Sunday, Mar 01, 2015
Attacks kill 37 people in and north of Iraq's capital

Attacks kill 37 people in and north of Iraq's capital

Meanwhile in Baghdad, Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi vowed to track down and punish those who smashed rare relics in the northern city of Mosul.

Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery
Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

The trial is expected to use satellite-based positioning technology already on board 90 percent of long-haul aircraft.

Nemtsov murder: President Putin vows to punish killers
Nemtsov murder: President Putin vows to punish killers

Putin blamed the assassination on foes trying to discredit the Kremlin, but vowed to do all he could.

Two killed as clashes threaten fragile Ukraine truce
Two killed as clashes threaten fragile Ukraine truce

Ultra-nationalist organisation Right Sector said that one of its fighters was also killed in the attack.

Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas

Maduro said all comers would be welcome, except for a few US officials, who would be banned from the country.

German-based anti-Islam group holds first rally in England

Police said on Saturday that about 375 people joined the PEGIDA rally in Newcastle.

Maldives opposition resolves to continue protests

Nasheed was arrested for his alleged role in the 2012 arrest of a senior judge while he was president.

South Korea celebrates the March First Independence Movement Day

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South Korea celebrates the March First Independence Movement Day

Sierra Leone registers rise in new Ebola cases

The President announces new restrictions in Sierra Leone in response to rise in confirmed cases of Ebola.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un tells army: 'Prepare for War'

Kim's comments came after South Korea and the United States on Friday conducted a joint naval drill.

'Jihadi John' had anger management issues: Ex-teacher

His ex-teacher said Emwazi needed help controlling his emotions but his therapy was considered a "success story".

Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead

Nemtsov was working on a report presenting evidence that he believed proved Russia's direct involvement in rebellion in Ukraine.

Three arrested in Bangladesh raid after blogger Avijit Roy's murder

"We have seized 30 grenades...it appears they (militants) could have made some 300-400 bombs," he said.

Robert Mugabe turns 91 with million dollar birthday bash

Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980, is the world's oldest leader.

Twin car bombing kills 9 people in Iraq

Police officials say the attack took place Saturday morning when the first bomb exploded near a busy market

German police warn of potential Islamic extremist threat

Police statement said that officials received tips about activities of potentially dangerous Islamic extremists.

Myanmar journalist Aung Nay Myo arrested for satirical post

Aung Nay Myo was detained on a charge of violating the 1950 Emergency Provision Act.

Toll in Philippine clashes with Islamic militants rises to 26

Ten Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in a two-hour clash on Friday after the army pounded their jungle lair.

Indonesia retrieves last of crashed AirAsia jet fuselage

The mangled wreckage, the largest part of the plane retrieved, was pulled from the sea Friday.

Kurdish fighters rout IS from town near Iraq

The victory marks a second blow to the extremist IS group in a month.

Mexican police capture top cartel capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

Gomez was arrested at a house in Morelia, the capital of Michoacan, along with eight bodyguards.

Ukraine President says troop deaths 'serious breach' of truce

The deaths of the 3 Ukrainian soldiers came after a two-day lull in clashes with the pro-Russian separatists.

Former Singapore PM Lee Kuan Yew in stable condition

Lee was the first Prime Minister of independent Singapore and led the govt for three decades till 1990.

US Congress averts security agency shutdown with one-week spending fix

The House voted 357-60 to keep the lights on at the Department of Homeland Security for at least one more week.

8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage

Authorities have not named the victims or the gunman. The victims were found at four different homes.

Indian-origin counsel appointed as Judicial Commissioner to Singapore Supreme Court

This is the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in an institution which I have always held in the highest regard, Ramesh said.

Powerful undersea earthquake shakes central Indonesia

The US Geological Service said the temblor had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0.

Islamic State destroys Iraq artefacts in Mosul, UNESCO demands crisis meet

The video shows them using a jackhammer to deface a large Assyrian winged bull at a huge archaeological site in Mosul.

Mass protest in Maldives over Nasheed's arrest

India voiced concern over the "arrest and manhandling" of the former president.

Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 165 amid rescue efforts

The Afghan army deployed 1,000 soldiers in the Panjshir Valley, to help in the rescue efforts.

Sotloff's family relish 'Jihadi John' prosecution

Jihadi John is believed to be responsible for the murder of Steven Sotloff.

Seminary students involved in former Bhutto's killing

Benazir Bhutto was killed in gun and bomb attack in 2007 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

US-led strikes on IS after group seizes 220 Christians

The raids struck areas around the town of Tal Tamr, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Watch Video: Nazi 'Die Glocke' weapons factory captured by drone

'Project Riese' was a secret underground construction project undertaken by the Third Reich between 1943-1945.

Six women accuse hot yoga founder Bikram Choudhury of sex assaults, groping

The most recent case, filed Feb 13 in Los Angeles, said Bikram Choudhury raped a Canadian woman.

Moderate eathquake strikes Pakistan, five injured

The epicenter of the tremor, originating at a depth of 28.9 kms, was about 100 km from Islamabad.

Gunman kills 4, found dead in South Korea: Police

The incident follows another shooting on Wednesday when a gunman shot and killed three people in Sejong City.

Yemeni gunmen kill 4 soldiers in southern province

The officials said the attackers surprised the soldiers with heavy gunfire while patrolling a street in Houta.

Missing Canadian teens believed headed to fight with IS

The teens went to Turkey and the Canadian authorities have lost trace of them.

Unidentified attackers hack US blogger to death in Dhaka

The Bangladesh-born US blogger was known for his writing against religious fundamentalism, in Dhaka.

America  

The raids struck areas around the town of Tal Tamr, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The student was shot in the head and killed during a confrontation between police and protesters.

Climate Change  

Water pours into the sea- 130 billion tons of ice per year for the past decade, according to NASA.

"It is important to ensure that the enhanced provision of resources to developing countries for climate change and environmental concerns is additional."

Europe  

Flying the unmanned aerial vehicles over the French capital is also banned by law.

French President Hollande said Thorning-Schmidt would have the "full solidarity of France in this trial."

Asia Pacific  

The Afghan army deployed 1,000 soldiers in the Panjshir Valley, to help in the rescue efforts.

Islamic spiritual leader who helped bolster unity in Malaysia's opposition bloc and a key advocate of Islamic law died on Friday.