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Peshawar, 25 Apr 2017/--/Taliban militants today targeted a mini bus with a remote-controlled bomb in Pakistan's restive northwest tribal region, killing at least 14 people including four women and two children. The improvised explosive device (IED) blast targeted the van in Kontara village in...

SEOUL, 25 Apr 2017/--/Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions over Pyongyang’s weapons ambitions. Speculation had mounted that the North could carry...

Paris, 25 Apr 2017/--/French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron`s political campaign was targeted by a group of Russian hackers last month, according to a report by a cybersecurity research group Tuesday. The Pawn Storm group, which has been linked to several high-profile attacks in the West,...

Beirut, 25 Apr 2017/--/The toll in Turkish air strikes on Kurdish forces in northeast Syria today rose to 18 killed, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. "The dead are fighters and media officials from the People's Protection Units (YPG)," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman,...

Washington, 25 Apr 2017/--/The US today imposed "sweeping sanctions" on Syrian government officials in response to the suspected sarin gas attack on civilians earlier this month. At a White House briefing, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced sanctioning 271 employees of Syria's...

Washington, 25 Apr 2017/--/A new study finds most people on Earth have already felt extreme and record heat, drought or downpours goosed by man-made global warming. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers looked at weather stations worldwide and calculated that in 85 percent of the cases, the...

Washington, 25 Apr 2017/--/A top body of Indian-American doctors has expressed shock and disappointment over the Trump administration's dismissal of physician Vivek Murthy as the US Surgeon General. Murthy, 39, the first Indian-American appointed by the Obama regime as the Surgeon General, was...

Chicago, 25 Apr 2017/--/The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his seat....

Washington, 25 Apr 2017/--/The US is about actions at the United Nations, America's ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said today as she led an ambassadorial delegation from the Security Council for a meeting with President Donald Trump. "The idea that he (Trump) would have that dialogue with them is...

Washington, 25 Apr 2017/--/The US Senate has easily confirmed Sonny Perdue, the son of a farmer, as the next secretary of agriculture, filling one of the few remaining vacancies in President Donald Trump's cabinet after a long delay. Perdue, a 70-year-old former two-term governor of the state of...

Washington, 25 Apr 2017/--/US President Donald Trump today discussed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel the conflicts in Syria and Yemen and the "urgent security challenge" posed by North Korea in a phone call, the White House said. "The leaders discussed the conflicts in Syria and Yemen and the...

Pyongyang, 25 Apr 2017/--/A US guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea today and envoys from the US, Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea prepared to mark the anniversary of the founding of its military. Although a major event around the anniversary was viewed as possible, the...

Washington, 25 Apr 2017/--/Ivanka Trump's advocacy for women and girls is taking her to a conference in Berlin today. The international outing is aimed at building support for investment in women's economic empowerment programs. Back home, the first daughter's plan to push for policies that benefit...

Islamabad, 25 Apr 2017/--/Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may file a review petition against the Supreme Court’s verdict in the high-profile Panamagate case as his family fears that the strong observations made by the five-judge bench may influence the Joint Investigation Team’s probe, a media...

Kabul, 25 Apr 2017/--/US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis warned of "another tough year" in Afghanistan as he arrived on an unannounced visit today, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray. Paying his first...

London, 23 Apr 2017/--/Britain's immigration officials have detained 38 Indians, including nine women, for overstaying their visas or working illegally after conducting raids in two clothing factories in the city of Leicester. The UK Home Office Immigration Enforcement team raided MK Clothing Ltd...

Paris, 23 Apr 2017/--/France voted today under heavy security in the first round of the most unpredictable presidential election in decades, with the outcome seen as vital for the future of the beleaguered European Union. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are the...

Djibouti, 23 Apr 2017/--/US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived today for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States' only permanent military base on the African continent. Camp Lemonnier, home to some 4,000 US soldiers and...

Kana Rugbana, 23 Apr 2017/--/Nigerian commander Remi Fadairo points to the roiling plume of black smoke blotting the morning horizon in the Niger Delta -- the unmistakable sign of an illicit oil refinery. "Let's see if we can go eat them for breakfast," he says with an ominous chuckle. The 44-year...

New York, 23 Apr 2017/--/A US air marshal on a New York bound Delta flight left her loaded service gun in the aircraft's lavatory where it was discovered by a passenger, according to a media report. The passenger gave the weapon to a member of the flight crew, who returned it to the air marshal....

Washington, 23 Apr 2017/--/An American judge has revoked the US citizenship of an Al-Qaeda member who ran a communications hub with the terror group from his California home and was personally congratulated by Osama bin Laden for his work. Khaled Abu Dahab, 57, an Egyptian-born naturalised US...

Houston, 23 Apr 2017/--/An Indian-American theoretical physicist with interests in soft matter and statistical physics has been named the dean of a top college in the US state of Kansas. Amit Chakrabarti's appointment as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences by the Kansas State University...

Paris, 23 Apr 2017/--/A man with a knife has been arrested by police at Paris' Gare du Nord station, sending a brief ripple of concern over social media a day before the French presidential vote. No one was injured. A French police official told The Associated Press that a man carrying a knife...

Washington, 23 Apr 2017/--/US President Donald Trump said that he will mark his 100th day in office on April 29 by "holding a big rally in Pennsylvania", the media reported. "Next Saturday night I will be holding a big rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it," Trump tweeted on Saturday. The rally...

New York, 23 Apr 2017/--/Former United States president Barack Obama will deliver the first public remarks of his post-presidency, three months after leaving the White House. Obama is slated to speak with young leaders on Monday in his adopted hometown of Chicago. The event at the University of...