6 dead as avalanche buries Indian patrol on disputed glacier Nov 20, 2019 0 791 12345 Srinagar: An avalanche on Monday hit an Indian patrol in the world’s highest militarised zone in the Himalayas, killing four soldiers and two porters, an army spokesman said. The disaster was the latest on the Siachen Glacier at more than 5,000 metres that is claimed by India and rival Pakistan. Hundreds of troops from both sides have died in avalanches and fierce climate in the region over the past three decades. (AFP) POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Hong Kong university protesters defy surrender warnings Nov 20, 2019 0 457 Trump’s demand for Biden probe was improper, says top White House Ukraine expert Nov 20, 2019 0 1130 24 Mali soldiers, 17 militants die in clashes Nov 20, 2019 0 859 US vows more support for Philippines amid tensions in South China Sea DPA Manila US Defence Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday vowed more support for the Philippines in efforts to modernise the country’s military and improve maritime security as tensions build over the disputed South China .. Sri Lanka’s new president Rajapaksa to visit India for talks with PM Modi Colombo: India’s foreign minister arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday and announced that new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to visit New Delhi next week. Subrahmanyam .. Pakistan’s ailing ex-PM Sharif flown by air ambulance to London Lahore: Pakistan’s ailing ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif left by air ambulance on Tuesday for London, where he is due to receive medical treatment after battling the government for permission to travel, his doctor and .. Swedish prosecutor drops Julian Assange rape investigation Stockholm: Swedish prosecutors said on Tuesday they have dropped their investigation into jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation, even though they found the plaintiff’s claim .. Spain court convicts 19 former ruling party officials in graft case Seville: A court in Spain on Tuesday convicted 19 former top officials from the ruling Socialists in Andalusia of graft for their role in one of the biggest corruption cases in the country’s modern history. The 19 were .. Johnson, Corbyn spar online ahead of first TV election duel London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sparred online on Tuesday ahead of their first televised head-to-head debate before a general election on December 12. Johnson .. President Zelensky says Ukraine getting ‘tired’ of Trump scandal Kiev: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday that his country is “tired” of questions related to the Trump scandal, amid a critical week of public impeachment hearings in Washington. “We have our .. White House welcomes release of two Western hostages in Afghanistan AFP Washington The White Hous e on Tuesday welcomed the release of an American and an Australian hostage in Afghanistan, saying both men had been “successfully recovered” and were receiving US medical care. “We pray for ..