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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 Modi shakes hands with minister for foreign affairs, Australia, Julie Bishop in a meeting in New Delhi on July... read more »

LoC firing: Pak targets schools in J&...

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

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 district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday evacuated 217 students and 15 teachers from three schools where they... read more »

Precedents suggest Mayawati’s resignatio...

Precedents suggest Mayawati’s resignation likely to be rejected on technica...

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 Rajya Sabha for not being allowed to speak on alleged Dalit atrocities in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur, Bahujan... read more »

US ‘concerned’ about India-C...

US ‘concerned’ about India-China border standoff, says ‘b...

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 the United States is concerned about the ongoing situation there,” said US state department spokesperson... read more »

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Morsi says no stability in Egypt possible ‘without removing consequences of coup’

Morsi says no stability in Egypt possible ‘without removing conse...

Sydney – Deposed Egyptian Islamist president Mohamed Morsi has said there will be no stability in the country ‘without removing consequences of the coup’ that led to his ouster in... read more »

No stability in Egypt unless coup is reversed: Morsy

No stability in Egypt unless coup is reversed: Mor...

Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsy accused the military chief who deposed him of treason in a message from prison read by lawyers on... read more »

29 killed in South Africa bus accident

29 killed in South Africa bus accident

Pretoria – At least 29 people were killed and dozens injured in a collision between a bus and a truck in South Africa Monday night, media reported... read more »

Four men charged with Westgate mall attack appear in Ke...

Four men charged with Westgate mall attack appear in Kenyan court

London – Four men charged with aiding extremists in connection with Kenya shopping mall massacre have appeared in court. At least 67 people died when... read more »

Egypt to hold parliamentary polls in February, March 20...

Egypt to hold parliamentary polls in February, March 2014

London – The Egyptian foreign minister has announced the parliamentary and presidential elections will be held between February and March 2014 in a bid... read more »

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US-led air strikes hit Qaida branch in Syria: Monitor

BEIRUT: US-led coalition air strikes hit al-Qaida’s Syrian branch overnight, expanding the raids to jihadists outside the Islamic State group for only the second time, a monitoring group said... read more »

Pakistani police officer kills man suspected of bl...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani police say an axe-wielding officer killed a Shia man in police custody, claiming he had committed blasphemy by insulting... read more »

Terror groups citing ISIS crusade to recruit Indian you...

Terror groups are invoking the name of the Islamic State (IS) as a tool for recruiting youths in India. These youths can be trained in the lawless areas along... read more »

Beijing to punish Dalai supporters

BEIJING: Chinese authorities have pledged to punish officials who follow Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and “support activities of splitting... read more »

Top Bangladesh Islamist ‘may hang next week’...

DHAKA : Bangladesh may hang a senior Islamist leader as early as next week after the Supreme Court upheld his death sentence for war crimes, the law minister... read more »

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China urges personnel's safety in South Sudan

10 killed in Beijing blaze

Beijing – At least 10 people were killed in Beijing when a fire engulfed a storehouse Tuesday, police said. The incident, which occurred in the capital city’s Chaoyang district, was... read more »

Easing one-child policy no big deal: Chinese official

Easing one-child policy no big deal: Chinese offic...

Beijing – A senior official from China’s family planning authority said Saturday that easing the one-child policy will n! ot put much... read more »

China to optimise army size, structure

China urges personnel's safety in South Sudan

Beijing – China will optimise the size and structure of its army, adjust and improve the proportion between various troops, and reduce non-combat... read more »

China to ease one-child policy

Easing one-child policy no big deal: Chinese official

Beijing – China will loosen its decades old one-chil! d population policy, allowing couples to have two children if one of the parents is an only child,... read more »

China announces setting up of National Security Council...

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Washington – China has announced that it is setting up a National Security Council under President Xi Jinping with a wider focus, including domestic... read more »

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Militants launch attack on north Baghdad

BAGHDAD: Iraqi officials say militants have launched an attack on a Sunni-dominated city north of Baghdad, killing seven members of the security forces and taking control of some areas of the city.... read more »

Iraq attacks and shelling kill 35

BAGHDAD: Violence across Iraq, including shelling of the conflict-hit city of Fallujah, killed 35 people today, as politicians haggle over forming a... read more »

Nine Boko Haram fighters killed in Nigeria

ABUJA: The Nigerian military Monday confirmed it killed nine Boko Haram fighters in the northeastern Borno state. “Patrol troops have successfully... read more »

Is Iran jailing Facebook users for anti-govt posts?

TEHRAN: An Iranian court has sentenced eight people to jail terms ranging from seven to 20 years for crimes including anti-regime propaganda posted on... read more »

Iran reports its first death from MERS virus

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s official news agency is reporting the Islamic Republic has suffered its first fatality from the Middle Eastern respiratory virus.... read more »

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India-Myanmar relations rooted in history: Mukherjee

India-Myanmar relations rooted in history: Mukherjee

New Delhi – Terming relations between India and Myanmar as being rooted in history, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said it is in the mutual interest of both the countries to... read more »

Pak high court dismisses Musharaf’s petition challenging special court for high treason

Pak high court dismisses Musharaf’s petition chall...

Islamabad – Islamabad High Court (IHC) has dismissed a petition challenging the special court for treason trial of former President General... read more »

CNN features 16 December gang-rape case in` World Untol...

CNN features 16 December gang-rape case in` World Untold Stories` series

New Delhi – An upcoming documentary on the 16-December fatal gang-rape case titled ‘The Fearless One’ is being presented under CNN’s series... read more »

UN Security Council condemns slams attacks on aid worke...

UN Security Council extends sanctions on Liberia

United Nations – The ! UN Security Council (UNSC) has strongly condemned deadly attacks in two Afghan provinces last week which led to the death of nine... read more »

Petition questioning Musharraf’s trial rejected

Petition questioning Musharraf's trial rejected

Islamabad – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has rejected a ! petition challenging the constitution of a special court for the treason trial of former... read more »

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British police reject Princess Diana murder claim

Did top secret `spy hit squad` plot Princess Diana’s assassinatio...

London – Princess Diana’s death in the 1997 Paris car crash was planned and carried out by a top secret `spy hit squad`, known by the codename UK/N, it has been revealed. Barrister Michael... read more »

Brazil says spying activities `completely different` from US’

Brazil says spying activities `completely differen...

London – Brazil’s Justice Minister, Jose Eduardo Cardoso has reportedly defended the country’s spying activities and said that they were... read more »

Missing Pussy Riot band member ‘transferred to penal co...

Missing Pussy Riot band member ‘transferred to penal colony in Siberia’

Washington – A jailed member of the Pussy Riot protest band, who went missing since she was moved to a new prison, is on her way to a new penal colony... read more »

Spain, Britain forge joint declaration on Gibraltar

Spain, Britain forge joint declaration on Gibraltar

Madrid –  Spain and Britain have crafted a joint declaration on Gibraltar for presentation to the UN General Assembly, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose... read more »

Berlin summons British ambassador over spying report

Berlin summons British ambassador over spying report

Berlin – German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle Tuesday summoned the British ambassador over claims of spying by the British embassy here. German... read more »

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1 killed, 2 wounded in Los Angeles Airport shooting

1 killed, 2 wounded in Los Angeles Airport shooting

Washington – A gunman shot and killed a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker at Los Angeles International Airport Friday before himself being shot and taken into custody, media... read more »

Obama `never considered` replacing Biden with Clinton

Obama `never considered` replacing Biden with Clin...

Washington – President Barack Obama had “never considered” replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton during 2012... read more »

Obama, Maliki discuss counter measures for `more active...

Obama, Maliki discuss counter measures for `more active' al-Qaeda in Iraq

London – President Barack Obama has spoken to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki on his visit to Washington on counter measures for a “more... read more »

When Bill Clinton called Obama `luckier than dog with t...

When Bill Clinton called Obama `luckier than dog with two d***s`!

New York – Bill Clinton had reportedly joked about President Barack Obama that “he’s luckier than a dog with two d***s” to describe his comeback... read more »

Delta and JetBlue become first US airlines to allow gad...

Delta and JetBlue become first US airlines to allow gadget-use in-flight

Washington – Delta and JetBlue are reportedly the first US airlines to allow electronic device use throughout the flight after the FAA passed the new... read more »

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Dinosaur Tracks Found In China, Say Scientists

The tracks were found on a rural mountain road in Longjing city in August 2015, Xinhua news agency quoted the scientists from China, South Korea and the US as saying. read more »

Indonesia making no progress against hazardous haze

Pekanbaru, Indonesia | Reuters — Indonesia has sent nearly 21,000 personnel to fight forest fires raging in its northern islands, the disaster management agency said on Tuesday, but... read more »

France opens war crimes inquiry against Assad regime

French authorities have launched a criminal probe against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for alleged war crimes committed between 2011 and 2013, sources said. Paris... read more »

NATO Troops Reach Kunduz to Support Afghan Forces

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN: NATO said Wednesday its special forces have reached Kunduz to support Afghan troops after the Taliban seized the northern city, repelled a counter-attack and advanced... read more »

Hajj Stampede: Saudi Arabia police say 1,100 photos of dead are f...

Saudi Arabia today said the nearly 1,100 photos distributed to foreign diplomats to help identify nationals who have died in the hajj are from the entire pilgrimage and not just a disaster near... read more »