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  • The Indian ambassador to France, Dr Mohan Kumar (centre), was also present during the ceremony. (HT photo)
    Sep 01, 2015 00:05 IST

    France pays interfaith tribute to World War I Indian heroes

    An interfaith commemoration for Indian soldiers who died in the First World War was held at the Indian memorial in France on Sunday. The memorial commemorates over 4,700 soldiers and labourers from British India who lost their lives on the Western Front during the First World War and have no known graves.

  • Ukraine Parliament
    Aug 31, 2015 17:16 IST

    Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes, one officer killed

    The Ukrainian lawmakers gave initial approval to consitutional changes granting more autonomy to pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, following which clashes erupted and a blast was also heard outside parliament in Kiev on Monday. But the cause of the blast was not immediately known

  • ISIS
    Aug 31, 2015 20:27 IST

    Islamic State burns four Iraqi Shiite fighters alive in new video

    The Islamic State group suspended four Iraqi Shiite fighters with chains and burned them alive, according to footage posted online, the latest gruesome execution video from the extremist group.

  • IS, Palmyra temple
    Aug 31, 2015 20:22 IST

    Palmyra's Baal temple appears intact after IS blast: Officials

    Islamic State militants may have detonated a bomb among the ancient ruins in Syria's Palmyra on Sunday but the site's famed Temple of Bel appeared to be largely intact, Syria's antiquities chief said.

  • boko haram, militants
    Aug 31, 2015 21:30 IST

    Boko Haram gunmen on horsebacks kill nearly 80 in Nigeria

    Nearly 80 people were shot dead by suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback in attacks on three villages in Nigeria's restive northeast at the weekend, a vigilante and residents told AFP on Monday.

  • Police
    Aug 31, 2015 22:58 IST

    UK cops to use tip-offs from 'tantriks' to solve cases?

    According to draft guidelines mentioned in a consultation document by the country’s College of Policing, information from psychics and clairvoyants while investigating missing persons’ cases, should be evaluated by investigating officers, especially in cases involving high-profile figures.

  • Mullah Omar
    Aug 31, 2015 13:42 IST

    Afghan Taliban admit covering up Mullah Omar's death for over 2 yrs

    The Taliban on Monday admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar's death for more than two years, saying he died in 2013 as was first claimed by the Afghan intelligence.

  • Sartaj Aziz
    Aug 31, 2015 13:04 IST

    Sartaj Aziz says no dialogue with India unless all issues on agenda

    Pakistan will not resume dialogue with India unless all bilateral issues are on the agenda, Prime Minister's adviser on national security and foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Monday.

  • US President Barack Obama, Air Force One, Visit to Alaska
    Aug 31, 2015 21:06 IST

    Obama departs for Arctic Circle on climate campaign

    US President Barack Obama on Monday embarked upon his three-day tour to Alaska, becoming the first sitting president to step foot in the Arctic Circle, where shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await him.

  • Gold dinar
    Aug 31, 2015 14:30 IST

    Islamic State announces minting new currency, in Hollywood style

    The Islamic State has released a video that heavily borrows footage from Hollywood war movies and introduces its newly minted currency: the gold dinar.

  • ISIS
    Aug 31, 2015 17:14 IST

    200 resident of Iraqi town held hostage by Islamic State

    The mayor of a remote town in western Iraq which was recently captured by Islamic State said on Monday that 200 residents have been detained by the extremist group at an unknown location in the aftermath of several clashes.

  • Austria finds 20, maybe up to 50, migrants dead in truck
    Aug 31, 2015 15:23 IST Austria tightens border controls to catch migrant smugglers

    Austria tightens border controls to catch migrant smugglers

    Austria has tightened controls on motorways near the Hungarian border, where an abandoned lorry was found last week containing 71 dead migrants, four of them children.

  • Thai police have awarded themselves a 3 million baht ($84,000)
    Aug 31, 2015 14:32 IST

    Thai police reward themselves for bomb suspect arrest

    As a reward for apprehending a man who has been charged in connection with the killing of nearly 20 people in a deadly bomb blast in Bangkok, Thailand's police chief announced on Monday he was handing his own officers a prize of $84,000.

  • Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
    Aug 31, 2015 14:06 IST

    Egypt sets election date for Oct, after 3 yrs without parliament

    Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting in October, the election commission said on Sunday.

  • Mullah Akhtar Mansour New Taliban head
    Aug 31, 2015 12:36 IST

    Afghan Taliban publish Mullah Akhtar Mansour's biography

    The Afghan Taliban have published a biography of their new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour as hundreds of insurgents meet to resolve a dispute over his appointment following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar.