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Al-Shabab fighters learning to kill on a shoestring Al-Shabab fighters learning to kill on a shoestring

Nairobi:  They have lost their leader, their ports, their checkpoints and their territory. They…


Turkey lifts ban on twitter after it removes photos of murdered prosecutor Turkey lifts ban on twitter after it removes photos of murdered prosecutor

Istanbul:  Turkey on Monday blocked access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over the publication…


Tony Blair to attack David Cameron over EU referendum plan Tony Blair to attack David Cameron over EU referendum plan

Tony Blair will enter the election campaign later with an attack on David Cameron's pledge to hold…


With cash and charm, Putin sows EU divide With cash and charm, Putin sows EU divide

Nicosia, Cyprus:  When Cyprus seized hundreds of millions of dollars from bank depositors, many…


Andhra Pradesh police guns down 20 red sandalwood smugglers in Chittoor Andhra Pradesh police guns down 20 red sandalwood smugglers in Chittoor

The Andhra Pradesh police on Tuesday shot dead at least 20 red sandalwood smugglers in a major encounter…


Rape survivor’s abortion plea stumps Gujarat HC Rape survivor’s abortion plea stumps Gujarat HC

AHMEDABAD: A 24-year old woman, who is seven months pregnant from rape, has moved Gujarat high court…


India launches air quality index to give pollution information India launches air quality index to give pollution information

India has launched its first air quality index, to provide real time information about pollution levels.…


Mieko Nagaoka: 100-year-old Japanese swimmer sets 1,500m record Mieko Nagaoka: 100-year-old Japanese swimmer sets 1,500m record

A Japanese woman has become the first 100-year-old to complete a 1,500m freestyle swim in a 25m pool.…


Calls to exhume DR Congo burial site Calls to exhume DR Congo burial site

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been urged to investigate at least 421 bodies found in an unmarked…


Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev \'wanted to punish America\' Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev \'wanted to punish America\'

A prosecutor has told the jury that Dzhokar Tsarnaev "wanted to punish America" when he and…


Mass graves of Iraqi soldiers killed by IS found in Tikrit Mass graves of Iraqi soldiers killed by IS found in Tikrit

The suspected mass graves of up to 1,700 captured Iraqi soldiers killed by the Islamic State group (IS)…


UN demands access to Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus UN demands access to Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus

The UN Security Council has demanded humanitarian access to the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk…


China paraxylene chemical plant hit by explosion China paraxylene chemical plant hit by explosion

An explosion has ripped through a chemical plant in south-eastern China's Fujian province, sparking…


Sri Lanka, Pakistan sign nuclear agreement Sri Lanka, Pakistan sign nuclear agreement

Sri Lanka and Pakistan signed six agreements including one on atomic energy Monday, the two countries'…


Suspected rebels kill three police in India-held Kashmir Suspected rebels kill three police in India-held Kashmir

Suspected rebels shot and killed three unarmed police officers Monday after ambushing their vehicle…


New India submarine enters water New India submarine enters water

The first Scorpene submarine built at a shipyard in India's western city of Mumbai for the Indian…


Yemen conflict: Red Cross aid flights held back by violence Yemen conflict: Red Cross aid flights held back by violence

Aid flights to Yemen are being held back by "logistical problems", as violence in the country…


Kenya bombs Somalia al-Shabab bases after Garissa attack Kenya bombs Somalia al-Shabab bases after Garissa attack

Kenyan fighter jets have bombed positions of militant Islamist group al-Shabab in neighbouring Somalia,…


Turkey blocks Twitter, YouTube Turkey blocks Twitter, YouTube

A Turkish court has ordered blocks on Twitter and YouTube for sharing photos of a hostage taken during…


Netanyahu blasts Iran nuclear deal Netanyahu blasts Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the agreement between Tehran and world…


UK\'s serial sex offender arrested in Delhi UK\'s serial sex offender arrested in Delhi

NEW DELHI: One of UK's most wanted fugitive, a serial sexual offender, has been arrested by the…


Malaysia arrests 17 in suspected terror plot: Police Malaysia arrests 17 in suspected terror plot: Police

Kuala Lumpur:  Malaysia's police chief said on Monday that 17 people, including two who recently…


Suicide car bomb near Libya\'s Misrata kills 6 people Suicide car bomb near Libya\'s Misrata kills 6 people

The official media agency for Libya's milita-backed government says a suicide car bomb killed 6…


Afghan Taliban publish Mullah Omar biography Afghan Taliban publish Mullah Omar biography

The Afghan Taliban have published a surprise biography of the reclusive Mullah Mohammed Omar, to mark…


Palestinian Authority rejects Israel tax transfer Palestinian Authority rejects Israel tax transfer

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he has refused to accept hundreds of millions of dollars of tax…


Rebels advance in Yemen\'s second city Rebels advance in Yemen\'s second city

Yemen's Shia Houthi rebels have made more gains in the city of Aden, despite air strikes by a Saudi-led…


Pope praises framework nuclear agreement in Easter message Pope praises framework nuclear agreement in Easter message

VATICAN CITY: In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement…


Kenya identifies 1 of 4 al Shabaab gunmen as son of government official - interior ministry Kenya identifies 1 of 4 al Shabaab gunmen as son of government official - interior ministry

NAIROBI - Kenya on Sunday identified one of the al Shabaab gunmen who massacred students at a northeastern…


Man kills 10 family members over refusal of marriage proposal in Pakistan Man kills 10 family members over refusal of marriage proposal in Pakistan

CHARSADDA: At least ten members of a family, including women and children, were killed by a man police…


Divide over demolition of heritage mosque in Kolkata Divide over demolition of heritage mosque in Kolkata

A 70-year-old mosque, listed by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation as a heritage building, is being pulled…


Yemen conflict: UN mulls calls for \'humanitarian pause\' Yemen conflict: UN mulls calls for \'humanitarian pause\'

The United Nations Security Council is considering Russia's call for a pause in Saudi-led air strikes…


Yemen crisis: Red Cross calls for 24-hour ceasefire Yemen crisis: Red Cross calls for 24-hour ceasefire

The Red Cross has called for a 24-hour ceasefire in Yemen to bring in desperately needed medical supplies…


Kenya al-Shabab: Kenyatta vows tough response to Garissa attack Kenya al-Shabab: Kenyatta vows tough response to Garissa attack

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to respond "in the severest ways possible" to the…


Cuba\'s Fidel Castro makes rare appearance after 14 months Cuba\'s Fidel Castro makes rare appearance after 14 months

The former president of Cuba, Fidel Castro, has made his first appearance in 14 months. He met a delegation…


Chile flood toll rises amid growing fears for missing Chile flood toll rises amid growing fears for missing

Rescue workers in Chile say the death toll from last week's floods has risen to 25 and could increase…


Gunmen kill nine people in Nigeria\'s oil state: police Gunmen kill nine people in Nigeria\'s oil state: police

Gunmen stormed two communities in Nigeria's southern oil state of Rivers, killing at least nine…


Iraq: Tikrit victory gives way to looting and lawlessness Iraq: Tikrit victory gives way to looting and lawlessness

Iraqi Shia militia, who helped recapture Tikrit from Islamic State (IS), are being pulled out of the…


The strange ways your name influences your behavior (Video) The strange ways your name influences your behavior (Video)

Our given names influence our lives in all sorts of strange ways, affecting everything from where we…


Kenya arrests 5 linked to school massacre Kenya arrests 5 linked to school massacre

Five people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the massacre at Garissa University College…

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