• Blackbushe
    Aug 01, 2015 21:49 IST

    'Osama's sister, her husband and mother killed in UK jet crash'

    A sister of former al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed along with her husband and mother when a private plane crashed in southern England on Friday, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Saturday.

  • Mullah Akhtar Mansour New Taliban head
    Aug 01, 2015 20:20 IST

    New Taliban head urges unity in ranks, continuance of insurgency

    New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour called for unity in the movement on Saturday in his first audio message since becoming the head of the fundamentalist group that faces a deepening existential crisis after the death of longtime supreme chief Mullah Omar.

  • Islamic State
    Aug 01, 2015 19:41 IST

    Syria: Al Qaeda-led religious court executes 10 in Aleppo

    At least 10 people were executed on Saturday in Syria's Aleppo city on the orders of a religious court dominated by al Qaeda affiliate al Nusra Front, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

  • Beijing Hare Rama Hare Krishna chant ISKCON
    Aug 02, 2015 01:00 IST

    When people danced to 'Hare Rama, Hare Krishna' in Beijing

    In auditorium in Beijing, musicians from India played the mridangam, flute and harmonium as trained singers sang “bhajans” and the well-known tune of “Hare Rama, Hare Krishna” associated with devotees of Krishna.

  • MH370
    Aug 01, 2015 14:21 IST

    MH370 search: Airplane debris arrives in France for investigation

    Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion which may belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for further investigation.

  • Trump president
    Aug 02, 2015 00:52 IST

    Donald Trump, the US presidential candidate, is here to stay

    Sceptics and critics in the Republican party and outside who had earlier dismissed Donald Trump as a “clown”, “entertainer” and a “non-serious candidate” are re-editing themselves, realising that he is still in the race for the White House.

  • Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe, Lion Poaching
    Aug 01, 2015 12:55 IST

    Killing of Cecil puts pressure on US to protect African lions

    The illegal killing of Zimbabwe's popular Cecil the lion by a US hunter has created pressure on Washington to extend legal protection to the African lion by declaring it an endangered species, but some hunting advocates have said the resulting regulations could ultimately harm the big cats.

  • Jalaluddin Haqqani,
    Aug 01, 2015 13:24 IST

    Taliban deny reports of Haqqani network founder's death

    The Taliban Saturday denied reports of the death of the founder of Haqqani network, its allied militant group blamed for some of the deadliest attacks in Afghanistan.

  • hitler7
    Aug 01, 2015 09:21 IST

    Germany shelves Nazi war crimes probe of 96-year-old US man

    German prosecutors have scrapped their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter who The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, after ruling on Friday that the 96-year old is not fit to stand for trial.

  • Islamic State
    Aug 01, 2015 09:49 IST

    IS attack kills 5 Libyan troops, 18 missing: Reports

    A military source told the Lana agency, loyal to the recognised government, that five soldiers were killed and 18 other soldiers are missing in an attack carried out by the Libyan branch of the Islamic State group on Friday.

  • White House
    Aug 01, 2015 09:42 IST

    Circumstances of Mullah Omar's death uncertain: White House

    The White House said that Mullah Omar's death represents a chance for yet more progress on the path to a stable and secure Afghanistan. The Afghan Taliban leader, fighting to topple the afghan government, died more than two years ago, as per Afghanistan.

  • Manbir Kaur
    Aug 01, 2015 12:39 IST

    Sikh girl Manbir Kaur tops Class 10 exam in Pakistan

    Manbir Kaur, 15, has become the first girl from the minority Sikh community to top the matriculation exam in Pakistan.

  • Trump president
    Aug 01, 2015 17:09 IST

    Odd man is in: Donald Trump's race for White House

    Real estate tycoon has been called a lot of things but no one's contesting that there's shrewd thinking behind his actions.

  • US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power during her visit to the Cuba's UN mission.
    Aug 01, 2015 09:19 IST

    US envoy's visit to Cuba's UN Mission, a first in decades

    Cuba and the United States broke off diplomatic relations in 1961 during tense Cold War times. After almost 54 years of hostilities, US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced on Dec 17 that they would negotiate a restoration of ties.

  • A health official
    Aug 01, 2015 08:48 IST

    Breakthrough in quest for Ebola cure after vaccine test success

    An Ebola vaccine test successfully provided blanket protection during a field trial conducted in Guinea, researches announced on Friday, possibly marking "the beginning of the end" for the devastating West African outbreak that has killed thousands.