- Feb 28, 2015 09:02 IST
Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of president Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government.
- Feb 28, 2015 09:12 IST
Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police as he tried to sneak out of a house wearing a baseball cap and a scarf to hide his identity.
- Feb 28, 2015 08:02 IST
A three-year-old Texas boy died after accidentally shooting himself in the head at home on Friday, US media said.
- Feb 28, 2015 08:43 IST
Apparently Google bloggers like to post porn. A lot. Just three days after saying sexually explicit material would be banned from public Blogger forum sites, Google is backing down. Faced with "a ton of feedback," Google said Friday that it instead will "step up enforcement" against commercial and illegal porn.
- Feb 28, 2015 08:52 IST
Prime Minister David Cameron has defended Britain's security services after Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" was unmasked as London graduate Mohammed Emwazi, a man previously monitored by spy agency MI5.
- Feb 27, 2015 17:38 IST
Hundreds of protesters rallied in Dhaka on Friday to denounce the murder of a prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin hacked to death with machetes after he allegedly received threats from Islamists.
- Feb 28, 2015 00:12 IST
As a photo of ‘Jihadi John’ – now identified as Londoner Mohammad Emwazi – emerged of his time as an innocent football-loving 11-year-old at a west London school, Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to nab such people and ‘put them out of action’.
- Feb 27, 2015 20:41 IST
A gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth in an overnight house-to-house rampage in a small Missouri town before apparently committing suicide, authorities said on Friday.
- Feb 27, 2015 12:25 IST
Australia declared it will partner with French industrial giant Thales to develop a "world first" joint civilian-military air traffic control system that could help track MH370-type incidents. The "OneSky" system will replace Australia's current civilian system which dates from the late 1990s and was also developed by Thales, the government said.
- Feb 27, 2015 11:17 IST
A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck northwest Pakistan early Friday, injuring at least five people and causing minor damage, officials and seismologists said. The quake hit 37 kilometres (23 miles) north-northeast of the city of Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, at a depth of 28.9 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.
- Feb 27, 2015 13:51 IST
A pair of sprightly llamas jigged their way to immediate social media stardom Thursday after they led dozens of US police a merry dance on the bemused streets of Phoenix, Arizona.
- Feb 28, 2015 07:51 IST
Many domestic workers from India and other countries who come to the UK with their employers and suffer abuse will benefit from a key clause that was successfully inserted in the modern slavery bill during a vote in the House of Lords this week.
- Feb 27, 2015 14:31 IST
A baby stolen from her sleeping mother's arms shortly after birth has been found by the family through an astonishing coincidence 17 years later, South African police said Friday.
- Feb 28, 2015 07:49 IST
The family of two of three British nationals who were killed during the 2002 Gujarat riots said that Friday’s verdict acquitting the accused did not come as a surprise because the local police had allegedly failed to investigate the murder properly.
- Feb 27, 2015 23:06 IST
Actor Leonard Nimoy, who won a worldwide fan base as the pointy-eared half-human, half-Vulcan Mr Spock in the blockbuster 'Star Trek' television and film franchise, died Friday at age 83, US media reported.