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North Korea balloons prompted warning shots: Seoul

An unidentified flying object entered the South Korea's airspace across the tense border with North Korea.

Taiwan to make landmark gay marriage ruling

Conservative and religious groups in Taiwan says that gay marriage would destroy family values.

Newark airport reopens after engine fire prompts plane evacuation

Newark Liberty International Airport is a major international hub near New York City.

Amid regional strains, Qatar says hackers post fake comments by Emir

The Qatar News Agency (QNA) website has been hacked by an unknown entity. 

Jailed Chinese lawyer force-fed medication

Wife did not recognise the frail white-haired man standing in her hallway.

British police name suicide bomber, threat level raised to critical
British police name suicide bomber, threat level raised to critical

Queen Elizabeth held a minute`s silence at a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London

Australia: Police criticised for tactics in deadly Sydney cafe siege
Australia: Police criticised for tactics in deadly Sydney cafe siege

The findings into the December 2014 tragedy that shocked the nation followed intense scrutiny of New South Wales police tactics, which have been blasted by families of those who died.

UK bomber trained abroad, had al Qaeda links: Official

The British man believed to have killed 22 people in a suicide-bomb attack here, had ties to al Qaeda and had received terror training abroad, a US intelligence official said.

Pakistan harbouring terrorists in Afghan: US intel officials

Pakistan is "harbouring terrorists" and using them as "reserve" in Afghanistan.

Venezuela to push ahead with assembly in July despite unrest

At least 53 people have been killed as a result of unrest that began in early April.

Myanmar seeks to kick-start stalled peace process

Many armed groups have complained that Suu Kyi has not listened to their concerns and is working too closely with the military.

Manchester attack ignites security concerns in France

France remains in a state of emergency and on high alert over possible terrorist attacks due to its military intervention in Syria, Iraq and the Sahel region.

China's UN envoy says 'no reason' not to hold talk with North Korea

China's UN envoy says 'no reason' not to talk with North Korea

Ex-CIA chief says he warned Russia against meddling in US presidential election
Ex-CIA chief says he warned Russia against meddling in US presidential election

Former CIA director John Brennan said today that he warned Russia last summer against meddling in the US presidential election but the Russians went ahead and did it, anyway.

Pakistani opposition criticizes PM Nawaz Sharif over 'ineffective' trip to Saudi summit attended by Donald Trump
Pakistani opposition criticizes PM Nawaz Sharif over 'ineffective' trip to Saudi summit attended by Donald Trump

A prominent Pakistani opposition leader has criticized the country's prime minister for an allegedly "ineffective" trip to Saudi Arabia for a summit with US President Donald Trump.

22 killed in Manchester terror attack, bomber identified as Salman Abedi; ISIS claims responsibility
22 killed in Manchester terror attack, bomber identified as Salman Abedi; ISIS claims responsibility

The British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others.

It's time to ask world to step up, pay fair share: Donald Trump
It's time to ask world to step up, pay fair share: Donald Trump

Proposing "deep cuts" in the US' foreign aid, President Donald Trump on Tuesday said it is time to ask the rest of the world to step up and pay its fair share.

Vietnam, Indonesia vessels clash in South China Sea

Indonesia says several Vietnamese fishing vessels escaped its waters following a show of force by Vietnam's coast guard in the South China Sea.

United States chief mum on possible Donald Trump pressure on Russia probe

 US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Tuesday sidestepped questions about an explosive report which said President Donald Trump pressured him to help push back against the probe into Russian ties with his campaign.

Donald Trump assures Britain of unbreakable commitment after bombing
Donald Trump assures Britain of unbreakable commitment after bombing

US President Donald Trump telephoned Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday to assure her of America's "unbreakable commitment" in the wake of a suicide bombing in England that killed 22 people.

Italy expects EU deal for Monte dei Paschi rescue within days

Monte dei Paschi di Siena is close to reaching an agreement with the European Commission that will pave the way for a state bailout of Italy`s fourth biggest bank.

Taliban attack on Afghan army base kills 10 soldiers

The assault in Shah Wali Kot district late Monday came just a day after 20 Afghan policemen were killed when Taliban fighters stormed their outposts in the neighbouring province of Zabul.

Manchester terror attack: Sikhs open doors to victims of deadly bombing, offer food, shelter, free rides
Manchester terror attack: Sikhs open doors to victims of deadly bombing, offer food, shelter, free rides

Apart from taxi drivers offering free rides, several hotels and venues in the city centre were also reported to be offering space for those stranded in the city centre.

Deadliest month for Syria civilians in US-led strikes: Monitor

US-led air strikes on Syria killed a total of 225 civilians over the past month, a monitor said today, the highest 30-day toll since the campaign began in 2014.

Congress lauds Indian Army for action at LoC; questions govt on terror camps
Congress lauds Indian Army for action at LoC; questions govt on terror camps

The Congress on Tuesday lauded the Army for smashing Pakistani posts in the Naushera sector of Jammu and Kashmir but asked the government what it was doing about destroying terror camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Donald Trump assures Britain of 'unbreakable commitment' after bombing
Donald Trump assures Britain of 'unbreakable commitment' after bombing

US President Donald Trump telephoned Britain`s Prime Minister Theresa May Tuesday to assure her of America`s "unbreakable commitment" in the wake of a suicide bombing in England that killed 22 people.

Manchester terror attack: What all we know so far
Manchester terror attack: What all we know so far

At least 22 people, including children, died in a suicide bombing at a pop concert packed with teens in the British city of Manchester late Monday.

Manchester terror attack: No report of Indian casualty

There has been no report of any Indian casualty in Monday's terror attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday.

Manchester's Arndale shopping centre evacuated, witnesses heard "big bang"
Manchester's Arndale shopping centre evacuated, witnesses heard "big bang"

 A shopping centre in Manchester was evacuated, scores of people ran away from the centre.