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  • When Americans are harmed, we do what is necessary: Obama on Foley beheading 8 hours 28 minutes ago

    US President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed to continue air strikes against ISIS which released a video showing a militant beheading US journalist James Foley ...
  • Watch: ISIS release video showing beheading of American journalist 8 hours 53 minutes ago

    The ISIS on Wednesday released a video showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley and threatens to kill another American scribe. ...
  • MH370 passengers may have died of oxygen starvation: Report 13 hours 57 minutes ago

    London: All 239 passengers aboard missing Malaysian flight MH370 may have died of oxygen starvation as the pilot deliberately turned off the supply before crashing into the Indian Ocean, a new report claimed on Wednesday. Passengers lost consciousness up to four hours before the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 - dubbed the...
  • Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief 14 hours 1 minutes ago

    Gaza/Jerusalem: An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed. Palestinians launched more than 100 rockets, mainly at southern Israel, with some intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile...
  • ISIS releases video of beheading US journalist, threatens to kill another 21 hours 1 minutes ago

    ISIS has released a gruesome video that shows the beheading of US journalist James Foley. ISIS has threatened to kill another American journalist if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq. ...
  • US snaps back at Egypt's criticism of Ferguson unrest 23 hours 23 minutes ago

    Ferguson: A US official on Tuesday snapped back at Egypt after criticism from Cairo over possible human rights violations in the racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. "We here in the United States will put our record for confronting our problems transparently and honestly and openly up against any other countries in...
  • New York: Truck driver arrested for mowing down Sikh after calling him terrorist Yesterday

    New York: A 55-year-old New York man accused of mowing down a Sikh man with his pickup truck after calling him a terrorist has been arrested on hate charges. Joseph Caleca, of Setauket on Long Island, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of attempted murder as a hate crime, assault as a...
  • Islamic State insurgents release purported video of beheading of US journalist 22 hours 43 minutes ago

    Baghdad: Islamic State insurgents released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago, and images of another US journalist whose life they said depended on US action in Iraq. The video, titled 'A Message To America,'...
  • Gaza truce collapses, fighting erupts, Israel orders negotiators home Yesterday

    Gaza: A ceasefire in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets at Israel and Israel launching air strikes that health officials said killed three people including a woman and a young girl in Gaza. Accusing Gaza Islamists of breaking the truce, Israel promptly recalled its...
  • US blacklists Gaza-based extremist group Yesterday

    The Obama administration has placed a Gaza-based extremist group on several terrorism blacklists, freezing any assets it may have in US jurisdictions and barring Americans from transactions with it. The departments of State and Treasury announced today they had designated the group, Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, a...
  • 55-year-old New Yorker arrested for mowing down Sikh man Yesterday

    New York: A 55-year-old man has been arrested in New York on charges that he called a Sikh man a "terrorist" and mowing him down with his pick-up truck, in an apparent hate crime. Police in Queens arrested Joseph Caleca of Setauket in Suffolk County and charged him with attempted murder...
  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200 Yesterday

    Monrovia/Genev: Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200. The epidemic of the hemorrhagic disease, which can kill up to 90...
  • 'No' from one Iraq villager triggered Islamic State mass killings Yesterday

    Dohuk: When Islamic State militants stormed into a northern Iraqi village and ordered everyone to convert to Islam or die only one person refused. But that did not satisfy the Sunni insurgents who are even more hardline than al Qaeda. The militants, who have seized much of northern Iraq since arriving...
  • Did an exceptional iceberg sink the Titanic? Yesterday

    London: The luxury liner Titanic, which sank in the ice cold Atlantic waters in 1912, was unlucky to have set sail in a year with a greater number of icebergs than normal, scientists say. While the sinking of the Titanic is typically blamed on human, design and construction errors, a new...
  • Sri Lankan President puts Pakistan visit on hold Yesterday

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was due to visit Pakistan later this month may delay his travel plans because of political unrest in Islamabad, officials said on Tuesday. The Sri Lankan government had not officially announced dates for the visit but developments in the Pakistani capital which is currently...
  • West Africa Ebola toll passes 1,200, quarantine victims to get food: WHO Yesterday

    Geneva: Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria. The WHO said it was working with the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) to ensure food delivery to 1...
  • Nepal names mountain after Everest chronicler Elizabeth Hawley Yesterday

    Kathmandu: Nepal has named a small Himalayan peak near its border with Tibet after a respected chronicler of mountain climbing and opened it to foreign mountaineers for climbing, officials said on Tuesday. The US-born Elizabeth Hawley came to Nepal in 1960 as a journalist for Time magazine and from her home...
  • Islamic State message to America: 'we will drown all of you in blood' Yesterday

    Baghdad: The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its militants. The video, which shows a...
  • 'Julian Assange won't leave embassy without US extradition guarantee', says lawyer Yesterday

    Melbourne: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not leave the Ecuador embassy in London, where the whistleblower was holed up for over two years, without getting a guarantee that he will not be extradited to the US, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Assange's lawyer Jennifer Robinson comments came after Assange last night...
  • UN chief urges restraint after protests over teen's killing in US Yesterday

    United Nations: As protests intensify over the killing of an American teenager in Missouri, UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged all parties to exercise restraint and for authorities to respect the right to peaceful assembly. According to Ban's spokesperson, the UN chief is aware that US federal authorities have announced...
  • US teen death: Obama appeals for calm as Ferguson remains tense, assures probe Yesterday

    Police on Monday enforced a curfew against protesters angry at the death of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson. US President Barack Obama said, "The Justice Department has opened an independent federal civil rights investigation into the death of Michael Brown. They are on the ground...
  • Silva could win Brazil vote after running mate's death: Poll Yesterday

    Brasilia: Environmentalist Marina Silva could unseat incumbent Dilma Rousseff in Brazil's presidential elections in October, a poll found on Monday, reflecting an altered political landscape since Silva's running mate was killed in a plane crash. Silva, a 56-year-old former environment minister, has moved into second place ahead of the October 5...
  • Dozens killed in attack on convoy, Ukraine says; rebels deny firing rocket Yesterday

    Kiev: Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed as they fled fighting in eastern Ukraine on Monday when their convoy of buses was hit by rocket fire, military spokesmen said. Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels of targeting the convoy, which it said was bearing white flags when it was hit...
  • Afghan Sikh stowaways were trapped in container for 18 hours Yesterday

    London: The Sikh men, women and children found in a shipping container in Britain were trapped in the airless box without food or water for 18 hours, their translator said on Monday. The Sikhs, discovered at Tilbury Docks in Essex, east of London, feared they would have all died had they...
  • Unless blockade ends, Gaza faces years of misery: UN Yesterday

    Gaza: Unless negotiations to end the Gaza war succeed in lifting a blockade of the territory, Gazans will not see any improvement in their lives for at least another 15 years, the head of a UN relief agency said on Monday. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are in Egypt trying to secure...
  • WHO sets up Ebola task force with global airline, travel sector 2 days ago

    Geneva: The World Health Organization on Monday said that it had set up a task force with the global airline and tourism industry in an effort to contain the spread of Ebola. The UN agency said it was working hand in hand with the International Civil Aviation Organization, the World Tourism...
  • Unfortunate' that India-Pakistan talks cancelled: US 2 days ago

    Washington: Describing the cancellation of next week's Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan as "unfortunate", the US on Monday said what matters now is that both the countries take steps to improve bilateral ties. "It is unfortunate that planned talks between India and Pakistan have fallen through," US State Department...
  • UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports 2 days ago

    Geneva: Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the UN health agency said on Monday. The agency didn't spell out which countries should start screening passengers, but noted that the Ebola outbreak involves transmission in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leona...
  • US troops on streets after police shooting protests 2 days ago

    Ferguson (US): US National Guard troops deployed in a suburban Missouri town on Monday as authorities struggled to contain week-old protests triggered when a police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager. State Governor Jay Nixon lifted an overnight curfew as the soldiers arrived, but tempers were running high amid ongoing...
  • Backed by US strikes, Iraq Kurds retake strategic dam: Officials 2 days ago

    Baghdad: Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants with the help of US air strikes to secure a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country, Kurdish and US officials said on Monday. US fighter, bomber and drone aircraft took part in the...