Ten people have died on a single small island in Fiji as the total death toll from a powerful cyclone climbed to 29, officials said Tuesday. Government spokesman Ewan Perrin said the death toll on Koro Island had reached double
At a time when the NDA government is facing criticism on multiple fronts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said conspiracies were being hatched to destabilise his government. “Some people remain occupied with only mission of criticising my government from
Nearly 130 people were killed on Sunday in a series of bombings in Syria. The attacks hit neighborhoods in cities of Damascus and Homs — and they came as Secretary of State John Kerry announced a preliminary ceasefire. In the
A man arrested early on Sunday on suspicion of shooting dead six people in the northern US state of Michigan was an Uber driver who may have been picking up fares just before the killing spree began. Uber confirmed that
Jeb Bush, who sought to join his father and brother in winning the White House, suspended his campaign for the presidency Saturday night after a long year-long slide in the polls and a disappointing showing in the South Carolina primary.
Residents of Fiji were beginning to clean up and assess the damage Sunday after a ferocious cyclone tore through the Pacific island chain overnight and killed at least one person. Aid workers said it would take at least a day
Syria’s opposition on Saturday said it had agreed to the “possibility” of a temporary truce, provided there were guarantees Damascus’s allies including Russia would cease fire, sieges were lifted and aid deliveries were allowed country-wide. But there was no immediate
Pakistan hanged 324 people last year to rank third worldwide in terms of executions, but the vast majority of those put to death had no links to militant groups or attacks, rights groups said in a report seen by Reuters.
U.S. warplanes launched air strikes against a suspected Islamic State training camp in western Libya on Friday, killing more than 40 people, likely including a militant connected to two deadly attacks last year in neighbouring Tunisia. It was the second
Powerful winds buffeted the Chicago area Friday damaging buildings, forcing flight delays, knocking out power and resulting in the shutdown of rapid transit service due to falling debris. The fire department shut down Chicago Transit Authority elevated train service on
Pope Francis suggested Thursday that contraceptives may be morally acceptable to avoid spreading the Zika virus, framing their use as “not an absolute evil” compared with abortion and setting off a debate about whether the pontiff’s remarks were unprecedented. Francis
British Prime Minister David Cameron was locked early Friday in intense talks with his fellow European Union leaders on a deal that could set the tone for what is expected to be a bruising campaign to decide whether the U.K.
So much for Bernie Sanders’ big win in New Hampshire. Since then, Hillary Clinton has picked up endorsements from 87 more superdelegates to the Democratic National Convention, dwarfing Sanders’ gain from the New Hampshire primary, according to a new Associated Press
As he works to cement his legacy in the final year of his presidency, President Obama will crown his historic rapprochement with Cuba with a visit to the island as soon as March, the first for a sitting U.S. president
Tel Aviv, Feb 18: A 27-year-old Indian doctoral student of Tel Aviv University in Israel has been found dead in his dormitory room here, police said. Raj Kumar Raja, was a research student in cancer studies at the university. He
ANKARA, Turkey — A car bomb went off in the Turkish capital Wednesday near vehicles carrying military personnel, killing at least 28 people and wounding 61 others, officials said. The explosion occurred during evening rush hour in the heart of
After being held being held captive for a month, three Americans who were kidnapped in the Iraqi capital have been freed. Saad al-Hadithi, a spokesman for the prime minister’s office, confirmed that the three had been released but said he
The UN humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that a “humanitarian catastrophe” is unfolding in Yemen, exacerbated by increasing restrictions on efforts to respond to the staggering needs of millions of people including the diversion of a U.N. aid ship by Saudi-led
Danniel Nsugba, a 36-year-old electrician and father of five, was rushing home from work Monday with his friend and brother, trying, they say, to avoid violence in the lead-up to Uganda’s February 18 presidential election. But instead of dodging a
Turkey on Monday accused Russia of an “obvious war crime” after missile attacks in northern Syria killed scores of people, and warned Kurdish militia fighters there they would face the “harshest reaction” if they tried to capture a town near