• 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.

  • Israel
    Jul 31, 2015 12:51 IST

    Child killed in attacks on West Bank homes: Israeli military

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stabbing
    Jul 31, 2015 02:03 IST

    Several hurt in stabbing at Jerusalem gay pride parade

    A knife wielding Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lunged into a group of revelers at Jerusalem's annual gay pride parade and stabbed six people on Thursday evening as they marched in the holy city, Israeli police and witnesses said.

  • Christmas Day
    Jul 30, 2015 18:38 IST

    People guard churches as China increases pace to remove crosses

    Authorities in Wenzhou, known as China's Jerusalem, have given Christian churches a deadline to remove prominent crosses, a religious symbol, within weeks, worshippers and an activist group said on Thursday, stepping up a long-running campaign.

  • Raqqa
    Jul 30, 2015 19:42 IST

    Chechen girls take IS fighters for a ride, dupe them of $3,000

    Islamic State fighters have reportedly been taken for a ride and this time by three Chechen girls who tricked them to send them money for travelling to Syria, according to a media report.

  • Mullah Omar taliban pakistan
    Jul 30, 2015 18:43 IST

    Taliban confirm death of Mullah Omar, elect new leader

    The Afghan Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of their leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, and chose a new successor, Mullah Akhtar Mansour.

  • Euro
    Jul 30, 2015 20:47 IST

    Germany: Dead homeless woman leaves 45K euros, heir sought

    German authorities say they found tens of thousands of euros in cash in the possessions of an 83-year-old woman who lived at a homeless shelter and died last week.