The former head of Colombia's intelligence agency ended several years on the run and surrendered to face charges of spying on opponents of former President Alvaro Uribe
US politicians are calling for changes to a law that allows Europeans and other foreigners to enter the country without visas, citing fears that jihadists could exploit the rules to stage attacks on American soil
A video has been released which purportedly shows the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto by the Islamic State (IS) militants, after his compatriot Haruna Yukawa was executed a few days back, according to media reports Sunday
African Union’s peace and security council urges heads of state for move
Three handmade bombs exploded outside Khaleda Zia’s office; after a 72-hour strike called by her, govt had cut off power supply, cable and Internet connections to office
IS kidnaps 63 shepherds and farmers, and 15 oil workers after temporarily seizing an oil facility near Kirkuk in northern Iraq
Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, whose sexual proclivities cost him his job and a shot at the French presidency, goes on trial Monday for "pimping" over his alleged role in a prostitution ring.
Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, announced today that he will not make another White House run in 2016, ending weeks of speculation over his possible bid.
More than 50 people were killed and around 50 others injured Friday when a suicide bomber ripped through a Shia mosque in Pakistan's Shikarpur district, media reports said.
As India replaced its top diplomat with the nation's ambassador in the US, a day after President Barack Obama's visit to India, Washington stressed its "important and growing relationship with India."
A Delhi woman allegedly raped by an Uber driver last December has filed a lawsuit in a US court accusing the web-based US taxi firm of focusing on profits over the safety of its passengers
Internationally acclaimed Australian author, Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, died today aged 77
At least 20 people have been killed and 36 others injured in Egypt's restive Sinai as militants fired rockets and set off a car bomb
US Secretary of State John Kerry has been fined a penalty of USD 50 by the Boston City officials for not removing snow dumped on the side street in front of his house which was formed due to the massive snowstorm this week
The toll in the gas truck explosion Thursday at a maternity and children's hospital here has been lowered to two, correcting an earlier report, which said that seven people died in the incident
The number of new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the three worst-affected countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia has fallen to the lowest level since late June, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Thursday
The mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 in March last year was today declared as an accident, fulfilling a legal obligation that will allow the next of kin of the 239 people, including five Indians, on board to claim compensation
US airlines have registered more than 50 bomb threats over the past 10 days, FBI sources have told the CNN television network
The United States has described the Afghan Taliban as "an armed insurgency", while the Islamic State as a "terrorist" group, drawing a controversial distinction between the two militant organisations
India has said that the architecture of the post-2015 development agenda should stay clear of "artificially-imposed conditionalities" and be shaped in a manner to allow each country to develop according to its own national priorities and circumstances
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