• boko haram, militants
    Jul 31, 2015 17:16 IST

    Over 100 militants killed in anti-Boko Haram operation: Army

    At least 100 jihadist fighters have been killed in an operation against Boko Haram Islamists holed up on the islands of Lake Chad, the Chadian army said in a statement on Friday.

  • Prabha Arun Kumar
    Jul 31, 2015 12:34 IST

    Sydney cops release new CCTV images of Indian woman's murder

    The Sydney police hope to find the killer of a 41-year-old Indian woman who was brutally stabbed to death in Sydney, on March 7 this year while she was talking to her husband over phone.

  • Mullah Omar
    Jul 31, 2015 14:39 IST

    Hopes for Afghan peace talks rise as Taliban names new chief

    Mullah Akhtar Mansour, a longtime trusted deputy of Omar, takes charge as the movement faces growing internal divisions and is threatened by the rise of the Islamic State group, the Middle East jihadist outfit that is making inroads in Afghanistan.

  • Islamic State in Ramadi
    Jul 31, 2015 15:56 IST

    Gunmen kill 1, wound 13 campaigning for Sri Lankan candidate

    Unidentified gunmen opened fire at an election campaign rally in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Friday, killing a woman and wounding at least 12 people, police said.

  • Israel
    Jul 31, 2015 12:51 IST

    Palestinian baby dies in arson; Israeli PM calls it terrorism

    Jewish extremists have for years attacked Palestinian property, as well as mosques, churches and even Israeli military bases in opposition to what they see as the Israeli government's favorable policies toward the Palestinians.

  • Wikileaks
    Jul 31, 2015 15:34 IST

    United States spied on Japan government: WikiLeaks

    The documents released by WikiLeaks on Friday reveal that US spied on Japanese politicians, its top central banker and major firms including conglomerate Mitsubishi. The intercepts exposing US National Security Agency espionage follow other documents that showed spying on allies including Germany and France, straining relations with them.

  • China elevator
    Jul 31, 2015 13:32 IST

    How Chinese are riding escalators after tragic accident

    People in China are spooked about using escalators after a young mother was crushed to death last week as she fell through a panel of flooring at the top of one installed a mall in Hubei province.

  • AFP, La Reunion, MH370 debris 
    Jul 31, 2015 10:03 IST

    Increasingly confident that wreckage is from MH370: Australia

    An Australian official leading the search for missing flight MH370 on Friday said that authorities are "increasingly confident" that wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island is from the ill-fated jet.

  • Greece Debt
    Jul 31, 2015 10:41 IST

    Tsipras asserts control over Syriza with congress vote

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's call on Thursday to hold an emergency party congress got the backing of his party as he seeks to assert his control over rebel lawmakers balking at new bailout talks.

  • boko haram, militants
    Jul 30, 2015 18:31 IST

    Nigeria: Boko Haram slaughters 10 fishermen near Lake Chad

    Boko Haram militants slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman and a resident said on Thursday.

  • Afghan Taliban
    Jul 30, 2015 20:51 IST

    Drone strike kills 20 members of IS group: Afghan official

    An Afghan official said two separate drone strikes in an eastern province bordering Pakistan have killed 20 militants affiliated with the Islamic State group.

  • La Reunion, Boeing 777, MH370 debris
    Jul 30, 2015 16:20 IST

    Indian Ocean debris almost certainly from a Boeing 777: Malaysia

    Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on the ill-fated flight, which vanished without a trace in March last year while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history. The plane was carrying 239 passengers and crew.

  • Panda
    Jul 31, 2015 12:01 IST

    Rare Panda triplets celebrate first birthday in China

    The world's only surviving panda triplets celebrated their first birthday in a zoo in southern China. More than 4,000 panda fans and media from around the world gathered at Changlong zoo in Guangdong province to witness the birthday party for the panda triplets, Meng Meng, Shuai Shuai and Ku Ku on Thursday.

  • La Reunion, Boeing 777, MH370 debris
    Jul 31, 2015 10:34 IST

    Wing part on Reunion island may help solve MH370 mystery

    The Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, is the only 777 known to be missing. Its last radar position was over the Andaman Sea about 370km northwest of the Malaysian city of Penang. The wreckage was found on Reunion Island in Indian Ocean about 5,600km southwest of Penang.

  • Yishai Shlissel
    Jul 31, 2015 02:03 IST

    Ultra-orthodox man goes on a stabbing spree at gay parade

    The suspected attacker, Yishai Schlissel, was arrested at the scene on Thursday. He has appeared in court and was remanded on Friday and his arrest was extended for 12 days as the investigation against him continues.