In the screen shot a British Brimstone missile (circled) is seen striking an Islamic State armed pick-up truck in Iraq.
AP In the screen shot a British Brimstone missile (circled) is seen striking an Islamic State armed pick-up truck in Iraq.

Turkey vows to fight Islamic State

May allow foreign forces to use its territory for cross-border incursions »

New NATO head takes over

At a time of daunting geopolitical crises, NATO is undergoing its own version of regime change, with the arrival of a new chief official who has the blessing, at least temporarily, of one of the W... »
Buses covered with messages of support stop at a main street at Mongkok shopping district after thousands of protesters blocked the road in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

Protests swells on China National Day

Focus shifts to call for Chief Executive's resignation »
LONDON, October 1, 2014

David Cameron promises tax cuts

Prime Minister David Cameron promised on Wednesday to enact the lowest company tax rates in the developed world if his Conservative Party is re-elected in 2015. Mr. Cameron added he would... »
DAMASCUS, October 1, 2014

10 children among 17 killed in twin Syria blasts

A Syrian official said 17 people, including 10 children, have been killed in twin explosions near a school in Homs. The explosions took place as children were leaving school at the end of c... »
THEN: A June 21, 1978 file photo of apan's high-speed train called Shinkansen leaving from Tokyo Station. Bullet trains were launched in Tokyo in October 1964.
TOKYO, October 1, 2014

Japan's bullet train turns 50

It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, “like flying in the sky.” Zipping cross-country in a super-high speed train has become commonplace in many countries the... »
Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia.
Melbourne, October 1, 2014

Tony Abbott not in favour of burqa in Australian Parliament

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday said that he wished the burqa “was not worn” in the country while indicating his view on backing a call for a ban on the Muslim veil for women in... »
Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and firefighters conduct rescue operations near the peak of Mt. Ontake, which straddles Nagano and Gifu prefectures, central Japan today in this photo taken and released by Kyodo.
TOKYO, October 1, 2014

Japan volcano death toll rises to 48

Police say a dozen more bodies have been found at summit of Japan volcano, raising toll to 48. Military searchers resumed a recovery operation with helicopters early on Wednesday after p... »
The man left Liberia on September 19, arrived the next day to visit relatives and started feeling ill four or five days later. (Picture for representative purposes only.)
DALLAS, October 1, 2014

US Government confirms first case of Ebola

The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed on Tuesday in a patient who recently travelled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic... »
One of the three lions in a cage being loaded onto a truck at the Al-Bisan zoo, in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday.
BEIT LAHIYA (GAZA STRIP), October 1, 2014

Gaza lions sent to Jordan

A trio of scrawny lions was brought into Israel from Gaza on Tuesday en route to a better life at a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan after their zoo was damaged in the recent Israel-Hamas war. »
Geneva, September 30, 2014

‘Ebola orphans 3,700 children in West Africa’

At least 3,700 children in West Africa have seen one or both parents die because of the Ebola epidemic, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said, and many are being rejected by surviving relatives out... »
Protesters wave mobile phones as they sing during a rally blocking the main road to the financial Central district in Hong Kong on Tuesday.
Hong Kong, September 30, 2014

Hong Kong protesters issue ultimatum to Beijing

Protest leaders threatened to expand the unrest in Hong Kong if their demands for electoral reforms are not met. “We face three foreseeable choices. The first is to widen the protest area... »
Flight MH370 with 239 people aboard lost contact on March 8. No trace of any wreckage has been found so far.
Melbourne, September 30, 2014

Search for missing flight MH370 to resume

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is expected to resume this week again with two specialist ships set to begin scouring the Indian Ocean for the plane which disappeared wit... »

Amanda Bynes arrested for DUI

Congressmen urge Obama to discuss religious tolerance with Modi

US lawmaker gifts Gita to Modi

Modi’s enigma fuels hope for many, fear for some

Pro-democracy protests spread in Hong Kong

8 killed in Peru quake

Myanmar monk backs hard-line Buddhist group

Japanese volcano eruption: More than 30 believed dead

Police officer shot in Ferguson

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as President Barack Obama looks on after briefing the media at the White House in Washington on Tuesday.
BEIJING, October 1, 2014

'India would not join anti-China coalition led by U.S.'

Taking stock of the “big picture,” following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s high-profile visit to the United States, China has arrived at the conclusion that India would not join Japan, Australia... »
BEIRUT, October 1, 2014

Islamic State militants behead 9 Kurdish fighters

Activists on Wednesday said Islamic State militants have beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in clashes near the Syria-Turkey border. The Britain-based Syrian Ob... »
Beijing, October 1, 2014

Pagoda in China's tourist destination catches fire

A 41-metre tall bronze-coated concrete Pagoda in a tourist destination of southern China’s Guilin City caught fire on Wednesday morning. The fire, which lasted more than two hours, was p... »
Osaka, October 1, 2014

Chinese ship capsizes near Japan, 9 missing

A Chinese ship has capsized near Japan, the Chinese consulate general said in Osaka on Wednesday.Official said five crew members of the ship LURONGYU2859 were rescued, while some nine were... »
Oprah Winfrey accepts a W.E.B. Du Bois Medal at the Hutchins Center Honours at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, October 1, 2014

Oprah Winfrey, Harry Belafonte honoured by Harvard

Oprah Winfrey and performer-activist Harry Belafonte were among those honoured at Harvard University on Tuesday at its annual celebration of African American culture. The university’s Hutch... »
Children walk in rain at Dar Paing, a camp for Rohingya refugees in north of Sittwe, Rakhine state, Myanmar in a June file photo.
YANGON, October 1, 2014

‘Citizenship if Rohingya identify as Bengali’

Myanmar has confirmed to the United Nations that it is finalising a plan that will offer minority Rohingya Muslims citizenship if they change their ethnicity to suggest Bangladeshi origin, a move... »
Protesters block the main street to the financial Central district, outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong, on Tuesday.
BEIJING, September 30, 2014

China slams protests but crackdown unlikely

China has slammed the “occupy central” movement in Hong Kong, but may not order a crackdown in anticipation of a turnaround in public opinion if the protests prolong.The government has made... »
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the crowd gathered to watch him pay homage at the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Washington on Tuesday.
Washington, September 30, 2014

Modi pays tributes to Gandhi in Washington

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the statue of the Father of the Nation in Washington. A large number of Indian-Americans were present to we... »
US President Barack Obama greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the doorstep of the White House.
Washington, September 30, 2014

Modi, Obama write first joint editorial

After using technology successfully in their respective election campaigns, US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have for the first time interacted digitally to come out with... »
Indian and US delegates at the dinner hosted at the White House for Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Washington, September 30, 2014

Mango crème brulee for Modi at Obama dinner

A spread comprising of compressed avacados, crisped halibut, saffron basmati rice and salmon were part of the menu for dinner that US President Barack Obama hosted for Prime Minister Narendra Modi... »

Obama hosts dinner for Modi

Bhagat Singh’s sister passes away in Canada

Nationalists bring down Lenin statue in Ukraine

Indian-Israeli PMs meet for the first time in more than a decade

Japan resumes search for victims of volcanic eruption

The wise and the wrinkled

Libyan parliament swears in new government

Protesters gear up for Modi events