• Afghan: 9 militants killed
  • Bihar: 55 students fall ill
  • Shanghai: Tiger kills feeder
  • Republic of Congo: 18 killed
  • New Zealand Earthquake
  • Al-Qaida militants kill 100
  • Iraq council attacked
  • 21 killed in Philippine
  • Baghdad blasts: 13 killed
  • Mexico: 10 bodies found

Setting up special court to try Musharraf challenged  

17 Dec, 2013  

An appeal was submitted Tuesday in the Islamabad High Court in Pakistan against the formation of a special court to try former president Pervez Musharraf for treason.


Merkel re-elected German chancellor for third term  (17 Dec, 2013)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was re-elected for a third term with a vote in the lower house of parliament Tuesday. Her coalition government will now be sworn into office to rule Europe's biggest economy for the next four years.

Two New Zealand women jailed for killing Indian-origin man  (17 Dec, 2013)

Two women in the New Zealand have been jailed for eight years and eight months each for killing an Indian man after luring him with promises of sex.

Thai caretaker PM refuses to step down  (17 Dec, 2013)

Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday reiterated that she would not resign as demanded by anti-government protestors.

Chinese man compensated of wrongful detention  (17 Dec, 2013)

A Chinese man who was wrongly detained and jailed for more than 12 years for rape and murder of a teenaged girl will receive 980,000 yuan ($161,000) in compensation, a court in China announced on Tuesday.

US eyes Russia's tactical missiles  (17 Dec, 2013)

The US has voiced concerns to Russia over missile deployment near its western region and urged Russia not to take destabilizing steps, a State Department spokesperson said on Monday.

67 killed in violent attacks in Iraq  (17 Dec, 2013)

At least 67 people were killed and 138 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq Monday, including a massive attack on Shiite pilgrims in the national capital Baghdad, police said.

Indian Americans hail election results  (17 Dec, 2013)

Indian American groups have taken keen interest in the recent Indian state elections with a large number of them seeing the defeat of the Congress as a chance to root out the endemic corruption in the country and restore good governance.

Shahbaz visit must revive India-Pak peace: daily  (17 Dec, 2013)

The visit of Shahbaz Sharif, the chief minister of Pakistan's Punjab province, to Indian Punjab earlier this month will be meaningful only if it helps in the active revival of the peace process between India and Pakistan, a leading Pakistani daily said on Tuesday.