North Korea launches space rocket in defiance of sanctions threat

North Korea launches space rocket in defiance of sanctions threat

Seoul: North Korea launched a long-range rocket today, violating UN resolutions and doubling down against an international community already struggling to punish Pyongyang for a nuclear test last month. Pyongyang insists its space programme is purely scientific, but most of the world views its

Strong quake hits Taiwan, killing 3; 221 rescued from rubble
Strong quake hits Taiwan, killing 3; 221 rescued from rubble

Taipei: Rescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled out 221 people and three dead from a residential high-rise

First sexually transmitted case of Zika virus confirmed in Texas
First sexually transmitted case of Zika virus confirmed in Texas

Washington: The first locally transmitted case of Zika virus in the US has been reported in a county in Texas, the

British Pakistani woman who fled Islamic state jailed for six years
British Pakistani woman who fled Islamic state jailed for six years

London: A Pakistani-Australian woman from Birmingham who joined Islamic State (IS) has been jailed for six years for

Islamic State bombings near Syria Shiite shrine kill 71
Islamic State bombings near Syria Shiite shrine kill 71

Damascus: A triple bombing killed at least 71 people in a predominantly Shiite suburb south of the Syrian capital of Damascus on

Gay kiss blows away newspaper's front page photograph in Pakistan
Gay kiss blows away newspaper's front page photograph in Pakistan

Islamabad: The Express Tribune, Pakistani printer of The International New York Times, censored a front-page article on the topic

Pakistan will soon complete probe into Pathankot attack: Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan will soon complete probe into Pathankot attack: Nawaz Sharif

Lahore: Pakistan will soon complete its investigation into the Pathankot terror attack which had a negative impact on talks with

Teenager plotted to stuff kangaroo with explosives, paint ISIS flag on it
Teenager plotted to stuff kangaroo with explosives, paint ISIS flag on it

Karachi: A 19-year-old boy in Melbourne has been accused of plotting to stuff a Kangaroo with explosives and paint the flag of

Porn banned in Pakistan
Porn banned in Pakistan

Karachi: In a massive crackdown on internet pornography, Pakistan is set to block access to more than 400,000 adult websites

Revealed: Secret codes airline staff don't want you to know
Revealed: Secret codes airline staff don't want you to know

New Delhi: Sometimes when you’re flying the airline staff can talk in their own language – making you worry that there’s

ISIS releases new video celebrating 'Paris attackers'
ISIS releases new video celebrating 'Paris attackers'

Beirut: The Islamic State group has released a video purporting to show nine jihadists behind the November Paris attacks that

Revealed: What that little pocket in your jeans is really for
Revealed: What that little pocket in your jeans is really for

New Delhi: You know that little pocket within the pocket of your jeans? The one, odd little rectangular pocket, that gets in the

Monster snowstorm in US leaves 19 dead, paralyses East Coast
Monster snowstorm in US leaves 19 dead, paralyses East Coast

Washington: A life-threatening monster snowstorm has almost paralysed the entire US East Coast, leaving at least 16 people dead

Chess forbidden in Islam, rules Saudi grand mufti
Chess forbidden in Islam, rules Saudi grand mufti

London: Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti Sheikh Abdullah al-Sheikh has said that playing chess is forbidden in Islam, a British

UK inquiry links Putin to fatal poisoning of former KGB spy
UK inquiry links Putin to fatal poisoning of former KGB spy

London: Russian President Vladimir Putin “probably approved” the killing of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko who

How sister of 'New Jihadi John' won the hearts of people with her courage
How sister of 'New Jihadi John' won the hearts of people with her courage

London, Jan. 20: Konika Dhar unexpectedly won a great deal of sympathy on Tuesday when she appeared before the House of Commons

Pakistan Attack: Professor who sacrificed his life trying to protect students
Pakistan Attack: Professor who sacrificed his life trying to protect students

Peshawar : Terrorists entered the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda district of Khyber-Pakhtunwa province, some 50 kms

Live: Terrorist attack at Bacha Khan University in Pakistan leaves 25 dead; security forces eliminate 4 terrorists, combing operation underway in campus
Live: Terrorist attack at Bacha Khan University in Pakistan leaves 25 dead; security forces eliminate 4 terrorists, combing operation underway in...

New Delhi: Blasts and heavy gunfire were heard from inside Bacha Khan University in Pakistan’s Charsadda as

'My brother is a good man who was brainwashed', says sister of Jihadi Sid
'My brother is a good man who was brainwashed', says sister of Jihadi Sid

The sister of the British-Indian man suspected of being the new “spokesperson” for Islamic State appeared before Britain’s

ISIS confirms death of 'Jihadi John' in Dabiq magazine
ISIS confirms death of 'Jihadi John' in Dabiq magazine

ISIS’ “Jihadi John” is no more and this has been confirmed by the terrorist organisation itself. In the latest

ISIS cuts salaries of fighters due to “exceptional circumstances”
ISIS cuts salaries of fighters due to “exceptional circumstances”

Jerusalam: The dreaded Islamic State terror group has decided to cut the salaries of its fighters by half blaming the

18-year-old girl arrested after confessing boyfriend's murder on Facebook
18-year-old girl arrested after confessing boyfriend's murder on Facebook

New York:  Police in the US have arrested an 18-year-old woman charged with stabbing her boyfriend to death and then allegedly

13 killed, 20 injured in suicide attack near Afghan official's home in Jalalabad
13 killed, 20 injured in suicide attack near Afghan official's home in Jalalabad

Kabul: An Afghan official says at least 13 people have been killed and 20 wounded in a suicide attack at the home of a

ISIS commits massacre in Syria, kills over 280 people
ISIS commits massacre in Syria, kills over 280 people

Damascus: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group killed as many as 280 people when its militants stormed a town in Syria’s

United States, European Union lift sanctions against Iran amid landmark nuclear deal
United States, European Union lift sanctions against Iran amid landmark nuclear deal

Vienna: The U.N. nuclear agency certified Saturday that Iran has met all of its commitments under last summer’s landmark

Lord Hanuman figurine is Obama's lucky charm
Lord Hanuman figurine is Obama's lucky charm

Washington: A statuette of Lord Hanuman is among few items that US President Barack Obama always carries in his pocket and seeks

Burkina Faso: 21 killed in hotel attack
Burkina Faso: 21 killed in hotel attack

Ouagadougou: At least 21 people were killed and 15 injured after an Al-Qaida group attacked the Splendid Hotel in this African