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Modi arrives in Myanmar, to step up engagement with ASEAN

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 11: The 12th ASEAN-India summit kicks off tomorrow with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to make a strong pitch to step up engagement with the 10-nation bloc by improving regional connectivity to give a boost to trade and people-to-people contacts.

Modi arrived in the...

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi injured in air strike in Iraq

Baghdad, Nov 10: Iraqi Interior Ministry confirmed Sunday that the Islamic State (IS) top leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was injured in a air strike, which killed several senior leaders of the extremist group, state-run Iraqiya news channel reported.

Earlier in the day, a security...

Who shot bin Laden? Former U.S. Navy SEALS make rival claims

Washington, Nov 7: Members of the U.S. Navy Seal commando team that killed Osama bin Laden at his Pakistan hideout in May, 2011 are making conflicting claims as to who actually shot the al Qaeda leader.

The Washington Post published a story on Thursday...

Virgin Galactic spaceship test flight ends in fatal crash, one pilot killed

Mojave/California, Nov 1: A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said.

The crash of...

Number of Ebola cases nears 10,000: WHO

Geneva, Oct 23: The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation said, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace.

The UN's public health body said 9,936 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone...

Malala Yousafzai gets US Liberty Medal

Washington, Oct 22: Pakistani teenager and Noble Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has been conferred with the Liberty Medal, and the youngest recipient of the American award said this will encourage her to continue her campaign for child rights in countries including India.


22 Injured as Flight From Singapore to Mumbai Hit Turbulence

Singapore, Oct 20: Twenty-two passengers and crew were injured when an Airbus A380 plane operated by Singapore Airlines (SIA) and travelling from the city-state to Mumbai hit sudden turbulence during descent, the carrier said Sunday.

There were 408 passengers and 25 crew on board....

Mysterious US space plane lands on California coast

California, Oct 18: A top-secret space plane landed on Friday at an Air Force base on the Southern California coast.

The plane spent nearly two years circling Earth on a classified mission. Known as the X-37B, it resembles a mini space...

Obama approves reservists for Ebola fight, government under fire

Washington, Oct 17: President Barack Obama authorized calling up military reservists for the US fight against Ebola in west Africa on Thursday, as lawmakers criticized his administration's efforts to contain the disease at home.

Obama's move came after lawmakers held a congressional hearing to...

Ankara, Baghdad and Riyadh ask: Are US air strikes working?

Oct 11: The ISIS, plaguing many countries in West Asia, made a symbolic assertion during Haj too. At the ritual stoning of the devil at Mina, five kilometres to the East of Mecca, fluttered a black banner of the Islamic State (IS). The police said nothing.