Category: Foreign News

Transasia plane crash

TransAsia crash: Twelve dead as plane crashes into Taiwan river

At least 12 people have died after a TransAsia Airways plane clipped a bridge and crashed into a river near the Taiwanese capital, Taipei.

Modi, Obama walk the talk on nuke deal

INDIA: A hotline that will now connect Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Obama, a declaration of friendship, a renewed ten-year defence partnership, and the much anticipated nuclear breakthrough marked the second summit between the two leaders..

Saudi King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Salman

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world’s top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in a statement carried by state television.

Bodies, debris from missing AirAsia plane pulled from sea off Indonesia


Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at ‘bottom of sea’


Flight from Indonesia to Singapore loses contact: media


Two New York policemen ‘assassinated’

New York – A gunman shot dead two uniformed New York police officers in a cold-blooded attack that followed weeks of outrage over police killings of unarmed black men. […]

Over 120 Pakistanis, mostly children, killed in Taliban high school attack

At least 126 people, most of them children, were killed on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen stormed a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, taking hundreds of students hostage in the bloodiest insurgent attack in the country in years. […]

Police storm Sydney cafe to end hostage siege, three dead

Heavily armed Australian police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday morning and freed a number of hostages being held there at gunpoint, in a dramatic end to a 16-hour siege in which three people including the attacker were killed. […]

Ferguson protests flare into violence after no indictment in Brown death

US – Ferguson: Gunshots were heard and bottles were thrown as anger rippled through a crowd outside the Ferguson Police Department in suburban St. Louis after authorities on Monday announced that a grand jury voted not to indict a white officer in the August shooting death of an unarmed black teen. […]

Canada’s PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada’s prime minister called it the country’s second terrorist attack in three days. […]

Supreme Court grants interim bail to Jayalalithaa

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail to AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, undergoing jail term of four years for amassing disproportionate assets. […]

Jayalalitha: India court rejects bail appeal

A court in India has rejected a plea for bail by the imprisoned former chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Jayaram Jayalalitha. The Karnataka High Court said it found no reason to suspend her conviction. […]

Jaya’s bail request to be heard today

The Karnataka High Court will hear the bail appeal filed by former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday after her advocates moved the court seeking a special hearing. […]

Top India politician Jayalalitha jailed for corruption

One of India’s most colourful and controversial politicians, Jayaram Jayalalitha, has been jailed on corruption charges in a high-profile case which has lasted for 18 years. The chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu was found guilty of amassing wealth of more than $10m (£6.1m) which was unaccounted for. […]

Jayalalithaa files two more cases against Swamy

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa filed two more defamation cases against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in a city court on Tuesday for his alleged remarks against her on a social media platform. The City Public Prosecutor filed the cases in the Principal Sessions Court for Dr. Swamy’s “defamatory and baseless” comments on Twitter on September 17 and […]