Philippines' Duterte says not really severing ties with US

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 06:18

Davao City, Oct 22 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has clarified his comments that seemed to call for a split from the United States, saying he was advocating a "separation of foreign policy" rather than "a severance of ties".


British police foil underground bomb plot: media

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 06:06

London, Oct 22 (IANS) British media said on late Friday that police had uncovered a terror plot targeting the London underground as a 19-year-old man planning the bomb attack was arrested.


At least 53 killed and 300 injured in Cameroon train derailment

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 04:56

Yaounde, Oct 22 (IANS) A passenger train from Cameroon's capital Yaounde to economic capital Douala derailed on Friday at around 12.00 local time (5 a.m. GMT), leaving 53 killed and about 300 injured, state radio CRTV reported.


Trump to spend $100 million of his own money to win election

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 03:40

Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Friday at a rally in Fletcher, North Carolina, that he will spend $100 million of his own money on this election, though he will continue to trail his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in campaign spending.


Cyber attacks shut down Twitter, Netflix and Visa in US East

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 01:48

Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Twitter and some other major websites were shut down on the US East Coast for several hours on Friday as an American Internet service provider called Dyn and Amazon's web services unit were hit by waves of cyber attacks.


Pentagon confirms US navy officer killed in Iraq

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 01:48

Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The Pentagon on Friday confirmed a US Navy officer has been killed in an improvised explosive device blast in northern Iraq, where Iraqi forces, with US backing, were in fierce fighting aimed to retake Mosul from the Islamic State (IS).


Pope's summer palace opens to the public

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 00:56

Vatican City, Oct 22 (IANS/AKI) The private papal apartments at the summer palace of Castelgandolfo will open to the public for the first time on Saturday, following a decision by Pope Francis, the Vatican announced on Friday.


Russia concerned over terror groups sabotaging UN aid in Aleppo

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 22:58

Moscow/Damascus, Oct 21 (IANS) Russia has voiced concern over militants of Al-Nusra Front and other terrorist groups sabotaging United Nations efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo and preventing civilians from leaving the city.


Seoul navy chief asks military to be alert against 'provocations'

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 20:50

Seoul, Oct 21 (IANS) The South Korean Naval chief on Friday urged the military to remain on high alert to counter North Korea's "provocations" in the border islands, a day after the northern neighbour test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile twice.


WikiLeaks reveals Obama's personal e-mails

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 20:38

Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) WikiLeaks has revealed US President Barack Obama's private e-mail address by publishing hacked e-mails, in another potentially embarrassing document dump targeting the Democrats, a media report said.