US taxmen sue Facebook on transferred assets to Ireland

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:54

Washington, July 8 (IANS) The US Internal Revenue Service has sued social networking giant Facebook for the delay in sharing documents related to transferring its assets to Ireland in 2010 to cut corporate taxes.


ISIS extremists crush ancient mummies in Syria

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:54

L0ondon, July 8 (IANS) A video was released by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group showed extremists smashing up ancient sculptures and driving a lorry over mummies in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.


Switzerland enforces burqa ban

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:38

London, July 8 (IANS) A ban on burqas has been enforced in Switzerland's Italian-speaking Ticino region with anyone wearing a full face veil being subjected to fines.


5 police officers shot dead in Dallas protest

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 10:10

Washington, July 8 (IANS) At least five police officers were shot dead and several others injured on Thursday night after two snipers opened fire during a protest in Dallas over the recent fatal police shootings of black men in the US.


US shooting: My heart with family, says Zuckerberg

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 09:54

New York, July 8 (IANS) Reacting to the fatal shooting of a black man in Minnesota which went viral on social media after it was uploaded on Facebook Live, the social media giant's CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his heart went out to the family.


Super typhoon makes landfall in Taiwan

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 09:06

Taipei, July 8 (IANS) Super typhoon Nepartak made landfall in Taiwan on Friday, about 15 km south of the eastern city of Taitung, tearing roofs off buildings, flipping cars and dumping rain across the island.


US State Department to reopen probe into Clinton emails

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 08:58

Washington, July 8 (IANS) The US State Department announced that it was reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of several private e-mail servers for official business during her tenure as secretary of state from 2009-2013.


Sanders poised to endorse Clinton at upcoming event

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 08:46

Washington, July 8 (IANS) Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is expected to endorse Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president at an upcoming campaign event in New Hampshire on July 12, the New York Times reported.


FBI accused of 'double standard' over Clinton email probe

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 08:32

Washington, July 8 (IANS) US House Republicans accused the FBI of using a "double standard" to investigate Hillary Clinton's usage of several private e-mail servers for official business when she was secretary of state from 2009-2013.


Clinton leads Trump by 30 points in California

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 08:28

Washington, July 8 (IANS) Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 30 points in California, according to a new poll released on Thursday.


19 arrested over Saudi blasts

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 08:18

Riyadh, July 8 (IANS) Saudi Arabian authorities have confirmed the arrest of 19 individuals, including seven Saudis and 12 Pakistanis, in connection to Medina and Qatif suicide blasts earlier this week.


20 killed in Iraq suicide bombings

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 06:02

Baghdad, July 8 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and 70 others wounded when two suicide bombers on Friday blew themselves up in Iraq's Salahuddin province, officials said.


Modi arrives in South Africa

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 00:38

Pretoria, July 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in South Africa from Mozambique on the second leg of his four-nation African tour.


Egypt eyes retaliatory steps after Italy halts military supplies

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 23:56

Cairo, July 7 (IANS/AKI) Egypt said on Thursday it was considering retaliatory steps after Italy voted to stop the sale to Egypt of spare parts for F16 fighter jets, the first economic measures taken against the country since the killing of research student Giulio Regeni.