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IS 'blows up Palmyra columns to kill three captives' IS 'blows up Palmyra columns to kill three captives'

Islamic State militants have killed three captives in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra by tying them…


US warship's Spratly islands passage 'illegal': China US warship's Spratly islands passage 'illegal': China

BEIJING: Chinese officials have condemned a US ship's passage near disputed islands in the South…


Death toll reaches 339 in quake-hit Pakistani, Afghan areas Death toll reaches 339 in quake-hit Pakistani, Afghan areas

Peshawar: were struggling to reach quake-stricken regions in Pakistan and Afghanistan on Tuesday as…


Mark Zuckerberg visits Taj Mahal in India Mark Zuckerberg visits Taj Mahal in India

New Delhi: Facebook CEO mark Zuckerberg, who is in India to hold a Townhall Q&A session on Wednesday,…


Pakistan army: Fire from Afghan border kills 7 soldiers Pakistan army: Fire from Afghan border kills 7 soldiers

Islamabad: Pakistan's military says "heavy fire" from across the Afghan border has killed…


China preparing for possible attack on Taiwan China preparing for possible attack on Taiwan

TAIPEI: China is actively building up its armed forces and they would be strong enough by 2020 to launch…


Rescuers hunt for survivors of massive Afghan-Pakistan quake Rescuers hunt for survivors of massive Afghan-Pakistan quake

ISLAMABAD: Rescuers were Tuesday picking their way through rugged terrain and pockets of Taliban insurgency…


ELN rebels in Colombia kill 12 security staff ELN rebels in Colombia kill 12 security staff

Leftist rebels in Colombia ambushed a group carrying regional election ballots, killing 12 members of…


US Navy destroyer passes disputed China islands US Navy destroyer passes disputed China islands

A US Navy ship has sailed close to artificial islands built by China in the disputed waters of the South…


Death toll hits 360 in Afghanistan-Pakistan quake Death toll hits 360 in Afghanistan-Pakistan quake

Rescue efforts are being stepped up to help those affected by the magnitude-7.5 earthquake which hit…


Over 230 killed, thousands injured in Afghanistan earthquake Over 230 killed, thousands injured in Afghanistan earthquake

KABUL/PESHAWAR (Pakistan): A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan…


Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Geeta Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Geeta

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Geeta, who returned to India after 10 long years.  …


Death toll from Afghanistan quake mounts to 180, Pakistan severely hit Death toll from Afghanistan quake mounts to 180, Pakistan severely hit

KABUL/PESHAWAR (Pakistan): A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan…


Shootout between Turkish police and IS suspects leaves 9 dead Shootout between Turkish police and IS suspects leaves 9 dead

DIYARBAKIR: Seven suspected Islamic State jihadists and two Turkish policemen were killed in a gun battle…


12 schoolgirls killed in stampede after Afghan quake: Officials 12 schoolgirls killed in stampede after Afghan quake: Officials

KABUL: At least 18 people, including 12 schoolgirls, were killed after a powerful earthquake jolted…


Insecure leaders kept me out of Bihar campaign: Shatrughan Sinha Insecure leaders kept me out of Bihar campaign: Shatrughan Sinha

PATNA: Apparently piqued at being ‘ignored’ by the BJP leadership as electioneering peaks…


Earthquake rocks South Asia, 130 dead Earthquake rocks South Asia, 130 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan: A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi,…


Underworld don Chhota Rajan arrested in Bali: CBI Underworld don Chhota Rajan arrested in Bali: CBI

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday confirmed the arrest of underworld don…


7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan, at least 52 dead 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan, at least 52 dead

ISLAMABAD: A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck major cities of Pakistan, including the northern areas,…


9 killed in raid on IS militants in Turkey 9 killed in raid on IS militants in Turkey

Police on Monday raided a house used by a suspected cell of the Islamic State group in southeastern…


5 dead in NW Pakistan after Afghan quake 5 dead in NW Pakistan after Afghan quake

A rescue official in northwestern Pakistan says a massive earthquake in neighboring Afghanistan that…


Powerful earthquake strikes northern Afghanistan Powerful earthquake strikes northern Afghanistan

KABUL: A powerful earthquake has struck northern Afghanistan, with tremors felt as widely as Pakistan…


Geeta: Indian 'mystery girl' returns home from Pakistan Geeta: Indian 'mystery girl' returns home from Pakistan

NEW DELHI: An Indian woman stranded in Pakistan for a decade has returned to India.   Geeta arrived…


Early snowfall strands hundreds in Pakistan Early snowfall strands hundreds in Pakistan

Peshawar, Pakistan:  Hundreds of tourists were stranded today after the earliest snowfall in 40…


China's richest man 'doubled fortune in 12 months': Report China's richest man 'doubled fortune in 12 months': Report

Beijing, China:  China's richest man saw his fortune balloon by nearly $17 billion a sum larger…


Poland elections: Conservatives secure decisive win Poland elections: Conservatives secure decisive win

Poland's conservative opposition Law and Justice party has won parliamentary elections.   Exit…


Hong Kong ferry incident leave scores injured Hong Kong ferry incident leave scores injured

At least 124 people were injured when a high-speed ferry travelling to Hong Kong from Macau in mainland…


Argentina elections: Daniel Scioli leads exit polls Argentina elections: Daniel Scioli leads exit polls

Centre-left candidate Daniel Scioli is leading exit polls in Argentina's election, but it is not…


Canada whale-watching tragedy: Four dead as boat sinks Canada whale-watching tragedy: Four dead as boat sinks

A whale-watching boat has sunk off the coast of British Columbia in Canada, leaving at least four people…


Migrant welcome centres to be boosted Migrant welcome centres to be boosted

Another 100,000 spaces in refugee welcome centres will be created under a deal agreed by European leaders…


South Korea 'fires shots at North Korean boat' South Korea 'fires shots at North Korean boat'

PYONGYANG: South Korea's navy has fired shots at a North Korean boat that strayed into its waters,…


Florida holds hunt to kill 320 bears Florida holds hunt to kill 320 bears

Florida is holding its first bear hunt in more than two decades, despite opposition from animal rights…


Tony Blair concedes link between Islamic State and Iraq War Tony Blair concedes link between Islamic State and Iraq War

Tony Blair has apologised for mistakes made over the Iraq War - and said there were "elements of…


Progress on Syria but no future role for Assad: Saudi foreign minister Progress on Syria but no future role for Assad: Saudi foreign minister

Cairo:  Saudia Arabia's foreign minister insisted today that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad…


12 killed when fire breaks out in Indonesian karaoke bar 12 killed when fire breaks out in Indonesian karaoke bar

Police say 12 people have been killed in a fire that broke out in a packed karaoke bar on Indonesia's…


Suicide bomber kills 3 in Nigeria's Maiduguri: residents Suicide bomber kills 3 in Nigeria's Maiduguri: residents

Maiduguri, Nigeria:  A female suicide bomber on Saturday blew herself up in the northeastern Nigerian…


Hurricane Patricia flattens Mexico Homes, but no major disaster Hurricane Patricia flattens Mexico Homes, but no major disaster

Chamela, Mexico:  Patricia flattened a fishing hamlet on Mexico's Pacific coast, but authorities…


Migrant crisis: Balkan states threaten border closures Migrant crisis: Balkan states threaten border closures

Balkan countries at the front line of the migrant crisis say they could close their borders to avoid…


Poland elections: Conservatives hope to return to power
Poland elections: Conservatives hope to return to power

Poland is holding parliamentary elections, with the conservatives hoping to return to power after eight…

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