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Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

Washington: The Former First Lady of the US, Barbara Bush, died on Tuesday at the age of 92 after having been in failing health for some time, a family spokesperson said. "A former First Lady of the US and relentless proponent of family…

Assad should not be toppled by military force: Italy

Rome: Italy opposes the ousting of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a military operation, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday. "We have made it clear to our allies that we oppose a military escalation and that it is…

Blast near Indian Embassy field office in Nepal

Kathmandu: A pressure cooker bomb went off near the Indian Embassy field office in Nepal's Biratnagar late on Monday damaging the walls of the premises, Nepal Police has said. No one has claimed responsibility. The Indian Embassy in…

Two persons injured in night club shooting in US

Houston: A shooting at a nightclub in Little Rock in the US state of Arkansas has injured two persons, police said. The injured were admitted to the hospital following the incident on Monday. One of them sustained life-threatening…

FAO to name 14 new agricultural heritage sites

Rome: The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)will on Thursday unveil 14 new heritage sites in eight countries in Asia, the Middle East and Central America at an award ceremony here. FAO chief Jose Graziano da Silva,…

Pakistan opens first school for transgenders

Lahore: Pakistan's first school for the transgender community was launched here with its first classes slated to begin from Monday, a media report said. The school, 'The Gender Guardian', was inaugurated on Sunday by the NGO Exploring…

Tremors felt in Philippines

Manila: An earthquake measuring 5.4-magnitude on the Richter scale hit Philippine's main Luzon island on Monday, the volcanology and seismology institute said. The quake struck at 3.43 a.m. 39 km east of Gonzaga town in Cagayan at a…

Pro-Assad forces launch offensive after Ghouta victory

Beirut: Syrian government forces launched an offensive in the Homs and Hama provinces on Sunday, after proclaiming victory in the Eastern Ghouta district on the outskirts of Damascus, according to British NGO Syrian Observatory of Human…

US-led airstrikes hit all targets in Syria: Pentagon

Washington: The US Defence Department has said airstrikes on Syria had struck all of their targets and none of the coalition's planes or ship-launched missiles had been intercepted by President Bashar al-Assad's forces. Pentagon…

Syria missile strike: India calls for restraint

New Delhi: India on Saturday, while describing an alleged chemical attack in Syria as "deplorable", called for restraint after the US, Britain and France launched coordinated missile attacks on the West Asian nation. "We have taken note…