Facebook Removes 85% 'Blasphemous Material' at Pakistan's Request
Facebook has removed about 85 per cent blasphemous material at the request of Pakistan, the government on Monday informed a top court.
âTrump Effectâ to be Blamed For Racial Attacks in Australia, Says Indian
Li Max Joy, who is pursuing a nursing course and working as a part time taxi driver in North Hobart in Tasmania, alleged that five people including a girl hurled racial abuses like "you bloody black Indians" at him and assaulted him up at the McDonald's restaurant.
White House Woman 'Fence Jumper' Jumps Again
The arrest on Sunday morning came just a few hours after she was released in that case.
US Universities See Sharp Drop in Indian Applications After Hate Crimes
The full version of the 'Open Doors 2016' report is slated to be released later this week.
Top Republican Resigns After Healthcare Bill Failure
The Freedom Caucus is made up of several dozen Republican members of Congress who exert their influence as a voting bloc with an aim to push legislation in a more conservative direction.
United Airlines Under Fire for Barring Girls Wearing Leggings
United Airlines has been criticised on social media after it barred two girls from flying for wearing leggings.
Trump Blames Party Hardliners for Health Debacle, as More Battles Loom
Donald Trump on Sunday squarely blamed his Republican party's ultra-conservative wing for the most stinging defeat of his young presidency, holding it responsible for the failed attempt to repeal Obamacare in a way that may signal bruising battles ahead over taxes and spending.
Australian Residents Begin Evacuating Ahead of Cyclone
Residents began evacuating low-lying areas of Australia's northeast as a powerful cyclone bore down on the coast
Anti-Corruption Protests Sweep Russia, Opposition Leader among Hundreds Arrested
Hundreds of people including top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were arrested on Sunday as thousands of Russians defied bans to stage protests across the country against corruption.
Trump Fails to Repeal Obamacare, Republicans to Engage Democrats
The White House on Sunday indicated it was willing to talk to the opposition Democratic leadership on Obamacare, days after US President Donald Trump suffered a spectacular defeat in repealing the healthcare legislation.
Iran Sanctions 15 US Firms, Citing Human Rights and Israel Ties
Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday.
UK Home Secy Demands Whatsapp Make its Information Accessible to Intelligence
Encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp must make their platforms accessible to intelligence agencies, a top British security official declared on Sa amid reports that the Westminster attacker used the service minutes before his assault on Parliament.
Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting: One Killed, At Least 14 Injured, Say Police
One person was killed and at least 14 people were wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early on Sunday, police said.
Indian-Americans Raise USD 100,000 for Kansas Survivor Ian Grillot
A 24-year-old American, who took a bullet for an Indian, has been honoured as 'A True American Hero' by the Indian-American community in Houston which raised USD 100,000 to help him buy a house in his hometown Kansas.
Hong Kong Chooses Carrie Lam as Next Leader Amid Political Turmoil
A Beijing-backed civil servant, Carrie Lam, was chosen to be Hong Kong's next leader on Sunday amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better able to defuse political tension.
Rebellion Led Indian-American Teen to 250,000 Dollar Science Prize
A rebellion began Indian-American teen Indrani Das on her way to the brain research that got her the quarter-million-dollar Regeneron Science Talent Search award for high school students.
European Union Leaders Celebrate Anniversary of Treaty of Rome
The European Union (EU) on Saturday celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome amid concerns over challenges.
Gunman Kills 1, Holds up Las Vegas Strip For Hours Before Surrendering
A man riding on a double-decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled a gun and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another before barricading himself inside in a standoff that lasted hours before he finally surrendered.
UK Parliament Attacker Acted Alone: Scotland Yard
The brazen terror attack on British parliament which killed four people ended within 82 seconds and was carried out by Khalid Masood who acted alone, Scotland Yard confirmed today, conceding they may "never understand" the 52-year-old attacker's motive.
US Air Strike in Afghanistan Killed Senior Al-Qaeda Leader: Official
A US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan on March 19 killed the senior Al-Qaeda military commander Qari Yasin, who has been linked to numerous attacks in his native Pakistan, the US military confirmed on Saturday.
Bangladesh: At Least 6 Killed, 50 Injured as Commandos Storm Militants' Den in Sylhet
At least three people were killed and 31 injured on Saturday in two blasts when Islamist militants hurled explosives on people as army commandos stormed their hideout in Bangladesh's northeastern Sylhet city following a 30-hour security siege.
After Defeat, Trump Promises 'Great' Plan to Replace Obamacare
As a result, in an effort to avoid the humiliation of a defeat, Ryan announced that he was withdrawing the move to have a vote on Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Pakistan Allows Former Army Chief to Lead 39-nation Islamic Military coalition
Pakistan has agreed to allow former army chief Gen Raheel Sharif to head a Saudi Arabia-led 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to combat terrorism, according to a media report.
US Senators Write to Trump Administration to Push For F-16 Sale to India
Two senators have written letters to the Trump administration to push for the sale of F-16 fighter jets to India as well as to approve a drone sale to the country, a media report said.
Jews, Muslims, Indian Americans Join Hands Against Hate Crimes
People from the Jewish, Muslim, and Indian American communities gathered on the steps of Tifereth Israel Synagogue in north-west Washington and stood in solidarity against rising hate crimes in the US.
Motive Still Unknown Behind Killing of Indian Woman, Son in US
The two were found murdered when Sasikala's husband Narra Hanumanth Rao returned from work Thursday evening.
Laptop Ban Hits Dubai for 1.1Million Weekend Travellers
Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US Saturday, on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
Indian Mission in UK Issues Advisory For Fraud-Hit Nationals
The advisory follows a number of complaints on Twitter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Pakistan Mulling Options for Abdul Basit's Replacement: Sources
Pakistan is mulling options to replace its hawkish envoy to India, Abdul Basit, after his tussle with the decisions-makers in Islamabad following the elevation of his junior Tehmina Janjua as Foreign Secretary.
'Go Back to Lebanon': Sikh-American Girl Racially Abused in New York Train
A Sikh-American girl was harassed on a subway train when a white man, mistaking her to be from the Middle East, allegedly shouted "go back to Lebanon" and "you don't belong in this country," the latest in a series of hate crimes against people of South-Asian origin.
US Immigration Judge Grants Asylum to Singapore Teen Blogger
A teenage blogger from Singapore whose online posts blasting his government landed in him jail was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge in Chicago ruled Friday.
Ajit Doval's US Visit Reinforces Counter-Terrorism Cooperation
The Trump Administration is seeking to deepen its counter-terrorism cooperation with India and expand it further, sources said after National Security Advisor Ajit K Doval's high profile meetings with top US officials.
Man Blows Self up Near Bangladesh Airport, Islamic State Claims Attack
A man carrying a bomb blew himself up in front of a police checkpoint near Bangladesh's international airport on Friday, in a blast claimed by Islamic State.
Trump Disappointed White House Conservatives Blocked Healthcare Bill
President Donald Trump said on Friday that he was disappointed that a conservative faction in the House of Representatives blocked his healthcare legislation and said "we learned a lot about loyalty" from the effort.
Donald Trump Tastes Failure as US House Healthcare Bill Collapses
Obamacare boosted the number of Americans with health insurance through mandates on individuals and employers, and income-based subsidies.
Suspected Suicide Bomber Blows Himself Up Near Dhaka Airport
A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up at the international airport in Dhaka on Friday, nearly a week after a similar attack on a nearby camp of Bangladesh's elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) force.
11 Dead as Migrant Boat Sinks off Turkey Coast
But Ankara has raised alarms in Brussels by threatening in recent weeks to scrap the agreement, which came into force after an estimated 1.26 million migrants reached Europe in 2015
Switzerland Investigate Spying on Turkish Community
"The Office of the Attorney General has been made aware of concrete suspicion that political espionage has likely been conducted involving the Turkish community in Switzerland," the office said on Friday, giving no other details about the probe that began on March 16.
In Pakistan, Envoys of Muslim Nations Discuss Online Blasphemy Against Islam
It was decided that a comprehensive strategy paper encompassing all legal and technical aspects would be circulated by Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs among the ambassadors of the Muslim countries which they would be sharing with their governments to evolve future plan of action.
Two More 'Significant Arrests' Over London Attack: Police
Two more people have been arrested over Wednesday's terror attack in London, police said on Friday, also giving the attacker's birth name as Adrian Russell and appealing to the public for information about him.
Ravindra Gaikwad's Air India 'Slapgate' Incident Makes it to the Pages of Guardian, BBC
Ravindra Gaikwad, the Shiv Sena MP who assaulted an Air India steward, has made it to the pages of the international media.
56% Disapprove of Republican Health Care Bill: Poll
Only 17 per cent of voters approve of the plan and 26 per cent remain undecided, the Quinnipiac University poll revealed on Thursday.
Donald Trump's Ultimatum: Pass Health Bill or Obamacare Stays
Donald Trump warned Republicans that he is done negotiating and wants a vote Friday on replacing Obamacare, warning that if the effort fails, his predecessor's health care reforms will stand, lawmakers in an emergency meeting said.
US, 13 Other Nations Demand Venezuela Hold Elections Soon
Maduro has long accused Almagro of doing the bidding of the US government.
Laptop Ban Creates Turbulence For Airline Profits
Britain followed with a similar ban from five countries from the Middle East, northern Africa and Turkey.
Nawaz Sharif Celebrated Holi to Please Indian Government: JuD
JuD acting chief Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki on Thursday said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif celebrated Hindu festival 'Holi' to please the Indian government.
State Department Tells Embassies to Ramp up Visa Screening
The Trump administration originally included Iraq among the countries affected by its proposed travel ban.
Donald Trump Takes a Break From White House to Drive a Truck
US President Donald Trump was rallying votes for his health care reform bill on Thursday but made a pit stop in the afternoon to meet with truck drivers and trucking executives.
Crowd Honours London Attack Victims at Candlelit Vigil
A man draped in Britain's Union Jack flag was among those lighting candles placed on sand, while others left flowers in the square.
London Attacker Khalid Masood: A 'Nice Guy' Turned Extremist
The man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman in Wednesday's deadly assault outside Britain's parliament has been identified by police as 52-year-old former convict Khalid Masood.
Health Bill Vote Delayed in House, Setback to Trump, Ryan
The bill could still come to a vote in coming days, but cancelling today's vote was a significant defeat.
UK Parliament Attacker Identified as Khalid Masood, IS Claims Responsibility
London police on Thursday identified a British man as responsible for killing four people in a rampage outside parliament, as hundreds gathered for a candlelit vigil in the capital.
Had Turned Down Offer to Stay at Trump Towers: Emma Thompson
British actress Emma Thompson says she once turned down an offer by Donald Trump to stay at the Trump Towers, years before he became the U.S. president.
UK Parliament Attacker Named as British-born Khalid Masood
The attacker who killed three people near parliament in London before being shot dead was named on Thursday as British-born Khalid Masood, who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism.
'Replacement of American Workers Not The Intent of H1B Visas'
Asserting that replacement of American workers is not the intent of H-1B work visa, the Trump administration nominee for Labour Secretary has acknowledged the shortage of skilled workers in the US.
Man Trying to Drive into Crowd in Belgium Arrested
"My gratitude on behalf of all Antwerp to the soldiers who have intervened, the police services and the special intervention force," Antwerp mayor Bart de Wever tweeted.
France Shudders After London Attack, Le Pen Demands Border Controls
Le Pen, who has the backing of about a quarter of the electorate and is running second in opinion polls behind centrist Emmanuel Macron, said countries needed to co-operate more with each other on sharing intelligence.
Pakistan Hosts Afghan Taliban Leaders to Talk Peace Talks
Two Taliban officials familiar with the Islamabad meeting say the Taliban used it to issue their own demands. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity on Thursday, fearing reprisals by Pakistani authorities who have not confirmed the meeting.
Indian Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail for Spying in UAE
The court ordered to confiscate his electronic equipment used in the crime, such as laptop, mobile phone, camera among others, the report said.
London Terror Attacker Was Known to Spies: British PM Theresa May
The British Prime Minister also confirmed that eight people have been arrested as part of raids across London and Birmingham following the attack on Parliament.
Turkey Warns Russia After Sniper Fire From Syria Kills Soldier
Muftuoglu told reporters today that Turkey had summoned the diplomat because Moscow was in charge of monitoring a cease-fire in the border area controlled by the Syrian Kurdish forces.
Ready to Discuss Kashmir, but India 'Jeopardising' Peace: Pakistan
Raking up the Kashmir issue as an "unfinished agenda" of partition, pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday accused India of "jeopardising" regional peace through "consistent" ceasefire violations.
London Terror Attack: 7 Suspects Arrested From Birmingham in Police Crackdown
Hours after the Westminster Bridge terror attack near Parliament on Wednesday, British police arrested seven suspects in a raid on a property in Birmingham.
Donald Trump's Son Trolled For Tweet Against London Mayor
After few hours of Westminster terror attack unfolded in London, Donald Trump Jr posted a tweet disgracing London Mayor Sadiq Khan for his comment on terror attacks in the city.
London Attacker was an Asian Man in his 40s, Say Witnesses
Witnesses to the terror attack on Westminster Bridge near the British Parliament in London on Wednesday told the media that the attacker was an ‘Asian man in his 40s’.
Donald Trump Fights For Healthcare Bill, Makes Headway With Conservatives
Representative Charlie Dent, a leader of the "Tuesday Group" of House Republican moderates, issued a statement saying he could not back the bill.
Donald Trump's Son Criticises London Mayor Sadiq Khan After Terror Attack
The White House issued a more conciliatory response to the Wednesday terrorist attack.
London Terror Attack: PM Modi Says India Stands with UK
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed sadness over the London terror attack and said India stands with the UK at this difficult moment.
Rescued Shelter Dog Saves 3-year-old Girl From Freezing to Death
A former shelter dog in Michigan is being credited with saving the life of a 3-year-old girl who was found naked and alone in freezing weather.
Police: White sword Killer Went to New York to Attack Black People
A white US Army veteran from Baltimore bent on making a racist attack took a bus to New York, the "media capital of the world," randomly picked out a black man who was collecting bottles on the street and killed him with a sword, police have said.
US Police Probe Apparent Gang Rape Streamed on Facebook Live
Chicago police said on Wednesday they were looking for up to six suspects who allegedly raped a teenage girl and broadcast the assault on Facebook Live.
Indian-American Doing a Wonderful Job in Health Care: Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised Indian-American Seema Verma, head of a powerful federal health care agency, for doing a "wonderful" job in helping him repeal and replace the Obamacare.
Eiffel Tower Goes Dark at Midnight for London Victims
ights on the Eiffel Tower will be switched off at midnight (2300 GMT) on Thursday in solidarity with those killed and injured in a terror attack outside Britain's parliament.
Laptop Ban Sparks Anger Among Middle East Travellers
Travellers across the Middle East expressed frustration on Wednesday at a ban on large electronic devices for flights to the United States and Britain that has sparked confusion and speculation.
British PM Theresa May Calls Terrorist Attack 'Sick and Depraved'
UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday termed the terror strike in the heart of London as "sick and depraved" attack on democratic values, which was "doomed to failure", after four people were killed and 20 injured.
Donald Trump Speaks to Theresa May After UK Terror Attack, Offers Support
President Trump pledged the full cooperation and support of the United States Government in responding to the attack and bringing those responsible to justice, the White House said in a readout of the call.
Wisconsin Shootings: Police Officer, 3 Others Killed; Suspect in Custody
A police officer and three other people were killed in a series of shootings Wednesday in northern Wisconsin that apparently began as a domestic dispute in a bank, officials said.
US Suspects N Korea in $ 81 Million Bangladesh Theft: Report
US federal prosecutors suspect the North Korean government directed last year's theft of USD81 million from Bangladesh's account at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, according to a media report.
London Terror Attack: No Report of Indian Casualty, Says Sushma Swaraj
There is no report of any Indian casualty so far in the terror attack near the UK Parliament, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday.
Attack Near UK Parliament Leaves 5 Dead, 40 Injured; Suspect Shot Dead
Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain's parliament.
Matter of time before ISIS leader Baghdadi killed: US State Secretary
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will be killed as nearly all of his deputies are now dead and it is "only a matter of time" that he meets the same fate.
World Leaders 'Stand' With Britain After London Terror Attack
World leaders on Thursday unanimously condemned the suspected terrorist attack in the heart of London by an attacker who was shot dead by armed police, with many saying they "stand" with Britain.
Tillerson Pledges Safe Areas for Refugees, More Pressure on IS
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States would set up "interim zones of stability" to help refugees return home in the next phase of the fight against Islamic State and al Qaeda.
A Year Later, The Woman in 'Iconic' Brussels Attack Photo Recalls Ordeal
On March 22, 2016, exactly a year from this day when three coordinated suicide bombings ripped through Belgian capital Brussels, a flight attendant found herself in the vortex of despair.
Pakistan Court Orders Separate Counting of Sikhs in Census
The high court directed that the implementation of the ruling should be carried out in the second phase of the population census which would started from April 25.
Pakistan Seeks Facebook Meeting, Threatens Action Over Blasphemy
Pakistan will punish social media companies that fail to take action against online blasphemy, the interior minister said on Wednesday, adding that he had requested a meeting with Facebook.
Attack Outside UK Parliament: In Pictures
British police said they were treating this as a terrorist incident.
UK Attack: Scottish Parliament Suspends Debate on Independence Referendum
The suspension was announced by the speaker of Holyrood, Ken Macintosh, after a policeman was stabbed, an assailant shot and several people injured in London.
Attack Outside UK Parliament: Here's What We Know So Far
Details from the attack outside UK parliament were still trickling in more than an hour after the news broke. Here is what we know so far.
British PM Theresa May is Safe After Attack on Parliament: Spokesman
The spokesman declined to say where May was when the attack took place.
London Terror Attack: Four Dead, Including Attacker and 1 Policeman
A policeman was stabbed inside the perimeter of Britain's parliament building on Wednesday, an assailant was shot dead outside and several people lay bleeding on a nearby bridge, Reuters witnesses and officials said.
British Police Treating Incident Near Parliament as Terror-related
An assailant was shot outside parliament by armed police, the leader of the House of Commons said on Wednesday after loud bangs were heard and a Reuters photographer saw at least a dozen injured people on the nearby bridge.
After Shooting Outside UK Parliament, Pictures Show Injured on The Ground
An assailant was shot outside parliament by armed police, the leader of the House of Commons said on Wednesday after loud bangs were heard and a Reuters photographer saw at least a dozen injured people on the nearby bridge.
London Terror Attack: Shooting Outside UK Parliament Leaves 1 Killed, Dozen Injured
At least a dozen people have been injured on Westminster Bridge after shots were heard outside the British parliament, a Reuters photographer said on Wednesday.
Pakistan Court Asks For Final Arguments in Hafiz Saeed's Detention Case
During the hearing, advocate Dogar said the government detained JuD chief Saeed and four aides on the pressure fromthe US and India.
Musharraf wanted 'underhand' deal in 2007: Nawaz Sharif
Musharraf was then the Pakistan President and Sharif had just returned from exile.
Laptops, Tablets Banned on Airplanes: What's The Threat?
The United States and Britain have banned laptops and tablet computers from passenger cabins on certain airlines' flights from some airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa, citing terror threats.
People voted for change and serious action: Donald Trump
Trump said that because of the new business climate jobs are coming back to the US.
Supreme Court Limits US President's Power to Fill Temporary Govt Posts
The Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the president's power to temporarily fill vacant government posts while nominations are tied up in partisan political fights.
North Korea Fails in New Missile Test: Seoul
A new North Korean missile test failed on Wednesday, the South's defence ministry said, two weeks after Pyongyang launched four rockets in what it called a drill for an attack on US bases in Japan.
Trump Tries to Rally Support for Healthcare Bill as US Markets Drop
President Donald Trump tried to rally Republican lawmakers behind a plan to dismantle Obamacare on Tuesday as U.S. stock markets showed their worst one-day performance since the November election.
World Water Day: Wastewater Key to Solving Global Water Crisis, Says UN
Recycling the world's wastewater, almost all of which goes untreated, would ease global water shortages while protecting the environment, the United Nations said in a major report Wednesday.
Illinois House Votes Against Making Obama Birthday a Holiday
Barack Obama's name is revered in his home state. But the Illinois House has rejected making his birthday a state holiday.
Trump Signs NASA Funding Bill, Sets Goal of Human on Mars
President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a bill authorising USD 19.5 billion funding for NASA programmes and setting a new goal to send humans to Mars.
Pope Francis Asks Young People to Resist 'False' Reality on Social Media
Pope Francis on Tuesday warned young people to resist the lure of "false" versions of life presented on social media or reality TV shows.
EU Migration Chief Threatens Consequences For Not Hosting Refugees
"It is important for governments to understand that they should be part of it," Avramopoulos told a news conference in Warsaw. "If some of them do not comply... the Commission has the power, the tools to convince these countries."
After US, UK Bans Carrying Laptops on Flights From 6 Muslim Countries
The UK on Tuesday imposed a ban on carrying laptops as part of cabin baggage on Britain-bound passenger flights from six Muslim-majority countries, hours after US introduced a similar move citing terrorism concerns.
Israel Arrests Turkish Aid Agency Official For 'Aiding Hamas'
"The investigation showed that Murtaja deceived TIKA by misusing the organisation's resources and funds, which were intended for substantial humanitarian projects in the Gaza Strip, by diverting them to Hamas's military wing," Shin Bat said in a statement.
Donald Trump's Daughter Ivanka to be his 'Eyes and Ears' in White House
President Donald Trump's high-profile daughter Ivanka has been given an office at the White House and she will also have access to classified information, according to an administration official.
Mild Earthquake Hits Pakistani Capital
Pakistan has experienced several quakes in the past, including a 5.3-magnitude tremor last month.
Donald Trump Meets Iraqi PM, Discuss Terrorism Threat
US President Donald Trump held his first meeting with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and expressed confidence in defeating the Islamic State (IS) terror group, according to a White House statement.
Ban Aimed at Electronics in Cabins of Some US-Bound Flights
The US government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and most other electronics in carry-on luggage starting from Tuesday.
No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion: White House
The White House has said there is no evidence of a Trump-Russia collusion, hours after the FBI confirmed that it was probing Russia's meddling in last year's presidential polls, including possible links between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Scottish Lawmakers Debate New Independence Referendum
Scottish lawmakers on Tuesday begin a two-day debate on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's call for an independence referendum -- a major headache for Prime Minister Theresa May as she prepares to launch Brexit.
EU's Marks 60th Birthday in Rome Under Brexit's Shadow
European Union leaders gather in Rome this week to proclaim their "common future" on the bloc's 60th birthday, despite a wave of crises including Britain's looming exit from the bloc.
We Should Not Have Left: Donald Trump on Fight With ISIS in Iraq
US President Donald Trump has questioned the decision of his predecessors to first send the American troops to Iraq and then withdraw them, while assuring support to the war torn country to maintain stability.
Bill Gates Again World's Richest Man; Donald Trump Slips
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once again topped the Forbes magazine list of the world's richest billionaires, while US President Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots, the magazine said on Monday.
Donald Trump Expedites Visas for Family of Syrian in Wisconsin
The Trump administration is expediting a Syrian man's applications to bring his wife and daughter to Wisconsin.
US Government Names Local Jails That Won't Hold Immigrants
The Trump administration is naming some names in its efforts to shame local jails that don't cooperate with immigration authorities.
Billionaire Philanthropist David Rockefeller Dies at Age 101 in New York
Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller, former head of Chase Manhattan Corp and patriarch of one of the most famous and influential American families, died on Monday, a family spokesman said. He was 101.
Comey Confirms FBI Probing Alleged Russian Interference in US Vote
FBI Director James Comey on Monday confirmed the agency was investigating possible Russian government efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election including any links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow.
China Warns India Over Invite to Dalai Lama to Buddhist Meet
China on Monday warned India not to go against its "core concerns" to avoid disruption in bilateral ties after New Delhi invited the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to an international Buddhist seminar in Bihar.
Stephen Hawking Fears America Under Trump May No Longer Welcome Him
Stephen Hawking lamented on Monday that he may no longer be welcome in America under Donald Trump, as the renowned British physicist asserted that the US President's priority would be to satisfy his electorate who are "neither liberal nor that well-informed".
Britain to Launch Brexit Process on March 29: EU Sources
Prime Minister Theresa May will write to the European Union on March 29 formally announcing Britain's withdrawal from the bloc, EU sources told Reuters on Monday, saying Brussels had been told of the plan by British officials.
Pakistan's Supreme Court Suspends Orders to Seal Liquor Shops
Pakistan's Supreme Court Monday suspended an order by the Sindh High Court to seal 120 liquor shops for allegedly engaging in illegal sale of wine in the southern province of Sindh.
UK Man Died in Bath While Charging Phone, Finds Probe
A 32-year-old British man, who was found dead in his bathroom, had been accidentally electrocuted as his iPhone fell in water while charging, according to a judicial probe.
US Tells India no Significant Change in H1B Visa Regime
The United States has conveyed to India that there is no significant change in the H1B visa regime, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday.
Nawaz Sharif Orders to Reopen Pakistan-Afghanistan Border
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday ordered to reopen the Pakistan-Afghanistan border with immediate effect.
Kansas Shooting Hero: Ian Grillot to be Honoured by Indian House Houston
Indian-Americans will honour a 24-year-old American who was injured while trying to intervene during a racially-motivated shooting in Kansas that left an Indian techie dead and another injured.
Orly Airport Attack: Drugs, Alcohol Found in Gunman's Blood
Blood tests have revealed that a gunman who attacked soldiers at Orly airport in the French capital on Saturday had consumed drugs and alcohol, a media report said on Monday.
Brexit Could Place 'Huge Burden' on UK Parliament
The British Parliament could be burdened with scrutinising up to 15 new bills for Britain's exit from the European Union (EU), a new report has warned.
US President Donald Trump Says North Korea Acting 'Very, Very Badly'
US President Donald Trump slammed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for "acting very, very badly", following Pyongyangs missile activities, a media report said.
Catalonia calls for Scottish-style independence referendum
Catalonia's separatist government has again urged Spain's central government to let it hold a legal referendum on independence like the one Scotland staged in 2014 with London's approval.
Indian Can't Conduct Mass: Man Tells Priest in Melbourne Before Stabbing
A Catholic priest from Kerala named was stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife by an Italian during the Sunday mass at a Catholic church in Melbourne suburbs.
Japanese PM Abe Wants Economic Deal With European Union Soon
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday that the European Union and Japan should soon reach an economic deal, and stressed the importance of free trade to his country.
Pressure Builds on Trump to Back off Wiretap Accusations
US lawmakers from both parties said on Sunday they had seen no proof to support the claim by Republican President Donald Trump that his predecessor Barack Obama had wiretapped him last year, adding pressure on Trump to explain or back off his repeated assertion.
20 Students Die in Freak Tree Accident in Ghana
Twenty students died after trees fell on them while swimming in a river during a storm in Ghana, emergency officials said Sunday.
Judge Rejects US Request to Clarify Order Halting Travel Ban
A federal judge has rejected the US government's request to clarify his temporary order blocking President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.
Hindu Marriage Bill Becomes Law in Pakistan
President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday gave his approval to the Hindu Marriage Bill, 2017 on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, turning it into law.
Italy President Hugs Those Like Him Who Lost Family to Mafia
Italy's president, whose brother was murdered by Cosa Nostra, has traveled to an organized crime stronghold in southern Italy to honor hundreds of Italians slain by the country's mobsters over the past decades.
Netanyahu's Rift With Finance Minister Fuels Talk of Early Israeli Election
A dispute between Benjamin Netanyahu and his finance minister over broadcast regulation sparked speculation on Sunday the Israeli prime minister could seek an election two years ahead of schedule.
Thai Police Say They Have Found Plot to Kill Prime Minister
Thai police said on Sunday they had uncovered a plot to assassinate the country's prime minister after seizing a weapons cache belonging to a fugitive anti-junta activist.
Israel Threatens to 'Destroy' Syrian Air Defence Systems
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday threatened to destroy Syrian air defence systems after they fired ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes.
Trump Picks Kellyanne Conway's Husband to Head Civil Division
Donald Trump has selected White House adviser Kellyanne Conway's husband to head the civil division of the Justice Department, placing him in charge of the Presidents travel ban and lawsuits, a media report said.
Paris Airport Attacker Said He Was 'Ready to Die For Allah'
A man who said he was ready to die for Allah was shot dead on Saturday after attacking a soldier at Paris's Orly airport, triggering a major security alert that caused travel chaos.
Another Person Tries to Jump White House Fence
A person jumped over a bike rack in a buffer zone in front of the White House on Saturday while President Trump was in Florida, but was not able to make it over the fence into the grounds, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Twitter.
Orly Attack Motive to be Probed, Female Soldier 'Doing Fine'
The man killed at Orly airport on Saturday tried to snatch a gun from a female soldier "in an extremely violent attack" on her before he was shot dead, a French army spokesman said.
Russian Parliament Backs Investigation Into US Media Organisations
The Russian lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has approved a proposal to launch an investigation into US media organisations that operate in Russia, it said in a statement posted on its web site late on Friday.
11-Year-Old Girl Set to Become Britain's Youngest Mother: Reports
An 11-year-old girl is set to become Britain's youngest mother with police investigating circumstances of her pregnancy, media reports said.
Trump Says US 'Must Be Paid More' to Defend Germany
President Donald Trump said Saturday that Germany owes "vast sums of money" to NATO and the U.S. "must be paid more" for providing defense, reiterating his stance that European allies need to meet their end of the bargain if they are to continue benefiting from the military alliance.
US, China Pledge to Cooperate on 'Dangerous' North Korea Situation
The US and China pledged on Saturday to work together in addressing the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear programme, as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned regional tensions had reached a "dangerous level."
Iraqi Forces Near Mosul Mosque Where ISIS Declared 'Caliphate'
Iraqi forces battled house by house in the Old City of Mosul on Saturday, inching towards the mosque where the Islamic State group proclaimed its "caliphate" in 2014, a spokesman said.
Israeli Plane, Tank Hit Gaza After Rocket Attack by Palestinians
A rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip slammed into southern Israel on Saturday, prompting retaliatory Israeli air and tank strikes, sources on both sides said.
Indian Envoy Meets Chinese Soldier Wang Qi Who Was Stuck in India
India's ambassador to China Vijay Gokhale has met Wang Qi, the Chinese soldier who was stuck in India for over five decades after he had crossed the border during the 1962 war.
Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Lahore After Midair Brawl
An Ethiopian Airlines plane on Saturday made an emergency landing when a Chinese man attacked his co-passengers on board and injured them.
'EU Would Disintegrate if Refugee Problem Not Addressed'
The European Union would "disintegrate" if the growing refugee problem is not addressed, said Liz Mohn, vice-chairwoman of Bertelsmann Stiffung, a prominent German NGO, here on Saturday.
Senior UN Official Quits After 'Apartheid' Israel Report Pulled
A senior UN official resigned on Friday over the withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of imposing an "apartheid regime" on Palestinians, saying "powerful member states" pressured the world body and its chief with "vicious attacks and threats."
Man Shot Dead at Paris Orly Airport After Taking Soldier's Gun
Security forces at Paris' Orly airport on Saturday shot dead a man who took a weapon from a soldier, the interior ministry said.
US Man Charged With Hate Crime For Assaulting Indian-American
According to WTAE-TV, at the time of the incident, Burgess was seated next to Mehta at the restaurant's bar. Mehta was working on his tablet with his earbuds on and failed to notice Burgess taunting him and using racial and ethnic epithets.
Ready to Come Out of The Woods, Says Hillary Clinton
“What can we do to try to bring people together and to try to find that common ground, even higher ground, sister, so that we listen to each other again and we know that we can make a difference? I’m not sure it will come out of Washington yet, but I think it can come out of Scranton.
Intruder Was on White House Grounds for 16 Minutes Before Being Arrested
A man who scaled a White House fence earlier this month traipsed the grounds of the executive residence for more than 16 minutes prior to his arrest, the US Secret Service said on Friday.
Pakistan Puts National Carrierâs German Boss on Exit Control List
Apparently the airlines acquired a plane from Sri Lankan Airlines at $8,000 per hour, while another airline had acquired the same type of plane at $4,000 per hour.
Preet Bharara was Probing Key Member of Trump's Cabinet When Sacked
Fired US Attorney Preet Bharara was investigating a key member of President Donald Trumps cabinet, a new report has revealed.
US Challenges Fedral Court Ruling Against Donald Trump's Revised Travel Ban
The 9th Circuit court last month upheld a decision by Judge Robart that halted an original, more sweeping travel ban signed by the President on Jan. 27 in response to a lawsuit filed by Washington State.
Awkward Start and Odd End to First Trump-Merkel Meet
The first face-to-face meeting between US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel started awkwardly on Friday and ended even more oddly, with a quip by Trump about wiretapping that left the German leader visibly bewildered.
Don't Use Children, Refugees as Bargaining Chips, UNICEF Urges Turkey
Melandri said he was aware of the situation in Turkey, which is home to 3 million Syrian refugees, adding that Unicef does not take a political stance, but asks all parties to consider the protection of children.
Donald Trump's IS Plan Looks Much Like Obama's: Official
The Pentagon has given US President Donald Trump a secret plan to defeat the terror group IS, which is a little more than an "intensification" of what the Obama administration had, senior officials who reviewed the document told NBC News.
Canada Pays Compensation to 3 Canadians Tortured in Syria
"Our clients are gratified to have received an apology from the highest level of the Canadian government," said Phil Tunley, lawyer for El Maati and Nureddin. "They and their families are pleased that their long legal ordeal is over."
US Secret Service Laptop Containing Information on Trump Tower Stolen
"Secret Service-issued laptops contain multiple layers of security, including full disk encryption, and are not permitted to contain classified information. An investigation is ongoing and the Secret Service is withholding additional comment until the facts are gathered," CNN quoted Secret Service spokeswoman Cathy Milhoan as saying.
British Royals Prince William and Kate Visit Paris as Brexit Looms
With Britain's departure from the European Union looming, Prince William and his wife, Kate, kicked off a two-day visit to Paris Friday by meeting French president Francois Hollande. The trip is William's first official visit to the city since his mother died there.
Syria Retaliates by Firing Missiles at Israeli jets After Air Strikes
Hezbollah is fighting alongside President Bashar Assad in the brutal Syrian civil war. The Iran-backed group is sworn to Israel's destruction and fought a month-long war with the Jewish state in 2006.
NATO Allies Must Pay Fair Share for Defense Costs: Trump
US President Donald Trump asserted on Friday that the NATO allies must pay their fair share for the cost of defense, even as he reaffirmed his "strong support" for the military alliance.
Trump Repeats Charge that Obama Ordered Wiretaps Against Him
US President Donald Trump on Friday repeated his charge that predecessor Barack Obama had ordered a wiretap against him, rejecting rising calls from Republicans and Democrats to withdraw the charge and apologize.
Trump Administration Appeals Partial Block of Revised Travel Ban by Court
The Trump administration on Friday appealed a Maryland court's block of its revised travel ban, aiming to reinstate the temporary halt to immigrants and visitor arrivals from six majority-Muslim countries.
Donald Trump, Angela Merkel Hold First Face-to-Face Meeting at White House
The leader of Europe's largest economy and the U.S. president were expected to discuss funding for NATO and relations with Russia in their first meeting since Trump took office in January. Asked if they talked about NATO, Trump said the two leaders had discussed many things.
Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, Caribbean poet, Dies at 87
The family of Nobel laureate Derek Walcott says he has died at his home in St Lucia. He was 87.
'Make Not 3, but 5 Children,' Erdogan Urges Turks in Europe. Here's Why
On Friday, Erdogan told Turks in Europe: "Go live in better neighborhoods. Drive the best cars. Live in the best houses. Make not three, but five children. Because you are the future of Europe. That will be the best response to the injustices against you."
UK Says US Wonât Repeat âRidiculousâ Trump Spy Claims
Britain said on Friday it had received White House assurances that claims it had snooped on Donald Trump would not be repeated, after spy agency GCHQ dismissed them as "utterly ridiculous" in a rare public denial.
Fleeing IS, Mosul's Civilians Cart Out the Living And The Dead
From a distance, the exhausted Iraqis fleeing parts of Mosul controlled by Islamic State appeared to be pushing their worldly possessions on handcarts.
New Zealand Police Shoot Dog Delaying Flights at Auckland
Flights from New Zealand's Auckland Airport are returning to schedule after a runaway dog near the tarmac was shot dead by police because it was delaying planes taking off.
American Science Body Slams Donald Trump's Budget Proposals
President Donald Trump's proposed budget for fiscal 2018 will "cripple" science and technology enterprise in the US, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has warned.
NATO Head Urges Turkey, Austria to Resolve Dispute
Separately, Austrian tabloid newspaper Oesterreich said its website was brought down on Friday morning by a cyber attack "from Turkey", the latest in a series of similar incidents that appear to be connected to Vienna's spat with Ankara.
Air Strike on Mosque Near Aleppo in Syria Kills 42 People
The U.S. military said it carried out an air strike on Thursday against al Qaeda militants, killing several, at a meeting location in Idlib province, but it was unclear if it was referring to the attack on Al-Jina.
31 Somali Refugees Killed in Apache Helicopter Strike Off Yemen Coast
Hodeidah on the Red Sea is controlled by Iran-allied Houthi fighters who in 2014 overran Yemen's capital Sanaa and forced the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee into exile.
Military Action Against North Korea an 'Option', Says US Secy of State
Military action by the United States against nuclear-armed North Korea is an "option on the table" if the threat from the rogue regime escalates, Washington's top diplomat Rex Tillerson said on Friday.
China Mum Over Pakistan's Plan on Gilgit-Baltistan Region
Pakistan is planning to declare the strategic Gilgit-Baltistan region as the fifth province, a move that may raise concerns in India as it borders the disputed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
'China to Boost Military Cooperation With Pakistan to Produce Missiles'
China plans to step up military cooperation with "all weather" friend Pakistan to produce ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and a multi-role combat aircraft, official media here reported as Pakistan's new army chief held talks with top Chinese officials.
Israel Intercepts Missile Fired at its Air Force in Syria
The Israeli military said it shot down one of numerous anti-aircraft missiles launched on Friday at its air force which was operating in Syria.
70-year-old Syrian Man Says He Won't Ever Leave Aleppo, Wishes To Restore His Classic Cars
It was a picture poignantly framed by a war: a 70-year-old man in sandals, smoking a pipe beside an old record player, in the gray-dusted ruins of his bedroom in Aleppo.
China, Saudi Arabia Sign $65 Billion in Cooperation Deals
Saudi Arabia's King Salman met with China's premier on Friday, a day after the two nations signed a memorandum of understanding on investment cooperation valued at $65 billion.
Trump, Germany's Merkel to Hold First Face-to-Face Meeting at White House
President Donald Trump welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday for a White House meeting that could help determine the future of the transatlantic alliance and shape the working relationship between two of the world's most powerful leaders.
US Claims Deadly Syria Strike, Denies Targeting Mosque Where 42 Were Killed
The US military said Thursday it carried out a deadly air strike on an Al-Qaeda meeting in northern Syria and would investigate reports that more than 40 civilians were killed when a mosque was struck in the raid.
Amid Unease Over North Korea, Japan Launches New Spy Satellite
Japan launched a new spy satellite on Friday, the country's space agency said, as the region grows increasingly uneasy over North Korea's quickening missile programme.
Documents Detail Michael Flynn Payments From Russian Interests
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn was paid more than $67,000 by Russian companies before the presidential election, according to documents released Thursday by a Democratic congressman.
Change in Status of Gilgit-Baltistan Unacceptable: India
India on Thursday said that any efforts to change the status of Gilgit-Baltistan region will not be acceptable, an official said.
Assets in Panama Banks Breach Record Despite 'Panama Papers'
Banks based in Panama managed a record level of assets last year — $121 billion — despite fallout from the "Panama Papers" scandal, an industry body in the Central American country has said.
Air Strikes on North Syria Mosque Kill 42: Monitor
At least 42 people were killed and dozens more wounded on Thursday in air strikes on a village mosque in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
White House Picks Boeing Executive as Pentagon Deputy Defense Secretary
The White House on Friday said President Donald Trump intends to nominate top Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan to become deputy defense secretary.
Donald Trump to Appeal Rulings on Revised Travel Ban
US President Donald Trump's administration will appeal rulings by two federal judges who blocked his second attempt to institute a travel ban, media reports said.
Another Federal Judge Blocks Revamped Travel Ban Citing Trump's 'Religious Bias'
Two American judges have halted Donald Trump's revised travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations, stating that his own comments suggested religious bias, in a blow to the US President who has vowed to take the legal battle all the way up to the Supreme Court.