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  • Islamic State threatens to behead Barack Obama, transform America into a Muslim province 7 hours 42 minutes ago

    In yet another video portraying its ugly propaganda, the ISIS has threatened to behead US President Barack Obama at the White House, claim media reports. The video features a jihadist standing above a captured Kurdish soldier and threatening to transform the United States of America into a "Muslim Province." "This is...
  • Japanese captive's mother begs for life of son held by Islamic State 23 hours 11 minutes ago

    Tokyo: The mother of Islamic State captive Kenji Goto appealed for his life on Wednesday after a new video appeared to show the Japanese journalist saying he had 24 hours to live unless Jordan released a would-be suicide bomber. The voice on the video added that another hostage, Jordanian pilot Muath...
  • Lance Armstrong made 'a scapegoat' by USADA: Pat McQuaid Yesterday

    Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong was the victim of "a witch hunt" and made a scapegoat by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), says former International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid. A cancer survivor and once a hero to millions, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and...
  • Purported Islamic State message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages Yesterday

    Beirut: An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned on Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live." The message again demanded the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman sentenced to death in Jordan for involvement in...
  • Centre asks states to form MNREGA labour groups Yesterday

    New Delhi: The central government on Tuesday asked the states to form labour groups of MNREGA workers at the village level to improve the quality of works to be undertaken under the programme. An advisory in this regard has been issued to the states, a Rural Development Ministry official said. He...
  • If it were 1995, I would cheat again: Lance Armstrong 2 days ago

    London: Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has said he should be forgiven after suffering a lot of public humiliation for doping and lying, but defended his conduct, insisting he would do it again. Armstrong was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life by...
  • Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 Islamic State hostages 3 days ago

    Tokyo: From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked on Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed. With attention focused on efforts to save the other hostage, some also criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive for...
  • Japan says web clip claiming death of Islamic State hostage 'outrageous' 4 days ago

    Tokyo: Japan early on Sunday strongly criticised a recording purporting to announce the execution of a Japanese citizen held by Islamic State militants and demanded the immediate release of another captive depicted as appearing on the image. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, in a brief televised statement, said the recording appeared...
  • US woman who tried to help terrorists sentenced to 4 years in prison 5 days ago

    Denver: A 19-year-old woman who tried to go to Syria to help Islamic State terrorists has been sentenced to four years in prison. Shannon Conley learned her punishment in Denver federal court on Friday as her parents watched. She wore a black and tan headscarf with her jail uniform. Conley pleaded guilty to...
  • Islamic terrorists celebrate Saudi King's death online 5 days ago

    Beirut: Islamic terrorists and their supporters celebrated the death of Saudi King Abdullah on social media on Friday, many of them describing him as a "servant" of the Americans who conspired with the West to kill Muslims. Abdullah, who died at the age of 90, began battling al-Qaeda terrorists around a...
  • Indian agencies write to Twitter; want Islamic State tweet location 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian agencies have written to Twitter seeking the location from where threatening tweets were issued by alleged Islamic State (IS) terrorists, calling for a car bomb attack on US President Barack Obama during his India visit. The security agencies looking into the attacks have...
  • Unique time for relations with India, Obama's visit likely to produce positive results: US 6 days ago

    Washington: Underlining that it is a "unique" time for Indo-US ties, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday said President Barack Obama's India visit is likely to produce "tangible and positive" results. "I think the President's trip leaving this weekend, may well produce some very tangible and positive results of an effort...
  • Modi's invitation to attend India's Republic Day parade took Obama by surprise 1 week ago

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to President Barack Obama to be the first American leader to be the chief guest at India's Republic day took him by "some surprise" but he felt "personally honoured" to accept. Given the "complicated history" between the two countries, "I think it took us by...
  • Obama's daughters Sasha, Malia not to accompany him to India 1 week ago

    Washington: Malia and Sasha, the First Daughters of the United States will give a miss to India trip as they tend only to travel with their parents when they are on vacation from school, a US official has said. Sasha and Malia, the 16 and 13-year-old daughters of President Barack Obama...
  • Obama calls on US Congress to authorise force against Islamic State January 21, 2015

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on the US Congress to pass a new authorisation of force against the Islamic State terror group and to not rush into new sanctions on Iran over its disputed nuclear program. Obama said a US led coalition of countries is stopping the advance of...
  • IS targeting educated women in new wave of horror: UN January 20, 2015

    Geneva: The UN on Tuesday warned educated women, particularly those who have run for elections, that they risk executions, cruel and inhuman punishments from the Sharia courts established by the Islamic State militants in areas controlled by them. In the first two weeks of 2015 three women lawyers were executed by...
  • Delhi elections: Dissent in BJP over ticket distribution grows; while leaders quit, supporters take to streets January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Dissent in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over ticket distribution spilled onto the streets a day after the party released its list of candidates with supporters of party's Delhi unit Satish Upadhyay and other ticket aspirants staging protests in New Delhi over denial of ticket to them. Another group...
  • Islamic State threatens two Japanese captives in video January 20, 2015

    Dubai: The terrorist Islamic State group, which holds territory in Iraq and Syria, issued a video online on Tuesday purporting to show two Japanese captives and demanding $200 million from the Japanese government to save their lives. A black-clad figure with a knife, standing in a desert area along with two...
  • '2 States', 'Queen' lead the 60th Filmfare Awards with seven nominations January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor starer romantic comedy '2 States' is leading the 60th Filmfare Awards with seven nominations, followed by Kangana Ranaut's comedy drama 'Queen' which has been named in five different categories. The sleeper hits of 2014 have left behind big-budget blockbusters 'PK', 'Happy New Year' and 'Kick'. '2...
  • Hyderabad Police arrests engineer over suspected links with Islamic State January 17, 2015

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police on Saturday arrested a 22-year-old engineer over suspected links with the Islamic State. The engineer was arrested while attempting to fly to Dubai on Thursday. Police said Salman Moinuddin is a resident of Hyderabad's Asif Nagar and was planning to join his partner, a UK-national, and travel to...
  • Terror message found scribbled on Mumbai airport wall for the second time, probe underway January 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Another terror message has been found scribbled in the washroom of Mumbai Airport Terminal 1A warning an attack by Islamic State. The message warned of an attack by IS on January 26, the day India celebrates as Republic Day. The message was spotted by a house cleaning staff in the...
  • Islamic State sympathiser arrested for plotting attack on US Capitol January 15, 2015

    Ohio: A man who plotted to attack the US Capitol and kill government officials inside it and spoke of his desire to support the Islamic State militant group was arrested on Wednesday, the FBI said. A criminal complaint filed in US District Court in Ohio charges Christopher Lee Cornell with attempting...
  • ISIS 'recruit' says jail officer asked him to identify photos January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Arif Majeed, an alleged ISIS 'recruit' hailing from neighbouring Kalyan township, on Wednesday moved a local court accusing a jail officer of asking him to identify people from a bunch of photographs. "The jail officer, under the law, cannot speak to an accused regarding a case," said his lawyer...
  • US brands Pakistani Taliban head behind massacre as global terrorist January 14, 2015

    The United States on Tuesday declared Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah a "global terrorist," making it a crime to engage in transactions with the man behind the December 16 attack in which 130 children at a Peshawar school were killed. The State Department said in a statement the formal designation also...
  • About 5000 European Union nationals in Islamic State ranks, says Europol January 14, 2015

    London: Up to 5,000 European Union citizens have joined Islamic State ranks, the head of European police agency Europol told British lawmakers on Wednesday. "We're talking about 3,000, 5,000 EU nationals," Rob Wainwright told a parliamentary committee when asked how many foreign fighters had left from Europe. "We're dealing with a large...
  • IS video purports to show boy executing 'Russian spies' January 14, 2015

    Beirut: The Islamic State jihadist group released a video on Monday purporting to show a young boy executing two men accused of working for Russian intelligence services. The video shows the two men apparently being shot dead by the child after being interrogated on camera about their alleged attempts to infiltrate...
  • US Central Command Twitter feed appears hacked by Islamic State sympathizers January 12, 2015

    Washington: The US Central Command Twitter feed appeared to have been hacked on Monday by people claiming to be Islamic State sympathizers. "In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, the CyberCaliphate continues its CyberJihad," the Centcom Twitter feed said. The Twitter account published a list of generals and...
  • Government may set up centres to make LGBT youth 'normal', says Goa Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar January 12, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar on Monday sparked a row by saying that government is contemplating to set up centres to make LGBT youth 'normal'. Tawadkar said that the LGBT youth will be trained and administered medicine in order to make them 'normal'. The minister was speaking on the sidelines of...
  • Paris terror attack: Video of gunman raises questions of affiliations January 12, 2015

    Paris: Two days after his death, a video has emerged of one of the Paris gunmen pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group, while his two fellow terrorists have claimed to be from al-Qaida a fiercely rival extremist organisation. That seeming contradiction has raised questions about the connections among the three...
  • Man resembling Paris attacker claims to be Islamic State member in video January 11, 2015

    Paris: A man resembling Amedy Coulibaly, who shot a policewoman and took hostages at a Jewish supermarket in the Paris attacks, claimed to be a member of the Islamic State group in a posthumous video released online on Sunday. Speaking into the camera, the man says he coordinated with the two...