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South Asia

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. (Photo: PTI)

In a major blunder, Pakistani media declares J Jayalalithaa dead

On Sunday night, the Chief Minister suffered a cardiac arrest following which she was rushed to the hospital.

Aziz sought to play down its significance by highlighting that other groups were also mentioned in the declaration along with Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, the terror groups blamed for attacks in India. (Photo: AFP)

‘Heart of Asia’ declaration which named LeT, JeM was unanimous: Sartaj Aziz

The emphasis of the conference was on tackling all regional outfits to stamp down militancy, said Aziz.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and US President-elect Donald Trump. (Photo: AP)

Nawaz Sharif keen to meet Donald Trump, may visit US next month

Special Assistant to Sharif on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi is leaving for the US on Sunday to finalise the schedule of the visit.

Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan. (Photo: AP)

Chat with Trump won't save Nawaz from Panama scam: Imran Khan

During his conversation with Pakistan PM, Trump said that Sharif has a 'very good reputation'.


The coal mine in Qitaihe City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, where 21 miners, who were trapped for four days after an explosion, have died. (Photo: AP)

21 Chinese miners trapped for 4 days confirmed dead, 1 missing

State media reported the mine in the city of Qitaihe was unlicensed and the managers were being questioned.

Qamar Javed Bajwa (Photo: AP)

New Pakistan Army Chief fires LoC salvo

The Army Chief directed the troops to keep highest level of vigil at all times.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. (Photo: AFP)

The terrifying lessons of the Philippines’ vigilante president Duterte

If one world leader exemplifies some of the more alarming trends taking place in politics this decade, it is Filipino President Duterte.

South Korean children march with high school students during a rally calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down in Seoul, South Korea.  (Photo: AP)

South Korean opposition seeks to impeach President Park next week

The opposition had planned to call for vote on whether to impeach Park over snowballing scandal involving shadowy longtime confidante.

Thailand 's new king Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun pays his respects to a portrait of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Thai Queen Sirikit. (Photo: AP)

Thailand's prince Maha Vajiralongkorn crowned country's new King

The new king, like his father before him, is shielded from public criticism by Thailand's lese majeste laws.

Middle East

People fleeing rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo into the Sheikh Maqsoud area that is controlled by Kurdish fighters, Syria. (Photo: AP)

'Can't lose any more': Desperate civilians brave Aleppo front line

A crowd of new arrivals waited in the cold to register their names with Syrian authorities and receive food, mattresses and blankets.

 In March 2001, Taliban leader Mullah Omar ordered the destruction of two 1,500-year-old Buddha statues in the eastern town of Bamiyan, because they were judged to be anti-Islamic. (Photo: AP)

Explained: Why do religious extremists attack art?

'The very idea of ​subversive art that society could rejoice in as a manifestation of freedom and creativity is alien to them.'

The Egyptian mummy is believed to be the body of a man named Amenrenef, with the title of “Servant of the King’s House.” (Photo: AFP)

Millenia old mummy found in Egypt tomb

1,000-year-old building ruins unearthed in China.

They showed one of the men, elderly with a white beard and kneeling in an orange jumpsuit with his neck pressed against a steel stand. Masked IS executioners dressed in black raised long swords over his head. (Representational Image)

ISIS in Egypt beheads Sinai clerics mistaken for priests

The victims were later identified by locals as leading religious figures from among Sinai’s Bedouins.


Image for representational purpose only (Photo: AFP)

'Was forced to kill my best friend,' says former Congo child soldier

Millions of people died between 1996 and 2003 as conflict caused hunger and disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 South African President Jacob Zuma. (Photo: AP)

South Africa graft probe piles pressure on President Jacob Zuma

Criticism of Zuma has spread in recent months, with calls for him to step down emerging from influential trade unions.

Omar al-Bashir

South Africa pulls out of International Criminal Court

South Africa announced that it would withdraw from the International Criminal Court, dealing a major blow to a troubled institution.


Oxford University. (Photo: AP/File)

Indian-origin student sues Oxford varsity for boring teaching

The boring teaching resulted in him getting a second class degree and in turn led to loss of earnings in his career as a lawyer.

Car bombs and kidnappings, common in Syria, could emerge as tactics in Europe, it said, while protected sites such as power grids and nuclear power stations were not seen as top targets.  (Photo: AP/File)

Europol warns of new terror tactics, fresh threats to Europe

Europol Director said EU states had stepped up their security cooperation in the wake of IS attacks in the last couple of years.

"He never told me that the person who was coming to get the money was a bad person." (Photo: AFP)

Belgian accused of funding Paris terror attacks denies allegations

Speaking in French through a translator, Zakaria Boufassil said he gave the money to the key accused in a park in Birmingham.

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Indian-origin ex-banker jailed for wife's manslaughter in UK

Post-mortem revealed that the 38-year-old suffered 124 wounds including 25 stab wounds to the side of her neck.


A Pakistani restaurant in the US has been targeted for a second time in a suspected hate attack. (Photo: AFP/Representational)

US: Pakistani restaurant attacked twice in suspected hate attack

Asad Khan said his eatery was covered in bacon and he has also received five threatening calls telling him to go back to Pakistan.

Modi had been in the lead in this year’s online poll and according to the initial votes cast, he had got 21 per cent voting in his favour. (Photo: AP)

Modi wins online reader's poll for TIME Person of the Year

Modi was also placed far ahead of other prominent figures of this year like Mark Zuckerberg and Hillary Clinton.

Officer Aml Elsokary, who was off duty and wearing her hijab, dropped off her son in Brooklyn. (Photo: Twitter)

'Will cut your throat': Hijab-clad Muslim cop called 'ISIS', harassed in US

When the officer -- a native New Yorker -- approached, the man said, 'ISIS (expletive), I will cut your throat, go back to your country!'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at BJP's Parivaratan Rally in Moradabad. (Photo: PTI)

Modi wins online reader's poll for TIME Person of the Year

Time said the reader poll is an 'important window' into who they think most shaped 2016.

US First lady Michelle Obama. (Photo: AP)

US doctor calls Michelle Obama 'monkey face', says she's still not racist

'Monkey face and poor ebonic English!!! There! I feel better and am still not racist!!! Just calling it like it is!' she wrote on Facebook.


New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announces his decision to resign and stand-down from politics at a press conference in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo: AP)

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announces shock resignation

Speaking in a shaking voice, Key said he had made personal sacrifices for the job and the role had taken a toll on his family.

Moutia Elzahed, one of the two women married to convicted criminal and Islamic extremist Hamdi Alqudsi, is suing the police alleging they punched her and called her a "bitch" during the Operation Apple by terrorism raids at her Revesby home in south-west of the Sydney on September 18, 2014. (Photo: AP/ Representational Image)

Judge declines hearing woman's evidence until she takes off veil

Elzahed refused to take off her burqa and she failed to turn up to the fourth day on November 30 of the hearing.

New Zealand has issued half as many new study visas to Indian students in the past five months as in the same period last year. (Photo: PTI/Representational)

New Zealand drops new study visas for Indian student

The fall was because too many students were arriving with too little money to support themselves and too little English to study in NZ.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. (Photo: AFP/File)

Aus preschoolers to learn Hindi as foreign language

Birmingham said almost 10,000 children had been part of the programme that helps students and their teachers to learn new languages.