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'Beijing to enhancing friendly ties with Pyongyang'

China is committed to enhance and develop friendly and cooperative ties with North Korea, a senior official said on Saturday.

Robbers ransack gurdwara in Britain

Robbers stole over 2,500 pounds of gold artefacts used in religious ceremonies and caused thousands of pounds worth of damage at a gurdwara in the British town of Crawley, a media report said.

Palestinian shot by Israeli police in Jerusalem dies

A Palestinian seriously wounded during clashes with Israeli border police in east Jerusalem died of his wounds on Saturday, Israeli police and Palestinian medical sources said.

30 killed, 126 injured in Turkish capital bomb attacks
30 killed, 126 injured in Turkish capital bomb attacks

Turkey's Interior Ministry says two bomb explosions apparently targeting a peace rally in the capital Ankara Saturday killed 30 people and injured 126 others.

Dutch PM calls for calm in refugee crisis

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has urged citizens to keep their wits in the discussion on the influx of refugees.

Pope invites prayers for peace in Middle East, Africa

Pope Francis has urged Catholic church leaders to join him in prayers for peace and reconciliation in Middle East and Africa.

Taiwan leader warns successor to keep status quo with China

Taiwan's China-friendly president Saturday warned his successor to continue to meet Beijing's condition for dialogue that the two sides see each other as parts of one country, despite growing discontent at home toward the mainland's Communist leadership.

10 trapped in coal mine gas blast in China

At least 10 miners were trapped after a gas blast occurred at a coal mine in Shangrao county, China's Jiangxi province.

One killed in shooting at US varsity

One student was shot dead and another person was injured in a shooting incident at Texas Southern University (TSU), a media report said.

North Korean capital set for military extravaganza

The North Korean capital Pyongyang braced on Saturday for what was predicted to be one of the largest ceremonial displays of military strength in the nuclear-armed nation's history.

Russia, US to hold military talks over Syria: Pentagon
Russia, US to hold military talks over Syria: Pentagon

Russia and the US are expected to hold military talks over Syria, where both countries have been conducting airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) militants, as soon as this weekend, the Pentagon said.

Watch: Adorable video of how baby and dog react when daddy comes back home
Watch: Adorable video of how baby and dog react when daddy comes back home

We all know how babies react when their dads come back home after a day's work. But, have you ever seen a dog react like the baby when his/her dad arrives.

Merkel under pressure within Germany amid refugee crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel may need to brace for a constitutional challenge as the Bavaria state threatened to take legal steps with regard to the refugee crisis after a meeting of the cabinet.

Obama seeks national effort to end mass shooting

A week after a gunman killed 9 people and himself at a college in Oregon, Barack Obama has sough national effort to end the spree of mass shooting incidents.

US pauses programme to train and equip Syrian rebels

In terms of the program we originally conceived, we're going to pause that for now, said Warmouth at a White House press call on the issue.

Lebanon receives new US military aid

Lebanese army received on Friday a new shipment of Hellfire missiles and artillery munitions in assistance from the US, officials said in a statement.

Bank attack leaves nine dead in Burundi

At least nine people including seven bandits, a policeman and a bank client were killed when eight bandits attacked a bank at Buyenzi neighbourhood in the Burundian capital Bujumbura, police sources said on Friday.

India, US relations progressing in Modi's leadership: Official

The bilateral relationship between India and the US has grown enormously, especially on security and diplomatic fronts, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power and America is hopeful that this alliance will only become more productive, a top State Department official has said.

Twitter planning layoffs: Report

Twitter will lay off employees next week as freshly-returned chief Jack Dorsey pushes for a leaner operation focused on winning users, tech news website Re/code has reported.

Development banks pledge USD 15 bln in new climate funds

Development banks including the World Bank have pledged an additional USD 15 billion a year by 2020 to fight climate change, taking the world closer to the clutch target of USD 100 billion, officials have said.

Four killed trying to stop elephant poachers in Congo

An African Parks helicopter that was sent out to rescue the rangers itself came under fire but managed to retrieve six members of the patrol unit.

Fresh clashes erupt in Afghanistan's Kunduz city

Militants fired rounds of rockets from outer sides of the city during the clashes, which struck several houses.

US House passes bill to lift oil export ban, veto looming

The US House of Representative passed a bill on Friday to appeal the 40-year-old oil export ban, but its future was uncertain facing a veto threatened by the White House.

Nobel prize a tribute to 'courage' of Tunisian people: Obama

Today's award is therefore also a tribute to the perseverance and courage of the Tunisian people, said Obama.

Seven killed in Mali, Burkina attacks blamed on jihadists

Seven people, including one fighter, were killed today in two separate border region attacks blamed on jihadists in Mali and neighbouring Burkina Faso, security and government sources said.

US says Palestinian stabbings 'acts of terror'

New clashes erupted Friday in Gaza, where Israeli forces opened fire and killed six Palestinians.

Guatemala mudslide toll rises to 253 dead

The mounting toll from a mudslide that buried a Guatemalan community on October 1 has risen to 253 confirmed dead, authorities said Friday, with several hundred more unaccounted for.

Turkish police detain newspaper editor for 'insulting Erdogan'

Turkish police today detained the editor of a leading English-language daily newspaper on suspicion of "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a series of tweets.

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over Samjhauta Express disruption

The Indian farmers were holding a demonstration to demand compensation for destruction of their cotton crop, according to reports.

Gun-rights activists protest Obama visit

About 200 protesters were milling around outside Roseburg airport Friday, some carrying placards saying Obama was not welcome and "Obama Go Home."