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  • Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, claims Radio Iran 7 hours 28 minutes ago

    One of the most wanted and dreaded terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who heads the brutal Islamic State, is reportedly dead, according to Radio Iran. All India Radio tweeted on Monday that Baghdadi was dead quoting Radio Iran. Al-Baghdadi had suffered serious injuries in March during an attack by the US-led coalition....
  • USGS says predicting earthquakes impossible, scientists have no way of knowing when the next one will strike Yesterday

    New Delhi: The devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake and a series of aftershocks that have rocked Nepal along with parts of North and East India have led to panic among the general public. To add to their woes several rumours are doing the rounds claiming massive quakes will hit India soon. But...
  • US sending disaster team, initial $1 million to Nepal: John Kerry Yesterday

    Washington: The United States will send disaster response and rescue teams to Nepal and has authorized an initial $1 million in aid after a major earthquake killed thousands in the mountainous Asian nation, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday. "We are working closely with the government of Nepal...
  • Statue of Liberty evacuated over suspicious package 2 days ago

    New York: The Statue of Liberty, one of the most visited monuments in the United States, and the island it sits on were evacuated because of a suspicious package, police said. Several photographs posted on Twitter showed a long line of tourists waiting to board a return ferry to Manhattan....
  • IS sees itself as a government operating under its own set of law 5 days ago

    The terror outfit IS has many goals, but must also attend to small details of everyday life in the territory it controls. Let's have a look at how ISIS functions. ...
  • ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi injured in air strike 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been seriously injured in an air strike in Iraq, according to a report in The Guardian. The report revealed that Baghdadi suffered serious injuries in March during an attack by by the US-led coalition. The leader suffered near-fatal injuries initially and...
  • US: Temple vandalised with blasphemous graffiti in Texas 1 week ago

    Washington: A temple in the US has been vandalised with nasty images spray-painted on its walls, the latest such incident in the country. The number 666 and an upside down cross was spray-painted on the door of the temple in Old Lake Highlands, north Texas. Krishna Singh, who is on the temple's...
  • Video shows Islamic State militants killing Ethiopian Christians in Libya 1 week ago

    Cairo: Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq. The release of the 29-minute...
  • Fed Cup Round-up: Williams overcomes Errani; Petkovic cuts Russia's lead April 19, 2015

    Top-ranked Serena Williams had to fight back from a set down and figure out how to deal with strong winds before overcoming Italy's Sara Errani 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 in a Fed Cup playoff Sunday, giving the United States a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series. While Williams held a massive...
  • Iran, Afghanistan announce security cooperation against Islamic State April 19, 2015

    Tehran: Afghanistan and Iran on Sunday announced plans for enhanced security cooperation to combat threats from the Islamic State group, including possible joint military operations. Standing alongside visiting Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the tumult hitting the region meant intelligence must be shared. His comments came after IS,...
  • Former Washington state governor ejects man from car April 19, 2015

    Former Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire used fast thinking and driving to stop a stranger from climbing into her car in a store parking lot, Olympia police said on Thursday. Gregoire, who was governor from 2005 to 2013, packed her purchases into the car's trunk in a Lowe's home improvement lot,...
  • Arjun Kapoor grows nostalgic as '2 States' completes a year April 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Time flies, and actor Arjun Kapoor agrees. It's been a year since his film '2 States' hit the screens, and he's glad the audience still loves it. "Time flies...1 year of 2 states n still the film continues to grow...thank u for the love n reminding me of the memories...
  • Islamic State terror manual found online April 18, 2015

    London: An Islamic State (IS) manual for preparing, funding and carrying out terror attacks in the West is being shared on jihadist forums on the internet, asking extremists to raise funds through online scams and fraud. The 70-page guide aims to create sleeper cells of one or two people and advises...
  • Australia foils alleged terror attack for Gallipoli centenary: Police April 18, 2015

    Sydney: Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week at an event to mark the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli during World War One, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. More than 200 police were involved in a series of raids in...
  • Islamic State's Pakistan chief Hafiz Saeed killed while planting bomb April 17, 2015

    Peshawar: Islamic State's Pakistan chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was killed when a roadside bomb he was planting went off in the country's restive northwest tribal region, according to a media report. Saeed along with two of his accomplices were killed on Thursday when the bomb they were planting exploded in Toor...
  • Australian model killed in Iraq fighting for IS April 17, 2015

    In a shocking trend worldover, young men and women are leaving their homes to join terror group Islamic State. An Australian model has been killed in Iraq fighting for IS. His parents said that he left home in 2014 telling them that he was going camping while he traveled to...
  • US Secret Service in a tizzy after gyrocopter lands in Capitol lawn April 16, 2015

    The small, single-seat aircraft, a gyrocopter, sent US Capitol Police scrambling on Wednesday afternoon when a pilot navigated the restricted airspace surrounding the complex, and landed on the grassy area of the west lawn. The Tampa Bay Times said the pilot, Doug Hughes, a Florida postal worker, told the paper...
  • Small helicopter lands on US Capitol grounds, pilot arrested April 16, 2015

    Washington: A Florida man was arrested after he landed his small helicopter on the west lawn of the US Capitol on Wednesday, police said, violating restricted airspace and causing a security scare. Doug Hughes, 61, a US Postal Service mail carrier from Ruskin, Florida, has been jailed and is facing undisclosed...
  • Barack Obama to remove Cuba from state sponsor of terror list April 15, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced on Tuesday, a key step in his bid to normalise relations between the two countries. The terror designation has been a stain on Cuba's pride and a major stumbling block for...
  • '2 States', 'Haider' lead IIFA nominations April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Leaving behind the likes of Kangana Ranaut's 'Queen' and Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK', Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor's romantic comedy '2 States' is leading the nominations for the 16th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards in categories like Best Picture, Best Director and Best Story. Coming close...
  • India tops in remittances, receives $70 billion, says World Bank April 14, 2015

    Washington: The World Bank has said India continues to be the leading nation in remittances pulling in $70 billion from its global migrant workforce in 2014. World Bank's study of remittance, the money workers and professionals working in foreign lands send back to their native countries, attributed this mainly to...
  • IS releases 200 Yazidis after 8 months in captivity April 14, 2015

    The Islamic State released over 200 Yazidis after 8 months in captivity. The people recount the horror that they suffered under the terror group. They fear not just for themselves, but for their loved ones who are still captive with IS. "They forced us at gunpoint into big trailer trucks....
  • Hillary Clinton kicks off 2016 campaign online, heads next to Iowa April 13, 2015

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics on Sunday, making a much-awaited announcement she will again seek the White House with a promise to serve as the "champion" of everyday Americans. Clinton opened her bid for the 2016 Democratic nomination by positioning herself as the heir to the diverse...
  • SBI cuts home loan interest rate by up to 0.25% April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Matching its competitor HDFC Ltd, State Bank of India on Sunday announced a cut in home loan rate by up to 0.25 per cent, providing relief to new borrowers. The cut in interest rate on home loans, with effect from Monday, is higher than the reduction of 0.15...
  • Obama, Castro shake hands as US, Cuba seek better ties April 11, 2015

    Panama City: US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shook hands on Friday at a summit in Panama, a symbolically charged gesture as the pair seek to restore ties between the Cold War foes. A photograph showed Obama and Castro, both wearing dark suits, chatting in a small group...
  • Delhi: AAP gets court notice for misusing state emblem April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the AAP and its legislator Rituraj Govind on a plea seeking action against them for allegedly distributing to volunteers ID cards bearing the state emblem. Justice Rajiv Shakdher also restrained the Aam Aadmi Party and the legislator from further distributing...
  • Spinner from naxal-hit area makes it big in BCCI tournament April 7, 2015

    Jamshedpur: He hails from naxal-affected and basic sport infrastructure-lacked Torpa in Khunti district, but right-arm off-spinner Vinayak Vikram proved his talent in his debut under-19 BCCI-sponsored domestic cricket tournament. Vinayak, who comes from a humble farmer's family, impressed the selectors bagging 24 wickets in five matches in the Under-19 tournament this...
  • Bizarre decision sees USACA T20 Trophy change hands after 40 minutes April 7, 2015

    Cricket is known as the gentleman's game but incidents like these suggest controversies are increasingly becoming an integral part of the game. Any championship would be boring without a few controversies to spice up the action and it looks like even in the United States of America, where the game is...
  • Malaysia passes tough law to deal with 'extraordinary' threats by terror entities April 7, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's parliament today passed a tough anti-terrorism bill to deal with "extraordinary" threats posed by terror entities such as the Islamic State (IS), a move denounced by opponents as a harsh blow for civil rights. After 15 hours of heated debate, the Parliament passed the 'Prevention of Terrorism Bill'...
  • Don't ignore killing of Christians: Pope to world April 7, 2015

    Vatican City: Pope Francis on Monday again pressed the international community to do something about the killing of Christians in several parts of the world and not "look the other way." He has been increasingly vocal about the fate of Christians being targeted by Islamic extremists in parts of the Middle...