• Kabul
    Jul 07, 2015 13:45 IST

    Suicide car bomber targets Nato forces in Kabul

    A suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of Nato troops in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, causing several casualties. The powerful explosion in Shah Shahid area of Kabul was heard across the city, Afghan media reports said.

  • Jul 07, 2015 14:04 IST

    China navy commissions anti-submarine patrol aircraft

    China has developed and commissioned a fixed-wing, anti-submarine patrol aircraft similar to American P-3C Orion which will boost the Chinese navy's operational capability, a media report said on Tuesday.

  • South Korea, gay couple
    Jul 07, 2015 13:08 IST

    S Korea gay couple sues officials to get marriage recognised

    After the landmark US Supreme Court ruling, a prominent South Korean gay rights campaigner and movie director is suing officials for refusing to recognise his 2013 same-sex marriage.

    Jul 07, 2015 09:07 IST

    HSBC fires staff for mock Islamic State execution video

    British bank HSBC fired six staff after they performed a mock Islamic State-style execution video during a team-building day out and posted footage online, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.

  • Asif Patel, Karachi
    Jul 07, 2015 13:34 IST

    A life less ordinary: Pakistan blind mechanic's tale of success

    Now a renowned mechanic with his own workshop in Pakistan's Karachi, Asif Patel's story is a rare tale of success in a country which offers few opportunities for the blind.

  • Morocco, Women's rights, Protests
    Jul 07, 2015 13:37 IST

    Hundreds of Moroccan lawyers back women tried for 'indecent' dresses

    Hundreds of lawyers have registered to defend two women who went on trial in Morocco on Monday after they were accused of "gross indeceny" for wearing dresses considered too provocative by the authorities, an activist said

  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
    Jul 07, 2015 08:51 IST

    Boston Marathon bomber files motion for new trial

    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was sentenced to death for the 2013 attack, filed a motion in federal court on Monday seeking a new trial, according to court records.

  • French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.
    Jul 07, 2015 11:59 IST

    We can't take the risk of Greece leaving: French PM

    The Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras is expected to announce a new set of proposals at an emergency meeting of the Eurozone that, it is hoped, will tackle the escalating Greek debt crisis.

  • Russian _ air show
    Jul 07, 2015 08:58 IST

    Russian bomber crashes in Pacific region, pilots killed

    A Russian military aircraft crashed Monday while taking off on a training flight and both pilots were killed, the defence ministry said. It was the fifth accident involving a Russian military aircraft in the past month and the first with fatalities.

  • 7/7 bombings, London
    Jul 07, 2015 12:05 IST

    7/7 bombings: Britain remembers victims on 10th anniversary

    On Tuesday, Britain will commemorate the 10th anniversary of attacks targeting London public transport which killed 56 people, the first suicide bombings by Islamist militants in western Europe.

  • Modi, Nawaz Sharif
    Jul 07, 2015 09:59 IST

    'SCO might go the Saarc way after India and Pakistan join'

    As India and Pakistan prepare to join the China and Russia-led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in an upcoming summit in Russia, there is concern in Beijing that if the two countries end up squabbling on bilateral issues, the efficiency of the multilateral platform could suffer.

  • Rape
    Jul 07, 2015 10:00 IST

    Indian attacked in apparent hate crime in New Jersey

    Rohit Patel, 57, sustained serious injuries including broken teeth, stitches on his mouth and forehead after he was knocked down and beaten over the head by Nyle Kilgore in North Brunswick last week.

  • Angela Merkel Francois Hollande Greece crisis
    Jul 07, 2015 01:05 IST

    Make serious proposals or face exit: Germany, France tell Greece

    A day after the Greek referendum rejecting bailout offers, the German government signalled a tough line towards Greece on Monday saying it was up to Athens to move swiftly if it wanted to preserve its place in the euro zone.

  • Man child photographed with IS flag
    Jul 06, 2015 21:54 IST

    Man, girl spotted parading outside UK parliament with IS flag

    A man was seen parading past Britain's Parliament draped in an Islamic State flag with a young girl on his shoulders waving the flag's smaller version, prompting the Scotland Yard to launch a probe after it was criticised for inaction.

  • Iran, Nuclear Deal, Enriched Uranium
    Jul 07, 2015 01:36 IST

    Iran demands end to UN missile sanctions

    A dispute over UN sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile programme and a broader arms embargo were among issues holding up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers on Monday, the day before their latest self-imposed deadline.