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'Azhar designation proof of commitment against terror'

Washington, May 2: The designation of Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN demonstrates the international commitment to rooting out terrorism in Pakistan and bringing security and stability to South Asia, the White House has said.

The UN sanctions committee on the...

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Four members of Sikh family shot dead in US

Washington, May 1: Four members of a Sikh family, including three women, have been fatally shot in their home in the US, authorities said.

The victims who died of gunshot wounds in their home in a suburban Ohio community were found by another relative who called the police, West...

Japan New Emperor Naruhito Formally Ascends Chrysanthemum Throne

Tokyo, May 1: Japan's new Emperor Naruhito formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne on Wednesday, a day after his father's historic abdication, and vowed to stand with the people as the country begins a new imperial era.

In a brief address, his first to the nation since inheriting the throne,...

Nepal’s clean-up campaign gathers momentum and 3,000-kg garbage collected from Mt Everest

Kathmandu, May 1: A total of 3,000 kilogrammes of solid waste has been collected from Mt Everest since April 14 when Nepal launched an ambitious clean-up campaign aimed at bringing back tonnes of trash from the world's highest peak, which has lately turned into a "garbage dump".

The 45-day...

2 dead, 4 injured in shooting at University of North Carolina; student arrested

Charlotte, May 1: Two people were killed and four others wounded, three critically, in a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, officials said.

Police said one suspect, who some local media reported was a student at the school, was taken into custody following the rampage on...

No progress made for Rohingyas to return to Myanmar, says UN aid chief

United Nations, Apr 30: The UN humanitarian chief has said there has been "no progress" in dealing with the reasons why more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh from western Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Mark Lowcock, who just returned from a visit to Bangladesh, said on Monday Myanmar has...

Sri Lanka maintains high alert ahead of Ramadan

Colombo, Apr 30: Sri Lankan officials said on Tuesday security forces were maintaining a high level of alert after intelligence reports that militants were planning fresh attacks before the start of Ramadan.

The head of the police ministerial security division had said in a letter to lawmakers and other...

New Zealand: Suspected explosive device found in Christchurch

Wellington, Apr 30: New Zealand police said on Tuesday a man was arrested and bomb disposal officers found a package with a suspected explosive device at a vacant property in Christchurch, where 50 people were killed in attacks by a lone gunman on two mosques in March.

Police cordoned...

Sri Lankan intelligence receives inputs of attacks on Buddhist temples by female bombers

Colombo, Apr 29: Female bombers posing as devotees may have been planning to attack Sri Lanka's Buddhist temples after authorities seized white clothes from a house that was raided following Easter Sunday blasts, a media report said on Monday.

The Sri Lankan intelligence agency has received inputs of possible...

Suspected UAE spy commits suicide in Turkish prison: Report

Ankara, Apr 29: A suspected United Arab Emirates spy who was detained by Turkish authorities 10 days ago has committed suicide in prison, a Turkish government source and state media said on Monday.

The suspect was found dead in Silivri prison, on the outskirts of Istanbul, state news agency...