Eight people killed in bomb blast by Taliban in Kandahar

Kandahar: At least eight people were killed in a bomb blast by Taliban on Sunday morning in the Maroof district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province.
Four Humvees detonated by Taliban suicide bombers during the attack, Tolo News cited the provincial police chief General Tadeen Khan said.
Khan said that security forces also suffered casualties. But he did not give details.
This comes a day after the US Special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad commenced the seventh round of peace talks to end 19-year of Afghan war.

Narendra Modi discusses counter terrorism, trade with Saudi Prince

Osaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held bilateral talks with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman and discussed deepening cooperation in trade and investment, energy security and counter-terrorism with the "invaluable strategic partner" in Osaka.
Modi, who is in Japan for the G20 Summit, met with the Saudi Prince on the margins of the summit after the informal BRICS leaders' meeting.

US missionaries seriously injured in Guatemala plane crash

Guatemala City: Guatemalan authorities and a US-based missionary group say a small plane has crashed in Guatemala, seriously injuring two American men on board.
Paradise Bound Ministries of Zeeland, Michigan, identifies the men as Luke Sullivan, its aviation director, and Bruce Van Fleet, a visiting missionary pilot.
Brad Lanser is president of the group's ministry board. He says the men are in serious condition.

Cyrus Poonawalla awarded Oxford's honorary degree

London: Cyrus Poonawalla, Founder and Chairman of the Serum Institute of India, received an honorary degree from the University of Oxford for his work in the field of life-saving vaccines and philanthropy.

Feisty Donald Trump sets tone as stormy G20 looms

Osaka: US President Donald Trump set the tone Thursday for what promises to be a stormy G20 summit by lashing out at friends and foes alike over trade tariffs and foreign policy.
The long-running US-China trade war looked set to dominate the two-day meeting of world leaders in Osaka from Friday but clashes also loomed over climate and hotspots including North Korea and Iran. On board Air Force One en route Japan, Trump fired off a characteristically bullish tweet, chiding long-standing ally India for "unacceptable" tariffs on American goods.