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Powerful 7.3 quake hits off Vanuatu, no tsunami threat Powerful 7.3 quake hits off Vanuatu, no tsunami threat

SYDNEY:  A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday,…


China to sign Hinkley Point nuclear power deal in UK China to sign Hinkley Point nuclear power deal in UK

China's leader is expected to put the seal later on its contribution to what will be the first UK…


Los Angeles doctor delivers baby on flight from Taiwan Los Angeles doctor delivers baby on flight from Taiwan

Los Angeles: It was a honeymoon that Dr. Angelica Zen likely won't ever forget, and not just because…


Migrant crisis: Arrivals to Greece top 500,000 Migrant crisis: Arrivals to Greece top 500,000

The number of migrants who have arrived in Greece this year has topped half a million, the United Nations…


Texas teen arrested for homemade clock to move to Qatar Texas teen arrested for homemade clock to move to Qatar

A 14-year-old Muslim boy who was arrested after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for…


Canada to withdraw fighter jets from Syria and Iraq strikes Canada to withdraw fighter jets from Syria and Iraq strikes

Canadian Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau has confirmed he will withdraw Canadian fighter jets…


US man arrested in attack on Muslim woman US man arrested in attack on Muslim woman

BLOOMINGTON: A 19-year-old Indiana University student has been arrested in what witnesses described…


China 'to take one-third stake' in UK nuclear plant China 'to take one-third stake' in UK nuclear plant

PARIS: China has agreed to take a one-third stake in French power giant EDF's $25 billion next-generation…


Pranab greets his countrymen on Durga Puja Pranab greets his countrymen on Durga Puja

NEW DELHI: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has greeted his fellow countrymen on the occasion of Durga…


India Uber driver guilty of rape India Uber driver guilty of rape

Image copyright AFP Image caption Uber driver Shiv Kumar Yadav (centre) was found guilty of rape, kidnap…


Putin says 20 terrorist plots foiled in Russia this year Putin says 20 terrorist plots foiled in Russia this year

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin says intelligence agents have foiled 20 terrorist plots in Russia this…


Typhoon kills at least 22 in Philippines, strands thousands Typhoon kills at least 22 in Philippines, strands thousands

Residents of flooded farming villages in the Philippines were trapped on their rooftops on Monday and…


14 killed in road accident in Jammu region 14 killed in road accident in Jammu region

NEW DELHI: Fourteen people were killed and 30 injured, 12 of them seriously, when a vehicle fell into…


19 Indo-Canadians elected to Canadian parliament 19 Indo-Canadians elected to Canadian parliament

The 1.25 million-strong Indo-Canadian community had much to cheer about on Tuesday as it doubled its…


45 killed in Russian air strikes in Syria's Latakia: monitor 45 killed in Russian air strikes in Syria's Latakia: monitor

BEIRUT, Oct 20, 2015: At least 45 people have been killed in a wave of Russian air strikes in the north…


Student Clockmaker visits White House Student Clockmaker visits White House

Washington:  Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Texas boy who became a cause celebre after he was detained…


Justin Trudeau wins Canada General Elections in a landslide victory Justin Trudeau wins Canada General Elections in a landslide victory

Ottawa:  Canada's Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, the son of a popular former prime minister,…


World to turn blue for United Nations' 70th birthday World to turn blue for United Nations' 70th birthday

United Nations:  From the Sydney Opera House in Australia to the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt,…


Canada election: Liberals head for historic victory Canada election: Liberals head for historic victory

Canada's opposition Liberal Party is heading for victory in parliamentary elections that would end…


Bomb planted on Pakistani bus kills 11 Bomb planted on Pakistani bus kills 11

Quetta:  Pakistani officials say a bomb planted on a passenger bus in the southwestern city of…


BJP men ‘harass’ Australian tourist for Hindu goddess tattoo BJP men ‘harass’ Australian tourist for Hindu goddess tattoo

BENGALURU: A BJP leader and his men allegedly harassed an Australian tourist at a restaurant in Bengaluru…


Sikh panelist disrupts BBC live show to protest Punjab violence Sikh panelist disrupts BBC live show to protest Punjab violence

LONDON: A Sikh panelist disrupted BBC’s “Sunday Morning Live” show over lack of media…


Ink attack on J-K MLA Engineer Rashid Ink attack on J-K MLA Engineer Rashid

NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid, who was recently thrashed for holding…


Maldives annuls death by stoning sentence for woman Maldives annuls death by stoning sentence for woman

MALE: The Maldives' top court has overturned a sentence of death by stoning issued to a woman found…


NATO launches biggest military exercise in 13 years NATO launches biggest military exercise in 13 years

Trapani: NATO is launching its biggest military exercise in 13 years, mobilizing 36,000 soldiers, sailors…


Russian intelligence says it foiled terror plot Russian intelligence says it foiled terror plot

Moscow:  The Russian intelligence agency FSB says it has detained a man who was planning to blow…


Taliban hid in bombed hospital, claims Afghan Defence Minister Taliban hid in bombed hospital, claims Afghan Defence Minister

KABUL: Afghanistan's acting Defence Minister says the hospital that was bombed by United States…


Former BBC journalist found hanged at Istanbul airport Former BBC journalist found hanged at Istanbul airport

ISTANBUL: A former BBC journalist, Jacky Sutton, was found dead in a toilet at Istanbul's Ataturk…


 Foreign presence not needed at Jerusalem holy site: Kerry Foreign presence not needed at Jerusalem holy site: Kerry

Madrid:  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that a proposed international presence…


Small plane crashes into Bogota bakery, 4 killed Small plane crashes into Bogota bakery, 4 killed

BOGOTA: A small plane crashed Sunday into a bakery in a crowded area of Colombia's capital, killing…


Indonesia's Aceh to close churches Indonesia's Aceh to close churches

JAKARTA: Authorities in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province say several Christian churches will…


Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif leaves for US visit Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif leaves for US visit

Islamabad:  Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will proceed on a four-day visit to the US today…


Deadly attack hits bus station in southern Israel Deadly attack hits bus station in southern Israel

An Israeli soldier has died of his wounds and at least 11 people, including four soldiers, were injured…


Migrant crisis: Slovenia sets limit of 2,500 people a day Migrant crisis: Slovenia sets limit of 2,500 people a day

Slovenia will only allow 2,500 migrants to cross its borders daily - half the number neighbour Croatia…


'Dozens of ISIL fighters killed' in air strike in Syria 'Dozens of ISIL fighters killed' in air strike in Syria

At least 40 fighters belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have been killed in…


Typhoon Koppu weakens as it crosses the Philippines Typhoon Koppu weakens as it crosses the Philippines

Typhoon Koppu has weakened after battering the northern Philippines on Sunday.   The slow-moving…


Female suicide bombers kill 11 in North Eastern Nigeria: Police Female suicide bombers kill 11 in North Eastern Nigeria: Police

Yola, Nigeria:  Two female suicide bombers killed at least 11 people in northeast Nigeria after…


Exiled Tibetans vote for new political leader Exiled Tibetans vote for new political leader

DHARAMSALA, India: Thousands of exiled Tibetans worldwide voted Sunday in an election for a political…


'We can't go back' say women activists on Taliban Kunduz 'hit list' 'We can't go back' say women activists on Taliban Kunduz 'hit list'

Marzia Rustami was hiding at a friend’s house when she heard that Taliban militants, now in control…

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