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UN officials express outrage at Lankan war crimes
A day after the release of UN report which confirmed patterns of grave violations in Sri Lanka between 2001 and 2011, UN officials expressed their outrage at the accounts of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the time.
Tsunami alert in Japan after Chile earthquake!
After a powerful earthquake hit Chile on Wednesday, tsunami waves continued to navigate across the Pacific-Ocean instigating evacuations in Japan.
Burkina Faso military seizes power in a coup
Fears that rose after the arrest of the interim leaders of the Burkina Faso government were confirmed by the military on Wednesday.
17 Sep 2015World
Zimbabwe's President asked to resign
Zimbabwe's current president, Robert Mugabe has been asked to abdicate.
16 Sep 2015World
Modi to meet Tim Cook during US visit
During his upcoming visit to the US, PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet CEO of Apple, Tim Cook in San Francisco.
16 Sep 2015World
Pentagon creates India Rapid Reaction Cell
In another important move in what has been a rapidly developing bilateral defense relationship between the US and India, the Pentagon announced the creation of a India Rapid Reaction Cell.
15 Sep 2015World
'Global Entry Program' to expedite immigration clearance
India has presented the US with names of notable personages who could be incorporated in the US 'Global Entry Program' for expedited immigration clearance at US Airports.
15 Sep 2015World
Turnbull to become Australia's new Prime Minister
In another dramatic event of what has proved the most turbulent period of Australian politics, Malcolm Turnbull ousted Tony Abbot in an internal party-leadership ballot, which he won 54-44.
14 Sep 2015World
Calls to revert Nepal to Hindu state rejected
Nepal's constituent assembly rebuffed demands to revert Nepal "back to a Hindu state" sparking violent protests.
12 Sep 2015World
Kerala woman amongst those killed in Hajj crash
A hajj pilgrim from Kerala was among those killed in crane crash a the Grand Mosque in Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
7 Sep 2015World
India's request to join APEC under consideration
The 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila will take India's request for membership under consideration after two decades.
7 Sep 2015World
Korean nations talk to re-unite 1950 war families
Seoul officials confirmed that North and South Korea began talks at a border village on continuing the reunions of relatives divided by the Korean War in the early 1950s.
4 Sep 2015World
New President sworn in Guatemela!
After Perez Molina's resignation, Vice-President Alejandro Maldinado took office as the new President in Guatemala.
3 Sep 2015World
Chinese military to be reduced by 300,000 troops
The Chinese military parade marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in WWII held today, was overseen by President Xi Jinping, who described the conflict as "a decisive battle between justice and evil, between light and darkness".
31 Aug 2015Sudan
Ceasefire in doubt hours after coming into effect
South Sudan government forces and rebels have accused each other of breaking the ceasefire agreement, hours after it came into effect on the midnight of Saturday (the 29th).
31 Aug 2015World
1MDB sparks protests against PM in Malaysia
Thousands of Malaysian protested over the weekend in Malaysia calling for PM Najib Razak to step down over 1MDB scandal.
30 Aug 2015World
China steps in as saviour for Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic, which has been the worst hit in the Carribean islands, will need time and funds to rebuild itself.
27 Aug 2015World
Demands for gun-control getting louder at White House
The fatal shooting around Roanoke, Virginia which killed Alison Parker and Alan Ward, 2 local journalists has got the White House renewing its call for stricter gun controls.
26 Aug 2015World
World leaders to give WW2 parade a miss
China finally issued a list of the leaders who will be attending the military parade and the names of some world leaders were prominently missing.
25 Aug 2015World
Agreement reached between North and South Korea
The two countries reached an agreement to end the standoff on early Tuesday morning.
25 Aug 2015World
Jihadi John's deadly vow to return to Britain
The Mail (media publication) received the first-ever unmasked video of 'Jihadi John'.
24 Aug 2015World
ISIS blows up Baal Shamin temple in Syria
The Islamic State blew up the Baal Shamin temple in Palmyra (Syria), the latest among a series of cultural relics destroyed by the militant group.
24 Aug 2015Canada
Ashley Madison faces $578 million class action lawsuit
A class action lawsuit has been filed against the company which runs Ashley Madison by 2 Canadian law firms; the status of the lawsuit "still needs to be certified by the court".
23 Aug 2015World
Praises for 'Heroes' who warded off France train attack
Authorities in Arras, Northern France, awarded the Americans and Norman, the British who was injured in the tussle, with medals for bravery.
22 Aug 2015World
Kim Jong-un declares 'state of war' in N.Korea
Fire was exchanged between the two Korean nations on 21 August 2015 amidst North Korea's claims that it was 'fully ready for war'.
22 Aug 2015World
One year visa extension for Taslima Nasreen
The Indian government has extended Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's visa for a year, with effect from July 23.
Greek PM resigns and calls for snap polls
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras announced his resignation and called for an early election.
India objects to Pakistan meeting separatists
New Delhi formally expressed its objection over Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan's National Security Advisor's meeting on 23 August with the Hurriyat leaders right before the NSA-level talks.
Iran commands India to clear oil dues
Iran has asked India to pay oil dues of $6.5bn within two months, partly in rupees and rest in U.S dollars or euro.
19 Aug 2015World
Wickremasinghe emerges victorious in Sri Lankan elections
Sri Lanka's ruling United National Party(UNP) has won the parliamentary elections, crashing former president Mahindra Rajapaksa's hopes of becoming Prime-Minister.
18 Aug 2015World
Bangkok bombing suspect identified, says Thai Junta chief
Thailand's Junta Chief and PM Prayut Chan-o-cha said that the authorities are looking for a suspect identified from the CCTV footage in the unprecedented Bangkok bomb blast.
17 Aug 2015Sudan
Rivals attend South Sudan peace talks
In an attempt to broker a deal to end the 20-month civil war, South Sudan's warring rivals met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
17 Aug 2015World
Pakistan's ex-ISI chief Hamid Gul dead
Pakistan's hardline Islamist General- Hamid Gul died of a brain haemorrhage at the age of 79, in the town of Murree, north-east of Islamabad.
15 Aug 2015World
Afghans thank India for Salma Dam
The people of Herat expressed their gratefulness for India's help for Salma Dam project, by carrying a 100 m tricolour, along with their own national flag, on the streets of Herat, Afghanistan on 13 August.
15 Aug 2015Sexual Harassment
Assange cleared from sexual assault allegation
The sexual assault charge against Julian Assange was dropped by the Swedish prosecutors.
PM to address Indian diaspora in UAE visit
In his two-day trip to the United Arab Emirates, PM Modi will address an audience of 50,000 people in Dubai Cricket Association stadium.
Myanmar's Thura Shwe Mann ousted from his post
In a coup in Myanmar, Thura Shwe Mann - the head of Myanmar's governing party has been removed from his post.
Amnesty International backs decriminalization of prostitution
Amnesty International has decided to put its weight behind decriminalization of the sex trade at their biennial International Council Meeting.
Chinese government tries to control the Tianjin situation
The government stepped in to control the reaction to the Tianjin blasts in China.
12 Aug 2015World
Pakistan says India can boycott CPC, but won't budge
Refusing to budge from its stand on not inviting J&K assembly speaker to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC), Pakistan said if India boycotts the conference, it's "their choice."