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LOS ANGELES - A fighter jet crashed Wednesday near a US naval base in California’s Ventura County, leaving one person dead, rescue workers said. Federal and local firefighters “responded to the crash of a contract aircraft near the Point Mugu Naval Air Station,” northwest of Los Angeles, Ventura County’s fire department said on its Facebook page. “There is one confirmed fatality,” the message added. The Hawker ...

UNITED NATIONS - Amid rising tensions in the Middle East, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council that Israel’s decision to accelerate planning for some 1,000 new Jewish settler homes in occupied East Jerusalem raises serious doubts about the Israeli commitment to peace with the Palestinians.The Israeli plans, along with Palestinian concerns about Jerusalem’s holy sites, prompted the Palestinians to ask Jordan to ...

TUNIS - Tunisia’s secular Nidaa Tounes won landmark parliamentary elections, results showed Thursday, beating Islamist rivals in a vote that raised hopes of a peaceful transition in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.Sunday’s election has been hailed as a victory for democracy in the North African nation, which touched off the so-called Arab Spring when protests drove longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from power in ...

CAIRO - Egypt on Thursday banned a pressure group that has pushed for ...

OTTAWA - Police arrested and charged a Pakistani gun collector living ...

COLOMBO - A Sri Lankan court sentenced five Indians and three locals ...

LONDON - British Muslims are being urged to wear a new hijab - as a ...

WASHINGTON - A new documentary will be aired in the United States ...

KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has removed his tribal Pashtun ...

BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants executed at least 220 Iraqis in retaliation against a tribe’s opposition to their takeover of territory west of Baghdad, security sources and witnesses ...

OUAGADOUGOU - Thousands of protesters marched on Burkina Faso’s presidential palace after burning the parliament building and ransacking state television offices on Thursday, forcing President ...

Stockholm- Today, the Swedish government became the first E.U. member to officially recognize the state of Palestine. Although 134 other countries recognized Palestine before Sweden including ...

UNITED NATIONS - Pakistan was elected on Wednesday to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the economic arm of the United Nations, with Ambassador Masood Khan stating it reflected the prestige ...

HONG KONG - A senior Hong Kong lawmaker was expelled from a prestigious Chinese government body Wednesday, in a sign that Beijing will not tolerate dissent from loyalists over pro-democracy protests ...

WASHINGTON - The White House’s unclassified computer network was recently breached by intruders, a US official said Tuesday, with The Washington Post newspaper reporting that the Russian ...

TEHRAN - The Iranian parliament on Wednesday rejected the government’s choice for science minister, two months after his predecessor was sacked, in a fresh setback for moderate President Hassan ...

MOGADISHU - UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned Wednesday that Somalia risks returning to famine without urgent aid, as he visited the war-torn country three years since more than 250,000 people died of ...

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka - Around 100 people were buried alive in a tea-growing region of Sri Lanka Wednesday as mudslides triggered by monsoon rains washed away their homes on a plantation, disaster ...

BAGHDAD - Militants from the Islamic State group have executed at least 46 members of a tribe that fought against them in Iraq’s Anbar province, sources said.The men from the Albu Nimr tribe ...

LUSAKA - Zambia’s President Michael Sata - nicknamed “King Cobra” for his sharp tongue and manner - has died, officials said Wednesday, making his vice-president Africa’s ...

Orla GuerinOf the 23 members of the Bakr family who set sail for Europe on a crowded traffickers’ boat in early September, only one is known to have arrived. The body of 14-month-old Malak ...

UNITED NATIONS - A top UN rights investigator said Tuesday it was time for the global community to challenge North Korea on a whole “new level” by pursuing war crimes charges against ...

DHAKA - A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced to death the leader of the country’s largest Islamic party for war crimes, a long-awaited verdict that triggered violent protests by his ...

AHMEDABAD, India - India was Wednesday shifting thousands of people out of the way of Cyclone Nilofar due to hit the region this weekend.Nilofar - listed as a “very severe cyclonic storm” ...

NEW DELHI - India’s government on Wednesday handed a top court a secret list of 627 people suspected of stashing “black money” in foreign banks beyond the reach of tax authorities. ...

David AlexanderDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel grabbed a ladder extending through the sleek black hull of the USS Tennessee at a Navy submarine base here and disappeared down the hatch for a close look ...

BEIJING - Schools in China’s mainly Muslim Xinjiang region, where a series of attacks has left hundreds dead in recent months, said they would actively discourage religious practice at home, ...

GAZA - Some 24,000 civil servants hired by the Hamas, many of whom have not received a full salary in almost a year, finally got some pay on Wednesday from the new Palestinian unity government based ...

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday unveiled a new presidential palace on the outskirts of Ankara, denounced by ecologists as an environmental blight and by the opposition as ...

BUDAPEST - About 100,000 Hungarians rallied on Tuesday night to protest at a planned tax on data traffic and the broader course of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government they saw as ...

Dhaka- The head of Bangladesh largest Islamist party was sentenced to death today for war crimes committed during the independence war in 1971. Motiur Rahman Nizami, 71, faced 16 charges including ...

New Delhi- The US and India will continue to work together to further strengthen their military relations, strategic ties and global security issues as the top defence officials discussed a range of ...

Agencies London - British Prime Minister David Cameron has reiterated that the United Kingdom wants deeper ties with India while also making it aptly clear that his government will never interfere in ...

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