ISIS publicly beheads its fighters for desertion: report

ISIS publicly beheads its fighters for desertion: report

CAIRO: ISIS has reportedly beheaded over 20 of its fighters in full public view for trying to flee a war zone in Iraq’s Mosul city, sending out a chilling warning to others in the terror group against desertion. Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured a group of its own militants who tried to […]

Guatemala confirms 105 Zika cases, says more are likely

Guatemala confirms 105 Zika cases, says more are likely

Guatemala City: Guatemalan health officials have said that at least 105 people there had been infected with Zika, the virus suspected of causing grave brain damage in newborns. Health Ministry epidemiologist Judith Garcia told the newspaper Prensa Libre yesterday that the 105 confirmed cases emerged from a total of 200 suspected cases, 68 of them […]

Google pays Rs 8 lakh to Sanmay, who owned Google.Com for 1 min

Google pays Rs 8 lakh to Sanmay, who owned Google.Com for 1 min

New York: Search engine giant Google has paid Sanmay Ved, the man who owned Google.Com for a minute, $6,006.13 (about Rs 4.07 lakh) and later doubled the amount when he donated his reward to charity. In September last year, the ex-Googler, while searching Google Domains, found that Google.Com (domain name) was available for purchase. He […]

US sending warship to SCS a ‘dangerous’ move: China warns

Beijing: China on Sunday hit out at US’ “irresponsible” move to send a warship near a disputed island in the strategic South China Sea to challenge its sovereignty, warning that America’s deliberate provocations would have “extremely dangerous consequences” to regional stability. The Chinese armed forces will take whatever measures necessary to safeguard China’s sovereignty and […]

“16 more starve to death in Syria’s besieged Madaya”

“16 more starve to death in Syria’s besieged Madaya”

BEIRUT: Sixteen more people have died of starvation in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya since an aid convoy entered earlier this month, according to Doctors Without Borders. Several dozen more residents of the town are in “danger of death” because of severe malnutrition, the humanitarian group warned. The latest deaths bring the number of […]

Pakistan delays privatisation of flag carrier after protests

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government has postponed the planned privatisation of its national flag carrier after ongoing protests by PIA employees. The labour union and pilots’ organisation joined hands against the government decision to sell off limited shares of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) with management control. A major strike was held on Friday and a bigger […]

Barack Obama calls Dilma Rousseff; discusses spread of Zika virus

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama spoke with his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff to discuss shared concerns over the recent spread of the Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere. “The leaders agreed on the importance of collaborative efforts to deepen our knowledge, advance research, and accelerate work to develop better vaccines and other technologies to control […]

US can’t build progress with ‘phony tough talk’: Barack Obama

US can’t build progress with ‘phony tough talk’: Barack Obama

WASHINGTON: In an apparent criticism of controversial Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, President Barack Obama has said the US cannot build progress with a “bunch of phony tough talk” or strengthen its global leadership by allowing politicians to insult Muslims. “We’re not going to strengthen our leadership around the world by allowing politicians to insult […]

Shooting kills 3 at Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia

Shooting kills 3 at Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: A shooting at a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia killed three people and wounded others today during prayers, security officials and a witness said, the latest violence to strike the region. The attack struck the Imam Reza Mosque in the neighbourhood of Mehasin during prayers. Images on social media showed wounded laying on […]

Zika virus outbreak: Venezuela reports 4,700 suspected cases

Zika virus outbreak: Venezuela reports 4,700 suspected cases

Caracas: Venezuela has recorded 4,700 suspected cases of people infected by the Zika virus, which is thought to cause brain damage in babies, the health ministry said. The estimate followed thousands of other suspected cases in Latin America which have raised a world health scare over the mosquito-borne virus. “We have reports of 4,700 patients […]

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