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Israel hikes India marketing budget, eases visa norms to woo tourists

To attract Indian tourists, Israel plans to ease visa norms for India and hiked its marketing budget for the country by ten times in the last two years.

02 Mar 2017

Saudi King Salman, left, and Indonesian President Joko Widodo wave to the media during their meeting at the presidential palace in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (Photo | AP)
Saudi king Salman urges fight against terrorism on Indonesia trip

King Salman is making the first visit by a Saudi monarch to Indonesia in almost 50 years as part of a tour of Asia, accompanied by a 1,000-strong delegation and hundreds of tons of luggage.

02 Mar 2017

London theatre pulls an Oscar troll on audience

The Rio in Dalston, London reacted to the biggest screw-up in Oscar history by ‘mistakenly’ showing ‘La La Land’ in a screening of ‘Moonlight’, reports The Independent.

02 Mar 2017

A Yemeni stands in front of a funeral hall, destroyed by a deadly Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen. (File photo | AP)
US drone strikes kill seven Al Qaeda suspects in Yemen: Officials

Two US drone strikes killed at least four suspected Al-Qaeda members in southern Yemen on Thursday, security officials said.

02 Mar 2017

Nine terrorists held in Pakistan

Nine terrorists were apprehended and weapon and ammunition of different calibre recovered from their possession.

02 Mar 2017

Supporters of Philippine opposition Sen. Leila de Lima display their messages as they picket the Philippine Senate where De Lima spent the night. (Photo | AP)
Naked prisoners in Philippine jail cause uproar

Photos showing hundreds of prisoners in a Philippine jail sitting naked while being searched for contraband have triggered accusations of further rights abuses.

02 Mar 2017

NASA grants public free access to key software programmes

NASA has made a range of software products publicly available, including codes for more advanced drones and quieter aircraft, without any royalty or copyright fees.

02 Mar 2017

Screengrab showing smoke rises from an explosive vehicle bomb that attacked a Syrian government position, in southwest of Aleppo, Syria(Photo |AP)
War crimes committed by all parties in Aleppo battle: UN

A new report documented the disregard for the laws of war by the warring parties in Syria.

02 Mar 2017

Attendees spill out onto the sidewalk in front of the First Baptist Church of Riddle during a service held after a fatal home fire in the town on March 2 in Portland. (Photo | AP)
Four children dead, three people injured in Oregon fire

The district has 1,450 students in all grades and the news shook up the community where people know each other.

02 Mar 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (File Photo | AP)
Germany's Merkel heads to Egypt, Tunisia to reduce migrant flows

Merkel, who faces elections in September, has been under intense pressure to reduce the number of asylum seekers coming to Germany

02 Mar 2017

Kim Jong-Un's half brother Kim Jong-Nam. (File | AFP)
Kim Killing: Malaysia to deport North Korean arrested

Ri Jong Chol was held in police detention for almost two weeks following the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam at Kuala Lumpur airport on February 13.

02 Mar 2017

People walk through toppled graves at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, Missouri, on February 21. (File Photo | AP)
US government offers Jewish communities support after threats

The Department of Homeland Security is advising Jewish communities and offering protective measures, a statement said.

02 Mar 2017

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar  (Photo | EPS)
Foreign Secretary Jaishankar meets US National Security Advisor

McMaster was appointed as the National Security Advisor by US President Donald Trump ten days ago.

02 Mar 2017

Srinivas was tragically shot dead in a Kansas bar by a man, and the entire incident seemed to be a hate crime as the shooter spewed racist comments before shooting. (File | EPS)
Kansas bar shooting: Srinivas Kuchibhotla was an exceptional employee, recalls his former boss

Kuchibhotla's former boss described him as the kind of job candidate that every hiring manager wanted on his team.

02 Mar 2017

(File Photo for representation | AFP) A tornado rips through a residential area after touching down south of Wynnewood, Oklahoma.
Three dead as tornadoes rip through midwest US

The severe weather extended into Wednesday, and forecasters said the Mid-Atlantic and Deep South were also at risk for dangerous conditions

02 Mar 2017

(File Photo | AP) The late Kim Jong Nam
Malaysia cancels North Korea visa-free deal after Kim Jong Nam murder: Report

The cancellation will take effect on March 6, after which North Koreans entering Malaysia will be required to obtain a visa

02 Mar 2017

Donald Trump sits with Attorney General Jeff Sessions at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York. | Reuters File Photo
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not divulge contact with Russian ambassador: Report

Sessions, a policy adviser to the Republican candidate, did not disclose those communications at his confirmation hearing in January.

02 Mar 2017

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman. (File photo | AP)
Mexican lawyer asks Trump to deport drug lord El Chapo

Lawyer Jose Luis Gonzalez Meza who has worked on behalf of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is trying a novel legal tactic.

02 Mar 2017

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker arrives for a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. | AP
EU unveils new ideas to ensure unity as UK prepares to leave

The European Commission foresees five possible scenarios for Europe by 2025: to carry on as usual; function as a single market only.

02 Mar 2017

Paulo Pinheiro, right, Chairperson, Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic and Carla del Ponte, left, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, speak to the media during a press conference, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. | AP
UN panel alleges Aleppo war crimes; Syria talks inch forward

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told reporters in Geneva that "the parties have agreed to ... discuss all issues in a parallel way, on several tracks."

02 Mar 2017

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend talks with an Iraqi officer during a tour north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. | AP
US general: Russia inadvertently struck US-backed Syrians

Townsend said the Americans sent word that quickly reached Russian officials, who acknowledged the problem and stopped the bombing.

02 Mar 2017