Feb 1, 2015 08:01 AM
Turkey said that it has beefed up security to prevent foreign fighters from using its soil as a transit route to Syria, media reported on Saturday. “In this context, we are pursuing a considerable struggle,” Turkish Foreign Minister Efkan Al
Feb 1, 2015 07:54 AM
President Barack Obama has condemned the murder of a Japanese hostage by the Islamic State and said his administration with its allies will continue taking decisive action to degrade and destroy the IS. “The United States condemns the heinous murd
Feb 1, 2015 07:28 AM
Carl Djerassi, 91, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, died on Saturday. Djerrasi died of complications of cancer in his San Francisco home, Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said. Djerassi, a professor emeritus
Feb 1, 2015 03:24 AM
Japan's government on Sunday strongly condemned Islamic State after the militants released a video purporting to show Islamic State captive Kenji Goto beheaded."I cannot help feeling strong indignation that an inhuman and despicable act of terrorism like
Feb 1, 2015 02:30 AM
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Beijing on Saturday to insulate and advance a growing economic relationship with China, from the headwinds of competing geopolitical interests in the Indian Ocean and the Asia-Pacific. Ms. Swaraj’s a
Feb 1, 2015 02:09 AM
An online video released on Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man. The video, released on militant websites and highlighted by mil
Feb 1, 2015 01:26 AM
Kurdish ground forces, helped by U.S. and allied air support, have retaken the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants, U.S. Lieutenant-General James Terry said on Saturday. Supporting what Kurdish forces said earlier this week, Terry, comman
Feb 1, 2015 12:42 AM
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late pop star Whitney Houston and of singer Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home near Atlanta on Saturday and was taken to hospital where she was breathing, CNN reported.Ms. Brown was hospitalised a
Feb 1, 2015 12:27 AM
At least 13 people are dead after a fire swept through a plastic packaging factory in Dhaka, a fire official said. Fire department control official Mohammed Farhaduzzaman said the fire broke out on Saturday evening at the factory in Dhaka’s Mirpur d
Feb 1, 2015 12:07 AM
Former U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced this week that he would not enter the race again in 2016 for the third time, and political strategists believe that his exit will improve the position of another contender, Jeb Bush, former
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