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236 dead at camp bombed by Nigeria's air force: Official

The death toll from the bombing of a refugee camp by Nigeria's air force has climbed to 236, a local official said today a sharp increase from earlier counts.

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar gets one-year extension

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, whose tenure was to end on January 28, on Sunday got a one-year extension.

France`s presidential hopeful Fillon says Europe needs `jolt`

France`s conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon said Monday Europe needed a "jolt" to reform in light of new global threats to the old order, after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Donald Trump signs executive order withdrawing US from TPP
Donald Trump signs executive order withdrawing US from TPP

With a stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump on Monday unravelled the Trans-Pacific Partnership, withdrawing the US from the controversial free-trade pact. Without Washington's participation, the TPP would have to be renegotiated or scrapped altogether.

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi seriously injured in US-led airstrike?
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi seriously injured in US-led airstrike?

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been 'critically injured' in air strikes in northern Iraq, as per reports.

Militants still holding 25 hostages in Philippines: Defence chief

The Philippine defence chief said Monday that 25 hostages are still being held by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines but urged that no ransom be paid for their release.

European Union warns Britain against pre-Brexit trade talks
European Union warns Britain against pre-Brexit trade talks

Brussels warned Britain Monday that it must must refrain from any formal negotiations for bilateral trade deals with third countries until after its divorce from the EU.

Donald Trump to announce United States withdrawal from TPP: Media

US President Donald Trump will sign a decree Monday that effectively ends US participation in a sweeping trans-Pacific free trade agreement negotiated under former president Barack Obama, CNN reported.

Indian-origin Mauritius PM steps down, son to take over

Mauritius is set to have a new Prime Minister on Monday, two days after the 86-year-old Indian-origin Anerood Jugnauth resigned and handed over the post to his son.

69 Pakistanis in detention of Saudi Arabia for terrorism

At least 69 Pakistani are being held in Saudi Arabia for their alleged involvement in terror-related offences, local media reported on Monday.

Muslim family gets heartwarming note from neighbours after Donald Trump's inauguration - Letter will melt your heart
Muslim family gets heartwarming note from neighbours after Donald Trump's inauguration - Letter will melt your heart

This letter has gone MASSIVELY viral on Twitter and other social media websites.

Donald Trump thanks Barack Obama for 'beautiful' letter - What ex-POTUS wrote for US President?
Donald Trump thanks Barack Obama for 'beautiful' letter - What ex-POTUS wrote for US President?

Newly-inaugurated US President Donald Trump thanked his predecessor Barack Obama for a letter for him in the Oval Office but said he will not be divulging its contents to the media.

Donald Trump 'serious' about embassy move: Jerusalem mayor
Donald Trump 'serious' about embassy move: Jerusalem mayor

The mayor of Jerusalem says the Trump administration is "serious" and committed to moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Immediate Syria solution shouldn''t be expected at Astana talks: Turkish deputy PM

A solution at Syrian peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana should not be expected within one or two days, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday.

China sentences former senior official to life term for graft

A Chinese court Monday sentenced a former top official to life in prison for corruption involving millions of dollars, the latest high-profile conviction in President Xi Jinping`s crackdown on graft. 

Returned detained former Congo rebels to military camp: Uganda

Uganda said on Monday it had returned dozens of former combatants of a Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group to a military camp after they tried to sneak back to their own country in disguise last week.

Ten dead, 30 missing after boat capsizes off Malaysia

Ten people are confirmed dead and about 30 missing after a boat believed to be carrying Indonesian illegal immigrants capsized in rough seas off Malaysia, officials said Monday.

Donald Trump misspells honour in latest Twitter mishap

In December, Donald Trump had tweeted that China had ripped a US Navy research drone out of international waters in an 'unpresidented' act. It was soon corrected to 'unprecedented.'

Malaysian minister meets MH370 relatives' group in Perth

Malaysia`s transport minister on Monday met a group representing families of passengers from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, after being lobbied by relatives of those lost when the plane vanished in 2014.

Syria peace talks start in Astana: Official
Syria peace talks start in Astana: Official

Peace talks gathering the Syrian regime and rebel groups began Monday in the Kazakh capital Astana, although rebels said they would not negotiate face-to-face with the government in the first session. 

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe says will keep seeking Donald Trump's understanding on TPP
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe says will keep seeking Donald Trump's understanding on TPP

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he believed United States President Donald Trump understood the value of free trade and that he would keep pitching a multinational trade pact that Trump's administration has vowed to exit.

Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena to probe controversial bond sale

President Maithripala Sirisena ordered an investigation Monday into alleged insider trading at Sri Lanka`s central bank that has heightened tensions between him and his prime minister.

Storms continue slamming US South after killing at least 18

A dangerous weekend weather system killed at least 18 people in the US South, with Georgia officials reporting more than a dozen deaths on Sunday after severe thunderstorms and tornadoes buffeted several states.

Pervez Musharraf caught dancing on `Dilli wali girlfriend` in nightclub - Watch
Pervez Musharraf caught dancing on `Dilli wali girlfriend` in nightclub - Watch

Pervez Musharraf left Pakistan for Dubai in March last year hours after the Interior Ministry issued a notification to remove his name from the Exit Control List.

South Korea ruling party to change its name

Saenuri said most of its members supported a change of name, calling it the only way to give the party a "new life".
 

Indonesia holds IS-linked group deported from Turkey

The emergence of the Islamic State has provided a potent new rallying cry for radicals in Indonesia, which has long struggled with Islamic militancy.
 

Donald Trump security adviser probed for Russia links: Report

Michael Flynn has raised eyebrows for receiving payment from a Russian broadcaster to join a gala celebration in Moscow in 2016, where he sat at a banquet table with President Vladimir Putin.

Syria rebels, regime enter first day of talks in Astana

US President Donald Trump`s administration was invited to participate in the talks but did not send a delegation.

12 bodies found in Mexican tourist town: Officials

The Jalisco group`s incursions into Sinaloa territory have turned Colima state into the Mexican region with the highest homicide rate, with 72 killings per 100,000 inhabitants last year.
 

Four more bodies found in rubble of collapsed building in Iran
Four more bodies found in rubble of collapsed building in Iran

The 17-storey Plasco shopping mall crumbled after catching fire on Thursday.