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         Barack Obama unveils major climate change plan    
 
 
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has unveiled an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the country's coal-burning power plants, with the White House hoping that nations like India and China will be fully on board for a landmark climate change deal in Paris.

 
         Road accident kills seven, hurts five in China    
 
BEIJING: At least seven persons have been killed and five others injured when a truck hit two cars in northwest China's Qinghai Province, state media reported Monday.

 
         Sharif, army chief discuss Afghan situation amid Taliban rift    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the army chief Monday held discussions over the emerging Afghan situation amid a reported rift between different Taliban factions over succession after Mullah Omar's death.

 
         Pak floods kill 116, affect over 7.5 lakh    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: At least 116 people have died and more than 7.5 lakh affected across Pakistan due to devastating floods triggered by monsoon rains, as authorities struggled to reach thousands stranded by swollen rivers.

 
         Two security forces killed in Turkey    
 
ISTANBUL: Two security force members were killed and 24 were wounded in a suicide bombing attack overnight by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey's eastern province of Agri, the local governor's office said in a statement on Sunday.

 
         Biden associates resume discussion about presidential run    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Vice-President Joe Biden’s associates have resumed discussions about a possible 2016 presidential run after largely putting aside such deliberations during his son’s illness and following his death earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to Biden.

 
         UN warns Myanmar flood toll to increase as rains lash region    
 
 
YANGON: The toll from flash floods and landslides in Myanmar after days of torrential rain is likely to spike, the UN warned today, as monsoonal downpours brought misery to thousands across the region.

 
         Airplane debris arrives in France for investigation    
 
 
PARIS: Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for investigators to study its origin.

 
         Severe flooding hampers rescue efforts in Myanmar, 27 dead    
 
 
YANGON: Severe flooding across Myanmar hampered rescue efforts today as thousands sheltered at monasteries after rising waters triggered by torrential rains killed at least 27 people, officials said.

 
         Bin Laden relatives reportedly killed in private jet crash in Britain    
 
 
LONDON: A private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, killing four people on board, a spokesman for Britain's Hampshire police service said, and Saudi and British media said the passengers were relatives of deceased al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

 
         Hafiz Saeed offers 'funeral' prayer for Mullah Omar    
 
 
LAHORE: Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed led a "funeral" prayer for Taliban's longtime supremo Mullah Omar here after the terror outfit confirmed his death.

 
         One killed in Sri Lanka election violence    
 
COLOMBO: Unidentified gunmen opened fire at an election campaign rally in the Sri Lankan capital here today, killing a woman and injuring 12 others.

 
         US teen 'caught with dead baby' in shopping bag is charged with murder    
 
 
NEW YORK: An American teenager has been charged with murder nearly two years after her new born son was found dead in her bag at a New York lingerie store, prosecutors have said.

 
         Two security personnel, three terrorists killed in Pak    
 
PESHAWAR: At least two security personnel and three terrorists were killed Thursday in a gun battle that erupted after the rebels attacked a check post in the restive northwest Pakistan.

 
         Landslides kill 25 people in Nepal    
 
 
KATHMANDU: At least 25 people, including 13 women, were killed and several others went missing Thursday after landslides triggered by heavy rains buried houses across Nepal.

 
         Pak police kills LeJ chief Malik Ishaq, 13 others    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Malik Ishaq, the chief of banned sectarian outfit Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LeJ), his two sons and 11 top members of the group linked to al-Qaeda were killed in an "encounter" in Pakistan's Punjab province, police said Wednesday.

 
         Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead, says BBC    
 
 
LONDON: Elusive one-eyed Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Omar, who ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001 with an iron fist before US-led forces overthrew his government, has died, according to a media report Wednesday.

 
         Report says ISIS preparing to attack India    
 
 
WASHINGTON: The ISIS is preparing to attack India to provoke an Armageddon-like confrontation with the US, according to an internal recruitment document of the feared group which also seeks to unite the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror.

 
         UN says it could help three million in Yemen if a pause holds    
 
 
UNITED NATIONS: The latest attempt at a humanitarian pause in Yemen "has not been respected by any party to the conflict," the UN humanitarian chief said, adding that a plan to reach 3 million Yemenis with aid is ready to go if only the fighting would stop.

 
         Libyan court gives death sentence to Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam    
 
 
CAIRO: A Libyan court passed a death sentence in absentia on Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, on Tuesday for suppressing peaceful protests during the country's 2011 revolution that ended his father's rule

 
         Kalam a great President: Lord Paul    
 
 
LONDON: Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has condoled the death of APJ Abdul Kalam, describing him as a "great President" and a world-renowned scientist who made immense contributions to India.

 
         21 dead in wedding gunfight in Afghanistan    
 
 
KABUL: A shootout at a wedding party in northern Afghanistan has left 21 people dead and another 10 wounded, an official said Monday.

 
         Bobbi Kristina Brown dies at 22    
 
 
LOS ANGELES: Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, died on Sunday, nearly six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub of her home, her family said. She was 22.

 
         White House says, Turkey has right to defend against Kurds    
 
 
WASHINGTON: The White House says Turkey has the right to defend itself against terrorist attacks by Kurdish rebels. Turkey has started striking Islamic State militants, which helps the US-led coalition, but also began attacking Kurds.

 
         Small plane crashes into Tokyo residential area, three feared dead    
 
 
TOKYO: A small airplane crashed into a residential area in Tokyo on Sunday, setting fire to several houses and reportedly killing three people, according to officials and local media.

 
         Drugged horse throws Sikh groom into Canadian Air    
 
 
OTTAWA: In a bizarre incident, a Sikh groom's wedding plans were muddled when the mare he was riding on threw him into the air. The animal was allegedly fed drugs in the city of Surrey, British Columbia, media reported.

 
         Ind-origin Singapore MP announces retirement    
 
 
SINGAPORE: Indian-origin politician Inderjit Singh has announced his retirement from politics, saying he would not contest the city-state's General Election set to be held in coming months

 
         Japan hosts Taiwan leader, China lodges protest    
 
 
BEIJING: China has voiced its grave concern and strong dissatisfaction over Japan's decision to host former Taiwan leader Lee Teng-hui, saying he is a "splittist" who opposes integration of Taiwan with mainland.

 
         Pak to buy eight submarines from China: Report    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will buy eight submarines from China in a multi-billion dollar deal that will boost Pakistani navy's maritime capabilities, media reported Friday.

 
         Criminal probe sought in Clinton's use of personal e-mail    
 
 
NEW YORK: A criminal investigation has been sought to determine whether US Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's use of personal email account as the secretary of state resulted in mishandling of sensitive government information, a media report said Friday.

 
 
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