Sicilian TV host probed for extortion

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:46

Palermo (Italy), May 4 (IANS/AKI) Pino Maniaci, the owner and presenter of a TV station renowned for fighting the Sicilian mafia, is under investigation for extorting money and employment from local officials, police said on Wednesday.


Russia pulls all Su-25 fighters out of Syria

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:00

Moscow, May 4 (IANS) Russia on Wednesday pulled some 30 aircraft out of Syria, including all 25 Su-25 fighter jets, while its air force continues airstrikes in the country, the Defence Ministry said.


18 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:22

Kabul, May 4 (IANS) At least 18 Taliban militants have been killed in Kandahar province of Afghanistan over the past four days, a security official said on Wednesday.


Belgium 'doing everything to make Brussels safe'

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:32

Brussels, May 4 (IANS) Belgium is doing everything to make Brussels safe for tourists and business travellers, Prime Minister Charles Michel on Wednesday told his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, who is here on an official visit.


Hackers attack Greek central bank

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:20

Athens, May 4 (IANS) Hackers attacked the central Bank of Greece to protest the corrupt international financial system, warning that there will be more cyber attacks across the globe, sources said on Wednesday.


Education New Zealand announces programmes for 35 Indian students

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:14

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) An education agency of the New Zealand government on Wednesday announced an opportunity for 35 Indian scholars to study at graduate and post-graduate levels in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, fashion and business at eight of New Zealand's top universities.


Russia develops air-droppable air defence missile system

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:24

Moscow, May 4 (IANS) Russia has started developing an air-droppable air defence missile system for its airborne forces, which is believed to be the world's first system of its kind, sources said on Wednesday.


Aide seeks Cameron apology for calling Trump divisive, stupid

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:30

London, May 4 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron should apologise to US presidential hopeful Donald Trump for branding him "divisive, stupid and wrong", a foreign policy advisor to the Republican contender has said.


British PM urged to accept Syrian refugee children

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:26

London, May 4 (IANS) The British government is coming under increasing pressure to accept 3,000 child refugees from the Syrian war, who have made it into Europe unaccompanied, sources said on Wednesday.