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Philippine rebels escape from school after hostages freed 

Gunmen from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters prepared to attack troop and militiamen outposts but were repelled by government forces.

22 Jun 2017

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IS blows up Mosul mosque where Baghdadi became 'caliph': Commander

The mosque, also known as Mosul's Great Mosque is where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a so-called Islamic caliphate in 2014.

22 Jun 2017

US Under Secretary of Commerce Kenneth I. Juster addresses a speech at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) during a business meeting in New Delhi. (File |AFP)
Trump's top economic aide Kenneth Juster to be America's new ambassador to India: White House

Kenneth I Juster would replace Richard Verma if nominated and confirmed by the Senate.     

22 Jun 2017

Former German tennis star Boris Becker. (File|AP)
Former tennis star Boris Becker declared bankrupt by British court

Becker was declared bankrupt by a British court on Wednesday after the former tennis player failed to pay a long-standing debt.

21 Jun 2017

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. (File |Reuters)
Kalanick, Uber's disruptive driving force

Travis Kalanick was the driving force behind Uber, taking a spur-of-moment idea and turning it into the world's most valuable venture-funded tech startup.

21 Jun 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media after his annual televised call-in show as his press secretary Dmitry Peskov, right, smiles in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 15, 2017. (File | AP)
Russia regrets new US sanctions, mulls retaliatory moves

The Kremlin has voiced regret about the new US sanctions against Russia and warned of possible retaliation.

21 Jun 2017

President Donald Trump's White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner. (File | PTI)
Jared Kushner arrives to try for Israeli-Palestinian breakthrough

US President Donald Trump's son- in-law and chief Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, arrived today for a daylong visit aimed at restarting long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

21 Jun 2017

Six killed in poisonous gas leak in China

Six persons were killed today in a poisonous gas leak at a tunnel construction site in China's southwestern Yunnan Province.

21 Jun 2017

Belgian Army soldiers patrol in front of Central Station in Brussels after a reported explosion on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.(AP)
Brussels attacker identified as Moroccan with nail bomb

Belgium said today a Moroccan man carried out a foiled terrorist attack with a nail bomb at a busy Brussels train station, the latest in a wave of attacks to hit Europe.

21 Jun 2017

Police lead a suspect from an apartment after a search in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested three Moroccans, including a suspected member of the Islamic State group they consider to be a clear threat to the country's security. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Spain arrests three Moroccans, including suspected IS member

In a statement, the Interior Ministry said police apprehended the main suspect, aged 32, in the Madrid neighbourhood of Las Delicias, where the three men lived together.

21 Jun 2017

Soviet spymaster Yuri Drozdov dies at 91

Russia's foreign intelligence agency says that Yuri Drozdov, the Soviet spymaster who oversaw a sprawling network of KGB agents abroad, has died. He was 91.

21 Jun 2017

In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017 file photo, Adel Bol, 20, cradles her 10-month-old daughter Akir Mayen at a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan. (File | AP)
South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation is critical

South Sudan's famine was the first to be formally declared anywhere in the world since 2011's crisis in Somalia.

21 Jun 2017

Russian president Vladimir Putin | AP
Kremlin denies Putin mistook US video for Russia's Syria campaign

In US director Oliver Stone's documentary on Putin, currently airing in the United States, the president is seen showing him a video on a smartphone in the Kremlin.

21 Jun 2017

Pope Francis (File Photo | AP)
Pope Francis sends funds to hunger-struck South Sudan

Pope Francis is supporting a series of aid projects in South Sudan, the Vatican said Wednesday, sending money in his place after a trip to the war-torn country was ruled out.

21 Jun 2017

Outcry after Turkish woman assaulted for wearing shorts in Ramzan

University student Asena Melisa Saglam was travelling on the bus when the man seated behind her struck her in the face, images published by Turkish media showed.

21 Jun 2017

Angola capital Luanda beats Hong Kong to become costliest city: Survey

Angola's capital Luanda has overtaken Hong Kong to become the costliest city in the world for expats, Mercer's annual survey said today.

21 Jun 2017

Racegoers use fans to cool off in the heat on the second day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting in Ascot, England, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
Heat wave scorches Europe, from London to Siberia

Europe sizzled under a continent-wide heatwave, with London bracing for Britain's hottest June day since 1976 as Portugal struggled to stamp out deadly forest fires.

21 Jun 2017

Republican candidate for Georgia's 6th District Congressional seat Karen Handel celebrates with her husband Steve as she declares victory during an election-night watch party Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia election in blow to anti-Trump effort

In her victory speech, Handel even gave "a special thanks to the president of United States of America" as the crowd went wild chanting Trump's name.

21 Jun 2017

Pakistani court asks police to produce converted Hindu girl tomorrow

Satram Das Meghwar, through Advocate Bhagwandas, filed a case in the Sindh High Court against conversion and marriage of his 16-year-old daughter Ravita Meghwar.

21 Jun 2017

China should contribute more to fight terror: US

China needs to be more involved in the global efforts to combat terrorism as it is being increasingly affected by the menace due to its growing overseas interests, a top US official has said.

21 Jun 2017

Death toll from Central African Republic clashes rises to around 100: officials

The death toll from clashes in Central African Republic has surged to around 100, local officials said of violence that erupted hours after the government signed a truce with rebel groups.

21 Jun 2017

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