• May 31, 2015 01:21 IST

    26 killed in suicide attack inside Nigeria mosque: Police

    A suicide bombing in a mosque in northeast Nigeria's key city of Maiduguri killed 26 people and injured 28 others who were at afternoon prayers on Saturday, police said.

  • Martin O'Malley
    May 31, 2015 00:29 IST

    2016 White House race: It’s 3 Democrats versus 8+2 Republicans now

    Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley became on Saturday the third Democrat running for party’s presidential nomination, taking on the presumptive candidate Hillary Clinton.

  • Islamic State
    May 31, 2015 01:02 IST

    IS destroys infamous Syria prison as regime bombing kills scores

    Islamic State group jihadists demolished a notorious government prison in the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Saturday, as barrel bombs dropped by regime helicopters killed more than 70 civilians in Aleppo.

  • Indonesia quake
    May 30, 2015 17:20 IST

    Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning

    A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but officials said there was no threat of a tsunami, and no injuries or damage were immediately reported.

  • Islamic State
    May 30, 2015 19:49 IST

    Saudi branch of IS calls for clearing Arabian Peninsula of Shi'ites

    Saudi Arabia's branch of militant group Islamic State has said it wants to clear the Arabian Peninsula of Shi'ite Muslims and urged young men in the kingdom to join its cause, the US-based SITE monitoring centre has reported.

  • Ireland, LGBT
    May 30, 2015 21:57 IST

    Police break up unsanctioned gay rally in central Moscow

    Police broke up an unsanctioned gay rights rally in central Moscow on Saturday, detaining around 20 people, including anti-gay campaigners who attacked the activists.

  • South China sea
    May 30, 2015 19:15 IST

    US hits China over sea reclamation, vows more patrols

    The United States on Saturday called for an immediate end to China's intensifying reclamation works in the South China Sea and vowed to continue sending military aircraft and ships to the tense region.

  • Donald Green (Left) with Michael LaCour. (Source: Michael LaCour's FB)
    May 30, 2015 18:00 IST

    Is study on people's opinion on same-sex marriage cooked up?

    The reputed Science Magazine has retracted a widely publicised study that contended people’s opinion on gay marriage could be swayed after brief face-to-face conversations with people having a stake in the matter.

  • Boko haram nigeria voting
    May 30, 2015 17:23 IST

    Rocket grenades kill 7 as Boko Haram attacks Nigerian city

    Rocket-propelled grenades exploded into several homes, killing at least seven peoples in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri before dawn on saturday as Boko Haram unleashed a new kind of violence in the birthplace of the extremist group, said residents.

  • Islamic State
    May 30, 2015 17:28 IST

    Yazidi girl talks of ordeal as IS terrorist's sex slave

    A 17-year-old Yazidi teenager recalled her nine-month ordeal under Islamic State terrorists and how she and her little sister were raped daily by the jihadis after they were sold into slavery at an auction of virgins -- and she revealed she is now pregnant with an extremist's baby.

  • Rio de Janeiro
    May 30, 2015 22:47 IST

    Rio to allow transgender inmates to choose male or female prison

    Transgender inmates jailed in Rio de Janeiro's penitentiaries will be able to choose incarceration in prisons for men or women, a first for Brazil.

  • Flood waters cover cars
    May 30, 2015 15:31 IST

    US storms, floods kill 28 people, 24 of them in Texas

    As record-breaking storms batter the southern part of the United States, nearly 30 people have died as a result of the tremendous floods.

  • Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
    May 30, 2015 09:10 IST

    Pak authorities blank out news of suicide attack near Lahore stadium

    Pakistani authorities and broadcasters blanked out news of a suicide attack near Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium to ensure that it would not impact a game between the national cricket team and Zimbabwe, the country’s information minister has said.

  • Mexico lawmakers demand President's wealth details after misrepresentation
    May 30, 2015 11:43 IST

    Mexico lawmakers demand President's wealth details

    Mexico's president was cornered over his financial assets on Friday and was asked to fully disclose all of them, following a Reuters report on Thursday that he had misrepresented the circumstances under which he acquired a property in a lakeside retreat near Mexico City.

  • united nations
    May 30, 2015 21:02 IST

    Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue

    The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."