Militants of The Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group sent an email to the family of US journalist James Foley warning of his imminent execution a week before releasing the video of his decapitation in Syria, where he was kidnapped in November 2012
Former president George W Bush took the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in support of Lou Gehrig's disease research today, and challenged his Democratic predecessor Bill Clinton to do the same
Sikhs would not be exempted from wearing helmets while riding motorcycles in Canada's east-central Ontario province, Premier Kathleen Wynne has said citing safety reasons
Intensifying its targeted assassinations of militants, Israel's air force today bombed a house in Gaza killing three senior Hamas commanders among 19 Palestinians on the 45th day of the deadly conflict
Pakistan's parliament Thursday unanimously passed a resolution rejecting demands by PTI chairman Imran Khan and PAT leader Tahir ul Qadri for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and dissolution of assemblies
The death toll due to the Ebola virus continues to rise in West Africa and currently stands at 1,350, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said
Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good to take up the post of prime minister
An Israeli air strike on Gaza City killed the wife and infant daughter of elusive Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif, the Islamist group said early today.
Authorities have found an unexploded World War II bomb by a highway close to Frankfurt airport and an operation to defuse it may cause flight disruptions.
The US, through its embassies in New Delhi and Islamabad, is engaging with the Indian and Pakistani governments on bilateral talks
Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri said late Tuesday that a session of Awami Parliament (People's Parliament) will be held in front of the Parliament House Wednesday, Geo News reported.
Jihadists released a video apparently showing the beheading of an American journalist kidnapped in Syria, in the most direct retaliation yet to US air strikes against them in Iraq
Iran's conservative-dominated parliament today voted to sack the science minister for wanting to recruit people accused of involvement in the 2009 protest movement
A Malaysian bank officer and her husband were charged today with forgery, theft and other offenses after allegedly stealing more than USD 30,000 from the accounts of four people who were aboard missing flight MH370
For the first time, internet giant Google is planning to open Gmail, YouTube and some of its other services to children under the age of 13
The US has reiterated that it looks forward to welcoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite an online petition seeking cancellation of his visit
A Nigerian doctor who treated an Ebola virus disease patient has died Tuesday in the country's southwestern state of Lagos, local authorities said
A fresh environmental assessment of the Tibetan Plateau has found that the region is getting hotter, wetter and more polluted, threatening its fragile eco-systems and those who rely on them
At least 27 people were reported killed Wednesday while 10 were missing in torrential rain lashing Hiroshima prefecture in western Japan, authorities said
Scientists from four Brazilian institutions have announced the discovery of a new species of non-venomous snake that inhabits the savannas in the central part of the country