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Snow leaves thousands of holidaymakers stranded in French Alps Snow leaves thousands of holidaymakers stranded in French Alps

Paris:  Heavy snowfall in the French Alps left some 15,000 drivers stranded Saturday, prompting…


Shortages of food and medicine kill more than 300 in Syria in 2014 Shortages of food and medicine kill more than 300 in Syria in 2014

Beirut:  Shortages of food and medicine caused the deaths of more than 300 civilians, including…


China wants follow-up actions on agreed issues

China wants follow-up actions on agreed issues

China expects follow-up actions on the agreed important issues with Bangladesh and mapping out commemorative…


Former US president George HW Bush expected to leave hospital soon Former US president George HW Bush expected to leave hospital soon

Washington:  Former US president George H.W. Bush will stay at a Texas hospital through the weekend…


Croatians set to vote for president

Croatians set to vote for president

Croatians are due to vote for a president, with the poll seen as a test for the main political parties.…


5 killed in helicopter crash in Brazil 5 killed in helicopter crash in Brazil

Sao Paulo:  Officials say a helicopter has crashed in southeastern Brazil, killing five people.…


Tension escalates in Turkey southeast, 3 killed: Official Tension escalates in Turkey southeast, 3 killed: Official

Diyarbakir, Turkey:  Three people were killed Saturday in clashes between Kurdish rebels and a…


Malaysia flooding: PM Najib Razak pledges extra funds

Malaysia flooding: PM Najib Razak pledges extra funds

Malaysia has announced an extra 500m ringgit ($142m; £92m) to help victims of the country’s…


4 die of Bird Flu in Libya: minister 4 die of Bird Flu in Libya: minister

Four people have died of bird flu in Libya in recent days, the health minister of the country's…


Mexican volcano spews ash 3.5 km high Mexican volcano spews ash 3.5 km high

Mexico City:  Authorities say the Popocatepetl volcano located just southeast of Mexico City has…


8 dead in apparent murder-suicide in Mexico 8 dead in apparent murder-suicide in Mexico

  Mexico City:  Authorities are investigating the deaths of six children and two adults in…


Huge funeral for New York policeman Huge funeral for New York policeman

Tens of thousands of people are attending the funeral in New York of Rafael Ramos, one of the two policemen…


Orakzai clashes kill 16 suspected militants Orakzai clashes kill 16 suspected militants

At least 16 militants were killed and 20 injured, when security forces repulsed attacks on two check…


Pakistan orders arrest of a Muslim cleric Pakistan orders arrest of a Muslim cleric

ISLAMABAD: A judge in Pakistan has issued an arrest warrant for a cleric at a radical mosque in Islamabad…


23 militants killed in airstrikes, says Pakistan army 23 militants killed in airstrikes, says Pakistan army

Peshawar:  Pakistan's army says its warplanes have killed 23 militants as part of an ongoing…


Obama is \'like a monkey in a tropical forest\', says North Korea in hacking row Obama is \'like a monkey in a tropical forest\', says North Korea in hacking row

Seoul, South Korea:  North Korea called President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed…


Malaysia flooding: 5 killed, Najib Razak to tour inundated areas Malaysia flooding: 5 killed, Najib Razak to tour inundated areas

  Malaysia is battling some of the worst floods in decades along its east coast. At least five…


Mafia Don Dawood Ibrahim: caught on tape

Mafia Don Dawood Ibrahim: caught on tape

India's most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim has been caught on tape by a western intelligence agency…


North Korea blames the US for internet outages North Korea blames the US for internet outages

Seoul:  North Korea accused the United States today of being responsible for Internet outages it…


How a Syrian boy, sheathed in explosives, escaped the Islamic State\'s hold How a Syrian boy, sheathed in explosives, escaped the Islamic State\'s hold

Baghdad:  Before war convulsed his hometown in Syria, Usaid Barho played soccer, loved Jackie Chan…


Venezuela foreign minister Rafael Ramirez named UN envoy Venezuela foreign minister Rafael Ramirez named UN envoy

Caracas, Venezuela:  Venezuela's former oil czar, Rafael Ramirez, has been named the nation's…


Kidnapped Mexican priest found shot dead in Guerrero state Kidnapped Mexican priest found shot dead in Guerrero state

A priest who was kidnapped in Mexico's south-western state of Guerrero on Monday has been found…


Ukraine crisis: Fresh prisoner swaps expected Ukraine crisis: Fresh prisoner swaps expected

  More prisoner exchanges are expected between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels in the east - a day…


Islamic State targeted in 39 strikes by US, allies: task force Islamic State targeted in 39 strikes by US, allies: task force

Washington, United States:  US forces and their allies staged 39 air strikes on Islamic State forces…


New Russian military doctrine labels NATO as main threat New Russian military doctrine labels NATO as main threat

Moscow, Russia:  The Kremlin on Friday branded the expansion of NATO as a fundamental threat to…


United Nations urges Pakistan to halt executions United Nations urges Pakistan to halt executions

  United Nations:  UN chief Ban Ki-moon is pressing Pakistan to end capital punishment and…


Ivory Coast trial of Simone Gbagbo begins Ivory Coast trial of Simone Gbagbo begins

The trial has begun in Ivory Coast of the ex-first lady, Simone Gbagbo, for her alleged role in post-election…


Airstrikes in North Waziristan kill 23 suspected militants Airstrikes in North Waziristan kill 23 suspected militants

At least 23 suspected militants were killed on Friday during airstrikes conducted by military fighter…


Syria barrel bombs \'kill dozens in Islamic State areas\' Syria barrel bombs \'kill dozens in Islamic State areas\'

Syrian planes and helicopters have dropped barrel bombs on Islamic State-held areas in the north-east,…


Egypt bans Exodus Hollywood film Egypt bans Exodus Hollywood film

Egypt has banned a Hollywood film based on the Biblical book of Exodus because of what censors described…


Militant commander who facilitated Peshawar school attack killed in Khyber Militant commander who facilitated Peshawar school attack killed in Khyber

PESHAWAR: A key militant commander Saddam, who was responsible for facilitating the Peshawar school…


More Hong Kong arrests on second night of renewed protests More Hong Kong arrests on second night of renewed protests

Police in Hong Kong have arrested dozens of people as pro-democracy protesters returned to the city's…


Ukraine peace talks canceled in Minsk Ukraine peace talks canceled in Minsk

Much-anticipated peace talks which were set to continue between the Ukraine government and pro-Russian…


Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary

Memorial services are being held in Indonesia and other nations for the victims of the Indian Ocean…


Raghubar Das to be first non-tribal chief minister of Jharkhand Raghubar Das to be first non-tribal chief minister of Jharkhand

RANCHI: Senior BJP leader Raghubar Das will be the new chief minister of Jharkhand , becoming the first…


Thailand tourist double murder trial under way

Thailand tourist double murder trial under way

The trial is underway of two Burmese men charged with the murder of two British tourists earlier this…


Queen says fixing division in Scotland ‘will take time’

Queen says fixing division in Scotland ‘will take time’

LONDON: Healing differences in Scotland after a divisive referendum that came close to splitting the…


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…

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