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Gunman take several people hostage at cafe in Sydney

Canberra, Dec 15: Several people were today taken hostage at a popular cafe in Sydney apparently by at least one Islamic State gunman, media reports said.

At least three people could be seen with their arms in air and hands pressed against the window glass...


China surpasses US to become world's largest economy

Beijing, Dec 5: The US is no longer the world's largest economy, as China has overtaken the country, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says.

China now sits atop the world's economic perch, according to the IMF, which released the latest numbers for world economies by...

No sign of 52 missing from sunken trawler, empty lifeboats recovered

Seoul, Dec 2: South Korean officials say rescuers have found no trace of 52 people missing after a South Korean fishing boat sank off Russia's far-east coast.

Rescuers have recovered four empty lifeboats from the trawler, a Russian official said, as hope of finding...

UK Muslims face worst job discrimination of any minority group, according to research

London, Nov 30: Muslims are facing the worst job discrimination of any minority group in Britain, according to new research which found that they had the lowest chance of being in work or in a managerial role.

Muslim men were up to 76 per cent...

At least 120 dead, 270 injured in Nigeria mosque suicide attack

Kano/Nigeria, Nov 29: At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded on Friday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders.

The attack at the Grand Mosque...

Sharif urges Obama to take up Kashmir issue with India

Islamabad, Nov 22: US President Barack Obama spoke to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over telephone Friday and urged him to take up the Kashmir issue with India.

Sharif said an early resolution of the Kashmir issue would bring enduring peace, stability and economic...

450K illegal immigrants in US are from India: Report

Washington, Nov 19: Indians constitute four per cent of the total illegal immigrants living in the US, a country where the overall unauthorised immigrant population has remained unchanged since 2009, a latest report has said.

According to a report by Pew Research, more than...

Fiji opposition to boycott Modi's speech

Suva, Nov 18: Fiji's opposition party has decided to boycott the special parliament meeting planned for Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow after the government withdrew its decision to allow it to move the vote of thanks.

Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the pacific nation in 33...

Modi says Australia at centre of our thoughts, Abbott calls India 'emerging superpower'

Canberra, Nov 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said Australia will not be at the periphery of India's vision but at the centre of its thought, as he called for closer bilateral security cooperation and a comprehensive global strategy to tackle the menace of terrorism....

Modi govt to lend $1 billion for Adani Australia coal mine

Melbourne, Nov 17: Adani Enterprises (ADEL.NS) won support on Monday from the State Bank of India (SBI) and an Australian state to help it build a $7 billion coal mine, defying a slump in coal prices to 5-1/2 year lows that has stalled rival projects.

The trading and infrastructure...