• Japan
    Apr 18, 2015 14:07 IST

    Japan population falls to 15-year low

    Japan's population has shrunk for the fourth year running, falling back to a level it was last at in 2000, with more than one in four people now aged 65 or older, the government said.

  • Yemen
    Apr 18, 2015 15:15 IST

    Intense Yemen bombing, Qaeda attack after UN peace call

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for international action to end the Saudi-led air campaign on Huthi rebels as intense bombing hit Yemen again Friday and Al-Qaeda seized more ground in the chaos.

  • Sydney police
    Apr 18, 2015 15:15 IST

    Masked gunman fires shots in Australia; no one injured

    A masked gunman on Saturday fired off eight rounds in the middle of a shopping strip in Western Sydney where most businesses are owned by Indian-Australians, prompting authorities to launch a probe into the incident.

  • london riots
    Apr 18, 2015 15:02 IST

    30 detained as xenophobic attacks simmer in South Africa

    South African police detained more than 30 people overnight as xenophobic violence simmered around the economic hub Johannesburg, officials said on Saturday.

  • Afghanistan: Jalalabad suicide blast
    Apr 18, 2015 10:36 IST

    Afghanistan: Suicide blast in Jalalabad kills 35, injures over 100

    Twenty-two people were killed and more than 50 injured as at least two explosions rocked the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Saturday, media reports said.

  • Chibok Girls Ambassadors.
    Apr 18, 2015 10:28 IST

    Boko Haram continue reign of terror, kill 10 in Cameroon village

    Islamist fighters from Nigeria's Boko Haram continued their reign of terror as the group killed at least 10 civilians in a cross-border raid on a village in northern Cameroon, security sources told AFP on Friday.

  • Bamako, Mali
    Apr 18, 2015 10:03 IST

    Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists claim UN suicide attack in Mali

    A jihadist group led by Al-Qaeda-linked Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide attack on the United Nations in Mali, in a recording released on Friday by Mauritanian news agency Alakhbar.

  • India China flag
    Apr 18, 2015 01:01 IST

    Closeness with Pakistan should not bother India: China

    The Sino-Pakistan economic corridor project that is likely to run through Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir should not be of any concern to India as it is outside the scope of bilateral disputes that the two South Asian neighbours have, Beijing said Friday.

  • Islamic State
    Apr 17, 2015 14:49 IST

    Islamic State's Pak chief killed while planting bomb

    Islamic State's Pakistan chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was killed when a roadside bomb he was planting went off in the country's restive northwest tribal region, according to a media report.

  • British PM David Cameron
    Apr 18, 2015 01:15 IST

    Cameron talks tough, but ducks TV debate

    Prime Minister David Cameron dubbed as a ‘coalition of chaos’ the widely expected possibility of Labour and Scottish National Party (SNP) joining hands after the May 7 elections, but stayed away from a live television debate with five other leaders on Thursday night.

  • hurricane Dean
    Apr 17, 2015 22:58 IST

    'Isis' removed from UN list of hurricane names

    'Isis' has been removed from the official list of names of future hurricanes as it was now deemed inappropriate because of the eponymous militant group, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday.

  • Yemen
    Apr 18, 2015 01:10 IST

    UN calls for $274m Yemen aid, ceasefire

    The United Nations launched an appeal on Friday for almost $275 million to aid 7.5 million people in Yemen over the next three months, as fighting intensifies in the south and air strikes pound 18 of Yemen’s 22 provinces.

  • A320 cockpit
    Apr 17, 2015 17:57 IST

    After Alps crash, Turkish Airlines CEO wants pilots to wed

    Turkish Airlines' CEO says that pilots may not be as prone to destructive behavior like that of the Germanwings pilot believed to have intentionally crashed a flight last month - if only they get married.

  • Sam Rainsy at Choeung Ek.
    Apr 17, 2015 15:43 IST

    Cambodia marks 40 years since evacuation of Phnom Penh

    Tearful survivors on Friday marked 40 years to the day since the Khmer Rouge marched on Phnom Penh, ending a civil war but heralding a terror that would kill a quarter of Cambodians and leave the capital a ghost town.

  • Syria
    Apr 17, 2015 10:17 IST

    Syria gas attack video moves UN Security Council envoys to tears

    Members of the United Nations Security Council teared up on Thursday when Syrian doctors showed a video of failed attempts to resuscitate three children after a chlorine gas attack in March, prompting renewed calls for accountability.