• UN, US announce 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza

    UN, US announce 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza

    The United Nations and United States announced that Israel and Hamas had agreed to a "unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza for a period of 72 hours starting today, allowing both sides to negotiate on a "durable" armistice. 

  • West Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

    The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital looking for patients and others exposed to the disease

  • Fifty kilos of cocaine go missing from Paris police HQ

    French authorities were grilling elite police officers after more than 50 kilos of seized cocaine worth up to three million euros went missing from the Paris police headquarters

  • Over 1,700 killed in Iraq violence in July: UN

    At least 1,737 Iraqis were killed, and 1,978 others injured in terrorist attacks and violence in July, according to a statement issued on Friday by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)

  • Renewed fighting in Gaza as truce collapses, toll 1,463

    At least 27 Palestinians were killed and 200 others were wounded on Friday in Israeli air raids and artillery attacks on the city of Rafah, in the south of Gaza, breaking a 72-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and the Islamic Palestinian movement Hamas

  • 58 Kerala nurses in Libya head to Tunisian border

    The first batch of 58 of the total 252 Kerala nurses working in Libya who have registered to return home are on their way to the Tunisian border, a government official said on Friday.

  • India to provide $1 million for aid to Gaza victims

    As the Gaza conflict shows no immediate signs of let-up and the number of deaths, including of scores of children, mount to over 1,400, a concerned India is planning to send $1 million to a UN fund to provide aid to the suffering Palestinians fleeing the battle zone.

  • Indian-Israeli brothers swap cricket whites for army fatigues

    National duty has taken precedence over love of cricket as two young Indian-origin brothers, both having represented Israel, have swapped their cricket attire for army uniforms to protect their country in the ongoing deadly armed conflict with Hamas

  • Divided US chamber approves lawsuit against Obama

    Divided US chamber approves lawsuit against Obama

    A sharply divided US House of Representatives has approved a Republican plan to file an election-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama contending that he has exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he has enforced the 2010 health care law. 

  • G7 powers warn Russia of tougher sanctions over Ukraine

    The leaders of the world's major developed economies have condemned Russia's actions to destabilize Ukraine and warned of tougher sanctions if it fails to de-escalate tensions in the region. 

  • Canada blames Hamas for Gaza deaths

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has blamed Hamas for the heavy loss of civilian life caused by Israel's deadly strikes on the Gaza Strip. 

  • Boy carries ailing younger brother through triathlon

    Boy carries ailing younger brother through triathlon

    Eight-year-old Noah’s six-year-old sibling Lucas, who has a rare genetic condition and cannot walk, always had to watch his older brother play sports from the sidelines

  • Viral Video: Gas station clerk beats up robbers, thwarts robbery

    Viral Video: Gas station clerk beats up robbers, thwarts robbery

    Thanks to his years of training in martial arts, a gas station clerk in the US turned the tables on a pair of robbers, who attempted to rob a convenience store bank bag

  • Chinese graduate kills masseur to pay off debt

    A debt-ridden college graduate in China has been detained for allegedly murdering a woman who offered massage service at her downtown home

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry leaves for India

    US Secretary of State John Kerry leaves for India

    US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, today left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit

  •  US Secretary of State John Kerry leaves for India

    US Secretary of State John Kerry leaves for India

    US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, today left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit

  • 32 more killed as Israel shells Gaza, death toll hits 1,262

    32 more killed as Israel shells Gaza, death toll hits 1,262

    At least 32 more people were killed early today in Gaza in Israeli bombardment, a day after over 100 Palestinians died in one of the bloodiest days in the three-week conflict as deadly fighting raged unabated between Israel and Hamas and the death toll reached 1,262

  • Obama writes to Putin over missile treaty violation

    US President Barack Obama has written to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over Moscow's breach of a 1987 missile treaty, the White House said on Tuesday.

  • Only 3,200 tigers left in the wild: WWF report

    Only 3,200 tigers left in the wild: WWF report

    Of the 100,000 tigers that once roamed in the wild a century ago, only 3,200 are left behind, the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature has revealed in a report.

  • Driverless cars on British roads by 2015

    Driverless cars will be allowed on British roads for the first time from January next year as part of a pilot project of the "transformational technology" in three cities, the government announced today