• Space Peanut
    Aug 02, 2015 12:04 IST

    Nasa captures images of 'space peanut' asteroid

    Nasa scientists have captured a peanut-shaped asteroid that approached close to Earth last weekend. The next time an asteroid will approach Earth this close will be in 2054.

  • Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe, Lion Poaching
    Aug 02, 2015 07:58 IST

    Conflicting reports over killing of Cecil the lion's 'brother'

    Uncertainty surrounds the fate of another lion linked to Cecil, the beloved Zimbabwean lion slain by an American dentist whose killing caused a global outcry, after a conservation group reported that his "brother" Jericho had also been killed Saturday.

  • Myanmar floods
    Aug 02, 2015 08:40 IST

    Severe flooding hampers rescue efforts in Myanmar, at least 27 dead

    Severe flooding across Myanmar hampered rescue efforts on Saturday as thousands sheltered at monasteries after rising waters triggered by torrential rains killed at least 27 people, officials said.

  • Blackbushe
    Aug 01, 2015 21:49 IST

    'Osama's sister, her husband and mother killed in UK jet crash'

    A sister of former al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed along with her husband and mother when a private plane crashed in southern England on Friday, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Saturday.

  • Mullah Akhtar Mansour New Taliban head
    Aug 01, 2015 20:20 IST

    New Taliban head urges unity in ranks, continuance of insurgency

    New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour called for unity in the movement on Saturday in his first audio message since becoming the head of the fundamentalist group that faces a deepening existential crisis after the death of longtime supreme chief Mullah Omar.

  • Islamic State
    Aug 01, 2015 19:41 IST

    Syria: Al Qaeda-led religious court executes 10 in Aleppo

    At least 10 people were executed on Saturday in Syria's Aleppo city on the orders of a religious court dominated by al Qaeda affiliate al Nusra Front, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

  • Ahmad al-Basheer, The Basheer Show, Iraq comedy, IS
    Aug 02, 2015 10:20 IST

    Laughing at IS: Iraq's Jon Stewart combats jihadists with satire

    Defying death threats, an Iraqi television comedian, Ahmad al-Basheer, is taking on the Islamic State group with biting satirical sketches like the one above, with his sharp, incisive humour aimed at dispelling the aura of fear that surrounds the militant group.

  • Beijing Hare Rama Hare Krishna chant ISKCON
    Aug 02, 2015 01:00 IST

    When people danced to 'Hare Rama, Hare Krishna' in Beijing

    In auditorium in Beijing, musicians from India played the mridangam, flute and harmonium as trained singers sang “bhajans” and the well-known tune of “Hare Rama, Hare Krishna” associated with devotees of Krishna.

  • MH370
    Aug 01, 2015 14:21 IST

    MH370 search: Airplane debris arrives in France for investigation

    Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion which may belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for further investigation.

  • Trump president
    Aug 02, 2015 00:52 IST

    US presidential candidate Donald Trump is here to stay

    Sceptics and critics in the Republican party and outside who had earlier dismissed Donald Trump as a “clown”, “entertainer” and a “non-serious candidate” are re-editing themselves, realising that he is still in the race for the White House.

  • Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe, Lion Poaching
    Aug 01, 2015 12:55 IST

    Killing of Cecil puts pressure on US to protect African lions

    The illegal killing of Zimbabwe's popular Cecil the lion by a US hunter has created pressure on Washington to extend legal protection to the African lion by declaring it an endangered species, but some hunting advocates have said the resulting regulations could ultimately harm the big cats.

  • Jalaluddin Haqqani,
    Aug 01, 2015 13:24 IST

    Taliban deny reports of Haqqani network founder's death

    The Taliban Saturday denied reports of the death of the founder of Haqqani network, its allied militant group blamed for some of the deadliest attacks in Afghanistan.

  • hitler7
    Aug 01, 2015 09:21 IST

    Germany shelves Nazi war crimes probe of 96-year-old US man

    German prosecutors have scrapped their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter who The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, after ruling on Friday that the 96-year old is not fit to stand for trial.

  • Islamic State
    Aug 01, 2015 09:49 IST

    IS attack kills 5 Libyan troops, 18 missing: Reports

    A military source told the Lana agency, loyal to the recognised government, that five soldiers were killed and 18 other soldiers are missing in an attack carried out by the Libyan branch of the Islamic State group on Friday.

  • White House
    Aug 01, 2015 09:42 IST

    Circumstances of Mullah Omar's death uncertain: White House

    The White House said that Mullah Omar's death represents a chance for yet more progress on the path to a stable and secure Afghanistan. The Afghan Taliban leader, fighting to topple the afghan government, died more than two years ago, as per Afghanistan.