Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Monthly World News 2016 March


World News For The Month March

Lionel Messi boot donation provokes angry response in Egypt

World Footballer of the Year Lionel Messi found himself the unlikely figure of controversy in Egypt after a local politician and a soccer official reacted angrily when he donated a pair of his boots to raise money for charity. Member of parliament Said Hasasin said "Egyptians have been humiliated."
2016-03-31

AP news agency rejects Nazi collaboration claim

News agency Associated Press defended its operations in Germany in the run-up to World War II after a researcher uncovered what was claimed to be evidence of collaboration with the Nazi regime. Researcher Harriet Scharnberg said she found proof of more cooperation from AP than previously revealed.
2016-03-31

South Africas top court slams Jacob Zuma over residence dispute

President Jacob Zuma flouted the constitution in using public funds to upgrade his private residence and must repay the money, South Africa's top court ruled. This comes as Zuma fights separate allegations that a wealthy Indian family influenced ministerial appointments in his government.
2016-03-31

UN tribunal acquits Serbian firebrand Vojislav Seselj of war crimes

Serbian nationalist Vojislav Seselj was accused of of stoking murderous ethnic hatred with his fiery rhetoric at the outset of the 1990s wars that followed the collapse of Yugoslavia. Seselj's supporters cheered the stunning outcome at the UN tribunal. Seselj himself had expected a 25-year sentence.
2016-03-31

Tata Steel: David Cameron to chair emergency meeting amid threat of 40,000 job losses in British steel industry

Amid signs of disarray in Whitehall, Downing Street rejected demands for the recall of Parliament, but Cameron will now chair an emergency meeting of ministers to discuss ways of keeping the embattled business afloat.
2016-03-31

Pakistan needs to forcefully confront extremists: US daily

In the wake of the deadly suicide bombing in Lahore that claimed 72 lives, Pakistan needs to "forcefully confront" extremists without any exception, including those working towards the "liberation" of Kashmir, The Washington Post said.
2016-03-31

US, India discuss Pakistan and the Pink Flamingo scenario

The United States and India have begun conversations about Pakistans runaway nuclear weapons program, including its development and deployment of battlefield tactical nuclear weapons, in the backdrop of the nuclear security summit that opens here .
2016-03-31

Australia warns against travel to Ankara and Istanbul

The Australian government warned its citizens against traveling to the Turkish cities of Ankara and Istanbul because of the terrorist threat. The warning comes as Australians prepare to travel to Turkey to commemorate the anniversary of the landing of Aus and NZ Army Corps during WW I.
2016-03-31

India has key role in responsibly monitoring nuclear weapons : US

As leaders from 50 nations began arriving for the Nuclear Security Summit here, the US said "India has a very important role to play with respect to responsible stewardship of nuclear weapons and nuclear materials." Meeting in the shadow of Brussels and Lahore terror attacks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders will over the next two days discuss how to prevent terrorists and other non state actors from gaining access to nuclear materials and technologies.
2016-03-31

PM Narendra Modi pitches for pact with Belgium to combat terrorism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly pitched for resumption of talks on a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty and other instruments to combat the common challenge of terrorism during his talks with Belgian premier Charles Michel, days after a series of terror attacks in the Belgian capital.
2016-03-30

Bangladesh court seeks arrest of Khaleda Zia over bus attack

A Bangladeshi court issued arrest warrants for former prime minister Khaleda Zia and 27 other opposition party leaders on accusations they instigated an arson attack on a passenger bus during an anti-government protest last year.
2016-03-30

Modi, Belgian PM jointly launch Asia's biggest telescope

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel remotely launched Asia's biggest telescope, the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (Aries), built with Belgian assistance. It will be used to study star structures and magnetic field structures of stars
2016-03-30

Hanged killer Mumtaz Qadris supporters refuse to end Islamabad stand-off

Over a thousand supporters of Mumtaz Qadri, who was executed for killing liberal Punjab governor Salman Taseer, refused to obey a second call to end their days-old protest here until the government accepts their demand of declaring the Islamist assassin a "martyr".
2016-03-30

We have ties of blood with Belgium: Top quotes of PM Modi in Brussles

On the first day of his three-country tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Brussels and paid tribute to the victims of last week's suicide attacks here. Apart from speaking about closer trade ties with Belgium, PM Modi expressed solidarity in the fight against the menace of terror.
2016-03-30

Thai woman faces sedition trial for posing with plastic bowl

A Thai woman has been charged with sedition, police said , after photos were spread of her holding a red bowl allegedly bearing a message from ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who lies at the heart of the kingdom's bitter politics. She faces up to seven years in jail if convicted.
2016-03-29

Pakistan detains more than 5,000 after Easter bombing

Over 5,000 people were rounded up in the two days since the Easter Sunday bombing here with more than 200 still in custody, Pakistan's Punjab province law minister said and announced that a joint investigation team has been formed to probe the attack.
2016-03-29

Hanged killer Mumtaz Qadris supporters continue protests in Islamabad

Hundreds of hardline Islamists resumed protests in Pakistan's capital over the execution of a policeman Mumtaz Qadri who killed a secular governor Salman Taseer, in a show of defiance amid a government crackdown following a suicide attack two days earlier.
2016-03-29

Argentina hails UN decision on Falkland Islands

Argentina's government celebrated a decision by a UN commission expanding its maritime territory in the South Atlantic Ocean by 35% to include the disputed Falkland Islands and beyond. Argentina lost a brief, bloody 1982 war with Britain after Argentine troops seized the South Atlantic archipelago.
2016-03-29

150 mines removed so far in Palmyra's ancient site

A Syrian antiquities official says experts have so far removed 150 bombs planted by the Islamic State group inside the archaeological site in the historic town of Palmyra. Syrian troops captured the town from IS fighters on Sunday after three weeks of intense fighting.
2016-03-29

German rail operator denies claims women-only train carriages are in response to Cologne sex attacks

The move, which comes days after the first suspect of the Cologne sex attacks was charged with a sex crime, has been widely reported as being linked to sex crimes that have been blamed on migrants by far-right activists.
2016-03-29

California deal could make state first with $15 minimum wage

The proposal, which still must gain support from business-friendly moderate Democrats, would make California the first to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour - the highest in the nation - while giving the governor the right to opt out if the economy falters.
2016-03-29

Fire engulfs residential towers in UAE

A huge blaze engulfed at least two residential towers in the northern UAE emirate of Ajman , local media and a witness said. Residents were evacuated and police said the blaze was brought under control. A resident said that the fire, near the coastline, was fanned by a strong wind.
2016-03-29

China has 100 million 'left behind children'

China has over 100 million "left-behind children", about one-third of the country's total under age population who are growing up without the companionship of their parents, an expert warned .
2016-03-29

Obama to meet South Korea, Japan leaders

US President Barack Obama would hold a trilateral meeting with leaders of South Korea and Japan on March 31 to discuss the threat posed by North Korea on the sidelines of Nuclear Security Summit, the White House has said.
2016-03-29

Protesters demand martyr status for Qadri, Sharia in Pakistan

Hundreds of Sunni Tehreek protesters spearheading support for Mumtaz Qadri, a police guard hanged for assassinating Punjab governor Salman Taseer, demanded sharia law in Pakistan and declaration of Qadri as a na tional martyr.
2016-03-29

Pakistan vows to hunt down militants in Punjab

A day after the Lahore suicide blast in which 74 people were killed, Pakis tan's powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif clear ed military offensive against terrorists across Punjab, the country's most populated province that has so far re mained immune to military operations despite signifi cant militant presence.
2016-03-29

Belgium admits it arrested wrong man in terror attack

A noisy citizen journalist who reveled in verbal and physical fights in public spaces, Fayçal Cheffou never quite fit the profile of a furtive underground operative for the Islamic State.
2016-03-28

Shots fired near Capitol; US Congress, White House placed under lockdown

The US Capitol and the White House were put on lockdown after reports of shots fired at the Capitol Visitors Center, where tourists gather to take tours, witnesses said.
2016-03-28

Alaska volcano 'abruptly erupts' and sends ash 20,000ft into the sky

The Pavlof Volcano, located on the Aleutian Islands, began erupting on Sunday afternoon, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. CNN said that a volcano alert warning remained in effect morning, and the aviation warning colour code remained red, its highest level.
2016-03-28

Easter egg hunt descends into madness as 'locust' parents rush fields and trample children

2016-03-28

Nearly 1,500 migrants rescued off Libya, Italy says

A total of 1,482 people were picked up in about a dozen rescue operations in the Mediterranean sea on Sunday and Monday, according to the Italian coast guard which coordinated the search and rescue efforts. They did not release the nationalities of the migrants and refugees.
2016-03-28

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif cancels US visit after Lahore attack

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif cancelled his upcoming visit to the United States where he was scheduled to attend the Nuclear Security Summit later this week in the backdrop of the deadly terror attack in Lahore.
2016-03-28

US helped Pakistan in securing nukes: American official

The US has helped Pakistan in securing its nuclear weapons and materials, a senior Obama administration official said . US assistant secretary of state for international security and non-proliferation Thomas Countryman added ISIS is looking to get its hands on nukes.
2016-03-28

Belgium releases sole suspect charged over Brussels attacks

The sole suspect charged over last week's Brussels attacks was released due to lack of evidence linking him to the carnage, Belgian prosecutors said. Reports said officials were looking into the theory that he was the third man seen in CCTV footage alongside two suicide bombers at Zaventem airport.
2016-03-28

Donald Trump's daughter gives birth to son on Easter

Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka gave birth to a baby boy on Easter Sunday, moving the Republican presidential frontrunner to pronounce the event "exciting" and "beautiful." The baby is Trump's eighth grandchild.
2016-03-28

Love is in the armpit at New Yorks Smell Dating

Love at first whiff is the idea behind "Smell Dating", a New York matchmaking service that promises to help single people sniff out their perfect match by breathing in the odors from dirty T-shirts. The idea is based on the science of pheromones that creatures send out to entice mates.
2016-03-28

Belgian police release video footage of third airport suspect

The footage shows the man wearing a hat and white jacket pushing a trolley with a large bag, next to suicide bombers Ibrahim El Bakraoui and Najim Laachraoui. A notice issued with the video ” still images from which have previously been released ” said that officers "want to identify this man".
2016-03-28

Hanged killer Mumtaz Qadris supporters hold Islamabad's red zone under siege

Thousands of supporters of Mumtaz Qadri, who was hanged for killing liberal Punjab province governor Salman Taseer, held the Pakistani capital's high-security red zone under siege and demanded that the Islamist assassin be declared a "martyr".
2016-03-28

Israel drops controversial Brazil ambassador pick

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu backed down from his attempts to appoint a former settler leader Dani Dayan as ambassador to Brazil, which has since August refused to accept the nomination. The move puts an end to a nearly eight-month standoff that soured relations with Brasilia.
2016-03-28

Drug lord Guzmans money launderer held in Mexico

A man suspected of laundering money for jailed drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was detained in southwest Mexico, and faces expulsion to the United States, Mexican officials said. Police said Juan Manuel Alvarez has ties to a money-laundering network that spans Mexico, Colombia, Panama and US.
2016-03-28

Cuba has no need of gifts from US, writes Fidel Castro

In his first published remarks about the visit, Castro seemed unwilling to forgive and forget more than a half-century of enmity between the two countries, declaring in the Granma newspaper that Cuba "has no need of gifts from the empire."
2016-03-28

Storm Katie bring power cuts, traffic chaos to France, UK

Tens of thousands of homes were without power in northwestern France early after the region was pounded overnight by winds gusting to hurricane force that also triggered flight cancellations and power outages in southern England.
2016-03-28

Syrias Palmyra can be restored in five years

Syria's antiquities chief said that his department would need five years to restore the ancient ruins of Palmyra damaged by the Islamic State jihadists. The Islamic State sparked a global outcry when they started destroying Palmyra's treasured monuments after taking the city in May 2015.
2016-03-28

Japan braces for influx as cherry blossoms draw millions

In 2015, a record 19.73 million overseas tourists visited cherry blossom hotspots in at least 18 park-hosting cities throughout Japan. This year Osaka-based tour agency Freeport Inc, which offers tours to the historic Osaka Park Castle, says it is already 80 per cent booked through to mid-April.
2016-03-28

Lahore bombing: Dozens of children and mothers among victims of Easter Sunday suicide attack

A breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack in Gulshan Iqbal Park. Even though the group said it had deliberately targeted Christians "celebrating Easter", it has started to emerge that most of those killed in Lahore were Muslims.
2016-03-28

US museum returns 10th century Rama statue to Cambodia

The US returned an ancient decapitated statue of Hindu god Rama stolen from Cambodia during the South East Asian country's civil war in the 70s. Called the "Torso of Rama", the 10th century sandstone statue sans its head, arms and feet was acquired by the Denver Art Museum 30 years ago.
2016-03-28

Girl escapes 2-year captivity in Japan

Japanese police early caught a 23-year-old man who had been sought since a teenage girl escaped his apartment after being held captive for nearly two years. The girl's disappearance from her hometown in Saitama, near Tokyo, when she was just 13, was major news in Japan at the time.
2016-03-28

Bangladesh high court rejects petition challenging Islam as state religion

Bangladesh high court rejected a petition by secular activists that challenges the constitutional provision recognising Islam as the state religion of the Muslim-majority nation. In its order, the high court said the petitioners do not have the right to file the writ petition.
2016-03-28

Pakistani Islamist protesters demand execution of woman booked for blasphemy

Mumtaz Qadri was hanged on February 29 for killing a Punjab province's governor over his calls for blasphemy reforms. Qadri's supporters demand execution of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother-of-five who has been accused of committing blasphemy during an argument with a Muslim woman over a bowl of water.
2016-03-28

Pathankot terror attack: NIA briefs Pakistan probe team

India and Pakistan began formal discussions on investigations into the terror attack at the Pathankot IAF base, making it the first-ever visit of a joint investigation team (JIT) from the neighbouring country that included an ISI official.
2016-03-28

Who becomes a terrorist? Few answers

What turns people toward violence ” and whether they can be steered away from it ” are questions that have bedeviled governments around the world for generations. Those questions have taken on fresh urgency with the rise of the Islamic State and the string of attacks in Europe and the United States.
2016-03-28

Donald Trump says the UK and Europe aren't safe places after Brussels terror attacks

The US Republican presidential front-runner was speaking five days after the two Brussels airport blasts and Metro bomb which killed at least 31 people. He said Europe had lots of "very, very severe" problems and added that he did not even think America was a safe place for Americans.
2016-03-28

Pakistan hunts for militants behind blast that killed at least 70

Pakistani authorities are hunting for breakaway Taliban militants who once declared loyalty to Islamic State after the group claimed responsibility for an Easter suicide bomb targeting Christians, that killed at least 70 people.
2016-03-28

UK weather: Dozens of flights cancelled at Heathrow as Storm Katie hits on Easter Monday with 100mph winds

Storm Katie is tearing up the flight schedules at many airports in southern England, with many planes and passengers in the wrong places. Many early morning arrivals at Heathrow have been diverted, with British Airways flights from Johannesburg landing at Shannon in Ireland and Glasgow.
2016-03-28

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif cancels Britain visit after Lahore attack

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has cancelled his visit to Britain following the deadly Easter Sunday suicide attack in a Lahore city park that killed at least 70 people and injured over 250, a media report said.
2016-03-28

Dalai Lama 'making a fool' of Buddhism, Chinese official says

China says the Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in India after a failed uprising against Chinese rule in 1959, is a violent separatist. He denies espousing violence and says he only wants genuine autonomy for Tibet.
2016-03-28

Gilbert Chikli: How a con man used China to make millions

A visionary con man, Chikli realized early on ” around 2000, the year before China joined the World Trade Organization ” the potential that lay in the shadows of China's rise, its entrenched corruption and informal banking channels that date back over 1,000 years.
2016-03-28

Belgian riot police deploy water cannon against 'fascists' in Brussels square

Belgian police have deployed water cannon to the Place de la Bourse in Brussels in a bid to disperse a right-wing march that disrupted a peaceful rally. People had assembled in the large public square to remember the victims of last Tuesday's terror attacks when dozens of men barged to the centre.
2016-03-28

Belgium charges 2nd suspect linked to foiled French attack

The prosecutor named the suspect as Abderamane A., who police shot in the leg after a stand-off at a tram-stop Friday in the Schaerbeek district of Brussels.
2016-03-28

Bernie Sanders says Democratic party leaders may 'rethink' after wins in 3 state primaries

Fresh from Democratic presidential primary wins over the weekend in three US states of Alaska, Washington and Hawaii , Bernie Sanders said on Sunday he had political momentum that could help him win the backing of Democratic power brokers in his race against Hillary Clinton.
2016-03-28

Sanders says party leaders may 'rethink' after wins

Fresh from Democratic presidential primary wins over the weekend in three US states of Alaska, Washington and Hawaii , Bernie Sanders said on Sunday he had political momentum that could help him win the backing of Democratic power brokers in his race against Hillary Clinton.
2016-03-28

Saudi man arrested for flying pretty rainbow flag unaware it symbolised LGBT pride

A Saudi doctor, arrested for flying the rainbow pride flag above his home, has claimed he was unaware of the flags LGBT symbolism.
2016-03-28

Syrian army's recapture of Palmyra may mean Isis has lost the battle but it's not lost the war yet

The recapture of Palmyra by the Syrian army is an important defeat for ISIS, but does not mean it is disintegrating as it is pressed back into the self-declared Caliphate.
2016-03-28

Dog found raped, murdered and left hanging from tree in Washington

A $5,000 reward has been offered after a dog was found raped, murdered and left hanging from a tree. The FBI is assisting with the investigation into the murder of the animal, which was found in Thurston County, Washington. The female pit bull type dog died from asphyxiation after being hung from the tree with its feet barely touching the ground, according to Fox61.
2016-03-28

Pakistan hunts for militants behind Lahore blast

Pakistani authorities launched a hunt for militants behind a suicide bomb that killed at least 65 people in an attack that targeted Christians and was claimed by a Taliban faction that once declared ties with Islamic State. Most of the victims were women and children enjoying Easter outing
2016-03-28

Brussels airport to run tests Tuesday, no date for re-opening

Brussels Airport said it will run tests to see if repair work after two suicide bomb attacks wrecked the departure hall was satisfactory, but it could not give a firm date for resuming services.
2016-03-27

Mali arrests two over Ivory Coast resort attack

Two Malians who "actively participated" in a deadly Islamist assault on an Ivory Coast beach resort have been arrested. This includes the right-hand man of the suspected mastermind, security sources said. The arrest comes two weeks after the March 13 gun and grenade assault that killed 19 people.
2016-03-27

Gunmen attack Pakistan's Karachi Press Club

A gang of unidentified armed gunmen on Sunday attacked Pakistan's Karachi Press Club, damaging the historic property and thrashing staffers of a private news channel. Sindh home minister Anwar Siyal has ordered an immediate investigation into the matter by senior police officials.
2016-03-27

Belgian police break up street protests as attack investigation widens

Belgian police briefly used water cannon to control rowdy protesters in Brussels on Sunday after they ignored an official call for marches to be postponed. Hundreds nevertheless gathered at the Bourse to express solidarity with the victims of the suicide bomb attacks in Brussels.
2016-03-27

SBI to set up special desk to attract Chinese investors

The Shanghai branch of the State Bank of India will launch a special desk to woo potential Chinese investors as part of its efforts to attract investments from China under the 'Make in India' campaign.
2016-03-27

56 dead, over 200 injured in a suicide blast outside park in Pakistan's Lahore

At least 56 people were killed in a suicide bomb blast on Sunday in a crowded public park in Pakistan's Lahore. Over 200 people were reported injured in the blast. An emergency has been declared at all government hospitals in the city, and a heavy contingent of police has cordoned off the area.
2016-03-27

53 dead, over 100 injured in a suicide blast outside park in Pakistan's Lahore

At least 56 people were on Sunday killed in a suicide bomb blast in a crowded public park in Pakistan's Lahore. Over 200 people were reported injured in the blast. An emergency has been declared at all government hospitals in the city, and a heavy contingent of police has cordoned off the area.
2016-03-27

Bernie Sanders seizes 3 states, sweeping democratic contests

After resoundingly beating Clinton in Idaho Sanders repeated the feat in the Washington caucuses, winning 73 per cent of the vote. He did even better in Alaska, winning 82 per cent, and in Hawaii, he had 71 per cent with a few precincts still be counted, according to The Associated Press.
2016-03-27

Why do bridesmaids all dress the same?

Some believe that the bridesmaids were essentially bait for evil spirits and jilted ex-lovers who were attracted by the spectacle of the wedding party and sought to wreak havoc. A group of women dressed the same distract the wrong-doers, and enable the couple to wed without interruption, Mental Floss reported.
2016-03-27

Belgian police detain four suspects after 13 raids: Prosecutor

Belgian police detained four people for questioning in connection with terrorism after 13 raids on Sunday. The raids were carried out across Brussels and the towns of Duffel and Mechelen to the north, the federal prosecutor said. In all nine people were questioned, with five of them later released.
2016-03-27

Al-Jazeera to slash 500 jobs, many in its Qatar headquarters

Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based broadcaster, said it is slashing about 500 jobs worldwide a little more than two months after shuttering its US offshoot. The cutbacks come as 2022 World Cup host Qatar refocuses its spending priorities amid a steep drop in prices for oil and gas.
2016-03-27

Pope slams 'rejection' of migrants, refugees in Easter message

Pope Francis on Sunday spoke out against the "rejection" of migrants and refugees during his Easter message. "Good will and the cooperation of all will bear fruit in peace and initiate the building of a fraternal society," he said to the crowds.
2016-03-27

Nepal army chief leaves on China visit

The Nepal army chief, General Rajendra Chhetri left on a week-long visit of China on Sunday. China would increase slots of military training for the Nepal army, said a statement from the Nepal army. The Nepal army has already received various military and medical support worth Rs 821 million.
2016-03-27

A look at Palmyra, the historic Syrian town retaken from ISIS

A desert oasis surrounded by palm trees in central Syria, Palmyra is also a strategic crossroads linking the Syrian capital, Damascus, with the country's east and neighboring Iraq.
2016-03-27

Belgium charges airport suspect, calls off Brussels 'march against fear'

The postponement of the Easter Sunday rally underscored the tension in Belgium as police track members of an Islamic State group cell linked to both Tuesday's Brussels attacks that killed 31 as well as the Paris assaults in November.
2016-03-27

Russian officer 'orders air strike on himself' after being surrounded by Isis fighters in Palmyra

A Russian special forces officer has been hailed a hero after reportedly ordering an air strike on himself while fighting Isis militants in Syria. The unnamed man died during operations to retake the ancient city of Palmyra, state media reported.
2016-03-27

After bleak week, Pope Francis offers Easter message

Francis' call to hope on the eve of the most joyful celebration in the Christian calendar contrasted sharply with his sharp condemnation in recent days of the attacks in Belgium and elsewhere by Islamic extremists.
2016-03-27

Iran's Rouhani says can provide Pakistan gas through pipeline within months

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said that Iran had completed work on its side of a much-delayed pipeline pumping natural gas to Pakistan and would be in a position to provide gas to its energy-starved neighbour in a few months.
2016-03-27

Charged Brussels suspect may be mystery 'man in the hat' bomber

"The man in the hat" is how Belgium has come to know the country's most wanted suspect in the Brussels attacks, seen in a CCTV picture with two others who were about to blow themselves up at Brussels airport .
2016-03-27

Syrian army recaptures Palmyra from Islamic State

For government forces, the recapture of Palmyra, following a three-week campaign by Syrian government forces backed by intensive Russian air strikes, opens up much of Syria's eastern desert stretching to the Iraqi border to the south and Islamic State heartland of Deir al-Zor and Raqqa to the east.
2016-03-27

Mexicans burn Donald Trump effigies in Easter ritual

Mexicans celebrating an Easter ritual late burnt effigies of Donald Trump, whose anti-immigrant views have sparked outrage south of the American border. Hundreds of cheering residents yelled "death" and various insults as they watched the explosion of the effigy.
2016-03-27

Yemen conflict: Al-Qaida used surface-to-air missile to bring down Emirati fighter jet

Al-Qaeda has acquired sophisticated surface-to-air missiles, The Independent has learned, which were used to shoot down an Emirati fighter jet in a dangerous escalation of the civil war raging in Yemen.
2016-03-27

Bernie Sanders claims 'landslide wins' in Washington and Alaska

For Hillary Clinton, who continues to lead in the delegate count and her path to the White House appears to be much easier as compared to Sanders, a defeat in the crucial state of Washington is seen as a major setback.
2016-03-27

After sombre week, Pope leads Catholics into Easter stressing hope

After a Holy Week blighted by bomb attacks in Brussels, Pope Francis led the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Easter celebrations night by urging them not to lose hope in a gloomy world.
2016-03-27

Sanders defeats Clinton in Alaska, Washington caucuses

Senator Bernie Sanders has won the Democratic presidential caucuses in Alaska and Washington on Sunday, slightly narrowing party's front-runner Hillary Clinton's significant delegate lead in the race to the White House.
2016-03-27

Donald Trump says Japan and South Korea could have their own nuclear weapons

The revelation came in perhaps his most extensive interview yet about his foreign policy plans
2016-03-27

Full interview: Trump expounds on his foreign policy views

Over two telephone conversations , Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, discussed his views on foreign policy with Maggie Haberman and David E. Sanger of The New York Times. Here is an edited transcript of their interview.
2016-03-27

Trump expounds on his foreign policy views

Over two telephone conversations , Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, discussed his views on foreign policy with Maggie Haberman and David E. Sanger of The New York Times. Here is an edited transcript of their interview.
2016-03-27

Syria army edges forward in jihadist-held Palmyra

Syrian troops backed by Russian ground and air forces pushed deeper into the Islamic State group stronghold of Palmyra, as Washington considered boosting its anti-jihadist fight in neighbouring Iraq.
2016-03-26

Pakistans MPs put Hindu marriage bill on fast track

Pakistani parliaments law and justice standing committee approved the much-delayed Hindu Marriage Bill last month, overcoming years of bureaucratic inertia. The legislation is now expected to sail through with ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz lawmakers Ramesh Kumar Vankwani and Chaudhry Mahmood Bashir Virk being its main protagonists.
2016-03-26

Will bird landing help Sanders fly past Hillary?

Most pundits have written off Bernie Sanders from the US Presidential race and written up Hillary Clinton for the Democratic ticket. Everyone agrees though that the inner-party election for the nomination is rigged in favour of the frontrunner (Hillary Clinton) with a system of super-delegates who can vote the way they want regardless of rank-andfile sentiments.
2016-03-26

Italy arrests Algerian suspect wanted by Belgium in terror probe: Reports

An Algerian national wanted by Belgium was arrested in Italy Saturday in connection with a probe into fake ID documents used by the attackers behind the Paris and Brussels terror assaults, local media reported, citing police sources.
2016-03-26

Bernie Sanders wins Alaska, aims for sweep of West

Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders won a nominating contest in Alaska , chipping away at front-runner Hillary Clinton's commanding lead in the race to pick the party's candidate for the White House.
2016-03-26

Belgium charges airport suspect, calls off Brussels 'march against fear'

Belgian prosecutors charged three men with terrorist offences over the Brussels bomb attacks and authorities called off a planned 'march against fear' in the jittery capital to relieve pressure on an over-taxed police force.
2016-03-26

Brussels attacks rally should be postponed for security reasons: Minister

Belgian authorities asked people not to join a protest march on Sunday against the deadly Brussels airport and metro attacks because of security concerns, suggesting the rally should be delayed by several weeks.
2016-03-26

China official paper wants 'respect' for hacking accused

Chinese Communist Partys mouthpiece, Global Times, is praising a Chinese citizen accused by the US government of hacking defense establishments. US government said that the accused has pleaded guilty to conspiring to hack into the computer networks of several major US defense contractors.
2016-03-26

North Korea warns of strike on Seoul's presidential palace

Upping its rhetoric, North Korea warned that its military is ready to attack Seoul's presidential palace unless South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologizes for "treason" and publicly executes officials responsible for what Pyongyang says are plans to attack its leadership.
2016-03-26

Turkish soldier killed in Iraq by IS rockets fired at base

Turkey's military says a Turkish soldier has been killed in northern Iraq by rockets fired by Islamic State militants. A second soldier was slightly wounded in the incident.
2016-03-26

Obama tells Belgians 'America has their back'

President Barack Obama is offering his prayers for the families of the two Americans killed in the bombings in Brussels and telling Belgians that "America has their back" in the fight against terrorism.
2016-03-26

Iran's president says he wants to resolve Saudi tensions

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday Tehran was not interested in maintaining tensions with Saudi Arabia and responded positively when Pakistan tried to mediate between the two rivals.
2016-03-26

British dissident investigated over Colonel Gaddafi plot to assassinate Saudi king

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has targeted Professor Mohammed al-Massari in a tax inquiry to retrieve £600,000 he is accused of receiving from the Libyans for his alleged role in the audacious plot, which he vehemently denies.
2016-03-26

Man arrested over 'religiously prejudiced' murder of Muslim shopkeeper

Asad Shah, 40, died from injuries sustained in the attack night in which his killers are believed to have stabbed him and stamped on his head. Medics tried to save him but he died in hospital.
2016-03-26

Chinese flags defaced in Prague ahead of president's visit

Dozens of Chinese flags that had been hung up in the streets of Prague ahead of a landmark visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping were defaced overnight, police said .
2016-03-26

Greece starts evacuating border camp as new arrivals slow

Greece has begun evacuating migrants from the main Idomeni camp on the Macedonia border, while the flow of refugees arriving on Aegean islands has slowed to a trickle, officials said .
2016-03-26

Homeless children dying from neglect and abuse after families moved out of their local areas

The legacy of the housing crisis and the govts cuts to welfare is proving deadly for some of the most vulnerable people in the country. Evidence suggests that the transfer of homeless families to other parts of the country could have resulted in suicides and miscarriages.
2016-03-26

Cracks and holes develop in Mount Everest after Nepal earthquake

Several cracks and holes have developed in the Mount Everest region due to last year's devastating earthquakes that killed about 9,000 people across Nepal, according to a specialist team responsible for maintaining the climbing route on the world's highest peak.
2016-03-26

Anti-atheist distrust deeply and culturally ingrained, study finds

The research, carried out by the psychology department at Nottingham Trent University, concludes: Anti-atheist prejudice is not confined either to dominantly religious countries or to religious individuals but rather appears to be a robust judgment about atheists.
2016-03-26

Isis releases propaganda video celebrating the Brussels attacks

The 7-minute film, released on an Isis-linked website, features news footage taken in the aftermath of the Brussels attacks. Entitled "Humiliation of the Crusaders of Europe," the film attempts to present the bombings as part of a holy war between Christianity & Islam.
2016-03-26

Isis releases propaganda video celebrating the Brussels attacks

The 7-minute film, released on an Isis-linked website, features news footage taken in the aftermath of the Brussels attacks. Entitled "Humiliation of the Crusaders of Europe," the film attempts to present the bombings as part of a holy war between Christianity & Islam.
2016-03-26

'Brussels attacks suspect charged with terrorist murder'

A suspect in the Brussels airport and metro train attacks is under arrest and has been charged with terrorist murder and other offences, the federal prosecutor's office said .
2016-03-26

Indonesian prison fire kills five inmates

Five inmates have died in a prison fire in Indonesia, police said , after an operation to flush out a drug kingpin sparked a violent riot.
2016-03-26

Toll from Islamic State suicide bombing at Iraq stadium climbs to 41

raqi officials say the death toll from a suicide bombing at a soccer stadium that was claimed by the Islamic State group has climbed to 41, with another 105 people wounded. The bombing took place Friday during a match in the small stadium in the city of Iskanderiyah.
2016-03-26

Now I can die: Cuban man after Rolling Stones concert

HAVANA: The Rolling Stones unleashed two hours of shrieking, thundering rock and roll on an ecstatic crowd of hundreds of thousands of Cubans and foreign visitors Friday night, capping one of the most momentous weeks in modern Cuban history with a massive celebration of music that was once forbidden here. ``After today I can die,'' said 62-year-old night watchman Joaquin Ortiz. ``This is like my last wish, seeing the Rolling Stones.''
2016-03-26

Pakistan, Iran vow to boost economic ties

Pakistan and Iran agreed to enhance economic ties and open two more border crossings to increase trade. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who arrived on a two-day state visit to Pakistan, met with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and held talks on matters of mutual interest.
2016-03-26

Easter 2016: Jesus actor fired from Sunday parade for being 'too gay'

An actor who has played Jesus in traditional Spanish Easter parades for 30 years says he has been banned from role for at least 2 years because he is gay. Ramon Fossati says he was told he could not perform because he exposed a naked shoulder and waved his arms in an "ostentatious" way last year.
2016-03-26

Chinese activist says family 'taken away' over letter calling for Xi Jinping to quit

In an interview in New York where he lives, Wen Yunchao said his parents and younger brother were "taken away" by the authorities and have disappeared, days after the government "harassed" his family to investigate his suspected involvement in distributing the letter.
2016-03-26

Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam denied knowledge of Brussels prior to Belgium terror strikes and 'wasn't asked about future attacks'

The captured Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam was shown pictures by Belgian interrogators last Saturday of the brothers who later carried out the Brussels suicide bombings and he denied all knowledge of them and was not pushed to say more.
2016-03-26

Men with Zika should wait six months before unprotected sex: US

Men who have been diagnosed with the Zika virus or have symptoms of the illness should wait at least six months before having unprotected sex, US health authorities said Friday. Meanwhile, women confirmed to have Zika or its symptoms should wait at least eight weeks before trying to become pregnant.
2016-03-26

Syrian army retakes Palmyra citadel, IS number two 'dead'

The Islamic State group suffered a double setback in Syria as army troops recaptured half of the ancient city of Palmyra and the Pentagon said the jihadists' second-in-command was killed in a US raid. Pro-government forces, which have the support in Palmyra of the Russian air force, took control of half of the city.
2016-03-26

ISIS' attempt to topple US economy with own currency 'failing' as reliance on American dollars increases

ISIS attempt to end America's capitalist financial system of enslavery with its own currency appears to have failed as terrorist group relies increasingly on US dollars. Reports suggest that jihadists are demanding fines handed out for everything from repairing televisions to smoking are paid in dollars.
2016-03-26

Brussels attacks: Suspect's DNA at Paris attack sites

Belgian officials have named the second suicide bomber in Brussels attack at airport as Najim Laachraoui, and said that his DNA was found at sites of Paris attacks. The news came as three people were arrested in Brussels in connection with attacks that left more than 30 people killed, BBC reported.
2016-03-26

Yoga sessions to be part of Easter celebrations in White House

Professional yoga instructors will have sessions with thousands of Americans who are expected to throng the sprawling White House lawns in Washington for Easter Egg celebrations, the final Easter for Obama administration.
2016-03-26

Aung San Suu Kyi made angry 'Muslim' comment after tense exchange with BBC presenter Mishal Husain, it is claimed

‹Aung San Suu Kyi lost her cool following a tense interview with BBC presenter Mishal Husain and was heard muttering "no one told me I was going to be interviewed by a Muslim", it has been claimed.
2016-03-26

Bangladesh celebrates 45th Independence Day

Bangladesh will celebrate its 45th Independence Day , the day it emerged as a sovereign nation, breaking the shackles of suppression of Pakistan. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will place wreaths at National Memorial in Savar as a mark of respect to the martyrs.
2016-03-26

Beijing extends leave for new parents as China hopes for more children

Authorities in China's capital will extend leave from work for new mothers and fathers in what appeared to be the latest incentive to encourage families to have more children. Fathers in Beijing will now be entitled to 15 days of paternity leave and mother can get a maximum of seven-month leave
2016-03-25

Paris attack suspect tightlipped after Brussels attack

Key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has "invoked his right to silence" and not spoken to investigators since Saturday, the day after he was arrested in central Brussels. After Brussels attack, investigators met him, but he refused to make any statement
2016-03-25

Suicide bomber kills 25 south of Baghdad: Police

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd after a local football game in a village south of Baghdad, killing at least 25 people, police and medics said.
2016-03-25

Loud explosion, sirens heard in Afghan capital's diplomatic quarter

A loud explosion jolted the diplomatic quarter of Afghanistan's capital evening, breaking a rare period of calm in Kabul.
2016-03-25

Najim Laachraoui confirmed as second airport bomber, linked to Paris

Belgium's federal prosecutor confirmed that Najim Laachraoui was one of the two suicide bombers who struck Brussels airport this week in a series of attacks which left 31 people dead.
2016-03-25

Suspect arrested in new anti-terror raid, slightly hurt in Brussels anti-terror raid: Mayor

Belgian police carrying out a fresh anti-terrorist operation arrested a suspect, who suffered a slight injury, Schaerbeek mayor Bernard Clerfayt told AFP.
2016-03-25

American in North Korea confesses to stealing state secrets

A Korean-American man detained in North Korea has confessed to stealing military secrets and plotting subversion with South Koreans, the North's official news agency reported. Kim Dong-chul, who has previously said he was a naturalized American citizen, was arrested in North Korea in October.
2016-03-25

Two Americans confirmed dead in Brussels attacks; John Kerry visits

At least two Americans have been confirmed killed in the Brussels attacks, a US official said , as secretary of state John Kerry visited the stricken city to express condolences and defended Belgium's counterterrorism efforts against "carping" by critics.
2016-03-25

Prospects of Taliban peace talks dim as frontlines shift

Prospects of jumpstarting peace talks with the Taliban are becoming increasingly dim amid recent battlefield gains by the insurgents in Afghanistan, an embattled government in Kabul and growing suspicions of Pakistan's good intentions in facilitating such negotiations.
2016-03-25

Danish Government plans to strip radical imams of citizenship

Those who preach ideas contrary to the Danish constitution could be stripped of their citizenship if proposals put forward by an anti-immigration party are adopted by the country's government.
2016-03-25

Photo captures coffee shop employees comforting grieving widow

When a womans 37-year-old husband died, she might not have expected employees at her local coffee drive-thru to be so supportive.
2016-03-25

Fighting against Islamic State rages in Syrias Palmyra

Syrian state media and opposition activists say heavy fighting is under way between government troops and Islamic State jihadists on the outskirts of Palmyra, with the two sides exchanging artillery and gunfire. Syrian troops briefly entered the town the previous day but where pushed back.
2016-03-25

Turkish journalists on trial for Syria arms smuggling

Two Turkish journalists ” Cumhuriyet newspaper's chief editor Can Dundar and Ankara representative Erdem Gul ” went on trial on allegations that they revealed state secrets and helped a terror organization with their reports on alleged government-arms smuggling to Syrian rebels.
2016-03-25

Pakistan arrests Indian intelligence officer

Pakistan officials say authorities have arrested an Indian intelligence officer for his involvement in ``subversive activities'' in Pakistan and have protested to India's envoy over the case. He was held in Baluchistan province.
2016-03-25

Wives dragged into fray as Donald Trump-Ted Cruz spat heats up

Donald Trump and his main challenger for the Republican presidential nomination, Ted Cruz, have escalated their bitter feud, taking to social media to clash over two unlikely figures - their wives.
2016-03-25

Brussels bombings: Terror group 'were planning to attack nuclear power station', surveillance suggests

The Brussels bombers were allegedly planning to attack a nuclear power plant and had recorded 10 hours of surveillance footage of Belgium's nuclear power chief, it has been reported.
2016-03-25

Chinese media praises hacker for US spying

Spying on the US is a service to China, state-run media said, singing the praises of a man who confessed to hacking American defence contractors on Beijing's behalf. Chinese national Su Bin, 50, pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets from the companies.
2016-03-25

Playboy magazine eyes possible sale of assets

Playboy Enterprises, known for its iconic but struggling men's lifestyle magazine, said Thursday it had hired an investment adviser to look at a possible sale of the company. The Journal said a sale could yield about $500 million.
2016-03-25

China detains 17 for demanding Xi Jinping's resignation

A total of 17 people have been detained in China following the publication of a letter calling on President Xi Jinping to resign. The letter was posted earlier this month on a state-backed website Wujie Newsm, which was deleted later.
2016-03-25

North Korea threatens South's presidential residence as tensions persist

North Korea's tone has been especially belligerent in recent weeks and personally aimed at South Korean President Park Geun-hye following her warnings of regime collapse in Pyongyang after it conducted a nuclear test and rocket launch earlier this year.
2016-03-25

Alas, poor William Shakespeare. Where does his skull rest?

Curst be he that moves my bones reads part of the inscription above Shakespeares grave at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon. But apparently, someone did.
2016-03-25

Belgian ministers offer to quit over Brussels attacks 'errors'

Belgium held moving ceremonies to mourn the victims of the suicide attacks on Brussels' airport and metro , which struck the symbolic heart of Europe and have put security agencies across the continent on edge.
2016-03-25

Woman tracks down sperm donor and marries him

Despite never having met him, Ms Hart chose cattle farmer Scott Andersen, 45, as a donor because he described himself as "happy and healthy", according to the Mirror. She decided to contact him through the formal channels of the IVF clinic, allowing him to turn down a request for contact.
2016-03-25

Ted Cruz calls Donald Trump a 'sniveling coward'

The feud between Republican presidential contenders Donald Trump and Ted Cruz over their spouses heated up , with Cruz calling the party front-runner "a sniveling coward" for threatening his wife on Twitter.
2016-03-25

What's in your briefcase? Vladimir Putin ribs John Kerry ahead of Syria talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin took a keen interest in the briefcase of visiting US secretary of state John Kerry, wondering aloud if it perhaps contained cash intended to sway his opinion on Syria's future.
2016-03-25

Hunt continues in Belgium for the `fourth man'

Three suicide bombers who struck Brussels airport and a metro train in attacks claimed by the Islamic State were identified , as the manhunt for a fourth suspect whose suitcase bomb failed to detonate intensified.
2016-03-25

Fears priest 'kidnapped by Isis' may be crucified on Good Friday

The Indian priest was captured during an attack on a retirement home in Yemen which killed 16
2016-03-24

Six arrested in Brussels after attacks: Prosecutors

Six people were arrested Thursday in a series of police operations in the Belgian capital, the federal prosecutor's office said, two days after jihadist attacks in Brussels left 31 dead.
2016-03-24

Russia's special forces officer killed in Syria - Interfax

A Russian special forces officer has been killed in a combat operation near Palmyra in Syria, Interfax news agency reported , citing a Russian military source in Syria.
2016-03-24

Kerry says agreed with Russia to speed up peace effort in Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that he had agreed with Russian leaders to accelerate efforts to achieve a political solution in Syria.
2016-03-24

Pope washes feet of refugees, says 'we are brothers'

Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of Muslim, Orthodox, Hindu and Catholic refugees today, declaring them children of the same God, in a gesture of welcome and brotherhood at a time when anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant sentiment has spiked following the Brussels attacks.
2016-03-24

Nobel body denounces Rushdie fatwa, after 27 years

After a silence lasting 27 years, the Swedish institution which awards the Nobel Prize for Literature denounced the Iranian fatwa on British writer Salman Rushdie.
2016-03-24

Belgium attacks suspect sent to Netherlands by Turkey in 2015

Dutch officials Thursday confirmed that one of the Brussels airport suicide bombers was expelled by Turkey and sent to the Netherlands last year, but stressed he had been unknown to Dutch law enforcement.
2016-03-24

Belgian ministers offer to quit over security lapses

Belgium's interior and justice ministers offered to resign over a failure to track an Islamic State militant expelled by Turkey as a suspected fighter and who blew himself up at Brussels airport this week.
2016-03-24

Israel soldier held after wounded Palestinian shot in head

An Israeli soldier was caught on video today shooting a wounded Palestinian assailant in the head as he lay on the ground, with footage of the incident spreading widely online.
2016-03-24

Bangladesh top court confirms Islamists death sentence

Bangladesh supreme court has upheld the death penalty of a top Islamist militant for carrying out a bomb attack in 2005 that had left eight secular activists dead, authorities said . Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) was banned after a series of bombings across the country in 2005.
2016-03-24

New Zealand votes to keep current flag in nationwide poll

New Zealand has voted to keep its current flag by a margin of 57 per cent to 43 per cent in a nationwide poll that ended . More than 2 million people voted in the ballot to decide whether to keep the British Union Jack on their flag or replace it with a silver fern.
2016-03-24

Sudanese forces use 'sexual violence on female activists'

Sudan's security forces have used sexual violence and intimidation to stop female activists from protesting and carrying out human rights campaigns, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said . The powerful National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) regularly detains rights workers.
2016-03-24

Iraq launches offensive to recapture ISIS-held Mosul

The Iraqi military backed by US-led coalition aircraft launched a long-awaited operation to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, a military spokesman said. It was not immediately clear how long such a complex and taxing offensive would take to be successful.
2016-03-24

Japanese journalists allege government pressure on media

A group of five Japanese journalists has accused prime minister Shinzo Abe's government of pressuring broadcasters to reduce criticism of its policies, but also lamented what they called a failure by the media to live up to its convictions.
2016-03-24

North Korea claims more progress in missile development

North Korea said that it had successfully conducted a high-powered, solid-fuel rocket engine test, which if confirmed would be a major step forward in boosting its missile attack capability against South Korea and the United States. South Korea said it needs to analyze the statement.
2016-03-24

Last call of missing Indian in Brussels tracked to metro, says government

Indian embassy in Brussels is making efforts to locate Raghavendran Ganesh since the terror attacks at the Brussels airport and the metro which left 31 dead and 300 injured. "Raghavendran Ganesh -- We have tracked his last call in Brussels. He was travelling in the metro rail," Swaraj tweeted.
2016-03-24

American Muslims defy Ted Cruz's call for surveillance

After Senator Ted Cruz called for increased surveillance of Muslims in the US, many people in this community and others like it either challenged the Republican presidential candidate or dismissed his comments as mostly meaningless rhetoric.
2016-03-24

Six Chinese nationals wounded in Laos bus shooting: Report

Six Chinese nationals were wounded in a bus shooting in northern Laos , the official Xinhua news agency said, the latest flare-up of violence affecting Chinese in the country as Beijing extends its economic influence in Southeast Asia.
2016-03-24

New Zealand votes to keep current flag in nationwide poll

New Zealand has voted to keep its current flag by a margin of 57 percent to 43 percent in a nationwide poll that ended . The current flag has been the national symbol since 1902. It was up against a new design that was winnowed from more than 10,000 entries submitted by the public.
2016-03-24

Brussels attacks: How Saudi Arabia's influence and a deal to get oil contracts sowed seeds of radicalism in Belgium

There are many reasons why Belgium has become a hotbed of radical Islamism. Some of the answers may lie in the implanting of Saudi Salafist preachers in the country from the 1960s. Keen to secure oil contracts, Belgium's King Baudouin offered to Saudi King Faisal to set up a mosque in the capital in 1967.
2016-03-24

Brussels attacks: As siblings again unite to unleash terror, experts ask what drives them

The identification of Khalid and Ibrahim El Bakraoui as suicide bombers in the deadly Brussels attacks is confronting investigators and counterterrorism experts with a disturbingly recurrent question: Why do so many terrorists turn out to be brothers?
2016-03-24

Japanese aspiring jihadi detained in Turkey, says official

The man was intercepted on his way to the IS-held Syrian town of Jarablus and is now in custody. The official told the AP he had a Japanese passport on him and told interrogators that he wanted to join IS.
2016-03-24

Demonising Muslims can alienate partners in ISIS fight: Hillary Clinton

Criticising the Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz for their anti-Muslim rhetoric, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has said demonising Muslims could alienate partners and undermine moderates needed to fight against ISIS.
2016-03-24

Rise of Donald Trump is 'scary', says France's Nicolas Sarkozy

Donald Trump is "scary" and his popularity in the United States is worrying, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said . "This man does not deserve as much attention as he gets. What is so scary is the impact he has," Sarkozy said.
2016-03-24

Mozambique debris 'almost certainly from MH370': Australia

Two pieces of debris recently discovered along the coast of Mozambique are "highly likely" to have come from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australian officials said Thursday. Flight 370 disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 aboard.
2016-03-24

Brussels terror: Turkey deported airport attacker in 2015, Belgium released him

2016-03-24

Prague zoo finds new use of elephant dung--making paper

At first, their elephant dung was sold to gardeners as fertilizer. Now Prague Zoo has come up with a new use for it: making paper.
2016-03-24

Meditation, yoga can help treat back pain: Study

Meditation, yoga and cognitive behavioural therapy may result in greater improvement among adults with back pain when compared with usual care, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found.
2016-03-24

Soon, clean clothes with sunlight

A spot of sunshine s all it could take to clean your clothes within minutes, as scien ists, including those of Indianorigin, have developed a lowcost, efficient way to grow nanostructures on textiles that can degrade organic matter when exposed to light.
2016-03-24

Michelle rocks in Kashmiri creation in Cuba

US First Lady Michelle Obama opted for Kashmiri embroidered dress by Indian-American designer Naeem Khan at the Cuba state dinner.
2016-03-24

China hails Nepal's new Constitution as `historic'

Nepalese PM K P Sharma Oli pledged he would not allow any activity in his country that would impair China's interests. Nepal's relationship with China is higher than the Mount Everest and superior than the Great Wall, Chinese media quoted visiting Oli as saying.
2016-03-24

IS claims Christian convert's killing in B'desh

Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for stabbing a Christian to death in Bangladesh as a lesson to others, an online group that monitors extremist activity said.
2016-03-24

Did taxi mix-up limit bombings?

A mix-up by a Brussels taxi dispatcher may have prevented more carnage at the city's airport , Belgium's DH newspaper reported, saying the cab firm sent a smaller car to pick up the bombers than the one ordered.
2016-03-24

Tales of miracle and tragedy - 19-year-old survives Boston, Paris, Brussels

An American Mormon missionary has been injured in the Brussels attacks -after surviving the attacks in both Boston and Paris. Mason Wells, 19, from Utah was close to an explosion at Brussels' Zaventem Airport .
2016-03-24

IS's merchants of death are calm, determined, ready to die

The grainy image captured on a surveillance camera at Brussels airport shows three men pushing luggage carts into the check-in terminal. Their expressions seem casual, even relaxed.
2016-03-24

Race to White House - Trump, Clinton win Arizona primary amid fury over Brussels

The bombs went off in Belgium, but the splinters and smoke reached into the United States. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump moved steadily towards clinching their respective party nomination as presidential candidates by winning the primaries in Arizona even as the terrorist attack Brussels cast an ugly national security shadow over America.
2016-03-23

Race to White House - Trump, Clinton win Arizona primary amid fury over Brussels

The bombs went off in Belgium, but the splinters and smoke reached into the United States. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump moved steadily towards clinching their respective party nomination as presidential candidates by winning the primaries in Arizona even as the terrorist attack Brussels cast an ugly national security shadow over America.
2016-03-23

Bomber brothers, on run since raid on March 15, struck in Brussels

The attacks in Brussels were carried out by two brothers who detonated suicide bombs, with at least one more participant believed to be at large. Belgian authorities said . All three are believed to have been part of the planning and execution of the November 13 attacks in Paris.
2016-03-23

Cruz scores Bush endorsement after key Trump, Clinton wins

White House contender Ted Cruz scored the critical endorsement of ex-Florida governor Jeb Bush , after the Republican and Democratic frontrunners scored key victories in the western state of Arizona.
2016-03-23

IS trains 400 fighters to attack Europe in wave of bloodshed

The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum carnage.
2016-03-23

Brussels airport closed to passengers until at least Saturday

2016-03-23

Poland to stop taking in migrants after Brussels attacks

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said Warsaw would not take in its share of migrants under an EU plan because of the jihadist attacks that killed 31 people in Brussels. "We're forced above all to ensure the security of our fellow citizens," Szydlo said.
2016-03-23

Kerry to visit Belgium in show of US support after bombings

US secretary of state John Kerry will visit Belgium to voice US support for investigations of Tuesday's bombings, a State Department spokesman said after Kerry arrived in Moscow for talks on Syria and Ukraine.
2016-03-23

In US, man wont descend tall tree, despite police coaxing

A man is refusing to leave his perch near the top of an 24-metre tree in Seattle, despite hours of coaxing. Authorities were alerted to the unidentified man morning, and he was still clinging to its branches more than 20 hours later. The man refused to speak and threw an apple at medics.
2016-03-23

Barack Obama considering visit to Hiroshima, US official says

The White House is considering a possible visit by President Barack Obama to Hiroshima, the Japanese city devastated in history's first atomic bombing in World War II, a US official said. The official said Obama's trip to Hiroshima had not been ruled out during the president's G7 meeting in Japan.
2016-03-23

Vegetarian and vegan diets could save millions of lives and cut global warming, study finds

Millions of lives could be saved by the year 2050 if people adopt vegetarian diets, according to research by Oxford University. Cutting down on meat consumption worldwide would also protect the planet by cutting emissions by two thirds, and avoid costs in 1tln linked to climate change and healthcare.
2016-03-23

Brussels Airport baggage handler named as 'hero' after pulling wounded people to safety during attacks

A luggage handler has emerged as a hero in the Brussels attacks after witnesses told how he pulled seven wounded people to safety. He said he saw people whose legs were destroyed in the blast or had sustained awful injuries. He told AFP he heard Arabic shouting before the two bomb blasts.
2016-03-23

Russia accuses Ukraine of ignoring peace deal

Russia accused Ukraine of dragging its feet on implementing last year's ceasefire agreement as Moscow sought to press its point in a new round of high-level diplomacy. Fighting in Ukraine's industrial heartland has killed over 9,100 people and left large swaths of land under rebel control.
2016-03-23

Brussels terror attacks generate nearly 17.5 million more Google News results than Ankara car bombing

The attacks in Brussels, which killed at least 31 people and injured more than 200, have led to international condemnation of terrorism. Media outlets have been reporting on the events since the news broke and images showing the world standing in solidarity with Brussels have been widely circulating.
2016-03-23

Atlanta airport evacuated day after deadly Brussels bombings

US officials sought to confirm the whereabouts of Americans missing in Brussels following Tuesday's suicide bombings and Atlanta's airport was briefly evacuated because of a suspicious package as travelers remained on edge.
2016-03-23

Kashmir is 'jugular vein' of Pakistan: President

President Mamnoon Hussain called Kashmir the "jugular vein of Pakistan" on Pakistan parade day. The Pakistan Day is observed to commemorate a resolution passed by a gathering of Muslims in Lahore in 1940, urging a separate country for Muslims.
2016-03-23

Vietnam jails prominent blogger for anti-state posts

A court in Hanoi sentenced a prominent Vietnamese blogger to five years in prison for posting anti-state writings , which highlighted the communist country's tough approach to dissent. Nguyen Huu Vinh was convicted of abusing democratic freedoms to infringe on the interests of the state.
2016-03-23

Donald Trump threatens to 'spill the beans' on Ted Cruz's wife

Donald Trump has threatened Ted Cruz's wife in a cryptic tweet, saying he would "spill the beans" on her. It is unclear exactly about what Trump could "spill the beans" on Cruz's wife, Heidi, but the Republican front-runner has shown he will strike opponents with low-blows.
2016-03-23

Pakistan has resolved to wipe out terror from its soil: Nawaz Sharif

Noting that Pakistan is faced with "unprecedented" threat of terrorism and extremism, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asserted that these "evils" will be defeated and "completely wiped out from our soil".
2016-03-23

Japan, mulling new fighter jets, opens talks with defense contractors

Japan has opened talks with Western defense contractors about building a new generation of fighter jets, sources say, in what would mark an important milestone in Tokyo's strategy to maintain its air superiority over rival China.
2016-03-23

David Headley refuses to answer questions about wife

Deposing in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case, Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley refused to answer questions about his wife Shazia to whom he had disclosed his links with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT). "Shazia is still my legally wedded wife. I don't want to answer any question about Shazia," he said.
2016-03-23

Brussels attacks: El Bakraoui brothers named as suicide bombers

Two suicide bombers who blew themselves up at Brussels airport are believed to be brothers who were being sought for links with key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, RTBF television reported , citing police sources.
2016-03-23

North Korea threatens to attack South Korean presidential house

N Korea has threatened to attack the official residence of S Korean President. In an online statement, North's Committee for Peaceful Reunification of Korea said: "From this moment, North's army will push for retaliatory war to eliminate US and Park's followers in name of justice."
2016-03-23

Two Palestinian clowns offer relief to kids in Gaza hospitals

A pair of Palestinian clowns is offering some laughs and relief to children with chronic illnesses at pediatric wards in hospitals in the Gaza Strip.
2016-03-23

John Kerry off to Russia for Syria talks after Brussels attacks

Kerry departed from Washington late after accompanying President Barack Obama to Cuba and speaking by phone from Havana with the Belgian foreign minister to offer condolences for the victims of the attacks and any assistance Brussels might need.
2016-03-23

Brussels attacks: World Trade Center lit in solidarity with Belgium

New York's World Trade Center was lit in solidarity with Belgium after around 35 people were killed in bombings in Brussels. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo posted a picture of the 408-foot (124-meter) spire colored black, yellow and red on Twitter.
2016-03-23

Pakistan Day to be celebrated

It was on this day in 1940 that a mammoth gathering of Muslims at Minto Park in Lahore adopted a resolution that paved way for creation of Pakistan. It is a public holiday and national flag is hoisted at all major government and private buildings.
2016-03-23

Brussels attacks: Peruvian mother of 3-year-old twins among first victim named

Adelma Tapia Ruiz, a Peruvian woman who had lived in Brussels for almost nine years, was traveling with her twin 3-year-old daughters, Maureen and Alondra, to visit her mother in New York when two bombs exploded at Brussels Airport . Tapia, 36, was killed, making her one of the first known victims of the assaults.
2016-03-23

Barack Obama arrives in Argentina to reset relations after years of tension

US President Barack Obama arrived in Argentina to reset diplomatic relations and strengthen trade ties with a country that was part of South America's left-wing bloc until pro-business President Mauricio Macri took power in December.
2016-03-23

US issues travel warning to citizens heading to Europe, warns of near term attack

Alerting American citizens travelling to Europe to exercise caution and remain alert in the wake of the terrorist attack in Brussels that killed around 35 people, the US has warned of a near term terrorist attack in Europe.
2016-03-23

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton win Arizona primaries

US Republican front-runner Donald Trump and Democratic favorite Hillary Clinton swept to victory in Arizona as states in the American West weighed in on the 2016 presidential race.
2016-03-23

Chinese censors: Stop poking fun at Zuckerberg

China's censors have urged the media to stop the spread of "malicious" comments about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's Beijing visit.
2016-03-23

Xi: Nepal can be a bridge between China, India

Chinese president Xi Jinping has indicated that Beijing would elevate Nepal's diplomatic status and treat it as a bridge between China and India.
2016-03-23

Trump rhetoric gets muscles from Brussels

The I-told-you so! was quick in coming. Donald Trump, the billionaire US presidential aspirant, ramped up muscular talk of closing American borders to immi grants and foreigners, particu arly Muslims, saying, this whole thing will get worse as time goes by , hours after the Brussels terrorist attack.
2016-03-23

To counter lodging apps, chains look at microhotels to woo tourists

On a recent business trip to New York, Kelly Buck went small for her hotel room - as in 100 square feet. The marketing executive from New York sought a good deal and found one at Pod 39, one of a growing number of so-called microhotels that are taking a smaller-is-better approach. And the price, about $100 a night, was right.
2016-03-23

Trump looks to Arizona, Utah to build on his Republican lead

US Republican front-runner Donald Trump looked to Arizona and Utah to add to his big lead in the party's presidential nominating race in what would be another blow to an anti-Trump movement organized by establishment Republicans.
2016-03-22

Molenbeek: A tiny suburb in the dock

The precinct of Molenbeek in the north western fringes of Brussels is spread over 3 square km but is densely populated: Almost 100,000 people live in this impoverished neighbourhood cheek-by-jowl with the country's wealthiest.
2016-03-22

Arrest of Paris attack suspect led to strikes?

Tuesday's blasts in Brussels come just days after the dramatic arrest of Salah Abdeslam -the prime suspect in the Paris terror attacks -from the city's Molenbeek area after four months on the run.
2016-03-22

Message from Brussels blasts: They're down, but not out

Experts believe Tuesday's terror strikes in Brussels aren't so much about revenge but simply an audacious attempt to demonstrate their ability to strike. They may be down but the message is: They are definitely not out.
2016-03-22

World leaders condemn Brussels attacks, landmarks lit up in Belgium's colours

World leaders united in condemning the carnage in Brussels and vowed to combat terrorism after the strike by Islamic State jihadists on the symbolic heart of Europe. Several global landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris, were lit up in the black, yellow and red of the national flag.
2016-03-22

Denver airport evacuates part of terminal to investigate possible threat

Denver International Airport evacuated a section of its main terminal as officials investigated a possible security threat, airport officials said on Twitter.
2016-03-22

Twitter users express support for Brussels with its iconic fountain

The statue of a cheekily urinating boy that has long drawn tourists to Brussels' city centre took on a new role on the Internet after attacks in the city that killed at least 30 people.
2016-03-22

Homeland Security: No 'specific, credible' threat to US

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says there is no "specific, credible intelligence'' of any plots against the United States like those carried out in Brussels.
2016-03-22

Dutch police: Warning shot fired during arrests in Amsterdam

Dutch officers fired a warning shot during the arrest of three suspects at Amsterdam's central station evening, an official police tweet said.
2016-03-22

Dutch police say they fire warning shot during arrests in Amsterdam

Dutch officers fired a warning shot during the arrest of three suspects at Amsterdam's central station evening, an official police tweet said.
2016-03-22

Belgians turn to Twitter to offer rooms, rides, after attacks

Brussels residents turned to Twitter to offer people stranded in the Belgian capital rooms and transport after twin blasts on the airport and a rush-hour metro train. A new Twitter account was created to offer practical help by connecting "people who need to travel with drivers who have empty seats".
2016-03-22

US commander apologizes for hospital bombing in Afghanistan

The new commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan General John W Nicholson apologized for the American bombing of a the now-closed Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) hospital in Kunduz last year that killed 42 people and wounded 37 more after meeting family members of victims.
2016-03-22

Brussels terror attack: Police launch manhunt for suspect, release his picture

Police issued a wanted notice for a man suspected of involvement in Tuesday's bomb attacks at Brussels airport that left at least 10 people dead. Calling for information, they issued a photograph of a man, dressed in a white shirt and jacket and wearing a dark hat, as he pushed a luggage trolley through the airport.
2016-03-22

China to banish bizarre foreign names for residential compounds

China will seek to root out geographic names that are foreign and "bizarre", especially for residential compounds, Xinhua quoted a minister as saying. As China opened further to the outside world, such names gained popularity, as a way of showing people who live there are international and modern.
2016-03-22

Brussels 'a disaster city,' Donald Trump says after attacks

Brussels is "a disaster city" where assimilation has failed, US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Tuesday after a series of apparently coordinated explosions rocked the Belgian capital's airport and a metro station.
2016-03-22

Brussels 'a disaster city,' Donald Trump says after attacks

Brussels is "a disaster city" where assimilation has failed, US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Tuesday after a series of apparently coordinated explosions rocked the Belgian capital's airport and a metro station.
2016-03-22

Tintin weeps as world puts an arm around Belgium

Within hours of Brussels attacks , tens of thousands of people were sharing images on social media of the country's most famous creation in tears.
2016-03-22

In Cuba, Obama says time to bury last remnants of Cold War in Americas

US President Barack Obama urged Cubans to look to the future with hope, casting his historic visit to the communist nation as a moment to "bury the last remnants of the Cold War in the Americas". Despite the thaw in both the US and Cuba, he acknowledged the deep differences between the two nations.
2016-03-22

In Cuba, Obama says time to bury last remnants of Cold War in Americas

US President Barack Obama urged Cubans to look to the future with hope, casting his historic visit to the communist nation as a moment to "bury the last remnants of the Cold War in the Americas". Despite the thaw in both the US and Cuba, he acknowledged the deep differences between the two nations.
2016-03-22

The brothel buster: Meet the man who gets paid to have sex with prostitutes

John is one of several private investigators being hired in Australia as 'brothel busters'. He can provide them with highly graphic detail about the services on offer however, filing reports that can run for up to three pages and include dates, times, people, places, who, what, when, where and how much.
2016-03-22

Strangers bring gifts to newborn after text message mix-up

Dennis Williams received texts about a newborn from complete strangers and decided to surprise them with gifts. It was a complete surprise for the new parents and they shared the exchange on facebook.
2016-03-22

Terror strikes Brussels: Explosions at airport, subway kill 34

Thirty-four people were killed in attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital , according to public broadcaster VRT. It also said police had found a Kalashnikov assault rifle next to the body of an attacker at the airport.
2016-03-22

Coordinated terror attacks in Brussels leave 34 dead

Thirty-four people were killed in attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital , according to public broadcaster VRT. It also said police had found a Kalashnikov assault rifle next to the body of an attacker at the airport.
2016-03-22

'It was a war scene': Eyewitnesses describe Brussels terror attack

Bombs struck the Brussels airport and one of the city's metro stations Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens, as a European capital was again locked down amid heightened security threats.
2016-03-22

Liberia closes border with Ebola-hit Guinea

Liberia has closed its border with Guinea as a precaution against Ebola following at least four deaths from the virus in Guinea, information minister Lenn Eugene Nangbe said. The deaths occurred since February 29, while Liberia was declared free of new transmissions of the virus in January.
2016-03-22

Christian convert stabbed to death in Bangladesh

Suspected Islamist militants stabbed a Christian convert to death in northern Bangladesh, the latest in a series of attacks on minorities in the Muslim-majority nation. Police said three attackers on a motorcycle stabbed Hossain Ali, 68, while he was having his morning walk in Kurigram, north of Dhaka.
2016-03-22

Baghdad politics slows fight against ISIS in Iraqs Anbar

Iraqi forces, supported by coalition air strikes, are clearing territory as they continue to prepare a push to retake the Islamic State-held Mosul. However, the progress has been slowed by a political crisis that has prompted the government to pull some forces back from the front to secure Baghdad.
2016-03-22

After Brussels attacks, Europe freezes air and rail links

Europe has frozen air and rail links to Brussels as authorities tightened security in alarm over a series of deadly bomb blasts ripped through the city and killed at least 28 people. The Belgian capital has been locked down. Brussels is home to the headquarters of the European Union and NATO.
2016-03-22

Terror strikes Brussels: Explosions at airport, subway kill 28

Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system , prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe. At least 28 people were reported dead.
2016-03-22

Terror strikes Brussels, explosions at airport, subway; 28 killed

Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system , prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe. At least 28 people were reported dead.
2016-03-22

Brussels attack condemnable, Modi; no Indian among dead

Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the attacks at the Brussels airport as "condemnable" and "disturbing" even as external affairs ministry said no Indian casuality was reported so far. A string of explosions rocked Brussels airport and a city metro station killing over 20 people.
2016-03-22

Brussels explosions: Blood and panic after terror strikes

The normally bustling departure hall at Zaventem was wrecked by the morning rush-hour blasts, with part of the ceiling collapsing near the check-in desks and many of the huge plate glass windows blown out by the attack.
2016-03-22

US encouraged by Colombia peace talks after Cuba meeting

US secretary of state John Kerry was encouraged by progress in the Colombian peace process after meeting in Havana with representatives of Colombia's Marxist Farc guerrilla group and the Bogota government, a US official said. The Colombian war is the region's longest-running conflict.
2016-03-22

Bangladesh confirms first Zika case, patient never been overseas

Bangladesh confirmed its first case of the Zika virus in an old sample of blood from a 67-year old man who had not been overseas, health ministry officials said. The Zika outbreak is affecting large parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, with Brazil the hardest hit.
2016-03-22

Brussels airport blast was a suicide attack - federal prosecutor

The deadly explosions at Brussels airport were carried out by a suicide bomber, Belgium's federal prosecutor said, broadcasters VTM and RTBF reported, without giving more details.
2016-03-22

In Pakistan, 17 Hindus among 20 dead after consuming spurious liquor

At least 17 Hindus were among 20 people who died after consuming spurious liquor during Holi celebrations in Pakistan's Sindh, two years after a similar tragedy struck the country's southern province. A senior police official said they consumed the liquor to celebrate Holi.
2016-03-22

In Pakistan, 17 Hindus among 20 dead after consuming spurious liquor

At least 17 Hindus were among 20 people who died after consuming spurious liquor during Holi celebrations in Pakistan's Sindh, two years after a similar tragedy struck the country's southern province. A senior police official said they consumed the liquor to celebrate Holi.
2016-03-22

Francois Hollande calls emergency meeting after Brussels blasts

French President Francois Hollande called an emergency meeting of senior government ministers after a series of explosions in Brussels. The deadly explosions were carried out at Brussels airport earlier by a suicide bomber, Belgium's federal prosecutor said.
2016-03-22

Brussels blast: Many dead and wounded, says police

Belgian police said that a blast at a metro station near the EU institutions caused deaths and injuries, without offering further details. A Belgian prosecutor in a statement confirmed the explosion at the Maalbeek metro station.
2016-03-22

2 explosions heard at Brussels airport, several injured: Report

Several people are injured in an explosions that rocked the departure hall of Brussels airport this morning, local media reported. Two explosions were heard at the Brussels airport, media reports said. The exact cause of the explosions is not known.
2016-03-22

Airline system glitch strands 16,000 at Japan airports

A computer system malfunction forced Japan's All Nippon Airways to cancel more than 100 domestic flights . The trouble stopped reservations, ticket sales and boarding procedures, affecting at least 16,100 passengers at 49 airports throughout Japan
2016-03-22

Vietnam puts blogger on trial for anti-state posts

Ha Huy Son says Nguyen Huu Vinh and his assistant, Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, who were accused of abusing democratic freedoms to infringe on the interests of the state, will stand trial Wednesday in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital. The offense carries up to seven years in prison.
2016-03-22

Donald Trump rules out troops to fight IS, wants Nato scaled down

Leading Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has ruled out sending thousands of US ground troops to fight IS but has supported use of air power to defeat the terror outfit even as he said America needs to rethink its involvement in Nato.
2016-03-22

Myanmar president to include Aung San Suu Kyi in his Cabinet

Myanmar's president-elect proposed an 18-member cabinet that will include party leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the former dissident who for decades had campaigned for a democratically elected government to replace the country's military junta.
2016-03-22

US President Obama and Raul Castro reopen old wounds

2016-03-22

Nepal can be a bridge between China and India: Xi Jinping

Nepal can be a bridge between China and India, President Xi Jinping said and asserted that it is in the common interest of the "two big neighbours" that Nepal enjoys stability and development.
2016-03-22

Nepal can be a bridge between China and India: Xi Jinping

Nepal can be a bridge between China and India, President Xi Jinping said and asserted that it is in the common interest of the "two big neighbours" that Nepal enjoys stability and development.
2016-03-22

Majority of Norwegians 'do not believe in God' for first time in country's history

The number of Norwegians who say they do not believe in God has reached an all-time record. An annual survey answered by 4,000 Norwegians revealed that those replying "no" or "don't know" to the question "Do you believe in God?" now comfortably outweighed those who said "yes".
2016-03-22

High risk of theft of Pakistan nuclear weapons: US report

With Pakistan moving towards tactical nuclear weapons, there is an increasingly higher risk of nuclear theft, a US think-tank report has warned. "Overall, the risk of nuclear theft in Pakistan appears to be high," said the report released by the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School.
2016-03-22

High risk of theft of Pakistan nuclear weapons: US report

With Pakistan moving towards tactical nuclear weapons, there is an increasingly higher risk of nuclear theft, a US think-tank report has warned. "Overall, the risk of nuclear theft in Pakistan appears to be high," said the report released by the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School.
2016-03-22

New York's millionaires call for higher taxes for the wealthy to target poverty

New Yorks infrastructure is crumbling and the only way to improve it is to tax the states wealthiest citizens more highly. This was the demand made , not by activists from Occupy Wall Street, but by some of states wealthiest citizens.
2016-03-22

White House pours cold water on Obama-Fidel Castro meeting

The White House has all but ruled out a meeting between Barack Obama and veteran Cuban leader Fidel Castro during the US president's trip to Cuba. Senior Obama foreign policy aide Ben Rhodes said that neither the administration nor the Cuba authorities had asked for a meeting between Obama and the 89-year-old.
2016-03-22

White House pours cold water on Obama-Fidel Castro meeting

The White House has all but ruled out a meeting between Barack Obama and veteran Cuban leader Fidel Castro during the US president's trip to Cuba. Senior Obama foreign policy aide Ben Rhodes said that neither the administration nor the Cuba authorities had asked for a meeting between Obama and the 89-year-old.
2016-03-22

Aung San Suu Kyi nominated to join cabinet-parliament speaker

Suu Kyi led the NLD to a landslide win, but a constitution drafted by the former junta bars her from the presidency because her two sons are British citizens, as was her late husband. The incoming government will take power next month.
2016-03-22

Paris attacks 'accomplice' DNA found on explosives

Belgian and French prosecutors met in Brussels to discuss the probe into the carnage in the French capital, following Friday's dramatic arrest of prime suspect Salah Abdeslam in Brussels after four months on the run.
2016-03-22

South Korea detects first Zika virus case

South Korean authorities have detected the first Zika virus case in the country, the Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced . Zika is known as a virus that spreads through bites from a specific mosquito.
2016-03-22

Obama vows to help Cuban entrepreneurs, improve internet access

US president Barack Obama has vowed to help Cuban entrepreneurs prosper and said that he will continue working to adopt changes that would improve and increase access to internet on the island, the media reported .
2016-03-22

Obama presses Cuba's Castro on human rights during historic visit

US President Barack Obama pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island , publicly sparring with President Raul Castro who showed flashes of anger and hit back at US "double standards".
2016-03-22

Soft drink cos may sue UK govt over sugar tax

Soft drinks makers including Coca Cola are reportedly considering suing the Government over George Osborne's plans to implement a tax on sugary drinks, which could never see the light of day.
2016-03-21

Nepal signs transit treaty with China, to get rail link

China promised non-interference in Nepal's internal affairs as the two sides signed 10 agree ments, including a landmark transit treaty to end the land locked country's total depend ence on India, while Beijing agreed to extend the strategic Tibet rail link to Nepal to boost connectivity.
2016-03-21

Obama, Castro lay bare tensions on embargo, human rights

Laying bare a half-century of tensions, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro prodded each other Monday over human rights and the longstanding US economic embargo during an unprecedented joint news conference that stunned Cubans unaccustomed to their leaders being aggressively questioned.
2016-03-21

Republican donors finally unite, against Trump

"You have all these people who backed different candidates, and now they are uniting," said Brian Baker, a political adviser to the Ricketts family.
2016-03-21

Republican donors finally unite, against Trump

"You have all these people who backed different candidates, and now they are uniting," said Brian Baker, a political adviser to the Ricketts family.
2016-03-21

Obama in Cuba: Bread and circus ” American style

As US President Obama met his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro at Havana's Palace of the Revolution , American-style democracy, entertainment and free enterprise is knocking at the doors of a nation long denied the bread and circus that is all too plentiful in the sole superpower to its north.
2016-03-21

Obama in Cuba: Bread and circus ” American style

As US President Obama met his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro at Havana's Palace of the Revolution , American-style democracy, entertainment and free enterprise is knocking at the doors of a nation long denied the bread and circus that is all too plentiful in the sole superpower to its north.
2016-03-21

Congos former vice-president convicted for war crimes

The International Criminal Court convicted a former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba of murder, rape and pillage committed by members of his militia in the Central African Republic in 2002-2003. The judgment was hailed as a landmark in the fight against impunity for sex crimes in conflict.
2016-03-21

French billionaire Dassault to face trial for tax fraud

French billionaire industrialist Serge Dassault is to face trial on suspicion of stashing several million euros in Luxembourg and Liechstenstein, a source close to the investigation said . The case has been committed directly to trial without a preliminary inquiry.
2016-03-21

Brazils restive rich draft a duck to protest against president

If any symbol captures the anger of rich and upper middle-class Brazilians who have taken to the streets to protest against President Dilma Rousseff, it might be a giant, inflatable yellow duck. Brazil's business leaders have adopted the duck to fight against what they describe as the economic quackery of Rousseff,
2016-03-21

In Cuba, Obama meets Raul for historic summit

In a long-anticipated moment, US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shook hands warmly and greeted each other at the Revolutionary Palace. It was the leaders' first meeting since Obama arrived in Cuba and a milestone in the new era between the two countries.
2016-03-21

In Cuba, Barack Obama meets Raul Castro for historic summit

In a long-anticipated moment, US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shook hands warmly and greeted each other at the Revolutionary Palace. It was the leaders' first meeting since Obama arrived in Cuba and a milestone in the new era between the two countries.
2016-03-21

Peeved with India, Nepal set to offer railway, airport, oil and gas projects to China

2016-03-21

1,600 migrants land in Greece, despite EU-Turkey deal

More than 1,600 migrants have landed in Greece since a landmark EU-Turkish deal on curbing the influx took effect, officials said , highlighting the challenges still facing efforts to tackle the crisis.
2016-03-21

4 US Senators meet Saudi King Salman ahead of Obama visit

The Saudi Press Agency says the delegation was led by ranking Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Ben Cardin, D-M.D., and included Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Maryland, Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Republican Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon.
2016-03-21

The US-Cuba relationship - A timeline

Here's a look at how the relationship between the US and Cuba soured and is now back on the mend.
2016-03-21

Accomplice of top Paris attacks suspect named, details sought

Belgium is appealing to the public for information about Najim Laachraoui, who is said to have traveled to Syria in 2013. It said Laachraoui was checked by guards at the Austria-Hungary border while driving in a Mercedes with attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, who was captured in Brussels .
2016-03-21

Israel brings 19 of last Yemeni Jews in secret operation

Some of Yemen's last remaining Jews have arrived in Israel after a clandestine operation retrieved them from the war-torn country, Israeli NGO Jewish Agency said. Hundreds of Jews have arrived in Israel from Yemen in recent years, but the most recent arrivals could mark the end of this immigration.
2016-03-21

NY millionaires write to governor in favour of higher taxes

A group of more than 40 millionaires in New York state have written to Governor Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers calling on them to consider raising taxes on the state's wealthiest residents to help address poverty and rebuild failing infrastructure.
2016-03-21

Majority of Norwegians 'do not believe in God' for first time in country's history

The number of Norwegians who say they do not believe in God has reached an all-time record and eclipsed those who do believe for the first time ever, according to reports.
2016-03-21

Indonesia protests Chinas retrieval of illegal fishing boat

Indonesia protested the Chinese coast guard's retrieval of a ship while it was detained for fishing illegally in Indonesian waters. The fishing vessel Kway Fey was being towed when a Chinese coastguard vessel collided with it, allowing its escape.
2016-03-21

China, Nepal agree to build first strategic rail link

China agreed to Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli's request to build a strategic railway link between the two countries through Tibet to reduce land-locked Nepal's total dependence on India, as the two sides cemented their ties by signing 10 agreements including a landmark transit trade deal.
2016-03-21

Australia PM threatens early election over Senate deadlock

In a surprise move, Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull threatened to hold early general election if the Senate fails to end a deadlock and pass two key labour bills aimed at curbing corruption. The Senate rejected the bills put forward by the lower house to re-establish a construction industry watchdog.
2016-03-21

Russian court finds Ukrainian woman pilot guilty of murder

A Russian court found Ukrainian woman pilot Nadezhda Savchenko guilty of complicity to murder two Russian journalists in war-torn eastern Ukraine. The judge recounted the circumstances of the case, saying Savchenko was part of a "criminal group" and aimed to kill an "unlimited number of people".
2016-03-21

Anti-Trump protesters rally in New York, block Arizona road

Hundreds protested Donald Trump in New York and blocked a major road Saturday in the southwestern state of Arizona, where a demonstrator was punched and kicked at a rally.
2016-03-20

In a first, UK to allow cameras in courts

Television cameras will be allowed into UK crown courts for the first time under a pilot scheme to bring in "more openness" and "transparency", Justice Minister Shailesh Vara announced today.
2016-03-20

Nepal PM on maiden trip to China, transit and fuel import deals on cards

Before leaving on his week-long tour of its northern neighbour, Oli said that his country wants access to Chinese seaports for trade, Chinese official media Xinhua reported.
2016-03-20

Nepal PM on maiden trip to China, transit and fuel import deals on cards

Before leaving on his week-long tour of its northern neighbour, Oli said that his country wants access to Chinese seaports for trade, Chinese official media Xinhua reported.
2016-03-20

First US President visits Cuba in 88 years

There are not many countries among the 50 he has visited during his two terms in office where US President Barack Obama hasn't made a positive impression.
2016-03-20

US President Obama arrives in Cuba for historic visit

President Barack Obama arrived in Cuba on Sunday on a historic visit, opening a new chapter in U.S. engagement with the island's Communist government after decades of animosity between the former Cold War foes.
2016-03-20

French PM: Over 600 people have left France to join IS

Over 600 people have now left France for Syria and Iraq, with about 800 more wanting to leave to join Islamic State (IS), prime minister Manuel Walls said on Sunday. The numbers have not reduced despite multiple bombing campaigns in IS strongholds.
2016-03-20

Experts: Toyota, GM settlements window to Volkswagen case

Hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and fines over unintended acceleration in Toyotas and faulty ignition switches in General Motors' vehicles provide a glimpse of what consumers and the government might get from Volkswagen for cheating on diesel emissions, legal scholars say.
2016-03-20

Egypt Sinai mortar attack death toll rises to 15

Egypt's Interior Ministry says the death toll from a mortar attack on a checkpoint near northern Sinai's provincial capital of el-Arish has risen to 15. All the victims are policemen, including three officers.
2016-03-20

Istanbul soccer match called off over unspecified threat

Turkish authorities have postponed a soccer match between two major Istanbul teams, citing an unspecified threat. The decision came a day after an Islamic State group-linked suicide bomber killed himself and four foreign tourists on Istanbul's main pedestrian street.
2016-03-20

Istanbul soccer match called off over unspecified threat

Turkish authorities have postponed a soccer match between two major Istanbul teams, citing an unspecified threat.
2016-03-20

Paris attacks suspect reported to be planning new acts

Suspected Paris bombing plotter Salah Abdeslam has told investigators that he was planning new operations from Brussels and possibly had access to several weapons, Belgium's foreign minister said on Sunday.
2016-03-20

At least 55 killed in two days of Yemen fighting

At least 55 people, including 14 civilians, have been killed in two days of fighting between pro-government forces and Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen, officials said on Sunday. The clashes came as UN special envoy restarted peace talks with the internationally recognised government.
2016-03-20

After rail link, Nepal wants to connect to Chinese ports

Nepal wants to utilize Chinese ports for trade, besides using its inland areas as source of imports, Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli has said. Oli is currently in China on a state visit, and transit and transport agreements are high on his agenda.
2016-03-20

Jordan will install cameras at Jerusalem mosque compound

Jordan said on Sunday it will set up security cameras around Jerusalem's flash point Al-Aqsa mosque compound. Considered the third holiest site in Islam, and revered by Jews as their holiest site, known as the Temple Mount, the compound is a crucible of tensions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
2016-03-20

Military chopper carrying 13 people crashes in Indonesia

A military helicopter carrying 13 people crashed in central Indonesia on Sunday, with preliminary reports saying all people on board were killed, a spokesman said.
2016-03-20

Salah Abdeslam: Suspicious pizza order 'led police to Paris attacker's hideout'

After evading one of the worlds biggest manhunts for more than 120 days, Salah Abdeslam was eventually tracked down because of a dirty glass and a suspiciously large pizza order, it has been reported. The last surviving Paris attacker appears to have been hiding in plain sight in Brussels.
2016-03-20

Iraq exports first natural gas shipment in its history

The move revives a long-sought ambition by Iraq to be a gas exporter, thanks to a joint venture with Anglo-Dutch Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Japan's Mitsubishi Corp. Iraq first planned to begin exporting gas in the late 1970s, but that timeline was delayed by the Iraq-Iran war when Iraqi export ports were bombed.
2016-03-20

Syrian refugees 'drag paedophile to police' for alleged rape

Two Syrian refugees have spoken about how they handed over a suspected paedophile to police officers, after they allegedly caught him trying to rape a seven-year-old girl. The men were pictured leading the alleged paedophile a mile through the camp, while other refugees tried to hit him.
2016-03-20

Dog so depressed after a failed adoption he just stares at the wall

A rescue dog now spends his days staring at a blank wall after his would-be adoptees pulled out at the last minute. Photographs of March, a pit mix, show the canine in the depths of depression. Living in animal rescue shelter ACCT in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since he was brought in as a stray.
2016-03-20

Possible MH370 debris from Mozambique brought to Australia

Two pieces of plane debris found in Mozambique have been brought to Australia, where experts will determine whether they are from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared mysteriously over two years ago over the Indian Ocean.
2016-03-20

Musharraf left Pakistan after striking a deal with government, claims his close aide

Pervez Musharraf left Pakistan for Dubai for 'medical treatment' after striking a deal with the government whose contents will be disclosed at an "appropriate time", a close aide of the former military dictator said on Sunday.
2016-03-20

Nepal PM leaves for China to deepen ties

Nepal's prime minister K P Sharma Oli left on Sunday for a week-long visit to China aimed at deepening tries following months of frosty relations with neighbouring India.
2016-03-20

Report: 10 simultaneous terror attacks feared in London

Security agencies in the UK have been alerted to prepare for up to 10 simultaneous terror attacks in London as they fear repetition of Paris-style attack here by terrorists returning from Syria, according to a media report.
2016-03-20

10 Paris-style attacks feared in London: Report

A minister familiar with the proposals said: "We used to plan for three simultaneous attacks but Paris has shown that you need to be ready for more than that. We are ready if someone tries with seven, eight, nine, ten".
2016-03-20

8 school children feared dead in Pakistan avalanche

Pakistani rescuers on Sunday found the bodies of two school children hit by an avalanche in the mountainous northwest, while around nine more remain buried beneath the snow. Worried parents and authorities began searching for the ninth graders when they did not return from school.
2016-03-20

8 school children feared dead in Pakistan avalanche

Pakistani rescuers on Sunday found the bodies of two school children hit by an avalanche in the mountainous northwest, while around nine more remain buried beneath the snow. Worried parents and authorities began searching for the ninth graders when they did not return from school.
2016-03-20

The monk scientists call the 'worlds happiest man' reveals his secret

2016-03-20

Trump candidacy stirs alliance angst in Japan

The US-Japan alliance has been the lynchpin of Tokyo's security policy for decades, but worries have simmered in recent years as to whether Washington will continue to be willing and able to defend its key Asian ally.
2016-03-20

'I was a suicide bomber: Paris suspect charged in Belgium

The admission by Salah Abdeslam came a day after he was shot in the leg and captured during a police raid in Brussels, ending an intensive four-month manhunt. The gun and bomb attacks on the stadium, bars and a concert hall killed 130 people and marked the deadliest militant assault in Europe since 2004.
2016-03-20

Exiled Tibetans vote to elect PM

Tibetan exiles across the world on Sunday voted to elect their nominees for the post of 'Sikyong' or prime minister and the members of the parliament-in-exile. Around 90,000 Tibetans have voted. In India, voting is taking place at Darjeeling, Bylakuppe, Dehradun and Delhi. Dalai Lama is not a voter.
2016-03-20

San Francisco University Professor writes to California Board of Education over renaming pre-1947 India as South Asia

Vamsee Juluri, a professor of Media Studies at the University of San Francisco, sneered in a recent letter to the California Board of Education, ridiculing the leftist proposals that the board has reportedly accepted.
2016-03-20

Greece delays sending refugees back to Turkey under EU deal

Greece will not be able to start sending refugees back to Turkey from Sunday, the government said, as the country struggles to implement a key deal aimed at easing Europe's migrant crisis. Under the agreement clinched between Brussels and Anakara last week, migrants who reach the Greek islands will be deported back to Turkey. For every Syrian returned, the EU will resettle one from a Turkish refugee camp.
2016-03-20

Greece delays sending refugees back to Turkey under EU deal

Greece will not be able to start sending refugees back to Turkey from Sunday, the government said, as the country struggles to implement a key deal aimed at easing Europe's migrant crisis. Under the agreement clinched between Brussels and Anakara last week, migrants who reach the Greek islands will be deported back to Turkey. For every Syrian returned, the EU will resettle one from a Turkish refugee camp.
2016-03-20

Cuba reports new Zika case

2016-03-20

US supports Moroccan autonomy plan for Western Sahara

The United States supports Morocco's autonomy plan for the disputed territory of Western Sahara, considering it both credible and realistic, the US mission to the United Nations said . The announcement on Twitter comes amid an escalating spat between Rabat and the United Nations.
2016-03-20

US supports Moroccan autonomy plan for Western Sahara

The United States supports Morocco's autonomy plan for the disputed territory of Western Sahara, considering it both credible and realistic, the US mission to the United Nations said . The announcement on Twitter comes amid an escalating spat between Rabat and the United Nations.
2016-03-20

How politicians duck the blame for terrorism

After the Paris massacre last year there was a gush of emotional support for France and little criticism of French policies in Syria and Libya, although they have been to the advantage of Isis and other salafi-jihadi movements since 2011.
2016-03-20

How politicians duck the blame for terrorism

After the Paris massacre last year there was a gush of emotional support for France and little criticism of French policies in Syria and Libya, although they have been to the advantage of Isis and other salafi-jihadi movements since 2011.
2016-03-20

Pakistan province declares public holiday on Holi

Pakistan's Sindh province has declared a public holiday on March 24 as a public holiday to mark the occasion of Holi - a religious festival of the Hindu community, the media reported on Sunday.
2016-03-20

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff hit by new accusations

Senator Delcidio do Amaral, a former Senate leader for the ruling Workers' Party, said in an interview that embattled ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva masterminded the graft scheme at state oil company Petrobras and that Rousseff used some of the proceeds to fund her presidential campaigns.
2016-03-20

Protesters block main road to Trump rally in Arizona

2016-03-20

Yemen clashes kill 35 as rebels try to retake western Taiz

Yemeni security and medical officials say 35 fighters have been killed in clashes between Shiite rebels and pro-government forces in Taiz, the country's third-largest city.
2016-03-20

Brazil plane crash kills 7, including former CEO of Vale

A small plane has crashed in northern Sao Paulo, killing seven people including the former chief executive officer of Brazilian mining giant Vale and his family. Reports said a pilot and six passengers, including Roger Agnelli, his wife and two children, were on the plane when it crashed Saturday.
2016-03-20

Brazil plane crash kills 7, including ex-Vale CEO

A small plane crashed in northern Sao Paulo, killing 7 including the former chief executive officer of Brazilian mining giant Vale and his family. Reports said a pilot and six passengers, including Roger Agnelli, his wife and two children, were on the plane when it crashed Saturday.
2016-03-20

Five killed, 20 injured in truck explosion in China

Five people were killed and twenty others injured after a truck exploded on a highway in central China's Hunan Province.
2016-03-20

Fourth person dies of Ebola in latest flare up in Guinea

A fourth person has died of Ebola in Guinea in the latest flare up of an epidemic that has killed more than 11,300 people in that country, Sierra Leone and Liberia since 2013 but now claims few victims.
2016-03-20

Drone comes within 200 feet of a jet near LA airport

A drone came within 200 feet of hitting a Lufthansa jet near Los Angeles International Airport, though the plane could land safely. Government and industry officials have expressed concern that if a drone is sucked into an aircraft engine, smashes a cockpit windshield, it could cause a crash.
2016-03-19

Over 2.5 lakh Pakistanis repatriated in the last two and a half years

A total of 251,624 Pakistani nationals were repatriated to the country from abroad during the tenure of the present government, a media report said . In the past few months, 12,022 Pakistanis were repatriated from all over the world.
2016-03-19

Salah Abdeslam: The 'gay' ISIS fighter who became the most wanted man in Europe

Salah Abdeslam, the suspected ISIS jihadi accused of helping kill 130 people in the Paris attacks, has been caught alive after being shot in the leg during an anti-terror raid in Brussels. Five people in total, including Abdeslam, have been arrested in connection with the raid.
2016-03-19

UN chief urges North Korea to halt inflammatory actions

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon urged North Korea to comply with UN Security Council resolutions and to halt inflammatory and escalatory actions. This comes after North Korea fired a medium-range ballistic missile into its eastern waters earlier .
2016-03-19

Obama nominates first ever woman to lead a military combatant command

US President Barack Obama has decided to nominate Air Force General Lori J Robinson to lead all military forces in North America, making her the first woman to lead a military combatant command. She currently serves as the Commander of US Air Forces Pacific.
2016-03-19

China temple fined with $463 for keeping a lion

2016-03-19

China maintains yellow alert for smog

morning, PM 2.5 density in most parts of Beijing ranged between 260 and 400 mg per cubic metre, far above the safety standard set by the WHO. Regions, including Hebei, Shandong, Henan and Shaanxi provinces, will also be shrouded by heavy smog, Xinhua news agency reported.
2016-03-19

US election 2016: Be afraid, be very afraid - Donald Trump is his own foreign policy adviser

Donald Trump has called for a temporary ban on entry of Muslims into the US and he wants to build a Great Wall along the southern border, paid for by Mexico. He also maintains that climate change is a hoax.
2016-03-19

Brazil Supreme Court judge suspends ex-president Lula da Silva's appointment

A Supreme Court justice suspended former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's appointment to a Cabinet post amid a corruption investigation, calling it a clear attempt to help the once wildly popular ex-leader get around his legal woes.
2016-03-19

Plane with 55 people on board crashes in Russia, all feared dead

A Boeing 738 passenger jet crashed as it was landing at the Rostov-on-Don airport in southern Russia, CNN reported , citing Russia's Southern Regional Emergency Center. All people on board have died, CNN reported.
2016-03-19

61 killed as plane crashes during landing in Russia

All sixty-one people on board a flight from Dubai were killed when their plane crashed and burst into flames as it was landing in Rostov-on-Don, in Southern Russia, morning, a local official said.
2016-03-19

India all atwitter about Modi as he skirts main stream media

Thoughtful construction of messages on Twitter has helped Modi build a powerful online brand, allowing him to overcome a problematic past and emerge as a techno-savvy global leader who speaks directly to his electorate, according to a new study from the University of Michigan that has analysed some 6000 Modi tweets over a five-year period.
2016-03-19

Trending in China: Is your waist A4-thin?

In the latest beauty craze sweeping social media in China, women - and a few men - are boasting they are, so to speak, paper thin, by posting photographs of their waists behind a vertical piece of A4 paper.
2016-03-19

US wrestler Hulk Hogan wins at least $115 million in sex-tape suit

A Florida jury awarded Hulk Hogan $115 million with the possibility of more after finding the Gawker website violated his privacy by publishing a sex tape of the celebrity wrestler.
2016-03-18

Ban off, Musharraf heads to Dubai for treatment

Pakistan's ex-President Pervez Musharraf left for Dubai morning for medical treatment, two days after the country's top court lifted a ban on his travel abroad.
2016-03-18

Trump as Potus? World on tenterhooks

The worlds 196 countries will doubtless accord the same respect for the United States if the American voters elect Donald Trump as president, but few candidates in US electoral history have caused so much consternation with the prospect of being elected to the White House.
2016-03-18

Paris attacks top fugitive Abdeslam arrested in Brussels raid

The main fugitive from Islamic extremist attacks in Paris in November, Salah Abdeslam, has been arrested in Belgium's capital after four months at large, French police officials said . Abdeslam, 26, was among the attackers who killed 130 people at a rock concert on November 13 in Paris.
2016-03-18

EU, Turkey reach breakthrough deal on migrant crisis

After months of acrimony, the European Union and Turkey reached a landmark deal to ease the migrant crisis and give Ankara concessions on better EU relations.
2016-03-18

EU, Turkey reach breakthrough deal on migrant crisis

In a final meeting high on smiles, handshakes and backslapping, the 28 EU leaders and Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu sealed an agreement that will allow thousands of migrants to be sent back to Turkey as of Sunday, while Ankara will see fast-track procedures to get billions in aid to deal with refugees.
2016-03-18

Obama to nominate first woman to head US combatant command

Defense secretary Ash Carter says President Barack Obama will nominate the first woman to head a major US military combatant command.
2016-03-18

Dry winter leaves Pakistans farmers looking for work in town

An unusually warm and nearly dry Pakistan winter, with rainfall just a third of normal, has ruined crops and made life increasingly hard for the country's small-scale farmers, experts say. Many farmers had to migrate to cities and towns to find jobs to help them survive.
2016-03-18

UN blames Saudi-led coalition for most Yemeni civilian deaths

The Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen for a year has caused the vast majority of civilian deaths in the conflict, the UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said, warning international crimes may have been committed. Zeid voiced particular alarm at the bombing of a market this week in northern Yemen.
2016-03-18

UK faces new legal action over air quality

New legal proceedings have been launched against the British government by environmental law firm ClientEarth over what it says is a failure to tackle air pollution, the firm said . ClientEarth has taken action against the government even before.
2016-03-18

Sharif meets top military leaders after Musharraf leaves

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reviewed the country's external and internal security situation during a meeting with the top military leaders. Sources, however, said that the meeting also addressed the controversial departure of former military dictator Pervez Musharraf.
2016-03-18

Prospect of Trump presidency rattles the world

The standard response from foreign governments to the election of a new leader in a democratic country is to welcome him and greet him, regardless of whether he is a demagogue or firebrand or radical, as long as the polls have been fair -- sometimes even when it is not. Countries usually work with the cards -- even wild cards -- dealt to them in the time-honoured principle of not interfering in another countrys internal affairs.
2016-03-18

Islamic State claims five Russian troops killed near Syrias Palmyra

The Islamic State jihadist group has claimed the killing of five Russian troops in fighting near the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. ISIS seized Palmyra, a Unesco World Heritage Site in eastern Syria known as the "Pearl of the Desert", in May 2015, sending shock waves across the world.
2016-03-18

Islamic State claims five Russian troops killed near Syrias Palmyra

The Islamic State jihadist group has claimed the killing of five Russian troops in fighting near the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. ISIS seized Palmyra, a Unesco World Heritage Site in eastern Syria known as the "Pearl of the Desert", in May 2015, sending shock waves across the world.
2016-03-18

Obama to host summit with Nordic leaders in May: White House

US President Barack Obama will host the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in May for a US-Nordic Leaders Summit, the White House said .
2016-03-18

EU, Turkey negotiating breakthrough deal on migrant crisis

With more than 1 million migrants having arrived in Europe in a year, EU leaders are desperate to clinch a deal with Turkey and heal deep rifts within the 28-member bloc while relieving the pressure on Greece, which has borne the brunt of arrivals.‹
2016-03-18

Britain declares victory in EU tampon tax battle

The British government has declared victory in its bid to remove an EU-imposed sales tax on women's sanitary products. Campaigners argue that tampons are an essential item and should be tax-exempt.
2016-03-18

US boy, 4, dies after being put in boiling water for punishment by his stepmother

A 4-year-old boy died after being put in boiling water by his stepmother as a punishment, it has been reported.
2016-03-18

US boy, 4, dies after being put in boiling water for punishment by his stepmother

A 4-year-old boy died after being put in boiling water by his stepmother as a punishment, it has been reported.
2016-03-18

Lion injures 1 in Nairobi after straying from park

A lion left Nairobi National Park, walked alongside a highway full of rush-hour traffic and mauled a 63-year-old pedestrian before being captured, officials said. He sustained lacerations, quite deep cuts in the left shoulder region and has sustained a small fracture in one of the bones.
2016-03-18

Chinese columnist travelling from Beijing goes missing

A well-known Chinese columnist Jia Jia, who writes a regular column for Tencent Online, has gone missing after warning former colleagues of the danger of re-publishing an open letter calling for President Xi Jinping to resign, the journalist's lawyer said .
2016-03-18

Putin has no immediate plans to visit Pakistan: Russian envoy

Vladimir Putin has no immediate plan to visit Pakistan as there were not enough "substance" for a trip, the first by a Russian President, the country's envoy here has said.
2016-03-18

US sees new Chinese activity around South China Sea shoal

2016-03-18

US sees new Chinese activity around South China Sea shoal

The United States has seen Chinese activity around a reef China seized from the Philippines nearly four years ago that could be a precursor to more land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea, the US Navy chief said .
2016-03-18

Vladimir Putin declares Syria operation a success

2016-03-18

False territory claims in new Japan books: Seoul

2016-03-18

What Donald Trump gets right, and very wrong, about China

2016-03-18

China to adopt national standard on lab animal welfare

2016-03-18

N Korea releases video of US student stealing banner

2016-03-18

Pervez Musharraf leaves Pakistan after government lifts travel ban

2016-03-18

Brazil's Lula sworn in over protests; Rousseff faces impeachment

2016-03-18

US presidential candidate Cruz appoints Islam critics as advisers

2016-03-17

North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea, South Korea's defence ministry says

2016-03-17

North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea: Yonhap news agency

2016-03-17

Nefertiti lying buried behind Tut's tomb?

2016-03-17

Inspect Yazidi mass grave: Kurds to International Criminal Court

2016-03-17

Pakistan denies presence of Chinese troops in PoK

2016-03-17

Pak denies presence of Chinese troops in PoK

2016-03-17

Australia opposition shirt-fronts govt over wasteful wombat diplomacy

2016-03-17

US says ISIS committing genocide in Iraq, Syria

2016-03-17

US says ISIS committing genocide in Iraq, Syria

2016-03-17

Dump Trump Chumps get together to trip frontrunner

2016-03-17

London mayoral poll candidate uses Modi flyers to woo British Indians

2016-03-17

London mayoral poll candidate uses Modi flyers to woo British Indians

2016-03-17

Kremlin slams Donald Trumps pre-election video for demonizing Russia

2016-03-17

Suu Kyi appointed as committee chairperson in Myanmar's lower house

2016-03-17

Rousseff-Lula tape release triggers protests in Brazil

2016-03-17

EU leaders push for difficult Turkey migrant deal

2016-03-17

Kurdish militia TAK claims deadly Ankara attack

2016-03-17

Kurdish militia TAK claims deadly Ankara attack

2016-03-17

Russia can rebuild its Syria forces in 'a few hours': Vladimir Putin

2016-03-17

Assad, opposition reject Syrian Kurds federal region

2016-03-17

Indians not a happy lot

2016-03-17

Thai gardener behind $20 million Saudi gem heist becomes monk

2016-03-17

Two soldiers, three militants killed in a firefight in Pakistan

Two Pakistani troops and three militants were killed in the Chilas district in the northern Gilgit-Baltistan region, a scenic tourist hub. A search operation is still underway, it added, and security forces have cordoned off the site in Gayal village.
2016-03-17

SAARC needs to unleash 'collective strength': Sushma Swaraj

India pitched for unleashing the "collective strength" of SAARC as external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj underlined the need for a South Asian economic union with greater connectivity and forward movement on pending agreements on rail and motor vehicles.
2016-03-17

Obama moves to implement US sanctions on North Korea

2016-03-17

Donald Trump victory a major global risk: UK research group EIU

The prospect of Republican front-runner Donald Trump winning the US presidency represents a global threat on a par with jihadist militancy destabilizing the world economy, according to British research group EIU.
2016-03-17

SAARC meet: Sushma Swaraj to raise Pathankot attack issue with Sartaj Aziz

India is set to raise the issue of the Pathankot terror attack with Pakistan and seek information about action taken by it as external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj meets with her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz in Pokhara, Nepal .
2016-03-17

US faces major Zika virus outbreak risk in summer: Study

A possible Zika outbreak has been predicted in a number of US cities during summer. A study by US National Centre for Atmospheric Research says as the weather warms, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is spreading the virus in much of Latin America and the Caribbean, will likely become abundant.
2016-03-17

US faces major Zika virus outbreak risk in summer

A possible Zika outbreak has been predicted in a number of US cities during summer. A study by US National Centre for Atmospheric Research says as the weather warms, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is spreading the virus in much of Latin America and the Caribbean, will likely become abundant.
2016-03-17

Myanmar prez-elect submits government formation plan

Myanmar's president-elect U Htin Kyaw submitted a proposal of forming the new government to parliament, as part of the process in preparation for taking office. Kyaw has proposed the formation of 21 ministries with 18 ministers to be appointed.
2016-03-17

Mexico City extends air pollution alert into a 4th day

The city's first air pollution alert in 11 years resulted in a driving ban that kept hundreds of thousands of cars from the roads. A metropolitan commission said that had helped, but hot, dry, windless conditions were expected to last through mid-day.
2016-03-17

Indian-American's US Supreme Court nomination nixed by politics

It was a 'last-minute' decision for the White House to nominate Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court instead of Indo-American judge Sri Srinivasan. The choice has upset the Indo-Americans while pundits say Garland is a better choice for the political battle that will follow.
2016-03-17

Woman 'shot dead at wedding for refusing arranged marriage to her cousin'

Images have been posted on Facebook by a man claiming to be the girls father and depicting her lying on the ground in a pool of blood. He writes that his 21-year-old daughter was an aspiring engineer who had refused attempts by members of her extended family to agree to a marriage with her cousin.
2016-03-17

DJ fined for playing 'F**k Tha Police' while cops raided a bar

The incident occurred as police officers in Westfield, Massachusetts were called to dispel the 350 people who had packed into the 160-capacity establishment, Shenanigans Pub. That's when Kashawn Harris, AKA DJ Boogy, started to play the song.
2016-03-17

DJ fined for playing 'F**k Tha Police' while cops raided a bar

The incident occurred as police officers in Westfield, Massachusetts were called to dispel the 350 people who had packed into the 160-capacity establishment, Shenanigans Pub. That's when Kashawn Harris, AKA DJ Boogy, started to play the song.
2016-03-17

Obama slaps new sanctions on North Korea after tests

2016-03-17

Obama slaps new sanctions on North Korea after tests

2016-03-17

North Korea sentences US student to 15 years

North Korea's supreme court sentenced American student Otto Warmbier, who was arrested while visiting the country, to 15 years of hard labor for crimes against the state, a punishment Washington condemned as politically motivated.
2016-03-17

Federal Reserve holds steady, rate-setters see two hikes this year

The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady and indicated that moderate US economic growth and "strong job gains" would allow it to tighten policy this year with fresh projections showing policymakers expected two quarter-point hikes by the year's end, half the number seen in December.
2016-03-16

Next week's Republican debate canceled: local media

The US Republican presidential debate scheduled for next week in Utah has been canceled, two local news affiliates in Salt Lake City reported , after party front-runner Donald Trump earlier said he would not attend.
2016-03-16

Syrian 'trapped' at Istanbul airport for over a year

A Syrian man who fled his nation has been stuck at Istanbul's main international airport for more than a year. Amnesty International says the Syrian is effectively subject to "arbitrary detention" and urged the Turkish government to let him enter the country under "temporary protection" status.
2016-03-16

Ready to discuss all issues with Sushma Swaraj : Sartaj Aziz

Aziz also expressed hope that the Pakistani Special Investigation Team will be able to visit India soon to carry forward the probe into the attack at the Air Force base in Pathankot in January.
2016-03-16

Merrick Garland's nomination to US SC bench: Read full text of Obama's speech

2016-03-16

Father pretended to be teenage boy to trick daughter into sending him nudes

2016-03-16

Four arrested for planning attack in Paris: Report

Three men and one woman were arrested at dawn in Paris and the nearby northern suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis. Security forces had files on four of them for their Islamist ties, TF1 said on its web site. Police also seized an unused cartridge for an automatic rifle and computer equipment.
2016-03-16

St Patrick's Day 2016: When is it? What does it celebrate?

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, whose feast day is celebrated every 17 March. This year is a particularly historic one as Ireland celebrates the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a key event in the countrys history.
2016-03-16

Chinas Premier Li Keqiang says confident about economy

Li defended the country's economic policies , repeating well-worn lines that there was more opportunity than risk and vowing there would be no hard landing for the world's second-largest economy if the government presses ahead with reforms.
2016-03-16

Brussels raid: 'ISIS flag and jihadist manual found by gunman's body', say Belgian prosecutors

The man, who has been identified as an Algerian national called Mohammed Belkaid, was killed after opening fire on police during the raid on his apartment in the suburb of Forest. It is understood that he was 35 years old and did not have a criminal record beyond one case of robbery.
2016-03-16

Obama to travel to UK, Saudi Arabia: White House

The White House said Obama will visit Windsor Castle ” where he will have a private lunch with Queen Elizabeth II ” and 10 Downing Street for a joint press conference with Prime Minister David Cameron.
2016-03-16

Obama to nominate Merrick Garland to US Supreme Court

2016-03-16

Obama nominates Merrick Garland to US Supreme Court

The nomination of Merrick Garland, 63, who currently serves as chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, would set up a potentially ferocious political showdown with Senate Republicans.
2016-03-16

Obama nominates Merrick Garland to US Supreme Court

The nomination of Merrick Garland, 63, who currently serves as chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, would set up a potentially ferocious political showdown with Senate Republicans.
2016-03-16

US, allies conduct 11 strikes against Islamic State

The coalition carried out three strikes each on the towns of Hit and Sinjar in Iraq. It destroyed weapons caches, anti-aircraft artillery and rails for launching rockets near Hit and heavy machine guns near Sinjar. Aircraft also struck Kisik and Al Huwayjah in Iraq.
2016-03-16

Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton

As the fight to US presidential candidature heats up, here is a quick look at two of the most talked-about candidates:
2016-03-16

Turkeys president Erdogan wants to change definition of 'terrorist' to include journalists and politicians

2016-03-16

Donald Trump warns of riots if denied Republican presidential nomination

The New York billionaire scored big wins in Florida, Illinois and North Carolina which brought him closer to the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the nomination.
2016-03-16

Pakistan's top court lifts travel ban on Pervez Musharraf

Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered the government to lift a travel ban on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, paving the way for him to leave the country while awaiting trial for treason and other charges.
2016-03-16

Syrian Kurds say they will declare federal region in the country

A powerful Syrian Kurdish political party is planning to declare a federal region in northern Syria, a model it hopes can be applied to the entire country, a spokesman for the faction said. The Democratic Union Party said it is not lobbying for an only-Kurdish region but an all-inclusive area.
2016-03-16

Norway mass killer Breivik says he will fight to death for Nazism

Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik vowed to fight "to the death" for Nazism as he took the stand in a lawsuit against the Norwegian state, confirming fears he would use the platform to grandstand his extremist views. The right-wing extremist had made a Nazi salute in court .
2016-03-16

Belgian PM summons security chiefs after gunman killed

Belgium's PM Charles Michel summoned security and intelligence chiefs for an emergency sitting of country's national security council after an armed suspect was shot dead following a raid linked to the Paris attacks. Police killed the unidentified man with an assault rifle after 4 cops were wounded.
2016-03-16

Venezuela recovers remains of 17 missing gold miners

The number of bodies recovered from a mass grave in southeastern Venezuela near where a group of miners went missing has risen to 17. Police investigating the massacre made the grisly discovery near a wildcat gold claim where the miners disappeared a week ago,
2016-03-16

Two suicide bombers kill 22 in Nigeria mosque

At least 22 people were killed when two women disguised as men blew themselves up during morning prayers at a mosque in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. The attack happened in the Molai district of the city, which has been repeatedly targeted in the past by Boko Haram jihadists.
2016-03-16

Two suicide bombers kill 22 in Nigeria mosque

At least 22 people were killed when two women disguised as men blew themselves up during morning prayers at a mosque in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. The attack happened in the Molai district of the city, which has been repeatedly targeted in the past by Boko Haram jihadists.
2016-03-16

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on course to November showdown

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stayed on course to a November presidential election day showdown, winning at least three states each of the five that held party polls on what was described as "smackdown" Tuesday because it demolished the also-rans.
2016-03-16

EU leaders push migrant deal ahead of Turkey summit

EU president Donald Tusk said that hard work lay ahead to finalize the deal, after Cyprus threatened to derail it over long-standing disagreements with Turkey. Tusk held talks in Nicosia in an attempt to win Cyprus' backing for the European Asylum Proposal.
2016-03-16

John Kasich: The adult in the Republican playpen

2016-03-16

Moscow beheading: Nanny claims she was 'inspired by Isis' to murder four-year-old girl

Bobokulova was caught on camera carrying the childs head outside a Moscow subway station on 2 March. Speaking from the secure psychiatric hospital where she is being held until the investigation is complete, the 38-year-old reportedly said she feels more sorry for herself than her victim.
2016-03-16

Saudi Arabia-led coalition kills 41 civilians in strike on market in Yemen

Amnesty International said that the kingdom has led a devastating campaign of unlawful air strikes and bombardment of civilian targets in Yemen. Thousands have died. Many more have been injured and displaced. Yemen is now in a humanitarian crisis, they added.
2016-03-16

Pakistan parliament adopts resolution for Holi, Diwali, Easter holidays

State minister for religious affairs, Pir Aminul Hasnat Shah, speaking in the house, said that interior ministry has already given permission to heads of government institutions to grant leave to minorities on their religious festivals.
2016-03-16

Saudi Arabia 'planning NATO-like military alliance of Muslim states'

Saudi Arabia has proposed a "NATO-like" military alliance of Islamic countries to combat terrorism, it has been reported. The proposed alliance would not be against any particular country but would combat terrorism and threats like ISIS.
2016-03-16

Debris on French island unlikely to be from MH370

A piece of debris recently found on an Indian Ocean island where a wing fragment from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had previously washed ashore is unlikely to be from the missing plane, Australian officials said .
2016-03-16

Debris on French island unlikely to be from MH370

A piece of debris recently found on an Indian Ocean island where a wing fragment from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had previously washed ashore is unlikely to be from the missing plane, Australian officials said .
2016-03-16

Clinton surges ahead, Trump hits a bump in Ohio

Hillary Clinton took a monumental step toward clinching the Democratic party's White House nomination , while Donald Trump's seemingly unstoppable rush to victory hit a bump in Ohio. Trump won key Republican primaries in Illinois, North Carolina and Florida.
2016-03-16

White House fears Trump damaging US reputation

Barack Obama has warned that the 2016 White House race is damaging America's image abroad, sounding the alarm on harsh campaigning that risks eroding gains made during his presidency. His remarks reflect growing administration concern about the racially tinged message of Donald Trump.
2016-03-16

Tamil Nadu town prays for a 'son' to reach US Supreme Court

Sri Srinivasan is known in Washington as a possible US Supreme Court nominee. In his family's village in Mela Thiruvenkatanathapuram, he is known as the grandson of a local schoolteacher and yarn merchant.
2016-03-16

North Korea sentences US student to 15 years in prison

North Korea's supreme court sentenced American student Otto Warmbier to 15 years of hard labour for crimes against the state. Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, was detained by the North in January for trying to steal an item bearing a propaganda slogan from his hotel in Pyongyang.
2016-03-16

Argentina's Navy sinks Chinese fishing boat for for fishing in its waters

Argentina's navy has announced that it used gunfire to sink a Chinese-flagged boat that was fishing illegally in its national waters. China's government said it expressed its serious concern to Argentina and called for an investigation.
2016-03-16

Bus blast kills at least 15 in Pakistan's Peshawar

2016-03-16

Bus blast kills at least 16 in Pakistan's Peshawar

At least 16 people, including three women, were killed and over 30 others injured when a powerful bomb ripped through a bus carrying government employees in Pakistan's Peshawar city.
2016-03-16

Kerry to visit Moscow to discuss Syria crisis

US secretary of state John Kerry will visit Russia next week to discuss the Syria crisis, after Moscow began withdrawing most of its forces from the country. Russia's withdrawal has spurred hopes for peace talks being held in Geneva to try to end Syria's brutal five-year conflict.
2016-03-16

New Zealand plans to give everyone a 'citizen's wage' and scrap benefits

New Zealand could become one of the first developed countries to scrap benefits and introduce a basic citizens income. Leader of the opposition Andrew Little said his Labour party was considering the idea as part of proposals to combat the "possibility of higher structural unemployment".
2016-03-16

Ballerina receives pointe foot prosthesis allowing her to dance again for first time in 13 years

An amateur ballerina in Brazil, whose lower left leg was amputated after a road accident, has spoken of her joy after becoming among the first people to receive a pointe foot prosthesis allowing her to dance classical ballet again.
2016-03-16

Storm warning: It is illegal to post 'irresponsible' pictures of storms online, Dubai authorities say

It is illegal to post pictures of storms online, authorities in the United Arab Emirates have warned. Damaging the country's reputation online is punishable imprisonment and a fine of up to 1m Emirati Dirhams (£189,500), the International Business Times reported.
2016-03-16

Vladimir Putin 'willing to ditch President Bashar al-Assad to end five-year conflict'

Putin is willing to jettison President Bashar al-Assad as part of a deal to end the five-year conflict in Syria, Western powers believe. Russian warplanes and troops began leaving bases in Syria on 15 March, just hours after Putins shock announcement that he would begin a partial draw-down.
2016-03-16

Republican Marco Rubio quits 2016 presidential race

The son of poor Cuban immigrants, Rubio pledged to usher in a "new American century" ” a tweak to the "morning in America" slogan of his political idol, Ronald Reagan ” with a message that was conservative but optimistic.
2016-03-16

Donald Trump knocks Marco Rubio out of Republican race, Kasich wins Ohio; Hillary Clinton wins 3 states

US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump won a crucial nominating contest in Florida , knocking rival Marco Rubio out of the race, but lost Ohio to John Kasich in a mixed result that set the stage for a long, bitter fight.
2016-03-16

Military plane crashes in Ecuador jungle, 22 dead

Nineteen soldiers were heading to a parachuting course when the aircraft went down in the Pastaza province of Ecuador's Amazon region. Two pilots and one mechanic, also members of the army, were killed.
2016-03-15

Military plane crashes in Ecuador jungle, 22 dead

Nineteen soldiers were heading to a parachuting course when the aircraft went down in the Pastaza province of Ecuador's Amazon region. Two pilots and one mechanic, also members of the army, were killed.
2016-03-15

South African banker quits over Twitter race comment

A white South African banker has resigned over a tweet about race relations that prompted widespread outrage. Chris Hart suggested on Twitter in January that more than two decades of black majority rule had perpetuated poverty and entrenched a tendency to blame whites for all of the country's ills.
2016-03-15

Manhunt in Brussels after raid linked to Paris attacks

Two hours after the first shots were fired, a big swathe of the Forest neighborhood was in lockdown as special police units in body armor and balaclava hoods moved in, several with their guns drawn.
2016-03-15

Malaysia deports Australian journalists who questioned PM

Najib's government has waged a months-long campaign to stifle scrutiny of the allegations of massive corruption that he faces, sparking warnings that press freedom was under assault.
2016-03-15

A king in his castle: How Donald Trump lives, from his longtime butler

A 118-room snowbirds paradise that will become a winter White House if he is elected president. Mar-a-Lago is where Donald Trump comes to escape, entertain and luxuriate in a Mediterranean-style manse, built 90 years ago by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post.
2016-03-15

Gunfire in Brussels after 'police raid on suspected Paris terrorists'

Brussels officials confirmed a major operation was underway involving police investigating the 13 November shootings when at least one gunman opened fire. Police said one suspect was on the run, and officers blocked off roads in the Belgian capital's southern suburb of Forest.
2016-03-15

Sit! Stay! NYC dogs to get place at the table at restaurants

New York City restaurants with outdoor tables will soon be able to welcome four-legged guests under new rules announced by city health department. The regulations announced Tuesday will permit dogs that are licensed and vaccinated against rabies to join their human chowhounds at participating restaurants.
2016-03-15

Pak invites Kashmiri separatist leaders for 'Pakistan Day' function

Pakistan's envoy Abdul Basit has invited Hurriyat leaders including Geelani, Andrabi, Malik, Farooq and others to attend the 'Pakistan Day' function on March 23. Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh has also been invited to the function.
2016-03-15

Pak invites Kashmiri separatist leaders for 'Pakistan Day' function

Pakistan's envoy Abdul Basit has invited Hurriyat leaders including Geelani, Andrabi, Malik, Farooq and others to attend the 'Pakistan Day' function on March 23. Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh has also been invited to the function.
2016-03-15

Indian students become Donald's Trump card

The remarks went against Trump's broad stand on immigration that includes opposition to the H1-B guest worker visa program that thousands of students from India typically use to mainstream themselves into the American workforce and society.
2016-03-15

Historic vote gives Myanmar first civilian president in decades

Myanmar got its first civilian president in decades after MPs elected Htin Kyaw, a close aide of Aung San Suu Kyi, who is expected to hold the real reins of power in the formerly junta-run nation. This is the first time Myanmar got a civilian president since 1962, when the military seized power.
2016-03-15

China, Japan back North Korea sanctions as Kim Jong-un warns of nuclear warhead test

The foreign ministers of China and Japan have reaffirmed their nations' commitment to the full implementation of UN sanctions against North Korea over its recent nuclear tests and missile launches. This comes after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warned of impending tests of a nuclear warhead test.
2016-03-15

Brazil government regroups after huge protests

A day after massive demonstrations urging the ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, her chief of staff acknowledged popular discontent with the country's political class, but said the flagging economy was the main reason behind the protests' high turnout.
2016-03-15

Norway mass killer Breivik gives Nazi salute in court

Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik kicked off his return to court by making a Nazi salute during his bid to improve conditions inside the Norwegian prison where he is being held in isolation for massacring 77 people in bomb-and-gun attacks.
2016-03-15

ISIS opposition forces 'at gates of Raqqa'

The armed groups, made up mostly of Kurds from the YPG and YPJ fighting units, along with Arabs and Christians, are now 20 miles from Raqqa, Sky News reports. The Syrian Democratic Forces have been celebrating a string of victories as they reclaim villages from ISIS control.
2016-03-15

Russia begins Syria withdrawal as peace talks enter second day

The first Russian planes flew out of Syria , at the start of a surprise withdrawal that diplomats hope will boost a new round of UN-backed peace talks. However, Kremlin said Russia would continue to use advanced air defence systems to protect its remaining contingent in Syria.
2016-03-15

Al-Qaida in Syria vows new offensive after Russian pullout

Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate al-Nusra Front is preparing to launch a new offensive, a jihadist commander said, after Russia announced the withdrawal of its forces from the war-torn country. Moscow began its air strikes in support of Assad in September, a move that helped regime forces against rebels.
2016-03-15

Police suspect bomb caused car explosion in Berlin, 1 killed

Photos from the scene showed the wreckage of a silver VW Passat station wagon, its windows blown out and its front end smashed in, about a kilometer (half mile) from the capital's landmark Victory Column.
2016-03-15

Donald Trump says Saddam Hussein was 'very good' at killing terrorists

Speaking in Ohio ahead of primary elections in five states , Trump claimed that he had always been opposed to the USs 2003 invasion of Iraq. He said he had warned it would destabilise the Middle East and that the rise of ISIS was proof of that.
2016-03-15

Italy changes law to make all supermarkets give unsold food to needy

Italy is set to pass a law that will make supermarkets donate their waste food to charities.
2016-03-15

Royal Brunei Airlines' first all-female pilot crew lands plane in Saudi Arabia - where women are not allowed to drive

The first ever all-female flight deck crew for Royal Brunei Airlines has operated a plane from Brunei to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
2016-03-15

Pakistan trying to get more F-16s from US: Report

Pakistan is trying to get more F-16s from the US as well as looking towards countries like Russia and France for new aircraft to replace old ones to match India's defence purchases, according to a report.
2016-03-15

Turkish military: 45 Kurdish rebels killed in air strikes

Turkey's military says at least 45 Kurdish rebels were killed in the air strikes it conducted in northern Iraq following the suicide car bombing in Ankara. The Turkish Prime Minister said authorities are "almost certain" that yesterday's attack was the work of the PKK.
2016-03-15

World's rarest passport: issued by order of crusading medieval knights

2016-03-15

China reaffirms commitment to North Korea sanctions

China, North Korea's most important ally, has reaffirmed its commitment to fully implement United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang over its recent nuclear tests and missile launches. Beijing is understood to have agreed to the measures out of frustration at Pyongyang's defiance of previous UN resolutions and persistent calls to avoid provocations.
2016-03-15

Yazidi woman held as Isis sex slave abused every day for seven months

2016-03-15

Donald Trump favours Indian students staying back in US

Indians studying in American educational institutions should not be kicked out as the country needs smart people like them, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has said as he sought to set the record straight about his immigration policies.
2016-03-15

The worst airports in the world, according to pilots

2016-03-15

Bangladesh central bank governor quits over $81m heist

2016-03-15

Suu Kyi's close aide Htin Kyaw voted Myanmar's next president

Myanmar's lawmakers elected a close aide and longtime friend of Aung San Suu Kyi to become the country's first civilian president in decades, in a historic moment for the formerly junta-run nation.
2016-03-15

Space travel rules needed within 5 years: UN

The UN aviation agency called Tuesday for regulations on space travel to be enacted within five years in order to bolster a burgeoning space tourism and transportation sector. The International Civil Aviation Organization thinks sub-orbital and outer space flights will foster new tourism and transport markets.
2016-03-15

Historic vote begins in Myanmar for new president

Myanmar's parliament voted to elect the country's new president, a watershed moment that will usher the longtime opposition party of Aung San Suu Kyi into government. The new president will take office on April 1.
2016-03-15

North Korea's Kim orders nuclear warhead test, missile launches

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has ordered an imminent nuclear warhead explosion test and multiple ballistic missile launches, just weeks after being slapped with tough, new UN sanctions, state media reported .
2016-03-15

IS commander 'Omar the Chechen' dead, US confirms

The Pentagon has confirmed that top IS group commander, "Omar the Chechen" is dead after suffering injuries in a US-led coalition strike in northeastern Syria. The announcement clears up the fate of the notorious Omar al-Shishani, a week after he had been targeted.
2016-03-15

The German anti-immigration party even scarier than Donald Trump

Alternative for Germany (AfD), has struck a chord with Germans who are dissatisfied with conventional politics, like Angela Merkels open-door policy for refugees. Frauke Petry's has given remarks like 'German police should shoot at migrants' and called Merkel 'worst Chancellor in history.'
2016-03-15

Labour protests multiply in China as economy slows, worrying leaders

As Chinas economy slows after more than two decades of breakneck growth, strikes and labor protests have erupted across the country. Factories, mines and other businesses are withholding wages and benefits, laying off staff or shutting down altogether.
2016-03-15

Typo in Chinese official media calls Xi Jinping 'China's last leader'

Chinese state news agency was left red-faced after it referred to President Xi Jinping as "China's last leader", an apparent copy editing error which forced the rest of the official media to issue a correction to undo the damage.
2016-03-15

Obama concerned about Venezuela's struggling economy

"It's not in America's interest to see Venezuela fail, because if Venezuela fails then that could have an impact on the economies of Colombia or Central America or Mexico, and that in turn can affect US economies," Obama told CNN Espanol.
2016-03-15

Mexico City issues pollution alert, traffic restrictions implimented

Mexico City's government ordered traffic restrictions and recommended people stay indoors due to serious air pollution, issuing its second-highest alert warning for ozone levels for the first time in 13 years.
2016-03-15

Country will soon conduct nuclear warhead test: North Korea leader

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country would soon conduct a nuclear warhead explosion test and a test launch of ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, the official KCNA news agency reported .
2016-03-14

Putin orders start of Russian forces' withdrawal from Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was instructing his armed forces to start pulling out of Syria, over five months after he ordered the launch of a military operation that shored up his ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
2016-03-14

Iran missile tests dont breach nuclear deal, EU says

Iran's recent ballistic missile tests are not in violation of its nuclear deal and the European Union is not considering sanctions at this stage, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said . France had warned on Sunday that it risked new sanctions as a result of the tests.
2016-03-14

Aid not reaching 20% of Syrians in urgent need, UN says

The United Nations and its partners are starting to get basic supplies to besieged areas in Syria but haven't reached about 20 per cent of those in urgent need and are "extremely concerned" about some 500,000 people caught behind frontlines, according to a joint statement .
2016-03-14

Zimbabwe ranger kills Italian father and son in wildlife park

An Italian father and son have been shot dead by a ranger in Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park, the parks and wildlife agency said , saying the pair had been mistaken for elephant poachers. Claudio Chiarelli and his son Maxi were members of volunteer anti-poaching group Zambezi Society.
2016-03-14

Angela Merkel firm on refugee stance despite vote 'debacle'

The stinging result for the conservative CDU was accompanied by a surge in backing for the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD), which had sparked outrage by suggesting police may have to shoot at migrants to stop them entering the country.
2016-03-14

Obama says he'll leave it all on the field on foreign policy

President Barack Obama says he's confident he can make significant progress on foreign policy in the next 10 months.
2016-03-14

Horse dressed in tweed suit ahead of UKs Cheltenham Festival

Veteran racehorse Morestead upped the style stakes for this year's Cheltenham Festival by modelling the word's first Harris Tweed suit designed for a racehorse. Complete with a flat cap and tie, Morestead wore the three-piece suit alongside champion jockey AP McCoy.
2016-03-14

Nepal to have first woman chief justice

After its first woman president and speaker, Nepal is set to have its first woman chief justice.
2016-03-14

Florida and Ohio may decide whether it is Trump or rump

A Trump win in Florida, where he leads comfortably in pre-voting polls, will almost certainly sink the campaign of the young Senator Marco Rubio whose home state it is. Trump is at 46% to Rubio's 22% according to one poll, with Ted Cruz and John Kasich following.
2016-03-14

Anti-Trump protestor says racism, not Islam, motivated confrontation

The protester who disrupted a Donald Trump rally in Ohio over the weekend wanted to send a message against racism and "violent, white supremacist ideas," he said in an interview aired .
2016-03-14

Anti-Trump protestor says racism, not Islam, motivated confrontation

Thomas DiMassimo caused a stir Saturday when he tried to rush the stage in Dayton, where the Republican presidential frontrunner was wrapping up a campaign speech. DiMassimo, a senior at Wright State University, has been charged with disorderly conduct and inducing panic.
2016-03-14

Crufts 2016: West Highland Terrier 'Geordie Girl' named Best in Show

Devon was named Best In Show at the competition, an achievement described as "absolutely amazing" by her owner.
2016-03-14

ISIS documents leak: 64 people with British connections named

The names of some 1,700 people in 22,000 documents taken on "entrance questionnaires" by the ISIS border authority in 2013 have been obtained by Sky News. The dossier also contains the details of around 500 "graduates" from two training camps in Syria which train fighters for missions abroad.
2016-03-14

Syrian civil war: West failed to factor in Bashar al-Assad's Iranian backers as the conflict developed

Five years after the start of Syrias tragedy and within six months of this, remember, the regime itself trembled and the Western powers, flush with dangerous pride after destroying Gaddafi, predicted the imminent fall of the Assad dynasty the Syrian government is preparing to rebuild its towns and cities.
2016-03-14

Bird hits passenger jet landing at Heathrow leaving a large bloody dent on its nose

The EgyptAir flight from Cairo was grounded for 21 hours after the incident before a replacement nose could be located. Pictures of the damage show a large exposed dent in the Boeing 737-800 complete with blood and feathers.
2016-03-14

More than 80% of Syria children harmed by war: UNICEF

The Syria conflict began in March 2011 as a popular uprising against Assad that quickly escalated into civil war. Since then, more than 250,000 people have been killed. Almost half the pre-war population of 23 million has been displaced, including more than 4.8 million who fled their homeland.
2016-03-14

Singapore to ban cigarette displays in stores

Electronic-cigarettes, as well as vapers, are also not allowed to be displayed, said Amy Khor, the city-state's Senior Minister of State for Health who moved the tobacco bill in parliament.
2016-03-14

Ivory Coast attack survivors describe confusion and fear

Survivors of the first attack by Islamic extremists in Ivory Coast described scenes of confusion and fear as the jihadists gunned down defenceless civilians at a beachfront resort area on Sunday. The attack left 16 dead. Those who make a living off tourism believed the attack would hurt it bad.
2016-03-14

Australia concerned over detained journalists in Malaysia

Australia said it is concerned about the detention of two Australian journalists who tried to interview the Malaysian PM Najib Razak over corruption allegations. Australian Broadcasting Corp TV reporter Linton Besser and camera operator Louie Eroglu were arrested in the city of Kuching .
2016-03-14

Disabled children in China to receive free schooling

Authorities in China's Henan province will provide free home education services to severely disabled children.
2016-03-14

UAE fighter jet crashes in Yemen, 2 pilots killed

Two Emirati pilots were killed when their fighter jet crashed in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is battling Iran-backed rebels. The Mirage jet crashed at dawn "due to a technical fault," a coalition statement said, hours after the United Arab Emirates said one of its jets had gone missing.
2016-03-14

Turkish jets strike Kurdish rebels after Ankara bomb attack

Turkey's air force hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq , hours after a suicide car bombing in the capital killed 37 people and heightened tensions with the militants. Nine F-16s and two F-4 jets raided 18 positions of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in northern Iraq.
2016-03-14

Chemical accident at Thai banks headquarters kills 8

Eight people died at the headquarters of one of Thailand's largest banks when workers accidentally triggered the release of fire extinguishing chemicals. Seven other people were injured in the accident, which occurred on Sunday night in the basement of the Siam Commercial Bank's HQ in Bangkok.
2016-03-14

What would US foreign policy look like under Donald Trump?

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump wants to deport 11 million illegal immigrants, ban Muslims from entering the country and suggested wiping out the Islamic State extremist group with a massive military operation.
2016-03-14

Iran says US cos welcome to invest in petroleum sector

US companies are welcome to invest in Iran's oil and gas industry, the Iranian oil minister said on Sunday. He confirmed that Iran's state-run oil company has held talks with General Electric and the German company Siemens.
2016-03-14

Turkish authorities ban Facebook, Twitter after blast

Turkish authorities banned Facebook and Twitter after images of a suicide bombing were spread on both social media platforms, according to a report in RT.com. At least 34 people were killed and 125 others injured after an explosion hit Turkey's capital city of Ankara.
2016-03-14

Pakistan: FIA places advs asking for proof against RAW

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) of Pakistan has asked citizens to provide evidence against the Indian intelligence agency RAW of its links with MQM. The advertisements were published in several leading national dailies.
2016-03-14

Pakistan SC to hear 10 appeals against military court convictions

2016-03-14

Ivory Coast hotel shooting: Child 'spared for praying' as another is shot dead by 'Arabic speaking' attacker

At least one child was among the 16 people killed in an attack at the popular Grand-Bassam resort in Ivory Coast, it has been reported. A bearded gunman approached two children and allegedly spoke in Arabic. One child knelt and prayed but the other was shot dead.
2016-03-14

Obama promises human rights talk with Castro

US President Barack Obama, who visits Cuba in a week, promised dissidents he would directly discuss human rights issues with Cuban president, Raul Castro. Obama will visit the island March 20 to 22 -- the first visit by a US president since Calvin Coolidge in 1928.
2016-03-14

Inquiry over 'offensive' content in Pakistani textbook

The book "Sociology of Pakistan", written by Abdul Hameed Taga and Abdul Aziz Taga, generated controversy after excerpts from a chapter on the Baloch people calling them "uncivilised people" who "lived in the desert and looted caravans" were circulated on social media, Dawn online reported.
2016-03-14

Five-year-old boy investigated for rape in Manchester is one of 70 children under 10 to be accused of sex attacks

Police have investigated a rape claim against a five-year-old boy in Manchester. New figures have emerged showing 70 sex attacks were allegedly committed by children under the age of 10 in the past year - including 21 rapes recorded by Greater Manchester Police.
2016-03-14

3.1 magnitude earthquake in North Korea, South says not nuclear test

A minor 3.1 magnitude earthquake was detected in North Korea . South Korea's state weather agency said "It is a natural earthquake. We don't think it is another nuclear test. Nothing special has been detected."
2016-03-14

3.1 quake in N Korea, South says not nuclear test

A minor 3.1 magnitude earthquake was detected in North Korea . South Korea's state weather agency said "It is a natural earthquake. We don't think it is another nuclear test. Nothing special has been detected."
2016-03-14

3.1 quake in N Korea, South says not nuclear test

A minor 3.1 magnitude earthquake was detected in North Korea . South Korea's state weather agency said "It is a natural earthquake. We don't think it is another nuclear test. Nothing special has been detected."
2016-03-14

'I don't hear their voice': Trump on campaign protesters

When a protester interrupted his speech on Sunday at an airport hangar in Bloomington, Illinois, minutes after it began, Trump derided him as a "disrupter" and told the cheering crowd: "Don't worry about it - I don't hear their voice."
2016-03-14

German voters batter Merkel over migrant policy

Voters punished Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in three German regional elections on Sunday, giving a thumbs-down to her open-door refugee policy and turning in droves to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD).
2016-03-14

Tuesday's US primaries shaping up as referendum on Donald Trump

Dubbed "Super Tuesday 2" by US media, the latest key date of the November 2016 election cycle will see Democratic and Republican contests in the states of Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina.
2016-03-14

Australia 'deeply concerned' over arrest of journalists in Malaysia

Australia is deeply concerned over the arrest of two Australian journalists in Malaysia after they attempted to question Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over corruption allegations, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said .
2016-03-14

Plane hits market in Bolivia; 4 dead, 3 hurt

Police in Bolivia say a small plane crashed into a market in a town in the country's north on Sunday, killing all four people in the aircraft and injuring three vendors on the ground. Police said the cause of the accident is under investigation.
2016-03-14

IS jihadis use the pill to keep raping sex slaves

Locked inside a room where the only furniture was a bed, the 16-year-old learned to fear the sunset, because nightfall started the countdown to her next rape. The IS fighter brought the teenage girl a round box containing four strips of pills, one of them colored red.
2016-03-13

More Sikhs in my Cabinet than Modi's: Trudeau

Prime Minister Trudeau inducted four Sikhs in his 30-member cabinet soon after coming to office last year given his comfort level with the community. This week, the affable Canadian pointedly mentioned the fact "I have more Sikhs in my Cabinet than Modi does".
2016-03-13

Car bomb in Turkey's capital kills 34, wounds 125

A suicide car bomb went off near bus stops in the heart of Turkey's capital on Sunday, killing at least 34 people and wounding around 125 others, officials said. Two of the dead are believed to be the assailants.
2016-03-13

At least 27 dead, 75 injured in Ankara suicide car bombing

2016-03-13

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, its a toilet bowl

Thousands of people lined the banks of Melbourne's Yarra river on Sunday to watch home-made flying devices take to the air in a quirky competition, with some contestants dressed as a toilet bowl and a space shuttle. The charity Birdman Rally involved participants flying homemade gliders.
2016-03-13

At least 12 tourists killed in Ivory coast gunfire, police source says

12 people including four Europeans were killed when gunmen opened fire on beachgoers at a resort town in Ivory Coast. Security forces are carring out clean-up operations right now, an officer told a briefing.
2016-03-13

Westerners among 12 killed in gunfire at Ivory Coast resort town

12 people including four Europeans were killed when gunmen opened fire on beachgoers at a resort town in Ivory Coast. Security forces are carring out clean-up operations right now, an officer told a briefing.
2016-03-13

US elections descend into uncivil war

The US presidential poll campaign is spiraling into an uncivil nationwide fracas. Republican Donald Trump has accused Democrats, including "our communist friend, Bernie Sanders" of disrupting his rally in Chicago , and threatened to send his own supporters to disturb Sanders' events.
2016-03-13

Gunfire in Ivory Coast resort town, casualties feared

Gunfire broke out at the Ivory Coast resort town of Grand Bassam on Sunday and several people were wounded, diplomatic sources and a Reuters witness said. A witness saw two wounded people and video taken by another witness showed seven people lying on the ground following the attack.
2016-03-13

Now, Donald Trump claims 27% of Muslims very militant

Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump on Sunday claimed that more than one-fourths of the Muslims are "very militant", in latest controversial statements adding to his anti-Muslim rhetoric. These remarks come days after he said he thinks "Islam hates US".
2016-03-13

China's missile companies to tap capital market

Nuclear companies and missile makers of China are now tapping the capital market while trying to shed their image as opaque enterprises. The companies feel it is a good time to enter the capital market, when the nuclear technology application needs to be updated and consolidated.
2016-03-13

China's missile companies to tap capital market

Nuclear companies and missile makers of China are now tapping the capital market while trying to shed their image as opaque enterprises. The companies feel it is a good time to enter the capital market, when the nuclear technology application needs to be updated and consolidated.
2016-03-13

Saudi Arabia to complete January mass executions

Four more prisoners are reportedly to be killed by Saudi Arabia as it moves to complete a wave of mass executions that started in January. The kingdom put 47 people to death in one day that month, including the prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr and at least one teenager, sparking global protests.
2016-03-13

Thousands flee fighting in Myanmars Shan state

The recent flare up in Myanmar's Shan state comes as an outgoing military-backed government prepares to hand over power to a civilian government led by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy. The latest fighting has pitted the military against the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA).
2016-03-13

Angela Merkels party faces hammering at Germany state polls

More than 12 million voters headed to the ballot box to elect three new regional parliaments in the so-called Super Sunday polls. The elections are largely regarded as a referendum on Merkel's decision to open the country's doors to people fleeing war.
2016-03-13

Syrian rivals clash ahead of Geneva peace talks

A fragile February 27 truce brokered by the United States and Russia has largely held despite each side accusing the other of violations, a development US secretary of state John Kerry said was "very significant".
2016-03-13

Libyas unity government announces it will assume power

Libya has had two rival administrations since mid-2014 when the recognized government was forced from Tripoli after a militia alliance overran the capital. It also urged the international community to "cease any relations with executive authorities not linked to the unity national government".
2016-03-13

Turkey imposes new curfews for mainly-Kurdish towns

Turkey has imposed curfews in several flashpoints in the southeast since August to root out militants linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, who had set up barricades, dug trenches and planted explosives.
2016-03-13

A look at how the Syrian conflict has changed the world

The Syrian conflict has had outsized impact on global politics. It saw rise of the Islamic State, Russia's emergence as major global player, a destabilized Europe due to inflow of migrants and terror attacks, the subversion of Syria's neighbours and Iran's rise.
2016-03-13

US woman dumps 8-year-old son for being 'rude, ungovernable'

"I don't think I'm necessarily a bad mother. I got more like overwhelmed," the woman said. The boy told hospital staff that his mother hit him with a spoon, leaving a bruise on his arm. But the woman has denied the charge.
2016-03-13

24 IS militants killed in Afghanistan

At least 24 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in military operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, an official statement said on Sunday. The operation, which still continues, was launched in Achin district a few weeks ago, Tolo news agency reported.
2016-03-13

Poverty, child marriage, violence decline when women own land: World Bank

2016-03-13

Asked not to use phone by his parents, kid cuts off own finger

2016-03-13

Asked not to use phone by his parents, kid cuts off own finger

2016-03-13

Trump loses badly in Wyoming, Washington DC Republican contests

Donald Trump was badly defeated in contests in the US capital and Wyoming, suggesting that the race for the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential election is tightening. He is leading in national pools but Marco Rubio easily defeated him in the Republican caucus in Washington.
2016-03-13

Wounded in bombing, Iraq girl now rising table tennis star

A roadside bomb ripped into Nejla Imad family's car in Baquba, a city northeast of Baghdad, when she was just three years old, taking much of her right leg, part of her left and her right forearm. Despite injuries, she took up table tennis when she was four and is now a rising Paralympic star.
2016-03-13

French investigators to publish Germanwings co-pilot crash report

French investigators will publish their final crash report on Sunday on the Germanwings plane deliberately flown into a French mountainside on March 24, 2015 by its co-pilot in a tragedy that raised unprecedented safety questions.
2016-03-13

Mother asked for £10,500 wine budget in child maintenance case

The judge reportedly did not approve the request to award the full £10,500 for wine on account of the fact that the child was aged seven and was unlikely to drink it. However they did allow the receipt of a "significant figure for wine".
2016-03-13

US man dies after police 'tasered him and high-fived' in front of his parents

Having been Tasered, reportedly while one of his hands was handcuffed, Chase Sherman stopped breathing and a medic on the scene performed chest compressions, at which point his parents said the two officers, from Coweta County, "high-fived", 11Alive reported.
2016-03-13

Man dies after police 'tasered him and high-fived' in front of his parents

Two cops in the US allegedly Tasered a man to death, high-fiving one another in front of his family as his body lay on ground. He had been Tasered by police after becoming agitated during a car journey with his parents, whom he told he had previously taken synthetic marijuana, known as Spice.
2016-03-13

Transgender father Stefonknee Wolscht leaves family in Toronto to start new life as six-year-old girl

Stefonknee (pronounced 'Stephanie') Wolschtt, 46, said her wife could not accept her as a transgender woman. She was told to either "stop being trans or leave".
2016-03-13

New disturbance at Trump rally as crucial Republican contests near

Secret Service officers rushed on stage to protect US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump during a disturbance at a rally , a day after rowdy protests shut down his event in Chicago.
2016-03-13

China pledges new push against 'hostile forces,' separatists

China's chief prosecutor says battling "infiltration, subversion and sabotage by hostile forces'' is a key priority this year, with terrorists, ethnic separatists and religious extremists all in his crosshairs.
2016-03-13

Signs of hope five years after start of Syrias war

Deliveries of humanitarian aid to hundreds of thousands of Syrians living under siege have increased, though there is nowhere near the continuous, unimpeded access that is required under international law and called for by United Nations Security Council resolutions.
2016-03-13

Chinese courts convicted more than 1,400 people for harming national security

Chinese courts convicted more than 1,400 people in 2015 for harming national security, including taking part in terrorism and secessionist activities, China's top judge said on Sunday, double a broadly equivalent number given for 2014.
2016-03-13

To maintain supply of sex slaves, ISIS pushes birth control

More than three dozen Yazidi women who recently escaped the Islamic State described the numerous methods the fighters used to avoid pregnancy, including oral and injectable contraception. In one case, a woman was forced to have an abortion in order to make her available for sex.
2016-03-13

Libya's Presidential Council calls for transfer of power to unity government

Libya's U.N.-backed Presidential Council called on the country's institutions to begin a transfer of authority to a unity government, and appealed to the international community to stop dealing with any rival powers.
2016-03-13

Obama rebukes Trump for campaign rhetoric

President Barack Obama gave a mocking rebuke today of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump for his incendiary language on the campaign trail.
2016-03-13

Rock legend Emerson dies from self-inflicted gunshot

British-born key-boardist Keith Emerson of the 1970's progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer died from a self-inflicted single gunshot to his head, police said .He was 71.
2016-03-12

'Pak ex-guv's son was not rescued by securitymen'

Shahbaz Taseer, 33, was flown to Lahore from Quetta in a special aircraft from the restive Balochistan province .
2016-03-12

Obama takes middle path as encryption row continues

Appearing at an annual tech festival in the Texas capital, Obama delivered his most extensive comments to date on an issue being played out in federal court.
2016-03-12

Swearing by the Gita

While Srinivasan and Murthy, two of the highest ranking public officials of Indian-origin in the US, have been taciturn about discussing their religious faith, others newer to the faith have spoken more freely.
2016-03-12

Chemical attacks by IS in Iraq kill child, wound 600

Security and hospital officials say the latest attack took place early in the small town of Taza, which was also struck by a barrage of rockets carrying chemicals three days earlier.
2016-03-12

Trump's Chicago rally: 'Be glad you're here', Trump supporter tells Indian-origin scribe

A CBS news reporter of Indian-origin was detained at a Donald Trump rally for resisting arrest as the Republican front-runners campaign degenerated into a free-for-all between his supporters and protestors.
2016-03-12

New find of suspected MH370 to be sent to Australia

A new piece of debris found by a South African holidaymaker that could be a part of the missing Malaysian flight MH370 will be sent to Australia for analysis, aviation authorities said. Teenager Liam Lotter had found the metre-long piece of metal on a beach in Mozambique in December.
2016-03-12

Airlander 10: World's largest aircraft prepares to take to the skies

The Airlander 10 part-plane, part-airship, and all of 90m long is being assembled by the firm Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) on a site that has been associated with airships since 1915 when Shorts built the first giant hangar to build the R-31 and R-32.
2016-03-12

Four-year-old who mispronounced 'cucumber' as 'cooker bomb' in UK faced terror warnings, family say

The nursery referred the case to Channel, a government counter-radicalization programme, but the mother refused. The Bedfordshire nursery did not report the case to Channel but instead reported it to a panel which included police and social services.
2016-03-12

Four-year-old who mispronounced 'cucumber' as 'cooker bomb' faced terror warnings, family say

The nursery referred the case to Channel, a government counter-radicalization programme, but the mother refused. The Bedfordshire nursery did not report the case to Channel but instead reported it to a panel which included police and social services.
2016-03-12

Nurse banned after disabled victim blinks 'evidence of sexual abuse'

Ernesto Corpus was banned from the profession by a disciplinary panel of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The decision came after the panel watched video evidence from the patient, whose communication had improved since the time of the alleged abuse, revealing the claims.
2016-03-12

Trump's Chicago rally cancelled after near-violent protests

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump had to scrub a rally in Chicago after unprecedented scenes of skirmish, just shy of bloody violence, between his supporters and protestors demonstrating against him. While hundreds of demonstrators invaded Trump rally at the University of Illinois in Chicago in what appeared to be a well-planned protest aimed at disrupting the event, many commentators blamed Trumps own incendiary rhetoric on the campaign trail that has witnessed his supporters beat up stray dissenters with the candidates encouragement and approval that has been publicly recorded.
2016-03-12

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei embraces relations with whole world 'except US and Zionist regime'

Ayatollah Ali Khameneis comments came following elections in the Islamic Republic and were addressed to the newly elected Assembly of Experts, which is tasked with appointing and overseeing the actions of the supreme leader.
2016-03-12

Myanmar ambassador says his country, like Pak, exists for China

2016-03-12

Terror charge on 2 French girls for plotting attack

French authorities have handed two teenage girls preliminary terrorism charges for allegedly plotting an attack against a Parisian concert hall. This comes as France remains under a state of emergency after the IS attack in November that killed 130.
2016-03-12

Modi, Sharif may meet in Washington: Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi later this month on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit, a top aide to Pakistan Premier said. Aziz said Sharif would be travelling to Washington to attend the Nuclear Security Summit at the invitation of US President Barack Obama.
2016-03-12

How Gaddafis anti-aircraft missiles are falling into ISIS's hands

In the sweltering heat, the gunmen unveiled a small arsenal: four Russian-made SA-7 missiles and two later models of the SA-16 variety. The heat-seeking missiles are capable of shooting down a civilian airliner.
2016-03-12

North Korea threatens pre-emptive strikes against South

North Korea said its military is ready to pre-emptively attack and "liberate" the South if it sees signs that American and South Korean troops involved in annual joint military drills are attempting to invade the North.
2016-03-12

US, South Korea stage assault drill; North threatens to wipe out enemies

North Korea said its military is ready to pre-emptively attack and "liberate" the South if it sees signs that American and South Korean troops involved in annual joint military drills are attempting to invade the North.
2016-03-12

UN adopts first resolution tackling sexual abuse by UN troops

The UN Security Council approved its first-ever resolution tackling the escalating problem of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers who act as predators when sent to protect vulnerable civilians in some of the world's most volatile areas.
2016-03-12

UN adopts first resolution tackling sexual abuse by UN troops

The UN Security Council approved its first-ever resolution tackling the escalating problem of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers who act as predators when sent to protect vulnerable civilians in some of the world's most volatile areas.
2016-03-12

Britain 'stronger, safer and better off' in EU: Cameron

Britain will be "stronger, safer and better off" if it votes to stay in the European Union (EU), British Prime Minister David Cameron said .
2016-03-12

The most powerful driving licences in the world

Drivers in the United Kingdom and France have the most powerful driving licences in the world, allowing them to be behind the wheel within minutes of visiting another country.
2016-03-12

North Korean submarine missing: Reports

A North Korean submarine has gone missing, reports said Saturday, as the reclusive state issued a fresh threat of retaliation against US and South Korean forces involved in joint military drills. The unknown class of vessel had been reportedly operating off the North Korean coast earlier in the week when it disappeared.
2016-03-12

Obama says 'dangers are real' in debate over encryption

President Barack Obama sided with law enforcement in the debate pitting encryption and personal privacy against national security, arguing that authorities need access to data on electronic devices because the "dangers are real".
2016-03-12

Driverless cars on roads of Britain 'by 2020'

Driverless cars will be allowed on Britains roads by 2020 under a plan to be announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in the Budget next Wednesday. Trials will take place on a small number of local roads later this year.
2016-03-12

Man stunned as wife who 'died' two years ago is spotted on TV show

A man who believed his wife was dead found out she was in fact still alive after she was spotted on a television programme.
2016-03-12

Jihadi John biographer pulls out of speaking event over 'gagging' fears

The Governments Prevent strategy sets out to stop people being drawn into terrorism. It includes warnings to institutions about the threat from speakers expressing non-violent extremism that could be exploited by terrorists.
2016-03-12

White House narrows search to three for Supreme Court

Srinivasan, an Indian-American who served under presidents of both parties before President Barack Obama named him as an appellate judge, and Garland, considered but passed over for the Supreme Court twice before by Obama, are considered the leading contenders, according to the source and two other sources close to the process.
2016-03-12

Trump's Chicago rally called off for safety reasons amid chaos

A Trump campaign staffer took the stage nearly a half hour after the rally was slated to begin and said it would be postponed for safety reasons. A campaign statement issued slightly later said the event would be held on another unnamed day.
2016-03-12

Man shouts Osama, cries bomb at USs Berlin mission

Aman has been arrested in Germany after attempting to enter the US embassy in Berlin and claiming he had a bomb in his suitcase.
2016-03-11

Obama hits out at Britain, France over Libya mess

WASHINGTON: British leader David Cameron got distracted and former French president Nicolas Sarkozy wanted to promote his country during the 2011Nato-led military intervention in Libya, US President Barack Obama said in an interview .
2016-03-11

S Sudan offers militia women to rape as reward

South Sudans government operated a scorched earth policy of deliberate rape, pillage and killing of civilians during the civil war in 2015, a report published by the UN human rights office said.
2016-03-11

Ex-Putin aide died in US hotel of head injuries: official

A former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin found dead in a Washington hotel suffered blunt force injuries to the head, not a heart attack as initially claimed, the US capital's chief medical examiner said.
2016-03-11

Ex-Putin aide died in US hotel of head injuries: official

A former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin found dead in a Washington hotel suffered blunt force injuries to the head, not a heart attack as initially claimed, the US capital's chief medical examiner said.
2016-03-11

Arab League declares Hezbollah group a terrorist organization

The Arab League has formally branded Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group a terrorist organization. The move aligns the 22-member league firmly behind Saudi Arabia and the Saudi-led bloc of six Gulf Arab nations, which made the same move against Hezbollah earlier this month.
2016-03-11

Arab League brands Hezbollah group a terrorist organization

The Arab League has formally branded Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group a terrorist organization. The move aligns the 22-member league firmly behind Saudi Arabia and the Saudi-led bloc of six Gulf Arab nations, which made the same move against Hezbollah earlier this month.
2016-03-11

China howls but Dalai Lama draws crowd at human rights talk

China's UN mission in Geneva circulated a letter to other missions this week asking them to avoid the Tibetan spiritual leader's appearance at a conference built around Nobel peace prize winners and co-sponsored by the United States and Canada.
2016-03-11

China howls but Dalai Lama draws crowd at human rights talk

China's UN mission in Geneva circulated a letter to other missions this week asking them to avoid the Tibetan spiritual leader's appearance at a conference built around Nobel peace prize winners and co-sponsored by the United States and Canada.
2016-03-11

China to start civilian flights from disputed South China Sea island

China will begin civilian flights to and from a disputed South China Sea island within a year, state media reported, as the government expands infrastructure on islands and reefs also claimed by other countries in region.
2016-03-11

China to start civilian flights from disputed South China Sea island

China will begin civilian flights to and from a disputed South China Sea island within a year, state media reported, as the government expands infrastructure on islands and reefs also claimed by other countries in region.
2016-03-11

Chinese firm bags US rail contract despite Trump's anti-China trumpeting

2016-03-11

Guinness: Israel Holocaust survivor, 112, world's oldest man

A 112-year-old Israeli who lived through both World Wars and survived the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz is the world's oldest man, Guinness World Records announced . Guinness said in a statement that Israel Kristal is 112 years and 178 days old as of March 11.
2016-03-11

Donald Trump win would spark 'clash of civilizations, says Arab security boss

In the latest sign of disquiet in the Middle East over the Republican presidential frontrunners comments about Muslims, Lt Gen Dhahi Khalfan Tamim suggested a Trump victory would result in a face-off with Isis and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
2016-03-11

Can US-Canada ties be a template for India-Pak relations?

"Our Canadian friends can be more reserved, more easygoing. We Americans can be a little louder, more boisterous. And as a result, we havent always conveyed how much we treasure our alliance and our ties with our Canadian friends," President Obama said.
2016-03-11

China to jail owners of polluting industries, impose environment tax

2016-03-11

Pakistan parliament passes law against child sexual abuse

The amendment to the penal code, which will go into force after being ratified by the president, also raises the age of criminal responsibility from seven to 10 years of age.
2016-03-11

RAF Tornado targeting Isis 'badly damaged' after hitting stray dog

RAF Tornado was reportedly badly damaged after hitting a stray dog as it landed at RAF Akrotiri airbase in Cyprus. The Tornado GR4 was returning after a night sortie and touching down at 200mph when the stray ran across the airbase's runway.
2016-03-11

South African teen finds possible MH370 plane debris

Casper Lotter said Friday his son Liam found the piece on December 30 near the town of Xai Xai and returned to South Africa with it. The curved piece has a five-digit number on it. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 jet vanished while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014.
2016-03-11

South African teen finds possible MH370 plane debris

Casper Lotter said Friday his son Liam found the piece on December 30 near the town of Xai Xai and returned to South Africa with it. The curved piece has a five-digit number on it. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 jet vanished while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014.
2016-03-11

Israel raids, closes West Bank TV station

Israeli forces raided the West Bank offices of Palestine Today television overnight and shut down operations. The channel's manager was arrested over allegations of inciting violence, Israel's Shin Bet internal security agency said.
2016-03-11

Pentagon confirms striking IS chemical weapons capabilities

The Pentagon confirmed that intelligence from a captured Islamic State chemical weapons expert had led to US-led coalition airstrikes against the group's chemical weapons production facilities.
2016-03-11

ISIS expanding in Libya, fueling arms race

The Islamic State group has significantly expanded its control over Libya, fueling demand by the country's warring parties for more arms to confront the threat, UN experts have told the Security Council.
2016-03-11

Transcript of F-16 resolution introduced by Senator Rand Paul

2016-03-11

US Senate kills bid to block F16 sale to Pakistan

The US Senate rejected by a 71-24 margin efforts by some lawmakers to block the sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, although the debate that accompanied the vote showed how ragged Washington-Islamabad ties have become.
2016-03-11

US Senate kills bid to block F16 sale to Pakistan

The US Senate rejected by a 71-24 margin efforts by some lawmakers to block the sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, although the debate that accompanied the vote showed how ragged Washington-Islamabad ties have become.
2016-03-11

Exiled PoK leaders stage anti-Pak protests at UN, Geneva

Exiled leaders from Sindh, Balochistan, Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan staged a protest against Pakistan for its oppressive policies and human rights violations at the UN's Geneva office.
2016-03-11

Exiled PoK leaders stage anti-Pak protests at UN, Geneva

Exiled leaders from Sindh, Balochistan, Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan staged a protest against Pakistan for its oppressive policies and human rights violations at the UN's Geneva office.
2016-03-11

You won't get rid of me!' Venezuela's Maduro tells foes

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro insisted his opponents would fail in a new push to oust him this year and end 17 years of socialist rule in the OPEC nation.
2016-03-11

Pope's record on paedophile priests tarnishes three-year report card

Many words, little action - three years after Pope Francis's election, victims of priest sex abuse are bitter and disappointed, accusing the Church of having failed to punish guilty clerics and end a culture of complacency on the issue.
2016-03-11

Blame me for rise of Donald Trump? No way, says Barack Obama

He has been attacked over countless issues in partisan Washington, but US President Barack Obama drew the line at this one: the idea that he is responsible for the rise of Donald Trump and the attendant Republican Party disarray.
2016-03-11

US Senate defeats move to block sale of F-16 jets to Pakistan

The US Senate voted to defeat a bill seeking to block $700 million sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan even as some top lawmakers called Pakistan an "unreliable" ally and questioned its commitment in fighting terrorist organisations.
2016-03-11

US Senate defeats move to block sale of F-16 jets to Pakistan

The US Senate voted to defeat a bill seeking to block $700 million sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan even as some top lawmakers called Pakistan an "unreliable" ally and questioned its commitment in fighting terrorist organisations.
2016-03-11

North Korean leader orders further nuclear tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has ordered further nuclear tests, state media said Friday, as military tensions surge on the Korean peninsula with South Korean and US forces engaged in large-scale joint exercises condemned by Pyongyang.
2016-03-11

North Korean leader orders further nuclear tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has ordered further nuclear tests, state media said Friday, as military tensions surge on the Korean peninsula with South Korean and US forces engaged in large-scale joint exercises condemned by Pyongyang.
2016-03-11

North Korean leader orders further nuclear tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has ordered further nuclear tests, state media said Friday, as military tensions surge on the Korean peninsula with South Korean and US forces engaged in large-scale joint exercises condemned by Pyongyang.
2016-03-11

25 Sikhs found hiding in truck in Belgium

At least 25 illegal Sikh immigrants, including children, were found hiding in a secret compartment of a Romanian truck transporting onions by police at an industrial zone in Belgium.
2016-03-10

Pope imposes checks on costs of making saints

Pope Francis made key changes to the complex and often opaque financial procedures involved in the making of Roman Catholic saints.
2016-03-10

PIO dean mum on sexual assault charges against him

The Indian American Dean of University of California, Berkeley, law school, Sujit Choudhry, will step down after facing sexual harassment charges made by his former executive assistant Tyann Sorell.
2016-03-10

More French girls lured by IS than boys: source

In France, more teenage girls than boys are drawn to joining Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria, a high-ranking anti-terrorist official told AFP this week.
2016-03-10

US to make rules-of-the-sky test must for drone users?

All US drone operators would for the first time have to prove they understand aviation regulations under a legislation introduced in the Senate.
2016-03-10

ISIS files leak will throw terrorist group into 'crisis mode' as thousands of fighters' names and details revealed

2016-03-10

US lawmakers debate proposed sale of F-16 jets to Pakistan

2016-03-10

'Distracted' David Cameron helped turn Libya into a 'mess', Barack Obama says

2016-03-10

'Distracted' David Cameron helped turn Libya into a 'mess', Barack Obama says

2016-03-10

European Central Bank surprises with broad stimulus action

European Central Bank launched an unexpectedly broad array of stimulus measures Thursday aimed at boosting a modest economic recovery in the 19 countries that use the euro and nudging up dangerously low inflation.
2016-03-10

Barack Obama says Saudi Arabia needs to learn to share region with Iran

President Barack Obama believes that Saudi Arabia, one of Americas most important allies in the Middle East, needs to learn how to share the region with its archenemy, Iran, and that both countries are guilty of fuelling proxy wars in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
2016-03-10

In Germany, woman caught smuggling cocaine in breast implants

A 24-year-old Colombian woman was arrested at Frankfurt airport after she was found to be carrying 1kg of cocaine inside her breasts. Airport officials became suspicious after they found fresh operation scars below the woman's breasts during a search and she complained of severe pain.
2016-03-10

World Kidney Day: 10-year-old boy with no kidneys waits 9 years for donor organs

10-year-old Matthew Pietrzyk is constantly connected to a dialysis machine because he does not have either of his kidneys. His condition means he must take 18 tablets a day in order to stay alive. He is one of 65 children waiting for a new kidney in the UK.
2016-03-10

Islam 'hates' US and 'tremendous hatred' defines the religion: Donald Trump

"I think Islam hates us," Donald Trump told CNN, deploring the "tremendous hatred" that he said partly defined the religion. Trump maintained that the war was against radical Islam, but said, "it's very hard to define. It's very hard to separate. Because you don't know who's who."
2016-03-10

Indian-American dean of UC Berkeley law on 'indefinite leave' over sexual harassment suit

2016-03-10

US air force veteran guilty of trying to join Islamic State

A US air force veteran was convicted of terrorism charges for attempting to join the Islamic State group and die a martyr, the first verdict from more than 70 cases the government has brought against Americans accused of trying to support the jihadist group.
2016-03-10

Brazils ex-president Lula charged in money-laundering probe

Brazilian prosecutors have filed charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a money-laundering investigation, putting further scrutiny on one of Brazil's towering political figures who is being hounded by corruption allegations.
2016-03-10

Germany says it has obtained Islamic State files

German police say they got files containing personal data on members of Islamic State and believe them to be authentic. This comes after Sky News reported it had obtained 22,000 ISIS files on the Turkey-Syria border, detailing jihadists' real names, phone numbers, and even names of their sponsors.
2016-03-10

South African anti-apartheid hero Chris Hanis killer to be freed

A South African court ruled that a Polish immigrant who shot dead anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani in 1993 should be released on parole after 23 years behind bars. Janusz Walus, 63, is serving a life sentence for the murder, which took the country to the brink of a race war and shocked the world.
2016-03-10

Closing migrant route unsustainable, Angela Merkel says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that closing the route used by migrants through the western Balkans "does not resolve the problem" and that this move is "not sustainable" after western Balkan countries barred entry to transiting migrants from midnight Wednesday.
2016-03-10

First uterus transplant in US has failed

The failure occurred only a day after the clinic held a news conference to describe what had seemed to be a successful transplant, with remarks from members of the surgical team and a brief appearance by the patient, who asked to be identified only as Lindsey.
2016-03-10

Top ISIS commander Omar the Chechen survived US strike, report says

Top Islamic State commander leader Omar al-Shishani, known as Omar the Chechen, was "seriously injured" in a recent American air strike in northeastern Syria but not killed despite US suggestions to the contrary, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
2016-03-10

Ayeeshia Jane Smith: Toddler 'stamped on so hard she bit through her own tongue', court hears

Pathologists told Birmingham Crown Court that Ayeeshia Jane Smiths injuries were usually seen in car crash victims. Her mother Kathryn Smith, 23, and her partner Matthew Rigby, 22, deny murdering the bright, happy little girl at their flat in Burton-upon-Trent.
2016-03-10

Israeli stabbing victim pulls knife out of his own neck to stab attacker

The victim, a 40 year-old ultra-orthodox Jew named as Yonatan Azarihab, was later hospitalised after suffering multiple stab wounds to his upper body from his attacker, reports the Times of Israel. He managed to escape, while the shop owner hit the Palestinian man in a bid to stop him.
2016-03-10

Egypt drafts bill to ban burqa and Islamic veils in public places

MP Amna Nosseir, professor of comparative jurisprudence at Al-Azhar University, who has backed the ban, said that wearing the veil is not a requirement of Islam and in fact has non-Islamic origins. The clothing is common in Egypt which is a predominantly Muslim country.
2016-03-10

Nearly 500,000 migrants reached Greece in Q4: EU border agency

Nearly half a million irregular migrants arrived in Greece in the last three months of 2015, most of whom then moved north through the Balkans, data from EU border agency Frontex showed .
2016-03-10

Despite flaps, ties with Modi govt strong: US

Despite a flap over sale of F-16 aircraft to Pakistan and India's denial of visas to a US commission on religious freedom, the US has said that it has a strong relationship with India, specifically with the Narendra Modi government.
2016-03-10

Despite flaps, ties with Modi govt strong: US

Despite a flap over sale of F-16 aircraft to Pakistan and India's denial of visas to a US commission on religious freedom, the US has said that it has a strong relationship with India, specifically with the Narendra Modi government.
2016-03-10

Syrian refugees in Canada got housed in same hotel as VancouFur furry convention and the children loved it

The fifth annual VancouFur convention, in which people dress up as fictional anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics, was held at the same hotel where a number of Syrian refugees are currently being housed.
2016-03-10

Gun rights activist shot by 4-year-old son after claiming he was 'jacked up' to fire weapons

Police in Florida said Jamie Gilt was in a stable condition in hospital after being shot in the abdomen while driving. Police said it appeared her son, sitting in the back seat, had somehow managed to get his hands on a .45 calibre handgun and shoot her, the bullet passing through her body.
2016-03-10

Gun rights activist shot by 4-year-old son after claiming he was 'jacked up' to fire weapons

Police in Florida said Jamie Gilt was in a stable condition in hospital after being shot in the abdomen while driving. Police said it appeared her son, sitting in the back seat, had somehow managed to get his hands on a .45 calibre handgun and shoot her, the bullet passing through her body.
2016-03-10

Heavy rains in UAE disrupt flight ops, close schools

A thunderstorm brought heavy rain to parts of the United Arab Emirates , disrupting flights, flooding roads and forcing authorities to close schools. In neighboring Oman, three people died due to stormy weather conditions.
2016-03-10

At least five killed, several hurt in US shooting

At least five people were killed and several injured in a shooting near Pittsburgh, with police and paramedics rushing to the scene, media said.
2016-03-10

Who's best for Hispanics? Clinton, Sanders debate

Hillary Clinton batted away a question about whether she would drop out of the presidential race if indicted over the handling of her email as she and Bernie Sanders opened their latest debate Wednesday by both proclaiming they had a strong pathway to the Democratic nomination.
2016-03-10

Who's best for Hispanics? Clinton, Sanders debate

Hillary Clinton batted away a question about whether she would drop out of the presidential race if indicted over the handling of her email as she and Bernie Sanders opened their latest debate Wednesday by both proclaiming they had a strong pathway to the Democratic nomination.
2016-03-10

What flight attendants are really thinking about when they greet passengers

When flight attendants greet us smilingly at the plane door, they are not there just to check our passports again and point down the only aisle available. Among other things, flight attendants say they are trying "very hard" to give the impression they are warm, approachable and competent.
2016-03-10

Brazil's ex-president charged in money laundering probe

Prosecutors in Sao Paulo state have filed money laundering charges against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is accused of hiding his alleged ownership of a seafront penthouse in the city of Guaruja.
2016-03-10

US President Barack Obama adds half inch to his considerable stature

With his foreign policy initiatives vis-a-vis Iran and Cuba, and his domestic success in restoring some health to the American economy, President Obama has grown in stature over the past year.
2016-03-10

Htin Kyaw, Suu Kyi's former driver, nominated for Myanmar president

Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) proposed Htin Kyaw, a close friend of party leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, as its presidential candidate for the lower house of parliament .
2016-03-10

Iran fires 2 missiles marked with 'Israel must be wiped out'

Iran test-launched two ballistic missiles Wednesday emblazoned with the phrase "Israel must be wiped out" in Hebrew, Iranian media reported, in a show of power by the Shiite nation as US Vice President Joe Biden's visited Jerusalem.
2016-03-10

North Korea fires missiles, says will liquidate South assets

North Korea looked to ratchet up already elevated tensions on the Korean peninsula still further Wednesday, firing a pair of short-range missiles and announcing the liquidation of all remaining South Korean assets on its territory.
2016-03-10

23 questions asked to prospective jihadis upon entrance into ISIS

A cache of leaked "surveys" given to would-be jihadis joining ISIS show 23 questions that make up the terror group's rigorous "entrance interviews". The documents ask new recruits to detail a host of information, including their birth date, nationality, blood type and "previous jihadi experience".
2016-03-10

ISIS document leak reveals name of 22,000 recruits

Details of more than a dozen British ISIS members are among 22,000 recruits reportedly revealed in a cache of leaked documents from the terrorist groups extremely stringent and exhaustive entrance interviews.
2016-03-10

ISIS document leak reveals name of 22,000 recruits

Details of more than a dozen British ISIS members are among 22,000 recruits reportedly revealed in a cache of leaked documents from the terrorist groups extremely stringent and exhaustive entrance interviews.
2016-03-10

North Korea fires short-range missiles into sea

2016-03-10

Sanders-Clinton 1-1, Trump wins 3 more states

2016-03-10

US set to extend stay for foreign tech grads

2016-03-10

New China law to put curbs on charity groups

2016-03-10

18-day-old baby sold by parents for an iPhone

2016-03-10

30 years on, Chernobyl still poisoning lives

2016-03-09

India is our strategic partner, Pak historic ally: Saudi mantri

PM Narendra Modis first visit to Saudi Arabia early April will see a tremendous uplift in bilateral relations, says Adel Al Jubeir, Saudi Arabias foreign minister when TOI caught up with him during his first visit to India this week.
2016-03-09

India is our strategic partner, Pak historic ally: Saudi mantri

PM Narendra Modis first visit to Saudi Arabia early April will see a tremendous uplift in bilateral relations, says Adel Al Jubeir, Saudi Arabias foreign minister when TOI caught up with him during his first visit to India this week.
2016-03-09

Muslim women escorted off plane for 'staring' at crew member

2016-03-09

Step by step, China expands its military in disputed sea

Since taking office three years ago, President Xi Jinping has used the isles in disputed South China Sea to expand Beijings military footprint in the region, taking one step after another to build and equip outposts far from the Chinese mainland over protests from its neighbors and from Washington.
2016-03-09

Egypt drafts bill to ban burqa in public places

The Egyptian parliament is drafting a law banning women from wearing the niqab veil. The ban will apply to wearing the clothing in public places and government institutions, it has been reported. A number of restrictions have been placed on wearing the niqab in Egypt in recent years.
2016-03-09

US targets Islamic State chemical weapons sites near Mosul

US aircraft have begun targeting Islamic State's chemical weapons sites near Mosul in Iraq in an initial round of air strikes aimed at diminishing the militant group's ability to use mustard agent, CNN reported.
2016-03-09

Barack Obama in 'excellent' health, sheds over 2kg: White House doctor

The latest chart shows Obama weighing 79 kg, with a body mass index of 22.8 and a resting heart rate of 56 beats per minute. That's an improvement from his still-healthy 81 kg in 2014. Back then his height was 73 inches; the latest report showed him growing to 73.5 inches.
2016-03-09

Court withdraws rape case against Nelson Mandelas grandson

A South African court temporarily dropped a rape case against the grandson of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela after the prosecution brought an application to "provisionally withdraw prosecution". The 25-year-old was accused of raping an underage girl at a pub in Johannesburg in 2015.
2016-03-09

Egypt drafts bill to ban burqa and Islamic veils in public places

The full-face veil is worn by some followers of Islam and typically covers all of the wearers face other than their eyes. The clothing is common in Egypt which is a predominantly Muslim country.
2016-03-09

In Israel, Joe Biden criticizes failure to condemn Palestinian attacks

US Vice-President Joe Biden implicitly criticized Palestinian leaders for not condemning attacks against Israelis, as an upsurge in violence marred his visit. Six separate attacks have taken place shortly before or after Biden's arrival .
2016-03-09

Saudi Arabia seeks $6-8 billion bank loan to shore up state coffers

Riyadh has asked lenders to submit proposals to extend it a five-year US dollar loan of that size, with an option to increase it, the sources said, to help plug a record budget deficit caused by low oil prices.
2016-03-09

Slovenia says border fully closed to migrants

Slovenia's Prime Minister Miro Cerar has said his country has fully shut its border with Croatia for migrants without valid EU visas and will no longer accept organized trains carrying refugees. About 478,000 refugees and migrants have passed through Slovenia, mostly in trains, since mid-October.
2016-03-09

Court orders Japanese nuclear reactor to shut down

A court issued an unprecedented order for a nuclear reactor near Kyoto to stop operating and ordered a second one to stay offline. It said the emergency response plans and equipment designs at the two reactors have not been sufficiently upgraded after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
2016-03-09

Fifth Beatle George Martin dies at 90

Legendary British music producer George Martin, who turned the Beatles into the best-selling band in history, has died at the age of 90. Martin's innovative recording techniques and role as authoritarian mentor was so essential to the band's success that he was nicknamed the "Fifth Beatle".
2016-03-09

On trial, Ukrainian pilot defies Russian judge

Ukrainian military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, on trial in a high-profile case over the killing of two Russian journalists, told a Russian court she would continue refusing food and water after raising her middle finger in a defiant gesture at the judge and prosecution.
2016-03-09

North Koreas Kim Jong-un says country has miniaturized nuclear warheads

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the country has miniaturized nuclear warheads to mount on ballistic missiles and ordered improvements in the power and precision of its arsenal. Kim has called for his military to be prepared to mount pre-emptive attacks against the United States and South Korea.
2016-03-09

Rape victim asked by judge in Spain if she tried 'closing her legs'

Judge Maria del Carmen Molina Mansilla has been accused of "offensive questioning" of a woman who was describing how she was sexually and physically abused. In response, a campaign group for victims of gender crime has said that the judge showed a clear prejudice towards disbelieving the victim.
2016-03-09

Drunk man tries opening door, forces emergency landing

A drunk British passenger tried to open a plane's door at 30,000 feet, forcing the flight to make emergency landing at an airport in France. The 180-seat Airbus A320, easyJet flight was travelling from Marrakech, Morocco to Gatwick in London.
2016-03-09

Only Trump can trump Trump

Trumps Republican rivals keep thinking that if they just point out a few more details about him, voters will drop The Donald and turn to one of them instead. But you cant talk voters out of something that they havent been talked into.
2016-03-09

Tall people more likely to be successful in life, study finds

The findings, based on data from 120,000 Britons, are the strongest evidence yet that size matters when it comes to future success. Such conclusions are likely to resonate with Marco Rubio, Trumps rival for the Republican Presidential nomination.
2016-03-09

Tall people more likely to be successful in life, study finds

The findings, based on data from 120,000 Britons, are the strongest evidence yet that size matters when it comes to future success. Such conclusions are likely to resonate with Marco Rubio, Trumps rival for the Republican Presidential nomination.
2016-03-09

Iran fires 2 missiles marked with 'Israel must be wiped out'

There was no immediate reaction from Jerusalem, where Biden was scheduled to speak to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who strongly opposed the nuclear deal. Fars quoted the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard's aerospace division, saying the test was aimed at showing Israel that Iran could hit it.
2016-03-09

Iran tests more missiles, 'capable of reaching Israel'

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired two ballistic missiles morning that it said were designed to be able to hit Israel, defying a threat of new sanctions from the United States.
2016-03-09

Are the US and South Korea really planning to assassinate Kim Jong-un?

This time, not only are the war games the biggest ever, but the troops now massed south of the Demilitarized Zone have reportedly incorporated a new hypothetical into their training: a "beheading mission" against Kim Jong-un himself.
2016-03-09

Are the US and South Korea really planning to assassinate Kim Jong-un?

This time, not only are the war games the biggest ever, but the troops now massed south of the Demilitarized Zone have reportedly incorporated a new hypothetical into their training: a "beheading mission" against Kim Jong-un himself.
2016-03-09

Two more shooting attacks in Jerusalem as Biden visits

Two Palestinians opened fire at two different locations in Jerusalem , leaving one person seriously wounded. The shootings were the latest in a string of attacks coinciding with US Vice President Joe Biden's arrival .
2016-03-09

Nine-year-old girl raped in open hall by Isis member, new report claims

The distressing report appears in Quilliam, which has investigated how the terror group indoctrinates children. In the same report, it was claimed that more than 31,000 pregnant women living within Isis-held territories were being used to create the next generation of terrorists.
2016-03-09

Sanders registers surprise victory against Clinton in Michigan primary

2016-03-09

India, US discuss cooperation against terror groups

Foreign secretary S Jaishankar has met with US national security adviser Susan Rice and discussed bilateral ties and cooperation against terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, the White House has said.
2016-03-09

Iran missile tests did not violate nuclear deal: US

The United States said that Iran's recent ballistic missile tests did not violate an international nuclear agreement, adding it will address the issue appropriately with "unilateral and multilateral tools".
2016-03-09

Syria civil war: Dying children 'being forced to eat animal feed'

A quarter of a million children are at risk of starvation in open-air prisons in besieged Syria despite the truce, Save the Children has said, as peace talks scheduled to resume looked shaky.
2016-03-09

DNA test shows Vietnam twins had different fathers

An extremely rare set of bi-paternal twins, or twins with different fathers have been reported from Vietnam. A scientist said bi-paternal twins could happen if two eggs from the same mother were fertilized by sperm from two different men within one to seven days apart in an ovulation period.
2016-03-09

Man jailed for selling 18-day-old daughter online 'to buy iPhone'

A Chinese man has been jailed for three years after selling his 18-day-old baby daughter online so he could buy an iPhone. The man allegedly intended to buy an iPhone and a motorbike with the funds.
2016-03-09

All booked: Prince William and Kate Middleton refused room at French 5-star hotel

A luxury hotel in France has turned down a booking from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry saying it would be unethical to cancel existing reservations to make way for the Royals.
2016-03-09

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton win primaries in Mississippi

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump rolled to big wins in Michigan and Mississippi , brushing off a week of withering attacks from the party's establishment to solidify his front-runner status as four US states voted in nominating contests.
2016-03-09

Prayers, cheers as total eclipse darkens swathe of Indonesia

People gazed at sky in wonder and cheered while others knelt in prayer as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia . The rare astronomical phenomenon was witnessed along a narrow path that stretched across 12 provinces encompassing three time zones and about 40 million people.
2016-03-09

Solar eclipse begins sweeping across Indonesia

A solar eclipse began sweeping across the vast Indonesian archipelago morning, with hordes of sky gazers set to watch the spectacle, which will be marked by parties, prayers and tribal rituals.
2016-03-09

North Korea has miniaturised nuclear warheads: Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the country has miniaturized nuclear warheads to be mounted on ballistic missiles, the North's KCNA news agency reported .
2016-03-08

Islamic State's de facto 'minister of war' possibly killed: US officials

A red-bearded Islamic State commander described by American officials as the group's de facto minister of war may have been killed in an air strike in Syria by the US-led coalition, several US officials said .
2016-03-08

Islamic State's de facto 'minister of war' possibly killed: US officials

A red-bearded Islamic State commander described by American officials as the group's de facto minister of war may have been killed in an air strike in Syria by the US-led coalition, several US officials said .
2016-03-08

Palestinian kills US tourist in stabbing spree on Tel Aviv boardwalk

An American tourist was stabbed to death and at least nine other people were wounded by a Palestinian armed with a knife on a popular boardwalk in Tel Aviv , authorities said, while US Vice President Joe Biden was in a meeting a few kilometers away.
2016-03-08

Palestinian kills US tourist in stabbing spree on Tel Aviv boardwalk

An American tourist was stabbed to death and at least nine other people were wounded by a Palestinian armed with a knife on a popular boardwalk in Tel Aviv , authorities said, while US Vice President Joe Biden was in a meeting a few kilometers away.
2016-03-08

UN, rights groups say EU-Turkey refugee deal may be illegal

The United Nations and human rights groups warned that a tentative European Union deal to send back all irregular refugees to Turkey in exchange for political and financial rewards could be illegal.
2016-03-08

Former Sarkozy protegee launches bid for French presidential primaries

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, a former campaign spokeswoman of ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy, joined an already crowded race for the center-right's presidential nomination in a primary due in November.
2016-03-08

Iran fires ballistic missiles, US hints at diplomatic response

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired several ballistic missiles , state television said, challenging a United Nations resolution and drawing a threat of a diplomatic response from the United States.
2016-03-08

Iran fires ballistic missiles, US hints at diplomatic response

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired several ballistic missiles , state television said, challenging a United Nations resolution and drawing a threat of a diplomatic response from the United States.
2016-03-08

US: Disappointed over India's visa denial to panel

The Obama administration is backing the role of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and has said it is "disappointed" that New Delhi has refused its members visas to study the situation in India as the two countries navigate yet another nettlesome issue that has periodically dogged relations between the countries.
2016-03-08

31,000 women pregnant in IS zone, may provide next jihadi generation

There are presently 31,000 pregnant women within the IS, which controls several cities in Iraq and Syria, while more young children are being abducted and indoctrinated in religious schools run by the IS.
2016-03-08

31,000 women pregnant in IS zone, may provide next jihadi generation

There are presently 31,000 pregnant women within the IS, which controls several cities in Iraq and Syria, while more young children are being abducted and indoctrinated in religious schools run by the IS.
2016-03-08

US Presidential run: Bloomberg won't run for the White House

NY Ex-Mayor Fears 3-Way Race Will Help Trump Win
2016-03-08

Pentagon plans heavy aerial bombardment to cripple Libyan ISIS

The Pentagon has presented the White House with the most detailed set of military options yet for attacking the growing Islamic State threat in Libya, including a range of potential air strikes against training camps, command centres, munitions depots and other militant targets.
2016-03-08

If Europe turns its backs on its refugees, where will they go next?

2016-03-08

If Europe turns its backs on its refugees, where will they go next?

2016-03-08

Donald Trump calls comparisons to Nazi gesture 'ridiculous'

The accusations have occurred largely in anonymous social media posts. Speaking to NBC, Trump said his supporters had merely wanted him to pretend that he was taking the oath of office.
2016-03-08

In US, naked woman dances on truck, closes part of highway

A woman who stripped after crashing her car and danced naked on top of the cab of a truck that was stopped behind her caused part of a Houston highway to be closed . A hook and ladder fire truck was used to pluck the woman from the roof, as TV copters circled over Highway-290 to film her.
2016-03-08

Are US, South Korea really planning to assassinate Kim Jong-un?

Joint military exercsies are reportedly incorporating a 'beheading mission' against the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The US has used strikes, often employing drones, to take out key figures in terrorist groups.
2016-03-08

Abducted son of Salmaan Taseer freed in security raid

The abducted son of slain former Punjab governor Salman Taseer was freed by security forces from Balochistan's Kuchlak area, five years after he was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from Lahore.
2016-03-08

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom says India remains Maldives most important strategic ally

Former Maldivian president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom said India remains the "most important strategic" partner of Maldives. Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya along with its support ships INS Mysore and INS Deepak recently were on a 4-day visit to Maldives.
2016-03-08

Executions in Saudi Arabia reach frightening rate as 70th prisoner in 2016 is killed

Saudi Arabia is executing people at a "frightening" rate, campaigners have warned, after it emerged the kingdom had killed its 70th prisoner of the year bringing the total number to almost half that of 2015.
2016-03-08

Woman wakes up from 8-month coma to claim boyfriend at her bedside was 'responsible for her head injuries'

A woman woke up after eight months in a coma to find her boyfriend at her side - the man she now claims inflicted her extensive head injuries.
2016-03-08

Penguin returns to the man who rescued him every single year

Four years ago, Joao Pereira de Souza, 71, found a South American Magellanic penguin covered in oil and starving on a beach on an island off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. A friendship was born.
2016-03-08

Man rapes his girlfriend and her 60-year-old mother

A man has been found guilty of raping his girlfriend before also raping her 60-year-old mother days later.
2016-03-08

Mali campaigners persuade 200 young jihadists to disarm

Two hundred young Malian jihadists are ready to lay down their weapons as part of a new government and civil society deradicalisation programme, its organisers said .
2016-03-08

Israel, US in new row hours ahead of Joe Bidens visit

The rocky relationship between US President Barack Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu took a fresh hit over a declined White House invitation hours before Vice-President Joe Biden's arrival in Tel Aviv. Netanyahu's decision to decline the invitation for talks with Obama "surprised" Washington.
2016-03-08

Israel, US in new row hours ahead of Joe Bidens visit

The rocky relationship between US President Barack Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu took a fresh hit over a declined White House invitation hours before Vice-President Joe Biden's arrival in Tel Aviv. Netanyahu's decision to decline the invitation for talks with Obama "surprised" Washington.
2016-03-08

Thailand drops case against Hong Kong journalist over flak jacket

The Thai government has dropped a case against a Hong Kong photojournalist who was arrested last year for possessing a bulletproof vest and a helmet, which are considered weapons in Thailand. Bangkok filed for withdrawing the charges against Hok Chun Anthony Kwan on December 30, 2015.
2016-03-08

Iranian refugee couple in Cambodia resettlement deal return home

An Iranian couple who resettled in Cambodia under an expensive program funded by Australia to keep refugees from its soil returned to their homeland, Cambodian and Australian officials said. Five people had resettled in Cambodia from Nauru under a 4-year, $41 million program financed by Australia.
2016-03-08

Iranian couple in Cambodia resettlement deal return home

An Iranian couple who resettled in Cambodia under an expensive program funded by Australia to keep refugees from its soil returned to their homeland, Cambodian and Australian officials said. Five people had resettled in Cambodia from Nauru under a 4-year, $41 million program financed by Australia.
2016-03-08

US man jailed for 40 years for abusing Kenyan orphans

A former US missionary convicted of sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya was sentenced to 40 years in a federal jail. A US judge handed down the sentence to Matthew Lane Durham, 21, who faced up to 30 years on each of 4 counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places.
2016-03-08

Twins in Vietnam discovered to have different fathers after DNA test

Bipaternal twins are extremely rare and this is reportedly the first case to be recorded in Vietnam. Dr Keith Eddleman, director of obstetrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York said that it is possible for a woman to conceive bipaternal twins through two acts of sexual intercourse.
2016-03-08

UN wary of any mass return of refugees under EU-Turkey deal

The United Nations voiced concern about the EU-Turkey agreement and any deal involving "the blanket return of all individuals from one country to another" without their protection under international law being spelled out adequately.
2016-03-08

Containing Fukushima water can take 4 more years

It can take another 4 years before the radioactive water at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant is fully contained. Removing nuclear debris from the reactors is expected to start in 2021 and can take decades to complete.
2016-03-08

Deadly escalators, fire traps and plunging lifts: Why do so many horrific accidents happen in China?

Why is China's record so bad? According to one safety expert, the rapid industrialisation of the country over the last three decades is partly to blame.
2016-03-08

Pak court summons Musharraf in treason case

A Pakistani court asked former military dictator Pervez Musharraf to appear before it on March 31 for the hearing of high treason case against him after the ex-President did not turn up citing bad health.
2016-03-08

Iran conducts fresh ballistic missile tests: State media

Iran test-fired several ballistic missiles from silos across the country , the official website of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said, defying recent US sanctions on its missile program.
2016-03-08

Pak military kills 21 militants in northwest border region

Pakistan said it has killed 21 militants in air strikes and ground operations that began overnight in a northwest border region where it is carrying out an offensive to clear Taliban strongholds.
2016-03-08

South Korea says North hacked phones of key officials

South Korea's spy agency has said that North Korea had hacked into smartphones belonging to a number of key government officials, part of a series of cyber-attacks launched after its fourth nuclear test.
2016-03-08

Commuter train derails in California; at least 14 injured

A car of a commuter train plunged into a swollen creek after the train derailed Monday night in Central California, injuring 14 people. Crews had to fight the creek's currents to pull riders from the partially submerged rail car.
2016-03-08

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

Kin of MH370 tragedy are still wrestling with how ” or if ” to accept that their relatives are dead. Investigators believe the Boeing 777 crashed in a remote stretch of the southern Indian Ocean, killing everyone on board after flying far off course and running out of fuel.
2016-03-08

Bangladesh's top court upholds Islamist leader's death sentence for 1971 war crimes

Bangladesh's highest court has upheld the death sentence of a top Islamist leader and business tycoon for war crimes, clearing the way for his execution within months. Mir Quasem Ali, a shipping and real estate tycoon, headed a media corporation aligned with Jamaat-e-Islami before his 2012 arrest.
2016-03-08

Won't budge on South China Sea sovereignty: China

China's foreign minister took a hard line on the country's claims to virtually all the South China Sea, saying Beijing won't permit other nations to infringe on what it considers its sovereign rights in the strategically vital area.
2016-03-08

Bloomberg opts out of US presidential bid, calls for centrism

2016-03-08

US 'disappointed' over India denying visa to religious rights panel

America is "disappointed" over India's decision not to give visa to members of a US religious commission which plays important role in reviewing violations of religious freedom around the world, a top state department official has said.
2016-03-08

Taliban bomber kills 17 outside Pak court

2016-03-07

British police's counter-terror chief warns of IS attack

British police's counter-terror chief warned Monday that the Islamic State group wants to launch "enormous and spectacular attacks," as jihadis broaden their focus to target Western lifestyles.
2016-03-07

Bloomberg opts not to mount third-party bid for White House

Bloomberg, who has spent months mulling an independent campaign, made his decision official through an editorial posted by the Bloomberg View.
2016-03-07

Greece clears bailout hurdle with debt relief pledge

Greece cleared a crucial hurdle in its massive bailout programme as eurozone ministers promised to consider debt relief to Athens, which is already under pressure from the refugee crisis.
2016-03-07

Qaeda in Syria seizes key hilltops from regime: Monitor

Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate and allied jihadists seized a set of strategic hilltops held by pro-regime forces in the country's north late Monday, a monitoring group said.
2016-03-07

US man who ate roommates brain denied parole for 6th time

An Ohio man who killed his roommate and ate part of his brain almost 40 years ago was denied parole for the sixth time, prison officials said. David Allen Chapin, 60, who shot Donald Liming in the eye in their Milford, Ohio, apartment was deemed "unsuitable for release" by the Ohio parole board.
2016-03-07

Oil hits 2016 high above $40; glut warnings resurface

Global crude prices have risen more than 40 percent since two months ago when they hit 12-year lows.
2016-03-07

US strikes al-Shabaab training camp in Somalia, more than 150 killed

The US military carried out a drone strike over the weekend targeting a training camp run by Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab about 120 miles north of capital Mogadishu over the weekend, killing more than 150 fighters, the Pentagon said .
2016-03-07

UK Parliament warns activists over 'Modi Not Welcome' protest

A group of activists had projected images, including that of a swastika during a protest against PM Modi's visit to the United Kingdom last November, on Parliament building with the message "Modi Not Welcome". These buildings are not free billboards, House of Commons spokesperson said today.
2016-03-07

Malaysia probes suspected MH370 debris

The Malaysia Airlines plane disappeared on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew on board, most of them Chinese, in one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.
2016-03-07

UK terror chief warns ISIS targeting 'western lifestyle'

London Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said British police had carried out a record number of counter-terrorism arrests last year.
2016-03-07

On Mahashivaratri, email pioneer Shiva Ayyadurai prays for recognition

The obituaries all cited Raymond Tomlinson, who died over the weekend, as the inventor of email, but out in the cold in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Shiva Ayyadurai bristled.
2016-03-07

Money pours in as move to stop Donald Trump sharpens

Republicans hoping to halt Donald Trumps march to their partys presidential nomination emerged from the weekends voting contests newly emboldened by Trumps uneven electoral performance and by some nascent signs that he may be peaking with voters.
2016-03-07

Russia says registered 8 Syria ceasefire violations in last 24 hours

Russia's Defence Ministry said that eight ceasefire violations had been registered in Syria over the past 24 hours.
2016-03-07

Russia says registered 8 Syria ceasefire violations in last 24 hours

Russia's Defence Ministry said that eight ceasefire violations had been registered in Syria over the past 24 hours.
2016-03-07

Foreign diplomats voicing alarm to US officials about Donald Trump

2016-03-07

ISISs unborn army: Thousands of women being used to breed next generation of terrorist

More than 31,000 pregnant women living in the so-called Islamic State are being used to create the next generation of terrorists, a wide-ranging report that details how the terror group indoctrinates children has revealed.
2016-03-07

Australian warship seizes huge weapons cache headed for Somalia

An Australian navy warship HMAS Darwin has seized a huge cache of weapons 313km off Oman's coast from a fishing vessel bound for Somalia, the navy said , exposing a possible violation of a UN security council arms embargo.
2016-03-07

Venezuela says its probing alleged killing of miners

Venezuelan authorities said they were investigating the alleged killings of a group of miners in the jungle state of Bolivar, following reports they were gruesomely murdered in a fight for control of a gold deposit. Family members said a gang shot and dismembered 28 miners with a chainsaw .
2016-03-07

Kenya: Police arrest 4 men for trying to join Islamic State

Kenya police say they have arrested four men on suspicion of attempting to leave the country to join extremist group Islamic State in Libya.
2016-03-07

UN nuclear chief: Iran must honor deal 'for many years'

UN nuclear chief: Iran must honor deal 'for many years'
2016-03-07

In Tunisia, at least 26 dead in clashes near Libyan border

Tunisian police and unidentified gunmen clashed near the Libyan border , killing at least 26 people, authorities said, amid increasing concern that violent extremism in Libya could destabilize the region. The dead included 21 attackers, one Tunisian soldier and four civilians.
2016-03-07

Female professors less often rated as 'brilliant', 'genius'

Students most often use the words 'brilliant' and 'genius' to describe professors who are male and in academic disciplines where women and African-Americans are underrepresented, a new US study has found.
2016-03-07

Marshall Islands in nuclear warning at UN court

The Marshall Islands painted a vivid picture of the horrors of nuclear war decades after some of its atolls were vaporized in atomic tests, in an unusual legal battle against the nuclear arms race. The tiny Pacific nation opened a case against India, Pakistan and UK before the UN's highest tribunal.
2016-03-07

EU looks to Turkey to end migrant crisis

EU leaders will meet Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Brussels as the bloc is looking to Ankara to help it curb the influx of refugees and migrants flowing into Europe. After that, the EU leaders will discuss the migration crisis, possibly formalizing the closure of the Balkan route.
2016-03-07

North Korea threatens to reduce Washington to 'flames and ashes' in nuclear attack

More than 300,000 South Korean and 15,000 US troops are expected to take part in the drill, which is thought to be the largest ever joint military exercise. The exercises, which begin and will last until 30 April, are intended to caution North Korea against nuclear incitements.
2016-03-07

Shakespeare's grave scanned in UK for hidden secrets

William Shakespeare's grave at a church in a town in the UK has been scanned using high-tech radar to unearth hidden secrets about the world's most famous playwright.
2016-03-07

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to visit Arabia for three days

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will undertake a three-day visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on March 9 on the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud during which he would witness the ongoing 'Thunder of the North' military exercises, conducted by 21 countries.
2016-03-07

Tibet opposes Dalai Lama's visit to Taiwan

A senior official of the Tibet region expressed his firm opposition to Dalai Lama's expected visit to Taiwan.
2016-03-07

15 IS militants killed in Afghan airstrikes

At least 15 members of the Islamic State (IS) militant group were killed in airstrikes in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, the government said .
2016-03-07

2 dead, 2 injured in shooting in western Sydney

A man who police say fatally shot one person and wounded two others inside a western Sydney business was found dead inside the building after a six-hour standoff that brought the area to a standstill.
2016-03-07

Pakistan hands 87 freed prisoners to India

Eighty-seven Indians, mostly fishermen arrested in Pakistan for allegedly violating its territorial waters, were handed over to India at the Wagah Border after being released from a prison. The Indian nationals were freed from the Landhi Jail in Karachi on Sunday.
2016-03-07

Six wounded in Somalia airport laptop blast: Police

Six people were wounded when a laptop bomb exploded at an airport in Somalia, police said, the second such attack in recent weeks targeting passenger aircraft. The bomb exploded at a checkpoint in the small central town of Beledweyne, some 325 kilometres (200 miles) north of the capital Mogadishu.
2016-03-07

Blast kills 13 as Pak Taliban avenge executed Islamist

A suicide bomber killed 13 people and injured 23 in northwest Pakistan Monday, in an attack which the Taliban said was revenge for the hanging of an Islamist assassin last week. The attack happened at a court complex during the morning rush hour in the town of Shabqadar.
2016-03-07

Tunisia: At least 10 dead in clashes near Libyan border

At least 10 people have been killed in clashes between Tunisian police and unidentified gunmen near the Libyan border, authorities said, amid increasing concern that violent extremism in Libya could destabilize the region.
2016-03-07

UK visa fees set for big hike

The British government is set to increase visa fees across most categories of applications from March 18, in a move that will affect thousands of Indians who were the largest group of skilled workers to be granted visas to live and work in Britain last year.
2016-03-07

Suicide blast in Pak court leaves 8 dead

At least eight people were killed and 15 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a court in Peshawar, Pakistan. According to police, the suicide bomber detonated his vest inside the court premises, killing eight people including a policeman and wounded 15 others.
2016-03-07

Donald Trump advocates changing laws to allow torture of ISIS terrorists

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Sunday that, as president, he would push to change laws that prohibit waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation methods, arguing that banning them puts the US at a strategic disadvantage against Islamic State militants.
2016-03-07

Indonesian president calls on Muslim world to unite on Palestine

Indonesia's president Joko Jokowi Widodo, who heads the most populous Muslim nation, said the entire world is concerned by the deterioration of the situation in Palestine and criticized what he called Israel's "unilateral and illegal policies."
2016-03-07

Chinese relatives of MH370 passengers file suit in Beijing

The relatives of a dozen Chinese passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 began filing suits against the company at a Beijing court , just a day before a legal deadline to do so. The flight had vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 of 2014.
2016-03-07

Watch: Mum embarrasses son on Facebook for not calling her from university

Just because you're old enough to move out of the family home and go to university doesn't mean you can just forget about your parents.That's what Ann Pinto McCarney told her teenage son Liam in a sarcastic Facebook video-gone-viral.
2016-03-07

Slovakia's Robert Fico explores coalition options after election setback

Leftist Prime Minister Robert Fico on Sunday put out feelers for forming a coalition after Slovakia's elections but admitted the task would be hard after a surge by smaller parties, including the far right, erased his working majority. After dubbing the outcome of Saturday's vote a "big mishmash" of parties, Fico announced the start of exploratory talks with other mainstream parties about forming a coalition.
2016-03-07

Penas Ciudad Barrios: A photographer went into an El Salvador prison so dangerous even the guards stay outside

The Mara Salvatrucha gang are so feared in El Salvador, with a reputation for merciless revenge and cruel retribution, that theyve been allowed to run their own prison.
2016-03-07

Watch: Mum embarrasses son on Facebook for not calling her from university

‹Just because you're old enough to move out of the family home and go to university doesn't mean you can just forget about your parents.‹
2016-03-07

Dusillusioned, some Afghan migrants return from Europe

A small but growing number of Afghan refugees are now returning to their country, as overcrowded refugee centres, a lack of jobs and the rise of anti-immigrant fervour in Europe leave them disillusioned.
2016-03-07

Disillusioned, some Afghan migrants return from Europe

A small but growing number of Afghan refugees are now returning to their country, as overcrowded refugee centres, a lack of jobs and the rise of anti-immigrant fervour in Europe leave them disillusioned.
2016-03-07

North Korea threatens nuclear attack as US and South Korea begin military drills

North Korea threatened to launch nuclear strikes at the United States and its military bases in Northeast Asia as the United States and South Korea began one of their annual large-scale joint military exercises.
2016-03-07

UK warship dispatched to Aegean Sea to turn back migrants

An unprecedented intervention into the migrant crisis in the Aegean Sea will be expanded and joined by a British warship. David Cameron will announce the action on 7 March as desperate European leaders meet in Brussels to try to stop another wave of humanity crossing to the EU from Turkey.
2016-03-07

12 dead in Chinese coal mine accident: Report

Twelve people were killed in a coal mine accident in China, state media reported , the latest incident in the country's notoriously dangerous industry. Industrial safety standards are often flouted in China even though deadly incidents regularly make national news.
2016-03-07

Francois Hollande 'quietly' awards France's highest honour to visiting Saudi Crown Prince

France has been accused of devaluing its highest national honour after the Legion of Honour was quietly awarded to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia on a visit to Paris. The government was among the most vocal outside the Middle East in its condemnation of Saudi mass executions earlier this year.
2016-03-07

11 chilling predictions for what the world will look like in 10 years

In 2015, private-intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, published its Decade Forecast, in which it projects the next 10 years of global political and economic developments.
2016-03-07

Two years after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 and still no answer for grieving families

By Tuesday, Jacquita Gomes will have been waiting two years to know how her husband, an in-flight supervisor, met his death in one of aviations great mysteries. A search in the southern Indian Ocean has found no trace of the Boeing 777.
2016-03-07

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz angling for one-on-one Republican race

Texas Senator Cruz scored decisive wins in the Kansas and Maine caucuses, demonstrating his enduring appeal among conservatives as he tried to reel Trump's significant lead in the Republican presidential race. Trump however did also register wins of his own - in Louisiana and Kentucky.
2016-03-07

N Korea threatens pre-emptive nuclear strike on South, US

North Korea threatened "indiscriminate" nuclear strikes against South Korea and the US mainland if the two allies push ahead with joint military drills scheduled to begin today.
2016-03-07

The $ incentive to make staffers shed kilos

If your employer offered you $550 to lose weight, an amount that would be deducted from your health insurance premiums next year, would that provide the motivation to help you finally shed those pounds?
2016-03-06

An Oscar offers ray of hope to honour killing survivors

The documentary A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness highlights defects in Pakistani laws that allowed elders to pressurise Saba into forgiving her family.
2016-03-06

Iran says court sentences billionaire to death in graft case

A court in Iran has sentenced to death Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani and two accomplices for embezzlement, the judiciary said on Sunday, in a case widely watched due to the billionaire's prominent role in helping the government evade oil sanctions.
2016-03-06

US to deploy nuclear-capable B-52 warplanes to bomb ISIS

The US is set to deploy its nuclear-capable B-52 warplanes for the first time to bomb ISIS as part of efforts to ramp up campaign against terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
2016-03-06

Sikhs and Muslims join Trump bandwagon

A group of Sikhs and Muslims mostly from South Asian countries have joined the Donald Trump bandwagon in the US state of Maryland, asserting that the Republican presidential frontrunner is "not against" their communities.
2016-03-06

IS bomber kills 60 near Baghdad

A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden fuel truck into a security checkpoint south of Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 60 people and wounding more than 70, officials said.
2016-03-06

The cooling effect in American democracy

The American political process is full of such cooling mechanisms that, by circumventing the direct approach, appear undemocratic. Nowhere is it more evident than in the US presidential election with its long drawn and complicated system of primaries and caucuses, delegates and super-delegates, and much later, the Electoral College.
2016-03-06

France's oldest nuclear plant to close this year: Minister

France is to close down its oldest nuclear power plant, at the centre of a row with neighbouring Germany and Switzerland, by the end of this year, a green minister said on Sunday.
2016-03-06

Egypt says Hamas, Brotherhood involved in top prosecutor's murder

Egypt on Sunday accused the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas and the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood of involvement in last year's killing of the country's top prosecutor Hisham Barakat.
2016-03-06

Former US first lady Nancy Reagan passes away at 94

Nancy Reagan, the former actress who was fiercely protective of husband Ronald Reagan through a Hollywood career, eight years in the White House, an assassination attempt and Alzheimer's disease, has died at age 94.
2016-03-06

Chinese woman found dead after being trapped in elevator for month

A Chinese woman died after being trapped in an elevator for a month because maintenance workers shut off the power supply after failing to properly check if anyone was inside, state media reported on Sunday.
2016-03-06

18 migrants drown off Turkey, few allowed into Macedonia

At least 18 people drowned off the Turkish coast while trying to reach Greece on Sunday, while Macedonian authorities imposed further restrictions on refugees trying to cross the Greek border.
2016-03-06

UNDP to blackout photos on Afghan website for Women's Day

A United Nations agency in Afghanistan plans to stop publishing photographs on its website to highlight the plight of Afghan women ahead of International Women's Day on March 8, a UN official said on Sunday.
2016-03-06

UK, US commandos in secret anti-terror training at Lord's

Lord's is known as the "Mecca of Cricket" but it recently laid out a new wicket - for American and British commandos to stage a secret anti-terror training exercise at the famed ground.
2016-03-06

Pope calls nuns killed in Yemen modern-day martyrs

Pope Francis says the four nuns killed in an attack on a home for the elderly in Yemen are modern-day martyrs and victims of indifference.
2016-03-06

Israeli leader says Biden visit shows US relations strong

Israel's prime minister says the upcoming visit of US vice president Joe Biden proves the strong ties between the close allies.
2016-03-06

IS being wiped out in Afghanistan: President

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday that the Islamic State group has been defeated in the eastern parts of the country, where it had taken over some remote districts.
2016-03-06

Suicide car bomb kills 47 south of Baghdad: Police

A car bomb exploded at a crowded checkpoint outside the city of Hilla, south of Baghdad, on Sunday, killing at least 29 people, police and medical sources said.
2016-03-06

Suicide car bomb kills 29 south of Baghdad: Police

A car bomb exploded at a crowded checkpoint outside the city of Hilla, south of Baghdad, on Sunday, killing at least 29 people, police and medical sources said.
2016-03-06

Islamic State group claims deadly Iraq bombing; 47 allegedly killed

A car bomb exploded at a crowded checkpoint outside the city of Hilla, south of Baghdad, on Sunday, killing at least 29 people, police and medical sources said.
2016-03-06

Islamic State group claims deadly Iraq bombing; 47 allegedly killed

A car bomb exploded at a crowded checkpoint outside the city of Hilla, south of Baghdad, on Sunday, killing at least 29 people, police and medical sources said. The group claimed that the explosion had killed and wounded "more than 90" people.
2016-03-06

Iranian billionaire tycoon Zanjani sentenced to death for corruption

Zanjani became notorious during the era of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, finding ways to channel hard currency to Tehran despite financial sanctions. He was convicted of fraud and economic crimes. Apart from facing the death penalty he must also pay money to the state in restitution.
2016-03-06

Saudi Arabia executes 70th convict this year

The 70 executions so far this year include 47 death sentences for "terrorism" carried out in a single day on January 2. The sevntieth execution was carried out on Alaa al-Zahrani, who was found guilty of killing fellow Saudi Abdullah al-Sumairi with a rock to the head, the interior ministry said.
2016-03-06

Pakistan asks India to send 24 witnesses to depose in 26/11 trial

"The foreign ministry has written to the Indian government asking it to send all 24 Indian witnesses to Pakistan for recording statements in the trial court in the Mumbai attack case," Prosecution chief Chaudhry Azhar said.
2016-03-06

US to deploy nuclear-capable B-52 warplanes to bomb ISIS

The US is set to deploy its nuclear-capable B-52 warplanes for the first time to bomb ISIS as part of efforts to ramp up campaign against terrorists in Syria and Iraq. The B-52 Stratofortress could begin dropping bombs on the Islamic State group from April.
2016-03-06

IS being wiped out from Afghanistan: Ashraf Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said the Islamic State group has been defeated in eastern Afghanistan, where it had taken over some remote districts. Afghanistan will be a "graveyard" for IS, he said.
2016-03-06

Babysitter caught smothering child on nanny cam, police say

Moriah Gonzales was allegedly recorded putting her hand over the baby's mouth in an attempt to stop him crying after putting him down for a nap
2016-03-06

Contain moves toward formal Taiwan independence: Xi

China's President Xi Jinping has pledged to contain any moves by Taiwan toward formal independence in his first public remarks on the issue since the self-governing island democracy elected a president and legislature from the independence-leaning party in January.
2016-03-06

Australia promises gay marriage vote by this year

Australia's attorney-general said the government would hold a plebiscite on legalizing same-sex marriage this year if re-elected. "... in the event that there would be a 'yes' vote the government would legislate to give effect to the wishes of the people," attorney general George Brandis said.
2016-03-06

Australia promises gay marriage vote by this year

Australia's attorney-general said the government would hold a plebiscite on legalizing same-sex marriage this year if re-elected. "... in the event that there would be a 'yes' vote the government would legislate to give effect to the wishes of the people," attorney general George Brandis said.
2016-03-06

Ageing, indebted Japan debates right to 'die with dignity'

Although Japan has one of the world's fastest ageing populations, the country has no laws regarding "living wills", let alone assisted suicide, which is legal in a few US states such as California and some nations including Canada and Belgium.
2016-03-06

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton face challenge as Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders post wins

Republican Ted Cruz posted two crucial wins over front-runner Donald Trump who also triumphed in two states in multi-state vote while in the Democratic camp Bernie Sanders clawed his way back into the presidential contest with two victories over Hillary Clinton.
2016-03-06

Bangladesh may drop Islam as country's official religion following attacks on minorities

Islam has been the countrys official religion since 1988, but the battle to overturn this which is being supported by many minority religious leaders will argue that the decision to designate Islam the official religion was illegal.
2016-03-06

EU to push Turkey to take back migrants

European leaders will push Turkey at a summit to agree to "large-scale" deportations of economic migrants from Greece, as EU chief Donald Tusk says he sees the first hints of a resolution to the migrant crisis. EU will also push Ankara ro reduce the flow of migrants to Europe.
2016-03-06

ISIS air strikes: Civilian death toll from western bombing 'set to reach 1,000 within days'

Britain has carried out 591 air strikes in Iraq and 36 in Syria making up around a quarter of the 2,000 attacks carried out by countries other than the US in the international coalition against Isis. Russian air strikes are estimated to have killed up to 2,900 civilians.
2016-03-06

ISIS air strikes: Civilian death toll from western bombing 'set to reach 1,000 within days'

Britain has carried out 591 air strikes in Iraq and 36 in Syria making up around a quarter of the 2,000 attacks carried out by countries other than the US in the international coalition against Isis. Russian air strikes are estimated to have killed up to 2,900 civilians.
2016-03-06

Donald Trump wins Louisiana's Republican primary: US media

Donald Trump won a coveted primary election in the southern state of Louisiana, locking up more crucial delegates in his quest to win the Republican presidential nomination. US Senator Ted Cruz struck first in handful of presidential nomination contests, decisively winning Kansas and Maine.
2016-03-06

Donal Trump wins Louisiana's Republican primary: US media

Donald Trump won a coveted primary election in the southern state of Louisiana, locking up more crucial delegates in his quest to win the Republican presidential nomination. US Senator Ted Cruz struck first in handful of presidential nomination contests, decisively winning Kansas and Maine.
2016-03-06

Republican Cruz wins two states, blunting Trump's momentum

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz won nominating contests in Kansas and Maine , denting front-runner Donald Trump's momentum and bolstering Cruz's case that he is the best alternative for those bent on stopping Trump.
2016-03-06

Republican Cruz wins two states, blunting Trump's momentum

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz won nominating contests in Kansas and Maine , denting front-runner Donald Trump's momentum and bolstering Cruz's case that he is the best alternative for those bent on stopping Trump.
2016-03-06

Trump battles rivals in 4 states; Clinton, Sanders compete

Eager to lock up the Republican nomination without a convention fight, Donald Trump battled Saturday to pad his lead as four more states delivered verdicts on the fractious Republican race for president. Democrats in three states were choosing between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
2016-03-05

Lula graft case puts Brazil at crossroads

In a development that is certain to throw South Americas biggest country and economy into a turmoil, the Brazilian federal police (PF) picked former president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva from his residence , taking him away for questioning in a corruption scandal that has engulfed the political class, especially the leaders of the ruling Workers Party (PT).
2016-03-05

With Donalds rise, Trump anxiety is sending Americans to therapists

To the growing list of psychological illnesses in a country that hasnt discovered a problem it has not monetised, add Trump anxiety.
2016-03-05

Stars join Murdoch, Hall bash

2016-03-05

Going for the jocular, US style

US presidential campaigns are known for their humour. But this season has seen fewer guffaws as Donald Trump trumpets about his assets and, err... anatomy. Obama and his wisecracking predecessors have raised the bar really high
2016-03-05

China aims to keep annual GDP growth at or above 6.5 pct in next 5 years

China aims to keep average annual economic growth at or above 6.5 percent in the next five years, the government said as it unveiled a draft of its new five-year development plan at the annual meeting of parliament.
2016-03-05

US man says would be 'lucky' if part he found is from MH370

An American adventurer said that it would be a "very lucky discovery" if the piece of aircraft he found on a sandbank off the coast of Mozambique is confirmed to be from the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished two years ago.
2016-03-05

Jolt to Brazil as Lula detained by police for corruption

With the investigation, known as Operacao Lava Jato (Operation Car Wash), into corruption in the state-owned oil firm Petrobras arriving at the doorstep of the ex-president, who left office in 2010 with 80% approval rating, Brazil stands at a crossroads where the future Lulas successor and the current president, Dilma Rousseff, is at stake as she faces impeachment for a budget-related scandal.
2016-03-05

Turkish PM visits Iran despite differences on Syria

Iranian state TV says Turkey's prime minister has met with Iranian officials to discuss Syria, where the two nations back opposite sides in the five-year civil war.
2016-03-05

Turkish PM visits Iran despite differences on Syria

Iranian state TV says Turkey's prime minister has met with Iranian officials to discuss Syria, where the two nations back opposite sides in the five-year civil war.
2016-03-05

Former Iran president banned from wedding party

Iranian authorities have prevented former reformist President Mohammad Khatami from attending the wedding party of an opposition leader's daughter.
2016-03-05

Bulgaria to send troops to guard Greek border: PM

Bulgaria will send over 400 troops and other security personnel to guard its border with Greece, amid fears the migrant flow along the Balkan route will pick up with the onset of warmer weather, the prime minister said .
2016-03-05

13,000 refugees at Greek border ahead of EU-Turkey summit

Some 13,000 refugees are crammed in unhygienic conditions on Greece's border with Macedonia, officials said , with all eyes on a key EU-Turkey summit that is seen as the only viable solution to the crisis.
2016-03-05

125 Hindus from India arrive in Pakistan for Maha Shivratri

Over 120 Hindu pilgrims from India arrived here in this eastern Pakistani city to participate in the Maha Shivratri festivities.
2016-03-05

125 Hindus from India arrive in Pakistan for Maha Shivratri

Over 120 Hindu pilgrims from India arrived here in this eastern Pakistani city to participate in the Maha Shivratri festivities.
2016-03-05

Pope Francis condemns massacre at Yemen retirement home

Yemeni authorities have blamed the Islamic State group for an attack on an elderly care home run by missionaries that killed 16 people and was condemned by Pope Francis as "diabolical".
2016-03-05

Syria rebels take Iraq border crossing from IS

Syrian rebels have seized control of the Syrian side of a major border crossing with Iraq from the Islamic State group, activists said .
2016-03-05

Bangkok commuter boat explosion injures 65

At least 65 people were injured when the engine of a Bangkok commuter boat exploded during rush hour in one of the city's busy canals. The crowded boat was ferrying about 70 passengers when its engine burst.
2016-03-05

Taliban refuses to hold peace talks with Afghan govt

The Taliban refused to resume long-stalled peace talks with the Afghan government, reiterating their preconditions for holding dialogue, a statement said.
2016-03-05

2 Syrians receive 4 years prison over Aylan Kurdi's death

A Turkish court sentenced two Syrian smugglers to four years and two months each in prison over the deaths of 5 people including 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who galvanized world attention on the refugee crisis when a photo was published of him lying lifeless on a beach.
2016-03-05

99 sexual abuse cases against UN peacekeepers; no Indians involved

Nearly 100 allegations of sexual exploitation across 69 countries were received by the UN against its peacekeepers last year with no Indian personnel involved in any wrongdoing, according to the world body's new report.
2016-03-05

Donald Trump's voicemails hacked by Anonymous

Donald Trump's voicemail has allegedly been hacked by members of Anonymous, the loose group of hackers and activists.
2016-03-05

Refugee boys raped by gangs in Calais, say aid workers

Teenage boys are being raped in the Calais Jungle, aid workers have claimed, amid concerns over the lack of child protection measures in place in the refugee camp and the risks of abuse facing thousands of displaced children across the continent.
2016-03-05

Refugee boys raped by gangs in Calais, say aid workers

Teenage boys are being raped in the Calais Jungle, aid workers have claimed, amid concerns over the lack of child protection measures in place in the refugee camp and the risks of abuse facing thousands of displaced children across the continent.
2016-03-05

Kejriwal to attend Karachi Literature Festival 2017

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal accepted the invitation from the organizers of the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) for 2017. The festival, founded by Ameena Saiyid, OBE, and Dr Asif Farrukhi, is jointly organized by Oxford University Press, Pakistan and British Council.
2016-03-05

US issues notification for sale of F-16s to Pakistan

Amidst stiff opposition from India and top American lawmakers, the US government has formally published federal notification for the sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan. The total cost of these F-16 is estimated to be nearly $700 million.
2016-03-05

Sri Srinivasan nominated for US SC judge: Report

Indian-American Sri Srinivasan, who enjoys a substantial support among Republicans, is among the three candidates being vetted by US President Barack Obama as potential nominees for a rare vacancy at the Supreme Court. The other two are Judge Garland, 63, and Ketanji Brown Jackson, 45.
2016-03-05

US Senator asks colleagues to oppose F-16 deal with Pak

A top Republican Senator has asked his colleagues in the Senate to oppose the sale of eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, saying the country's "coziness" with terrorists has harmed the US military. Despite the opposition, the US formally issued a notification regarding the sale.
2016-03-05

Madrasas on Afghan-Pak border are hub of terror activities: Sartaj Aziz

2016-03-05

Hijackers? Aliens? Theories over Flight MH370's fate abound

With search crews just months away from finishing their thus-far fruitless sweep of a remote stretch of seabed where Flight 370 is believed to have crashed, officials appear no closer to solving one of the most mind-boggling mysteries of modern times.
2016-03-05

Trump, Rubio fight over their size of hand

The size of the hands of Donald Trump, the Republican presidential front runner, has become an election issue in the US as his presidential rival Senator Marco Rubio said that Trump has small hands and a man with small hands can't be trusted.
2016-03-05

Boko Haram falls victim to a food crisis it created

The hunt for food appears to be part of what is pushing Boko Haram deeper into Cameroon, according to a US State Department review. The militants are left to scrounge for food in the sparse Sambisa Forest during the dry season, or go out raiding for whatever they can find.
2016-03-05

Woman who spent two decades searching for her mother discovers she already knows her

Jenny Thomas, from New York, appeared on TLCs reality TV show Long Lost Family in an attempt to find her mother, whom she believed she hadnt seen since she was adopted at the age of four.
2016-03-05

China plans second railway link with Tibet

China will build a second railway connecting Tibet with other parts of the country, expanding its connectivity with the Himalayan region and increasing its strategic options to rapidly move troops to the borders with India. This will be in addition to the Qinghai- Tibet Railway linking Tibet with inland regions of China.
2016-03-05

New Myanmar government to cut number of ministries

The new Myanmar government, which is to take office at the end of this month, will cut the number of ministries leaving 23 from the previous 36, officials said . Senior leadership of the NLD disclosed that the list of the new government cabinet will be announced on Sunday.
2016-03-05

China's population to reach 1.42 billion by 2020

China's population will be about 1.42 billion by the end of 2020, according to the draft outline of a five-year plan released . The country will further adhere to the family planning policy as a basic state policy, and fully carry out the two-child policy, said the draft outline.
2016-03-05

EU chief sees first consensus on migrant crisis

2016-03-05

To make room for Obama, Cuba clears Americans off hotels

Americans travelling to Cuba later this month are being moved out of Havana hotels to make room for President Barack Obamas entourage. Obama will make his historic trip to the communist-ruled Caribbean island on March 21-22
2016-03-05

Four nuns killed in Yemen terror strike

Four nuns, including an Indian, Cecilia Minj, were among 16 people killed in Yemens Aden city when terrorists stormed an elderly care home run by the Kolkata-based Missionaries of Charity.
2016-03-05

Four nuns killed in Yemen terror strike

Four nuns, including an Indian, Cecilia Minj, were among 16 people killed in Yemens Aden city when terrorists stormed an elderly care home run by the Kolkata-based Missionaries of Charity.
2016-03-05

Four nuns killed in Yemen terror strike

Four nuns, including an Indian, Cecilia Minj, were among 16 people killed in Yemens Aden city when terrorists stormed an elderly care home run by the Kolkata-based Missionaries of Charity.
2016-03-05

China admits people paid high price for one-child policy

2016-03-04

US trade gap widens to USD 45.7 billion in January

The US trade deficit rose in January as American exports fell for a fourth straight month, the Commerce Department said today.
2016-03-04

Uber gives Pakistan drivers classes to deter sex harassment

Uber is teaching its drivers in Pakistan how not to sexually harass women, a spokeswoman said , after the popular transport app launched in the conservative country where women are often hassled on public transport.
2016-03-04

Obama to speak to reporters after meeting with economic team

2016-03-04

Banksy has been identified, thanks to Maths

Geographic profiling, a technique used to catch serial criminals, has proved that the elusive artist Banksy really is Robin Gunningham, according to academic research.
2016-03-04

Former Thai foreign minister Thanat Khoman dies at age 101

Thanat Khoman, who as Thailand's foreign minister helped cement his country's close relations with the United States during the Vietnam War, has died at age 101, his family announced. His death was attributed to natural causes.
2016-03-04

Harnaam Kaur: Bearded model opens Marianna Harutunian Royal Fashion Day show

A body positivity campaigner and model who was bullied throughout her childhood has issued a defiant message to her bullies after opening a fashion show.
2016-03-04

Donald Trump's flip-flop over H1B lands him in controversy

The Republican presidential front-runner first said at a rally that "America needs skilled people" so keeping them in the country "is a necessity". An hour later, Trump made a U-turn clarifying his position that there is no need for H1B visa scheme and that he remains committed to eliminating it.
2016-03-04

We need migrants, no we don't: Donald Trump's flip-flop over H1B

2016-03-04

Two Italian hostages freed in Libya: Official

Two Italians kidnapped last July in Libya were freed in a raid on Islamic State jihadist group hideouts in a city near the capital, an official said.
2016-03-04

April vote in Syria 'does not interfere' with peace process: Putin tells West

2016-03-04

Hollande says France, Germany on same page on migration crisis

French President Francois Hollande said that Paris and Berlin had "the same spirit and the same will" in handling the migrant crisis, which has at times strained bilateral ties.
2016-03-04

Bird poop apparently caused nuclear reactor shutdown in New York

An errant bird dropping was the likely cause of a temporary shutdown of part of the Indian Point nuclear plant outside New York City, the operator has concluded.
2016-03-04

Brazil police detain ex-president Lula in corruption probe: Spokesman

Brazilian police searched the home of powerful ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and detained him for questioning as part of a corruption probe, officials said.
2016-03-04

4 Indian nurses among 16 dead in gun attack on Yemen care home

2016-03-04

4 Indian nuns among 16 dead in gun attack on Yemen care home

2016-03-04

4 Indian nuns among 16 dead in gun attack on Yemen care home

2016-03-04

Donald Trump's campaign accused of Photoshopping white model 'to make her black'

Donald Trump's campaign has been accused of changing the skin colour of a model wearing his election merchandise to make her appear black.
2016-03-04

Donald Trump's campaign accused of Photoshopping white model 'to make her black'

Donald Trump's campaign has been accused of changing the skin colour of a model wearing his election merchandise to make her appear black.
2016-03-04

Religion should not be used as a political tool:Hamid Karzai

Religion should not be used as a political tool as it causes immense harm, former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has said, asking Pakistan to turn a new leaf so that there is peace in the region and the countries can progress. People of Afghanistan were "misled" in the name of religion, he said.
2016-03-04

Donald Trump: US needs to stay in Afghanistan to protect Pakistani nuclear weapons

The US needs to stay in Afghanistan because its immediate neighbour Pakistan has nuclear weapons which have to be protected, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has said. Last year, Trump had called Pakistan the most dangerous country in the world.
2016-03-04

Donald Trump: US needs to stay in Afghanistan to protect Pakistani nuclear weapons

The US needs to stay in Afghanistan because its immediate neighbour Pakistan has nuclear weapons which have to be protected, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has said. Last year, Trump had called Pakistan the most dangerous country in the world.
2016-03-04

Families of 12 flyers on Flight 370 file lawsuits

Families of 12 passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have sued the carrier and the government, ahead of a filing deadline next week on the second anniversary of the plane's disappearance. The suit was filed as "nothing reasonable was forthcoming" from the carrier.‹
2016-03-04

Families of 12 fliers on Flight 370 file lawsuits

Families of 12 passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have sued the carrier and the government, ahead of a filing deadline next week on the second anniversary of the plane's disappearance. The suit was filed as "nothing reasonable was forthcoming" from the carrier.‹
2016-03-04

Families of 12 fliers on MH 370 file lawsuits

Families of 12 passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have sued the carrier and the government, ahead of a filing deadline next week on the second anniversary of the plane's disappearance. The suit was filed as "nothing reasonable was forthcoming" from the carrier.‹
2016-03-04

China's defence budget to rise 7-8% in 2016

China will raise its defence spending by seven to eight percent this year, a top official said , as Beijing asserts its territorial claims in the South China Sea. Last year, China's defence spending was $135.39 billion.
2016-03-04

Musharraf may testify in Benazir murder, treason cases

2016-03-04

South Korea, US open missile shield talks

Seoul and Washington announced their intention to begin formal talks on the deployment of anti-ballistic missiles system. This follows Pyongyang's long-range rocket launch on February 7. The interceptor missiles in the THAAD system rely on kinetic energy to destroy their targets.
2016-03-04

UN registered 99 sex crime allegations against its staff in 2015

The report by the UN does not identify the nationalities of the 30 UN staff members accused of sexual abuse or exploitation who were not working for peacekeeping missions. Other allegations involved peacekeepers serving in CAR. There were also allegations against several European countries and Canada.
2016-03-04

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to military: Be ready to use nuclear weapons

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and to turn its military posture to "pre-emptive attack" mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies, state media said .
2016-03-04

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to military: Be ready to use nuclear weapons

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and to turn its military posture to "pre-emptive attack" mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies, state media said .
2016-03-04

Osama claimed India was planning to attack Pakistan

Former al-Qaida chief and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden wanted all the mujahideens to wage jihad in Pakistan and destabilise it by fighting its military and then have control over the whole region.
2016-03-04

In UK, trolls who impersonate others online to face charges

Internet users who create fake profiles could face criminal charges in the United Kingdom, according to new guidelines.
2016-03-03

31m, or 50%, of US children live in poverty: Report

Nearly half of children in the US live dangerously close to the poverty line and more kids today are likely to live in families barely able to afford their most basic needs, a new report has claimed.
2016-03-03

Laser weapons to shoot down drones, missiles on cards

The US military is very close to developing laser weapons for use on the battlefield, an army official has revealed.
2016-03-03

China worried over US-India naval exercise

Chinas foreign ministry has expressed concerns about plans for cluster naval exercises involving India, Japan and the United States, saying it should not be targeted at a third party.
2016-03-03

Shanghais population dips for first time this century

The population of Chinas commercial capital, Shanghai, has shrunk for the first time this century, the citys statistics bureau claims. It stood at 24.15 million at the end of 2015, a dip of 0.4% in a year.
2016-03-03

Obama unlikely to nominate Sri Srinivasan as SC judge

The widely-expected promotion of Indian American judge Sri Srinivasan to the US supreme court has been complicated by the politics of the day.
2016-03-03

Moscow beheading: Nanny says she 'killed girl to avenge Putin's air strikes in Syria'

A nanny accused of beheading a four-year-old girl has said she did it to avenge the spilled blood of Muslims killed by Russian air strikes in Syria.
2016-03-03

Over half of teenage girls feel pressured to send explicit photos to boyfriends, survey finds

Over half of teenage girls feel under pressure to send boys sexual photographs of themselves, a new study in Australia has shown.
2016-03-03

Spain seizes 20,000 uniforms meant for IS, Nusra Front

Spain's Interior Ministry has announced the seizure of 20,000 military-style uniforms being sent to fighters from the Islamic State group and the Nusra Front.
2016-03-03

UN envoy: Syria cease-fire is holding despite some fighting

A US-Russia-brokered cease-fire in Syria, now in its sixth day, is largely holding despite sporadic clashes in some cities and areas, a UN envoy said , raising expectations ahead of next week's planned resumption of peace talks in Geneva.
2016-03-03

North Korea fires short-range missiles into Sea of Japan hours after UN Sanctions

North Korea has fired short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan - hours after the UN Security Council voted in favour sanctions against the regime. The South Korean defence ministry told the Yonhap news agency the projectiles were launched from Wonsan on the east coast, the BBC reports.
2016-03-03

UK 'to give France 20 million euros extra' to stop migrants and refugees reaching England from Calais

David Cameron is to agree to give an extra €20 million (£15.4 million) to France for policing and dispersing migrants attempting to reach the UK, a minister has said. French Europe minister, Harlem Desir, said the extra funding came on top of previous British spending of €60 million (£47 million).
2016-03-03

Pakistani jailed for 13 years for Facebook post

A Pakistani man was sentenced to 13 years in prison for allegedly posting religiously offensive material on his Facebook page, lawyers in the case said.
2016-03-03

Mexico says won't pay for Trump's 'terrible' border wall

There is no way Mexico would fund Donald Trump's "terrible" plan to build a wall along its border with the United States if the Republican front-runner wins the US presidential election, the Mexican finance minister said.
2016-03-03

US man shoots himself dead while taking selfie with gun

In a bizarre incident, a 43-year-old man in the US shot and killed himself accidentally while taking a selfie with a gun in hand.
2016-03-03

How an American investigator found suspected MH370 debris

Blaine Gibson, a lawyer from Seattle who has dedicated himself to solving the mystery of the plane's disappearance, explained how he discovered the fragment on a sandbank near the tourist island of Benguerra in Mozambique.
2016-03-03

New Swedish prince named Oscar

Sweden's Royal Court says Crown Princess Victoria's newly born son and second child will be named Oscar Carl Olof.
2016-03-03

Electricity supply cut across Syria, internet partly down: State media

Electricity was cut across Syria and internet connections were also party down, state media said. "The electricity network has been cut in all governorates," SANA news agency said, citing a source in the Electricity Ministry. "Attempts to find the cause of the outage have begun."
2016-03-03

Electricity supply cut across Syria, internet partly down: State media

Electricity was cut across Syria and internet connections were also party down, state media said. "The electricity network has been cut in all governorates," SANA news agency said, citing a source in the Electricity Ministry. "Attempts to find the cause of the outage have begun."
2016-03-03

Teenager shoots his family because they told him to get out of bed and go to school

A 16-year-old boy from Tennessee had an extreme reaction when his family told him to get out of bed and go to school - he shot them.
2016-03-03

Man given 'wrong keys' by hotel sues after getting into bed with nine-year-old girl

2016-03-03

Alexandra Andresen: 19-year-old teenager and the world's youngest billionaire

For most people, becoming a billionaire is a dream that will never come to fruition before they die.
2016-03-03

US elections: 9 things President Donald Trump would do according to him

After winning more than a third of the Republican vote across seven states on so-called Super Tuesday, Donald Trump's hopes for the White House are fast becoming more like workable plans.
2016-03-03

US elections: 9 things Donald Trump would if he becomes president

After winning more than a third of the Republican vote across seven states on so-called Super Tuesday, Donald Trump's hopes for the White House are fast becoming more like workable plans.
2016-03-03

'Osama warned against declaring an Islamic State too soon'

Osama bin Laden warned al-Qaida affiliates against prematurely declaring an Islamic caliphate and cautioned his fighters against excessive display of brutality, according to newly declassified files seized from his Abbottabad hideout.
2016-03-03

'Do not come to Europe': EU chief Donald Tusk tells migrants

"Do not risk your lives and your money. It is all for nothing," Tusk said in in Athens after talks with Greek PM Tsipras. The warning came after the EU unveiled a 700-million-euro emergency aid plan to help Greece and other countries deal with Europe's worst migration crisis since World War II.
2016-03-03

Pakistan minister rules out rollback of nuke programme

Pakistan's finance minister said that his country will never roll back its nuclear programme despite threat of mounting external debt. "Even if our debts swell to US 4100 billion or US $100 trillion, we will not roll back our nuclear programme," finance minister Ishaq Dar said.
2016-03-03

Alexandra Andresen, 19, the world's youngest billionaire

The Norwegian teenager, 19, is estimated to be worth a staggering $1.2 billion, making her the youngest billionaire in the world. Her 20-year-old sister Katharina is also worth $1.2 billion thanks to the 42.2 per cent of the Ferd Holding company she and her sister both own.
2016-03-03

North Korea fires missiles after UN imposes tough sanctions

The launches came after the UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution late imposing new sanctions after seven weeks of arduous negotiations between the United States and China, Pyongyang's sole major ally.
2016-03-03

North Korea fires missiles after UN imposes tough sanctions

The launches came after the UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution late imposing new sanctions after seven weeks of arduous negotiations between the United States and China, Pyongyang's sole major ally.
2016-03-03

MH370 families issue emotional plea for open-ended search

Authorities hope finding a crash site could lead to recovery of the Boeing 777's black boxes and possibly clues to what happened.
2016-03-03

New US blacklist targets North Korea leader Kim Jong Un's No. 2

Hwang Pyong So, vice chairman of the North's powerful National Defence Commission headed by Kim, was one of several officials added to a list of Specially Designated Nationals by the US treasury's office of Foreign Assets Control.
2016-03-03

Why Saudi Arabia has turned on Lebanon with a vengeance

Saudi Arabia turns on Lebanon for its unfaithfulness and lack of gratitude after decades of largesse. After pouring billions into rebuilding the country following successive Israeli invasions and air raids, the Saudis find that they cannot prevent the Shia from expressing their fury at Riyadh.
2016-03-03

Republican party has two weeks to get rid of Donald Trump

There has been an unprecedented move within the Republican establishment to halt Trump. Mitt Romney has urged trailing candidates to drop out of the race so that people can rally around a single candidate.
2016-03-03

Republican party has two weeks to get rid of Donald Trump

There has been an unprecedented move within the Republican establishment to halt Trump. Mitt Romney has urged trailing candidates to drop out of the race so that people can rally around a single candidate.
2016-03-03

World's costliest train station to open at 9/11 site

2016-03-03

New Zealand begins final vote on whether to change flag

2016-03-03

Pakistan housing Af Taliban leaders, says Sartaj Aziz

Sartaj Aziz, adviser to the Prime Minister on foreign affairs, said Islamabad has considerable influence over the Taliban because its leaders live in the country. He added that Islamabad pressured Taliban leaders to participate in the first-ever direct talks with the Afghan government on July 7, 2015.
2016-03-03

Kamala Harris likely to become 1st PIO senator in US

Californias attorney general Kamala Harris may become the first Indian-American senator in the US Congress after she won Democratic Partys endorsement for the seat. Harris (51) and Loretta Sanchez were vying for their partys approval to replace California Senator Barbara Boxer, who is retiring.
2016-03-03

Kamala Harris most likely to become1st PIO senator in US

Californias attorney general Kamala Harris may become the first Indian-American senator in the US Congress after she won Democratic Partys endorsement for the seat. Harris (51) and Loretta Sanchez were vying for their partys approval to replace California Senator Barbara Boxer, who is retiring.
2016-03-03

Pentagon invites hackers to attack its websites

The US Department of Defense is inviting vetted hackers to test its cybersecurity under a pilot program. Called "Hack the Pentagon," the so-called bug bounty program will give cash awards and other recognition to participants who can spot weaknesses on the Pentagon's public web pages.
2016-03-02

The United States of Canada? Trumps surge fires up liberal American interest in fleeing north

Donald Trumps Super Tuesday surge is firing up the urge of many Americans to abandon the country once famed as the sanctuary of the world.
2016-03-02

EU politicos begin inquiry into VW scandal

2016-03-02

A look at sweeping new UN sanctions on North Korea

A UN resolution unanimously adopted Wednesday ratchets up sanctions on North Korea, with a raft of new measures that are the toughest yet to hit the reclusive country.
2016-03-02

A look at sweeping new UN sanctions on North Korea

A UN resolution unanimously adopted Wednesday ratchets up sanctions on North Korea, with a raft of new measures that are the toughest yet to hit the reclusive country.
2016-03-02

Huge earthquake strikes off Indonesia but tsunami warnings cancelled

Indonesian and Australian authorities called off their tsunami alerts within two hours of the 7.8 magnitude tremor, though it was still unclear if the quake had destroyed any buildings or killed people in Sumatra.
2016-03-02

US captures 'significant' IS operative in Iraq

US commandos have captured a "significant" Islamic State operative in Iraq and are expected to seize several more in the coming months, The New York Times reported . US officials, however, declined to identify the detainee.
2016-03-02

Indias Social Indicators Worrying

India is an economic powerhouse in South Asia both in terms of its economy and annual rate of growth, but is worse off in several social indicators as compared to even its much smaller neighbors.
2016-03-02

18 killed in car bomb against Syrian insurgents

Eighteen fighters were killed in a car bomb blast that hit a Syrian insurgent group in the southern province of Quneitra , a monitoring group reported, and a rebel source said the attack was likely carried out by hardline Islamists.
2016-03-02

Video captures the moment pilot publicly announces wifes pregnancy to unsuspecting husband

A mother-to-be surprised her husband with the news that she was pregnant in the most elaborate of announcements. On a flight home from Las Vegas to Philadelphia, the pilot makes an impromptu announcement, and it was all captured on video.
2016-03-02

South Korea passes bill on North Korean human rights

South Korea's parliament passed long-delayed legislation addressing the human rights situation in North Korea -- a move likely to anger Pyongyang. South Korean president Park Geun-Hye said North Korea must "pay the price" for pushing ahead with its nuclear weapons programme.
2016-03-02

South Korea passes bill on North Korean human rights

South Korea's parliament passed long-delayed legislation addressing the human rights situation in North Korea -- a move likely to anger Pyongyang. South Korean president Park Geun-Hye said North Korea must "pay the price" for pushing ahead with its nuclear weapons programme.
2016-03-02

Missing MH370 debris possibly belonging to Boeing 777 'found off the coast of Mozambique'

An object that could be from a Boeing 777 was found on a sandbank off the eastern African country days ahead of the second anniversary of the jet's disappearance in March 2014. The flight disappeared on 8 March with 239 people on board en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
2016-03-02

7.9 magnitude earthquake strikes southwest of Indonesia: USGS

A powerful and shallow earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra , the US Geological Survey said.
2016-03-02

World's longest filibuster ends after 8 days, still fails to stop bill

The marathon, day-and-night filibuster, which lasted for eight whole days, has been hailed as the world's longest - shattering the previous record of 57 hours set by Canada's New Democratic Party in 2011.
2016-03-02

Osama bin Laden wanted to wage jihad against Pakistan, documents show

In the documents declassified by US intelligence officials, the al-Qaida leader gives details on how and where to launch the jihad against Pakistan and establish Islamic rule in the country. In the booklet Osama alleged that India was planning to attack Pakistan as part of larger US game plan.
2016-03-02

Change in command of US-Nato forces in Afghanistan

US Army General John W "Mick" Nicholson has taken command of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan. To the Taliban, he said: "I know you. You have brought only hardship and suffering to the Afghan people," while inheriting America's longest war and a vicious insurgency.
2016-03-02

I am a 'unifier', Donald Trump tells Republicans

Buoyed by his impressive wins in the 'Super Tuesday' primaries, a confident Donald Trump said he is a "unifier" and can expand the Republican party if named presidential nominee, as the frontrunner tried to make peace with party insiders deeply opposed to his candidature.
2016-03-02

'Allah ordered' child beheading, nanny says in Moscow court

Suspect Gyulchekhra Bobokulova from Muslim-majority Uzbekistan ” whom the press have dubbed "the bloody nanny" ” was detained as she was waving the child's severed head outside a Moscow metro station
2016-03-02

Philippine officials say China blocking access to disputed South China Sea atoll

China had deployed up to seven ships to Quirino Atoll, also known as Jackson Atoll, said Eugenio Bito-onon Jr, the mayor of nearby Pagasa Island in the Spratly Islands.
2016-03-02

Philippine officials say China blocking access to disputed South China Sea atoll

China had deployed up to seven ships to Quirino Atoll, also known as Jackson Atoll, said Eugenio Bito-onon Jr, the mayor of nearby Pagasa Island in the Spratly Islands.
2016-03-02

Philippine officials say China blocking access to disputed South China Sea atoll

China had deployed up to seven ships to Quirino Atoll, also known as Jackson Atoll, said Eugenio Bito-onon Jr, the mayor of nearby Pagasa Island in the Spratly Islands.
2016-03-02

Filibuster record: South Korean MP's 12-hour speech denouncing proposed anti-terror laws is longest in history

The longest filibuster in the history of any democracy persisted in South Korea before opposition National Assembly members tearfully decided to give up the talking in an atmosphere of bitter disappointment.
2016-03-02

Filibuster record: South Korean MP's 8-day speech denouncing proposed anti-terror laws is longest in history

The longest filibuster in the history of any democracy persisted in South Korea before opposition National Assembly members tearfully decided to give up the talking in an atmosphere of bitter disappointment.
2016-03-02

Filibuster record: South Korean MP's 8-day speech denouncing proposed anti-terror laws is longest in history

The longest filibuster in the history of any democracy persisted in South Korea before opposition National Assembly members tearfully decided to give up the talking in an atmosphere of bitter disappointment.
2016-03-02

Militants attack Indian consulate in Jalalabad

Explosions and gunfire rocked the area near the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad
2016-03-02

Islamic State group in competition for recruits in Pakistan

Islamic State group is looking for sophisticated skills as it builds its foothold in new territory: Pakistan. It is courting university students, doctors, lawyers, journalists and businessmen, and using women's groups for fundraising.
2016-03-02

Thousands attend funeral of Pakistani man who killed governor Salman Taseer

2016-03-02

Have changed policy to target all terror groups: Pakistan

Acknowledging that there was a "significant change" in its policy to act against terror groups without discrimination, Pakistan has said it hopes the US would now consider it an "ally from heaven" and not from hell, as described in a recent book by an ex-CIA chief.
2016-03-02

Have changed policy to target all terror groups: Pakistan

Acknowledging that there was a "significant change" in its policy to act against terror groups without discrimination, Pakistan has said it hopes the US would now consider it an "ally from heaven" and not from hell, as described in a recent book by an ex-CIA chief.
2016-03-02

What a relief: No more New York arrests for public urination

New York police are loosening up ” at least when it comes to drinking alcohol and urinating on the street. Petty offenders will no longer be arrested or prosecuted in Manhattan for minor misdeeds such as public consumption of alcohol, public urination or putting your feet on the seat in the subway.
2016-03-02

ISIS 'executes 8 Dutch foreign fighters'

"ISIS executed 8 Dutch fighters , 26 of Feb, after fights with Iraqi leaders in Raqqa and they arrested more Dutch fighters," Abu Mohammed, a member of the citizen journalist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), said on Twitter.
2016-03-02

US warns Beijing on militarization of South China Sea

"China must not pursue militarization in the South China Sea," US defense secretary Ash Carter said in a wide-ranging speech at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. "Specific actions will have specific consequences."
2016-03-02

US warns China on militarization of South China Sea

"China must not pursue militarization in the South China Sea," US defense secretary Ash Carter said in a wide-ranging speech at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. "Specific actions will have specific consequences."
2016-03-02

US warns China on militarization of South China Sea

"China must not pursue militarization in the South China Sea," US defense secretary Ash Carter said in a wide-ranging speech at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. "Specific actions will have specific consequences."
2016-03-02

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden left $29 million inheritance for jihad

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden outlined in letters and other documents how at least $29 million of his funds and possessions should be apportioned after his death, requesting that most of it be used to continue global jihad.
2016-03-02

US presidential primaries: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton rack up big wins on Super Tuesday

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton rolled up a series of big primary wins , as the two presidential front-runners looked to take command of their party nominating battles on the 2016 campaign's biggest night of voting.
2016-03-02

Trump, Clinton look set for big wins on US Super Tuesday

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton scored early primary wins in Georgia, CNN projected, as the two presidential front-runners looked to take command of their party nominating battles on the campaign's biggest night of voting.
2016-03-02

Trump, Clinton score early wins on US Super Tuesday

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton scored early primary wins in Georgia, CNN projected, as the two presidential front-runners looked to take command of their party nominating battles on the campaign's biggest night of voting.
2016-03-02

Trump, Clinton score early wins on US Super Tuesday

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton scored early primary wins in Georgia, CNN projected, as the two presidential front-runners looked to take command of their party nominating battles on the campaign's biggest night of voting.
2016-03-02

US military will not obey Trump: Former CIA chief

A former CIA director has warned that the US military would refuse to obey Donald Trumps orders if he became President and followed up on some of his campaign rhetoric.
2016-03-01

24 jailed in China for biggest ponzi scam

A Chinese court has jailed 24 swindlers involved in the countrys biggest financial scandal worth $1.5 billion.
2016-03-01

Goldman Sachs worker sent on leave for backing Trump

A financial adviser who was recently highlighted in an article in The New York Times as the only Goldman Sachs employee to contribute to Donald Trumps presidential campaign has been put on administrative leave.
2016-03-01

Taseers assassin buried under tight security

Pakistani Punjab governor Salman Taseers assassin, Mumtaz Qadri, was buried a day after he was executed in Rawalpindi.
2016-03-01

Osama feared his wifes tooth held a tracking device

American drones were decimating the upper ranks of al-Qaida, his men were killing suspected spies, and Osama bin Laden wondered: Could an Iranian dentist have planted a tracking device in his wifes tooth?
2016-03-01

NY court allows fraud claim against Trump University to proceed

A fraud claim against Trump University by New York's attorney general can proceed following a state appeals court's ruling , days after Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump defended his for-profit education program on the campaign trail.
2016-03-01

North Korea to boycott UN rights council

North Korea will not take part in any session of the UN Human Rights Council that examines its record and will "never, ever" be bound by any such resolutions, its foreign minister said .
2016-03-01

Syria peace talks postponed to March 9: UN

Peace talks aimed at ending the conflict in Syria will resume in Geneva on March 9, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura's office said , announcing a two-day postponement. A first round of talks which began early last month was cut short amid intensifying Russian airstrikes
2016-03-01

Syria peace talks postponed to March 9: UN

Peace talks aimed at ending the conflict in Syria will resume in Geneva on March 9, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura's office said , announcing a two-day postponement. A first round of talks which began early last month was cut short amid intensifying Russian airstrikes
2016-03-01

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton dominate nomination race for US presidential election: poll

Trump has expanded his lead over the diminished field to capture the support of nearly half of Republican voters, while Clinton tops Bernie Sanders by nearly 20 points on the Democrat votes.
2016-03-01

Lost Israel troops stray into refugee camp, sparking bloody clashes

Two Israeli soldiers using a traffic app to find their way mistakenly entered a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank overnight, sparking clashes that killed one Palestinian and wounded 15 people, officials said Tuesday.
2016-03-01

New ranking reveals the world's most powerful passports

2016-03-01

Efforts on to use bamboo to rebuild post-quake Nepal

2016-03-01

Prisoner 'molested own 9-year-old daughter during supervised jail visits'

2016-03-01

Nepal PM Oli to visit China in mid-March

After choosing India as his first overseas destination, Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli will head to China in mid-March. The meeting also reviewed the premier's recent six-day India visit last month, describing it as a historic and productive one.
2016-03-01

Indian economy uses trade race past China

Trade accounted for 49% of India's GDP in 2014 as against 41.5% in the case of China.
2016-03-01

Donald Trump demands black student protesters be removed from rally at their own university

Donald Trump ordered dozens of black students to be removed from a campaign rally. At Radford University, a group started chanting: No more hate! No more hate! Let's be equal, let's be great!" Get them out of here please, get them out¦get them out, Trump ordered, before asking: Are you from Mexico?
2016-03-01

China plans 30 overseas nuclear plants by 2030

2016-03-01

Over 131,000 migrants reached Europe in 2016: UN

More than 131,000 migrants and refugees have reached Europe via the Mediterranean this year, more than the total number in the first five months of 2015, the United Nations said .
2016-03-01

Tension in Pakistan at funereal of Taseer's killer

2016-03-01

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton eye 'Super Tuesday' boost as voting begins

Americans began voting in what is deemed the most pivotal day in the presidential nominating process, with frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hoping to wipe out their rivals.
2016-03-01

How China outpaced India in economic growth

In 1991, at the start of Indias economic liberalization, the Indian economy was almost as big as Chinas. Today it is just one-fith of its neighbours. How did that happen? China was faster and more effective in implementing reforms.
2016-03-01

How China outpaced India in economic growth

In 1991, at the start of Indias economic liberalization, the Indian economy was almost as big as Chinas. Today it is just one-fith of its neighbours. How did that happen? China was faster and more effective in implementing reforms.
2016-03-01

New declassified documents reveal Osama bin Laden was wary of spies, drones

Al-qaida's leaders were increasingly worried about spies in their midst, drones in the air and secret tracking devices reporting their movements as the US-led war against them ground on, documents seized in the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistani hideout and reviewed by Reuters reveal.
2016-03-01

Nepal extends Everest climbing permits after quake

Nepal has extended the climbing permits of hundreds of mountaineers forced to abandon Everest after last year's massive earthquake. Climbers, who paid $11,000 each for a permit last year, quit their expeditions in droves when the April quake triggered an avalanche on Everest base camp that killed 18 people.
2016-03-01

$12 million fine for polluting river in China

A court in eastern China upheld a decision to slap $12-million fine on three chemical firms for disposing 26,000 tonnes of hazardous waste into rivers.
2016-03-01

US asks Pakistan to reduce its nuclear arsenal

The US has pressed Pakistan to reduce its growing nuclear arsenal but Islamabad has refused to accept any curbs on it saying America must show "greater understanding" of its security concerns in South Asia.
2016-03-01

Mummified sailor found on yacht missing for a year

2016-03-01

Suicide bombers penetrate Iraq army HQ, kill senior general

Four Islamic State group suicide bombers infiltrated an army headquarters west of Baghdad, killing a senior Iraqi general and five other soldiers, army and police officers said .
2016-03-01

Oman police say 18 killed, 16 injured in bus crash

2016-03-01

Super Tuesday: 12 states that will set Trump against Clinton for the White House

If the polls are correct, current Republican frontrunner Donald Trump could be in an all but unassailable position in the battle to choose the partys nomination for president. Hillary Clinton could find herself in a similarly dominant position for the Democrats.
2016-03-01

GDP GROWTH: WHICH COUNTRY ADDED OR LOST WHICH COUNTRY

One way to measure rate of economic growth is to equate annual addition to gross domestic product (GDP) with the entire GDP of another economy. By this measure, India added a Hungary to its economy in 2015. China added a Mexico, which is 10 times the size of Hungary. For countries with falling GDP we measured the economies they `lost'--for example Japan lost a Sweden in 2015.
2016-03-01

WHICH COUNTRY ADDED OR LOST WHICH COUNTRY

One way to measure rate of economic growth is to equate annual addition to gross domestic product (GDP) with the entire GDP of another economy. By this measure, India added a Hungary to its economy in 2015. China added a Mexico, which is 10 times the size of Hungary. For countries with falling GDP we measured the economies they `lost'--for example Japan lost a Sweden in 2015.
2016-03-01

WHICH COUNTRY ADDED OR LOST WHICH COUNTRY

One way to measure rate of economic growth is to equate annual addition to gross domestic product (GDP) with the entire GDP of another economy. By this measure, India added a Hungary to its economy in 2015. China added a Mexico, which is 10 times the size of Hungary. For countries with falling GDP we measured the economies they `lost'--for example Japan lost a Sweden in 2015.
2016-03-01

Pak to get tough with banned outfit members

Pakistan will cancel travel documents, block ID cards, stop issuing mobile SIMs and withdraw banking facilities for members of banned outfits, under observation militants and human traffickers. The decisions have been taken in a meeting chaired by the Pak interior minister
2016-03-01

Pak to get tough with banned outfit members

Pakistan will cancel travel documents, block ID cards, stop issuing mobile SIMs and withdraw banking facilities for members of banned outfits, under observation militants and human traffickers. The decisions have been taken in a meeting chaired by the Pak interior minister
2016-03-01

US state dept releases last batch of Clinton emails

The US State Department made public the final batch of emails taken from a private server which former secretary of state Hillary Clinton controversially used during her time in office. The controversy is among the adverses she is battling in her campaign to become the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.
2016-03-01

US state dept releases last batch of Clinton emails

The US State Department made public the final batch of emails taken from a private server which former secretary of state Hillary Clinton controversially used during her time in office. The controversy is among the adverses she is battling in her campaign to become the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.
2016-03-01

Sartaz Aziz: Pak-US strategic dialogue strengthened ties

Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz said the strategic dialogue with the US has further strengthened bilateral relations. Aziz met US secretary of state John Kerry in Washington .
2016-03-01

Russian warplanes sit idle on Syria base during ceasefire

The ceasefire that began at midnight Friday has brought a notable reduction in hostilities for the first time in the five-year war that has killed more than 250,000 people, displaced half of Syria's population and flooded Europe with refugees.
2016-03-01

South Korea's Park says North must 'pay price' for nuclear test

In a televised speech to mark the anniversary of a key date in Korea's struggle against Japanese colonial rule, Park Geun-Hye said failure to respond to the North's "reckless provocations" would only result in further nuclear tests.
2016-03-01

Fateful 'Super Tuesday' could elevate Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

Millions of Americans were preparing to vote in a dozen states on 'Super Tuesday', with presidential frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump poised for a big day that could leave rivals scrambling to stay in the race.
2016-03-01

UN Security Council to vote today on North Korea sanctions

The 15-member council will meet to decide on the package of measures that the US says will impose the toughest sanctions yet on North Korea. The US presented the draft resolution to the council last week after reaching an agreement with China.
2016-03-01

Donald Trump 'misquotes' Mahatma Gandhi

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump posted a quote on Instagram attributing it to Mahatma Gandhi, but the American media said there is no evidence that the Indian leader had ever used these words.
2016-03-01

Sikh Army captain sues US military over grooming policy tests

Captain Simratpal Singh filed suit against the US military after being ordered to undergo "extraordinary, targeted, repetitive testing" before receiving permanent permission to wear a beard and long hair for his religion, court papers said.
2016-03-01

Democrats in New Zealand first to vote in 'Super Tuesday'

The vagaries of the international dateline meant that US citizens living in Wellington got to vote almost a day ahead of many back home when they cast ballots just after midnight Tuesday local time. Wellington was the first of 111 cities in 41 countries outside the US to cast ballots.
2016-03-01

Pentagon boosts cyber war against IS group

Defence Secretary Ashton Carter and the US military's top officer, General Joe Dunford, told reporters the United States was determined to "accelerate" the anti-IS campaign, and indicated cyber warfare is playing an increasingly important role in doing so.
2016-03-01

Pentagon boosts cyber war against IS group

Defence Secretary Ashton Carter and the US military's top officer, General Joe Dunford, told reporters the United States was determined to "accelerate" the anti-IS campaign, and indicated cyber warfare is playing an increasingly important role in doing so.
2016-03-01

Clashes as France clears Calais migrant camp

Makeshift huts went up in flames in an angry backlash as workers, guarded by scores of French police, began pulling down tents and shelters in the sprawling migrant camp in Calais. There were no reports of injuries.
2016-03-01

Hecklers disrupt Donald Trump rally, photographer thrown to ground

A Donald Trump rally in Virginia was repeatedly disrupted by protesters, including some from the Black Lives Matter movement, in a stark display of the divisions the Republican front-runner's presidential campaign has long been accused of sowing.
2016-03-01

One dead, four missing as flooding hits Haiti

One person died and four others were missing in flooding that hit Haiti, leaving at least 9,600 houses in the deeply impoverished Caribbean country under water, officials have said.
2016-03-01

Police officer fatally shoots man in North Carolina

A police officer in Raleigh, North Carolina fatally shot a man wanted on a drug charge, prompting protests amid accusations that the victim was shot in the back.
2016-03-01

Super Tuesday to weed out laggards

An electoral field crowded with White House aspirants tripping over ” and tripping ” each other is expected to be winnowed down to putative winners at the conclusion of Super Tuesday when a dozen US states hold party polls to nominate their choice for the presidential race.
2016-02-29

Pakistan hangs ex-governors killer, protests erupt

The elite police guard who gunned down former Punjab governor Salman Taseer in Islamabad in 2011 was hanged to death in Pakistans garrison city of Rawalpindi after the president turned down his appealfor mercy.
2016-02-29

US elections: 'Super Tuesday' holds key for hopefuls

Twelve US states will hold primaries and caucuses to pick their choice of Republican and Democratic nominations for the presidential elections scheduled for later this year. Donald Trump is leading the Republican race, while Hillary Clinton is ahead on the Democratic side.
2016-02-29

UK turns to India to fill doctors, nurses vacancies

UK is turning to India in an attempt to fill thousands of vacancies for doctors and nurses in its state-funded National Health Service, it emerged today, but "unwise regulations" and changing visa regime have been making the British medical system less attractive for Indian doctors.
2016-02-29

Suicide bombing at Iraqi funeral kills at least 14

Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing at a funeral north of Baghdad has killed at least 14 people and wounded 45. Local security officials say a senior local leader of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, a powerful Shiite militia, was killed in the attack in Muqdadiyah.
2016-02-29

Suicide bombing at Iraqi funeral kills at least 14

Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing at a funeral north of Baghdad has killed at least 14 people and wounded 45. Local security officials say a senior local leader of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, a powerful Shiite militia, was killed in the attack in Muqdadiyah.
2016-02-29 Source: Times of India News

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