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Islamic State militants claims deadly attacks on Yemen govt, Arab troops in Aden

The Islamic State group claimed responsiblity for deadly attacks on Tuesday on the government headquarters and positions of the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni city of Aden.

Russian jets in Turkish airspace no accident: NATO chief
Russian jets in Turkish airspace no accident: NATO chief

NATO's secretary-general on Tuesday rejected Moscow's claim that its military incursion into alliance airspace over Turkey wasn't intentional or important, saying there were two separate incidents and "the violation lasted for a long time."

Islamic State militants claims wave of attacks in Iraq that killed 56 people

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a series of attacks that rocked different parts of Iraq and killed at least 56 people the night before.

Ukraine moves toward allowing foreigners in military

Ukraine's parliament has passed a measure that would allow foreigners to serve in its armed forces.

UK hacked routers in Pak to identify terrorists: Edward Snowden
UK hacked routers in Pak to identify terrorists: Edward Snowden

Britain secretly obtained vast amounts of communications data from Pakistan to identify terrorists by hacking into routers in the country made by an American firm, according to US whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Iran threatens boycott over Rushdie's Frankfurt invite

Iran has threatened to boycott next week's Frankfurt Book Fair because organisers have invited the author Salman Rushdie, who still has a fatwa against him, as a guest speaker.

Nikki Haley's South Carolina declared disaster hit

As South Carolina Tuesday began a slow recovery from what its Indian-American governor Nikki Haley called a "1,000-year level of rain" President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration ordering federal aid to help recovery efforts.

Christian priest attacked by armed men in Bangladesh

A Christian priest in Bangladesh has survived an attempt on his life by three suspected Islamists who attacked him in his house after pretending to want to learn about Christianity, days after two foreigners were killed by armed men in attacks claimed by ISIS terror group.

Barack Obama faces political and economic opposition to TPP in US

 US President Barack Obama faces a growing political opposition including those from his party colleagues, trade and labour unions and businesses on what he described as a "historic" 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal that links 40 per cent of the global economy.

UK spies can hack smartphones: Edward Snowden
UK spies can hack smartphones: Edward Snowden

Snowden claimed that GCHQ used a series of interception tools called "Smurf Suite".

Grenade explosion kills detained militant leader in B'desh

An explosives expert of the Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) was killed today when he detonated a grenade while security forces searched for weapons in one of the hideouts of the militant group, police said.

Seven killed as bus falls off bridge in China

Seven people were killed and 30 others injured today when a bus fell off a bridge in east China's Anhui Province.

No signs of N Korea preparing rocket launch: Seoul

North Korea shows no sign of preparing for a long-range rocket launch to mark a major political anniversary this week, a South Korean government official said today.

Record floods kill 11 in US state of South Carolina

South Carolina residents today reeled under the effects of weekend flooding that killed at least 11 people and left tens of thousands without power or drinking water.

Speed dating goes 'halal' in Muslim-majority Malaysia
Speed dating goes 'halal' in Muslim-majority Malaysia

Halal Speed Dating, a new matchmaking event in Kuala Lumpur that is helping Malaysian Muslims find partner.

California becomes fifth US state to allow euthanasia

The controversial bill lets terminally-ill patients seek a doctor's help in ending their lives.

Record floods kill nine in US state of South Carolina
Record floods kill nine in US state of South Carolina

Some 26,000 South Carolinians did not have electricity and 40,000 had no drinking water.

US protests Baghdad opening Green Zone to traffic

The four-square-mile International Zone of Baghdad was the seat of government power underSaddam Hussein and became known as the Green Zone after the 2003 US-led invasion.

US law student sues CIA over Salvadoran civil war documents

The lawsuit alleges the CIA has withheld documents regarding retired Salvadoran Army Col Sigifredo Ochoa Perez.

Obama plans to leave 5,000 troops in Afghanistan: Report
Obama plans to leave 5,000 troops in Afghanistan: Report

Such a move "would end" Obama's plans to bring US troops home before he leaves office on January 20, 2017, The Washington Post reported yesterday.

'Key legislative and economic reforms passed by Modi govt'

The Narendra Modi government has been able to push through a number of key economic and legislative reforms in India, but everybody is not happy about it as expectations are very high and many items on the wish list are still pending, a visiting opposition MP has said.

Boston-bound airline pilot dies; co-pilot lands safely in NY

Details of the medical emergency and the identity of the dead pilot weren't immediately released, and the airline wouldn't say when the death occurred.

US and Cuba discussing joint marine reserve: Kerry

Kerry was in Chile yesterday for the "Our Ocean" conference, where several countries and foundations announced new efforts to preserve the marine environment and fisheries.

US boy kills girl over puppy

Latasha Dyer said her daughter was playing outside when the boy asked to see her puppy. Little McKayla said "no" and shortly after was shot in the chest.

IMF meets in hostile territory of Latin America

There is loaded history lingering in the air in Peru as IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and her team jet into Lima for the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank from Friday to Sunday.

UN asks Iran to help peace in Syria

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has urged Iran to pressure its ally Syria to reach a peaceful resolution of the brutal civil war there.

Ghana suspends 7 high court judges over bribery allegations

Last month, 22 circuit judges and magistrates were suspended, and 12 high court judges were placed under investigation, after they were accused of being bought off.

Israel vows crackdown as 'Hamas 5' held over settler killing

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager as fresh clashes raged in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem yesterday.

Over 1,800 migrants rescued from six boats adrift off Libya

A total of 1,830 people were brought ashore in six different operations to save passengers in four stricken boats and two rubber dinghies yesterday, the coast guard said.

Russian air force hits '10 Islamic State targets' in Syria

"Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25 carried out 15 sorties from the Hmeimim airbase in the afternoon," the ministry said in a statement, adding that 10 facilities had been struck on the sixth day of Moscow's military intervention in Syria.