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As war wrecks ancient Iraq, Erbil works to rebuild citadel.

High on a rocky outcrop, just 50 miles from the fighting that is wrecking historic sites across Iraq, workers are busy laying out floor tiles, determined to save at least one ancient .........

US could extend laptop ban to flights from UK, European airports.

Nearly a month after banning electronic devices larger than a mobile phone on US-bound flights from eight Muslim-majority countries, the Trump administration is considering...........

At least 10 in minibus killed by roadside bomb in northwest Pakistan.

A remote-controlled roadside bomb targeting a minibus killed at least 10 people and wounded several others in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Tuesday.........

US issues sanctions on 271 Syrian government officials over chemical attack.

The Trump administration issued sanctions Monday on 271 people linked to the Syrian agency responsible for producing non-conventional weapons, part of an ongoing US crackdown.............

Obama returns to public eye, with a soft landing.

Former US President Barack Obama returned to public life on Monday, speaking at an interactive panel discussion with young people at the University of Chicago with a politically loaded question:........

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syrian town of Tabqa.

A US-backed alliance of Arab-Kurdish forces entered the key jihadist-held town of Tabqa on Monday as they pursued their campaign against the Islamic State group in northern Syria..................

Bihar man strangles two-year-old crying baby for disturbing him in sleep.

In a fit of rage, an impoverished man strangulated his two-year-old crying son for disturbing him in sleep and threw his body into an adjoining rivulet at Belawadan village in Purnia district...........

Ex-IAS officers write to Raje, demand arrest of Pehlu Khan’s killers, end of cow vigilantism.

Twenty-three former IAS officers have written an open letter to Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje demanding the arrest of all those who attacked ...........

Attack on nomad family: Reasi observes shutdown, protesters demand ‘fair’ probe.

Following the alleged attack on a nomad family for smuggling bovine animals and the subsequent arrest and release of 11 alleged accused on bail, Reasi district on Tuesday observed a complete..........

I have faced a lot of racial abuse in India: Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla.

Lashing out racial abuse faced by northeastern people in major Indian cities, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla says he himself was a victim of such slurs in various corners of the...........

India world’s 5th largest military spender: 7 weapon systems govt is buying.

India in April signed billion-dollar deals for the execution of two contracts to buy advanced medium-range surface-to-air missile .............

Madhya Pradesh: Dalit family defies upper-caste diktat, hires band for wedding.

Like any other parent, 45-year-old Chander Meghwal of Mana village wanted to give the groom a grand reception.............

DMK bandh gets mixed response in Tamil Nadu, Stalin held for blocking traffic.

A one-day shutdown called on Tuesday by the Opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu to express solidarity with the state’s drought-struck farmers has...........

Karnataka: Minor girl trapped for more than 50 hours in a borewell found dead.

A minor girl trapped in a dry borewell for nearly 54 hours was found dead on Monday night at a village in Karnataka’s Belagavi district,.............

France’s next leader: Centrist Emmanuel Macron, far-right Marine Le Pen advance to round 2.

Centrist Emmanuel Macron will face off against far-right Marine Le Pen in the second round of France’s presidential election, projections showed on Sunday, making him clear favourite to emerge...........

Macron to face Marine Le Pen in final round of French presidential election.

Pro-European Emmanuel Macron is set to face far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential run-off, making him clear favourite to emerge as the country’s youngest leader............

‘It feels like a violation’: Arrest of Indian-origin doctor brings attention to female circumcisions in US.

Zehra Patwa learned only a few years ago that during a family trip to India at age 7, she was circumcised, which is common for girls in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East............

India should focus more on economic development: Chinese media.

India should focus less on speeding up the process of building aircraft carriers to contain China in the Indian Ocean and more on its economic development, Chinese official media said on Monday.............

Afghan defence minister, army chief of staff resign over military base attack.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani accepted on Monday the resignation of the defence minister and army chief of staff after more than 140 government soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack...........

Emmanuel Macron: France’s young presidential candidate who is neither Right nor Left.

“Neither of the right, nor the left” in his own words, Emmanuel Macron is a 39-year-old former banker whose sensational political career, unorthodox marriage and promises to modernise ................

North Korea says ready to sink ‘gross animal’ US aircraft ship in single strike.

North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.................

Muslim teen boxer in US wins right to fight in hijab, will cover her entire body.

A 16-year-old Muslim-American boxer, who wants to compete at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, has won the right to wear a hijab and fully cover her arms and legs while boxing in the US.............

66 deaths in a year: Elephants kill more people in Jharkhand than Maoist violence.

The Maoist hotbed of Jharkhand has another killer — marauding bands of wild elephants making a savage statement to assert their right to space and food..........

Yogi government’s market intervention strategy: A cool move or a hot potato?

In a first for Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government has offered a support price for potato and promised to procure 1 lakh metric tons of this vegetable at Rs 487 per quintal as...........

Clashes break out between students, security forces in Srinagar college.

Clashes broke out on Monday between protesting students and security forces at SP College in Srinagar, police said...............

Chopper carrying Karnataka CM makes emergency landing at Bengaluru airport after bird hit.

A helicopter carrying Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah suffered a bird hit and made an emergency landing at the HAL Airport in Bengaluru on Monday shortly after take-off,...............

Delhi-Kolkata Air India flight carrying 250 passengers hit by bird, landing safe.

A Delhi-Kolkata Air India flight carrying more than 250 passengers was hit by a bird seconds before it was to land in the West Bengal capital on Monday morning...........

When PM Narendra Modi invited BJP CMs for a 12-point exam on govt agenda.

Thirteen chief ministers of Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states took a 12-point test before Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who pitched for a fresh push to welfare schemes and better........

National-level netball player approaches Modi, Adityanath for triple talaq ban.

A national-level netball player has approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath seeking a ban on triple talaq, joining the growing chorus against the social practice......

Security guard at Jayalalithaa’s Kodanad estate hacked to death, cops say gang after documents.

A group of men hacked to death early on Monday morning a middle-aged security guard and seriously injured another at a sprawling estate in Tamil Nadu’s Kodanad, owned by former state...........

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