• Burnout
    Jul 31, 2015 20:24 IST

    Rift appears in Afghan Taliban ranks after Mullah Omar's death

    The initial signs of the fractures within the Afghan Taliban group surfaced on Friday as the son of Mullah Mohammad Omar rejected the choice of his successor, just hours after the group issued a statement praising their new leader as one of the late chief's most "trusted" associates.

  • surgery
    Jul 31, 2015 20:32 IST

    Fukushima disaster: 3 ex-executives to face criminal charges

    A Japanese judicial committee, in its July 17 decision, alleged that the three former executives neglected to take sufficient measures even though they were fully aware of the risk of a major tsunami at the Fukushima nuclear plant at least two years before the accident.

  • Wikileaks
    Jul 31, 2015 19:05 IST

    US spied on Japanese govt, top banker, Mitsubushi: WikiLeaks

    United States' National Security Agency (NSA) spied on Japanese politicians, its top central banker and major firms including conglomerate Mitsubishi, according to documents released by WikiLeaks on Friday, in the latest revelation about Washington's snooping on allies.

  • Mr X: Hollow man
    Jul 31, 2015 17:16 IST

    Over 100 militants killed in anti-Boko Haram operation: Army

    At least 100 jihadist fighters have been killed in an operation against Boko Haram Islamists holed up on the islands of Lake Chad, the Chadian army said in a statement on Friday.

  • Jalaluddin Haqqani,
    Jul 31, 2015 21:27 IST

    Jalaluddin Haqqani, chief of Haqqani network, dead: Report

    Jalaluddin Haqqani, head of the dreaded Haqqani network behind some of the deadliest attacks against Indian interests in Afghanistan, has died over a year ago, militant sources said on Friday, two days after the news of Taliban chief Mullah Omar's death in Pakistan surfaced.

  • PEB office
    Jul 31, 2015 19:13 IST

    'Moving closer' to solving MH370 mystery: Malaysian govt

    Malaysia's deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi on Friday said that investigators are "moving close to solving the mystery of MH370," adding that a piece of wreckage found in the Indian Ocean has been confirmed as coming from a Boeing 777.

  • nigeria, market, bomb site
    Jul 31, 2015 19:03 IST

    Suicide bomber kills six, injures 11 in Nigeria market: NEMA

    A suicide bomber struck a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Friday, killing six people, the national Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

  • Mullah Omar taliban pakistan
    Jul 31, 2015 19:30 IST

    Hafiz Saeed offers funeral prayer for Taliban leader Mullah Omar

    Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed led a "funeral" prayer for Taliban's longtime supremo Mullah Omar at Lahore after the terror outfit confirmed his death.

  • Prabha Arun Kumar
    Jul 31, 2015 12:34 IST

    Sydney cops release new CCTV images of Indian woman's murder

    The Sydney police hope to find the killer of a 41-year-old Indian woman who was brutally stabbed to death in Sydney, on March 7 this year while she was talking to her husband over phone.

  • Burnout
    Jul 31, 2015 14:39 IST

    Hopes for Afghan peace talks rise as Taliban names new chief

    Mullah Akhtar Mansour, a longtime trusted deputy of Omar, takes charge as the movement faces growing internal divisions and is threatened by the rise of the Islamic State group, the Middle East jihadist outfit that is making inroads in Afghanistan.

  • Islamic State in Ramadi
    Jul 31, 2015 15:56 IST

    Gunmen kill 1, wound 13 campaigning for Sri Lankan candidate

    Unidentified gunmen opened fire at an election campaign rally in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Friday, killing a woman and wounding at least 12 people, police said.

  • Israel
    Jul 31, 2015 12:51 IST

    Palestinian baby dies in arson; Israeli PM calls it terrorism

    Jewish extremists have for years attacked Palestinian property, as well as mosques, churches and even Israeli military bases in opposition to what they see as the Israeli government's favorable policies toward the Palestinians.

  • Wikileaks
    Jul 31, 2015 15:34 IST

    United States spied on Japan government: WikiLeaks

    The documents released by WikiLeaks on Friday reveal that US spied on Japanese politicians, its top central banker and major firms including conglomerate Mitsubishi. The intercepts exposing US National Security Agency espionage follow other documents that showed spying on allies including Germany and France, straining relations with them.

  • China elevator
    Jul 31, 2015 13:32 IST

    How Chinese are riding escalators after tragic accident

    People in China are spooked about using escalators after a young mother was crushed to death last week as she fell through a panel of flooring at the top of one installed a mall in Hubei province.

  • Big B
    Jul 31, 2015 10:03 IST

    Increasingly confident that wreckage is from MH370: Australia

    An Australian official leading the search for missing flight MH370 on Friday said that authorities are "increasingly confident" that wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island is from the ill-fated jet.