Beijing: A special fund has been set up to protect the Great Wall of China, one of the seven wonders of the world, amid criticism that it is poorly preserved.
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Istanbul: Turkey on Monday said it had summoned the US charge d'affaires in Ankara to demand an explanation over a report that Washington has spied intensively on Turkish leaders since 2006.
Aden: Al-Qaeda militants have executed three men they accuse of planting electronic chips in the network's vehicles to help US drones target them, a security official said on Monday.
London: Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday announced tougher anti-terror measures against British-born extremists planning to fight in Iraq and Syria, and prohibit them from returning to
Benghazi: Jihadist gunmen clashed on Monday with Libyan troops in Benghazi, killing 10 soldiers, as the Islamists tried to advance on an airport in the eastern city, the army said.
Sanaa: Tens of thousands of Shiite rebel activists demonstrated in the Yemeni capital Monday, heeding a call by their leader to press their campaign to oust the government in defiance of the UN
Washington: US President Barack Obama on Monday notified the Congress about his authorisation for conducting targeted airstrikes and humanitarian assistance to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic
Dakar/Lagos: The world`s "disastrously inadequate response" to West Africa`s Ebola outbreak means many people are dying who could easily be saved, the head of the World Bank said on Monday, as
New York: New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton says a suspect is in custody in a fatal shooting that occurred hours before the start of the West Indian Day Parade.
Islamist fighters have carried out atrocities on "an unimaginable scale" in months of fighting with Iraqi forces, who have also killed detainees and shelled civilian areas, a UN official said
Beijing: Expressing concern over the political crisis in Pakistan, China on Monday appealed again to all sections of the country's political spectrum to resolve the contentious issues through
Melbourne: Facing trial for allegedly racially abusing an Indian-origin Malaysian taxi driver, a New Zealand policewoman appeared in Queenstown court on Monday.
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Poland`s Prime Minister Donald warned on Monday that the war in eastern Ukraine risks spreading if NATO does not toughen its stance quickly.
Tusk, tipped as the European Union`s next
Kiev: Ukraine`s defence minister warned on Monday that a "great war" had broken out with Russia over his country`s future that could claim tens of thousands of lives.
"A great war has
Moscow: Diplomats at a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine must push for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists,
Heavy gunfire was heard Monday from the scene of a gunfight between Nigerian security forces and suspected members of the Boko Haram in the restive northeastern state of Borno, residents said
Pyongyang: Three US citizens held in North Korea pleaded Monday for help to secure their release but said they have been well treated in the hardline communist country.
Geneva: Both Islamist fighters and, to a lesser extent, Iraqi government forces have killed civilians and committed atrocities in three months of fighting, a senior U.N. official said in an
Kiev: Ukraine`s military said on Monday it had pulled its forces back from defending a vital airport in the east against Russian tanks, as President Petro Poroshenko accused Moscow of "direct
Golan Heights/MANILA: Heavy fighting erupted on Monday between the Syrian army and Islamist rebels on the Golan Heights, where 44 peacekeepers from Fiji are being held by militants and scores
Beijing: China on Monday reacted guardedly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks of "expansionist" tendency among some countries, saying it is not clear what was he referring to and
Kiev: Ukraine`s defence minister warned on Monday that a "great war" has broken out with Russia over his country`s future that could claim tens of thousands of lives.
"A great war has
Brussels: NATO will upgrade its military readiness at a summit this week to provide a more visible presence in eastern European member states spooked by Russia's actions in Ukraine, alliance
Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday defended a watershed decision to send arms to Iraqi Kurds battling jihadist militants, saying Europe`s own security was at stake.
Day in Pics: 1st September
Showbiz World - September 1, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai