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Video of white cop shooting black man sparks outrage in US

Washington: Angry protests swept the US as a horrifying video showing a white police officer shooting eight times a black person running away from him led to the officer being....

Canadian planes carry out first air strikes in Syria: Army

Ottawa: Canada carried out its first air strikes in Syria the military has said, expanding Ottawa's contribution to the US-led coalition against Islamic State, after parliament approved a larger role....

Indian man shot dead in robbery attempt at US gas station

A 39-year-old Indian man has been shot dead by two masked men during an apparent robbery attempt at a gas station in the US state of Connecticut where he worked.....

Five suspected terrorists killed in Karachi

Islamabad: Five suspected terrorists were killed on Wednesday in a security operation in Pakistan's port city of Karachi. Acting on a tip-off, the Sindh Rangers carried out the operation in....

School children killed in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen

YEMEN: Saudi-led coalition jets bombed a military installation in southern Yemen on Tuesday as local tribes battled Shiite rebels and their allies in the area, seizing a makeshift camp and....

Yemen: 180 Indian nurses trapped in Sana’a, plea for help

SANA’A: Stuck in war stricken Yemen, 180 Indian nurses on Monday appealed to the Kerala Chief Minister for help. The nurses trapped at Al Kuwait University Hospital of Sana’a have....

100-year-old Japanese woman sets swimming record

Tokyo: A 100-year-old Japanese woman has become the world's first centenarian to complete a 1,500-metre freestyle swim. Mieko Nagaoka, from Yamaguchi Prefecture, took just under an hour and 16 minutes....

Passenger writes a ‘Thank You’ note to the pilot, letter goes viral

NEW DELHI: A heart-warming letter by an airlines passenger to the pilot of the flight she was travelling home is doing rounds on the internet. Written few days ago, the....

Ready to link our Silk Route plans with India’s ‘Spice Route’ and ‘Mausam’ Projects, says China

Beijing: Ahead of this week's annual Defence Dialogue, China has expressed its readiness to work with India to link its ambitious Maritime Silk Road plans with India's 'Mausam' project in....

Imran Khan announces return to Pakistan parliament

Lahore: Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan on Sunday said he would return to Parliament after a 'boycott' of nearly eight months as the government has accepted his demand of a....

17-year- old UK girl with body of 104-year-old dies

London: A 17-year-old UK girl, who was suffering from an incurable premature ageing disease that gave her the body of a 104-year-old, has died. Teenager Hayley Okines, born with Hutchinson-Gilford....

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to visit India in May

Washington: Hoping to build on President Barack Obama's visit earlier this year, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will visit India in May seeking further strengthening of bilateral defence ties. "Secretary....

US condemns civilian attacks in latest Syria violence

Washington: The United States has condemned the latest wave of violence in Syria which has left dozens of civilians dead and displaced thousands more. Fierce fighting between forces loyal to....

Six militants killed in Pakistan military operation

Islamabad: At least six militants were killed and several injured when Pakistani security forces launched an operation in Balochistan province on Friday afternoon. The dead included two suicide bombers who....

Indian-origin man jailed for 46 years for sexual crimes

New Jersey: An Indian-origin man in New Jersey in the US received a 46-year jail term for crimes against five women in 2012, authorities said. Hiten Patel, 36, was convicted....

Second black box confirms co-pilot deliberately crashed Germanwings plane

Data analyzed from the second black box of the crashed Germanwings Airbus A320 has confirmed that the co-pilot deliberately downed the passenger plane while flying over the French Alps, killing....

Aircraft, ships to bring 1,900 Indians from Yemen

Thiruvananthapuram: A total of 1,900 Indians will be evacuated from Yemen in three aircraft and two ships, with one flight landing in Kochi at night, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy....

Indians not allowed to fish in Lankan waters: Maithripala Sirisena

Colombo: Dismissing opposition's claim that his government has given fishing rights to Indians, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said he has issued clear instructions to the navy to seize....

Nawaz Sharif leaves for Turkey to discuss Yemen crisis

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday left for a day-long official visit to Turkey to hold discussions with the country's top leadership on the Yemen crisis. During his....

Toll in Kenya university attack rises to 147

Nairobi: The toll in the terrorist attack on Kenya's Garissa University College on Thursday has risen to 147, according to media reports. The Daily Nation reported that bodies of the....

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By 2050, India to surpass Indonesia, will have largest Muslim population: Study

WASHINGTON: Hindus will become the world's third largest population by 2050, while India will overtake Indonesia as the country with the largest Muslim population, according to a new study. According....

17 killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

Kabul: A suicide bombing rocked Afghanistan's Khost province on Thursday, leaving 17 people dead and injuring 37, including a parliamentarian, the country's interior ministry said. The bloody bombing happened at....

15 killed in Kenya university attack, 535 missing

Nairobi:  At least 15 people were killed and over 60 injured by armed assailants who forced their way into a university in northeastern Kenya and opened fire at students early....

Arrest warrant issued against former Pakistan dictator Musharraf in Lal Masjid case

Islamabad: A non-bailable arrest warrant was issued on Thursday against former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf by a court here for repeatedly failing to appear in the 2007 murder case of....

Pak PM chairs high-level meeting on Yemen crisis

Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today chaired a high-level meeting to discuss Pakistan's role in the Yemen crisis after Saudi Arabia requested military assistance from it to oust Shia rebels.....

Experimental Ebola vaccine found safe and effective

New York: An early-stage human trial has found an experimental Ebola vaccine safe and it also elicited robust antibody responses in all 40 of the healthy adults who received it.....

US pledges support to Nigeria in fight against Boko Haram

Washington : US President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged continuing US support to Nigeria and its regional partners in the fight against extremist group Boko Haram, a media report said....

Uber driver arrested for trying to rob house of a customer

Los Angeles: An Uber driver was arrested in the US state of Colorado for allegedly trying to rob the house of a woman customer after dropping her to the airport. ....

Palestine becomes full member of International Criminal Court

The Hague: Palestine joined the International Criminal Court (ICC) with full membership on Wednesday after its accession to the Rome Statute went into force, allowing it to file cases of....

Indian-origin lecturer wins top nursing award

Singapore: An Indian-origin woman here will receive an international award for her work in the healthcare sector for women and refugees, becoming the first Singaporean to get the prestigious biennial....