Pakistan army confirms death sentences for 12 'hardcore terrorists' Pakistan army confirms death sentences for 12 'hardcore terrorists'

ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan's military says the country's powerful army chief, General Raheel…


70 injured as Egypt train derails 70 injured as Egypt train derails

Cairo:  At least 70 people were injured in Egypt today when a passenger train derailed and two…


Turkish President Recep Erdogan threatens to send refugees outside Turkey Turkish President Recep Erdogan threatens to send refugees outside Turkey

Ankara, Turkey:  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today slammed EU and UN pressure to open…


Afghan policeman opens fire on colleagues, kills 4 Afghan policeman opens fire on colleagues, kills 4

KANDAHAR:  Four Afghan policemen were killed and another seven wounded when one of their colleagues…


NATO to draw up plans to counter people smuggling: US NATO to draw up plans to counter people smuggling: US

BRUSSELS:  NATO military authorities will draw up plans for how the alliance could help shut down…


6 killed as school bus crashes with truck in France: Police 6 killed as school bus crashes with truck in France: Police

Paris, France:  At least six children were killed when a school minibus crashed into a truck in…


Iranians rally to celebrate anniversary of 1979 revolution Iranians rally to celebrate anniversary of 1979 revolution

Iranians have begun nationwide celebrations to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution.…


Death toll from Taiwan quake rises to 55 Death toll from Taiwan quake rises to 55

Rescuers continued searching for a fifth day for dozens of people thought to still be missing in southern…


Siachen Braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Dies Siachen Braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Dies

India is rooting for the Siachen soldier who is in coma and on ventilator support after a miracle rescue…


US Senate votes for expanded sanctions on N Korea US Senate votes for expanded sanctions on N Korea

The US Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to tighten economic sanctions on North Korea, seeking to punish…


Northern Ireland rejects bid to relax abortion law Northern Ireland rejects bid to relax abortion law

London, United Kingdom:  The Northern Ireland regional assembly voted against relaxing strict abortion…


Australia mulls helping orphans of ISIS couple Australia mulls helping orphans of ISIS couple

Sydney, AUSTRALIA:  Australia said today it will "carefully consider" if it can help…


Modi's wife seeks marriage-related info on his passport Modi's wife seeks marriage-related info on his passport

AHMEDABAD: Jashodaben Modi, 64, the estranged wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, filed an RTI application…



Suicide bombers kill 56 in Nigeria camp Suicide bombers kill 56 in Nigeria camp

  At least 56 people have been killed in a double suicide bombing at a camp sheltering people displaced…


Israeli PM's wife mistreated household staff Israeli PM's wife mistreated household staff

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara mistreated household staff, a labour court…


Hong Kong shares sink 4% after Lunar New Year break Hong Kong shares sink 4% after Lunar New Year break

Hong Kong shares joined the downward trend across Asia as trading resumed after the Lunar New Year break.…


Aleppo fighting displaces 50,000 people, says Red Cross Aleppo fighting displaces 50,000 people, says Red Cross

A surge in fighting in Syria's Aleppo province has displaced about 50,000 people, the International…


FBI surrounds last Oregon occupiers FBI surrounds last Oregon occupiers

The FBI has moved in on the last four occupiers of a wildlife reserve in Oregon who are protesting against…


US Senate votes for tougher North Korea sanctions US Senate votes for tougher North Korea sanctions

The US Senate has voted unanimously in favour of tougher sanctions against North Korea, after the country's…


4 killed in Indonesian air force plane crash 4 killed in Indonesian air force plane crash

MALANG: An Indonesian air force plane crashed into a house on the main island of Java on Wednesday,…


Obama administration proposes USD 860 million on aid for Pakistan Obama administration proposes USD 860 million on aid for Pakistan

Washington:  The Obama administration has proposed USD 860 million in aid for Pakistan, including…


Grandson of Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini fails election appeal Grandson of Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini fails election appeal

Tehran:  Hassan Khomeini, grandson of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, said today he…


Now, France asks Facebook to stop sending user data to US Now, France asks Facebook to stop sending user data to US

In another setback to Facebook in Europe, the French data protection authority has ordered the social…


Only Congress can defeat Congress in Kerala: Rahul Only Congress can defeat Congress in Kerala: Rahul

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday urged party leaders in Kerala to stop fighting among…


How Siachen soldier survived 35 ft of snow How Siachen soldier survived 35 ft of snow

An air pocket may have helped Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad survive while buried under 35 feet of…


China reports first case of imported Zika virus China reports first case of imported Zika virus

Beijing:  China's first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently…


8 killed as petrol tanker collides with car Pakistan 8 killed as petrol tanker collides with car Pakistan

At least eight people were killed and 20 others injured when a tanker carrying liquid petroleum gas…


San Bernardino: FBI still trying to crack attacker's phone San Bernardino: FBI still trying to crack attacker's phone

US investigators are still unable to unlock a phone owned by one of the attackers involved in the shootings…


HK to investigate police warning shots at clashes HK to investigate police warning shots at clashes

Hong Kong police will hold an inquiry to determine whether it was appropriate for an officer to fire…


Australia indigenous policy falls short Australia indigenous policy falls short

Australia's prime minister has admitted government efforts to help improve the lives of indigenous…


Court halts Obama's key  climate plan Court halts Obama's key climate plan

President Barack Obama's plans to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from US power plants have…


US election 2016: Trump and Sanders win New Hampshire US election 2016: Trump and Sanders win New Hampshire

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders have shaken up the US presidential race with decisive…


10 killed in Germany train crash 10 killed in Germany train crash

At least 10 people were killed and scores more injured, police say, after two passenger trains collided…


Copy of Aristotles Master-Piece goes up for auction next month Copy of Aristotles Master-Piece goes up for auction next month

An explicit Western sex manual is set to go under the hammer - filled with 17th-century erotica and…


Traffic-related air pollution linked to facial dark spots Traffic-related air pollution linked to facial dark spots

Berlin:  The levels of traffic-related air pollution and air pollution-associated gases are linked…


Iraq retakes areas around Ramadi, opens road to Baghdad Iraq retakes areas around Ramadi, opens road to Baghdad

Baghdad, Iraq:  Iraq said today that its forces have completely retaken areas surrounding Ramadi…


Yemeni forces clash with Al Qaeda gunmen in Aden Yemeni forces clash with Al Qaeda gunmen in Aden

Aden, Yemen:  Yemeni forces today clashed with Al-Qaeda militants in Aden as the Saudi-led coalition…


'Dead' Chinese baby awakes just before cremation 'Dead' Chinese baby awakes just before cremation

BEIJING: A Chinese baby boy who was declared dead and spent the night in a morgue showed signs of life…


India sanctions funds for railway link with Bangladesh India sanctions funds for railway link with Bangladesh

Six years after the finalisation of a new India-Bangladesh railway project, the Indian government has…

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