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Armed squad kills 11 people in Venezuela: Official

Venezuela is one of the most violent countries in the world that is not at war, with 58 homicides per 100,000 residents in 2015.

ISIS selling sex slaves on Facebook for $8,000
ISIS selling sex slaves on Facebook for $8,000

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is reportedly selling its sex slaves online in a bid to raise funds.

Two dead, including one suspect, in Houston shooting: Police

One suspect was dead and a second was wounded after reports of multiple gunshots in Houston, while another person was found dead in a vehicle, police said on Sunday.

Israel media: Police recommend indicting Netanyahu's wife

Israeli media say a police investigation has recommended indicting the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over misuse of state funds and inflated household spending.

Hillary Clinton would be Democratic nominee: Feinstein

Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic presidential nominee, a top party Senator said today while dismissing allegation that she violated the law by using personal email server during her tenure as the the secretary of state.

Iran says to miss hajj, Saudi 'blocking path to Allah'

Iran said today its pilgrims will miss the pilgrimage this year because Saudi Arabia, custodian of Islam's holiest sites, was raising obstacles and "blocking the path to Allah" for its faithful.

Donald Trump slams Barack Obama for not mentioning Pearl Harbour attack

Obama did not publicly mention the surprise 1941 attack that pulled the US into World War II while on his historic trip to Japan this week, during which he became the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima.

 At least 700 dead after series of shipwrecks off Libyan coast
At least 700 dead after series of shipwrecks off Libyan coast

The boats sank south of Italy on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as the migrants tried to reach Europe in unseaworthy vessels, reports Daily Star.

17 killed in fire at elderly people's care home in Ukraine

A total of 150 rescuers and firefighters who were dispatched to the scene managed to rescue 18 people.

Iran says to miss hajj, Saudi `blocking path to Allah`

The Iranian Hajj Organisation said: "Saudi Arabia is opposing the absolute right of Iranians to go on the hajj and is blocking the path leading to Allah."

'USD 100 for shaving beard: ISIS imposes new fines, taxes'
'USD 100 for shaving beard: ISIS imposes new fines, taxes'

In response to their worsening financial situation, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is continuing to increase taxes and fines throughout its territory and in some cases introducing new ones.

Thousands flee IS offensive in northern Syria: Monitor

The offensive against the towns of Marea and Azaz threatens to overrun the last swathe of territory in the east of Aleppo province held by non-jihadist rebels and bring IS to the doorstep of the Kurds' Afrin enclave.

Up to 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean this week: UN
Up to 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean this week: UN

Up to 700 migrants are feared to have drowned in deadly shipwrecks off the coast of Libya this week, the UN`s refugee agency said Sunday, citing survivor testimony.

Japanese parents leave son in mountains as punishment, now a massive search in underway

The parents of a seven-year-old Japanese boy missing in the mountains confessed on Sunday they had left him as a punishment and he did not get lost during a hike as first claimed, police said.

Will not bow to labour reform protestors: French PM Manuel Valls
Will not bow to labour reform protestors: French PM Manuel Valls

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is determined not to join a long list of politicians who have conceded defeat to protesters, he told the Journal Du Dimanche (JDD) newspaper, as the government prepares to dig in its heels on labour reform.

17 die in fire at Ukraine home for elderly
17 die in fire at Ukraine home for elderly

The fire tore through the temporary two-storey shelter for the elderly which was located in the village of Litochky.

Conservative re-elected Iran speaker despite reformist gains

Moderate conservative Ali Larijani retained the speakership of Iran`s parliament Sunday despite major gains for reformists in February elections, benefiting from credit gained by his support for last year`s nuclear deal.

World's longest rail tunnel sees light at end of decades' wait

When Swiss engineer Carl Eduard Gruner came up with the idea to build the world's longest rail tunnel under the Alps in 1947, he predicted the visionary project could be finished by the start of the 21st century.

The never-ending vigil for millions yearning to bury their dead
The never-ending vigil for millions yearning to bury their dead

Nameless migrants laid to rest in unmarked scrubland, murder victims dumped in mass graves, desperate searches for the missing after natural disasters. Around the world, millions of families wait in vain to bury their dead.

Rescued migrants say ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard

Migrants rescued from two boats in the Mediterranean this week told humanitarian workers in Italy that they saw another vessel carrying some 400 migrants sink, Save the Children said on Saturday.

US zoo kills gorilla after 3-year-old boy falls into enclosure

The Cincinnati Zoo in the US state of Ohio houses 11 gorillas, according to its website.

Brazil arrests first suspect after shocking gang-rape video
Brazil arrests first suspect after shocking gang-rape video

The Brazilian Police on Saturday said they had arrested the first of more than 30 suspects wanted over the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers posted a graphic video online showing the aftermath of their brutal attack.

US blocks cluster-bomb sales to Saudis: Report

The Obama administration has moved to block sales of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen, amid reports of mounting civilian casualties there, a US media report said on Saturday.

7.2 magnitude quake hits South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands

Beijing: An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale hit South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on Saturday, said the China Earthquake Networks Centre.

Lightning strikes German football pitch, 35 hurt, 3 seriously
Lightning strikes German football pitch, 35 hurt, 3 seriously

Lightning struck a football pitch in western Germany today, injuring 35 people, three of them seriously, media reported.

Iran`s supreme leader Khamenei warns of Western 'schemes' as new MPs meet
Iran`s supreme leader Khamenei warns of Western 'schemes' as new MPs meet

Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged newly-elected lawmakers to resist "schemes" of the West.

Thai man whose penis was bitten by 10-foot long python in toilet recovering
Thai man whose penis was bitten by 10-foot long python in toilet recovering

A Thai man who fought off a three-metre (10-foot) python that bit his penis while he was squatting on the toilet is recovering, hospital staff said Saturday.

North Korean leader`s aunt runs dry-cleaner in US: Reports
North Korean leader`s aunt runs dry-cleaner in US: Reports

The aunt of North Korea`s supreme leader Kim Jong-Un lives anonymously in the United States, where she runs a dry-cleaning business after having defected in 1998, The Washington Post reported Friday.

Pakistan can help US destabilise Taliban: Senator Bob Corker
Pakistan can help US destabilise Taliban: Senator Bob Corker

United States Senator Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has said that Pakistan`s support can help destabilise the Taliban far more rapidly than U.S. military operations alone could.

US military restricts troops after murder in Okinawa

The US military in Japan is restricting celebrations and off-base alcohol consumption in Okinawa after the arrest of a former Marine suspected of killing a woman on the southern Japanese island.