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Suspect admits killings in Finnish stabbing spree

The main suspect in last week`s stabbing attack in Finland admitted Tuesday to killing two people and injuring eight others but denied any intent to murder, his lawyer said.

No decision yet on size of US troop increase in Afghanistan: Defense Secretary James Mattis

The Afghan government welcomed Trump`s speech but the Taliban said it would make the country a "graveyard for the American empire." 

Train crash leaves at least 42 injured in US city of Philadelphia

Upper Darby Mayor Nicholas Micozzie said the victims were taken to different hospitals and four of them suffered serious injuries.

China defends Pakistan after Trump's terrorism barb

Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed Islamabad for harbouring terrorists.

France was unaware of existence of Barcelona attack cell: Interior minister Gerard Collomb

French authorities were unaware of the existence of the cell which carried out last week`s attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, said interior minister Gerard Collomb.

China defends Pakistan after Donald Trump's terrorism barb

This is not the first time China has shielded its "all-weather" ally on the issue of terrorism. It also refused to list the mastermind of Pathankot attack Masood Azhar as an international terrorist at the UN.

After Donald Trump's warning, Pakistan says it wants peace in Afghanistan

A Foreign Office spokesman said US Ambassador David Hale met Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif this afternoon and briefed him about President Trump's latest statement on the US policy review on South Asia and Afghanistan.

Pakistan, Egypt among 19 countries that have abolished triple talaq

Supreme Court cited laws from 19 countries which have abolished the practice of triple talaq.

Cambodia PM Hun Sen orders English-language newspaper to pay taxes or close

"Pay taxes to the state if you want to exist. If you don`t pay taxes, pack your bag and leave," Hun Sen said in a speech at a ceremony in Phnom Penh. He called the daily "thief chief".

North Korea will never surrender nuclear arms, says envoy

"...As long as the US hostile policy and nuclear threat remains unchallenged, the DPRK will never place its self-defensive nuclear deterrence on the negotiating table."

Petition filed in Lahore HC to put Nawaz Sharif, children on Pakistan's exit control list

Justice Mamoon Rashid accepted the plea filed by Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffrey and issued notices to the federal government and interior ministry to file their reply on August 25.

Quake kills two on Italian holiday island, young brothers saved

Tourists and residents on the island off the coast of Naples ran out onto the narrow streets after the quake wrecked a church and several buildings. Fearing aftershocks, many decided to leave the island early. 

US divers search for 10 missing sailors in hull of damaged destroyer

The collision — the fourth major accident in the US Pacific fleet this year — prompted a fleet-wide investigation and plans for temporary halts in operations.

UN urges Iraq to take better care of IS sex abuse victims

According to a report, the UN Assistance Mission to Iraq and the UN rights office have warned that children born as a result of the sexual violence risked facing a lifetime of discrimination and abuse.

Donald Trump commits US to open-ended Afghanistan war

Trump`s speech came after a months-long review of US policy in which the president frequently tangled with his top advisers.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Welcomes New US Strategy

The statement said the Afghan government welcomed renewed US emphasis on seeing security in the war-torn country as part of a wider regional package.

US-led strikes kill 42 civilians in Syria's Raqqa

According to media reports, the airstrikes hit several densely-populated neighbourhoods in theRaqqa on Monday.

Military coup in Maldives: Army occupies Parliament

The Maldivian Army has occupied Parliament on Tuesday.

By preventing terrorism, Pak can be 'important partner': United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has issued a statement on Pakistan saying that the nation has suffered greatly from terrorism and can be an "important partner" in U.S.' shared goals of peace and stability, hours after President Donald Trump addressed America at the Joint Base ...

33 people injured in train crash at station in Philadelphia

More than 30 people were injured when train crashed into another train that was parked at a station in suburban Philadelphia.

Four suspected Barcelona attack plotters appear in court

Four men accused of being members of an Islamist cell behind a van attack that killed 13 people in Barcelona last week appeared in court on Tuesday, a day after the alleged driver was shot dead by police.

Afghan envoy hails Trump for breaking silence on Pak's support to terror

Afghanistan on Tuesday lauded President Donald Trump for breaking America's "silence" on Pakistan providing sanctuaries to terrorists and embracing a strategy that gives the war-torn country what it needs.

North Korea issues trademark fiery rhetoric over US-South Korea drills

North Korea's military unleashed its standard fiery threats to greet the start of annual US-South Korean military drills that the North claims are an invasion rehearsal.

Earthquake of 4.5 magnitude hits Nepal, no casualties reported

An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale hit Nepal on Tuesday at around 6.20 AM. 

One dead, one missing after quake hits Italy holiday island

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Italian holiday island of Ischia late on Monday, causing destruction that left one person dead and one missing at peak tourist season, authorities said.

Quake hits Italian island, one dead, 25 wounded

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 hit the tourist-packed Italian island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, on Monday night, killing at least one person and injuring some 25 others as buildings collapsed, officials said.

Trump hits out at Pakistan for offering safe haven to `agents of chaos`

Unveiling his long-awaited strategy for Afghanistan on Monday, Trump hit out at Pakistan saying "it has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists." 

Barcelona terror attack suspect shot dead by police

Spanish police on Monday killed a man who could be Younes Abouyaaqoub.

Indian suicide bomber killed 'number' of PKK fighters in Syria: ISIS

ISIS on Monday claimed that an Indian suicide bomber killed a "number" of people in an attack in Raqqa.

US Secret Service crunched by Trump and family's travel

Randolph "Tex" Ailes, the service's chief, said 1,100 agents will exceed caps for the fiscal year on salary and overtime pay because of the crushing workload.

President Donald Trump likely to approve modest troop increase for Afghanistan

Trump will give a prime-time address to the nation at 9 pm to detail his view of the US role in Afghanistan, an issue that vexed his two predecessors.  

Millions of people across America witness total solar eclipse – Watch

After weeks of anticipation, Americans equipped with their protective glasses witnessed the moon's silhouette passing directly in front of the sun.

US scales back Russian visa operations after Putin cuts embassy staff

The move, which will hit Russian business travellers, tourists and students, was the latest in a series of bilateral measures that have driven relations to a new post-Cold War low.

Americans cheer as rare total solar eclipse marches across country

"It just kind of tickled you all over — it was wonderful — and I wish I could do it again," said Stormy Shreves, 57, a fish gutter who lives in Depoe Bay. "But I won`t see something like that ever again, so I`m really glad I took the day off work so I could experience it."

Armed group stopping migrant boats leaving Libya

Sources in Sabratha, 70 km west of the capital, said the sudden drop had been caused by a new force in the seaside city, which is preventing migrants from leaving, often by locking them up. 

Barcelona terror attack suspect shot dead by police: Reports

Spanish police on Monday killed a man who could be Younes Abouyaaqoub.

US to halt issuance of non-immigrant visas in Russia

The US visa freeze aims to "provoke dissatisfaction of our citizens with the activities of the Russian authorities," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on the US decision.

40 civilians killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria

At least 40 civilians were killed and dozens injured in airstrikes by the US-led coalition on neighbourhoods in Raqqa city of Syria, the media reported on Monday.

Nepal to hold parliamentary polls on November 26

Nepal has already held two rounds of local body elections on May 14 and June 28 this year in six provinces.

Finland stabbing suspect may have been radicalised

Between 2015 and the end of 2017, a total of 247 Moroccan citizens applied for asylum in Finland.

Saudi man divorces wife for walking ahead

In another case, a husband divorced his wife during their honeymoon for wearing foot bangles.

352 km Mizoram National Highway to boost ties with Myanmar; provide new trade route

Myanmar, the only southeast Asian country which shares a 1,643-km-long border with India, serves as a gateway to the other 10 member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations . Four northeastern states — Arunachal Pradesh , Manipur , Nagaland and Mizoram — have an unfenced border with ...

Police warn Barcelona attack fugitive 'dangerous, possibly armed'

Police in Catalonia launched an appeal for information about the fugitive, Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, believed to be the last remaining member of a 12-man cell.

Hafiz Saeed's political outfit Milli Muslim League announces creation of Islamic State in Pakistan

Declaring war on liberal elements in Pakistani society, MML leaders organized various public rallies in major cities on the day the country marked its 70th Independence Day.

UK to treat online hate crimes as seriously as offline abuse

"In recognition of the growth of hate crime perpetrated using social media, a commitment to treat online crime as seriously as offline offences, while taking into account the potential impact on the wider community as well as the victim," reads the new guidance.

US-led strikes killed 27 civilians Sunday in Syria's Raqa: Monitor

US-led coalition strikes on Sunday killed 27 civilians in part of Syria's Raqa city held by the Islamic State group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

Turkey-Iran operation against Kurd rebels always possible: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

His comments came after Iran's Armed Forces chief of staff General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri visited Turkey last week, with the two sides discussing ways to cooperate against the militants.

Hotel fire in Mecca causes alarm

Civil Defence spokesman Nayef al-Sharif said no casualties were reported in the incident.

Berlin: 9 injured after smoke bomb goes off at Kurdish event

The Turkish government is strictly opposed to such a vote and has warned that a referendum could lead to civil war.

Seoul urges Pyongyang not to resort to provocation

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday urged North Korea not to resort to any provocation as a joint war game with the US kicked off.