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  • Iran sacks chiefs of 4 major commercial banks over high salaries.

    The Saderat, Mellat and Mehr Iran bank chiefs have been replaced and that the chief of the Refah bank was replaced earlier in the week.. The development comes after Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamen...

    World 2016-07-01 03:56:54

    UN Syria envoy to meet with US security officials this week.

    De Mistura and the officials will talk about their "efforts to reduce indiscriminate violence against civilians in Syria.".

    The United Nations envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, will meet with senio...

    World 2016-07-01 01:21:57

    Former London mayor Boris Johnson rules out bid to be next British PM.

    Boris Johnson said having consulted colleagues and "in view of the circumstances in parliament," he had concluded he could not be the next Conservative leader after Cameron. . FILE – In this Friday, June 24, ...

    World 2016-06-30 16:43:54

    Kabul blast: At least 40 cops killed in suicide bombing attack on police convoy.

    Local media reports say that Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.. Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 30, 2016. An Afgha...

    World 2016-06-30 14:27:32

    North Koreas parliament awards Kim Jong Un a new top-post.

    Kim was made chairman of the State Affairs Commission, a new body established under a revised constitution adopted by the parliament and which replaces the powerful National Defence Commission. . His full title is ...

    World 2016-06-30 08:31:02

    Mutilated body parts wash ashore next to Rio Olympic venue.

    It was unclear Wednesday afternoon what conditions may have led to the mutilated body but a policeman standing guard by a security perimeter confirmed its existence..

     

    Copacabana Beach in Rio de Jan...

    World 2016-06-30 01:33:57

    Istanbul airport blast: At least 41 dead, 239 wounded.

    A Turkish official said authorities are going through surveillance footage and interviewing witnesses to establish a preliminary timeline and details of the attack. Istanbul attack: A worker cleans at an entrance o...

    World 2016-06-29 16:51:18

    Sanders seeks money from donors to fund delegates trip.

    Sanders said that the trip was cost $4000 per delegate and sought a contribution of $2.7 from his supporters.. Sanders said that his delegates were not wealthy enough to afford to stay in expensive Philadelphia. Fi...

    World 2016-06-29 11:09:45

    WATCH: CCTV footage shows blast at Istanbul airport.

    36 people have been killed in the blast and more than 140 have been wounded. Scene from outside Istanbul’s Ataturk airport after the attack

    Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport was rocked by thr...

    World 2016-06-29 10:39:24

    Twitter video shows suspected bomber being shot before detonating himself.

    Istanbul airport attack: At least 36 people have been killed in the deadliest attack on the airport in Turkey. Turkish police secure the entrance to Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, early Wednesday, June 29, 2016....

    World 2016-06-29 07:59:20

    Suspected ISIS bombers kill 36 people in attack on Istanbuls Ataturk airport, no Indians among victims.

    Istanbul Airport Attack: Another Turkish official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the attackers detonated the explosives at the entrance of the international terminal before entering the x-ray security ch...

    World 2016-06-29 01:06:50

    Panama Papers: Pak PM Nawaz Sharifproposes probe in parliament, Opposition walks out.

    Sharif asked the opposition and other lawmakers to help form a parliamentary commission.. The opposition has seized on the Panama Papers scandal as a fresh opportunity to try to unseat Nawaz Sharif.

    Pakistan Pr...

    World 2016-05-16 21:29:14

    VIDEO: Plane crash caught on skydivers GoPro.

    The plane, carrying 17 skydivers from Lodi airport, developed a snag just minutes after take-off. . The plane’s engine developed a snag just minutes after take-off, carrying 17 sky divers from Lodi airport. (...

    World 2016-05-16 09:55:11

    Conflict Watch: From Syria to Afghanistan, all you need to know about the week that was.

    Three suicide bombings claimed by Islamic State across Baghdad killed at least 80 people last Wednesday, Iraqi police and hospital sources said, in the deadliest attacks in the Iraqi capital this year. . People rea...

    World 2016-05-16 02:53:46

    Heroic Titanic seaman gets grave stone decades after death.

    Robert Hopkins had helped prevent the additional loss of life in the sinking of the Titanic. This undated photo provided by Virginia Hopkins and the Titanic International Society shows Titanic seaman Robert John Ho...

    World 2016-05-15 10:09:36

    German govt plans to spend 93.6 bn euros on refugees by end 2020: report.

    Officials based their estimates on 600,000 migrants arriving this year, 400,000 next year and 300,000 in each of the following years, the report said.

     

    German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel said t...

    World 2016-05-14 17:25:46

    Gun, grenade and bomb attack kills 16 north of Baghdad.

    At least 16 people were killed and 30 wounded, including several members of the security forces, in the attack in the town of Balad and the ensuing chase, they said.. Balad town, Iraq. (Source: Google Maps)

    Gun...

    World 2016-05-13 18:40:19

    Hezbollah top commander Mustafa Badreddine killed in Israeli airstrikes.

    "He took part in most of the operations of the Islamic resistance since 1982," Hezbollah said in a statement.. Top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine is seen in this handout picture released by Hezbollah Media ...

    World 2016-05-13 09:00:54

    Turkey has met 72 criteria on visa deal, no change on terror law: EU minister.

    It was unacceptable for Turkey if the deal was postponed unfairly.. Turkey’s next steps would be decided in line with instructions from President Tayyip Erdogan. (File/Reuters)

    Turkey has fufilled the req...

    World 2016-05-12 14:29:31

    Frances Sapin says Brexit would be a shock for EU economies.

    "It would be a shock for the rest of Europe, for the European economies, which are showing signs of recovery," Sapin said. .

     

    Elizabeth Tower, which houses the Big Ben bell, at the Houses of Parliam...

    World 2016-05-12 13:27:35

    Strong quake strikes northeast Taiwan, shakes buildings in capital.

    There were no immediate reports of injuries, collapsed buildings or other damage..

     

    The quake was centred 14 km (nine miles) northeast of the coastal town of Su-ao, the U.S. Geological Survey said. ...

    World 2016-05-12 10:31:04

    Stakes too high to take this US election lightly: White House.

    "So, the stakes of this election are high. The President (Barack Obama) believes that the outcome is critically important," Earnest said. . Donald Trump (left) and Hillary Clinton won the New York primary for their...

    World 2016-05-12 08:58:53

    Queen Elizabeth heard calling Chinese officials very rude.

    Under her constitutional role, the 90-year-old monarch never makes any politically or diplomatically sensitive comments in public.. In image made from pool video, Queen Elizabeth II speaks with Metropolitan Police ...

    World 2016-05-11 14:28:45

    Munich: 1 killed, 3 wounded in alleged Islamist attack.

    Police were checking witness statements that the man shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is Great) during the attack, Bayerischer Rundfunk reported..

    A man killed one person and wounded three others in a kni...

    World 2016-05-10 12:18:58

    Rodrigo Duterte vows crackdown against crime; N Koreas Kim presides over mass rally: Top news today.

    Catch the latest news from the world in a one-minute read. . Rodrigo Duterte gestures during his second news conference after voting in a polling precinct at Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School, Matina distric...

    World 2016-05-10 11:59:31

    Nepal rubbishes rumours that it was expelling Indian envoy Ranjit Rae.

    "Some media speculation regarding Nepal government mulling expulsion of Indian Ambassador Rae is baseless and is aimed at damaging Nepal-India relations, " Thappa said in a statement on Sunday.. “Some media s...

    World 2016-05-09 11:51:46

    China: Fishing boat, cargo ship collision leaves two dead, 17 missing.

    China National Radio said that it had hit Maltese cargo ship Catalina, a 40,485 ton bulk carrier, which has continued sailing. . Chinese media however, did not specify where in the East China Sea the collision happ...

    World 2016-05-07 16:30:22

    Aghanistan: Roadside bomb kills 4 children from same family.

    Wazir Mohammad Jawadi, a district administrator, said another child from the same family was wounded in the blast, which took place late Friday.. Afghanistan is inundated with mines and other explosives left over f...

    World 2016-05-07 15:14:06

    Pakistani bus drivers son Sadiq Khan is new mayor of London.

    It marks the return of Labour rule to the British capital after eight years of Conservatives in power. It is believed that the high turnout helped Khan after 45 per cent of Londoners came out to vote yesterday and ...

    World 2016-05-07 07:52:39

    Watch | Turkey: Assailant tries to shoot prominent journalist outside court; attacker held.

    Can Dundar and Erdem Gul, his Ankara bureau chief, are charged with revealing state secrets over a story accusing thegovernment of seeking to illicitly deliver arms bound for Syria.. Turkish journalist Can Dundar w...

    World 2016-05-06 21:48:24

    Panama Papers source writes: The revolution will be digitized.

    John Doe writes about how his repeated requests to the media to investigate the documents went largely ignored and why Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca and its clients must answer for their "crimes".. The Indi...

    World 2016-05-06 20:30:56

    38 civilians dead in attacks in Syrias Aleppo: monitor.

    Rebel rocket and artillery fire on government-held neighbourhoods killed 18 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.. Syria’s Aleppo.

    At least 38 civilians were killed and dozens more woun...

    World 2016-04-28 17:18:44

    Apple employee found dead at companys headquarters.

    The unidentified victim was found in a conference room on the campus with a gun near his body.. A Santa Clara County Sheriff’s vehicle parked outside the company building. (Photo Reuters)

    An employee of A...

    World 2016-04-28 10:20:39

    U.S. begins F-22 fighter deployment to reassure NATO allies facing Russia.

    The United States has deployed 12 F-22s, which are almost impossible to detect on radar and so advanced that the U.S. Congress has banned Lockheed Martin from selling them abroad. .

     

    One of four U.S...

    World 2016-04-25 17:35:41

    Afghanistan president calls on Pakistan to battle Taliban.

    Afghan officials have long accused Pakistan of turning a blind eye to the Taliban.. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 31...

    World 2016-04-25 16:26:44

    Hillary Clinton campaign slams Trump for mocking Indians; Obama to send 250 troops to Syria: Top news today.

    Catch all the latest news from around the world in a one-minute read. . U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gives a thumbs-up as she takes the stage at her campaign rally in West Palm Beach, Flor...

    World 2016-04-25 12:20:56

    Nepal earthquake: A year later, looking back how the country fought against all odds.

    As Nepal tries to get back on its feet after the devastating earthquake, we look back how the disaster struck the country, the rescue operations that followed and the horrific and some happy life-changing experienc...

    World 2016-04-25 06:35:06

    China arrests 62 people in biggest telecom fraud.

    Police said the fraud was masterminded by Taiwanese who recruited people from the Chinese mainland to make fraudulent phone calls from Uganda.. China police. (Source: Reuters/File)

    In its biggest telecom fraud ...

    World 2016-04-24 15:27:52

    Nepal remembers its 9,000 dead, and a promise lost in shifting priorities.

    With an estimated 9 lakh families affected by the earthquakes, the problems of an overwhelmed country have compounded in the last one year.. The start of commemorative events in Kathmandu to remember those who died...

    World 2016-04-24 03:57:02

    Ground Zero: Back to Nepal, a year after earthquake.

    On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake followed by powerful aftershocks had hit Nepal, leaving 8,891 dead and destroying more than 6 lakh houses. A year later, people still living in tents and a country stru...

    World 2016-04-24 00:44:24

    Syrian government bombing kills 13 near Damascus.

    The death toll is expected to rise because more than 22 others are injured.. Photo for representational purpose

    The Syrian observatory for Human Rights said 13 people were killed in the town of Douma, east of t...

    World 2016-04-23 16:10:04

    Friday night shootings in Georgia leave five dead.

    Georgia polices say a man suspected in two shootings that left five people dead has been found dead with what appears a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Columbia County Sheriff deputies investigate the scene of a shoo...

    World 2016-04-23 12:09:54

    Pet dog fatally mauls 3-day-old baby, autopsy underway.

    The parents were in bed watching TV with their newborn son and dog when the incident happened. This photo provided by the San Diego County Department of Animal Services shows a male American Staffordshire terrier-m...

    World 2016-04-23 10:27:22

    Panama raids warehouse of Mossack Fonseca the company at heart of documents leak.

    The leak known as the "Panama Papers' encompassed millions of documents related to shell companies and offshore accounts set up by Mossack Fonseca for wealthy and powerful clients around the world. Police officers ...

    World 2016-04-23 08:43:03

    Veteran Nepal editor Kanak Mani Dixit is arrested by anti-graft body.

    Dixit, 60, had been ignoring summons by the constitutional anti-graft body and was "on the run", according to the CIAA.. Dixit, 60, had been ignoring summons by the constitutional anti-graft body and was “on ...

    World 2016-04-23 02:30:15

    Chemical blast rocks eastern Chinese city.

    The latest accident was at the premises of a company called Jiangsu Deqiao Storage, which is authorised to keep hazardous chemicals, reports said.. The Jingjiang government said on its verified microblog that the f...

    World 2016-04-22 12:42:14

    ISIS may be linked to gurudwara attack in Germany, say reports.

    One of the two men identified by police as Yusuf T, an ISIS sympathiser, is now treated by investigators as the main suspect in the attack, ARD TV network reported.. Police officers stand in front of a Sikh temple ...

    World 2016-04-21 21:22:22

    Pakistan Army chief axes 11 officers, including two generals, on graft charges.

    A Lieutenant General, one Major General, five Brigadiers, three Colonels and one Major were dismissed by the Army Chief on corruption charges, security officials said.. Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif. (S...

    World 2016-04-21 18:21:23

    At least 13 killed in blast at Pemex plant in southeast Mexico oil hub.

    In a post on Twitter, Puente said 13 people have so far died in the explosion, which sent a huge, dark plume of smoke billowing into the sky. . Blast site near the port of Coatzacoalcos. (Source: Twitter/@LUISFELIP...

    World 2016-04-21 17:55:05

    US man ordered 80 hours of community service at Gurdwara he vandalised.

    Deputy District Attorney Jess Rodriguez told the judge that temple leaders had agreed to allow Durazo to work there for his community service.. Gurdwara Singh Sabha at Buena Park, Los Angeles (Source: Google Maps) ...

    World 2016-04-21 14:28:34

    Beacons and gun salutes as Britains Queen Elizabeth turns 90.

    There will also be artillery gun salutes in the British capital at Hyde Park and the Tower of London, while parliament will be illuminated red, white and blue.. Windsor ; Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II meets yo...

    World 2016-04-21 08:50:48

    US top court says Iran must pay $2 billion to terror victims.

    In a 6-2 ruling, the court upheld a 2012 federal law over the distribution of Iranian bank assets, finding that the US Congress had not usurped the authority of lower courts in passing the legislation.. More than 1...

    World 2016-04-20 20:58:30

    Witnesses tell UNHCR about 500 dead in Mediterranean shipwreck.

    Survivors from Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt described seeing "a large shipwreck that took place in the Mediterranean Sea claiming the lives of approximately 500 people". . In this photo taken on Sunday, April...

    World 2016-04-20 18:27:00

    Panama Papers: Sifting through the coverage across the world.

    With over 2.6 TB of data leaked, newsrooms across the country picked up what is being seen as the biggest-ever data leak in history, 1500 times the size of WikiLeaks. Here are just some of the headlines from across...

    World 2016-04-06 12:38:59

    Video shows Russian helicopters allegedly pounding IS positions in Syrias Homs.

    In a video filmed on Tuesday, Russian helicopters are allegedly shown pounding Islamic State targets with missiles in Homs province. . A man breaks down after Syrian army’s barrel bombs hit his house in Alepp...

    World 2016-04-06 11:35:43

    UN responds to PM Modis criticm by defending its stance against terrorism.

    "We certainly are trying to take a responsible attitude in terms of dealing with terrorism and the spectre ofterrorism worldwide," said Ban Ki-moon.. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Reuters photo

    ...

    World 2016-04-06 10:14:43

    Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders win Wisconsin primary; UN says some forced to eat grass in Syria: Top stories today.

    Catch all the latest news from the world in a one-minute read. . Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves to supporters at a rally at the Yakima Valley SunDome Thursday, March 24, 2016, i...

    World 2016-04-06 09:34:23

    US man leaves baby in car to enjoy strip club, faces 6 years in prison.

    Los Angeles district attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement that Auwin Dargin, 24, had been charged with child abuse. .

    A California man is facing up to six years in prison for leaving his nine-month-old bab...

    World 2016-04-06 08:51:51

    Panama papers: Credit Suisse, HSBC deny role in tax avoidance net.

    “The allegations are historical, in some cases dating back 20 years, predating our significant, well-publicised reforms implemented over the last few years”Gareth Hewett, HSBC spokesman . HSBC alone acc...

    World 2016-04-06 03:31:25

    Panama Papers: Nawaz Sharif forms high-level probe panel.

    Sharif also challenged all those hurling allegations against him and his family to present evidence of any financial wrongdoing before the commission.. Addressing the nation, Nawaz Sharif announced formation of the...

    World 2016-04-06 03:07:59

    Mossack fonsecas bag of tricks: Spies, deals hidden in plain sight.

    Firm helps CIA operatives and other characters from the world of espionage set up offshore companies to obscure their dealings.. According to a US Senate report written by John Kerry, Adnan Khashoggi (above) played...

    World 2016-04-06 03:06:57

    Iceland PM Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson resigns in first casualty in the wake of Panama Papers.

    The documents from Mossack Fonseca, the Panamanian law firm at the center of the leaks, allege Gunnlaugsson hid millions of dollars of investments in his country’s banks in an offshore company. . Sigmundur Gu...

    World 2016-04-06 03:00:44

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    This video, released by Süddeutsche Zeitung, shows how the source revealed the information to the German daily. . Till date, the news organisation has no link to who the source is and how he obtained the infor...

    World 2016-04-05 18:06:29

    After Panama documents leak, German minister announces new rules against offshore companies.

    The leak of the "Panama Papers" - four decades worth of documents from a Panamanian law firm that set up offshore companies - has triggered renewed calls for tougher action against tax abuse.. Germany Justice Minis...

    World 2016-04-05 17:01:11

    Islamic State claims to have launched police forensics division.

    The terror group through a picture essay showed it has opened an "Islamic State Police Forensics Department" in al Furat Province, Iraq.. (Photo for representational purpose only)

    The Islamic State has claimed ...

    World 2016-04-05 16:45:25

    Its on the frontpage because its Panama: Mossack Fonseca co-founder.

    Panama cemented its status as a money laundering center in the 1980s, when dictator Gen. Manuel Noriega rolled out the red carpet to Colombian drug cartels.. A still image from a video footage show Ramon Fonseca, t...

    World 2016-04-05 15:31:30

    Suicide bomber kills at least 6 in eastern Afghanistan.

    "Six civilians have been killed and another 22 injured. There is only one policeman among the wounded." Waheed Sediqqi, a spokesman for the provincial governor said. . The incident occurred in Parwan province, nort...

    World 2016-04-05 14:43:50

    South Africas Zuma faces impeachment move in parliament.

    Zuma will almost certainly survive the impeachment vote, which requires a two-thirds majority, as his ruling African National Congress holds an overwhelming number of seats.. South African President Jacob Zuma. (RE...

    World 2016-04-05 12:54:15

    China limits coverage of Panama Papers leaks; IS used mustard gas in attack on Syria airport: Top stories today.

    Catch up with the latest of what’s making news this Tuesday. . Panama Papers: The state prosecutor’s office in Panama has said it will launch an investigation into revelations contained in a massive dat...

    World 2016-04-05 09:27:45

    US says reviewing Panama papers.

    Panama Papers: "We are aware of the reports and are reviewing them," US Justice Department spokesman Peter Carr said.. Panama papers: “We are aware of the reports and are reviewing them,” US Justice Dep...

    World 2016-04-05 07:48:58

    Panama Papers: Probes launched as leaders face heat over leaks.

    Australia, Austria, France, Sweden and the Netherlands were among countries which said they had begun investigating the allegations, based on documents from Mossack Fonseca.. The head of Mossack Fonseca, Ramon Fons...

    World 2016-04-05 02:00:37

    Panama Papers: HSBC, UBS, Credit Suisse, other banks helped wealthy hide assets.

    More than 500 banks, their subsidiaries and branches registered nearly 15,600 shell companies with Mossack Fonseca.. HSBC alone accounts for more than 2,300 shell companies.

    Written: Ryan Chittum, Cécile S...

    World 2016-04-05 02:00:19

    Iceland PM urged to resign after Panama Papers leak.

    More than 16,000 Icelanders have also signed a petition demanding his resignation, while the opposition has said it will seek a vote of no confidence in parliament, likely to be held this week.. FILE – This i...

    World 2016-04-04 17:36:47

    Panama Papers leak: Australia, New Zealand tax authorities order probe.

    The Australian Tax Office (ATO) said on Monday it is investigating more than 800 wealthy clients of Mossack Fonseca.. The leak involves more than 11.5 million documents from the files of law firm Mossack Fonseca, b...

    World 2016-04-04 14:09:49

    #PanamaPapers: A day before, Mossack Fonseca warned clients, now says expos attack on country.

    The biggest till date, the #PanamaPapers has seen the leak of over 11 million documents of the law firm, which features over 500 Indians linked to offshore firms.. Mossack Fonseca & Co warned its clients that r...

    World 2016-04-04 13:27:22

    Panama Papers: Inside the offshore factory of Mossack Secret Fonseca.

    How a law firm in Panama City weaves, for a fee, a tangled web to deceive regulators worldwide for the global high and mighty . The Mossack Fonseca office in Panama City. The law firm is one of the world’s to...

    World 2016-04-04 03:00:48

    In oil-for-food shadow, Benazir Bhutto set up a firm too.

    A committee set up by the United Nations under former head of US federal reserves Paul Volker found in 2005 that Petrofine FZC paid US$ 2 million commission to the regime of Saddam Hussein to win oil contracts wort...

    World 2016-04-03 23:48:10

    Panama Papers: A clandestine network and $2 billion trail leading to Vladimir Putin.

    Vladimir Putin’s close friends are players in a clandestine network that has shuffled at least $2 billion through banks and offshore companies.. Arkady Rotenberg with his close friend, the Russian President V...

    World 2016-04-03 23:31:15

    As Iceland collapsed, its PM Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson parked money in offshore firm.

    Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson came to power after the country’s financial collapse while hiding his offshore holdings of millions in bonds from Icelandic banks.. Gunnlaugsson rose to power on a wave of anti-bank ang...

    World 2016-04-03 23:30:10

    Belgium: Speeding car hits woman during anti-Islam protests in Molenbeek.

    Police said a number of extreme-right protesters did arrive in Molenbeek. At least seven were detained.. Belgian police point their guns at a car driving towards a police road block before it hit and injured a woma...

    World 2016-04-03 08:27:21

    Palmyra: Mass grave found with beheaded women, children.

    The communal grave, on the north-eastern edge of Palmyra, is the only one found so far in the city by the Syrian forces. The ancient city of Palmyra in the picture above. News agency SANA said the grave, which cont...

    World 2016-04-02 18:07:00

    Putin calls for immediate ceasefire along Karabakh frontline.

    Putin called for an immediate cessation of fighting along the front line of Nagorny Karabakh. . Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for an immediate end to fight...

    World 2016-04-02 16:36:32

    Now, Donald Trump says abortion laws shouldnt be changed.

    Donald Trump declined to say whether he thinks abortion is murder.. The most Donald Trump would say is that he does not disagree with those who see abortion as murder.

    Donald Trump now says abortion laws should...

    World 2016-04-02 07:31:32

    This is how Syrian Army is clearing mines in Palmyra after liberation from IS.

    This video shows Syria Army soldiers de-mining and clearing the landmine-laden city after the IS was expelled from here on March 27.. Syrian troops captured the town from IS fighters on March 27 after three weeks o...

    World 2016-04-01 17:58:25

    Pak says its nuclear programme modest compared to India.

    Pakistan has a modest nuclear programme with "full ownership of its people, essentially for its defence and not to threaten anyone," Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhary told reporters..

     

    “Pakist...

    World 2016-04-01 17:18:14

    Hours after nuclear summit warning, North Korea test-fires another missile.

    The launch comes hours after US President Barack Obama joined South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowing to add pressure on the North for its recent activities.. Leader Kim J...

    World 2016-04-01 10:43:08

    Turkey blast: Four killed, 14 wounded in car bomb attack in Diyarbakir, say reports.

    Broadcaster Haberturk TV said the blast hit near a bus station in the city, the largest in the mainly Kurdish southeast. Ambulances rushed to the scene, Haberturk said. . Turkey blast: Broadcaster Haberturk TV said...

    World 2016-03-31 20:50:31

    Plane crash in China, 2 killed.

    Local government said the crash happened around 10:30 am..

    Two persons were on Wednesday killed when their plane crashed in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province.

    Local government said the crash ha...

    World 2016-03-30 16:11:41

    EgyptAir plane hijacker arrested, all hostages safe.

    Flight MS181 took off from the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria en route to Cairo with at least 55 passengers, including 26 foreigners, and a seven-member crew.. Passengers, or crew members, leave the hijac...

    World 2016-03-29 16:16:44

    EgyptAir hijack LIVE: Hijacker arrested, all hostages escape safely.

    EgyptAir aircraft hijack: The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation reported that 55 people were on board, with a crew of 7. . EgyptAir hijack: A bus carrying some passengers from the hijacked EgyptAir aircraft drives by...

    World 2016-03-29 12:10:37

    Indian scientists from MIT, Harvard develop technology for effective cancer treatment.

    The technology developed by the group can be used for monitoring the effectiveness of immunotherapy, a report said.. Using a nanoparticle that delivers a drug and then fluoresces green when cancer cells begin dying...

    World 2016-03-29 09:50:21

    Lahore blast: Taliban faction claims responsibility, over 72 killed.

    An emergency has been declared at all government hospitals in the city, and a heavy contingent of police hascordoned off the area.. Security officials gather at the site of a suicide blast outside Gulshan-e-Iqbal p...

    World 2016-03-28 02:01:47

    Israeli Prime Minister defends military after shooting, calls criticism outrageous.

    The military has arrested a soldier and opened an investigation into what it said appeared to be a "grave breach" of its values.. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Source: AP photo)

    Israeli Prime Mini...

    World 2016-03-27 16:39:47

    Syria forces retake Palmyra in major victory over Islamic State.

    Islamic State fighters have been driven out from the historic central town of Palmyra.. In this photo released on Thursday, March 24, 2016, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian government soldier takes...

    World 2016-03-27 12:20:49

    Belgian nuclear plant guard shot dead, prosecutor rules out militant link.

    The report stokes fears about the possibility that militants are seeking to get hold of nuclear material or planning to attack a nuclear site.. Charleroi region of Belgium. (Source: Google Maps)

    Two days after ...

    World 2016-03-26 16:20:42

    VIDEO: Little bird steals the show at Sanders rally in hip Portland.

    The video of Sanders and his feathered friend went viral on social media, with the hashtag #BirdieSanders.. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., smiles as a bird lands on his podium as he s...

    World 2016-03-26 14:20:56

    US polls: Bernie Sanders presses Clinton as three western states vote today.

    Clinton has a commanding lead in the delegate race: 1711, including super-delegates who are un-elected by voters, compared to 951 for Sanders.. Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders. (AP Photo/Wilf...

    World 2016-03-26 12:40:53

    Donations scandal another headache for Australian PM Turnbull.

    Turnbull faced calls on Saturday to dismiss Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos over donations made to the ruling NSW state branch.. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. (AP Photo)

    Prime Minister Malcolm ...

    World 2016-03-26 12:24:36

    Yoga to be a part of final Easter celebrations of Obama administration in White House.

    A "Yoga Garden" is one of the 10 different zones that has been created for the event for which some 35,000 tickets have been issued.. New Delhi: Participants of the International Yoga Day during the full dress rehe...

    World 2016-03-26 07:35:12

    At least 12 Portuguese killed in bus crash in central France.

    The interior and transport ministries said the crash occurred early Friday on a national road in the Allier region and near the small town of Montbeugny, which is just over 300 kilometers (185 miles) from Paris.. M...

    World 2016-03-25 16:11:29

    Ted Cruz-Donald Trump spat over wives takes nastier turn.

    Trump was set off this week when a group that opposes him released an ad before the Utah presidential contest raising questions about the propriety of Melania Trump becoming first lady. . US presidential elections ...

    World 2016-03-25 12:26:54

    Brussels attacks: Belgium police arrests 6 people, at least 2 suspects still at large.

    At least two men identified by police from surveillance footage at the airport and metro station where the attacks took place are still at large.. A masked Belgian police officer takes part in police operations in ...

    World 2016-03-25 07:46:30

    Only Muslim lawyers in Malaysian Sharia courts.

    Court of Appeal held that the rules for Sharia lawyers mandating that only Muslims can be admitted as Sharia lawyers did not contravene the Federal Constitution governing equality, liberty and right to form associa...

    World 2016-03-24 19:09:58

    Vietnam vexed over Taiwans worthless media trip to South China Sea island.

      Vietnam rebuked Taiwan on Thursday for taking journalists to a disputed South China Sea island, saying the trip was “illegal and worthless” and against the international community’s wishes....

    World 2016-03-24 16:33:37

    Malaysian police arrests 13 people with possible links to Islamic State.

    The Malaysian police also confiscated IS-linked documents during the raid. The Islamic State flag.

    Malaysian authorities have arrested 13 people believed to be part of cells linked to Islamic State (IS), the in...

    World 2016-03-24 13:45:27

    Watch: When in Agrentina, even the Obamas tango.

    The US president and first lady Michelle Obama were attending a state dinner in the Argentine capital Wednesday evening when they were pulled abruptly onto the dance floor. Barack Obama dances tango during a state ...

    World 2016-03-24 13:18:46

    Brussels police find 15kg of high explosives after attacks.

    Brussels prosecutor said police also found 150 litres of acetone, detonators, bags filled with nails plus other equipment used to make bombs.. Brussels prosecutor said police also found 150 litres of acetone, deton...

    World 2016-03-23 20:22:52

    Brussels terror attack suspect not arrested: Belgian media.

    Police were hunting Najim Laachraoui as a man seen with suspected suicide bombers at Brussels airport. . In this image provided by the Belgian Federal Police in Brussels on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 of three men who...

    World 2016-03-23 15:40:06

    Brussels attack: Donald Trump calls for increased surveillance of mosques in US.

    Donald Trump said authorities "should be able to do whatever they have to do" to gain information in an effort to thwart future attacks.. Trump also called for increased law enforcement surveillance of mosques in t...

    World 2016-03-23 08:13:13

    Brussels attacks: Belgian Police on manhunt for suspected bomber, release picture.

    ISIS claims responsibility, blasts come days after arrest of suspect in Paris terror attack.. People display a solidarity banner in Brussels following bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. Banner reads...

    World 2016-03-23 04:30:38

    Brussels suicide blasts: Two Jet Airways crew members among injured.

    Jet Airways guests in Brussels have been re-located to a safe location by the Brussels Airport authorities.. Emergency personnel are seen at the scene of a blast outside a metro station in Brussels. REUTERS/Reuters...

    World 2016-03-23 03:51:14

    Brussels terror attack: How the events unfolded.

    A string of explosions rocked Brussels airport and a city metro station today, killing at least 21 people in apparently coordinated attacks, officials said. Two explosions targeted the main hall of Zaventem Airport...

    World 2016-03-22 17:30:20

    Bangladesh: 68-year-old Christian convert hacked to death.

    Hossain Ali was a freedom fighter and former inspector of family planning.. Photo for representational purpose.

    A 68-year-old Christian convert was hacked to death in Bangladesh on Tuesday by three motorbike-bo...

    World 2016-03-22 17:15:03

    Brussels terror attack: Heres what we know so far.

    Belgium blasts: There has been a high state of alert across western Europe for fear of militant attacks backed by Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the Paris attack.. People leave the scene of explosi...

    World 2016-03-22 15:54:47

    Brussels blasts come days after arrest of Paris terror attack suspect.

    Video showed devastation inside the departure hall with ceiling tiles and glass scattered across the floor.. People display a solidarity banner in Brussels following bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 201...

    World 2016-03-22 14:35:26

    Watch: Brussels explosions leave several dead.

    The blasts occurred four days after the arrest in Brussels of a suspected participant in November militant attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. . People seen running away from Brussels airport after two explosi...

    World 2016-03-22 13:35:31

    Myanmars Aung San Suu Kyi set to steer cabinet as minister.

    The list only contains the names, and their ministries will be decided later.. The list only contains the names, including National League for Democracy Party leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s. (File/Reuters)

    Mya...

    World 2016-03-22 10:29:30

    Military helicopter crashes in Indonesia, kills 12 aboard.

    Rescuers spotted the wreckage of the burning helicopter in a remote area of neighboring Kasiguncu village. They rushed to the scene and pulled 12 bodies from the debris, including a district military chief.. Rescue...

    World 2016-03-20 21:47:46

    Obamas historic Cuba visit: A look at steps taken to ease restrictions.

    Though his visit will be one of the most visible symbols of the new approach, Obama has been rolling back restrictions on Cuba.. A poster features portraits of Cuba’s President Raul Castro, left, and US Presi...

    World 2016-03-20 13:50:28

    Salah Abdeslam wanted to blow himself up in Paris, but backed out: Prosecutor.

    French President Francois Hollande made it clear he wanted Abdeslam back in Paris, the city he fled after the November carnage.. Europe’s most wanted fugitive Salah Abdeslam was arrested after raid in Brussel...

    World 2016-03-20 10:31:12

    Brazil plane crash: ex-CEO of mining giant Vale, Roger Agnelli among seven dead.

    A pilot and six passengers, including ex-Vale CEO Roger Agnelli, his wife and two children, were on board the plane when it crashed. All died.. The 56-year-old Agnelli headed Vale for a decade ending in 2011. (File...

    World 2016-03-20 09:05:27

    Lights out: Cities mark the 10th annual Earth Hour.

    In Seoul, the glass-covered City Hall was among several public buildings where officials switched off the lights inside and out. .

    Cities around Asia were turning out the lights Saturday evening to mark the 10t...

    World 2016-03-19 20:11:24

    Istanbul suicide attack: 5 killed, several wounded in citys shopping district.

    The explosion hit Istiklal Street, a wide boulevard closed to traffic that is lined with international stores and shopping centres, just a few hundred metres from an area where police buses are usually parked, a Re...

    World 2016-03-19 15:51:43

    Russia plane crash: 61 killed onboard flydubai jet in Rostov-on-Don.

    The plane was making its second attempt to land in bad weather when it missed the runway, erupting in a huge fireball as it crashed.. Russian Emergency Situations Ministry employees and police officers are seen as ...

    World 2016-03-19 11:08:46

    Flydubai plane crash: All 62 people on board killed, company CEO says pilots were quite experienced.

    Russia: A Flydubai plane crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don killing all passengers on board.. Flydubai crash: The plane hit the ground a few hundred metres (yards) from the runaway as it was maki...

    World 2016-03-19 07:59:00

    Yellow fever outbreak in Angola: Death toll rises to 158.

    There has also been an increase in malaria, cholera and chronic diarrhoea in Luanda and other cities, partly due to a breakdown in sanitation services and rubbish collection, health officials say.. There has also b...

    World 2016-03-18 13:12:58

    President Barack Obama asks Democratic donors to support Hillary Clinton.

    Obama made the "unusually candid remarks" during a top Democratic fund raiser in Austin, Texas last week.. US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at her campaign rally in West Palm Beach, Florida Marc...

    World 2016-03-18 11:07:57

    To check Trump rise, Republicans ask party candidates to unite against him.

    The group released a statement after roughly four hours behind closed doors calling for a "unity ticket that unites the Republican Party.". US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Tampa, Florida, March...

    World 2016-03-18 09:05:38

    EU signs off on joint plan to send thousands of migrants back to Turkey.

    The EU has turned to Turkey hoping to stem the flow of refugees into overburdened Greece.. European Union leaders pose for a family photo during a EU summit over migration in Brussels, Belgium, March 17, 2016. (Reu...

    World 2016-03-18 07:55:47

    No place for children: Videos that you have to see of Syrian children talking about the war.

    Here are few videos that you must see highlighting the voices and stories of Syrian war through the eye of children.. As the Syrian conflict marks five years, more than 2,50.000 have lost their life due to the war....

    World 2016-03-17 20:54:00

    Pakistan to declare Holi, Diwali, Easter as holidays.

    If the government adheres to the resolution - which it is expected to - the interior ministry will issue a notification declaring the holidays.. Women from the Pakistani Hindu community celebrate Holi, the spring f...

    World 2016-03-17 09:46:26

    Pakistan Supreme Court lifts travel ban on Pervez Musharraf.

    The court rejected the appeal by the government against a decision by the Sindh High Court which had also ruled that the former president can leave the country.. Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf.

    In a...

    World 2016-03-16 16:22:03

    What the Super Tuesday wins mean for Trump and Hillary Clinton.

    US elections 2016: While Hillary Clinton registered victories in four states, Trump took control of three states. Donald Trump (left) and Hillary Clinton continue on their road towards securing respective party nom...

    World 2016-03-16 15:41:25

    Considered twice before, Merrick Garland gets call to US Supreme Court.

    "No one is better suited to immediately serve on the Supreme Court," a White House official said.. FILE – In this May 1, 2008, file photo, Judge Merrick B. Garland is seen at the federal courthouse in Washing...

    World 2016-03-16 09:18:50

    Obama abolishes last major restrictions on US travel to Cuba.

    Obama is scheduled to embark on the first presidential trip to Cuba in nearly 90 years. Barack Obama sent an unmistakable message to Americans on Tuesday ahead of his historic trip to Havana (Reuters photo/Jonathan...

    World 2016-03-16 09:00:30

    Ecuador army plane crashes in Amazon, kills all 22 aboard: President.

    In March 2015, an Ecuador air force school plane crashed in the southwestern coastal town of Salinas, killing two pilots.. Map of Ecuador. (Source: Google Maps)

    An Ecuadoran army plane has crashed in the Amazon...

    World 2016-03-16 08:41:07

    Bangladesh: Top Shia preacher killed in attack claimed by IS.

    The IS claimed responsibility for the killing. But police rejected the IS claim.. The IS has claimed a series of attacks against religious minorities in the Sunni-majority Bangladesh. (File/Reuters)

    A top Shia ...

    World 2016-03-15 16:35:42

    Myanmar: Parliament to select countrys president on Tuesday.

    The new president is to take office on April 1.. In this Friday, March 11, 2016 photo, National League for Democracy (NLD) party leader Aung San Suu Kyi, second left, leaves Parliament building in Naypyitaw, Myanma...

    World 2016-03-14 15:32:48

    US: Indias pioneer civil engineer, Ganga Rams great great granddaughter running for top US post.

    Kesha Ram, 29, is the first woman of colour to run for State wide office in Vermont. . Kesha Ram, 29, is the first woman of colour to run for State wide office in Vermont.

    A great great granddaughter of Ga...

    World 2016-03-13 12:19:57

    Germany polls: Merkels party braces for a backlash over influx of refugees.

    More than 12 million voters are electing three new regional parliaments for the southwestern states of Baden-Wuerttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate, as well as eastern Saxony-Anhalt in the so-called Super Sunday pol...

    World 2016-03-13 10:54:01

    Egypt: Blogger sentenced to three years in prison for insulting women.

    Public prosecutors, who have the right to vet such complaints and to choose which ones to pursue, charged el-Sobky and took him to court on these grounds..

    An Egyptian court sentenced a blogger to three years i...

    World 2016-03-13 10:29:04

    Protester tries to storm stage; Donald Trump calls him Islamic State supporter.

    "He (the protestor) should be in jail. This guy is probably an Islamic State (ISIS) supporter. They (the court) let him go. Our court has to get tougher and smarter," Trump said.. US Secret Service agents detain a ...

    World 2016-03-13 10:17:53

    Next door in Dhaka, 18 sedition cases slapped on an editor.

    Speaking to The Sunday Express over telephone from Dhaka, Anam was careful in his comments on the cases he faced, saying the matter was “sub-judice”..

    The echoes of JNU’s sedition r...

    World 2016-03-13 03:02:35

    Science in 140 character: Chew on that.

    Harvard University professor Daniel Lieberman spent an afternoon chewing different cuts of raw goat meat. .

    @DavidBrinDavid Brin, astrophysicist

    Harvard University professor Daniel Lieberman spent an ...

    World 2016-03-13 00:34:51

    On thin ice.

    The earthquake that struck Nepal last year had triggered an avalanche on the Khumbu glacier on the Nepal side of the Everest, killing 18 at the base camp, 16 of them ‘ice doctors’. .

    Who are ‘...

    World 2016-03-13 00:17:36

    Teen girls charged for allegedly plotting terror attack in Paris concert hall.

    The girls were arrested Wednesday and appeared before an anti-terror judge on Friday on charges of criminal conspiracy in connection with a terrorist undertaking.. The scene outside the Bataclan concert hall in Par...

    World 2016-03-12 16:16:47

    Four shot at Muslim cemetery in Canada.

    Zouheir Osman, who is in charge of the cemetery, said a service for a 21-year-old man was taking place before the shooting. . Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers man a road block leading to a Muslim cemet...

    World 2016-03-12 08:50:20

    North Korea says military ready for a pre-emptive attack against South Korea.

    The KPA said it will counter the drills by the United States and South Korea.. South Korean protesters march toward the U.S. Embassy during a rally opposing the joint military exercises, dubbed Key Resolve and Foal...

    World 2016-03-12 08:26:27

    Genetically modified anti-Zika mosquito environmentally safe, says FDA.

    The male mosquitoes are modified so their offspring will die before reaching adulthood and being able to reproduce.. FILE – In this Jan. 18, 2016 file photo, a researcher holds a container with female Aedes a...

    World 2016-03-12 07:48:26

    Black protester punched by 78-year-old at Donald Trumps rally.

    The incident was condemned by Bernie Sanders, who is vying with Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for the White House.. Rakeem Jones lies on the ground while being removed by deputies from a Donald Trum...

    World 2016-03-11 13:38:34

    Suu Kyis former driver Htin Kyaw confirmed for Myanmar presidential race.

    Htin Kyaw was approved by a 274-29 vote in the lower house of parliament to be chosen a finalist for a presidential election. A vote is underway in the upper house to choose the second finalist.. Myanmar presidenti...

    World 2016-03-11 12:36:19

    US-led coalition bombs Islamic State chemical weapons sites, says Pentagon.

    The successful multiple bombings came as a result of intelligence from Sulayman Dawud al-Bakkar, also known as Abu Dawud, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said yesterday, confirming the name of the IS group oper...

    World 2016-03-11 10:40:58

    IS making inroads in Libya, fueling arms race: United Nations.

    The extremist group has also made inroads in Tripoli and in the western city of Sabrata, boosting its presence through local recruitment and foreign fighters who transit through Turkey and Tunisia.. Photo for repre...

    World 2016-03-11 10:11:29

    Japan marks fifth anniversary of devastating tsunami that killed 18,000.

    Masaki Kamei, a doctor from Tokyo who has been visiting disaster-hit areas every year, senses life is coming back..

    Japan on Friday marked the fifth anniversary of the 2011 tsunami that killed more than 18,000 ...

    World 2016-03-11 09:42:02

    US elections: Trump comes under fire from rivals over Islam comments; tone more civil.

    Donald trump said, "We have a serious problem of hate. There is tremendous hate.". Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

    U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump came under fire from his...

    World 2016-03-11 09:17:52

    US senators strongly oppose taxpayers money for Pakistani military aid.

    None of the senators, even though they voted for the motion to disallow tabling of the resolution seeking preventing sale of F-16 to Pakistan, spoke in support of Islamabad.. Photo for representational purpose

    ...

    World 2016-03-11 09:14:23

    Fukushima ground zero: No place for either man or robot.

    Five years ago, one of the worst earthquakes in history triggered a 10-metre high tsunami that crashed into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station causing multiple meltdowns. Nearly 19,000 people were killed o...

    World 2016-03-10 12:42:30

    U.S. hopes to preserve two-state outcome for Israel, Palestinians.

    One possibility under discussion is to issue an outline of a deal to end the nearly 70-year-old conflict on such matters as borders, security, the status of Jerusalem and the fate of Palestinian refugees..

    &nbs...

    World 2016-03-10 11:33:24

    Brazils ex-president Lula charged in money laundering probe.

    Silva has denied he owns the apartment, which belongs to constructor OAS. OAS is one of the biggest targets of a separate corruption investigation that focuses on state-run oil giant Petrobras.. Brazil’s form...

    World 2016-03-10 11:03:39

    US elections 2016: Sanders, Clinton debate over whos best for Hispanics.

    Facing off just six days before Florida gives its verdict on the presidential race, Clinton faulted Sanders for repeatedly voting against a 2007 comprehensive immigration reform bill.. US elections 2016: Democratic...

    World 2016-03-10 09:47:24

    Nobel laureate Suu Kyis party nominates her former driver for Myanmar president.

    Suu Kyi has vowed to rule through a proxy president because she is barred from top office by the army-scripted constitution.. Aung San Suu Kyi (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

    Myanmar’s National League for Democracy...

    World 2016-03-10 09:41:08

    US: 17-year-old gets 2 years probation for attacking Sikh-American.

    The 17-year-old, whose name was not released, had pleaded guilty in December last year to hitting Inderjit Singh Mukker, 53, of Darien, Illinois..

    A US teenager, charged with hate crime after he brutally assaul...

    World 2016-03-10 09:07:10

    Florida: Pro-gun activist accidentally shot in the back by her 4-year-old son.

    Authorities said the firearm was legally owned by Gilt, who maintained a Facebook page entitled "Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense," where she regularly posted pro-gun positions. .

    A Florida woman, popular for her stron...

    World 2016-03-10 08:53:12

    IS commander likely killed in Syria air strike: US official.

    The target of the March 4 attack was Omar al-Shishani, a Georgian fighting with Islamic State in Syria, the Pentagon said in a statement yesterday. . The Islamic State Group.

    The Islamic State group’s bat...

    World 2016-03-09 08:26:48

    Donald Trump, Clinton win Mississippi as 4 states vote in presidential race.

    With 12 percent of votes in, Trump had a narrow lead over Ohio Governor John Kasich, and Clinton slightly trailed rival Bernie Sanders with about 18 percent of the Democratic vote tallied in Michigan..

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    World 2016-03-09 07:26:48

    Pakistan: Shahbaz Taseer, abducted son of slain governor, rescued from Balochistan after five years.

    Pakistani officials on Tuesday said that security agents have rescued Shahbaz Taseer, the son of a slain governor, abducted five years ago.. Shahbaz Taseer (Pakistan Today photo)

    Pakistani officials on Tuesday ...

    World 2016-03-08 20:29:49

    MH370 families painful choice: Demand answers or move on?.

    Across China, dozens of families are still wrestling with how — or if — to accept that their relatives are dead.

    Nearly every day, the retired factory worker goes to the airline office, riding a ser...

    World 2016-03-08 13:21:54

    Solar eclipse to darken parts of India, Indonesia on Wednesday: All you need to know.

    Millions in Indonesia prepare to witness the full solar eclipse on Wednesday, despite fears of cloudy weather.. FILE – Jan 26, 2009, Indonesian children look up through x-ray film sheets to watch an annular s...

    World 2016-03-07 15:02:03

    Blast kills 17 in Pakistan as Taliban avenge Islamists execution.

    The police said the bomber was intercepted but managed to explode his vest wrapped around his body. . The incident occurred in a lower court of Shabqadar tehsil bordering the volatile Mohmand area in Khyber Pakhtun...

    World 2016-03-07 13:21:30

    South Korea to announce new sanctions on North, says official.

    The North responded within hours by test-firing rockets into the sea.. Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea. (Source: AP)

    South Korea will soon announce its own tougher sanctions on North Korea, an offici...

    World 2016-03-06 17:03:46

    Ted Cruz wins two states, blunting Donald Trumps momentum.

    Five states were holding nominating contests on Saturday as Trump and Clinton looked to strengthen their leads in the battle to pick nominees for the November 8 presidential election to succeed President Barack Oba...

    World 2016-03-06 07:50:31

    Displaced Syrians remain on Turkish border despite truce: MSF.

    Tens of thousands of Syrians fled the northern city of Aleppo and surrounding areas in early February as Syrian forces backed by Russian air strikes pressed an offensive there against rebels. .

    Tens of thousand...

    World 2016-03-04 22:26:00

    Turkey: 2 women hurl hand grenade, fire at police.

    The state-run Anadolu Agency said the two attackers escaped the scene in a vehicle and were hiding inside a building some distance from the police station. .

    Two female attackers on Thursday opened fire and hur...

    World 2016-03-03 17:05:29

    Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton rack up Super Tuesday wins; Ted Cruz keeps foothold.

    Both Clinton and Trump were denied a clean sweep which many poll pundits had predicted. . Super Tuesday: Both Clinton and Trump were denied a clean sweep which many poll pundits had predicted. (Source: AP)

    Repu...

    World 2016-03-02 17:50:31

    Gulf nations declare Lebanons Hezbollah a terrorist group.

    The move by the Gulf Cooperation Council comes less than two weeks after Saudi Arabia announced it was cutting $4 billion in aid to Lebanese security forces. . FILE – In this August 14, 2015, file photo, Hezb...

    World 2016-03-02 16:43:00

    Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton move closer to winning party nominations after big Super Tuesday wins.

    Super Tuesday LIVE: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have stacked up victories in crucial states. Super Tuesday LIVE: Donald Trump left) and Hillary Clinton have won major states in US primaries

    Republican Dona...

    World 2016-03-02 07:04:40

    Super Tuesday: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton poised for big wins.

    Super Tuesday is the biggest single day of state-by-state presidential nominating contests for the Nov. 8 election to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama.. Super Tuesday: Donald Trump’s abrasive style a...

    World 2016-03-01 16:50:02

    How strong is North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns army?.

    "Military First" is the national motto of North Korea, which is ever wary of threats to its ruling regime and still technically at war with Washington and Seoul. .

    With tensions high and the United States and S...

    World 2016-03-01 13:41:28

    Moscow: Woman arrested for murder after brandishing childs severed head.

    Moscow investigators said in a statement the unnamed nanny was from Central Asia and that she was undergoing psychiatric testing to see if she was mentally sound and understood the significance of the crime they sa...

    World 2016-02-29 18:56:46

    UK report says leaving EU would cause decade of uncertainty.

    "In short, a vote to leave the EU would be the start, not the end, of a process,' the report said in bold letters in an executive summary. . A Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 photo from files showing the British, right, and ...

    World 2016-02-29 18:04:37

    Ex-Pakistan Governor Salman Taseers assassin Mumtaz Qadri hanged.

    Qadri, who shot Taseer 28 times in 2011 in broad daylight in an upmarket locality of Islamabad for criticising the blasphemy laws, was hanged in Adialia jail of Rawalpindi city at around 4:30 am, officials said. . ...

    World 2016-02-29 16:38:25

    Twin bombing attacks in Baghdad market kill at least 59.

    A bomb ripped through the crowded Mredi market in the Shiite district of Sadr City, a police officer said. . A boy walks at the site of suicide blasts in Baghdad’s Sadr City February 28, 2016. (Reuters)

    M...

    World 2016-02-28 19:16:14

    Russias mining disaster: 36 killed as missing presumed dead.

    Twenty-six miners listed as missing after a pit collapsed in northern Russia three days ago did not survive and a rescue mission has been halted, the owner said on Sunday..

    The death toll in Russia’s wors...

    World 2016-02-28 14:52:09

    China closes 580 social media accounts for spreading rumour.

    "Some Internet celebrities ignored social responsibilities and abused their influence to publish information that violated the Constitution and damaged the national interest," CAC said in a statement. . They also a...

    World 2016-02-27 17:54:34

    Police: Fugitive bids to hide identity, chews off fingertips.

    A fugitive from Tampa, Florida, to avoid being identified by his fingerprints during a traffic stop in northeast Ohio chewed off his fingertips..

    Police say a fugitive from Tampa, Florida, who didn’t want...

    World 2016-02-27 11:30:01

    Washington gunman called officer to say he killed family.

    Authorities say a gunman killed four people in a home in rural Washington state before fatally shooting himself after an hourslong standoff.. A Washington State Patrol detective walks with protective foot covers on...

    World 2016-02-27 10:32:57

    Man born in North Korea gets prison in military goggle case.

    A man born in North Korea was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty in an attempt to export night-vision goggles to China..

    A man born in North Korea was sentenced Thursday ...

    World 2016-02-27 10:15:32

    Somalia: Gunmen attack hotel, extremist group al-Shabab claims responsibility.

    No casualties have been reported so far..

    A Somali police official says gunmen have forced their way into a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

    Capt. Mohamed Hussein said Friday that a suicide b...

    World 2016-02-26 23:48:42

    All illegal immigrants in US will have to go back: Donald Trump.

    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said that if he is elected to power all illegal immigrants, would have to go back and then enter the US through a legal process.. Republican presidential candidate, ...

    World 2016-02-26 13:41:19

    F-16 fighter jets are critical for Pakistans fight against terrorists: John Kerry.

    "The F-16s have been a critical part of the Pakistani fight against the terrorists in the western part of that country, and have been effective in that fight. And Pakistan has lost some 50,000 people in the last ye...

    World 2016-02-26 13:16:54

    Single human antibody shows promise against Ebola.

    According to a new research, a single monoclonal antibody isolated from a human survivor of Ebola virus disease (EVD) completely protects monkeys from the lethal virus, and could hold promise as a potential treatme...

    World 2016-02-26 12:48:25

    BBC missed chances to stop sexual predator Jimmy Savile, says report.

    An investigation report into the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal cleared the BBC of wrongdoing, even after it missed chances to stop sexual predator Savile, also a BBC television presenter who died in October 2011.....

    World 2016-02-26 11:07:43

    Iran votes in vital elections post nuclear deal.

    Iranians vote on Friday in elections billed by the moderate president as vital to curbing conservative dominance in parliament and speeding up domestic reforms after a nuclear deal with world powers.. Iran election...

    World 2016-02-26 09:53:56

    Republican rivals Rubio, Cruz go on attack against Donald Trump at GOP 2016 debate.

    Republican rivals Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz attacked front-runner Donald Trump over his position on illegal immigration during GOP 2016 debate.. As Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, center...

    World 2016-02-26 08:24:18

    Proposed sanctions on North Korea a major upgrade: US.

    North Korea sanctions: "It is a major upgrade and there will be, provided it goes forward, pressure on more points, tougher, more comprehensive, more sectors," said Power. . U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Pow...

    World 2016-02-26 08:06:30

    Pakistan shuts down 254 religions seminaries involved in extremism.

    167 suspected seminaries in Sindh, 13 in Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa, two in Punjab, and 72 unregistered seminaries in Sindh have been closed. .

    Pakistani authorities have shut 254 suspected and unregistered religious ...

    World 2016-02-25 15:07:42

    Israel says Iran building terror network in Europe, US.

    Moshe Yaalon says Iran aims to destabilize the Middle East and other parts of the world and is training, funding and arming "emissaries" to spread a revolution. . Israeli Defense minister Moshe Yaalon, left, is acc...

    World 2016-02-24 21:38:21

    Donald Trump: Will prosecute Hillary Clinton if elected.

    Republican US presidential front-runner Donald Trump has said if elected he would prosecute his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for using a private email server when she was the secretary of state.. Republican pre...

    World 2016-02-24 15:00:22

    China deploys fighter jets to contested island in South China Sea.

    China has deployed fighter jets to the same contested Woody island in the South China Sea to which it also has sent surface-to-air missiles..

    China has deployed fighter jets to the same contested island in the ...

    World 2016-02-24 13:30:21

    Rescued Swedish girl says life under IS really hard.

    A Swedish teenager rescued in Iraq has said life under Islamic state was "really hard".. The Islamic State group.

    A Swedish teenager rescued from Islamic State militants in Iraq has said life in the so-called c...

    World 2016-02-24 12:39:54

    Fiji Cyclone: 10-month-old baby among those presumed dead.

    A 10-month old baby is also one among those missing and presumed dead in Fiji cyclone as death toll rises to 42.. In this Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 aerial photo supplied by the New Zealand Defense Force, debris is scat...

    World 2016-02-24 11:24:45

    Trump wins Nevada Republican presidential caucuses.

    Nevada marks the first Republican nominating contest in the West and the fourth of the campaign as the candidates try to collect enough delegates to win the party’s nomination at the national convention in Ju...

    World 2016-02-24 10:53:23

    Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain urge citizens to avoid Lebanon.

    Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday urged their citizens not to travel to Lebanon, days after Riyadh cut $4 billion in aid to Lebanese security forces..

    Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the U...

    World 2016-02-24 10:46:28

    Student arrested after students stabbed at Canadian school.

    14-year-old female high school student has been arrested after eight people were stabbed at a high school east of Toronto.. Students look on as members of the media interview a police officer outside Dunbarton High...

    World 2016-02-24 09:32:49

    Fiji cyclone: Aid begins to pour in, death toll at 42.

    The death toll has crept up in the days since Cyclone Winston struck Fiji late on Saturday as communication has gradually been restored with the outer reaches of the archipelago that is home to some 900,000 people....

    World 2016-02-24 08:18:06

    US-China tensions persist despite progress on North Korea.

    The U.S. and China showed no sign of quelling tension in the disputed South China Sea as their top diplomats met in Washington on Tuesday. . Secretary of State John Kerry, right, listens as Chinese Foreign Minister...

    World 2016-02-24 08:06:18

    Cruz, Rubio face critical test in Nevada as Donald Trump ahead.

    Donald Trump was fighting for a third straight victory in Nevada caucuses as he sought to expand a lead that could soon be insurmountable in the Republican presidential race.. Republican presidential candidate Dona...

    World 2016-02-24 07:32:24

    Black protesters disrupt Mandela university rugby game, beaten up by white spectators.

    Workers at the university campus in Bloemfontein city, most of them black, have been protesting to demand an end to outsourcing.. The university confirmed in a statement that the match against Nelson Mandela Metrop...

    World 2016-02-23 21:07:15

    Italys navy rescues 700 migrants from 6 boats, four found dead.

    More than 400 migrants have died in the Mediterranean this year, as people continue to try to cross into Europe despite bad winter weather.. The navy did not say what nationality the migrants were nor did it give a...

    World 2016-02-23 19:15:42

    Four arrested in Spain, Morocco for IS armed group ties.

    The ministry said the four formed a group that looked to recruit fighters to join IS in Iraq and Syria.. Islamic State fighters (Representative image)

    Spain’s Interior Ministry on Tuesday said Spanish and...

    World 2016-02-23 15:21:24

    Pakistan parliament becomes first in world to run entirely on solar power.

    Pakistan parliament on Tuesday became the first in the world to completely run on solar power, a venture supported by China with USD 55 million funding.. Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif.

    Pakistan parliament on Tuesday...

    World 2016-02-23 15:15:24

    Request to unlock iPhone of dead terrorist not unreasonable: White House.

    The FBI wants access to data stored on an encrypted iPhone owned by Syed Farook, who, along with his wife, killed 14 people at a Christmas party in December..

    The FBI’s request to Apple to unlock iPhone o...

    World 2016-02-23 12:50:18

    Nepal lifts fuel restrictions after five months of protests.

    Nepal Oil Corp is now receiving regular supplies of diesel, gasoline, kerosene, aviation fuel and cooking gas from Indian Oil Corp.. New Dellhi: Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli addresses a Business Meeting in N...

    World 2016-02-23 11:48:52

    US-Brazil teams probe link between Zika and microcephaly.

    The researchers will take blood samples from mothers and babies that will be sent to labs in Brazil and the United States to test for Zika and dengue.. A municipal health worker prepares to apply insecticide in a j...

    World 2016-02-23 11:37:48

    Bill Gates: Young people needed to help solve energy problem.

    Bill Gates called on young people to study hard and come forward with their ideas to come up with what he called "an energy miracle.". Bill Gates talks to reporters about the 2016 annual letter from the Bill and Me...

    World 2016-02-23 11:25:03

    Morales facing defeat in key Bolivia vote: partial results.

    "We are going to wait patiently for the final whistle from the electoral tribunal. We are optimistic," said Morales. . Bolivia’s President Evo Morales sings his national anthem at a signing ceremony for the e...

    World 2016-02-23 08:11:07

    Syrias opposition gives conditional acceptance of ceasefire.

    The statement by the Riyadh-based High Negotiations Committee came hours after Moscow and Washington said a ceasefire in war-torn Syria was set to begin overnight Friday-Saturday.. Syria ceasefire: In this undated ...

    World 2016-02-23 08:05:54

    Days before nuke test, US secretly agreed to peace talks with North Korea.

    The talks were offered despite a longstanding condition that North Korea first move to cut its nuclear arsenal. Instead the nuclear weapons program was to be part of the talks, the Journal said in its Monday editio...

    World 2016-02-22 19:50:46

    London Mayor Boris Johnson backs Britain leaving 28-nation EU.

    The mayor was immediately praised by one of the leaders of the "leave" campaign who have been searching for a charismatic figure with mainstream appeal.. London Mayor Boris Johnson said Sunday he is joining a campa...

    World 2016-02-22 13:21:51

    Bangladesh: Hindu priest hacked to death, IS group claims responsibility.

    Two devotees who tried to help the priest were also injured in the incident..

    A Hindu priest in Muslim-majority Bangladesh was hacked to death and two devotees injured in an attack Sunday on a temple in the cou...

    World 2016-02-22 08:55:03

    Double car bombing kills 46 in Syrias Homs: Monitor.

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said most of those killed appeared to be civilians, adding that the toll could rise further because of the number of seriously wounded.. Two blasts in the centr...

    World 2016-02-21 15:02:24

    Michigan: 7 killed in parking lot shootings; suspect arrested.

    Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas told WOOD-TV that a suspect appears to be driving around the area and targeting people.. On Tuesday, a shootout was reported in the parking lot of Muskegon Heights Hig...

    World 2016-02-21 11:41:33

    Syria: President Bashar al-Assad ready for cease-fire.

    He pointed out that countries, like Turkey, must stop sending more terrorists and arms as well as providing logistical support to the terrorists.. Syrian President Bashar Assad (AP photo)

    Syrian President Basha...

    World 2016-02-21 07:07:09

    When Bernie Sanders campaign tweeted in other languages including Hindi.

    Bernie Sanders has found support among the Hispanics and the youth in the race for the white house. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to reporters and members of the Communication Workers of America (CWA), following th...

    World 2016-02-20 11:43:04

    Donald Trump asks Americans to boycott Apple until it complies with court order.

    Trump says Apple CEO, Tim Cook wants to prove "how liberal he is" and told the crowd to "boycott Apple until such time as they give up that security.". Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a rally w...

    World 2016-02-20 11:02:09

    Umberto Eco, author of The Name of the Rose, dies at 84.

    Umberto Eco was fascinated with the obscure and the mundane, and his books were both engaging narratives and philosophical and intellectual exercises.. Umberto Eco, best known for the international best-seller R...

    World 2016-02-20 09:27:23

    UK gets special status in EU, Cameron hails decision as battle looms back home.

    EU leaders agreed unanimously on a package of measures aimed at keeping Britain in the 28-nation bloc to avoid a potentially disastrous divorce.. Brexit summit: UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

    David Cameron ha...

    World 2016-02-20 09:00:27

    America diary: Foreigners hotels.

    Narendra Modi will be staying at the iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel during his visit to New York. Waldorf Astoria in New York.While Narendra Modi will stay at the Waldorf Astoria hotel during his visit to New York, t...

    World 2015-09-24 03:32:11

    Tracking PM Modi in America: Two stars already in US Pope Francis and Xi Jinping.

    The Pope’s US tour began on Tuesday as he arrived in Washington DC. On Thursday, he will be in New York to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit. Michelle and Barack Obama greet Pope Francis on his arr...

    World 2015-09-24 03:25:15

    Pope Francis urges US action on climate change.

    Crimes of sexual abuse should not be repeated, says Pope Francis. Pope Francis give the thumbs-up from the popemobile during a parade around the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Wednesday. (Source: AP)Pl...

    World 2015-09-24 00:30:07

    Any act that amounts to undermining Nepals sovereignty is not acceptable: Prachanda.

    Two Senior Communist leaders from Nepal — one a former orime minister, and another one aspiring for the top post — on Tuesday said the promulgation of the new Constitution in Nepal was a “mat...

    World 2015-09-23 01:05:18

    Migrants In Berlin: Uphill task for Germany as tide rises.

    Germany- the world’s fourth largest nation by GDP or national income needs more migrants - some hundred thousands annually considering that it has an aging population. A queue of asylum-seekers in Moabit dis...

    World 2015-09-22 02:23:53

    Conflict watch: From Syria to Afghanistan, all you need to know about the week that was.

    The Turkish government continued to grapple with Kurdish militants who killed two police officers in a car bomb attack in the country’s southeast last Sunday.AFGHANISTAN: Taliban insurgents raided a jail in e...

    World 2015-09-21 00:12:16

    Turbulent Turkey.

    Kurdish nationalism, Islamic State and conflicts in Syria and Iraq — look who’s caught in the middle. Turkish soldiers stand guard as Syrians wait behind a border fence near the Turkish town of Suruc o...

    World 2015-09-21 00:03:02

    Migrants surge into Western Europe through Austria.

    Austrian police reported 6,700 new arrivals from Hungary since midnight. Europe migrant crisis: Migrants queue up for buses after they arrived at the border between Austria and Hungary near Heiligenkreuz, about 1...

    World 2015-09-19 15:30:32

    Constitution promulgation: Indian foreign secretary meets senior leaders in Nepal.

    Barely 48 hours before the scheduled delivery of the Constitution, follows what appears like Nepal’s cold-shouldering India’s suggestion to put off voting and adoption of the Constitution in hurry.India...

    World 2015-09-19 02:13:23

    Netherlands: Dutch police evacuate Paris-bound train, arrest man.

    The incident comes less than a month after passengers subdued a gunman on board a Thalys train in northern France as it was traveling from Amsterdam to Paris, also on a Friday. A anti-terrorist unit of the Dutch p...

    World 2015-09-18 17:04:31

    Taliban attack on Pakistan Air Force base kills 20; 16 die in mosque.

    The attack triggered an hours-long firefight at the base and the Pakistani forces said they killed 13 of the attackers, though it was unclear how many were involved in the assault. A volunteer and security persona...

    World 2015-09-18 13:00:59

    Vietnam accuses Thailand of attacking fishing boats.

    The Thanh Nien newspaper quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh as saying several boats were fishing illegally in Thai waters when the Thai vessel used weapons to chase them away. Fishing disputes are commo...

    World 2015-09-18 09:24:11

    Mums the Word: How Nancy Frates raised millions with one bucket.

    How Nancy Frates mobilised millions with one ice bucket challenge. It’s been four years since her son Pete was diagnosed with ALS, and Frates and her family kickstarted the Ice Bucket Challenge.“ITR...

    World 2015-09-18 00:03:02

    Military in Burkina Faso confirms coup, dissolves government.

    In the announcement aired on Thursday on national television and radio, the statement said that the transitional government had been dissolved. Burkina Faso was due to hold elections on October 11 that many hoped ...

    World 2015-09-17 14:34:13

    Nepal assembly clears Constitution, promulgation set for Sunday.

    The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists, a splinter group of the main opposition Maoist Party, has given bandh call on September 20, the day scheduled for promulgation. The charter was passed by a 507-25 vote in the ...

    World 2015-09-17 04:03:37

    Australian fighter jets make first air strike against Islamic State in Syria.

    The United States, Canada, Turkey and Gulf states have already been involved in strikes on IS militants in Syria. The United States, Canada, Turkey and Gulf states have already been involved in strikes on IS milit...

    World 2015-09-16 08:55:59

    15 killed in Utah flash floods.

    Twelve of the victims were from two families who were in two vehicles caught off guard Monday afternoon by ragingwaters in the small town of Hildale. Russ Cook and his family stands next to severely damage vehicle...

    World 2015-09-16 08:47:45