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  • IS militants killed in fight with Afghan Taliban
    Jul 01, 2015 16:40 IST

    30 killed by Islamic militants at Egyptian army checkpoints

    At least 30 soldiers were killed at Egyptian army checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula by Islamic militants in a wave of simultaneous attacks, that included a suicide car bombing, security and military officials said.

  • Saudi air strikes
    Jul 01, 2015 13:30 IST

    Under fire from Houthi rebels, 20 civilians die in Yemen's Aden

    Atleast 20 civilians perished and 42 wounded due to rebel fire from Houthi Shias in a residential district of Aden, a Yemeni city which has been at the forefront of the battle plaguing the country, medical sources said.

  • A Facebook user
    Jul 01, 2015 11:21 IST

    China passes new security law, expands legal reach over internet

    China passed a new national security law on Wednesday, in an attempt to expand its legal reach over the Internet and even outer space as there have been growing concerns about the country's tight limits on rights.

  • Indonesia 7
    Jul 01, 2015 10:30 IST

    Ageing air force fleet to blame for 140 deaths in Indonesia crash?

    Indonesian president Joko Widodo promised a review of the country's ageing air force fleet and a defence modernisation drive on Wednesday, as the death toll from the crash of a military transport plane in the north of the country climbed past 140.

  • IS
    Jul 01, 2015 17:38 IST

    Syrian rebel group executes 18 Islamic State fighters: Video

    A rebel group from Syria that operates around Damascus has executed as many as 18 alleged members of the Islamic State group. A video footage mimicked the extremist organisation's own productions.

  • US Iran nuclear deal
    Jul 01, 2015 12:57 IST

    Iran nuclear talks extended till July 7: US

    While Iran and world powers have given themselves an extra week to reach a nuclear accord, extending a deadline due to expire on Tuesday, US President Barack Obama said there would be no deal if all pathways to an Iranian nuclear weapon are not cut off.

  • Hillary Clinton
    Jul 01, 2015 12:06 IST

    Hillary Clinton emails show old friend advising on foreign policy

    Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime friend of Hillary Clinton gave her advice on issues ranging from British politics to Afghanistan and Iran while she was secretary of state even though he was not employed by the US government, according to emails released on Tuesday.

  • Greece Debt
    Jul 01, 2015 16:59 IST

    Creditors sceptical after Greece's conditional okay to bailout

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in a letter, asked to keep a discount on value added tax for Greek islands, stretch out defence spending cuts and delay the phasing out of an income supplement to poorer pensioners.

  • Syria
    Jul 01, 2015 16:35 IST

    Syrian Kurdish fighters regain control of Tal Abyad from IS

    Syrian Kurdish forces regained full control of Tal Abyad on Wednesday, successfully expelling Islamic State (IS) group fighters who had seized a district of the strategic border town a day before, a human rights monitor said.

  • masks, MERS, SARS, Asia
    Jul 01, 2015 11:02 IST

    South Korea waives visa fees to boost tourism amid MERS outbreak

    In an effort to rejuvinate its tourism sector, South Korea has said on Wednesday that it will waive off visa fees for visitors from China and southeast Asia. The numbers of tourists to the country have plummetted as it stuggles to recover from MERS outbreak.

  • Italian Navy migrants
    Jul 01, 2015 14:30 IST

    Emerging refugee crisis: 137,000 migrants entered Europe in 2015

    A record number of 137,000 people made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe in the first six months of 2015, most of them fleeing war, conflict and persecution from various regions, the United Nations said on Wednesday. "Europe is living through a maritime refugee crisis of historic proportions," warned the agency.

  • Dubai, 3D printed office
    Jul 01, 2015 16:13 IST

    Dubai plans to build world's first 3D printed office

    Fast-growing Dubai on Tuesday announced plans to add the world's first office building made using three-dimensional printer technology to its collection of eye-catching buildings.

  • US presidential Candidate, Chris Christie, Republican
    Jul 01, 2015 05:26 IST

    Republican number 14: Christie jumps in race for US president

    New Jersey governor Chris Christie became on Tuesday the 14th Republican running for the White House with “telling it like it is” as his slogan, in keeping with his reputation for bluntness.

  • Nigeria abducted girls
    Jul 01, 2015 10:40 IST

    Man accused in Boko Haram abduction of 273 Chibok girls arrested

    Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in connection with Boko Haram's mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok last year, Nigeria's Defense Ministry said.

  • Tunisia gunman
    Jul 01, 2015 03:05 IST

    Tunisia beach killer trained in Libya with museum attackers

    The young college student who killed 38 tourists in a Tunisian seaside resort was in a jihadi training camp in western Libya at the same time as the two attackers who hit the National Bardo Museum in March, a top security official said on Tuesday.