2 held in Pakistan over MQM leader's UK murder

 Pakistani authorities have detained two men suspected of being involved in the killing of an exiled MQM leader in London in 2010 and fled the UK on the night of the murder.

Afghan leader demands action from Pakistan against Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani demanded tough action from Pakistan against Taliban militants in a letter seeking greater anti-terrorism cooperation, after facing strong public criticism over a controversial intelligence-sharing deal between the neighbours.

Mormon leader L. Tom Perry dies at 92, opposed same-sex marriage

Mormon leader L. Tom Perry, the oldest member of the faith`s highest governing body and who spoke against same-sex marriage, died from cancer on Saturday at age 92, the church said.

Burkina Faso begins exhumation of slain ex-leader`s remains

The remains of Burkina Faso`s slain former president Thomas Sankara and 12 of his colleagues who were assassinated during a coup d`etat in 1987 began to be exhumed on Monday.

Malaysia denies royal pardon for jailed opposition leader Anwar

Malaysia has rejected a petition seeking a royal pardon for jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is serving a five-year prison term for sodomy, his lawyers said on Wednesday.

AAP MLA accuses a Delhi leader of organising voluteers against him?

 A message was today doing rounds on the social media that AAP's Bijwasan MLA Devendra Sehrawat has accused party's Delhi unit leader Durgesh Pathak of organising volunteers against him in his constituency, a charge refuted by the latter.

Ukraine leader says he will not let oligarchs sow `chaos`

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday pledged to stop oligarchs from sowing "chaos" after the governor of a key industrial region quit following a row over a state oil firm.

BJP leader among four party workers held for murder

Four BJP workers, including a state-level functionary and a woman councillor, were arrested today for their alleged involvement in the murder of a realtor from Tirupur at her house over a property dispute.

Boko Haram leader vows to disrupt Nigeria election: New video

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau vowed to disrupt Nigeria`s general election in a new video released Tuesday, after two suicide attacks in the northeast blamed on the Islamists killed 38 people.

Emotional Virat Kohli has a long way to go: Shahid Afridi
Emotional Virat Kohli has a long way to go: Shahid Afridi

Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi says that Virat Kohli was "too emotional" as a leader and it will take him some time to fill in the captaincy void left by Mahendra Singh Dhoni's retirement from Test cricket.

US-born leader of African Hebrew Israelites dies

The leader of a community of African Americans who moved to Israel decades ago in the belief they were of ancient Hebrew ancestry has died, their spokesman said on Sunday.

'Provoked' by BJP leader, Allahabad HC lawyers to go on with strike

A day after announcing that they would end their week-long strike in protest against the proposed creation of a separate bench for western Uttar Pradesh, advocates of the Allahabad High Court on Friday went back on their decision claiming that they were "provoked and agitated" by a "mischievous" statement of a senior BJP leader which appeared in a Hindi daily.

Leader should belong to people of all communities: Azam Khan

In a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Sunday said a leader should belong to people of all communities and treat every one as equal.

Catalan leader warns against disrupting independence vote

Catalan leader Artur Mas warned that any move by Spain to disrupt Saturday's symbolic and much-disputed vote on independence in the wealthy region would be "a direct attack on democracy".

Rooney is `natural leader`, worthy for England captaincy: Gerrard

Former England skipper Steven Gerrard has backed teammate Wayne Rooney to hold the captainship for the national team.

Udonis Haslem re-signs with Miami Heat

The Miami Heat have re-signed veteran forward Udonis Haslem, who is the club`s all-time leader in rebounds.

Tour de France: Calm ahead of Alpine storm keeps Vincenzo Nibali on his toes

Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali admitted he is wary of the apparent calm that has settled around his lead in the Grand Boucle.

Kurdish leader cites `new reality` in Iraq

Iraq`s top Kurdish leader warned visiting Secretary of State John Kerry today that a rapid Sunni insurgent advance has already created "a new reality and a new Iraq," signaling that the US faces major difficulties in its efforts to promote unity among the country`s divided factions.

Peter Mutharika wins Malawi`s disputed presidential vote: Official

Peter Mutharika, the brother of Malawi`s former leader, was Friday declared winner of the country`s disputed presidential election after garnering 36.4 percent of the votes cast.

Maoist leader arrested in Odisha

A Maoist leader, wanted in connection with the murder of a sarpanch and other criminal activities, was arrested from Pokara village in Rayagada district, police said today.