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  • Mercedes driver Hamilton tops 1st practice at United States GP 20 minutes ago

    Austin: Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in Friday's first practice for the US Grand Prix, edging Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg. Hamilton's fastest lap at the Circuit of the Americas was 1 minute, 39.941 seconds. Rosberg was 0.292 seconds behind. McLaren's Jenson Button was...
  • US man pleads guilty to trying to help Islamic State group 13 hours 34 minutes ago

    Washington: A US man has pleaded guilty to trying to help the Islamic State jihadist group and now faces 15 years in prison and a US dollar 250,000 fine, officials said. Donald Ray Morgan, 44, was arrested in early August at JFK International Airport in New York on an outstanding...
  • Hundreds of Iraqi tribesmen opposed to Islamic State found in mass graves Yesterday

    Baghdad: The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe which fought Islamic State have been found in a mass grave, security officials said on Thursday. Islamic State militants took the men from their villages to the city of Ramadi and killed them on Wednesday night and buried them, an...
  • Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State Yesterday

    Suruk: A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied US air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders. Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been encircled by the Sunni Muslim...
  • Meghalaya police on high alert on terror cells' issue Yesterday

    Shillong: Meghalaya police have been put under high alert on the possible presence of terror sleeper cells in the state in view of the state's porous border with Bangladesh, a senior officer said on Thursday. Certain pockets in the state's plain belts region in the Garo Hills close to Assam and...
  • With no offers from BJP, Shiv Sena decides to skip swearing-in of Fadnavis as the Maharashtra CM Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has made it clear that it will not attend the swearing-in of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Devendra Fadnavis as the Maharashtra Chief Minister on Friday. In the first BJP government in Maharashtra, 44-year-old Fadnavis, a four-time MLA from Nagpur, will be administered the oath of office...
  • Iraqi peshmerga fighters head for Syria to fight Islamic State 2 days ago

    Arbil: Iraqi peshmerga fighters headed for the Syrian town of Kobani on Tuesday to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance that has defied US-led air strikes and become an important test of the coalition's ability to combat the Sunni insurgents. Kobani, nestled on the border with Turkey, has been...
  • US, allies stage 13 attacks on Islamic State targets in Syria, Iraq 3 days ago

    Washington: US forces staged four air strikes on Islamic State militants in Syria on Tuesday and allies joined in nine strikes on the group in Iraq, the US Central Command said. In Syria, US attack and fighter aircraft went after targets near the border city of Kobani, destroying a small Islamic...
  • Islamic State uses Hollywood style techniques to recruit workers 3 days ago

    Terror group ISIS is using Hollywood style techniques to recruit workers from the west. and intelligence experts say it's working. ...
  • Australian teenager features in second Islamic State video 3 days ago

    Canberra: An Australian teenage runaway, dubbed the Ginger Jihadist by the media, has been featured in a second Islamic State propaganda video. Australian media reported the latest YouTube video of 17-year-old Abdullah Elmir dressed in Arabic garb and clutching an assault rifle on Monday as the Senate prepared to debate...
  • F1: Marussia withdrawal means 18-car grid for United States Grand Prix 3 days ago

    London: The Marussia team's move into bankruptcy protection on Monday, four days after Formula One rival Caterham did the same, leaves only 18 cars on the grid for Sunday's United States Grand Prix, the smallest in nearly a decade. FRP Advisory, a London-based firm specializing in corporate restructuring, recovery and insolvency,...
  • A day before BJP legislature meet, Eknath Khadse stakes claim to be Maharashtra CM 4 days ago

    Mumbai: The race for the Chief Minister's post in Maharashtra seems to be far from settled. Senior leader Eknath Khadse, too, has now thrown his hat into the ring saying that voters want a CM from North Maharashtra. Khadse has claimed that Devendra Fadnavis, who has got strong backing from...
  • Man with 'Islamic extremist leanings' attacks New York police 1 week ago

    Washington: The man who attacked New York City police officers with a hatchet before being shot dead was reported to have Islamic "extremist leanings" police and a monitoring group said. The man, identified in the US media as Zale Thompson, had posted an array of statements on YouTube and Facebook that...
  • Islamic State world's richest terror group 1 week ago

    Islamic State earns US dollar 1 million a day alone by selling crude oil from fields captured when the group swept across Iraq and Syria earlier this year, say experts. ...
  • Islamic State militants now world's richest terror group: Experts 1 week ago

    Washington: The Islamic State has become the world's wealthiest terror group, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said on Thursday. It earns US dollar 1 million a day alone by selling crude oil from fields captured when the group swept...
  • Musharraf attacks PM Modi, says he cannot dictate terms on peace process October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan President Pervez​ Musharraf on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he is anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim, and that he cannot dictate terms to his country on the peace process. "Prime Minster Modi is your Prime Minister, not Pakistan's Prime Minister. We don't get any dictations from...
  • No question of India joining NPT as non-nuclear weapon state October 22, 2014

    New York: India has made it clear that there is no question of it joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a non-nuclear weapon state while reaffirming its commitment to check further proliferation of atomic weapons. India also reiterated its stand of "no first use" of nuclear weapons and not...
  • Islamic State onslaught on Yazidis may be attempted genocide: UN October 22, 2014

    United Nations: The campaign of Islamic State militants against Iraq's Yazidi minority may be attempted genocide, UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Ivan Simonovic said on Tuesday. "Facts are indicating that actions against Yazidis may amount to attempted genocide," he told a small group of reporters at the United Nations after...
  • Islamic State advances against Yazidis on Iraq's Sinjar mountain October 21, 2014

    Arbil/Baghdad: Islamic State militants advanced on Iraq's Sinjar mountain on Tuesday, tightening a siege of thousands of stranded Yazidis, who called on the United States and its allies to act to avert more bloodshed. The attack is the latest threat to minority Yazidis, thousands of whom have shot, buried alive or...
  • Amit Shah appoints 28 state BJP incharges, OP Mathur entrusted with UP October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday appointed state party incharges in 28 states and union territories, a statement in New Delhi said. "Avinash Rai Khanna and TS Rawat were appointed incharges in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, respectively," a party statement said. Prabhat Jha, JP Nadda, Om Prakash Mathur...
  • India says Islamic State not yet a threat October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Islamic State and al Qaeda do not yet pose a threat to India, the national security adviser said on Tuesday, despite attempts by the ultra-radical groups to enlist support from among India's huge Muslim population. Flags of the Islamic State have appeared in Jammu and Kashmir, India's only...
  • Baghdad restaurant bombs kill 21 October 21, 2014

    Baghdad: A series of bombs targeting restaurants across Baghdad killed at least 21 people on Tuesday, police and medics said. The Iraqi capital has witnessed a surge in bombings over the past month, most claimed by Islamic State militants who have overrun large parts of Iraq and neighbouring Syria. Twelve people were...
  • IS terrorists stone woman to death for adultery, releases video October 21, 2014

    Beirut: Terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group released a video on Tuesday showing its members stoning a woman to death whom they accused of committing adultery. At the beginning of the five-minute recording, the woman appears in front of her father and an IS fighter who states that...
  • John Kerry in Southeast Asia seeking support against Islamic State October 20, 2014

    Jakarta: US Secretary of State John Jerry arrived in Indonesia today to attend Joko Widodo's presidential inauguration and press Southeast Asian nations to step up their efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group. Kerry is among foreign dignitaries visiting Jakarta for the inauguration of Widodo, a former furniture...
  • US airdrops arms, ammunition to Kurds battling Islamic State in Kobane October 20, 2014

    Washington: The American military airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurds fighting the Islamic State group in the flashpoint Syrian city of Kobane, in a move likely to anger ally Turkey. Kurdish defenders have been under IS assault for more than a month in Kobane, which has become a key...
  • Nigerians doubtful of girls' release after Boko Haram 'truce' breached October 19, 2014

    Lagos: A wave of violence hours after Nigeria's government announced a truce with Boko Haram raised doubt on Sunday about whether more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militants will really be released, deflating the new hopes of their parents. Nigeria's armed forces chief Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh announced...
  • No government formation without Shiv Sena support, says BJP ally RPI-A October 19, 2014

    Mumbai: BJP ally Republican Party of India (Athavale) today said no government in Maharashtra was possible without the support of Shiv Sena. "It seems BJP is not getting a clear majority. Nothing can happen without Shiv Sena's support. Both BJP and Shiv Sena need to think about forming the government in...
  • Election Cartoons: Congress headquarters after assembly poll results October 19, 2014

    As the counting for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly is in its final phase, here is what Cartoonist Neelabh sketch down the situation at Congress headquarters. ...
  • Election Cartoons: Maharashtra former CM Prithviraj Chavan after poll results October 19, 2014

    As the counting for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly is in its final phase, here is how Cartoonist Neelabh imagines Maharashtra former CM Prithviraj Chavan after poll results. ...
  • Election Cartoons: Haryana's CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda after poll results October 19, 2014

    As the counting for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly is in its final phase, here is what Cartoonist Neelabh imagines Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda after the poll results. ...