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  • Chinese province sets up anti-terror law society 4 hours 24 minutes ago

    Beijing: An anti-terrorism law society, one of the few in China specialising in the study of anti-terrorism law, was established on Saturday in China's Yunnan province. Based in the law school of Yunnan University, the organisation is expected to become a government think tank, Xinhua quoted society head Qiao Hanrong as...
  • Boko Haram 'kill several' as they loot Nigeria market 4 hours 38 minutes ago

    Kano: Boko Haram gunmen stormed a crowded market in Nigeria's restive northeastern state of Borno, killing several people and carting away food, witnesses said on Saturday. Dressed in military and police uniforms, dozens of insurgents attacked the town of Mainok, 56 kilometres outside Maiduguri, the state capital late Thursday, firing a...
  • New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term in office 7 hours 56 minutes ago

    Wellington: Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory on Saturday in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term in office, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way his National Party has handled the economy. "This is a great night. This is a...
  • NATO reviews ties with Russia as new truce reached in Ukraine 8 hours 19 minutes ago

    Vilnius: NATO's top military commanders are meeting in Lithuania on Saturday to discuss relations with Russia as the warring sides in Ukraine agreed to pull back troops under a new peace plan reached overnight in Belarus. General Knud Bartels, who chairs NATO's Military Committee, said defence chiefs from the 28 nation...
  • G20 finance chiefs aim to 'change destiny of global economy' 10 hours 16 minutes ago

    Cairns (Australia): Finance chiefs from G20 nations held talks on Saturday, confident they can "change the destiny of the global economy" despite rising world political tensions and mounting fears of financial instability. The meeting in Cairns aims to thrash out a set of policies to achieve the ambitious goal of raising...
  • Israel drone crashes inside Lebanon: military source 10 hours 22 minutes ago

    Tyre (Lebanon): An Israeli drone on SaTurday crashed inside Lebanon, coming down close to the demarcation line with the Jewish state, a military source said. "The drone crashed on the Lebanese border, inside Lebanese territory. Lebanese troops are in the area," the source told AFP. There was no immediate comment from Israel,...
  • UK Muslim clerics issue video appeal to free British hostage 10 hours 22 minutes ago

    London: Senior Muslim clerics in Britain have made a direct video appeal to the Islamic State terror group to free a British hostage under their captivity. In a You Tube video, Shakeel Begg and Haitham al-Haddad said there was no justification for holding 47-year-old Alan Henning, who was captured in Syria,...
  • Ukraine signs buffer zone deal with rebels 10 hours 31 minutes ago

    Kiev: Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian militias were due on Saturday to pull back their troops from a demilitarised zone created under a new peace plan agreed in marathon overnight talks. A nine-point agreement thrashed out in the early hours of on Saturday in the Belarussian capital Minsk also requires the withdrawal...
  • World united in fight against ISIL: Obama 10 hours 38 minutes ago

    Washington: As he continues to galvanise the world for a broad coalition against the Islamic State, US President Barack Obama on Saturday said the international community is united in its fight against the dreaded terror group, which has gained control over large parts of Syria and Iraq. "This is not America's...
  • Disputed Afghan election result to be announced tomorrow 11 hours 4 minutes ago

    Kabul: The result of Afghanistan's disputed election will be declared tomorrow, officials said on Saturday, as last-minute talks between the two rival candidates continued on a proposed power-sharing deal. The stalemate between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah since the June 14 vote has plunged Afghanistan into a political crisis as US-led...
  • French jets strike in Iraq, expanding US-led campaign against Islamic State 11 hours 13 minutes ago

    Baghdad: President Francois Hollande said Rafale jets hit "a logistics depot of the terrorists" near the city of Mosul, which has been held by Islamic State for more than three months. It promised more operations in coming days. The French military action, which follows US air strikes in northern Iraq and...
  • Plea for non-violence towards all living beings: UN 16 hours 2 minutes ago

    United Nations: The UN International Day of Peace celebrations heard an appeal from the International Mahavira Jain Mission for non-violence towards all living beings as a way of promoting world peace. Neil Parikh, a 21-year-old student from New Jersey, representing the organization, said, "When people think about world peace it is...
  • ISIS releases 49 Turkish hostages 16 hours 14 minutes ago

    London: As many as 49 Turkish hostages seized by Islamic State (IS) in Iraq on Saturday returned to Turkey. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the 49 hostages included diplomats and their families as well as soldiers, BBC reported. They were seized from Turkey's consulate after IS militants seized Mosul city...
  • Alibaba Mega IPO Caps founder Jack Ma success tale 17 hours 20 minutes ago

    Hong Kong: When Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago he insisted the e-commerce venture should see itself as competing against Silicon Valley, not other Chinese companies. That bold ambition from a time when China was still a corporate backwater has been vindicated this week by Alibaba completing a mammoth...
  • Polling stations open in New Zealand general election 19 hours 22 minutes ago

    Wellington: New Zealanders were voting on Saturday in a general election to determine who will lead the country for the next three years and under strict laws allowing limited election coverage on polling day. On the eve of the vote, both the centre-right National Party of Prime Minister John Key...
  • Museum on human rights opens in Canada 19 hours 26 minutes ago

    Toronto: Governor General of Canada David Johnston inaugurate the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba in central Canada on Friday. The Museum can play a vital role in helping to engage in dialogue, to learn and to stand up for what is right and good, Xinhua quoted Johnston as...
  • G20 nations want Vladimir Putin at leaders' summit 19 hours 29 minutes ago

    Cairns: Vladimir Putin is set to attend the G20 leaders' summit in November despite alarm over Russia's actions in Ukraine with host Australia on Saturday saying it was the "emphatic" wish of member nations. There had been question marks over whether Moscow should be invited to the high-powered forum in...
  • Man jumps over fence at White House, sparks evacuation 19 hours 1 minutes ago

    Washington: Much of the White House was evacuated on Friday after someone jumped over the fence and ran toward the executive mansion, minutes after President Barack Obama had departed. Video from the scene showed a man making it most of the way across the North Lawn and approaching the main entrance...
  • 225 victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified 20 hours 1 minutes ago

    The Hague: The thirty additional researchers, who were sent to Kharkiv last week to investigate MH17 crash, returned to the Netherlands due to unstable security situation in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday. "At the moment it is simply not safe enough to send our people in...
  • UN Security Council calls for international support against IS 20 hours 10 minutes ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Friday urged the international community to "further strengthen and expand support" for Iraqi government in fighting Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. In a presidential statement issued here at a ministerial debate chaired by US Secretary of State John Kerry, the members of...
  • Tens of thousands expected at New York climate march 20 hours 25 minutes ago

    New York: Celebrities, activists and political leaders are expected to join more than 100,000 people in New York on Sunday for what could be the largest climate change protest in history, organizers said. Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, former US vice president turned advocate Al Gore, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon...
  • Milky Way destined to be Andromeda Galaxy's snack 20 hours 27 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Massive galaxies in the Universe have stopped making their own stars and are instead snacking on nearby galaxies, according to new research. Astronomers looked at more than 22,000 galaxies and found that while smaller galaxies are very efficient at creating stars from gas, the most massive galaxies are much less...
  • Nigerian troops arrest senior commander of the Boko Haram sect Yesterday

    Abuja: Nigeria army have arrested a senior commander of the Boko Haram sect, which is blamed for killing hundreds of people since 2009, the country's defence authority said on Thursday. The commander, whose identity remain unknown, was captured on Wednesday during a operation, and is receiving treatment at a military facility,...
  • IS uses chemical weapons against army in Iraq Yesterday

    Baghdad: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has reportedly launched a chemical attack on Iraqi forces in Saladin province, media reports claimed on Friday. The attack took place Wednesday and Thursday in the town of Dhuluiya, and left around a dozen people and army personnal affected, Press TV reported citing local...
  • Islamic State releases another video of British hostage Yesterday

    London: The Islamic State (IS) militant group has released a new video showing another British journalist who says he is being held hostage by the extremists. In the video, the hostage who identifies himself as John Cantlie, is sitting behind a desk as he speaks to the camera. The hostage, dressed in...
  • UK PM Cameron lauds 'No' campaign, Scots for keeping the union intact Yesterday

    United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron lauded the 'No' campaign and the people of Scotland for keeping the union intact. He said, "The people of Scotland have spoken, and it is a clear result. They have kept our country of four nations together. I am a passionate believer in our...
  • Scotland to stay with UK as 55% Scots say no to independence Yesterday

    Scotland has made it's choice and its going to stay with the United Kingdom. 55 per cent of the Scots have said no to independence. Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond has conceded defeat in the historic vote. ...
  • US Senate designates September 30 as 'US-India Partnership Day' Yesterday

    Washington: The US Senate has unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution designating September 30 as 'US-India Partnership Day' recognising the contribution of the two countries to one another and the relationship that will continue to help define the 21st century. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be at the White House on September...
  • Xi Jinping invites PM Modi to visit his hometown Xian in China Yesterday

    Beijing: Buoyed by his visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat, Chinese President Xi Jinping in a reciprocal gesture invited him to his hometown Xian, where the famous Buddhist monk Hiuen Tsang spent his last years after his return from India some 2,000 years ago. Xi invited Modi on...
  • Chinese President Jinping meets Manmohan Singh, Sonia on 3rd day of his India tour Yesterday

    New Delhi: On the third and final day of Chinese's President Xi Jinping's India visit, he met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the national capital on Friday. Jinping also met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other party leaders. He met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan too. "The meeting took place at...