World

  • Israel detains ship
    Jun 30, 2015 08:52 IST

    Israeli navy detains Gaza-bound vessel

    Israel's navy intercepted a Swedish vessel attempting to breach a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip early on Monday and brought it to an Israeli port. It said the foreign activists would be questioned before they are sent back to their home countries.

  • hisham barakat, egypt, public prosecutor, guards
    Jun 30, 2015 09:31 IST

    Egypt cancels June 30 celebrations, mourns prosecutor's killing

    Egypt has cancelled celebrations marking the second anniversary of the June 30 revolution which ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, as the country mourns the killing of prosecutor general Hisham Barakat.

  • Sexual harassment at workplace
    Jun 30, 2015 09:49 IST

    Jury awards $18 million to Swedish woman in sexual harassment case

    A US Federal Court on Monday awarded $18 million to a young Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street executive boss over allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking.

  • Tohoku Shinkansen bullet train
    Jun 30, 2015 09:33 IST

    Two feared dead in Japan bullet train suicide blaze

    Two people were feared dead on Tuesday after a suicide attempt on board a moving shinkansen bullet train in Japan.

  • SpaceX
    Jun 30, 2015 09:51 IST

    SpaceX rocket explosion whodunnit: It's time to solve the mystery

    A rocket's dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it's time for "Rocket Science CSI". In this whodunnit, there are clues pointing to pressure problems in the second stage's liquid oxygen tank, SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted within hours. But that may be a red herring, and a former NASA shuttle chief warns against jumping to conclusions.

  • Trump president
    Jun 30, 2015 03:08 IST

    NBC fires White House hopeful Donald Trump for insulting Mexicans

    NBC cut ties with real estate developer and TV personality Donald Trump and the "Miss USA" and "Miss Universe" pageants on Monday for making comments insulting Mexicans when he began his run for president earlier this month.

  • Yemen car bomb
    Jun 30, 2015 08:13 IST

    28 dead in IS attack on Shiites in Yemen

    At least 28 people, including eight women, were killed in an attack against the residence of two leaders of the Shiite Huthi rebels in Sanaa on Monday night, a Yemeni medical source said.

  • Wikileaks has published more than 60000 leaked cables from Saudi Arabia.
    Jun 30, 2015 02:39 IST

    NSA spied on France's highest financial officials: Wikileaks

    In what is sure to cause further embarassment for the Obama administration, WikiLeaks released documents on Monday that it says prove that the US National Security Agency (NSA) eavesdropped on France's top financial officials and high-stakes French export bids for over a decade in what the group has labelled targeted economic espionage.

  • Greece protest
    Jun 30, 2015 01:39 IST

    Greece crisis: Thousands of anti-bailout demonstrators protest

    Some 17,000 people took to the streets of Athens and Thessaloniki on Monday to say 'No' in an upcoming referendum on the latest bailout proposals, accusing Greece's international creditors of blackmail.

  • Crime
    Jun 30, 2015 06:12 IST

    9/11 airline operations manager charged in sex sting

    An American Airlines operations manager who was among the few people to learn of the first 9/11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center has been arrested near Pittsburgh in an online child-sex sting.

  • Islamic State
    Jun 30, 2015 02:08 IST

    US charges fifth man in alleged NY-NJ Islamic State plot

    A New Jersey man was arrested on Monday on charges of conspiring to provide support to the militant group Islamic State, the fifth man to be arrested in recent weeks as part of a broader probe in the New York City region.

  • Hisham Barakat, Egypt, public prosecutor
    Jun 30, 2015 01:33 IST

    Egypt's top public prosecutor killed in car bomb attack

    Judges and other senior officials have increasingly been targeted by radical Islamists opposed to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and angered by hefty prison sentences imposed on members of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Crime
    Jun 30, 2015 06:47 IST

    Swedish woman gets $18 million after Wall Street boss' harassment

    A young Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street executive boss over lurid allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking was awarded $18 million by a federal jury Monday.

  • Palestinians
    Jun 30, 2015 06:24 IST

    Four Israelis wounded after shooting in Palestinian West Bank

    A gunman opened fire at a group of Israelis near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the Israeli military said, in a suspected Palestinian drive-by attack.

  • Chad twin blasts in N'Djamena
    Jun 30, 2015 02:24 IST

    Boko Haram jihadists blow themselves up during Chad raid, 11 dead

    Suspected Boko Haram jihadists blew themselves up during a police raid in Chad's capital early on Monday, killing five officers and six militants, police and government officials said.