- Jul 01, 2015 20:29 IST
A blistering heatwave swept across much of northern Europe on Wednesday causing blackouts in France and pushing the mercury to as high as 40C.
- Jul 01, 2015 19:28 IST
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."
- Jul 01, 2015 22:08 IST
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.
- Jul 01, 2015 17:38 IST
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.
- Jul 01, 2015 20:17 IST
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,
- Jul 01, 2015 13:30 IST
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.
- Jul 01, 2015 16:40 IST
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.
- Jul 01, 2015 11:21 IST
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.
- Jul 01, 2015 10:30 IST
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.
- Jul 01, 2015 12:57 IST
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.
- Jul 01, 2015 12:06 IST
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.
- Jul 01, 2015 16:59 IST
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.
- Jul 01, 2015 16:35 IST
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.
- Jul 01, 2015 11:02 IST
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.
- Jul 01, 2015 14:30 IST
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.