Eleven people killed and more than 35 wounded in air strikes in town in northern Deir al-Zor province, observatory says.
'Grave violations of human rights' in 159 countries from Myanmar to France opens door to dark times, group says.
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The actor who plays Thor is promoting his native Australia for the country’s tourism group. He has a list of what you should see.
Tsang sentenced to 20 months in prison for corruption, becoming Hong Kong's highest ranking official to be jailed.
The news that Sasikala was put up in a cell next to that of 'cyanide killer' Mallika, aka KD Kempamma, 52, in the women's barracks had made headlines late last week in the backdrop of allegations that the AIADMK leader's life was under threat.
South Sudan and Somalia are going to receive £100m each in UK aid, the Government has announced.
The Malaysian police said the attackers were trained to wipe toxins on the face of the estranged half brother of Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader.
Malaysian police identify senior official in North Korean embassy as a suspect in the murder of Kim Jong-nam.
The judge ruled that the state did not support claims that the organization violated medical or ethical standards related to abortion procedures.
Pakistan's army chief is now blaming India for Islamabad's inability or unwillingness to act against terror that's been grown and nourished on its own soil. "We are fully aware of Indian design and her support to terrorism in Pakistan and the region," Qamar Bajwa said, according to a press release.
The Trump administration has significantly hardened the country’s policies regarding illegal immigration.
Malaysian police have identified a senior official in the North Korean embassy as a suspect in the murder of Kim Jong-Nam.
The administration signaled an imminent announcement as to whether transgender students should be able to use the bathroom of their choice.
Hafiz Saeed, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Abdur Rehman Abid, Qazi Kashif Hussain and Abdullah Ubaid challenged their detention in the Lahore high court. Justice Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan will hear their petition on Wednesday.
The National Zoo gave Bao Bao a Washington send-off, with her own motorcade. As part of an agreement, pandas born in the zoo must leave for China by age 4.
Breitbart News tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned after he triggered a storm with comments which appeared to condone paedophilia.
H. R. McMaster will join Jim Mattis and John F. Kelly at the table in the Situation Room, steering a new president through the crosscurrents of a stormy world.
Jeanie Buss, the team president, ousted her brother from his job as the head of basketball operations and fired the longtime general manager, Mitch Kupchak.
People came to Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery to see if their loved one’s graves were vandalized. And Jewish leaders pondered the extent of anti-Semitism.
Mr. Coryell favored dipping into different genres and international musical traditions to augment his work.
A program in Northampton in which officers would greet elementary school students ended after a month in response to some children feeling uncomfortable.
Nicholas Britell, the film’s composer, whose score is up for an Oscar, explains his treatments of the music using the style of a Houston D.J.
YouTube views and animated musical films may up the odds, as the numbers behind the musical numbers show.
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One leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party was sentenced to five months in jail, and the other was expelled from Parliament.
The Central Bureau of Investigation arrested on Tuesday arrested former Enforecement Directorate Joint Director J P Singh and three others on charges of bribery to dilute probe in the IPL spot fixing scandal.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has decided to crack the whip on those who fail to verify cash deposits of Rs 5 lakh or more during the demonetisation drive, while deciding to go easy on “low-risk cases”. It has also asked officers to act against those who have offered or repaid loans in cash, which attract 100% penalty.
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A real estate mogul, businessman, pageant owner, reality TV star, becomes the 45th US president.
PM Narendra Modi has urged the US to take a “reflective, balanced and far-sighted” perspective on the movement of skilled professionals, indicating India’s discomfort with the Trump administration’s intent to curb H-1B visas.
A British man said by Islamic State to have detonated a suicide bomb attacking Iraqi forces in Mosul is former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ronald Fiddler, Sky sources have said.
Ecuador's electoral council says presidential election will go to an April runoff after a nail-biter first round.
Department of Homeland Security issues sweeping new rules for automatically expelling undocumented immigrants.
Prosecutors are weighing charges against Andrii V. Artemenko, who worked on a back-channel plan to settle Ukraine’s conflicts with Russia.
Many more people living in the United States illegally could face rapid deportation, including people simply arrested for traffic violations, under the Trump administration's sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday.
The United Nations says millions are going hungry in the world's newest country.
In the David vs Goliath fight of middle-class flat owners against builders with deep pockets, the Supreme Court came to the rescue of the former. It ruled on Tuesday that flat owners could join hands to directly approach the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) against realtors.
Sabrina De Sousa, 60, faces a prison sentence relating to the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric under a secret U.S. program.
After a storm of criticism, the conservative, polemical editor left the website, saying the move was “mine alone.”
Today, we’re reading about disappointing sofas, face transplants and what fun it is to make fun of our wedding announcements.
Nigerian community in South Africa calls for protection after reports of renewed 'xenophobic' violence in Pretoria West.
Donald Trump has publicly condemned for the first time recent anti-Semitic threats in the US as "horrible and painful".
Mr. Hansell will take over as head of the Administration for Children’s Services after its previous commissioner stepped down amid a wave of criticism.
Denmark said a number of citizens receiving government pensions had traveled to Syria to take up arms for ISIS, as anti-immigration sentiment grew.
Three men have been arrested in France by anti-terror police.
The composer Ted Hearne talks about how this work has held up as its subject matter has continued to evolve as a news event.
The clash between the police and residents came two days after President Trump’s provocative claims about migration and crime in the country.
The United Nations has declared a famine in certain parts of the world's youngest country, South Sudan.
Adoption agency accused of selling at least 17 children to foreign couples in eastern state and sending them abroad.
Five million in South Sudan, six in Somalia - half the population in the Yemen, 14 million, facing starvation in the future.
There are a total of 91.80 lakh eligible voters in Mumbai. "There were a lot of complaints of missing names from the electoral list and yet if Mumbai managed to increase the voter turnout it means more people came out to vote," said an officials from the state election commission.
The Manhattan hotel, which will shut its doors indefinitely for renovations starting next month, gave rise to a dish that has made an indelible mark on American menus.
Foreign secretary S Jaishankar said that India remained "strongly committed" to maintaining good relations with China, but without making any compromises on its stand on major issues of differences between the Himalayan neighbors.
In a stringent anti-poaching measure, authorities at Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) have issued shoot-at-sight orders "to prevent killing of big cats in the reserve". The orders were passed after movement of suspected poachers was reported near the southern boundary of the park
The region is uncertain as the state of play between Israelis and Palestinians shifts. It seems at a loss for what might — or even should — come next.
Far-right presidential candidate refuses to wear a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon's top Sunni religious leader.
The rules authorize expelling undocumented immigrants who have committed even minor offenses. And they make it easier to deport people immediately.
Christopher Bailey at Burberry reflects Henry Moore’s sculptural silhouettes, while Christopher Kane gets dirty and Mary Katrantzou goes Disney.
Design can be intoxicating at the company’s spare new store on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
The bodies of at least 74 migrants have been washed ashore in western Libya, in the latest tragedy along the dangerous trafficking route to Europe.
Frank Zimring’s “When Police Kill” and Barry Friedman’s “Unwarranted” take up the case of police use of force and surveillance.
He made the comments after drawing criticism in recent days for failing to condemn the rise in anti-Jewish threats and actions.
Minutes after voting ended for BMC polls, the Shiv Sena and the BJP rushed to claim a tide in their favour going by the turnout. The encouraging turnout prompted CM Fadnavis to tweet: "Thank you Mumbai for the record voting percentage and ... for participating in festival of democracy!"
Soldiers and police officers appeared to be trying to arrest nine aides to Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum accused of kidnapping a political rival.
Move follows constitutional changes made after a tightly-managed referendum last year that introduced vice presidency.
The backup goalkeeper for Sutton, Wayne Shaw, said he knew about a bet on whether he’d have lunch during the match and had eaten because of it.
The extradition of Vijay Mallya may happen sooner than expected. After a meeting between officials from UK and India on extradition and mutual legal assistance, Indian sources said they received a “positive” response from UK.
Iran summons Turkish ambassador and hits back at Ankara, after officials blame Tehran of destabilising the Middle East.
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Tuesday: Name confusion vexes a California representative and assemblyman, a Whittier police officer is killed, and clam digging in Humboldt Bay.
The high-decibel campaign in 53 assembly constituencies of Uttar Pradesh going to polls on Thursday came to an end this evening with leaders going the extra mile to woo voters.
Beijing’s plan to stop buying North Korean coal, a bid to get Kim Jong-un to curb his nuclear ambitions, was also a signal to President Trump: Now it’s your turn.
Many days of torrential rain have brought floods to Indonesia's capital, closing schools and causing travel disruption.
Soldier who executed a wounded Palestinian has been sentenced to 18 months in jail and a demotion.
The victims were believed to have come from a shipwrecked boat that was found along the shore, an ominous sign before the high season for crossings to Europe.
A man who ignored warnings not to surf off the coast of Reunion Island has died after being bitten on the leg by a shark.
The sergeant shot an incapacitated attacker lying on his back, a case that has divided Israelis and prompted calls for a pardon.
Fraudsters are throwing themselves in front of cars or buses to extort money from motorists, but the results are often unconvincing.
While the media focuses on rise of far-right, anti-fascist organisations are growing in response across the US.
Almost 1.4 million children "are at imminent risk of death" this year from famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, the UN children's agency has warned.
We don’t mind people poking fun at The Times’s marriage announcements. To prove it, we’re sharing some mockery done by masters.
Pakistan has cancelled the licences of 44 weapons issued to JuD chief Hafiz Saeed and other members of his organisations, citing security reasons. The government on January 30 had put Saeed and four other leaders of his organizations under house arrest in Lahore for a period of 90 days.
A man has been arrested by police in Barcelona after driving a truck filled with gas canisters the wrong way on a major road.
State lawmakers move to strip funding from universities protecting students against deportation and detention.
He feels privileged to be India's national cricket coach but the legendary Anil Kumble on Tuesday said it has been more satisfying to see Virat Kohli and Co. become self-sufficient in dealing with challenges both on and off the field.
"We have discussed in detail as to what the uncertainties are all about ... business always flourishes in an environment of certainty and transparency. So even this visa related issue is an issue on which we would want to have an air of certainty and also transparency," said Nirmala Sitharaman.
A government increase in sales tax has affected poor and middle-class families, activists say.
Elor Azaria shot and killed Abed al-Fattah al-Sharif as he lay on the ground incapacitated after being gunned down.
Tuesday: Getting rid of gum, trekking from New York City to Canada, and celebrating Black History Month.
The top-rated Manhattan restaurant will close for three months of renovation and open a more casual version in the Hamptons.
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An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian attacker as he was lying on the floor has been sentenced to 18 months.
Most late-night hosts took a break on Presidents’ Day. But Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers spent it roasting the president.
The civil rights leader Malcolm X was killed Feb. 21, 1965, at a rally in New York City. Hear from a witness and visit the site of the assassination — in the past, present and in 360 video.
The president has not set foot in the city since his inauguration, puzzling and emboldening some protesters in his hometown.