- Feb 27, 2015 17:38 IST
Hundreds of protesters rallied in Dhaka on Friday to denounce the murder of a prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin hacked to death with machetes after he allegedly received threats from Islamists.
- Feb 28, 2015 00:12 IST
As a photo of ‘Jihadi John’ – now identified as Londoner Mohammad Emwazi – emerged of his time as an innocent football-loving 11-year-old at a west London school, Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to nab such people and ‘put them out of action’.
- Feb 27, 2015 23:06 IST
Actor Leonard Nimoy, who won a worldwide fan base as the pointy-eared half-human, half-Vulcan Mr Spock in the blockbuster 'Star Trek' television and film franchise, died Friday at age 83, US media reported.
- Feb 27, 2015 20:41 IST
A gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth in an overnight house-to-house rampage in a small Missouri town before apparently committing suicide, authorities said on Friday.
- Feb 27, 2015 12:25 IST
Australia declared it will partner with French industrial giant Thales to develop a "world first" joint civilian-military air traffic control system that could help track MH370-type incidents. The "OneSky" system will replace Australia's current civilian system which dates from the late 1990s and was also developed by Thales, the government said.
- Feb 27, 2015 11:17 IST
A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck northwest Pakistan early Friday, injuring at least five people and causing minor damage, officials and seismologists said. The quake hit 37 kilometres (23 miles) north-northeast of the city of Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, at a depth of 28.9 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.
- Feb 27, 2015 13:51 IST
A pair of sprightly llamas jigged their way to immediate social media stardom Thursday after they led dozens of US police a merry dance on the bemused streets of Phoenix, Arizona.
- Feb 27, 2015 14:31 IST
A baby stolen from her sleeping mother's arms shortly after birth has been found by the family through an astonishing coincidence 17 years later, South African police said Friday.
- Feb 27, 2015 09:39 IST
The US-led coalition carried out air strikes Thursday against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, where the jihadists have launched a new offensive and kidnapped 220 Assyrian Christians.
- Feb 27, 2015 19:47 IST
British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to use all means at his disposal to hunt down militants such as "Jihadi John" after the killer was unmasked as a Kuwaiti-born computer programming graduate from London.
- Feb 28, 2015 00:31 IST
Mohammed Emwazi, named by British and US media as the Islamic State executioner known as "Jihadi John", has been described as a quiet but intense young man who gradually developed a taste for war.
- Feb 27, 2015 12:46 IST
Unidentified attackers have hacked to death a prominent blogger, who was known for his writing against religious fundamentalism, in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, amid outcry that similar attacks in the past have not been thoroughly investigated and perpetrators remained unpunished.
- Feb 27, 2015 10:07 IST
US and Cuban officials have a laundry list of demands for their second round of diplomatic talks in Washington on Friday, aimed at burying a half-century of Cold War animosity. Seeing the US and Cuban flags raised at embassies in their respective capitals would be a potent symbol of their bid to put their Cold War rivalry to rest.
- Feb 27, 2015 09:27 IST
The northern Dutch town of Purmerend has advised residents to arm themselves with an umbrella when going out at night after a mysterious spate of bloody rogue owl attacks.
- Feb 27, 2015 08:18 IST
A gunman shot and killed three people Friday before he was found dead at a home in a city near the capital Seoul in the second such incident in two days, police officials said.