• US blogger
    Feb 27, 2015 17:38 IST

    Bangladesh: Activists stage protest after US blogger 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bangladesh
    Feb 27, 2015 12:46 IST

    Unidentified attackers hack US blogger to death in Dhaka

    A prominent US blogger, known for his writing against religious fundamentalism, has been hacked to death by unidentified attackers in Bangladesh's capital, police said Friday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Raheel Sharif
    Feb 26, 2015 23:43 IST

    Pak army chief warns India ahead of Jaishankar’s visit

    Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Thursday warned his force would give a “befitting response” to alleged Indian violations of the tr, says wuce along the Line of Control, less than a week before the Indian Foreign Secretary’s visit to Islamabad.

  • James Foley
    Feb 26, 2015 17:39 IST

    Jihadi John, man in Islamic State videos, identified as Londoner

    The 'Jihadi John' killer who has featured in several Islamic State beheading videos is Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton from a middle class family who grew up in London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming, the Washington Post newspaper said.

  • Maria Golovnina
    Feb 26, 2015 20:41 IST

    Reuters Pakistan bureau chief had three marks on neck: autopsy

    Reuters' Pakistan bureau chief Maria Golovnina, who was found dead on Monday in Islamabad, had three marks on her neck and had died due to blockage in her respiratory tract, initial autopsy report said today.

  • I strongly condemn violence against any religion: PM Modi
    Feb 26, 2015 20:45 IST

    Indian teacher in Doha forced to quit over Modi caricature

    A woman teacher at a prominent Indian school in Doha was forced to resign after she posted a derogatory caricature of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on her Facebook account, a media report said on Thursday.

  • Lima
    Feb 26, 2015 21:05 IST

    Journalist to face court for illegally flying drone in Paris

    An Al-Jazeera journalist will face court for illegally flying a drone in Paris, amid a spate of drone flyovers that have confounded French authorities amid heightened security concerns.