Indonesia soldiers and rescue personnel put a coffin of a passenger of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 into the cargo compartment of a plane, in Pangkalan Bun.
Indonesia soldiers and rescue personnel put a coffin of a passenger of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 into the cargo compartment of a plane, in Pangkalan Bun.

Indonesia military halts AirAsia plane recovery efforts

Indonesia’s military has halted its recovery efforts for the crashed AirAsia plane, including attempts to locate bodies and raise the fuselage from the Java Sea. Workers from the National S... »

Gunmen take hostages; kill 3 guards at Libyan hotel

Gunmen stormed a luxury Libyan hotel popular with foreigners on Tuesday, killing at least three guards and taking hostages, a security official said. Essam Al-Naas, a spokesman f... »
Children play in Central Park as it snows in the Manhattan borough of New York.

Blizzard in northeast U.S. shuts schools, transport

A blizzard dropped more than a foot of snow across the north-eastern United States on Tuesday, falling short of the massive predicted snowfall that prompted officials across the region to close sc... »
In this January 21, 2015 photo, an Israeli soldier walks past an Iron Dome rocket interceptor battery deployed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
JERUSALEM, January 27, 2015

Rockets from Syria strike Golan Heights, says Israel

At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery fire, the Israeli military said. The fire comes after... »
Islamabad, January 27, 2015

Jilted lover burns girl to death in Pakistan

An 18-year-old Pakistani girl was burnt to death after being doused with kerosene by her jilted lover for refusing his marriage proposal. The girl was set on fire in Naushahro Feroze distri... »
MANILA, January 27, 2015

Philippine special forces chief fired after 44 commandos die

Philippine officials have removed the commander of a police special action force after at least 44 anti-terror commandos were killed in a clash with rebels. Interior Secretary Mar Roxas sai... »
DUBAI, January 27, 2015

Shots fired at FlyDubai flight in Baghdad

Three airlines from the United Arab Emirates cancelled flights to Baghdad after a flight from the Mideast’s busiest airport in Dubai came under fire as it landed in Baghdad on Monday night. »
Havana, January 27, 2015

Fidel Castro ends silence, opines on shift in Cuba-U.S. relations

The comments were the first by the 88-year-old revolutionary leader on the talks with the United States since the historic December 17 declaration that the countries would move to restore ties bro... »
Geneva, January 27, 2015

WikiLeaks slams Google for handing over staffers’ data to US

WikiLeaks has lashed out at internet giant Google for handing over its staffers’ emails and digital data to the U.S. authorities without swiftly informing the whistle-blowing site, terming it “an a... »
NEW DELHI, January 27, 2015

Pakistan President, PM greet India

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif felicitated the people of India on Republic Day and reiterated Islamabad’s desire for cordial relations between the two countries, in a letter to his Indian co... »
In this November 17, 2014 file photo, smoke rises from Kobane, following an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition, seen from a hilltop outside Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border. Syrian activists and Kurdish officials say the extremist Islamic State group has been nearly pushed out of the Syrian border town of Kobane.
BEIRUT, January 27, 2015

Islamic State group pushed out of Syria's Kobane

Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group entirely out of a key Syrian town on Monday, marking a major defeat for the extremists whose hopes for an easy... »
ATHENS, January 27, 2015

Tsipras sworn in as PM under new anti-bailout coalition

Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in on Monday as the Prime Minister of a new hard-line, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five yea... »
Beijing, January 26, 2015

Pakistan is our all-weather friend: China

Calling Pakistan an “irreplaceable” all-weather friend, China on Monday pledged full support to it amid the high—profile visit of US President Barack Obama to India. The comments came as... »

Pakistan arrests 9,000 suspected militants

Malaysia Air site hacked by group claiming support for IS

A new chapter in defence ties, says Hagel

Power outage blacks out Pakistan

Over 30 Filipino commandos killed in clash with rebels

Obama: Will consider additional steps to rein in Russia over Ukraine

Nepal moves forward on Constitution amidst opposition protest

Khaleda Zia charged with masterminding arson attack

Rescuers fail again to lift fuselage of AirAsia plane

KAMPALA, Uganda, January 27, 2015

3,000 child soldiers to be released in South Sudan

About 3,000 children will be gradually released from an armed group in South Sudan, the United Nations children’s agency said after a group of 280 children were freed on Tuesday. More phase... »
PARIS, January 27, 2015

Police raid French town with strong jihadi network

French security forces on Tuesday raided a small town in the south that is known as a centre for the jihadi recruiting networks that have sent hundreds of youths to fighting in Syria and Iraq. »
BEIJING, January 27, 2015

World Media Summit highlights rising clout of Global South

An award ceremony marshalled by China’s Xinhua news agency has showcased the rise of cutting-edge journalism in South Asia and the Global South, recognising compelling stories that highlight so... »
Dhaka, January 27, 2015

Another case filed against Khaleda Zia

Another case, for “instigating arson”, has been filed against former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia, who had called a nationwide transport blockade earlier this month, a media report said Tu... »
New York, January 27, 2015

U.S. cities brace for potential whiteout

Cities from Boston to New York and Philadelphia were shutting down late on Monday in anticipation of a monster storm that could unload up to 3 feet (90 centimeters) of snow on a region of more tha... »
Ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp will take place on January 27, with some 300 former Auschwitz prisoners taking part in the commemoration event.
NEW YORK, January 27, 2015

Book of horrors: Nazi camp survivors recall Auschwitz

In a little leather book, the kind some men use to list lovers, Holocaust survivor Hy Abrams keeps the names that still haunt him: Auschwitz, Plaszow, Mauthausen, Melk and Ebensee.It has be... »
The Reverend Libby Lane reacts during a service where she was consecrated as the first female Bishop in the Church of England at York Minster.
YORK, England, January 27, 2015

After turmoil, Church of England consecrates first woman bishop

The Church of England will consecrate its first woman bishop on Monday, the culmination of years of efforts by Church modernisers to overcome resolute opposition from traditionalists.More t... »
Children play in Central Park as it snows in the Manhattan borough of New York on January 26, 2015.
NEW YORK, January 27, 2015

'Potentially historic' blizzard headed for Northeast US

A potentially historic blizzard could dump up to 60 centimetres of snow on a large part of the U.S. Northeast, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the National Weat... »
U.S. President Barack Obama's car ''Beast', 'which was brought down from the U.S. for use by Mr. Obama during his visit to India. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty
New Delhi, January 26, 2015

Obama’s ‘Beast’ a huge hit

Six-year-old Siya Singh may not know the first name of the US President but she knows for sure that he rides in ‘The Beast’. So, when Barack Obama arrived at the Rajpath on Monday in his... »
Chinese President Xi Jinping
BEIJING, January 26, 2015

In R-Day message, China tells India 'don't fall into trap’ laid by U.S.

China has offered to lift its strategic partnership with India to a “higher level,” and prompted New Delhi to avoid a “zero-sum trap” that was being set up by Washington and its allies. ... »

AirAsia scraps fuel surcharges as oil price plummets

Greece: vote against austerity, left-wing Syriza set to win

I want to wear a Modi kurta: Obama

Scrap Trident nuclear programme, protesters demand

No more doves, balloons new Vatican peace symbol

Gunmen kidnap Central African Republic Sports Minister

Bombings kill 10 in Baghdad

11 killed in Egypt on anniversary of uprising