Prison fire kills 17 in Venezuela Prison fire kills 17 in Venezuela

A fire at a prison in northern Venezuela has killed 17 people and injured another 11, prosecutors said…


Wholesale onion prices cool, down to Rs 45/kg in Lasalgaon Wholesale onion prices cool, down to Rs 45/kg in Lasalgaon

Wholesale onion prices at Lasalgaon in western Indian state Maharashtra, Asia's biggest bulb market,…


Suicide bomber attacks tribal police in Pakistan, killing 3 Suicide bomber attacks tribal police in Pakistan, killing 3

A government official says a suicide bomber has attacked a vehicle carrying an area commander of the…


Chemical factory explodes in eastern China, killing 1 Chemical factory explodes in eastern China, killing 1

A state-run local news website says that a chemical factory has exploded in eastern China, killing one…


Calls for Australian royal commission to look at Nauru abuse Calls for Australian royal commission to look at Nauru abuse

SYDNEY: Australia must put allegations of rape and mistreatment at an immigration camp on the Pacific…


Singapore softens ban on HIV-positive visitors Singapore softens ban on HIV-positive visitors

Singapore said Monday it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country,…


US man faces likely 20-year sentence for bomb plot US man faces likely 20-year sentence for bomb plot

Wichita: A man who plotted a suicide bomb attack at an airport is expected to get 20 years in prison…


Qatar coral reef at risk from warming seas Qatar coral reef at risk from warming seas

DOHA: High sea temperatures off the coast of Qatar threaten precious coral reef and have caused mass…


Six soldiers killed in DR Congo ambush Six soldiers killed in DR Congo ambush

GOMA, DR Congo: Six Congolese soldiers were killed on Monday in Democratic Republic of Congo's North…


Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 15-mile backup Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 15-mile backup

Budapest: Austria's decision to start inspecting trucks at its border with Hungary after 71 migrants…


Palmyra temple appears intact after blast: Syria official Palmyra temple appears intact after blast: Syria official

DAMASCUS: A blast rocked the ancient ruins in Syria's Palmyra on Sunday but the site's famed Temple…


IS burns four Iraqi Shiite fighters alive: video IS burns four Iraqi Shiite fighters alive: video

BAGHDAD: The Islamic State group strung up four Iraqi Shiite fighters with chains and burned them alive,…


IS destroys part of famed Palmyra temple: monitor, activists IS destroys part of famed Palmyra temple: monitor, activists

BEIRUT: The Islamic State jihadist group has blown up parts of the Temple of Bel in Syria's ancient…


Dozens of Venezuelan shot by police amid crime crackdown Dozens of Venezuelan shot by police amid crime crackdown

Maracay: Workers in the industrial complex had been hiding in bathrooms and closets for hours when the…


Thai police find bomb materials in 2nd apartment Thai police find bomb materials in 2nd apartment

Thai police said Monday they discovered bomb-making materials during a raid of a second apartment on…


Obama invites Pakistan's PM to the White House October 22 Obama invites Pakistan's PM to the White House October 22

WASHINGTON:  US President Barack Obama has invited Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to…


Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska

Secretary of State John Kerry says history will not look kindly on climate change skeptics who fail…


Migrant crisis: EU calls emergency talks Migrant crisis: EU calls emergency talks

The European Union has called emergency talks on tackling the bloc's escalating migration crisis.…


China says 197 punished in crackdown on online rumors China says 197 punished in crackdown on online rumors

Beijing:  People recently punished in China's campaign against online rumors include those…


British forces hunt for Jihadi John in 'combat burqas' British forces hunt for Jihadi John in 'combat burqas'

London:  British Special Forces are reportedly using stealth clothing dubbed as "combat burqas"…


Kannada writer MM Kalburgi shot dead Kannada writer MM Kalburgi shot dead

DHARWAD: Senior Kannada writer and former vice-chancellor of Kannada University M M Kalburgi was shot…


Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

CAIRO: Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments…


Osama's former aide urges British Muslims not to join IS Osama's former aide urges British Muslims not to join IS

LONDON: A former aide and brother-in-arms of Osama bin Laden has appealed to British Muslims to not…


'Awakenings' author, renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82 'Awakenings' author, renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

NEW YORK: Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books such as "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" analysed…


Tens of thousands protest defense bills outside Japan's Diet Tens of thousands protest defense bills outside Japan's Diet

TOKYO: Tens of thousands of protesters rallied outside Japan's parliament Sunday to oppose security…


India plans ordinance to grant citizenship to Hindu refugees from Bangladesh India plans ordinance to grant citizenship to Hindu refugees from Bangladesh

The government is working on an ordinance to amend the Citizenship Act to grant citizenship to “persecuted”…


11 dead in fire through Saudi Aramco compound 11 dead in fire through Saudi Aramco compound

KHOBAR: At least 11 people were killed and more than 200 injured in Saudi Arabia on Sunday when a fire…


17-year-old migrant killed in shootout at sea with Greek police 17-year-old migrant killed in shootout at sea with Greek police

ATHENS, Aug 30, 2015: A 17-year-old migrant was killed during a shootout at sea between Greek port police…


Nepal honours quake victims in festival of the dead Nepal honours quake victims in festival of the dead

KATHMANDU: Thousands of Nepalis walked in procession through the Kathmandu valley Sunday in a festival…


Greste calls for Sisi pardon after Egypt Al-Jazeera verdict Greste calls for Sisi pardon after Egypt Al-Jazeera verdict

SYDNEY: Australian Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste Sunday called on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah…


New school year at Israel Christian schools in doubt New school year at Israel Christian schools in doubt

JERUSALEM: Israel's academic year starts Tuesday, but if tough financing talks with the government…


Huge Malaysia rally for Najib's resignation enters 2nd day Huge Malaysia rally for Najib's resignation enters 2nd day

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Big crowds of protesters returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to…


Surfer uninjured after shark bites her board off California Surfer uninjured after shark bites her board off California

Morro Bay: A surfer escaped injury on Saturday after a great white shark bit her board off California's…


Two police, one youth killed in Portugal shooting Two police, one youth killed in Portugal shooting

LISBON: Three people, including two police officers, were killed in a shootout in Portugal on Saturday…


One million take part in Swiss techno Street Parade: organizers One million take part in Swiss techno Street Parade: organizers

GENEVA: Around one million people thronged the streets of a sun-drenched Zurich Saturday to take part…


How will climate change affect your livelihood? How will climate change affect your livelihood?

Paris:  As the reality of global warming starts to hit home, people may ask: "How will it…


Myanmar approves first-ever national minimum wage Myanmar approves first-ever national minimum wage

Yangon:  Myanmar's government has approved the country's first-ever national minimum wage,…


Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin call for fresh summit on Ukraine Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin call for fresh summit on Ukraine

Paris:  The leaders of France, Germany and Russia discussed the Ukraine crisis over the phone today…


Vatican differs with Palestine on flag raising issue Vatican differs with Palestine on flag raising issue

Vatican City:  The Vatican has differed with a Palestinian request for the two observer states…

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