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Colombia plane crash kills all on board

Bogota, Sept 8: Ten people, including a child, were killed when a commercial plane crashed in Colombia's Amazon rainforest, officials have said.

Search teams on Sunday recovered three bodies from the wreckage of the plane, the news agency reported Gustavo Ortega, a Colombian rescue official, as...

US should work with Iran, Syria to deal with ISIL: Expert

Washington, Sep 4: The United States should work with Iran and Syria in order to tackle the threat of the ISIL terrorist group, an American foreign policy expert says.

James Jatras, a former US Senate foreign policy analyst from Washington, made the remarks in...

India offers red carpet, not red tape: Modi

Tokyo, Sep 2: Telling Japanese investors that there was no better place than India to set up their overseas enterprises, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said: "I've come to assure you there is no red tape but only red carpet that awaits you in India."


I will neither resign, nor go on leave: Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, Sep 2: Embattled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he will neither resign nor go on leave, even as anti-government protesters led by Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri continue to mount pressure on him to step down.

Addressing a meeting of leaders of political parties here,...

Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted

Monrovia/Conakry, Sep 1: Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighborhood in Liberia on Saturday as the government lifted quarantine measures designed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Faced with the worst Ebola outbreak in history, West African governments...

Pressure mounts on Sharif to quit as protests continue

Islamabad, Aug 31: Thousands of protesters massed outside the residence of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday to demand he step down, after efforts to find a negotiated solution to the country's political crisis failed.

Pakistan has been gripped by unrest for more...

2 killed, 450 injured in police crackdown on protesters in Pak

Islamabad, Aug 31: At least two persons were killed and about 450 others injured overnight when police baton- charged hundreds of anti-government protesters led by Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri who marched towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence here demanding his resignation.

The clashes started after Tehrik-e-Insaf chairman Khan...

Pak political drama nears end after army chief intervenes

Islamabad, Aug 29: Pakistan's powerful army chief has stepped in to mediate between the embattled government and the protesters seeking resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, bringing the military back into the centre stage and signaling a possible end to the high-political drama.


Rice Bucket Challenge: Water-starved South Asia fills buckets with rice, not ice

Kathmandu, Aug 27: Water-starved South Asian nations have devised their own answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge taking the social media world by storm, instead filling buckets with rice and other supplies for the needy.

Since June, thousands of people worldwide have doused themselves...

Teenager dies after suspected ice bucket challenge goes horribly wrong

Aug 26: The death of a teenager who drowned in a disused quarry was last night being investigated as possibly the first fatality linked to the ice bucket challenge craze.

Cameron Lancaster, 18, died after disappearing under the water at Prestonhill Quarry in Inverkeithing,...