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NEW DELHI - Indian hardliner Hindu party Shiv Sena lawmaker’s stir against Muslim manager of the Maharashtra government's guesthouse has taken an ugly turn. Shiv Sena MP, apparently angry over not being served Maharashtrian food, allegedly forced a Muslim worker to eat a ‘chapatti’ to break his Ramzan fast. Denying the charge, Sena MP Sanjay Raut justified, "There seems a plot to give a communal twist to the entire episode. ...

SRINAGAR- In Occupied Kashmir, Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has demanded unconditional release of all illegally detained Kashmiris. Addressing a gathering in Srinagar, he termed it regrettable and said that dozens of youth had been arrested in old city area of Srinagar for peacefully protesting the Israeli aggression on Palestine. The Mirwaiz announced that Juma-tul-Wida would be observed as Youm-e-Kashmir ...

TEL AVIV- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Tel Aviv today to seek ways of ending the deadliest violence in years between Israel and Gaza's Islamist Hamas. "Secretary Kerry arrived in Tel Aviv, Israel, this morning to meet with officials to discuss the ongoing ceasefire efforts," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. "He will also travel to Jerusalem and the West Bank, and will be meeting with U.N. Secretary General Ban ...

KABUL- According to the Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province ...

NEW DELHI - Indian armed forces lost 597 personnel in the last 5 ...

BEIJING : A Chinese town has been sealed off and 151 people placed in ...

NEW DELHI : An outbreak of encephalitis has killed 60 people in two ...

COTABATO, Philippines : An escalation of fighting between the ...

WASHINGTON : After 13 years of struggle, Americans are showing a ...

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday Russia would use its influence with separatists in east Ukraine to allow a full investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but said the ...

LONDON : Schools in some parts of Birmingham were exposed to a “sustained and coordinated” effort to impose a hardline Muslim agenda on pupils, a government investigation led by ...

CAIRO : Egyptian security officers checked US Secretary of State John Kerry and his top aides with a metal detector as they arrived for a meeting on Tuesday with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, an ...

ABUJA : Relatives of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 100 days ago met with President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday for the first time since the girls were seized.The much anticipated ...

!South Korean police said Tuesday they had found the body of fugitive business tycoon Yoo Byung-Eun, the target of a months-long manhunt connected to April's Sewol ferry disaster that claimed around ...

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution Monday calling for investigators to have unfettered access to the crash site in eastern Ukraine and demanding a cease-fire in ...

LONDON - Britain will introduce new laws to combat female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriages including making it compulsory for teachers and health workers to report cases, Prime Minister ...

ISTANBUL - Dozens of police including high-ranking officers were detained in Turkey on Tuesday, accused of spying and illegal wire-tapping of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle in ...

Maggie Fick and Isra’ al-Rubei’iUsing its own version of “soft” and “hard” power, the militants of Islamic State are crushing resistance across northern Iraq so ...

UNITED NATIONS - The UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees has issued an emergency appeal for $60 million to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs of the people of Gaza, including tens of ...

PATNA, India : Villagers in a rural part of eastern India have beaten to death a woman whom they accused of being a witch, police said Tuesday. The woman's husband said 14 villagers carried out the ...

ISTANBUL - Two Turkish soldiers and at least six Kurdish rebels were killed in clashes in southeastern Turkey near the Syrian border, the Turkish military said Tuesday.The clashes erupted on Monday ...

JAKARTA - The reform-minded governor of teeming Jakarta, Joko Widodo, has comfortably won Indonesia's closely-fought presidential race against a controversial ex-general with deep roots in the era of ...

Hanine HassanHer name is Katie. She is from the Netherlands, and chose to serve in the Israeli navy instead of remaining in her country.Will her government label her and the rest of the hundreds of ...

NEW DELHI - An Indian soldier was killed Tuesday when Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, reported Indian media. Indian military ...

TOREZ, Ukraine - Dutch forensic experts on Monday were examining bodies from the MH17 plane disaster being held at an east Ukraine train station as Kiev and insurgents wrangled over the fate of the ...

Fredrik Dahl and Louis Charbonneau - Major powers appear to have made only limited headway in making sure Iran will not be able to build an atomic bomb any time soon, underlining the uphill task they ...

SYDNEY: An 18-year-old Australian man was behind a deadly suicide bomb attack in Iraq last week, authorities said Monday, with Attorney-General George Brandis calling it a “disturbing ...

BANGALORE, India : A local sexual abuse case took on national political overtones on Monday as students from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party accused a state government run by the ...

BRAZZAVILLE (AFP): Key players in the Central African conflict launched a fresh round of talks in Brazzaville on Monday to end more than a year of sectarian bloodshed in the direly poor nation.But ...

BEIJING (: The police chief of China’s Tianjin city is being investigated for corruption, authorities said, the third senior security official in the northern port to be targeted for graft in ...

JOHANNESBURG : A four-year-old boy trapped by his seatbelt was dragged to his death behind a hijacked car in South Africa, leaving his traumatised mother screaming at the side of the road, police and ...

WASHINGTON : Last month was the hottest June since record-keeping began in 1880, according to a monthly report out Monday by US government climate scientists.The combined average temperature over ...

WASHINGTON : China has sent a spy ship to international waters off of Hawaii during a giant US-led naval exercise involving 22 countries, even as Beijing participates in the drills for the first time ...

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