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London, 25 May 2017/--/Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi had links to an Islamic State cell which operated in the city, and knew one of the terror group's most prolific recruiters, Sky News claimed today. Information in the 'IS Files' - a huge cache of documents obtained by Sky News -...

Islamabad, 24 May 2017/--/The Islamabad High Court today allowed an Indian woman, who has sought refuge at the Indian mission here after accusing a Pakistani man of forcibly marrying her, to return to India, a media report said. Uzma, in her early 20s, had travelled to Pakistan earlier this month....

Kathmandu, 24 May 2017/--/Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' today resigned after a brief stint of nine months, honouring a power sharing understanding with the ruling coalition partner Nepali Congress to hand over the country's leadership to the largest party in Parliament....

Washington, 24 May 2017/--/The Trump administration has slashed its foreign military financing (FMF) to Pakistan from USD 255 million to USD 100 million for the 2018 fiscal, but has kept its options open whether it would be a grant or should be converted into a loan, according to a US official. "...

Manchester/New Delhi, 23 May 2017/--/In the deadliest terror attack in the UK since the 7/7 bombings of 2005, at least 22 people, including children, were killed and 59 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up as thousands of fans were exiting US star Ariana Grande's pop concert in Manchester...

London, 23 May 2017/--/British actor Roger Moore, best known for his role as James Bond in films such as "Live and Let Die" and "The Spy Who Loved Me", passed away today in Switzerland after a brief battle with cancer. He was 89. "With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our...

Berlin, 23 May 2017/--/Humans may have originated in Europe - and not in Africa - much earlier than previously thought, according to the study of a 7.2 million-year-old pre-human fossil that could potentially rewrite the history of evolution. According to an international research team, the common...

Washington, 23 May 2017/--/Over 30,000 Indians overstayed in the US last year, according to a new report which said that a total of 1.4 million people from India travelled to the US on various visas in 2016. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) submitted an annual official report on departures...

Jerusalem, 23 May 2017/--/With a black skullcap on his head, Donald Trump today prayed at the Western Wall in the Old City of East Jerusalem, becoming the first sitting US president to visit one of the most sacred sites in Judaism. Trump visited the Western Wall in a private capacity and was not...

Miami, 23 May 2017/--/A young man who was once a white supremacist but recently converted to Islam allegedly killed two of his roommates over their neo-Nazi views and disrespect for his new faith, according to police. Devon Arthurs, 18, was arrested Friday after confessing to killing two of his...

Washington, 23 May 2017/--/US President Donald Trump has proposed in his annual budget to the Congress to convert US' grant to Pakistan for purchase of military hardware into a loan, the White House said. However, the Trump administration has left it for the State Department to take a final call on...

Zaatari Refugee Camp, 22 May 2017/--/America's ambassador to the United Nations is getting a firsthand look at the refugee crisis spilling over from Syria's civil war. Nikki Haley visited a refugee camp in Jordan yesterday. She says the Trump administration wants to step up help for the millions of...

SEOUL, 22 May 2017/--/Handcuffed, her inmate number 503 attached to her clothing, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye begins her corruption trial tomorrow in the same courtroom where a brutal dictator was sentenced to death two decades ago. Once the most powerful person in the country, Park...

SEOUL, 22 May 2017/--/North Korea today confirmed the "successful" launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, Pyongyang's state media reported, adding the weapon was now ready to be deployed for military action. State-run Korean Central News Agency said the North's leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw...

Tel Aviv, 22 May 2017/--/US President Donald Trump today said that there is a "rare opportunity" to bring security and peace to the Middle East as he arrived here from Saudi Arabia to reaffirm America's "unbreakable bond" with Israel. "I have found new reasons for hope," said Trump upon arriving at...

Colombo, 22 May 2017/--/Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today replaced his foreign minister who had averted possible international sanctions on the country over the alleged war crimes committed during the decades-long civil war with Tamil rebels. The move to switch the portfolios of...

Riyadh, 21 May 2017/--/US President Donald Trump held talks today with leaders of the oil-rich Gulf monarchies, a day after Washington told their arch rival Iran to dismantle its "network of terrorism". The meeting on the second day of Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, part of his first foreign tour...

Washington, 21 May 2017/--/A former campaign adviser to US President Donald Trump has been asked to testify before the House Intelligence Committee over accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the media reported on Sunday. On Saturday, Michael Caputo, a campaign aide to Trump for...

SEOUL, 21 May 2017/--/North Korea today test-fired a ballistic missile which travelled some 500 km, just a week after a previous launch sparked international condemnation and threats of tougher UN sanctions. South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In called a National Security Council meeting in...

Sydney, 21 May 2017/--/Australia today gave 7,500 boatpeople until October to prove they are genuine refugees or be kicked out, declaring the "game is up" for illegal arrivals ripping off taxpayers. Before the conservatives took power and adopted a tough line on the issue in 2013, an estimated 50,...

Dublin, 21 May 2017/--/Welfare minister Leo Varadkar is leading the race to succeed Enda Kenny as Ireland's first Indian-origin and also openly gay Prime Minister or the Taoiseach, the media reported. The 38-year-old will face housing minister Simon Coveney after nominations closed for the...

SEOUL, 21 May 2017/--/South Korean President Moon Jae-In today announced his picks for finance and foreign ministers while appointing a former diplomat as his top security advisor for his new government. Moon announced during a televised press briefing that he appointed former vice finance...

Los Angeles, 21 May 2017/--/In great news for India, scientists at NASA have named a new organism discovered by them after the much-loved A P J Abdul Kalam. Till date, the new organism -- a form of bacteria -- has been found only on the International Space Station (ISS) and has not been found on...

United Nations, 21 May 2017/--/Two Indian peacekeepers will be among 117 military, police and civilian personnel to be honored with a prestigious UN medal awarded posthumously for their courage and sacrifice in the line of duty. Rifleman Brijesh Thapa who served with the UN Organisation...

London, 21 May 2017/--/A 43-year-old UK entrepreneur has become the first India-born woman to be elected as a councillor to a ward in the UK. Rehana Ameer, who was born and raised in Chennai, contested from Vintry ward in the City of London county as an independent candidate. She was elected as a...