KANO: Boko Haram fighters have surrounded the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri and are preparing an imminent takeover, an influential regional group claimed on Thursday, calling for military reinf
NEW DELHI: India’s top court on Thursday temporarily halted Kerala’s move to ban alcohol.
WASHINGTON: Earth’s protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a UN scientific panel r
MULTAN: Pakistani troops Thursday rushed to protect two major cities from raging floodwaters, using explosives to divert swollen rivers in a crisis which has hit more than a million people and inundat
PARIS: A man suspected of being one of the main recruiters of French militants for Islamic State (IS) was placed in the hands of judicial authorities in Paris on Thursday after his arrest in Turkey la
BOGOTA: Colombian authorities say a man posing as the Lebanese ambassador fooled local officials for months, until a suspicious army colonel checked with the embassy and unmasked him.
BRUSSELS: The European Union has decided to slap new economic sanctions on Russia over what it sees as Moscow’s meddling in eastern Ukraine, diplomats said Thursday.
BARCELONA: A week before Scotland votes on whether to break away from the UK, separatists in northeastern Spain were urging hundreds of thousands to protest Thursday across Catalonia to demand a seces
MANILA: The Philippines on Thursday put on display dozens of ancient maps which officials said showed that China’s territorial claims over the South China Sea did not include a disputed shoal at the c
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani troops used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of marooned people from the country’s plains where raging monsoon floods inundated more villages Thursday, as the Indian mi
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