• A Pakistani army soldier keeps guard in a bunker in Mingora.
    Jul 07, 2015 22:28 IST

    Afghan delegation to hold talks with Taliban in Pakistan: official

    An Afghan delegation will soon be in peace talks with the Taliban, officials said Tuesday, the latest move towards dialogue despite the militants' bloody and escalating summer offensive.

  • Greece referendum Anti Austerity voters No camp Celebration Greek Debt
    Jul 07, 2015 22:07 IST

    Greece yet to bring new debt plan before eurozone summit

    Greece did not come up with a "concrete proposal" at a meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Tuesday despite European pressure on Athens for a new debt plan.

  • Baghdad
    Jul 07, 2015 20:29 IST

    Bomb attacks on Iraqi Shiite districts kill 15 people

    Bombings targeting Shiite districts have killed 15 people in and around Baghdad, authorities have said.

  • MegaBots, Inc. published a video
    Jul 07, 2015 20:47 IST

    Real-life Transformers: US challenges Japan in mega-robot duel

    A Japanese company's four-metre-high (13 foot) Kuratas robot, weighing four tonnes, is set to clash with a US rival's MegaBot. Suidobashi Heavy Industry took up the giant challenge in a weekend video, as the Japanese firm's chief Kogoro Kurata admitted that his country's robot culture was at stake.

  • couple
    Jul 07, 2015 21:23 IST

    After bizarre accidents, Russian police launch safe selfie guide

    The Russian police on Tuesday launched a campaign which advices people on taking safer selfies after around 100 were injured and dozens died this year in gruesome accidents while striking high-risk poses.

  • nigeria, market, bomb site
    Jul 07, 2015 17:13 IST

    Nigeria: Bomb blast, firing kills 25; attack blamed on Boko Haram

    A bomb blast and subsequent firing by three gunmen at a local government building on the outskirts of Zaria in northern Nigeria killed at least 25 people and civil servants on Tuesday morning, state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, said on his Twitter feed. Militant group Boko Haram is suspected to be behind the attack.

    Jul 07, 2015 09:07 IST

    HSBC fires staff for mock Islamic State execution video

    British bank HSBC fired six staff after they performed a mock Islamic State-style execution video during a team-building day out and posted footage online, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.

  • Kabul
    Jul 07, 2015 13:45 IST

    Suicide car bomber targets Nato forces in Kabul

    A suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of Nato troops in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, causing several casualties. The powerful explosion in Shah Shahid area of Kabul was heard across the city, Afghan media reports said.

  • Kuwait mosque
    Jul 07, 2015 20:13 IST

    Three Saudi brothers arrested over links to Kuwait mosque bombing

    Three Saudi brothers have been arrested for their alleged links with the suicide bombing of a Shi'ite mosque in Kuwait last month, the Saudi and Kuwaiti authorities said on Tuesday.

  • Greece
    Jul 07, 2015 16:09 IST

    After 'No' vote, Greece faces last chance to stay in euro zone

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to present new proposals to an emergency euro zone summit on Tuesday, under pressure from European leaders to come up with credible ideas as his country's banks face potential meltdown.

  •  Barack Obama
    Jul 07, 2015 17:15 IST

    US to increase support for Syria opposition: President Obama

    US President Barack Obama pledged to increase the country's support for the moderate opposition in Syria's civil war on Monday and said the United States needed to do more at home to prevent attacks and combat Islamic State efforts to recruit followers.

  • Bull run at Pamplona
    Jul 07, 2015 16:20 IST

    Spain: Three people gored in first Pamplona bull run

    Two Americans and a Briton were gored and eight others injured on Tuesday as thousands of people ran alongside fighting bulls through the streets of Pamplona in northern Spain on the first bull run of the San Fermin festival, according to the organisers.

  • Prison
    Jul 07, 2015 17:56 IST

    Inside Saudi's Ha'er prison, the home to new wave of extremists

    As anger has grown in the kingdom over what many Saudis see as oppression of their fellow Sunnis in Iraq and Syria by Shia Muslims, an increasing number of young Saudis have sworn to help by taking up arms themselves.

  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
    Jul 07, 2015 08:51 IST

    Boston Marathon bomber files motion for new trial

    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was sentenced to death for the 2013 attack, filed a motion in federal court on Monday seeking a new trial, according to court records.

  • Jul 07, 2015 14:04 IST

    China navy commissions anti-submarine patrol aircraft

    China has developed and commissioned a fixed-wing, anti-submarine patrol aircraft similar to American P-3C Orion which will boost the Chinese navy's operational capability, a media report said on Tuesday.