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9 dead in Texas shooting involving rival biker gangs

Washington, May 18: At least nine people were killed and 18 injured in a shootout between rival biker gangs in Texas' Waco city on Sunday afternoon, police said on Monday.

The shootout occurred in a parking lot between the Twin Peaks and Don Carlos restaurants...

Four Indians among 14 dead in Kabul guesthouse siege

Kabul, May 14: The Taliban on Thursday claimed responsibility for an attack during a concert at a Kabul guesthouse that left 14 people dead including four Indians and an American.

"It was a suicide mission carried out by one of our mujaheddin from Logar. The...

47 Killed as Gunmen Open Fire Inside Bus in Karachi

Karachi, May 13: At least 47 people were killed in Pakistan's Karachi on Wednesday when armed men entered a packed bus and opened fire.

Reports suggest 25 men and 16 women have been killed. There were around 60 passengers, including children, on the bus....

Priti Patel gets Cabinet rank in Cameron's Conservative team

London, May 12: Prime Minister David Cameron today promoted one of Britain's most prominent Indian-origin MPs Priti Patel by making her the new Employment Minister, as he continued to give finishing touches to his first all- Conservative Cabinet.

Patel, who was re-elected from Witham...

Nepal earthquake: At least 66 killed, including 17 in India; over 1100 injured

Kathmandu, May 13: A powerful earthquake jolted mountainous Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 66 people, including 17 in India and one in Chinese Tibet, bringing down buildings and triggering landslide less than three weeks after a devastating temblor left a swathe of destruction in the Himalayan nation.


Quake sows panic in Papua New Guinea, tsunami threat passes

Sydney, May 5: A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea today, sending frightened residents fleeing from their homes, but a threatened tsunami passed without incident, seismologists said.

The quake struck 133 kilometres (83 miles) south-southwest of the town of...

Quake toll over 4,350; Nepal PM says rescue ops not effective

Kathmandu, Apr 28: The death toll in the devastating earthquake that has rocked Nepal climbed to over 4,350 today with more than 8,000 others injured, as Prime Minister Sushil Koirala admitted that the rescue and relief operations have not been effective.

Crisis loomed over quake-hit Nepal with an acute...

Nepal's death toll soars to 3,815

Kathmandu, Apr 27: The death toll from the 7.9 magnitude temblor that struck Nepal was on Monday placed at 3,815, with Kathmandu accounting for nearly 1,000 deaths.

The home ministry said in a statement another 6,515 people had been injured. The Saturday earthquake, the worst to hit Nepal after...

Thousands evacuated after Chile volcano erupts

Santiago, April 23: About 4,000 people were evacuated after the Calbuco volcano in Chile erupted for the first time in more than four decades, a media report said on Thursday.

The eruption on Wednesday sent a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into...

Up to 700 African migrants feared dead when boat capsizes near Libya

Rome, Apr 19: Up to 700 African migrants were feared dead on Sunday when their boat capsized off the coast of Libya overnight, the Times of Malta reported.

Twenty eight people were rescued in the incident, which happened in an area just off Libyan waters,...