Gulf ministers vow united stand against IS mosque bombings

03 Jul 2015

Interior ministers of the Gulf states today vowed to take a united stand against a string of deadly bombings targeting Shiite mosques ...

Two journalists killed in Mexico

03 Jul 2015

A journalist was shot dead as he left his radio station in southern Mexico while a second reporter was murdered in an eastern state, ...

Yahoo tests using Google search skills

03 Jul 2015

Yahoo has said it is testing letting Google put its online search skills to work at some of its online properties. The pioneering Silicon ...

IMF nears USDS 1.7 billion loan payout to Ukraine

03 Jul 2015

The International Monetary Fund has said that its Ukraine mission had reached agreement with Kiev authorities on the steps needed to ...

Iran nuclear deal in sight: top Russian negotiator

03 Jul 2015

World powers and Tehran are close to a deal on curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions and the marathon negotiations look set to be successfully ...

Egypt denies Spanish reporter claim he fled to avoid arrest

03 Jul 2015

Egypt has denied as "false" a claim by a Spanish reporter who said he fled the country to avoid arrest after writing a book on the ...

Pakistani police save Christian couple from 'blasphemy' mob

03 Jul 2015

Police in Pakistan saved a Christian couple from a Muslim mob who were attempting to lynch them for allegedly committing blasphemy, and ...

US announces first death from measles in 12 years

03 Jul 2015

Health authorities today announced the first US death from measles in 12 years, after an autopsy showed a woman's fatal pneumonia was ...

Former US Senator Jim Webb to run for president

03 Jul 2015

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb is running for the US presidency, joining a field of Democrats challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton for the ...

US judge awards USD134M in suit over death, injury of soldiers

03 Jul 2015

A US judge has awarded USD 134.2 million to an American solider injured in Afghanistan and the widow of another soldier killed there in a ...

Cities, regions call for 'robust' world climate pact

03 Jul 2015

Thousands of cities, provinces and states from around the world urged national governments on Thursday to deliver a "robust, binding, ...

Cuba launches 1st public Wi-Fi hotspots on Havana avenue

03 Jul 2015

Cuban authorities have launched public Wi-Fi hotspots along an avenue that is the heart of the capital's cultural and social life. It's ...

Media in a spin as Testino picked for UK royal christening

03 Jul 2015

Celebrity and fashion news outlets were in royal frenzy today after it emerged that famed photographer Mario Testino would shoot the ...

Top US auto safety regulator says Chrysler to face sanctions

03 Jul 2015

The chief US auto safety regulator says Fiat Chrysler will face sanctions for violating safety laws in multiple recalls. National Highway ...

Ukraine rebels announce disputed elections in October

03 Jul 2015

A top pro-Russian rebel announced plans today to hold local elections in October that would cement the separatists' semi-autonomous status ...

Armstrong girlfriend must testify, Landis to produce records

03 Jul 2015

Lance Armstrong's girlfriend can be questioned under oath about what she knows of his doping past, and his former ...

French mother gets 9 years in prison for killing 8 newborns

03 Jul 2015

A Frenchwoman accused of killing eight of her newborns over more than a decade has been sentenced to nine years in prison after a dramatic ...

Hollywood, hedge fund heavies support Clinton's bid

03 Jul 2015

New York hedge fund billionaire George Soros and Hollywood director Steven Spielberg are among the biggest donors to a group backing ...

Facebook tests video ads in budding YouTube challenge

03 Jul 2015

Facebook today confirmed that it is dabbling in video ads and sharing revenue with content creators, in a move that would compete with ...

Iran nuclear talks set to drag into weekend -- and beyond

03 Jul 2015

Agonising talks towards a grand bargain nuclear deal between Iran and major powers looked set today to drag into the weekend and beyond, ...

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