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Obama on Christmas: World safer due to US troops

Obama on Christmas: World safer due to US troops

KANEOHE BAY: US President Barack Obama says Afghanistan has a chance to rebuild thanks to the extraordinary…


India tsunami couple find joy in helping orphans India tsunami couple find joy in helping orphans

Karibeeran Paramesvaran can never forget 26 December - it is his birthday, but he has not celebrated…


Unruly passenger forces delta plane to land in Albuquerque Unruly passenger forces delta plane to land in Albuquerque

Albuquerque:  Authorities say a disruptive passenger forced a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta…


The devastating 2004 Tsunami: timeline The devastating 2004 Tsunami: timeline

Jakarta:  Ten years ago, on Sunday, December 26, 2004, a massive earthquake struck off Indonesia,…


Indian Ocean tsunami anniversary: Memorials held across region Indian Ocean tsunami anniversary: Memorials held across region

A memorial has been held in the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami…


Arson attack on Swedish mosque injures five Arson attack on Swedish mosque injures five

Stockholm, Sweden:  An arsonist set fire to a mosque in central Sweden on Thursday injuring five…


Israel set new date for West Bank outpost demolition Israel set new date for West Bank outpost demolition

Jerusalem, Israel:  An Israeli court ordered the destruction of a settlement in the West Bank in…


22 Libya soldiers slain after speedboat attack on oil ports 22 Libya soldiers slain after speedboat attack on oil ports

Benghazi, Libya:  Islamists killed at least 22 soldiers Thursday after a surprise attack in which…


Bomb kills two Egyptian troops in Sinai peninsula Bomb kills two Egyptian troops in Sinai peninsula

  Cairo, Egypt:  A roadside bomb struck an Egyptian army vehicle late Thursday killing an…


Assam violence survivors flee homes Assam violence survivors flee homes

Hundreds of survivors of a rebel attack that has killed at least 72 people in remote villages of India's…


Sony comedy The Interview opens Sony comedy The Interview opens

The controversial comedy The Interview has opened in some US cinemas and online, after a cyber-attack…


Pope condemns religious violence in Christmas address Pope condemns religious violence in Christmas address

Pope Francis has denounced the "brutal persecution" of religious and ethnic minorities, in…


 Sierra Leone declares three-day lockdown in north Sierra Leone declares three-day lockdown in north

Sierra Leone has declared lockdown of at least three days in the north of the country to try to contain…


Modi\'s speech \ Modi\'s speech \"Delights\" Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen

On the award-winning show NDTV Dialogues, Nobel Laureate and Bharat Ratna Professor Amartya Sen was…


Ex-FBI agent admits taking bribes from a BNP man for giving info about AL politician

Ex-FBI agent admits taking bribes from a BNP man for giving info about AL politician

Former FBI agent Robert Lustyik admitted to have taken bribe from an expatriate BNP man for giving information…


Christians hold Christmas Eve Mass in Bethlehem Christians hold Christmas Eve Mass in Bethlehem

Christian pilgrims from across the world have celebrated midnight Mass in Bethlehem to mark Christmas…


Death toll in India’s northeast violence rises to 72

Death toll in India’s northeast violence rises to 72

Shamukjuli: Police says the death toll from rebel violence in remote northeastern India has risen to…


2 Bangladeshi workers killed in Malaysia building collapse

2 Bangladeshi workers killed in Malaysia building collapse

Two Bangladeshi workers were killed in Kampung Kuala Sungai Baru, 5-kilomitre away from Kuala Lumpur…


Sony finds allies in Google and Microsoft to stream movie Sony finds allies in Google and Microsoft to stream movie

  Los Angeles:  With the help of the technology giants Google and Microsoft, Sony Pictures…


Obama tees off in Hawaii with Malaysian leader Obama tees off in Hawaii with Malaysian leader

Kaneohe Bay:  What do two world leaders do when they find themselves on the same Hawaiian island…


Pope urges \'tenderness\' as millions celebrate Christmas Pope urges \'tenderness\' as millions celebrate Christmas

Pope Francis led Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican on Wednesday calling for "tenderness" and…


Out of tragedy, fortune for Sri Lankan Tsunami village
Out of tragedy, fortune for Sri Lankan Tsunami village

Seenigama:  As towering waves came crashing into the southern coast of Sri Lanka on Dec. 26, 2004,…


US lab worker monitored for Ebola

US lab worker monitored for Ebola

A US laboratory technician is being monitored after possible exposure to the Ebola virus, the Centers…


Japanese PM unveils new government, defence pick may rile China Japanese PM unveils new government, defence pick may rile China

  Tokyo:  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled a new cabinet on Wednesday, appointing…


Time for bold decisions to eliminate terrorism: Pakistan army chief Time for bold decisions to eliminate terrorism: Pakistan army chief

Islamabad:  Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday said that terrorism has caused…


Russia says Ukrainian pilot behind MH17 crash Russia says Ukrainian pilot behind MH17 crash

Russian investigators Wednesday said they had new proof from a witness that a Ukrainian pilot fired…


Suicide bomber kills 21 in attack on anti-IS fighters in Iraq Suicide bomber kills 21 in attack on anti-IS fighters in Iraq

A suicide bomber attacked Sunni fighters opposed to the Islamic State jihadist group as they gathered…


Nigeria\'s Borno and Yobe states impose travel bans Nigeria\'s Borno and Yobe states impose travel bans

All vehicle movement in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state has been banned from Christmas eve to…


India attack: Suspected rebels kill dozens in Assam India attack: Suspected rebels kill dozens in Assam

Separatist rebels have killed at least 62 people in remote villages of India's north-eastern Assam…


Islamic State \'shoots down coalition plane in Syria\' Islamic State \'shoots down coalition plane in Syria\'

Islamic State (IS) militants have shot down a US-led coalition warplane over northern Syria, activists…


Vajpayee, Malaviya named for Bharat Ratna Vajpayee, Malaviya named for Bharat Ratna

A day ahead of their birth anniversaries, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the late freedom…


US court dismisses immigration lawsuit against Obama US court dismisses immigration lawsuit against Obama

Washington:  A US federal judge handed a victory to President Barack Obama late Tuesday, throwing…


2 BNP men held for attacking Mohila AL demo in London 2 BNP men held for attacking Mohila AL demo in London

Two Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) activists were arrested in London on Tuesday for attacking a…


George HW Bush taken to hospital George HW Bush taken to hospital

Former US President George Bush Senior has been taken to hospital after suffering from a shortness of…


New Ukraine peace talks to take place on Wednesday: rebels New Ukraine peace talks to take place on Wednesday: rebels

  Moscow:  A meeting of a so-called contact group aimed at ending violence in eastern Ukraine…


Shinzo Abe re-elected as Japanese prime minister by lower house Shinzo Abe re-elected as Japanese prime minister by lower house

Tokyo:  Japan's powerful lower house of parliament on Wednesday re-elected Shinzo Abe as prime…


2 taxiing planes collide at La Guardia Airport 2 taxiing planes collide at La Guardia Airport

  A Southwest Airlines plane filled with holiday travelers bound for Denver was headed to the runway…


Former US president George H W Bush, 90, in hospital: spokesperson Former US president George H W Bush, 90, in hospital: spokesperson

  Washington:  Former US president George H W Bush, 90, has been admitted to a Texas hospital…


Children killed in Syria air strikes

Children killed in Syria air strikes

Syrian war planes have struck schools and mosques in several rebel-held areas, resulting in the deaths…

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