In this July 22, 2014 photo, a pro-Russian rebel touches the MH17 wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine.
AP In this July 22, 2014 photo, a pro-Russian rebel touches the MH17 wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine.

MH17 black boxes handed over to British experts

The British government has confirmed that the two black boxes from Malaysian airlines Flight MH 17 that crashed in eastern Ukraine killing 298 on board have been handed over to British investigato... »
Palestinians move away from the rubble of houses damaged in an Israeli strike, in Gaza City, on Wednesday.

US reports progress in truce efforts as Gaza battle rages

Trapped by an escalation of fighting in Khan Younis, a town on the edge of the Gaza Strip, dozens of Palestinian families scrambled to flee the area. »

51 killed as plane crashes in Taiwan

The TransAsia Airways flight crashed when attempting to make an emergency landing in the city of Magong. »
New Delhi, July 23, 2014

Biography of Modi released in Chinese language

A biography of Prime Minister Narendra Modi titled ” Modi—Incredible emergence of a star” has been published in the Chinese language. The biography by Tarun Vijay, a BJP MP and a journali... »
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday made suo motu statements in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Brazil for the BRICS Summit. Photo: PTI
New Delhi, July 23, 2014

India to place special emphasis on neighbourhood: Sushma

India will place special emphasis on its neighbourhood, stretching from West Asia to East Asia, »
In this undated photo released by the Calehr family, Miguel Panduwinata, left, Mika Panduwinata, Samira Calehr, second from right, and Shaka Panduwinata, right, pose for a photo. Shaka Panduwinata and his brother Miguel Panduwinata were killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
July 23, 2014

A kiss and a prayer — the last hours of MH17 victims

In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?” Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who’d been od... »
Pieces of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 lay in the grass near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine.
Kuala Lumpur, July 23, 2014

MH17 black boxes to be sent to UK for analysis: Malaysia

Malaysia on Wednesday said the black boxes from Flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine last week, will be sent to British aviation investigators for forensic analysis. The internat... »
BEIJING, July 23, 2014

Parts of Chinese city sealed after man dies of bubonic plague

Parts of a northern Chinese city have been quarantined after state media said a man there died of bubonic plague. The official news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday that 151 people were... »
Sikhs carry kirpans as part of their religious practice. File photo.
New York, July 23, 2014

Charges dropped against Sikh for carrying Kirpan to airport

A US court in New York has dismissed criminal charges against a Sikh man for carrying a kirpan (a ceremonial sword) to a city airport. The New York City Port Authority Police Department i... »
July 23, 2014

Bodies of MH17 crash victims leave rebel territory

Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine on Tuesday allowed the bodies of passengers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines jet MH17 to begin their journeys home as Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed... »
Members of the Security Council vote on a resolution concerning access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during a security council meeting at UN headquarters on Monday.
Washington, July 22, 2014

UNSC demands “unrestricted” MH17 crash site access

The United Nations Security Council on Monday unanimously passed a resolution calling for international investigators at the crash site of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine to have unfettere... »
Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo speaks to the media during his visit at a reservoir development project in Jakarta on Tuesday. Widodo won Indonesia’s presidential election with 53 per cent of the vote, final results from the Election Commission showed on Tuesday.
JAKARTA, July 22, 2014

Jakarta Governor Widodo wins Indonesian presidential election

Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, who won the hearts of Indonesians with his common man image, won Indonesia’s presidential election with 53 per cent of the vote, final results from the Election Commi... »
Collided passenger train cars are seen in Taebaek, South Korea on Tuesday.
SEOUL, July 22, 2014

1 dead, dozens hurt in South Korea train collision

Two passenger trains collided head-on in eastern South Korea on Tuesday, killing one passenger and injuring dozens, officials said. Authorities are investigating what caused the crash, w... »

Subianto rejects Indonesian presidential poll result

Israeli soldier missing in Gaza

Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza

Over 1, 00,000 Palestinians seeking UN refuge

18 killed in Philippines clash

June 2014 hottest month since 1880

Dhaka: call to disband elite battalion

McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal

Typhoon Rammasun leaves 13 dead in Vietnam

In this July 21, 2014 photo, a pro-Russian rebel looks up while riding on a tank flying Russia's flag, on a road east of Donetsk. Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, the country’s Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.
KIEV, July 23, 2014

2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country’s Defence Ministry. The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down 1.30 p.m. local time on Wednesday... »
2014 is the first year writers of all nationalities have been eligible for Britain's Booker literary prize, previously open only to authors from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth of former British colonies. File photo
LONDON, July 23, 2014

Americans aplenty as UK’s Booker Prize goes global

The Americans have arrived in force for Britain’s Booker literary prize. Five U.S.-based writers are on the 13-book longlist for the prestigious fiction award. The list, announ... »
A youth holds a placard during a rally to seek justice for the victims of MH17, outside the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.
Amsterdam, July 23, 2014

First plane with MH17 victims leaves Ukraine

A Dutch transport aircraft with 14 coffins left the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv for the Netherlands, transporting the first victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.Gov... »
Jakarta, July 23, 2014

Subianto to challenge Indonesian presidential poll result

Losing Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto on Wednesday denied he withdrew from the election process and said he was preparing to challenge the results of the vote.The Electo... »
Smoke and fire billow in Gaza City on Tuesday, as Israeli airstrikes
pummelled a wide range of locations along the coastal area.
Tel Aviv, July 23, 2014

Dozen Palestinians, 2 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza

At least a dozen Palestinians and two Israeli soldiers were killed overnight in the Gaza Strip.The death toll on the 16th day of an Israeli offensive climbed to 639, Gaza Health Ministry sp... »
Cairo, July 23, 2014

20 killed in eastern Libya clashes

At least 20 people were killed in clashes between extremist militias and army forces in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, Libyan media reported on Tuesday. A suicide attack on a military... »
Israeli soldiers stand behind a tank as heavy smoke rises from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
UNITED NATIONS, July 23, 2014

Gaza: UN chief pushes for truce

The U.N. secretary-general said on Tuesday it is his “hope and belief” that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel “in the very near... »
BEIJING, July 22, 2014

China offers to train Maldives maritime personnel

China has offered to train maritime personnel in the Maldives as well as boost its involvement in infrastructure projects in the island nation, as Beijing moves forward with plans to deepen its ec... »
Burger King Corp. said it stopped using hamburger it received from a supplier that used product from Husi. A Shanghai broadcaster, Dragon TV, reported Sunday that Husi repackaged old beef and chicken and put new expiration dates on them. File photo
BEIJING, July 22, 2014

China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King

A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald’s said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provide... »
Forensic specialists from Germany at a hotel in Kharkiv, Ukraine, to investigate the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
KHARKIV, Ukraine, July 22, 2014

Train carrying remains of MH17 victims arrives in Kharkiv

A train bearing the bodies of the people, who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands. The train... »

American Jews, other ‘lone soldiers’ fight for Israel

Moscow subway chief fired after deadly crash

South Korean sunken ferry’s owner’s body found

MH17 crash: Ukraine rebels hand over flight recorders

UNSC demands ‘unrestricted’ access, probe into MH17 crash

Top UN peacekeeping official to visit India

Israel presses blistering attack on Gaza, toll rises to 572

Report blasts U.S. law enforcement for entrapment

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An act that triggered a World War

A century ago this day, a double murder carried out by a group of Bosnian assassins became a historic event. »