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  • Islamic State's Pakistan chief Hafiz Saeed killed while planting bomb 20 hours 30 minutes ago

    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 22 hours 57 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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% 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Cabinet reshuffle likely soon, 3 Ministers of State may be elevated: sources April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to go for a second round of Cabinet reshuffle early next week before he heads for Europe and Canada tour, sources said on Saturday. Three Ministers of State are likely to be elevated as Cabinet Ministers. Ministers of State Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Rajiv...
  • Central Vigilance Commission forms panel to fast-track prosecution sanction April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: A six-member panel of experts has been formed by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to review pending cases, referred to it by CBI for sanction of prosecution against corrupt government officials. CVC tenders advice in respect of officers coming under its jurisdiction against whom the CBI has sought sanction...
  • Indian-American woman's sentencing sparks debate over laws April 2, 2015

    Washington: The stiff 30-year prison sentence for an Indian-American woman for female foeticide and child maltreatment has sparked a debate in the US on how prosecutors are using laws designed to protect expecting mothers to criminalise women for terminating a pregnancy. Purvi Patel, 33, was sentenced on Monday on the neglect...
  • Tikrit: People continue living in fear even after ISIS is gone April 2, 2015

    Tikrit which was freed from ISIS by the Iraqi Army just last week has left behind a trail of fear and destruction. The smoke hangs thick over parts of the city and palaces lay damaged more than ever. ...
  • Sent a dozen suicide bombers on their missions: ISIS member in Iraqi jail March 31, 2015

    CNN had a rare opportunity to speak with two ISIS members who are now in an Iraqi jail. One was a driver for a top ISIS leader. The other, a bomb-maker, who says he sent more than a dozen suicide bombers on their missions. ...
  • All Ministers of State meet PM Modi to give feedback on their work March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: All Ministers of State who hold independent charge met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence 7 Race Course Road on Tuesday to give feedback on work done so far and the development done by different ministries . Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah was also present at...
  • One dead, one injured as shots fired at US spy agency: reports March 30, 2015

    Washington: Guards shot one man dead and seriously wounded a second when the men tried to ram a vehicle into the entrance gate at the Fort Meade, Maryland, headquarters of the National Security Agency, on Monday, CNN reported. The network cited law enforcement sources. The local NBC News affiliate reported two damaged...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards 2015: Nominees for Best Music Director March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: There have been several discussions and heated debates about the most deserving films in 2014. The past year saw an interesting blend of films that won commercial success and critical acclaim. So while the big films got bigger, several offbeat projects also found several takers. In the second...
  • Malaysian police investigates death threats to Ravi Shankar March 30, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian police is investigating a letter purportedly sent by the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, threatening to kill Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who was in Penang over the weekend. Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed that a letter was sent to meditation and spiritual guru...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar receives threat letter from ISIS March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The Malaysian chapter of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living has received threatening letters from the Islamic State (IS) terror group, a close aide of the spiritual leader claimed on Saturday. "Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is touring some countries in the far east and he landed in...
  • ICC wary of expansion but keen on cracking US frontier March 27, 2015

    Sydney: International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson has warned of the dangers of the game "spreading itself too thin" but said officials were still keen for the sport to fully establish itself in the United States. The 2019 World Cup in England is set to feature 10 teams, four fewer...
  • IS trains hundreds of child soldiers in Syria: report March 25, 2015

    Beirut: The Islamic State group has trained more than 400 children in Syria as fighters in 2015 alone, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said on Tuesday. Calling them "Cubs of the Caliphate," the jihadist group provides intense military and religious training to children throughout its areas of control in...
  • Islamic State recruits 400 children since Janurary: Syria monitor March 24, 2015

    Beirut: Islamic State has recruited at least 400 children in Syria in the past three months and given these so-called "Cubs of the Caliphate" military training and hardline indoctrination, a monitoring group said on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the children, all aged under 18, were recruited near...
  • Barack Obama to host Iraq PM on April 14, discuss ISIL campaign: White House March 23, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will host Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi next month and discuss political and security issues, including the campaign against militant group ISIL in the violence-torn country. Obama and Abadi's meeting would take place on April 14, the White House said. "The Prime Minister's visit underscores the...