World

  • A portrait of Malala Yousafzai
    Jul 07, 2015 23:30 IST

    Turning 18, Malala says she'll remain 'voice of children'

    Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, urged an extra $39 billion a year for education worldwide on Tuesday and said she wants to remain the "voice of children" even after she turns 18 next week.

  • LGBT, gay
    Jul 07, 2015 22:40 IST

    Posters threatening gays with death seen in Turkish capital Ankara

    A Turkish Islamist group has pinned posters to walls and posts in the Turkish capital Ankara threatening gays with death. There are growing concerns over the intolerance against homosexuals in the country.

  • Occupy Wall Street
    Jul 07, 2015 22:33 IST

    Indian-American man assaulted in New Jersey

    A 57-year-old Indian American man, last Wednesday, became the latest victim of an assailant who, the police said, has targeted men from the same community in New Jersey state.

  • Afghan Taliban
    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.

  • Greek PM Alexis Tsipras Brussels summit Greece crisis
    Jul 07, 2015 22:07 IST

    Greece arrives without debt plan, eurozone ministers 'angry'

    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.

  • ISIS HSBC
    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.