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US chopper goes missing in quake-hit Nepal

Kathmandu: A US Vector chopper went missing in Nepal's Dolakha district that was hit by an earthquake on Tuesday, an official said. The helicopter went missing at 3.25 p.m., home....

Nepal toll in fresh quake rises to 65

Kathmandu: The death toll in the powerful earthquake that rocked Nepal on Tuesday has reached 65, authorities here said on Wednesday. As many as 1,926 people sustained injuries in the May....

Becoming a fake boyfriend is a trending job? Check out 8 weird occupations in China that will leave you in shock

How would you feel if you were paid to watch porn movies or probably becoming a fake boyfriend/girlfriend? Interesting or Shocking?  Every country has some weird job opportunities for its....

Pakistan PM arrives in Afghanistan

Kabul: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday arrived in Afghanistan on a one-day official visit. Sharif is accompanied by his Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz,....

Bangladesh blogger Ananta Bijoy Das hacked to death. Third such incident this year! Are writers being killed for expressing views?

BANGLADESH: After an American atheist blogger was hacked to death in Bangladesh in February, a secular blogger on Tuesday Ananta Bijoy Das suffered the same in north-eastern Bangladesh. This is....

LIVE: Earthquake tremors felt in India, Nepal. At least 16 killed, over 800 injured

NEW DELHI: Earthquake tremors were felt in different parts of the country including Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi, Jharkhand, Haryana, Bihar, Assam and others at 12:37 PM on Tuesday. Nepal was....

British Indian MP Priti Patel appointed employment minister

London: British Indian MP Priti Patel has been appointed employment minister in Prime Minister David Cameron's new cabinet, BBC reported on Monday. Patel, 43, who comfortably won her Witham seat....

Mukherjee inagurates ‘Namaste Russia’ in Moscow

Moscow: President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a 'Namaste Russia' festival of Indian culture here Monday. Indian culture and its heritage of art, music and cinema have enjoyed love and appreciation across....

Blast kills six in Pakistan

Islamabad: At least six people, including a tribal leader, were killed in a bomb blast in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region on Monday, a media report said. Duniya news said the....

Cameron names his first all-Conservative cabinet

London: British Prime Minister David Cameron has formed his first all-Conservative cabinet after his party stormed to victory in this year's general election, Downing Street announced on Sunday. The new....

Snowfall, landslides hit rescue work in Nepal

Kathmandu: Snowfall, avalanches and landslides following the April 25 temblor have hit hard rescue and relief work in three remote districts of Nepal where officials fear over 100 people may....

Several people killed in shooting in Switzerland: Reports

BERLIN: Several people were reportedly killed in shooting in a town of northern Switzerland on Saturday night. According to the police, residents heard shots in the towns of Wuerenlingen after....

Liberia declared Ebola-free

Monrovia: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday declared Liberia free of the deadly Ebola virus as no new case has been reported in the West African country in the....

18 militants surrender in Afghanistan

Kabul: A total of 18 militants handed over their weapons to police in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday. "Today 18 dissident brothers who were engaged in anti-government activities in....

Pakistan improving sanitation way faster than India: Study

New York: Pakistan has left India far behind in terms of improving water and sanitation access for their citizens, reveals a new performance index released on Friday. While Pakistan was....

Court upholds 3-yr sentence for Hosni Mubarak

Cairo: An Egypt court on Saturday upheld a three-year jail sentence for former president Hosni Mubarak on graft charges. The court reduced the sentence of his two sons, Gamal and....

US labels Al Jazeera bureau chief as Al Qaeda member

Washington: The US government has labelled Al Jazeera's bureau chief in Pakistan's capital as a member of Al Qaeda and put him on a watch list of suspected terrorists, an....

Pak military chopper crashes; Taliban claims Sharif was target

Islamabad: The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Friday claimed responsibility for "shooting down" a Pakistan Army helicopter in Naltar valley in Gilgit-Baltistan territory, saying Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was....

Lakhvi’s Release From Jail Was Mistake by Pakistan: US

NEW DELHI: US Ambassador to India Richard Verma on Friday said release of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, from jail, was "a mistake" and his country has....

Pakistan Army chopper crashes in Gilgit; Norway, Philippines ambassadors die

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan Army helicopter on Friday crashed on a school in Gilgit-Baltistan territory which killed at least four people, including the ambassadors of the Philippines and Norway and the....

Australia announces $19m aid for Pakistan

Islamabad: Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop during his two-day visit to Pakistan announced a $19 million aid package for Pakistan that includes help for areas hit by conflict and natural....

UAE unveils Mars mission plan

Dubai: The UAE on Wednesday unveiled its plan to send an unmanned probe to Mars in 2021 to study the atmosphere of the Red Planet, a media report said. The....

US presidential race: Hillary Clinton leads Democrats, no Republican frontrunner

Washington: Despite questions about the Clinton Foundation and her use of private email as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton starts her second presidential bid as a Democratic favourite, while no....

US has given Pakistan arms worth $5.4 bn since 2001: Report

Washington: Since the September 11, 2001 terror attack, the US has given Pakistan arms worth about $5.4 billion for counter-terrorism operations, along with many "big ticket" platforms more suited to....

US can’t confirm IS was behind Texas shooting

Washington: The White House has said that investigators have been unable to determine if the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation was behind the attack last weekend on a Texas exhibit....

Toll from Nepal quake escalates to 7,557

Kathmandu: The toll across Nepal from the devastating April 25 earthquake has risen to 7,557, according to the latest update by the country's home ministry. As many as 10,718 buildings....

Nepal government asks India and others to withdraw rescue teams. Here is how India extended support

KATHMANDU: India along with 33 other countries have been asked to pull out their rescue teams by Nepal government, nine days after the huge earthquake killed over 7, 200. But....

Nepali citizen writes an open letter slamming Indian media. Why are Nepalis angry with reporters?

NEW DELHI: The Indian media has invited strong criticism from all quarters for ‘insensitive coverage’ of the recent devastating Nepal earthquake that killed more than 7, 000 and left over....

6.0-magnitude quake hits New Zealand

Wellington: An earthquake measuring six on the Richter scale hit New Zealand's South Island on Monday. According to GeoNet, the island country's earthquake monitoring agency, the tremor centred 30 km....

Indian-origin clerk in US shot dead

Washington: An Indian-origin store clerk who was shot in the face in the US state of South Carolina has died, a media report said. Mradulaben Patel was shot at a....