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Charity group accused of raising funds for IS

Canberra: Members of an Australian charity group set up to help Syrian orphans, have been accused of raising funds for Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, a media report said on....

Ex-Democratic senator Jim Webb announces US presidential candidacy

Washington: Former Virginia senator Jim Webb has announced his candidacy for the Democratic Party's US presidential nomination via email and his Web page. "I understand the odds, particularly in today's....

Four killed in earthquake in China’s Xinjiang

Beijing : Four people have been confirmed dead and 48 others injured in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck northwest China's Xinjiang region on Friday. The quake rocked Pishan county of....

New Pluto images puzzle scientists

Washington: NASA's New Horizon spacecraft has captured stunning coloured images of Pluto as it gets ready for a close flyby of the mysterious planet system on July 14. The images....

4 Indian-Americans honoured as “The Pride of America”

Washington:Four Indian-Americans are among 38 individuals being honoured for having "helped advance and enlighten our society, culture, and economy" as "Great Immigrants: The Pride of America" by Carnegie Corporation of....

Five die in Pakistan heatwave

Islamabad: Five people have died due to a heatwave in Pakistan's Singh province, but authorities have lifted an emergency as the heatwave has waned, media reported on Friday. An emergency....

India, Pakistan ties important to us: US

Washington: Reiterating that relations between India and Pakistan are important to it, the US has expressed the hope that New Delhi and Islamabad would work on issues between them and....

Bobby Jindal falls in line on same-sex marriage

Washington: One week after the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide and states cannot ban such marriages, Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal has finally fallen in....

19 killed in Pakistan military train crash, sabotage suspected

Islamabad: At least 19 people, including four army officers, were killed when three bogies of a special train carrying army officials fell into a canal and one other was derailed....

Wikileaks exposes US spying of ECB, German ministries

Berlin: The US National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying on the European Central Bank (ECB) and several German ministries, and also tapped telephone calls of German Chancellor Angela Merkel,....

Obama discusses Greek economic crisis with Italian PM

WASHINGTON: The US and Italy have finally settled on the need for "reform and financing" in order to address the Greek economic issues, reports said. In a telephonic conversation between....

Afghan foreign ministry summons Pakistan envoy, lodges protest

Kabul: The Afghan foreign ministry summoned Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan Sayed Ibrar Hussain on Thursday and protested over what it described as indiscriminate firing by Pakistani forces on Afghan Border....

Bangladesh nabs two top Al Qaeda-affiliate’s leaders

DHAKA: Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has nabbed the country's chief of an Al Qaeda affiliate and his top advisor and 10 other Islamist radicals, an RAB spokesperson said on....

12,000 Sydney dental patients potentially exposed to HIV, hepatitis

Sydney: More than 11,000 dental patients in the Australian city of Sydney may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis because of unhygienic practices at four clinics across the city.....

US verdict on gay marriages ’empowering’, say Indian activists

NEW DELHI: While there was a flurry of Facebook profile images doused in the colours of the rainbow indicating solidarity with the US Supreme Court's legalisation of same-sex marriages, LGBT....

No Chinese troops in Pakistani Kashmir, says Beijing

Beijing: China has denied any of its armed personnel were posted in Pakistani Kashmir, stating that these were "just stories". A senior leader in charge of bilateral relations with India....

Egypt approves new terrorism law after deadly attacks

CAIRO: In the wake of a spate of terrorist attacks this week that killed dozens, including Egypt's top prosecutor, the cabinet on Wednesday approved a new anti-terrorism law, state-run Al-Ahram....

Indian-American among math, science teachers honoured by Obama

Washington: Darshan Jain, an Indian American teacher is one of the 108 teachers named by President Barack Obama as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and....

Britain identifies 29 of its nationals killed in Tunisia attack

London: The number of identified Britons killed in the Tunisian beach attack has reached 29, as some victims' bodies were flown back to Britain on Wednesday, British Foreign and Commonwealth....

Six black churches burnt after Charleston church massacre

Washington: In the two weeks after a racially motivated massacre claimed lives of nine African-Americans, at least six predominantly African-American churches in south US had been burnt down, Xinhua news....

Eight Pakistani soldiers killed in clash with Afghan forces

Kabul: At least eight Pakistani soldiers were killed in a clash that erupted after a border violation in Afghanistan's Paktika province, an official said on Wednesday. "The skirmish occurred in....

10 soldiers killed: Egypt army

Cairo: The Egyptian army on Wednesday said 10 soldiers were killed in militant attacks on five checkpoints in the Egyptian province of North Sinai. Meanwhile, at least 22 terrorists were....

Cuba first country to eradicate mother-to-child HIV transmission: WHO

Havana: Cuba on Tuesday became the first country in the world to eradicate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to newborn, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).....

2.4 bn people worldwide lack sanitation facilities

United Nations: Some 2.4 billion people -- one out of every three inhabitants of the planet -- still have no access to sanitation facilities, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and....

Chinese submarine visit to Karachi port no threat to India: Beijing

Beijing: A Chinese submarine's visit to Pakistan was in no way a threat to India, according to a military spokesman of the defence ministry here. Asked by visiting journalists to....

Bobby Jindal sued over order to protect same-sex marriage opponents

Washington: A gay rights advocacy group and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana are suing Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal for issuing an executive order aimed at protecting opponents....

Sharif, army chief discuss alleged Indian funding

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif on Tuesday discussed India's alleged involvement in funding terrorism in the country, a report said. The two discussed....

Egyptian president pledges stronger anti-terror laws

Cairo: Egypt is determined to amend laws with the aim of achieving justice as soon as possible, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said on Tuesday. Attending the funeral ceremony of....

Pakistan heatwave toll crosses 1,330 mark

Islamabad: A week-long spell of heatwave in Karachi has come to an end, with the provincial authorities putting the figure of those affected by heatstroke at 100,000 in the Pakistani....

Suicide bombing rocks Kabul

Kabul: A suicide car bomber exploded himself near the diplomatic quarter in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, causing casualties, Xinhua said. The attack occurred in front of Qazi Plaza, a....