Nine killed, 65 wounded in Baghdad car bombings
Baghdad: At least nine people were killed and 65 others wounded as six car bombings struck the Iraqi capital, an interior ministry official said.
The first car bomb exploded in Kadhimiya district, north of Baghdad, killing two people and injuring nine others.
The second bombing in New Baghdad district killed one person and wounded 10, while the third bombing in Al Meshtel district killed one and injured 13, he said.
Car bombings also hit the districts of Zaafraniyah, Sadr City and Seydia in the capital city, killing five people and wounding 33 others, the official said.
Barack Obama to host Myanmar president at White House
Washington: US President Barack Obama will meet his Myanmarese counterpart Thein Sein here on May 20 and discuss democracy building in the Southeast Asian nation, the White House said.
"The president (Obama) looks forward to discussing with President Thein Sein the many remaining challenges to efforts to develop democracy, address communal and ethnic tensions, and bring economic opportunity to...
China: Woman awarded death for 'illegal' fund-raising
Beijing: A 39-year-old businesswoman has been sentenced to death by a court in China for "illegal fund-raising".
The court in Wenzhou in east Zhejiang province convicted Lin Haiyan, former general manager of investment consultancy Wenzhou Xinfu, of illegally raising 640 million yuan (about $103 million) from others.
Lin began to invest in the futures market with the money she raised from...
Two Indian workers buried alive in UAE
Dubai: Two Indian workers were buried alive in the trench of a sewage system project where they were working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Ram Kumar, 35, and Selvaraj, 28, were buried alive around 3.45 p.m in the Al Zaafaraniya area of Al Ain, the second largest city in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, local media reported ON Wednesday.
According to the report, the sand on both sides of the...
Bomb threats keep flights standing in China
Beijing: On Wednesday, five flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines in China were affected due to fake bomb threats.
Juneyao Airlines received a threat call and arranged for the flight which had departed from Shanghai to return to the city so that the plane could be checked. The police found that there was no danger posed to the craft, the airline...
Four-year-old son shoots neighbor kid, father arrested
Washington: The father of a four-year-old boy in New Jersey was arrested after his son fatally shot a six-year-old neighbour in the head.
Anthony Senatore, 33, was charged with six counts of endangering the welfare of children and a disorderly person's offence for enabling access by minors to a loaded firearm, said prosecutor Jim McClain from the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.
Putin, Netanyahu to continue efforts to resolve Syria crisis
Sochi (Russia): Russia and Israel will continue cooperation in an effort to resolve the situation in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said following talks with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
"We agreed to continue contacts - both on the personal level and between our organizations, special services," Putin said.
The talks also involved Russian Foreign Intelligence...
Inhumane video showcases rebel cutting then eating Syrian government soldier's heart
Washington: A ghastly video posted online shows how barbaric the Syrian civil war can be. A rebel fighter is seen carving into the body of a Syrian government soldier, cutting out his heart and liver, putting the heart in his mouth and taking a bite.
"I swear to God we will eat your hearts out, you soldiers of Bashar. You dogs. God is greater!" the rebel fighter was quoted as saying.
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev showered with love on social media
Washington: Professions of love and support for 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are popping up on social media websites by the thousands, driven in part by scores of US schoolgirls who insist the "brown-eyed, baby-faced teen" has been framed.
"There's nothing I believe in more than jahar's innocence," tweeted an 18 year old from Kansas with the handle @keepitbluntedd,...
Scholar Asghar Ali Engineer dead
Mumbai: Internationally acclaimed Islamic scholar, author and social leader Asghar Ali Engineer passed away here Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was 74.
He is survived by his son Irfaan and daughter Seema Indorewala.
Engineer, who had been ailing for several months, breathed his last at his Santacruz east residence around 8 a.m., Irfaan said.
The funeral is likely to be conducted...
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