5.4 magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy

The epicentre of the Italy earthquake was located just to the south of Amatrice, the mountain town devastated by the first of the earthquakes which had struck the mountainous centre of the country...

Jan 18, 2017 08:33 PM

Russia extends Edward Snowden’s residence permit

Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency.

Jan 18, 2017 06:07 PM

Outgoing President Obama commutes 35-year sentence of Chelsea Manning convicted of leaking classified docs to Wikileaks

Outgoing US President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, an army soldier who was convicted by court-martial in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses after...

Jan 18, 2017 06:03 PM

Barack Obama and family to board Air Force One for final time for vacation to California

The Obamas are looking forward to travelling there on Friday and would return to Washington DC after concluding their vacation

Jan 18, 2017 03:30 PM

Indian-American Ajit Pai meets Donald Trump, may head US communication commission

US President-elect Donald Trump has met Indian-American Ajit Pai, Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, fuelling speculation that he could head the communications regulatory agency.

Jan 18, 2017 02:44 PM

US relationship with Pakistan extraordinarily complicated: Obama administration

Describing the US' relationship with Pakistan as extraordinarily complicated, the outgoing Obama Administration has hoped that president-elect Donald Trump would deepen counter-terrorism cooperation...

Jan 18, 2017 01:56 PM

Egyptian court places football star Mohamed Aboutrika on 'terror' list

An Egyptian court has added former football star Mohamed Aboutrika to the authorities' terror list, his lawyer said, based on suspicions he financed the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Jan 18, 2017 01:29 PM

Lawmakers in US state of Texas to raise minimum smoking age to 21

State Senator Uresti has been trying to convince lawmakers to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products for the last 10 years.

Jan 18, 2017 12:43 PM

50-year-old Indian-origin physician charged with drug trafficking in US

A 50-year-old Sanjay Kumar was charged in a 31 count indictment with conspiracy to unlawfully distribute opioids such as oxycodone and alprazolam.

Jan 18, 2017 12:14 PM

Indian American DJ Ravi Jakhotia to perform at US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration

Indian-American DJ and popular drummer Ravi Jakhotia may perform at US President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration in front of thousands at the National Mall on January 19.

Jan 18, 2017 11:51 AM

9 workers killed in coal mine collapse in north China's Shanxi Province

At least nine workers have been killed and another rescued in a coal mine collapse in north China's Shanxi Province, rescuers said on Wednesday.

Jan 18, 2017 10:58 AM

US: Obama cuts short Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning's sentence, Assange welcomes move

Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 35 years of imprisonment on charges of illegally obtaining and passing on the classified documents to WikiLeaks.

Jan 18, 2017 07:51 AM