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11 May 2016World
White House confirms Obama's visit to Hiroshima
White House spokesperson Josh Earnest confirmed that US President Barack Obama would be the first sitting US President to visit Hiroshima.
11 May 2016World
3 killed, over 42 wounded in Turkey blast
Three people were killed and at least 42 others were injured by a car bomb that exploded in Turkey's southeastern city of Diyarbakir.
Ex-Pakistani PM Gilani's kidnapped son finally recovered
Pakistan's Foreign Office has confirmed that Ali Haider Gilani- son of ex-PM Gilani was recovered today from Afghanistan's Ghazni province three years after abduction by Taliban.
Mexico Judge clears El Chapo's extradition to US
A federal judge in Mexico has ruled that drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be extradited to the US.
Rising sea levels submerges 5 Pacific islands
Research published in a scientific journal shows that rising sea levels have claimed 5 islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Rodrigo Duterte claims Philippine presidency
Former Mayor of Davao and outspoken presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte won the Philippine presidential election after his opponents dropped out of the race.
Mitsubishi shares see first rise since scandal
Automaker Mitsubishi saw its shares rise by 3.6%, the first rise in value since the fuel efficiency falsification scandal came to light.
Iran tests 2000km range ballistic missile
Iran tested another ballistic missile, adding to the series of missile tests it has conducted after implementation of the nuclear deal with the P5+1 countries.
China overtakes India in providing assistance to Nepal
China has become the 4th largest donor to Nepal even as India slips out of the top 5 donor list.
Philippines goes to polls, political rivalry heats up
The Philippine presidential and vice presidential polls began on 9 May as voters will seek to elect the 16th President of the Philippines.
Greek Parliament passes controversial reforms
Amidst protests, the Greek Parliament has passed the controversial tax and pension reforms to get the much-needed bailout money released from creditors.
Australia to go to polls on 2 July
Australia will go to polls on 2 July 2016, after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the dissolution of parliament.
Saudi oil minister removed in major reshuffle
Saudi Arabia announced the ouster of its long-serving oil minister Ali al-Naimi, as part of a larger ongoing government shakeup.
El Chapo sent to jail near US-Mexico border
Mexico has transferred the convicted drug lord, Joaquin Guzman, to a prison close to the border with the US.
ISIS to announce Bangladesh branch
According to sources, the Islamic State terror group intends to announce "an affiliate" in Bangladesh, where it has already "designated a local leader."
Canada's wildfire could double in size
Officials warned that the wildfire engulfing parts of Canada has spread beyond control and could even double in size in the coming days.
Londoners get their first Muslim Mayor-Sadiq Khan
Sadiq Khan has been declared the first Muslim Mayor of London, who secured a much-needed victory for the Labour Party.
Pakistan seeks subsidy, says F-16 to fight terror
Pakistan's foreign secretary Aizaz Chaudhry said that "Pakistan needs modern F-16 fighter jets for the war against terrorism" but won't accept the conditions the US has appended with the deal.
3rd suspect admits role in Germany gurudwara attack
A third teenager, arrested in connection with the bombardment at a gurudwara in the German city of Essen, admitted to the authorities that he was part of a group which carried out the terror assault.
6 Mar 2016World
Iran accuses US Supreme court of violating law
Iran turned to the United Nations to accuse the US Supreme Court of violating international law by ruling that Iran was financially responsible for compensating Lebanon terror victims.
6 May 2016World
Turkish PM to step down amid leadership split
Ahmet Davutoglu stepped down as Turkey's Prime Minister following failed talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
6 May 2016World
Canada begins air-lifting evacuees from Alberta fire
Canadian officials are airlifting over 8,000 people who fled north of Fort McMurray, the city which has been devastated by a massive wildfire.
World Reputation Rankings issued-India not in top 100
'Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2016' has been released and Indian universities failed to feature in the top 100 prestigious educational institutions list.
EU Commission backs visa-free travel in Schengen-zone for Turkish citizens
The European Commission gave its support to a "visa-free travel deal" with Turkey after Ankara warned to back out of the landmark immigration deal.
Rousseff denies trying to block investigation
A day after Brazil's Attorney General Rodrigo Janot asked the Supreme Court to authorise an obstruction of justice investigation against President Rousseff, she has denied having done anything wrong.
Abu Sayyaf hostages make video plea
Three hostages being held by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines have appeared in a video pleading for their governments to meet their captors' demands.
J&J to pay over $55m as compensation
The New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company, Johnson & Johnson, has been ordered to pay over $55 million to a 62-year-old American-woman Gloria Ristesund as compensation.
Brazil lifts the WhatsApp ban within 24 hours
After less than 24 hours, a Brazilian judge overturned a ban on Facebook Inc.'s WhatsApp in Brazil.
Bangladeshi radicals release a new hit-list
Bangladesh's secular image took another hit as a Bangladeshi extremist outfit has released a new hit-list naming 10 people, including the head of a university and ruling party officials.
India’s goodwill gesture: agrees to Iran’s demand
India has agreed to pay a 1.5% interest on $6.5 billion it owes to Iran in oil dues, as a 'goodwill gesture'.
Will acquire F-16s from elsewhere: Pakistan tells US
Sartaj Aziz-Foreign affairs adviser to Nawaz Sharif stated that they would get fighter jets from elsewhere if the US doesn't provide funding.
EU-US TTIP deal may fail due to Greenpeace leak
A top French trade official said that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks may stall as US' reluctance to make concessions had been revealed.
8 Bangladeshis detained over ISIS links
Singapore has detained eight Bangladeshi workers on suspicion of planning attacks linked to the Islamic State group in their home country.
China invites neighbours for 'security governance model'
Chinese President Xi Jinping has invited China's neighbours to "to build consensus and step up dialogue" for "a security governance model with Asian features."
AIIB, ADB to finance Pak's $300 million highway
The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has agreed to finance its first infrastructure project in Pakistan jointly with the Asian Development Bank.
No subsidies for F16s: US to Pak
The US asked Pakistan to "put forward" its "national funds" to buy eight F-16 fighter jets after top American Senators put a hold on subsidizing the sale.
Pakistan reprimands Trump: We're not a US colony!
Pakistan rebuked Donald Trump's recent comments where the US Republican nominee had said that he would force Pakistan to free a jailed Pakistani doctor "in two minutes".
EU to grant Turkey visa free travel
Sources revealed that the European Commission is to grant Turkey conditional approval for visa-free travel within the EU's Schengen area.
2 May 2016World
Craig Wright reveals that he founded Bitcoin
Craig Wright, the Australian entrepreneur, long speculated to be the founder of cryptocurrency Bitcoin, has finally identified himself as Bitcoin's creator publicly.
2 May 2016World
ISIS releases ‘hit’ list targeting US military personnel
'Islamic State Hacking Division' released a hit list- 'Target-United States Military,' featuring the names of 75 US military personnel involved in drone strikes against terrorists in Syria.