G7, tech giants agree on plan to block extremist content online
G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter on Friday agreed to work together to block the...
North Korea warns threats a ‘big miscalculation’ in letter to Australia lawmakers
North Korea has sent a letter to Australia’s parliament, warning it is a nuclear power and will not be...
Dozens killed as Taliban launch fresh assaults on Afghan bases
Militants launched two separate attacks on Afghan security installations killing dozens of soldiers Thursday, the latest in a series...
Indian man commits suicide after killing American wife
LUCKNOW, India –  Police say that an Indian man fatally stabbed his American wife before killing himself in Agra, the city that is home to the Taj Mahal and where the couple married in October. Sharma was a rickshaw cab driver while Willinger was working with a local nongovernmental... Read more
38 male Homs evacuees freed in Syria
Damascus – A group of 38 male evacuees from besieged parts of the Syrian city of Homs were released on Friday after investigation, leaving almost 200 others still being held, the provincial governor said. Read more
Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite China warnings
President Barack Obama held low-key talks with the Dalai Lama at the White House on Friday after warnings from Beijing that the meeting with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader would “seriously damage” ties with Washington. Read more
Protesters in Ukraine are apparently in full control
Despite  the pact signed on Friday to formed and elections, thousands of people have remained in a central square, demanding the president’s resignation. The BBC’s  reporter Duncan Crawford reported that the roads leading up to the presidential building are now controlled by protesters. The gates are locked, with only a few... Read more
Protest continues in Ukraine despite the deal
Protesters are still in Kiev’s main square despite a deal signed  by President Viktor Yanukovych and the opposition, says a unity government will be formed and a presidential election held. But protesters do not believe Mr Yanukovych can be trusted. Mr. Obama and Mr. Putin have agreed that the... Read more
Appointment of new cardinals in Rome ceremony
Pope Francis  of Roman Catholic intends to appoint 19 new cardinals at a ceremony in Rome . Cardinals are considered as the most senior Roman Catholic clergymen below the pontiff. BBC reported  that the new cardinals will receive the traditional red hat and robes at a formal ceremony known as... Read more
Dalai Lama visits White House
US President Barack Obama welcomed Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to the White Huse on Friday, defying China, which said the meeting would “seriously impair” ties between the two countries. The china foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement “China is firmly opposed to this”... Read more
U.N. Security Council to vote on Syria aid resolution Saturday
The U.N. Security Council will vote on Saturday on a resolution to boost humanitarian aid access in Syria, where the United Nations says 9.3 million people need help, although it is unclear if Russia and China will support or veto the draft. Read more
Most Influential Women
Forbes Magazine listed the world’s 100 most powerful women and making big impact in the business world. The list topped by Mary Barra (CEO General Motors) Read more
Airlines are warned about shoe explosives
US intelligence has warned airlines for sticker security check. Terrorists can hide explosives in shoes , liquids and some cosmetic products are of major concern . Air passengers in the United States have had to take off their shoes at airport security checkpoints since shortly after Richard Reid tried... Read more
Car bomb blast near Syrian refugee camp
At least six people have died after a car bomb exploded at a Syrian refugee camp near Turkish border. Dozens more were wounded when the blast happened on Thursday at the Bab al-Salama border crossing. The injured were taken by ambulance to hospitals in the Turkish town of Kilis. Read more
Malala Meets with Syrian Refugees in Jordan
On Wednesday activist Malala  visited Jordan offering support to Syrian refugees who have fled their war-torn country . She arrived at this Makeshift Camp refugees in Jordan, where 100 children aged from 5 to 13 were in one small tent accompanied with a teacher and school supplies. The Malala Fund bought school supplies including socks for... Read more
Antarctic ice melting faster than expected
Scientists said The melting of ice in the Antarctic is considered a top threat to global sea level rise and the trend could continue for decades or even centuries to come. Current survey says : On average, it shed 20 billion tonnes of ice annually from 1992-2011, a loss that is likely... Read more
World’s biggest manta ray sanctuary found in Indonesia
On Friday Indonesia (Jakarta)  became home to the world’s biggest manta ray sanctuary covering millions of square kilometres, as it seeks to protect the huge winged fish and  boost tourism in sprawling archipelago. Full protection is provided to the creatures across all the waters surrounding Southeast Asia’s biggest country, which is... Read more