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Nepal quake: Avalanche kills 10 climbers on Everest

Kathmandu: A total of 10 people, including foreign climbers, were reportedly killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest which was triggered by a magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit Nepal on....

Ramdev safe in Kathmandu, expresses grief over destruction

New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev, who is in Kathmandu for a yoga camp, is safe, his spokesperson said on Saturday after a massive earthquake shook Nepal and parts of India....

Is Nepal’s Pashupatinath temple safe?

Kathmandu: It is not clear if the Pashupatinath temple in Nepal has suffered damage after a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit the country, with an initial report saying there was....

Kathmandu airport shut, flights from India cancelled

New Delhi: The Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu was shut on Saturday after a massive earthquake rocked Nepal just before noon, resulting in the cancellation of all the eight subsequent....

Earthquake: Historic Dharahara Tower collapses in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: Built in 19th century, historic Dharahara Tower collapsed in the Nepal’s capital Kathmandu following a severe earthquake on Saturday at 11:41 AM.  As the police cordoned the area, at....

Al Qaeda militants storm Syrian town

Damascus: Al Qaeda militants on Saturday stormed into another government-controlled town in northwestern Syria. Several Al Qaeda-affiliated groups, notably Nusra Front, overran the town of Jisr al-Shughour in Idlib province,....

SINGAPORE: 2 Indians awarded for saving toddler hanging from balcony

SINGAPORE: Two Indian nationals have been tagged as heroes and applauded for saving a hanging toddler stuck between the rails on walls of a second floor apartment block in Singapore.....

US expresses concern over Indian action against the Ford Foundation, Greenpeace; seeks clarification

WASHINGTON: The United States has expressed concern over Indian action against the Ford Foundation and Greenpeace, seeking clarification from New Delhi.  State Department spokesperson Marie Harf asserted at press conference,....

Pakistani human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud shot dead in Karachi

KARACHI: A Pakistani human rights activist, Sabeen Mahmud, was shot dead on Friday by gunmen after hosting a talk on the politics of Baluchistan province in the southern city of....

Japanese girl dumps her lover’s Apple products into the bath tub

As revenge, a heartbroken Japanese woman took all the Apple products of her boyfriend who cheated on her and dumped into the bath tub. Hitting her boyfriend hard, the young....

BNP, Awami League file cases over attack on Khaleda

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its rival, the ruling Awami League (AL), on Thursday filed cases with the police over an attack on Khaleda Zia's motorcade in Dhaka....

Drone found on roof of Japanese PM’s residence

Tokyo: A drone equipped with a camera was found on Wednesday on the roof of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's residence in Tokyo, though the origin and purpose of the....

12 Indian pilgrims killed in Nepal bus accident

Kathmandu: Twelve Indian pilgrims were killed and more than 30 injured after a bus veered off the highway and rolled down 150 meters before plunging into a river in Nepal....

Mumbai plotter Headley joined LeT “full time” after 9/11

Washington: A Pakistani-American key plotter of the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks has revealed that he decided to join Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) "full time" following the 9/11 attacks....

Alabama cop pleads not guilty to assaulting Indian grandfather

Washington: A former Alabama police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges of using “unreasonable force” against an Indian grandfather who was left partially paralysed after being slammed face-first to....

US blacklists two leaders of Al Shabaab terrorist group

Washington: The US has designated two leaders of the Somali militant group Al Shabaab as terrorists, according to a report on Tuesday. Ahmed Diriye, Al Shabaab's leader since September last....

Pakistani Taliban claim successful test-fire of missile

Islamabad: As Pakistan was Tuesday celebrating Chinese investments worth $46 billion in the country, the militant Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) reported it has successfully test-fired its first indigenously developed missile. The....

Japanese train sets world speed record

Tokyo: A Japanese high-speed train broke its own world speed record on Tuesday, clocking 603 kilometres per hour (374.69 miles per hour), after having set the previous record less than....

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘seriously wounded in air strike’: Report

NEW DELHI: According to an international media report, the mysterious leader of the jihadist group Islamic State (ISIS) is recovering after being gravely injured in an air strike in March.....

Pakistan, China to fight terrorism jointly

Islamabad: Pakistan and China would together fight terrorism to root it out, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday addressing a joint sitting of parliament's both houses, which was....

Case filed over attack on Khaleda Zia

Dhaka: An official of the ruling Awami League has filed a complaint against BNP activists in connection with the attack on Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief and former prime minister....

MH370-related case to be heard in May

Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian court on Tuesday set May 15 for hearing of a case filed by two children of a passenger on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which....

Pakistan President confers Nishan-e-Pakistan on Xi Jinping

Islamabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping was on Tuesday conferred with the Nishan-e-Pakistan, Pakistan's highest civilian honour, by President Mamnoon Hussain at a brief ceremony here at Aiwan-e-Sadr. The ceremony the....

China plans $45 bn investments in Pakistan, signs 51 MoUs

Islamabad: Pakistan and China on Monday signed 51 agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) for cooperation in diverse fields with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping scheduled to unveil a $45-billion....

Xi hails Sharif’s ‘efforts for reform’ in Pakistan

Islamabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping, who arrived here on a two-day official visit on Monday morning, said he admired Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's efforts for reforms in the country.....

Netanyahu gets two-week extension to form new Israeli government

Jerusalem: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday granted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a two-week extension to form a new government, a media report said. On March 25, Rivlin tasked Netanyahu....

UN Crime Prevention Congress calls for action on recovering black money

United Nations: A major UN meeting of law officials has called for a strong international action to track down and recover black money hidden in safe havens. The 13th United....

Strong quake hits Japan, Taiwan; tsunami warning raised

TOKYO:  Briefly prompting a warning for a 1-metre tsunami for the Okinawa island chain, official monitoring sites informed of a strong earthquake distressing Taiwan and small islands in the far....

Hindu temple vandalised in US

New York: In the latest attack on Hindu houses of worship in the US, a temple has been vandalised in Texas "horrifying" both Hindus and non-Hindus, who have offered to....

IS video shows killing of Ethiopian Christians

The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group on Sunday released a video purportedly showing the execution of about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. The footage showed the victims being killed by....