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US releases five from Gitmo to free its only POW soldier in Afghanistan

Washington, Jun 1: The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed from Taliban captivity in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to US special forces by...

US president pays surprise visit to Afghanistan

Kabul, May 26: US President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan Sunday, an Afghan official said.

The US president arrived in the Bagram air base in north of Kabul, the main US base in Afghanistan, late Sunday, Xinhua quoted an official source as...

Missing US woman found after 10 years

California, May 22: A 25-year-old woman who went missing 10 years ago in California has told police she was forced to marry her captor and have his child.

The unnamed woman contacted police shortly after communicating with her sister on Facebook,...

White House invites Modi to visit U.S.

Washington, May 17: U.S. President Barack Obama effectively reversed a nine-year U.S. visa ban when he congratulated Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on his party's “historic” victory in the Indian general election, and then invited Mr. Modi to visit the U.S. at a “mutually agreeable time to further strengthen our...

274 dead in Turkey's worst-ever mine disaster

Soma/Turkey, May 15: In a relentless procession that ignited wails of grief, rescue workers coated in grime lumbered out of a mine in western Turkey again and again Wednesday, struggling to carry stretchers laden with bodies covered in blankets.

The corpses' faces were as...

MH370 puzzle seen leading to out-of-court settlements

Kuala Lumpur, May 11: The lack of any evidence indicating what caused flight MH370's disappearance raises a legal conundrum that is expected to force Malaysia Airlines into out-of-court settlements with angry next-of-kin, aviation law experts said.

More than two months since MH370 disappeared, no...

US will work with whoever is India's next prime minister

Washington, May 10: As India enters the last lap of its crucial parliamentary poll, the US has signalled that it will work closely with whoever emerges as the prime minister from India's "incredible national elections."

"We will work very closely with whoever is the...

Court removes Thai PM Shinawatra

Bangkok, May 8: Thailand's Constitutional Court has dismissed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and several of her ministers for abuse of power, a ruling that threatens to unleash a new wave of political unrest.

The cabinet swiftly appointed a deputy premier - Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan -...

Monica Lewinsky: My boss took advantage of me

Washington, May 7: Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky has broken her silence on her 1990s affair with then US President Bill Clinton, saying he took advantage of her even though it was a “consensual relationship”.

“I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me...

US girl, 14, guns down rival in Facebook dispute over boy

Chicago, May 1: In a horrific incident in the US, a 14-year-old girl shot and killed another girl of the same age in broad daylight to settle a Facebook feud over a boy.

The Facebook dispute between the two girls over the boy ended...