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Russia orders new military exercises on Ukraine border

Russia orders new military exercises on Ukraine border

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 21:32

Russia on Thursday ordered new military exercises in Russian regions bordering Ukraine in response to Kiev`s operation against militants in the east.

Indian woman jailed for husband`s murder to be deported

Indian woman jailed for husband`s murder to be deported

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 20:31

A 40-year-old Indian woman in Oman, jailed for killing her alcoholic husband, was released today on compassionate grounds ahead of her deportation.

Five killed as Ukrainian forces launch ``anti-terror`` operation

Five killed as Ukrainian forces launch ``anti-terror`` operation

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 20:27

At least five pro-Russian protestors were killed Thursday afternoon during an "anti-terror" operation in Ukraine`s eastern city of Slavyansk, the country`s interior ministry said.

Cornish recognised as British minority

Cornish recognised as British minority

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 20:23

The Cornish people are to be recognised as a national minority under a European convention, the British government announced Thursday.

Taiwan minister quits over extramarital affair claim

Taiwan minister quits over extramarital affair claim

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 20:19

A Taiwanese minister resigned Thursday after his alleged extramarital affair surfaced in the media, the latest blow to a government battling mounting anger over its policies on China and nuclear energy.

Air raid kills 27 at Syria market: Monitor

Air raid kills 27 at Syria market: Monitor

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 22:29

An air strike on a market on Thursday killed at least 27 people, including three children, in a village of the north Syrian province of Aleppo, a monitoring group said.

Pope in hot water over `personal` phone calls

Pope in hot water over `personal` phone calls

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 20:09

Pope Francis`s habit of picking up the phone and cold calling people who write to him is landing the Vatican in hot water and spokesman Federico Lombardi has had enough.

Vladimir Putin enemy escapes immediate threat of jail

Vladimir Putin enemy escapes immediate threat of jail

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 20:08

Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Thursday escaped the imminent threat of jail when a court ruled to extend his house arrest by another six months, his spokeswoman said.

Kiev has right to defend its sovereignty: European Union

Kiev has right to defend its sovereignty: European Union

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 20:05

The European Union said Thursday the Ukrainian government has the right to defend its sovereignty, but urged all sides to focus on easing the crisis.

Israel PM angrily accused Palestine for choosing Hamas instead of peace, unity deal stucks

Israel PM angrily accused Palestine for choosing Hamas instead of peace, unity deal stucks

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 20:03

Israel`s security cabinet met Thursday to weigh its retaliation to a unity deal struck between the Palestinian leadership and the Hamas rulers of Gaza.