Abu Sayyaf threatens to behead three more hostages

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:52

Manila, May 4 (IANS) Extremist group Abu Sayyaf released a new video on Wednesday threatening to kill three more hostages, who were kidnapped along with John Ridsdel, who was beheaded on April 25 in southern Philippines.


Donald Trump declared 'presumptive GOP nominee'

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:38

Washington, May 4 (IANS) Presidential hopeful Donald Trump was declared the "presumptive GOP nominee" by Republic National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Tuesday after his sweeping victory in Indiana forced his main rival, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, out of the race.


Australia to hold general elections in July

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:48

Canberra, May 4 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday confirmed that the general elections will be held on July 2, hours after the conservative coalition government presented its new budget.


Brazil court scraps suspension of WhatsApp

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:18

Brasilia, May 4 (IANS) The suspension of WhatsApp in Brazil was scrapped, hours after an appellate court upheld a 72-hour nationwide shutdown of the messaging service.


Asylum boat intercepted off Australian island

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:16

Canberra, May 4 (IANS) A boat carrying asylum seekers was intercepted off the coast of Australia's remote Cocos Islands territory, sources said on Wednesday.


Trump wins big in Indiana as Cruz drops out of presidential race

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:06

Washington, May 4 (IANS) New York billionaire Donald Trump on Tuesday won the crucial Republican primary held in the mid-western US state of Indiana, while Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz bowed out of the race after his defeat in the GOP's primary.


Donald Trump projected to win crucial primary in Indiana

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 07:46

Washington, May 4 (IANS) New York billionaire and former reality TV show host Donald Trump is projected to win the crucial Republican primary held on Tuesday in the mid-western US state of Indiana, increasing his likelihood of clinching the party's presidential nomination outright, a number of TV networks reported.


Kenyan police nab suspect with IS links

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:16

Nairobi, May 4 (IANS) Kenyan police said on Tuesday they are interrogating a suspect who was arrested last week for planning various terror attacks in East Africa.


Bangladesh approves China-financed rail project

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:13

Dhaka, May 4 (IANS) Bangladesh's highest economic policy-making body on Tuesday approved a multi billion-dollar China-financed project to develop a direct railway connectivity between the capital Dhaka and the southwestern parts of the country.


Egyptian journalist union attacks government on press freedom

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:38

Cairo, May 3 (IANS/AKI) Egypt's press syndicate on Tuesday accused the government of "escalating its war against journalists" after the arrest at the weekend of two reporters during police raids on the union's offices here.