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Houston, 18 Oct 2017/--/Police in Richardson, Texas, are using drones in the search of missing 3-year-old Indian girl who mysteriously disappeared 11 days ago after her foster father left her in an alley at 3 am for not drinking her milk. Sherin Mathews vanished on October 7 after her adoptive...

Khost (Afghanistan), 18 Oct 2017/--/The death toll from two suicide and gun attacks on Afghan security forces in southeast Afghanistan has risen to 80 with nearly 300 wounded, officials said today, in the bloodiest day in the country in almost five months. The deadliest of yesterday's assaults was...

Geneva, 17 Oct 2017/--/Some 582,000 Rohingya refugees have fled their homes in Myanmar and arrived in Bangladesh since late August, the United Nations said today, warning that thousands more were stranded at the border. The UN said 582,000 members of the Rohingya community had crossed into...

Tokyo, 17 Oct 2017/--/A Japanese defence helicopter carrying four crew members has lost contact during flight training in central Japan. Defence officials say the UH-60J lost contact today evening while flying over the Pacific Ocean about 30 kilometres (18 miles) south of Hamamatsu, a coastal city...

Beirut, 17 Oct 2017/--/The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said today they had fully captured the Islamic State group's former Syrian stronghold Raqa, after more than four months of fighting. "Everything is finished in Raqa, our forces have taken full control of Raqa," SDF spokesman Talal Sello...

Washington, 17 Oct 2017/--/US President Donald Trump has promised to bring the cost of prescription drugs way down and let other countries pay more for these medicines in a new policy that could have implications for India. He told his Cabinet members at a meeting at the White House yesterday that...

United Nations, 17 Oct 2017/--/Fifty Indian peacekeepers stationed in South Sudan have been awarded the UN Medal for their professionalism and service in protecting civilians and building durable peace in the conflict-ridden country. The Indian peacekeepers are part of the UN Mission in South Sudan...

Lahore, 17 Oct 2017/--/The Pakistan government today sought the extension of Mumbai attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed's detention under the public safety law, two days after withdrawing its application to prolong his house arrest under the anti-terrorism law. The Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD) head...

SEOUL, 16 Oct 2017/--/Former South Korean president Park Geun-Hye's defence lawyers resigned en masse today in protest at what they called a biased corruption trial, as the ex- leader described the proceedings as "political revenge". Park faces multiple charges including bribery, coercion and abuse...

Jerusalem, 16 Oct 2017/--/Israel's military said today it carried out an air strike on an anti-aircraft battery in Syria east of Damascus after it fired toward its planes. Israeli planes were on what the military described as a routine reconnaissance mission over neighbouring Lebanon when an anti-...

SEOUL, 16 Oct 2017/--/North Korean propaganda has been found at the South's presidential compound, officials said today, with the discovery of leaflets praising Pyongyang -- which once sent commandos to attack the complex. Authorities in the nuclear-armed North and activists in the South regularly...

Port-Au-Prince, 16 Oct 2017/--/About 40 people are missing after a migrant vessel sunk the northern coast of Haiti, the civil emergency authorities have said. Seven people were rescued yesterday by search teams scouring the seas off the island of La Tortue, Haiti's civil emergency agency said. The...

Beijing, 16 Oct 2017/--/Firmly in the saddle to begin his second term with immense powers at this week's key Congress of the ruling Communist Party, Chinese President Xi Jinping may set his sight for unprecedented third term, observers say. The once-in-a-five-year Congress of the Communist Party of...

Washington, 15 Oct 2017/--/Asserting that Indian IT professionals coming to America on H-1B visa are not illegal economic immigrants, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the US must decide appropriately while taking a decision on its visa policy. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that...

Dhaka, 15 Oct 2017/--/Bangladesh has tightened security along its western border with India amid concern that hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees could be pushed into its territory, officials said today. Patrols have been stepped up along the frontier with India's West Bengal state, where border...

Caracas, 15 Oct 2017/--/Venezuelans headed to the polls today in regional elections seen as a crucial test for President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition alike after months of deadly street protests failed to unseat him. Public opinion surveys predicted that the opposition would win a majority of...

Jerusalem, 15 Oct 2017/--/Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli police faced off in a rare public dispute today over an intensifying graft probe that has led to speculation over whether he will eventually be forced from office. Netanyahu late yesterday lashed out at the police on his...

Beirut, 15 Oct 2017/--/US-backed Syrian fighters launched an operation to retake the last Islamic State-held pocket of the northern city of Raqqa today after some 275 militants and their family members surrendered. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said the operation will continue "until all...

Ain Issa (Syria), 15 Oct 2017/--/Some foreign Islamic State group fighters have left the one-time jihadist bastion of Raqa in Syria under a deal as the city's capture nears, a local official said today. "A portion of the foreigners have left," said Omar Alloush, a senior member of the Raqa Civil...

Dhaka, 15 Oct 2017/--/Bangladesh's first Hindu Chief Justice S K Sinha will face a probe for "grave" graft charges and moral lapses, the Law Minister said today, a day after he was accused of money laundering following his departure to Australia. Minister Anisul Huq said the Anti-Corruption...

Cox's Bazar (Bangladesh), 15 Oct 2017/--/Nearly 14,000 children who have lost one or both parents are among the more than half a million Rohingya refugees who crossed in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar, an official said today. The UN says 536,000 mainly Rohingya refugees have arrived...

Kabul, 15 Oct 2017/--/The Taliban today rejected claims by freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle that his kidnappers had killed his child and raped his wife during the family's captivity, saying the woman had a "natural miscarriage". Boyle and his American wife Caitlan Coleman were seized by the...

Islamabad, 15 Oct 2017/--/Pakistan Army poses "no threat" to democracy in the country, a top army General said today as he cautioned the political leaders that there could be a danger to the democratic institution if feelings of the people are not met. Military spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor also...

Colombo, 15 Oct 2017/--/Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today walked into a group of Tamil protesters who raised black flags demanding the release of over 160 political prisoners, during his visit to northern Jaffna city. "I met a small group of protesters with black flags and invited...

Lahore, 15 Oct 2017/--/The Pakistan government today withdrew its request for extending the detention of Mumbai attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed under the anti- terrorism law. On January 31, Saeed and his four aides were detained by the Punjab government for 90 days under preventative...