• Militants on the march
    Aug 02, 2015 21:21 IST

    Russian forces kill 8 suspected Islamic State members

    Russian Anti-Terrorist Committee said on Sunday that the militants killed in combat in the province of Ingushetia west of Chechnya were involved in a series of attacks on police. It added that they had recently swore an oath of allegiance to IS.

  • Jalaluddin Haqqani,
    Aug 02, 2015 18:30 IST

    Haqqani network founder backs new Taliban leader in statement

    Jalaluddin Haqqani-led militant group in Afghanistan, the Haqqani network, posted a statement on Sunday backing the appointment of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour whose legitimacy has been challenged internally.

  • AFP, La Reunion, MH370 debris 
    Aug 02, 2015 15:53 IST

    MH370 search: New 'metallic debris' found on La Reunion island

    Several pieces of "metallic debris" have been discovered on La Reunion island, the same island where a Boieng 777 wing part believed to belong to missing Malaysia Airways flight MH370 washed up last week, a source close to the ongoing investigation said on Sunday.

  • Wall Street, Stocks, Federal Reserve
    Aug 02, 2015 18:02 IST

    All eyes on Greek banks as Athens stock exchange reopens tomorrow

    Attention will be focused on Greece's embattled banks on Monday when the Athens stock exchange reopens after a six-week shutdown imposed while the country was negotiating with the European Union, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other creditors regarding the bail-out talks on its debt crisis.

  • A butterfly collecting nectar
    Aug 02, 2015 17:37 IST

    Butterflies, ants battle it out to become UK's favourite insect

    Will it be the small tortoiseshell butterfly or the black garden ant that bags the title of UK's favourite insect? An online poll will decide! The poll has been launched to find the answer by the Royal Society of Biology.

  • Russia chopper crash
    Aug 02, 2015 20:32 IST

    In pics: Russian chopper goes down in flames during airshow

    Dramatic pictures and a video have emerged of the moment when a Russian military helicopter crashed during an aerobatic display at the Dubrovichi firing range in Ryazan region, about 170 kilometers (105 miles) southeast of Moscow.

  • Paramilitary
    Aug 02, 2015 20:23 IST

    Pak security forces claim killing a major al Qaeda commander

    Pakistani security forces have killed a senior al Qaeda commander in an overnight raid at his hideout in Baluchistan, a provincial minister said on Sunday. The security forces also detained his wife and took the couple's two young daughters into custody during the raid in the Chaghi district.

  • Turkey clashes Kurds Air strikes
    Aug 02, 2015 12:40 IST

    Two soldiers dead, 24 injured in Kurdish suicide attack in Turkey

    Kurdish rebels on Sunday drove an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle into a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding a further 24 according to the authorities, in the latest escalation of violence between government forces and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.

  • Mars
    Aug 02, 2015 19:44 IST

    NASA monitoring Mars orbit to avoid traffic jams and collisions

    With two more Mars orbiters sent into space last year, including India's MOM probe, traffic has picked up around the red planet — so much so that NASA has bolstered its traffic monitoring process to avoid spacecraft collisions.

  • Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood
    Aug 02, 2015 12:22 IST

    Egyptian court jails 300 Muslim Brotherhood loyalists

    An Egyptian court sentenced 300 loyalists of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood group of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for three to 10 years in prison over violence charges.

  • Ahmad al-Basheer, The Basheer Show, Iraq comedy, IS
    Aug 02, 2015 10:20 IST

    Laughing at IS: Iraq's Jon Stewart combats jihadists with satire

    Defying death threats, an Iraqi television comedian, Ahmad al-Basheer, is taking on the Islamic State group with biting satirical sketches like the one above, with his sharp, incisive humour aimed at dispelling the aura of fear that surrounds the militant group.

  • Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe, Lion Poaching
    Aug 02, 2015 07:58 IST

    Conflicting reports over killing of Cecil the lion's 'brother'

    Uncertainty surrounds the fate of another lion linked to Cecil, the beloved Zimbabwean lion slain by an American dentist whose killing caused a global outcry, after a conservation group reported that his "brother" Jericho had also been killed Saturday.

  • Myanmar floods
    Aug 02, 2015 08:40 IST

    Severe flooding hampers rescue efforts in Myanmar, at least 27 dead

    Severe flooding across Myanmar hampered rescue efforts on Saturday as thousands sheltered at monasteries after rising waters triggered by torrential rains killed at least 27 people, officials said.

  • Blackbushe
    Aug 01, 2015 21:49 IST

    'Osama's sister, her husband and mother killed in UK jet crash'

    A sister of former al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed along with her husband and mother when a private plane crashed in southern England on Friday, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Saturday.

  • Space Peanut
    Aug 02, 2015 12:04 IST

    Nasa captures images of 'space peanut' asteroid

    Nasa scientists have captured a peanut-shaped asteroid that approached close to Earth last weekend. The next time an asteroid will approach Earth this close will be in 2054.