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Turkey Sentences 40 to Life in Coup Atte...

Turkey Sentences 40 to Life in Coup Attempt Against Erdogan.

ISTANBUL, Turkey — A court in southwestern Turkey handed down life sentences on Wednesday to 40 men, including senior military officers, for trying to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It was the first high-profile verdict against those accused of plotting to overthrow him in a failed... read more »

Las Vegas shooting: Trump calls attacker...

Las Vegas shooting: Trump calls attacker ‘very sick as police search for mo...

At least 59 people were shot dead with more than 500 injured when a gunman sprayed bullets from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel at a country music festival on Monday. The incident took place during on a Sunday night performance by country music star Jason Aldean at the Route 91 Harvest... read more »

BSF camp near Srinagar airport attacked,...

BSF camp near Srinagar airport attacked, ASI and three terrorists killed.

SRINAGAR: Security forces foiled an attempt by the Jaish-e-Muhammed to storm a BSF camp near the high-security Srinagar airport on Tuesday, killing all three terrorists in an operation that also claimed the life of an assistant sub-inspector of the force, police said. State Director General of... read more »

Forces Launch Final Assault After Suicid...

Forces Launch Final Assault After Suicide Attack On BSF Camp In Srinagar.

SRINAGAR:Four suicide attackers carrying a massive amount of explosives broke into a Border Security Force (BSF) camp near the Srinagar airport before dawn today and opened fire, killing a soldier. Three terrorists were killed in an eight-hour operation after which security forces stormed the... read more »

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Barack Obama rings up Mandela's widow

Barack Obama rings up Mandela’s widow

Washington: US President Barack Obama has called up Nelson Mandela’s widow Graca Machel to express condolences of the First family and the American people on passing away of the legendary... read more »

100 killed in Central African Republic violence

100 killed in Central African Republic violence

Bangui – At least 300 people have been killed in two days of violence in the capital city of the Central African Republic, the Red Cross has... read more »

Nelson Mandela was on U.S. terror list until 2008

Nelson Mandela was on U.S. terror list until 2008

Washington – Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who passed away last night following recurring lung infection, had remained on the United... read more »

Nelson Mandela took history in his hands: Obama

Nelson Mandela took history in his hands: Obama

Washington – America’s first black President, Barack Obama, in a moving and eloquent tribute, remembered South Africa’s first black... read more »

Tributes pour in for Nelson Mandela

Mandela's transformational leadership to last forever

Johannesburg – World leaders mourned the death of anti-apartheid icon and South Afri! ca’s first black president Nelson Mandela who died Thursday... read more »

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Tsunami anniversary: Rebuilding lives in Aceh

At first glance, Rina looks like any other 14-year-old Indonesian girl. Shy and cherubic, she’s yet to lose the child-like innocence that comes with the territory of teen-hood. We meet on a... read more »

Pakistan was warned about Peshawar school attack i...

Peshawar: Government departments in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province were warned of an imminent attack on the Army Public School months... read more »

Pakistan hangs four prisoners as execution campaign wid...

Pakistan hanged four Islamist militants on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132... read more »

Pakistan kills top al Qaeda leader in raid

Pakistan’s military said on Saturday it had killed a senior al Qaeda leader wanted by the US over a 2009 plot to attack the New York subway... read more »

Bangladesh court convicts British reporter of contempt

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court on Tuesday (Dec 2) found an award-winning British journalist guilty of contempt for questioning the official death toll of three... read more »

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China announces launch of Chang'e-3 lunar probe "successful"

China announces launch of Chang’e-3 lunar probe “succ...

Beijing – China launched it’s first moon rover aboard its Chang’e-3 lunar probe on Monday, bringing Chinese dreams of reaching the moon tantalizingly close. If Chang’e-3... read more »

China slams Japan for slandering its air defence zone in international forum

Chinese fighter jets patrol new air-defence zone

Beijing – Chinese fighter jets Thursday carried out patrols in the newly demarcated East China Sea Air Defence Identification Zone, an... read more »

US bombers defy China’s air-defence zone

US bombers defy China's air-defence zone

Washington – Two US B-52 bombers defied China’s new air-defence zone over the East China Sea, flying directly into the demarcated zone without... read more »

China’s lunar probe to land on Moon next month

China hails its lunar probe mission as complete success

Beijing – China is scheduled to launch Chang’e-3 lunar probe to the Moon in early December, the first time a Chinese spacecraft will soft-land on... read more »

China summons Japanese ambassador over air defense zone...

China summons Japanese ambassador over air defense zone accusations

BEIJING – A senior Chinese diplomat on Monday lodged representation with the Japanese ambassador to China over Tokyo’s response to China’s... read more »

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Former Libyan deputy prime minister kidnapped in Tripoli

TRIPOLI: Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday kidnapped Libya’s former deputy prime minister Mustafa Abu Shagor, a parliamentarian confirmed. The gunmen forced Abu Shagor into a car near his house... read more »

Gaza residents see no joy in Muslim Eid holiday

One of the most joyous days in the Muslim calendar, the holiday of Eid al-Fitr was marked on Monday by tears and sorrow in the Gaza Strip, left... read more »

UN calls for immediate Gaza truce

UNITED NATIONS: The UN security council has called for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire” in the Gaza war between Israel and... read more »

Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers. They said the dawn attack... read more »

Defying flight ban, Kerry lands in Israel on truce miss...

Kerry likens Kim Jong Un to Saddam Hussein

Washington’s top diplomat flew into Tel Aviv on Wednesday, defying a US flight ban, to try to broker an end to violence in Gaza, which has killed... read more »

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Bangladesh apex court clears way for Islamist's hanging

Bangladesh apex court clears way for Islamist’s hanging

Dhaka – The Bangladesh Supreme Court Thursday cleared the way for the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader and war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah, rejecting the review petition he had filed. The... read more »

19 jailed Bangladeshi fishermen return from India

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 30 TN fishermen

 Thirty fishermen of Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy when they were fishing at Kodiyankarai, a senior Fisheries... read more »

Jillani to be sworn in Pakistan’s chief justice

Jillani to be sworn in Pakistan's chief justice

Islamabad – Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani will take oath as the new chief justice of Pakistan Thursday, a media report said. President Mamnoon... read more »

Khaleda Zia, Sheikh Hasina’s parties must continu...

Khaleda Zia, Sheikh Hasina's parties must continue talks: UN

Dhaka  – The UN envoy, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, who arrived here last week to end the deadlock over a caretaker government issue during parliamentary... read more »

Improving ties with India top priority: Sharif

Improving ties with India top priority: Sharif

Islamabad – Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told Indian High Commissioner T.C.A. Raghavan during a meeting here Wednesday that his country wants to... read more »

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Paris ranked `best city for students` in world

Paris ranked `best city for students` in world

London – Paris has been ranked as the best city for students in the world, according to global rankings by QS Best Student Cities. Paris has retained its top spot for the second year in row,... read more »

Britain firm on Lanka probe into war crimes

Cameron makes ground breaking phone call to Hassan...

London – British Prime Minister David Cameron made a ground breaking phone call to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani. The move from Cameron is... read more »

European Parliament approves seven-year EU budget

EU threatens to freeze data sharing with US

Brussels – The European Parliament Tuesday formally approved a seve! n-year budget for the European Union (EU), paving the way for financial aid to... read more »

Vatican dismisses `mafia threat to Pope Francis`

Vatican dismisses `mafia threat to Pope Francis`

Wellington – The Vatican has brushed off concerns after officials warned that Pope Francis could become the target of the mafia for campaigning against... read more »

EU disappointed at Japan’s new emission target!

EU threatens to freeze data sharing with US

Warsaw – The European Union has expressed disappoi! ntment at Japan’s new greenhouse gas emission reduction target announced Friday, Xinhua... read more »

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Kerry holds talks with Foreign Secretary

Kerry warns fresh sanctions against Iran could risk nuke deal

London – United States Secretary John Kerry has warned the lawmakers that any new sanctions against Iran could put talks over Tehran’s nuclear programme at risk. Kerry stated to a Senate... read more »

New York opens first World Trade Centre tower

New York opens first World Trade Centre tower

New York – The first new office tower at New York City’s Ground Zero opened Wednesday, marking a rebirth of the Lower Manhattan site... read more »

Three injured in US high school shooting

Three injured in US high school shooting

Washington – At least three people were injured when police responded to a shooting at Brashear High School in the US city of Pittsburgh Wednesday, TV... read more »

Biden, Kerry seek delaying fresh sanctions on Iran

Biden, Kerry seek delaying fresh sanctions on Iran

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry have requested lawmakers to delay imposing any fresh sanction on Iran and give some more time... read more »

Obama was ‘cocaine-using gay hustler’, clai...

Obama was 'cocaine-using gay hustler', claims ex-classmate

Washington – A woman, who claims to have been a classmate of Barack Obama, said that the president was gay and used cocaine in school. In a bizarre... read more »

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We oppose militarisation of South China Sea: Australia’s foreign minister

India has commercial interests in the South China Sea and has been pressing for resolving the dispute as per the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Prime Minister Narendra... read more »

LoC firing: Pak targets schools in J&K; 217 students, 15 teachers rescued

All schools in Nowshera, Manjakote sectors of Rajouri district is closed for an indefinite periodBraving Pakistani shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC), authorities in Rajouri... read more »

Precedents suggest Mayawati’s resignation likely to be rejected on technical grounds

Her resignation may not be accepted because members quitting Parliament are expected to submit their resignation in a simple format and without conditions Hours after storming out of the... read more »

US ‘concerned’ about India-China border standoff, says ‘both sides shoul...

NEW DELHI: The US said on Wednesday that it’s “concerned” about the India-China border standoff in Doklam that’s now entered its second month. “I know that... read more »

UAE Behind Hacking of Qatari Media that Begins New Middle-East Cr...

WASHINGTON — The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari government news site in May, planting a false story that was used as a pretext for the current crisis between Qatar and... read more »