• Myanmar flood, Monsoon, Flooded streets
    Aug 03, 2015 14:10 IST

    Myanmar rescuers race to flood zones as death toll mounts

    Rescuers raced on Monday to help tens of thoushands trapped by rooftop-high flood in Myanmar, as the UN warned that swollen riveres continue to threaten more areas as large swathes of Asia were hit by deadly monsoon rains.

  • Ashraf Ghani
    Aug 03, 2015 13:10 IST

    Will not deal separately with the Taliban: Afghan government

    The Afghan government acknowledged the growing leadership crisis within the Taliban for the first time on Monday, before stating that it would not deal with the militant group separately from the other "armed opposition" groups in the country.

  • John Kerry
    Aug 03, 2015 12:22 IST

    Kerry arrives in Qatar to assure Gulf allies over Iran nuke deal

    US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Qatar on Sunday for talks with his Gulf Arab counterparts as part of a regional tour to reassure allies about their concerns over the Iranian nuclear deal.

  • MH370
    Aug 03, 2015 11:55 IST

    MH370 investigators to meet in Paris ahead of wing analysis

    Five days after the discovery of a Boeing 777 wing fragment on La Reunion island, French and Malaysian aviation experts will meet with police and magistrates in Paris on Monday to coordinate their efforts in the investigation into the disapearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

  • boko haram, militants
    Aug 03, 2015 07:22 IST

    Nigerian army says has freed 178 hostages held by Boko Haram

    Nigeria's army said late on Sunday that it rescued 178 people held by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria's Borno state.

  • Nepal
    Aug 03, 2015 11:16 IST

    90 killed in landslides, floods in Nepal

    At least 90 people have been killed across Nepal in the past two months due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains, authorities said.

  • Nawaz Sharif
    Aug 02, 2015 23:40 IST

    Driver detained for breaching Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's convoy

    Pakistani authorities on Sunday detained a man on suspicion of attempting to ram Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's car as it was travelling in a security convoy, officials said.

  • Mullah Akhtar Mansour New Taliban head
    Aug 02, 2015 21:43 IST

    New Taliban leader doesn't have backing of Mullah Omar's family

    The family of late Taliban leader Mullah Omar on Sunday said it does not back his announced successor and wants the new chief to be chosen by leading Islamic scholars and veterans of the movement.

  • Joe Biden
    Aug 02, 2015 21:42 IST

    Joe Biden exploring White House run: Reports

    Vice-president Joe Biden is reported to be actively exploring a White House run with aides reaching out in recent weeks to donors and strategists not committed to any campaign yet.

  • Wall Street, Stocks, Federal Reserve
    Aug 02, 2015 18:02 IST

    All eyes on Greek banks as stock exchange reopens on Monday

    Attention will be focused on Greece's embattled banks on Monday when the Athens stock exchange reopens after a six-week shutdown imposed while the country was negotiating with the European Union, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other creditors regarding the bail-out talks on its debt crisis.

  • Nicole Barr, of Harlow, Essex, got a perfect 162 on the Mensa test.
    Aug 03, 2015 00:52 IST

    Smarter than Einstein, Hawking? 12-yr-old scores 162 in IQ test

    A 12-year-old British girl is brainier than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking if her IQ test is anything to go by. Nicole Barr scored a 162 on her Mensa IQ test, two points higher than the two legendary scientists.

  • Russia chopper crash
    Aug 02, 2015 20:32 IST

    In pics: Russian chopper goes down in flames during airshow

    Dramatic pictures and a video have emerged of the moment when a Russian military helicopter crashed during an aerobatic display at the Dubrovichi firing range in Ryazan region, about 170 kilometers (105 miles) southeast of Moscow.

  • Jalaluddin Haqqani,
    Aug 02, 2015 18:30 IST

    Haqqani network founder backs new Taliban leader in statement

    Jalaluddin Haqqani-led militant group in Afghanistan, the Haqqani network, posted a statement on Sunday backing the appointment of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour whose legitimacy has been challenged internally.

  • Militants on the march
    Aug 02, 2015 21:21 IST

    Russian forces kill 8 suspected Islamic State members

    Russian Anti-Terrorist Committee said on Sunday that the militants killed in combat in the province of Ingushetia west of Chechnya were involved in a series of attacks on police. It added that they had recently swore an oath of allegiance to IS.

  • AFP, La Reunion, MH370 debris 
    Aug 02, 2015 15:53 IST

    New 'metallic debris' on La Reunion island has no link to MH370

    A fevered hunt for more wreckage from missing flight MH370 on La Reunion island turned up no new clues Sunday as authorities said metallic debris found by locals did not come from an airplane.