Pope Francis in Mexico: Criticises church and state leaders for 'failing people'

Pope Francis in Mexico: Criticises church and state leaders for 'failing people'

Francis began his first full day in Mexico with a winding ride into the capital's historic center to the delight of tens of thousands greeting history's first Latin American pope.

UK hunts for Islamic State suspect who joined Linkedin
UK hunts for Islamic State suspect who joined Linkedin

British and Turkish security services are concerned that Tahari has moved to Turkey where he gave away his location when he joined Linkedin recently.

New Zealand's Christchurch rocked by 5.7 magnitude quake, cliffs collapse into sea
New Zealand's Christchurch rocked by 5.7 magnitude quake, cliffs collapse into sea

The Christchurch City Council said cliffs collapsed in several places along the surrounding coast.

Brazil: 2,20,000 armed forces personnel deployed to fight Zika
Brazil: 2,20,000 armed forces personnel deployed to fight Zika

The president visited three homes and chatted with residents about the importance of eliminating the breeding areas for the mosquito.

115 bodies pulled out from Taiwan quake rubble; 2 missing

A powerful earthquake had struck Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan

World has slipped into 'new Cold War': Russian PM

Medvedev said tensions between Russia and the West have sent the world into a new Cold War.

Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; Assad vows to fight on

If implemented, the deal hammered out during five hours of late night talks in Munich would allow humanitarian aid to reach besieged towns.

Brazil Carnival in pictures: Rio and Sao Paulo burst into party

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Brazil Carnival in pictures: Rio and Sao Paulo burst into party

More major attacks in Europe 'a certainty': French PM Manuel Valls

"We have entered - we all feel it - in a new era characterised by the lasting presence of 'hyper-terrorism'," said Valls.

Russian PM warns of world war in Syrian conflict

Medvedev criticised Western powers' refusal to collaborate with Russia in Syria.

Mexico prison riot leaves 49 dead and 12 injured

The governor read a list of 40 names of confirmed victims, saying five of the remaining bodies had been charred by fire and four were yet to be positively identified.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 hits Indonesia

The earthquake hit 3 km south east of Adenkanot in Indonesia.

Historic Jain temple demolished in Lahore

In violation of the Lahore High Court's order to suspend all work on the line within 200 feet of buildings of historical value, the Punjab government on Thursday demolished the remains of the already damaged temple.

Pak claims to have arrested 97 militants and busted 3 major terror networks

Army spokesman Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa said that 97 terrorists belonging to top terror networks like were arrested during ongoing intelligence-based operations in the city.

Dem 2016 debate: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders turn focus to minority voters
US Elections 2016

If Clinton solidifies her support among black voters over the next month, she could amass a significant number of delegates in the push toward the 2,382 needed to win the party nomination.

New York cop found guilty in fatal shooting of unarmed black man

The jury found 28-year-old Liang guilty of second-degree manslaughter and official misconduct after a two-week trial in Brooklyn.

Syria crisis: Diplomats aim for temporary truce in a week

The talks broke down last month before they really started, due largely to gains by Assad's military with the heavy backing of Russian airstrikes.

Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina pull out of 2016 White House race
US Elections 2016

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has dropped out of the Republican nomination for president, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire's primary

Occupiers at Oregon refuge say they'll turn themselves in

The development came as Cliven Bundy, who led a Nevada standoff with federal officers in 2014 and who is also the father of the jailed leader of the Oregon standoff, was arrested in Portland.

Pervez Musharraf hospitalised after fainting at home

Former President of Pakistan and chief of All Pakistan Muslim League, Pervez Musharraf was on Thursday admitted to hospital after he fainted at his home.

N Korea's army chief of staff executed: report

North Korea's army chief of staff has been executed, South Korean media reported on Wednesday, in what would amount to the latest in a series of purges and executions of top officials by leader Kim Jong-Un.

Donald Trump wishes North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would 'disappear'

Host Norah O'Donnell asked whether Donald Trump was calling for Kim Jong-un's assassination

Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders win in New Hampshire primary

Donald Trump's win solidifies his front-runner status in the race to be the party's White House nominee for the Nov. 8 election

Now UAE to have 'Minister of State for Happiness' for citizens, says Dubai ruler

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who also serves as the UAE's prime minister, made the comments on Twitter after appearing at the World Government Summit being hosted in his city-state.

Myanmar's next president will be announced on March 17

While Suu Kyi herself is barred from becoming president, there are growing signs that her talks with the military to remove a constitutional hurdle blocking her path can be completed by March 17.

Germany train crash: Death toll rises to 10, several injured

The two trains were supposed to pass one another at a station where the track was divided, and a safety system installed on much of Germany's labyrinthine rail network was supposed to automatically brake trains that end up on the same track.

Obama administration says it won't use Ebola funding to combat Zika virus

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than USD 1.8 billion in emergency funding to respond to the Zika virus.

North Korea satellite in stable orbit but not transmitting: US sources

Sunday's launch of what North Korea said was an earth observation satellite angered the country's neighbors and the United States, which called it a ballistic missile test.

Magnitude 6.3 quake rattles Chile, no damage reported

Chile's emergency services office says no damage to infrastructure was immediately reported and there are no indications of casualties.

Pakistan court accepts plea to bring back Koh-i-Noor from UK

The plea filed by Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffry made Pakistan's claim over the 105-carat gem on the basis that it hailed from the territory that became Pakistan in 1947.