Barack Obama lays wreath at Hiroshima peace park on historic visit

Barack Obama lays wreath at Hiroshima peace park on historic visit

The atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, killed thousands of people instantly

G7 summit: World leaders condemn North Korea's nuclear, ballistic missile tests
G7 summit: World leaders condemn North Korea's nuclear, ballistic missile tests

“Realising a world free of nuclear weapons is not easy. However, we share the strong will to move forward hand-in-hand,” the Guardian quoted Japanese PM Shinzo Abe as saying.

WWII submarine which vanished 73 years ago found with 71 dead bodies
WWII submarine which vanished 73 years ago found with 71 dead bodies

The submarine had left Malta on December 28, 1942 for its first mission to destroy two Italian battleships when they lay anchor at the port of La Maddalena.

US Congressional resolution asks China to end Dog meat festival
US Congressional resolution asks China to end Dog meat festival

The annual dog meat festival in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China, is scheduled to begin on June 21.

Clinton slams Trump's divisive campaign: 'Ready for outrageous things he'll say'

Hillary Clinton said, "I hope voters look at the full picture of everything that I've done and the full threat posed by a Donald trump presidency."

China eyes turning South China islands into Maldives-style resorts

China began tourist cruises to the South China Sea on a trial basis in 2013

Donald Trump vows to cancel Paris Climate Agreement

Trump said America has 1.5 times as much oil as the combined proven resources of all OPEC countries.

Islamic states blasts kill almost 150 in Syrian government-held cities

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Islamic states blasts kill almost 150 in Syrian government-held cities

G7 summit: Leaders vow economic growth, fudges FX, frets N Korea, Russia

The G7 also called large-scale immigration and migration a major challenge and vowed to increase global aid for the immediate and long-term needs of refugees and displaced people.

Donald Trump agrees to debate Bernie Sanders but sets stiff price for participating

Overlooking the impediment of Trump's price tag on his acceptance, Sanders tweeted that he was delighted that Trump accepted, adding: "Let's do it in the biggest stadium possible.''

EgyptAir flight: France sends undersea search ship to find black box

The BEA is involved in the search because the crashed plane was an Airbus, manufactured in France. The cause of the crash, on a Paris-Cairo flight, is unclear.

Amid debate and apprehensions, Barack Obama to make historic visit to Hiroshima today

Obama has said he will honour all who died in World War II but will not apologise for the bombing of Hiroshima. The city of Nagasaki was hit by a second nuclear bomb on August 9, 1945, and Japan surrendered six days later.

Malcolm Turnbull rebukes Australian opposition leader for calling Donald Trump 'barking mad'

Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten called Trump's success in securing enough delegates to clinch the Republican party's presidential nomination the "ultimate victory of celebrity politics".

China to provide USD 1.5 million for Sri Lankan flood relief

China will reportedly provide USD 1.5 million in cash to Lanka for flood relief.

Two young Indian-Americans win US Spelling Bee in historic tie

Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar, 13, and Nihar Saireddy Janga, 11, were declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee after a tense final

Donald Trump vows to undo Obama's climate agenda, says US will not beg for oil again
US Elections 2016

Trump slammed both rivals in his speech, saying their policies would kill jobs and force the United States "to be begging for oil again" from Middle East producers.

After sea spat, China pledges deeper defence ties with Indonesia

Indonesia is not embroiled in the rival claims with China over the South China Sea and has instead seen itself as an "honest broker" in disputes between China and the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei.

South Korean navy fires warning shots to repel North Korean boats, no damage reported

Friday's incident happened as North Korea is stepping up pressure on South Korea to accept its calls to resume talks after months of animosities triggered by its fourth nuclear test in January.

Afghan Taliban's new Chief Haibatullah not on terrorist list: US

Last week a U.S. drone killed Mawlawi Haibatullah’s predecessor, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, in a remote area of Balochistan

G7 meet: World leaders express concern over China's growing clout

Beijing swiftly launched a stinging broadside against the G7 -- Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US -- which it said should not pursue 'selfish interests'.

US Presidential elections: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders want one-on-one debate

In an appearance on ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' late on Wednesday, Trump said he was willing to participate in a debate with Sanders.

China says its people will never stand for Taiwan independence

China has repeatedly warned Taiwan of negative consequences if they fail to recognise Taiwan is a part of China under Beijing's "one China" principle.

Israeli planes target Gaza sites after rocket attack

According to the army, since the beginning of 2016, nine projectiles fired from the Gaza Strip hit Israel.

Indonesia to punish child rapists with chemical castration, death penalty

Demands for harsher punishments increased following the rape and murder of a teenage girl by 14 men in western Indonesia last month.

Nuclear Pakistan has destabilising effects: US expert

In terms of estimated warhead production, Pakistan can produce anywhere from 14-27 warheads annually, whereas India can only produce 2-5 warheads per year.

‘Light beating’ for wives defying husbands: CII

The council has proposed that a husband should be allowed to ‘lightly’ beat his wife if she defies his commands and refuses to dress up as per his desires, turns down the demand of intercourse without any religious excuse.

One dead, 3 wounded in shooting at NYC concert venue: Police

Elijah Rodriguez was attending the concert with his sister and they were in the VIP area by the stage.

Pakistan: All indicators confirm US killed Taliban leader Mullah Mansour

The foreign affairs adviser to Pakistan's prime minister said that Pakistan has conveyed their serious concerns to the United States over the issue of the drone strike.

China  warns people to shun practise of Islam, stick to 'Marxist Atheism'

President Jinping’s warning is directed at the Uyghurs, who in recent times, have become very aggressive in their protests against the state.

New Taliban leader Akhundzada has opportunity to choose peace: US

Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, a religious leader was appointed as the new leader of the Taliban after the death of Mullah Mansour in a US drone strike in Pakistan on Saturday.

Pakistan to buy choppers from Italy's Leonardo-Finmeccanica

The contract for the AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters was signed in Islamabad in the presence of Italy's Ambassador to Pakistan Stefano Pontecorvo.

Japan's Shinzo Abe to take G7 leaders to shrine as economy tops summit agenda

Abe was to take US President Barack Obama and other G7 partners to the expansive grounds of Ise Grand Shrine in central Japan, dedicated to sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami, mythical ancestress of the emperor.

Donald Trump wins Washington primary, one step away from nomination

The win in Washington state where he received 76.2 per cent of the total votes polled brought him less than 10 delegates shy of clinching the nomination.

Young Vietnamese quiz Obama on rap, weed and good looks

Suboi, one of the country's best known female rap artists, serenaded Obama with Vietnamese lyrics about whether people are really happy if they have lots of money.

Hindu businessman hacked to death in Bangladesh

Debesh Chandra Pramanik, 68, a shoe store owner, was murdered inside his shop in Gaibandha of northwestern Gobindaganj Upazila.

New Taliban chief Akhundzada a scholar, not a soldier

Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada was a senior judge during the insurgent group's five-year rule over Afghanistan.

Afghan Taliban appoints new leader after Mansour's death

In a statement sent to media, the insurgent group said its new leader is Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, one of two Mansour's deputies.

Watching India-Iran ties 'very closely': US

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal said the US is "watching very closely" India's relationship with Iran.

Protests turn violent outside Trump's rally in New Mexico; clashes erupt

The protesters disrupted 69-year-old New York-based real estate tycoon's speech several times yesterday.

China's supply of nuclear weapons to Pakistan pose threat to US, India, Obama administration warned

The two leading Congressmen have reportedly asked the Obama Administration to spell out what steps Washington will take to ensure that China halts the supply of such lethal systems to Pakistan.

UK encourages all to abide by tribunal decision on South China Sea: David Cameron

"We believe that it is in Britain's interests, in all our interests, to have a world that is based on adhering to the institutions of that world, and the rules of that world," said Cameron.

Pak army chief condemns US drone attack, says 'detrimental' for ties

The Chief of the Army Staff said such acts of sovereignty violations are detrimental to relations between both countries

Kenya says its forces kill 21 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Al Shabaab, a hardline Islamist group, ruled large parts of Somalia until 2011, when it was driven out of Mogadishu by AU and Somali troops.

Two PIOs among hundreds of writers sign letter opposing Donald Trump

In the "open letter to the American people" on the literary website Lithub, the writers voiced their opposition for Trump, saying that mere wealth or celebrity status does not qualify "anyone to speak for the United States".

Suicide bombing kills 10 people in Kabul: Afghan official

The attack comes as the Taliban named a new leader following Mullah Akhtar Mansour's death in a US drone strike on Saturday.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe  to meet Obama, Cameron ahead of G7 summit

Obama is also set to make an historic visit to Hiroshima, site of the world's first atomic bombing, on Friday, after attending the G7 summit, hosted by Abe.

Greece gets new funds approved by eurozone creditors

The first disbursement of 7.5 billion euros ($8.4 billion) could already begin by the middle of next month with other disbursements coming after the summer, pending positive feedback from European institutions.

Sri Lanka floods: Death toll reaches 101 as waters recede

At the height of the floods, a third of Colombo's 650,000 residents were driven out of their homes, according to official figures.

EgyptAir jet did not show technical problems before takeoff: Sources

Sources said the EgyptAir plane disappeared without swerving off radar screens after less than a minute of it entering Egyptian airspace

Pakistan to perform DNA test to confirm Taliban chief Mullah Mansour's death

"Our law enforcement and intelligence agencies are still investigating the incident, but so far they have not been able to confirm the identity," said Pakistan's Interior Minister.