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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....

Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party denies links with LTTE

Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil majority political party on Sunday dismissed allegations that it had worked with the Tamil Tiger rebels. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had been accused of....

700 people feared dead after boat capsizes in Mediterranean Sea

ROME: About 700 people are feared dead after a fishing boat carrying migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea at midnight local time on Saturday, the United Nation officials said. According....

Afghan president in Iran for talks to boost ties

Tehran: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai arrived in Tehran on Sunday for talks to boost ties and discuss issues of mutual interest with senior Iranian officials. The president made his....

‘126 soldiers killed in clashes with Kokang army’

Yangon: The Myanmar government on Sunday said 126 soldiers have been killed and 359 injured so far since the clashes with the Kokang ethnic army erupted on February 9, media....

Nawaz Sharif condemns Afghanistan suicide attack

Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the suicide attack in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city that killed at least 34 people and injured over 100 on Saturday. Sharif said....

Pakistan arrests 48 Indian fishermen

Islamabad: Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency (MSA) has arrested 48 Indian fishermen and captured eight boats for illegal entry in Pakistani waters, media reported on Saturday. The fishermen were arrested from....

34 dead in Afghan suicide attack, IS claims responsibility

Kabul: At least 34 people were killed and more than 100 injured on Saturday in a suicide bombing outside a bank in Jalalabad city in Afghanistan. The Sunni radical group....

Hafiz Saeed calls for Pakistan’s intervention in J&K

The chief of Pakistan's banned terror outfit Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD), Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, has expressed support for Kashmiri separatist leader Masrat Alam who has been arrested on sedition charges. "We....

Islamic State terror manual found online

London: An Islamic State (IS) manual for preparing, funding and carrying out terror attacks in the West is being shared on jihadist forums on the internet, asking extremists to raise....

China’s nuclear radiation level normal: official

Beijing: As China embarked on constructing 27 new power plants, a nuclear safety official has said that radiation from existing nuclear facilities is at a "normal level". "All China's nuclear....

14 killed in fierce fighting in Libya

Tripoli: A total of 14 soldiers died and another 24 were injured as a brigade of the Libyan National Army mounted assaults on a camp occupied by the Islamist Libya....

Islamic State’s Pakistan chief Hafiz Saeed killed while planting bomb

Peshawar: Islamic State's Pakistan chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was killed when a roadside bomb he was planting went off in the country's restive northwest tribal region, according to a media....

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wraps up his three-nation tour

VANCOUVER:  After final leg of his three-day visit to Canada, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wrapped up his three-nation tour. PM Modi started his tour on April 9 from....

Ex-employee sues TCS for favouring South Asians in US

WASHINGTON: A former employee of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has accused India's leading IT services company of discriminating against American workers and favouring "South Asians" in hiring and promotion. In....