration has praised India for its significant counter terrorism acts and said Pakistan-based militant groups continued their terror attacks in the country. PM Shinzo Abe re-elected as leader of Liberal Democratic Party, set to become Japan's longest- serving Premier http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353068 INT In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been re-elected as the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party. UN chief calls for concrete action to follow up on North Korea's commitment to close missile test site http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353072 INT UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for concrete action to follow up on North Korea's commitment to close a missile test site with international monitors present. Record number of 12 Indian-Americans in fray for Nov 6 mid-term Congressional elections http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353067 INT A record number of 12 Indian-Americans are in the fray for the November 6 mid-term Congressional elections.Three among them are women. 27 people drowned after river boat capsized in northern Democratic Republic Congo http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353066 INT At least 27 people were drowned after a river boat capsized in northern Democratic Republic Congo. Nawaz Sharif, family reach Lahore home after court reprieve http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353055 INT Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were brought to their home turf, Lahore, in a special plane after their release from prison in Islamabad, hours after the Islamabad High Court. Washington ready to begin negotiating immediately to achieve denuclearisation of North Korea: Mike Pompeo http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353061 INT US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Washington is ready to begin negotiating immediately to achieve the denuclearisation of North Korea by January 2021. Trump administration praises India for its significant counter terrorism actions http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353060 INT The Trump administration has praised India for its significant counter terrorism actions and said Pakistan-based militant groups continued their terror attacks in the country. America has made a lot of progress with respect to North Korea: US President Donald Trump http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353059 INT US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said America has made a lot of progress with respect to North Korea after he came to power and the two countries no longer seem to be going to a war as looked like before. Islamabad HC suspends sentences of Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar in Avenfield case http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353046 INT Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law have been granted bail in a corruption case. Thousands protest UN job cuts in Gaza http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353051 INT Thousands of employees of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees protested in Gaza today against forced redundancies as a result of US funding cuts. Nepal celebrates its Constitution Day http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353048 INT Nepal is celebrating its Constitution Day which is also known as the National Day. North Korea, Moon sign agreement on denuclearization http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353033 INT North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed an agreement on denuclearisation, reducing military tensions and defusing crisis on the peninsula in Pyongyang today. Malaysia's anti-graft agency arrests former leader Najib Razak http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353044 INT Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has arrested former Prime Minister Najib Razak over the multi-million-dollar looting of a state investment fund. China to penalize 60 billion of US imports in tit-for-tat move http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353039 INT The trade war of China and the United States intensified yesterday after Beijing added 60 billion dollars of United States products to its import tariff list in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s planned levies on 200 billion dollars worth of Chinese goods. Philippines death toll from Typhoon Mangkhut passes 80 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=352877 INT In the Philippines, the death toll from Typhoon Mangkhut has climbed to 81, authorities said today. Plane downed in Syria after chain of tragic accidental circumstances: Putin http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353018 INT Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the downing of a Russian military plane by Syrian air defences was the result of a tragic chain of circumstances. Eighteen fishermen killed off Yemen's Red Sea coast http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353029 INT A frigate attacked a fishing boat off Yemen’s Red Sea port of al-Khoukha, killing 18 fishermen yesterday. South Korean President Moon Jae-in holds talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353004 INT South Korean President Moon Jae-in is holding talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang today. Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearisation talks between North Korea and the United States. US-China trade war intensifies; President Trump orders additional 10 per cent tariff on 200 billion dollars worth of Chinese imports http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353000 INT The trade war between the US and China has intensified. US President Donald Trump has imposed an additional 10 per cent tariffs on about 200 billion dollar worth of Chinese imports. Collision between bus, fuel tanker kills 19 in Iran http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353005 INT At least 19 people were killed when a bus and a fuel tanker collided in central Iran, state television reported today.