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    US drone kills three Al Qaeda members in Yemen

    Aden (Yemen): Three members of the Yemen-based Al Qaeda branch were killed in a US drone strike in Yemen’s southeastern province of Hadramout, an official said on Wednesday.

  • Iraqi Forces

    18 killed in violence, airstrikes against IS in Iraq

    Baghdad: At least 18 people were killed and 36 others wounded in separate bomb attacks and airstrikes targeting positions of the Islamic State (IS) militants in central Iraq on Wednesday, a security source told Xinhua news agency.

  • Rohan Bopanna

    Bopanna-Mergea enter Stuttgart Open quarters

    Stuttgart: Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea won their men’s doubles first round to advance to the quarter-finals of the Stuttgart Open here on Wednesday.

  • Aaron Finch

    Injured Australian batsman Finch set to return

    Barnsley (England): Australia opening batsman Aaron Finch will make his return to cricket this Thursday after a hamstring injury sidelined him for seven weeks.

  • FIFA_Logo

    World Cup 2026 bidding process delayed by FIFA

    Zurich: Crisis-hit FIFA has postponed the bidding process to host the 2026 World Cup football tournament. Embroiled in a corruption scandal that has shaken the foundation of the world football’s governing body to its very core, FIFA confirmed its decision of postponement.

  • prakash javdekar

    Myanmar strike a lesson to terrorists: Javadekar

    Mumbai: Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday described the Indian Army’s precision strike against insurgents inside neighbouring Myanmar as a “lesson to those who incite terror”.

  • ‘Maiden civil aviation policy soon’

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said that it is giving final touches to the country’s maiden civil aviation policy and other key guidelines for the sector.

  • EU says new Greek reform proposal insufficient

    Brussels: The European Commission (EC) said on Wednesday that Greece’s new reform proposal was insufficient and “does not reflect” the result of discussions between EC President Jean-Claude Juncker and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during a meeting last week.

  • Vidya Balan

    Vidya doesn’t enjoy doing multi-starrers

    New Delhi: Actress Vidya Balan, known for portraying strong female roles, doesn’t see herself working in multi-starrer films at this point of her career.

  • Mobile banking goes to rural India

    Bengaluru: State-run Canara Bank’s two sponsored regional rural banks (RRBs) in Kerala and Karnataka on Wednesday launched an immediate payment service through the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

  • Colombia takes another step towards LGBT rights

    Bogota: Colombia took another step towards recognising the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community with the passing of a new legislation that would facilitate civil registration procedures for transsexuals wanting to change their sex legally, Spanish news agency Efe reported.

  • ‘Modi’s remarks in B’desh aimed at fanning hatred against Pak’

    Islamabad: Pakistan today sharply criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attack against it in Dhaka saying they were aimed at fanning hatred and aimed at souring ties between Pakistan and Bangladesh. A day after mellowed reaction from the Foreign Office calling as regretful Modi’s remarks that Pakistan was creating disturbance and instigating terrorism in India, Pakistan Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz stepped up the attack on India in a speech in

  • Diabetes

    Nanotherapy brings diabetes vaccine a step closer

    London: Researchers have for the first time used nanoparticles that imitate naturally dying cells to prevent diabetes in mice, an advance that may pave the way for a human vaccine to protect against the disease. Previously, researchers at The Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute in Spain modified an individual’s immune cells, known as dendritic cells, to avoid the destruction of the insulin-producing pancreatic cells (beta cells) in the body and prevent type

  • ISIS

    Wives of IS leaders pass info to avoid intercepts: report

    Washington: Wives of top Islamic State leaders, including its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, play an important role in passing information to one another and then to their spouses to avoid electronic intercepts, according to a media report.

  • execution

    Pakistan court rejects petition of death-row ‘teen’

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court today refused to set up a commission to determine the age of a man sentenced to death for killing a boy when he was reportedly a minor, clearing the way for his execution which was postponed four times over his age.

  • Narendra Modi

    Pakistan urges UN to take note of Modi’s remark on 1971 war

    Islamabad: A top Pakistani official on Wednesday called upon the international community and the UN to take notice of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement in Dhaka last week regarding Bangladesh’s 1971 Liberation War. The people of Pakistan and Bangladesh were bound by strong bonds, said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s key advisor Sartaj Aziz while adressing the Senate, Geo News reported.  He added that India was not eligible for a permanent seat on

  • Govt okays ratification of Bunker Convention

    New Delhi: The government today approved a proposal for India’s accession to an international convention which ensures compensation for damage caused by ship bunker oil spills.

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