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Seven die as militants storm Peshawar power station

Islamabad: Seven people were killed when heavily-armed militants attacked a power grid station in Peshawar Tuesday, a media report said. The bodies of five people...

6,000 Syrians killed in March, deadliest month yet

Beirut: March was the bloodiest month yet in Syria's 2-year-old conflict with more than 6,000 documented deaths, a leading anti-regime activist group said on...

Magnitude-6 quake off Japan, No tsunami alert

New York: A magnitude-6.0 undersea earthquake hit off eastern Japan, the US Geological Survey reported. No tsunami alert was issued. There were no immediate reports...

Islamic school fire kills 13 children in Myanmar

Yangon: A fire at an Islamic school in Yangon killed 13 children in the early hours of Tuesday in what officials said could have...

Stones of support for Mandela

Johannesburg - As former president Nelson Mandela moves into his fifth day in hospital on Monday, South Africans have left messages of support on...

16-year-old girl raped in Noida

Noida: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped in a car by a youth, police said today. The accused Rahul Solanki has been...

Tibet landslide: 21 dead, 62 missing

Beijing - Rescuers have recovered 21 bodies three days after a massive landslide in Tibet buried more than 80 mine workers, China National Radio...

YouTube announces shutdown in April Fool’s prank

Washington: In an elaborate April Fool's prank, YouTube announced it was going dark for a decade, and that the site was merely an eight-year...

Five killed in helicopter crash

Johannesburg: The South African military says five air force members have died in the crash of a helicopter that was patrolling as part of...

Eiffel Tower evacuated after threat call

PARIS: Visitors to the Eiffel Tower have been evacuated after an anonymous phone call Saturday night announcing an attack. More than 1,400 people were evacuated...