• Europe heatwave
    Jul 01, 2015 20:29 IST

    Heatwave across Europe; blackouts for humans, ice cream for monkeys

    A blistering heatwave swept across much of northern Europe on Wednesday causing blackouts in France and pushing the mercury to as high as 40C.

  • Lakhvi
    Jul 01, 2015 19:28 IST

    Pak court exempts Lakhvi from in-person appearance in 26/11 case

    A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Wednesday exempted Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi from appearing in-person after the LeT operations commander cited "serious threats to his life."

  • London
    Jul 01, 2015 22:08 IST

    Heat over Heathrow adds to London’s summer sizzle

    A long-awaited report on the expansion of Heathrow – the world’s busiest airport – added more heat on Wednesday as London sizzled on the hottest day since 2006 with a temperature of 35 degrees, sparking intense debate on a new proposed runway.

  • 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.

  • Nepal flag
    Jul 01, 2015 20:17 IST

    A glimpse into the preamble of Nepali constitution

    Nepal is in the final lap of writing its constitution. Late on Tuesday night, the draft of the statute was tabled in the Constituent Assembly. The draft has the support of four major political parties,

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.