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Pope Francis tells ‘haggard’ Europe to lead again

Pope Francis is greeted by Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament. 	— AP,AFP

Pope Francis launched a blistering attack on Tuesday on a “haggard” Europe, urging it to reclaim global leadership after years of crisis and to take in migrants before the Mediterranean becomes a “vas

ISIS earned $45m in ransom, says UN

The ISIS group which controls a large swath of Syria and Iraq has received between $35 million and $45 million in ransom payments in the past year, a UN expert monitoring sanctions against Al Qaeda sa

Khamenei targets ‘arrogant powers’

A Twitter account Iran experts believe is run by the office of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday “arrogant” powers had tried hard to bring the Islamic Republic to its knees but had

45 Indians stranded without pay for months in Saudi Arabia

Forty- five Indian workers are languishing in a labour camp near Jeddah in Saudi Arabia without being paid for months, prompting the Indian mission here to raise the issue with authorities for its res

Pregnant woman paraded naked

A 28-year-old pregnant Christian woman in Pakistan was allegedly paraded naked for not working up to the expectation of her employer.

Pakistan Taliban chief escapes drone strike

Mullah Fazlullah

The chief of Pakistan Taliban, Mullah Fazlullah, has narrowly escaped a US drone strike in the border region of Afghanistan in which five militants were killed, officials said on Tuesday.

Ferguson ruling sparks riots, protests

Protesters (above) lay down on a street in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, after the announcement of the grand jury decision — AP

Dozen buildings torched; 61 arrested; Obama urges police to show restraint after cop cleared

4 Indian-american students get rhodes scholarships

Four Indian-American students were among 32 outstanding young men and women chosen for the prestigious 2015 Rhodes Scholarship to study in the UK.

Bitter disappointment fuels riots

It started with silence as the crowd strained to listen to the prosecutor over the radio. Then tears gushed from the eyes of Michael Brown’s mother.

Gabo’s archive goes to Texas University

The archive of celebrated Colo-mbian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, known fondly as Gabo, has been acquired by the University of Texas meaning the critic of US foreign policy is h

Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2014, and has clearly won the sprint when his government completes six months in office on November 26.

The spiritual world has known so many wonderful mystics and most of them have been men.