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A military officer inspects a bus stop damaged in Wednesday's suicide bombings in Jakarta, Indonesia. (File Photo | AP)
IS claims responsibility for suicide attack on Jakarta bus terminus

Analysts believed Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), a local network of IS-linked militants, carried out the bombing.

26 May 2017

US Circuit Court judge Amul Thapar. (File photo | AP)
US Senate confirms Indian-American Amul Thapar to key judicial post

Thapar will become the second South Asian judge to be on a US Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears appeals from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan.

26 May 2017

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Trump administration proposes zero aid to Tibetan community

The US President has proposed zero aid in 2018 to the Tibetans, reversing the decades-old American policy of providing financial assistance to the community for safeguarding their distinct identity.

26 May 2017

Residents pass by a grafitti made by the MS-19 gang in the MS-13-controlled El Bosque neighborhood in the US. (File photo | AFP)
President Trump targets MS-13 gang to buttress US immigration crackdown

And Donald Trump, whose administration has declared MS-13 a national security threat, has seized on that fearsome brand to justify stepped up deportations of undocumented immigrants in the US.

26 May 2017

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US fears nuclear armament race in Asia-Pacific: Australia

The US is worried that if North Korea is not stopped, other countries including Japan and South Korea would be compelled to seek their own nuclear capability as a defence measure, sources said.

26 May 2017

US President Donald Trump. (File Photo |AP)
US President Trump says 'Germans are very bad': Media report

President Donald Trump launched a salvo against Germany and its car sales in the United States at a meeting on Thursday with European Union leaders, a German weekly reported.

26 May 2017

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Indian man arrested in US for security breach leading to evacuation of airport terminal

The 41-year-old's trespassing into a secure area had caused a security scare and led to evacuation of the bus terminal, sources said.

26 May 2017

President Donald Trump's White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner. (File photo | PTI)
President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner a focus in Russia probe: US media

Although it is unclear whether Kushner is a main focus of the probe, he is under investigation for the "extent and nature" of his interaction with Russian officials, US media reported.

26 May 2017

Armed police stand guard at Manchester Arena. (File photo | AP)
Manchester bomber said to have pleaded 'Forgive me' before blast

The alleged culprit in a deadly concert bombing was driven by what he saw as unjust treatment of Arabs in Britain, a relative has said.

26 May 2017

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91 prisoners escape Brazilian jail, flee through tunnel

A group of 91 prisoners escaped a jail in northeastern Brazil on Thursday by fleeing through a 30-meter  tunnel.

26 May 2017

US President Donald Trump. (File Photo |AP)
Trump travel ban blocked, fight headed for Supreme Court

Trump's administration had hoped it would avoid the legal problems that the first version from January encountered.

26 May 2017

US Syria strike. (Photo | AP)
US-led strikes kill 35 civilians in east Syria: monitor

US-led coalition air strikes on Thursday killed at least 35 civilians in an eastern Syrian town held by the Islamic State group,.

26 May 2017

Actor James Earl Jones, center, laughs with Facebook CEO and Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg, right, during Harvard University commencement exercises | AP
13 years after quitting, Zuckerberg gets Harvard degree

Thirteen years after dropping out of Harvard University to work on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday finally got his degree (honorary).

26 May 2017

President Michel Temer | AFP
Brazil president backtracks on troop deployment after riots

Critics interpreted the troop deployment as a sign of desperation by a president fighting for his political life after a corruption scandal reached his doorstep.

26 May 2017

A man stands in front of a destroyed home after it was allegedly hit by a NATO bomb in the town of Majar in Zliten, Libya. (AP)
Libya: breeding and training ground for jihadists

: Feeding on the chaos that has gripped Libya since the overthrow and killing of longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, jihadists have used the country to recruit and export militants.

26 May 2017

Mosul, Iraq | File- AP
US probe finds over 100 civilians killed in Mosul air strike

A Pentagon investigation has concluded that at least 105 civilians died in an anti-IS strike in the Iraqi city of Mosul in March, officials said Thursday.

26 May 2017

A demonstrator sits on a discarded stove at a barricade, during a national sit-in against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. | AP
Spiraling violence a double-edged sword in Venezuela

Both the Venezuelan government and the opposition admit that violent protests which have gripped the country for nearly two months are out of control .

26 May 2017

Seven migrants dead, 77 rescued at sea off Libya

At least seven migrants died and 77 were rescued off the coast of Libya today, two days after their rubber dinghy ran into trouble, the country's navy said.     

26 May 2017

Nearly 200 arrested in California in new immigration raids

 Nearly 200 people have been arrested by federal agents in southern California as part of a five-day operation targeting immigrants convicted of crimes or in the country illegally.

26 May 2017

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New Jersey: Lawsuit alleges professor failed student for being Muslim

A student is suing a New Jersey college, claiming her professor gave her an F in a course because she is Muslim.     

26 May 2017

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Rescuers pull 2,300 migrants, two dead from Mediterranean

The operations today bring the total number of people rescued to more than 5,900 since Tuesday.   

26 May 2017

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