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9 killed in road mishap in UP

At least nine people, including two minors and five women, were killed in the wee hours today when a truck and a tractor collided with each other at Moth town in Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi district.

German, British skiers killed in Swiss avalanches

Two skiers, a German and a British national, have been killed in avalanches in Switzerland, police said on Saturday.

Lights out as world observes Earth Hour

vParis`s iconic Eiffel Tower switched off its lights, Berlin`s Brandenburg Gate went dark and Hong Kong`s famed skyline dimmed Saturday as landmarks the world over observed Earth Hour, the global c

4 killed while trying to recover gasoline after Mexico crash

An attempt to take gasoline from a crashed tanker truck led to four deaths and 26 injuries when the vehicle exploded, Mexican officials have said.

Pakistan prepares to evacuate citizens from Yemen

Pakistan said Saturday it was preparing to evacuate its citizens and diplomatic staff stranded in war-torn Yemen, as Saudi-led air strikes hammered Shiite Huthi rebel targets.

Chilean president describes `bleak` scene in flood-hit north

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet pointed to a "bleak" situation in the country`s flood-hit north Saturday, after deadly rains swept through the normally arid area last week.

Alps crash pilot told ex `everyone will know my name`

The co-pilot who investigators believe crashed a passenger jet into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, worried "health problems" would dash his dreams and vowed one day to do something to "ch

Ukraine leader says he will not let oligarchs sow `chaos`

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday pledged to stop oligarchs from sowing "chaos" after the governor of a key industrial region quit following a row over a state oil firm.

Cable operator attempts suicide

 A cable operator, prime witness in the 2003 Amritsar sex racket case, today attempted suicide in the presence of judges who were listening to complaints outside the court premises here.

Abbas says he doubts Israel vow to free Palestinian funds

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said today he doubted Israel's willingness to unblock hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid taxes a day after it promised to do so.

Tunisia museum attack toll climbs to 22 after Frenchwoman dies of injuries

A Frenchwoman has succumbed to injuries sustained in the March 18 attack on Tunisia`s national museum, French President Francois Hollande said Saturday, bringing the overall death toll from the sho

Nigerian refugees in Chad root for Buhari but can`t vote

In the Chadian capital N`Djamena, Modou Mallam brandished his blue voter`s card but the Nigerian refugee could not vote in Saturday`s presidential ballot like thousands of other refugees scattered

Heavy blasts at Aden arms depot kill at least 14

A series of explosions rocked an arms depot in Yemen's second city of Aden Saturday, killing at least 14 people as looters swarmed the facility, witnesses and an official said.

UN staff flee Yemen as Hadi urges decisive campaign

UN staff were evacuated from Yemen's capital on Saturday after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes, as President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi urged his Arab allies to bomb Iranian-backed rebels into submission.

Malaysia detains two Iraqi nationals with links to IS

Two Iraqi nationals, suspected to be members of the dreaded Islamic State terror group, have been arrested here for allegedly making death threats to the Ambassadors of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in Malaysia.

UN staff flee war-torn Yemen, Russia voices concern

The United Nations evacuated staff from war-torn Yemen on Saturday as Russia warned Saudi-led air strikes on Iranian-backed rebels were affecting crunch nuclear talks between world powers and Tehra

Moscow hopes Yemen crisis won't 'impact' Iran nuclear talks: Russian negotiator

Russia`s chief negotiator in the Iranian nuclear talks on Saturday said Moscow hoped that the conflict in Yemen -- where a Saudi-led offensive is under way against Iranian-allied rebels -- would not negatively affect the ongoing six-party talks with Tehran in Switzerland.

EU-Ukraine summit to take place on April 27: Poroshenko

A summit between top European Union officials and Ukraine`s leaders will take place in Kiev at the end of April, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko announced on Saturday.

`Another tragedy`: Rescued Chile miner loses home in floods

One of the Chilean miners who captured worldwide attention in 2010 after spending more than two months in a collapsed mine has lost everything after torrential rains struck northern Chile.

Medicine for psychological illness found at co-pilot's home: Report

German police have found medical treatments for psychological illness at the home of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a jet into the French Alps, killing 149 people and himself, a German newspaper said on Saturday.

Czech women kidnapped in Pakistan freed after 2 years

Two female Czech tourists kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 have been released and have returned to the Czech Republic, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Saturday.

Saudi blogger Badawi views survival of 50 lashes as miracle: Report

Jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has described in his first public remarks from prison how he "miraculously survived 50 lashes" as part of a conviction that sparked an international outcry, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.

Signs of discord at Iran nuke talks as deadline looms

Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program grew frantic on Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German foreign ministers joining US Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran's top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal.

Technical problems, Boko Haram hit Nigerian general election
Technical problems, Boko Haram hit Nigerian general election

Problems with new technology on Saturday forced a 24-hour extension to the presidential election in Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria, and renewed Boko Haram violence hit the knife-edge vote.

6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes northern Chile

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile on today, the United States Geological Service said. There were no immediate reports of damage.

Militant bomb near Cairo University wounds 8

A bomb wounded four civilians and four policemen outside Cairo University today, Egyptian police and health officials said, in an attack by a militant group that has previously targeted the campus.

Somalia ends deadly hotel siege, 14 dead

Somali forces brought an end to an hours-long gun and bomb siege on a Mogadishu hotel by Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants on Saturday, with the government giving a final toll of 14 dead.

Over 415,000 pay respects to Singapore`s Lee Kuan Yew as wake ends

More than 415,000 people, equivalent to over 12 percent of Singapore`s citizens, have visited parliament to pay their respects to former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, officials said Saturday.

Germany to hold national memorial for crash victims

Germany will hold a national memorial ceremony and service for victims of a Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, on April 17, regional authorities said on Saturday.