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2 dead, 4 injured in shooting at University of North Carolina; student arrested

Charlotte, May 1: Two people were killed and four others wounded, three critically, in a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, officials said.

Police said one suspect, who some local media reported was a student at the school, was taken into custody following the rampage on...

No progress made for Rohingyas to return to Myanmar, says UN aid chief

United Nations, Apr 30: The UN humanitarian chief has said there has been "no progress" in dealing with the reasons why more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh from western Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Mark Lowcock, who just returned from a visit to Bangladesh, said on Monday Myanmar has...

Sri Lanka maintains high alert ahead of Ramadan

Colombo, Apr 30: Sri Lankan officials said on Tuesday security forces were maintaining a high level of alert after intelligence reports that militants were planning fresh attacks before the start of Ramadan.

The head of the police ministerial security division had said in a letter to lawmakers and other...

New Zealand: Suspected explosive device found in Christchurch

Wellington, Apr 30: New Zealand police said on Tuesday a man was arrested and bomb disposal officers found a package with a suspected explosive device at a vacant property in Christchurch, where 50 people were killed in attacks by a lone gunman on two mosques in March.

Police cordoned...

Sri Lankan intelligence receives inputs of attacks on Buddhist temples by female bombers

Colombo, Apr 29: Female bombers posing as devotees may have been planning to attack Sri Lanka's Buddhist temples after authorities seized white clothes from a house that was raided following Easter Sunday blasts, a media report said on Monday.

The Sri Lankan intelligence agency has received inputs of possible...

Suspected UAE spy commits suicide in Turkish prison: Report

Ankara, Apr 29: A suspected United Arab Emirates spy who was detained by Turkish authorities 10 days ago has committed suicide in prison, a Turkish government source and state media said on Monday.

The suspect was found dead in Silivri prison, on the outskirts of Istanbul, state news agency...

Over 270 die in Indonesia counting ballot papers by hand during elections

Jakarta, Apr 29: Ten days after Indonesia held the world’s biggest single-day elections, more than 270 election staff have died, mostly of fatigue-related illneses caused by long hours of work counting millions of ballot papers by hand, an official said on Sunday.

The April 17 elections were the first...

Father, two brothers of Sri Lanka suicide bombings mastermind killed in gun battle

Colombo/Kalmunai, Apr 28: The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces stormed their safe house two days ago, police sources and a relative of the suicide bombers told Reuters on Sunday.

Zainee Hashim, Rilwan Hashim and their...

Indian police uncovered a plot, but Sri Lanka didn’t act

Colombo, Apr 28: While monitoring the usual channels, Indian police stumbled upon something extraordinary: a detailed plot for what would become the bloodiest attack linked to the Daesh group in South Asia.

Police were investigating suspected sympathizers of the withered caliphate in southern India when a name they had...

Shooting at California synagogue kills 1, wounds 3

California, Apr 28: A 19-year-old gunman opened fire inside a synagogue near San Diego as worshippers celebrated the last day of a major Jewish holiday, killing a woman and wounding the rabbi and two others Saturday, authorities said.

President Donald Trump and other elected officials decried what they called...