• Indonesia Earthquake
    Jul 28, 2015 11:32 IST

    Buildings damaged, teenager missing in 7.0 Indonesian quake

    The quake struck inland in a mountainous area of Papua in the early hours, almost 250km (150 miles) west of the province's capital Jayapura at a depth of 52km, the US Geological Survey said.

  • IS
    Jul 28, 2015 05:44 IST

    Turkey, US plan a IS free zone in northern Syria

    US and Turkey have agreed to a plan to root out IS from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border, a plan that could lead to a a safe haven for tens of thousands of displaced Syrians but one that also sets up a potential conflict with US-backed Syrian Kurdish forces in the area.

  •  Barack Obama
    Jul 28, 2015 02:29 IST

    Obama launches a personal push for peace in South Sudan

    President Barack Obama on Monday launched a personal push for peace in South Sudan, convening African leaders for urgent talks in neighboring Ethiopia aimed at keeping the world's newest nation from collapsing amid civil war.

  • boko haram, militants
    Jul 28, 2015 01:59 IST

    Cameroon to send 2,000 more troops after Boko Haram attacks

    Cameroon is planning to deploy an additional 2,000 soldiers to its Far North region after three suicide attacks in the regional capital Maroua last week by suspected Boko Haram militants.

  • British physicist Stephen Hawking
    Jul 27, 2015 19:56 IST

    Have doubts in Physics? Stephen Hawking will answer them

    Have doubts in Physics? You can now have the famous physicist Stephen Hawking answer your questions on the online forum Reddit.

  • Boy Scouts
    Jul 28, 2015 07:22 IST

    Boy Scouts America ends its blanket ban on gay adults

    The Boy Scouts of America ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders on Monday. However, it allowed church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

  • Pervez Musharraf
    Jul 27, 2015 14:49 IST

    Pakistan resumes capital punishment after one-month break

    Pakistan resumed executions on Monday by hanging two murder convicts following a one-month break during the Muslim holy month of Ramzan that ended last week.

  • People help an injured man during clashes with Turkish police officers on Saturday at Gazi district in Istanbul.
    Jul 27, 2015 09:32 IST

    Turkish jets hit PKK targets in Iraq after 2 soldiers killed

    The strike came after a car bomb and roadside explosives hit a passing military vehicle on a highway near Diyarbakir overnight on Sunday. Kurdish militants then opened fire on the vehicle with rifle fire, it said. Two soldiers were killed and four were wounded.

  • Mogadishu
    Jul 27, 2015 18:29 IST

    13 people killed in al Shabaab attack on Somalia hotel

    The Somali militant Islamist group al Shabaab attacked a Mogadishu hotel on Sunday, driving a car packed with explosives through the hotel gate and killing at least 13 people, a first responder and the rebel group said.

  • Yemen
    Jul 27, 2015 05:44 IST

    Yemen: Rebels launch attack despite Saudi-led coalition truce

    Houthi rebels pounded an area in Yemen's southern province of Taez on Monday after the start of a humanitarian truce declared by the Saudi-led coalition bombing the Iran-backed insurgents.

  • Afghan girl
    Jul 27, 2015 10:55 IST

    Afghanistan: 21 dead, 10 wounded in wedding gunfight

    Twenty one people were killed by gunmen who fought a gun battle during a wedding in a northern province, according to officials.

  • Drone
    Jul 27, 2015 23:06 IST

    Pak army releases pics to 'prove' Indian drone claim

    New Delhi has denied Islamabad's claim that the drone was launched from the Indian side of the Line of Control and said such a UAV was not in the inventory of the Indian military.

  • Representative picture of a woman being handcuffed. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)
    Jul 27, 2015 15:01 IST

    Australian woman jailed for having 12-yr-old's baby

    A woman who regularly had sex with a 12-year old and had his baby was on Monday jailed for up to six years, with the judge saying she took away his childhood. The boy was a friend of the woman's daughter.

  • Saudi king villa
    Jul 27, 2015 04:11 IST

    Saudi King's French Riviera summer holiday sparks protests

    The king's vast holiday home overlooks the beach, where a police sign says: "Access and circulation are forbidden on this public maritime domain and swimming is banned under the right of the residence of the king of Saudi Arabia."

  • Bashar al-Assad
    Jul 27, 2015 01:28 IST

    Bashar Assad makes rare speech, admits manpower shortage

    During his first public address in a year, Syrian President Bashar Assad on Sunday vowed to win his country's long-running civil war while acknowledging his troops had lost territory to rebel forces and were running short on manpower.