• US blogger
    Feb 27, 2015 17:38 IST

    Protests erupt in Bangladesh after blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death

    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.

  • Jihadi John
    Feb 28, 2015 00:12 IST

    Catch ‘Jihadi John’ alive, says widow of British victim

    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’.

  • Leonard Nimoy played the character of Spock in the Star Trek series.
    Feb 27, 2015 23:06 IST

    Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's legendary Spock, dies at 83

    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.

  • anti-terror squad
    Feb 27, 2015 20:41 IST

    8 shot to death, including gunman, in US shooting spree

    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.

  • Air traffic Controller
    Feb 27, 2015 12:25 IST

    Australia, Thales deal on 'world first' air traffic control

    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.

  • Pakistan quake
    Feb 27, 2015 11:17 IST

    5.4-magnitude earthquake hits northwest Pakistan

    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.

  • Llamas on the run
    Feb 27, 2015 13:51 IST

    Llamas go running in US, Twitter explodes

    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.

  • Franschhoek
    Feb 27, 2015 14:31 IST

    Stolen baby found in South Africa after 17 years

    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.

  • Mohammed Salem
    Feb 27, 2015 09:39 IST

    US-led strikes on IS after group seizes 220 Christians

    The US-led coalition carried out air strikes Thursday against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, where the jihadists have launched a new offensive and kidnapped 220 Assyrian Christians.

  • Jihadi John
    Feb 27, 2015 19:47 IST

    British PM Cameron vows to hunt down IS killer 'Jihadi John'

    British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to use all means at his disposal to hunt down militants such as "Jihadi John" after the killer was unmasked as a Kuwaiti-born computer programming graduate from London.

  • Jihadi John
    Feb 28, 2015 00:31 IST

    'Jihadi John': A quiet football fan who developed thirst for war

    Mohammed Emwazi, named by British and US media as the Islamic State executioner known as "Jihadi John", has been described as a quiet but intense young man who gradually developed a taste for war.

  • Bangladesh
    Feb 27, 2015 12:46 IST

    US blogger murdered in Bangladesh 'for stand against fundamentalism'

    Unidentified attackers have hacked to death a prominent blogger, who was known for his writing against religious fundamentalism, in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, amid outcry that similar attacks in the past have not been thoroughly investigated and perpetrators remained unpunished.

  • Fidel Castro
    Feb 27, 2015 10:07 IST

    Burying animosity: Key hurdles in US-Cuba talks

    US and Cuban officials have a laundry list of demands for their second round of diplomatic talks in Washington on Friday, aimed at burying a half-century of Cold War animosity. Seeing the US and Cuban flags raised at embassies in their respective capitals would be a potent symbol of their bid to put their Cold War rivalry to rest.

  • An eagle owl
    Feb 27, 2015 09:27 IST

    Ooowl, that hurt! Rogue bird sows terror in Dutch city

    The northern Dutch town of Purmerend has advised residents to arm themselves with an umbrella when going out at night after a mysterious spate of bloody rogue owl attacks.

  • Cleveland police
    Feb 27, 2015 08:18 IST

    Gunman kills 3, found dead in South Korean city: police

    A gunman shot and killed three people Friday before he was found dead at a home in a city near the capital Seoul in the second such incident in two days, police officials said.