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Gunman take several people hostage at cafe in Sydney

Canberra, Dec 15: Several people were today taken hostage at a popular cafe in Sydney apparently by at least one Islamic State gunman, media reports...
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China surpasses US to become world’s largest economy

Beijing, Dec 5: The US is no longer the world’s largest economy, as China has overtaken the country, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says. Ch...
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No sign of 52 missing from sunken trawler, empty lifeboats recovered

Seoul, Dec 2: South Korean officials say rescuers have found no trace of 52 people missing after a South Korean fishing boat sank off Russia's far-eas...
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UK Muslims face worst job discrimination of any minority group, according to research

London, Nov 30: Muslims are facing the worst job discrimination of any minority group in Britain, according to new research which found that they ha...
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At least 120 dead, 270 injured in Nigeria mosque suicide attack

Kano/Nigeria, Nov 29: At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded on Friday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened...
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Sharif urges Obama to take up Kashmir issue with India

Islamabad, Nov 22: US President Barack Obama spoke to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over telephone Friday and urged him to take up the Kashmir ...
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450K illegal immigrants in US are from India: Report

Washington, Nov 19: Indians constitute four per cent of the total illegal immigrants living in the US, a country where the overall unauthorised immigr...
Fiji opposition to boycott Modi's speech

Suva, Nov 18: Fiji's opposition party has decided to boycott the special parliament meeting planned for Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow after th...
Modi Australia
Modi says Australia at centre of our thoughts, Abbott calls India 'emerging superpower'

Canberra, Nov 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said Australia will not be at the periphery of India's vision but at the centre of its thoug...
Modi govt to lend $1 billion for Adani Australia coal mine

Melbourne, Nov 17: Adani Enterprises (ADEL.NS) won support on Monday from the State Bank of India (SBI) and an Australian state to help it build a $7 ...
Modi arrives in Myanmar, to step up engagement with ASEAN

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 11: The 12th ASEAN-India summit kicks off tomorrow with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to make a strong pitch to step up engag...
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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi injured in air strike in Iraq

Baghdad, Nov 10: Iraqi Interior Ministry confirmed Sunday that the Islamic State (IS) top leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was injured in a air strike, whi...
U.S. Navy
Who shot bin Laden? Former U.S. Navy SEALS make rival claims

Washington, Nov 7: Members of the U.S. Navy Seal commando team that killed Osama bin Laden at his Pakistan hideout in May, 2011 are making conflicting...
Virgin Galactic
Virgin Galactic spaceship test flight ends in fatal crash, one pilot killed

Mojave/California, Nov 1: A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight o...
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Number of Ebola cases nears 10,000: WHO

Geneva, Oct 23: The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation said, as the scramble to find a cur...
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Malala Yousafzai gets US Liberty Medal

Washington, Oct 22: Pakistani teenager and Noble Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has been conferred with the Liberty Medal, and the youngest recip...
Flight Turbulence
22 Injured as Flight From Singapore to Mumbai Hit Turbulence

Singapore, Oct 20: Twenty-two passengers and crew were injured when an Airbus A380 plane operated by Singapore Airlines (SIA) and travelling from the ...
US Secrete flight
Mysterious US space plane lands on California coast

California, Oct 18: A top-secret space plane landed on Friday at an Air Force base on the Southern California coast. The plane spent nearly two yea...
Obama approves reservists for Ebola fight, government under fire

Washington, Oct 17: President Barack Obama authorized calling up military reservists for the US fight against Ebola in west Africa on Thursday, as law...
US Air Strike
Ankara, Baghdad and Riyadh ask: Are US air strikes working?

Oct 11: The ISIS, plaguing many countries in West Asia, made a symbolic assertion during Haj too. At the ritual stoning of the devil at Mina, five kil...
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Pak asks India to halt firing, not to indulge in point-scoring

Islamabad, Oct 10: Making a veiled reference to its nuclear capability, Pakistan today sought immediate defusing of tension at the LoC saying "both co...
'Osama's body dropped into sea with 300 pounds of iron chains'

Washington, Oct 7: After al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces in Pakistan's garrison town of Abbottabad, his body was kept i...
Forbes list
Five Indian-Americans in Forbes list of US' richest

New York, Sep 30: Five Indian-Americans have been named among the 400 richest people in the US by Forbes, a list topped by Microsoft co-founder Bill G...
Modi Obama Editorial
Modi, Obama write first joint editorial

Washington, Sep 30: After using technology successfully in their respective election campaigns, US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra ...
Bhagat Singh's sister passes away in Canada

Chandigarh, Sep 29: Parkash Kaur, the younger sister of revolutionary and freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, has died in Canada, a family member said here ...
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Madison Square goes mad over Modi

New York, Sept 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday told a rapturous crowd of NRIs that Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders will get life...
Modi uses concert to invoke youth power, send message of peace

New York, Sep 28: Using an unusual platform of a star-studded rock concert, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today praised youths for their "can do" attit...
Sharif rakes up Kashmir issue at UN, blames India for cancelling talks

United Nations, Sep 27: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today raked up the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly here and blamed India for "an...
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Modi to get rockstar reception in New York; US lobby questions his reform credentials

New York, Sep 26: It is a rock 'n' roller's dream to "sell out The Garden," but for a foreign politician to pack New York City's most famous sports an...
Iranian President Hassan
Rouhani says Saudi ties ‘deserve to be warmer’

New York, Sep 24: The relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia deserves to be better, though differences between the two states appear to be narrowi...
Bilawal Bhutto
Kashmir belongs to Pakistan, will take back every inch of it: Bilawal Bhutto

Islamabad, Sep 20: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the 'Gen-Next' politician of Pakistan, has said that his Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would get back entir...
Richard Verma
Obama nominates Richard Verma as new US envoy to India

Washington, Sep 19: President Barack Obama today nominated Indian-American, Richard Rahul Verma, as the next US Ambassador to India, ahead of Prime Mi...
Krittika Biswas
NY city to pay USD 225,000 to Indian girl to settle lawsuit

New York, Sep 18: In a significant legal victory for the daughter of an Indian diplomat, the city of New York has agreed to pay her USD 225,000 to set...
Rehman Malik
Changing Pakistan: Tardy MPs thrown off jet

Islamabad, Sep 17: Angry Pakistani passengers have forced two lawmakers off a plane for delaying its departure by almost two hours. A video covering t...
Indian origin MPs conspicuous by their absence at UK Kashmir debate

London, Sep 13: Out of the 10 odd MPs of Indian-origin in Britain's House of Commons, eight were missing from action in India's hour of need at a pote...
UN peacekeepers
Hostaged UN peacekeepers released in Golan — Al Jazeera

Dubai, Sep 11: Al Jazeera television said on Thursday the Al-Qaeda-backed Nusra Front group released UN peacekeepers it seized two weeks ago on the ...
Barak Obama
Obama orders U.S. air strikes in Syria against ISIS

Washington, Sep 11: President Barack Obama told Americans on Wednesday he had authorized U.S. air strikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks...
Colombia plane crash kills all on board

Bogota, Sept 8: Ten people, including a child, were killed when a commercial plane crashed in Colombia's Amazon rainforest, officials have said. Sear...
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US should work with Iran, Syria to deal with ISIL: Expert

Washington, Sep 4: The United States should work with Iran and Syria in order to tackle the threat of the ISIL terrorist group, an American foreign po...
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India offers red carpet, not red tape: Modi

Tokyo, Sep 2: Telling Japanese investors that there was no better place than India to set up their overseas enterprises, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...
I will neither resign, nor go on leave: Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, Sep 2: Embattled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he will neither resign nor go on leave, even as anti-government protesters led b...
Ebola quarantine lifted
Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted

Monrovia/Conakry, Sep 1: Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighborhood in Liberia on Saturday as the government lifted quarantine ...
Sharif quits
Pressure mounts on Sharif to quit as protests continue

Islamabad, Aug 31: Thousands of protesters massed outside the residence of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday to demand he step down, a...
Anti-govt protesters
2 killed, 450 injured in police crackdown on protesters in Pak

Islamabad, Aug 31: At least two persons were killed and about 450 others injured overnight when police baton- charged hundreds of anti-government prot...
Chairman Imran Khan
Pak political drama nears end after army chief intervenes

Islamabad, Aug 29: Pakistan's powerful army chief has stepped in to mediate between the embattled government and the protesters seeking resignation of...
Rice Bucket Challenge
Rice Bucket Challenge: Water-starved South Asia fills buckets with rice, not ice

Kathmandu, Aug 27: Water-starved South Asian nations have devised their own answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge taking the social media world by storm,...
Ice Backet trageday
Teenager dies after suspected ice bucket challenge goes horribly wrong

Aug 26: The death of a teenager who drowned in a disused quarry was last night being investigated as possibly the first fatality linked to the ice buc...
Imran Khan
30-day quit call to PM non-negotiable: Imran Khan

Islamabad, Aug 25: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said his call for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down for a 30-day period ...
Imran vows to storm PM house; Qadri calls for encircling NA

Islamabad, Aug 20: Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan today threatened to storm Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence with thousands of his sup...
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Khan, Qadri march to Parliament inside Islamabad's 'Red Zone'

Islamabad, Aug 20: Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri tonight marched with thousands of their supporters towards the Parli...
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