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IS leader al-Baghdadi's aide killed
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Mosul: A top military aide to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the al-Hadath TV channel reported on Thursday.A crack team of former Baathist soldiers shot dead Wisan Kanan, one of the militant group's top commanders in Mosul, the channel said."A special force of the Free Officers Movement gunned down Wisan Kanan,"...
Somalia-based piracy contained: Parrikar   
New Delhi: Somalia-based piracy, which reached its peak in 2010-11, has been contained as a result of international naval efforts and other measures even as the threat continues in Gulf of Aden, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said. In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Parrikar said there has been no incident of piracy in the Eastern Arabian Sea since March 2012. He said India has been...
Vatican urges dialogue with Islam   23 April, 2015
Vatican City: Dialogue is needed with Islam "now more than ever", the Vatican said on Wednesday, stressing that most Muslims abhor violent acts perpetrated in the name of religion."Recent events have caused many to ask if there is still room for dialogue with Muslims," the Vatican's interfaith dialogue body said in a statement."The answer is yes - now more than...
Pakistan reiterates support to Saudi Arabia   24 April, 2015
Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has once again assured the Saudi Arabian leadership of support in the prevailing crisis situation in Yemen, the foreign ministry said on Friday.Sharif, along with his Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif, during their visit to Saudi Arabia on Thursday expressed deep concern regarding increasing threats to regional peace and stability in the Middle East...
Al Qaeda's Indian branch leader killed by US   24 April, 2015
Washington: Ahmed Farouq, an American who died in a US counterterrorism airstrike in January, was the deputy emir of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, or AQIS, a new branch of the terror group, according to a media report.Two Al Qaeda hostages, Warren Weinstein of the US and Giovanni Lo Porto from Italy, were killed in the same strike, according to CNN.That branch of Al Qaeda made its presence...
Family rejects Kejriwal's apology, seeks CBI probe   24 April, 2015
Fast steps needed to mitigate climate change: Obama   23 April, 2015
Four men arrested for xenophobic killing   22 April, 2015
Mumbai plotter Headley joined LeT 'full time' after 9/11   22 April, 2015
Six charged with planning to join IS   21 April, 2015
India to host Afghan President Ashraf Ghani   24 April, 2015
Accidental killing of hostages: Obama takes responsibiliy   24 April, 2015
We need to think on how to develop villages: Modi   24 April, 2015
'Making speech and not calling off rally a 'mistake''   24 April, 2015
A first in 45 years: RS passes private member's bill   24 April, 2015
Kejriwal's apology not enough: Parties   24 April, 2015
Rahul pays respect to flood victims at Kedarnath   24 April, 2015
End 'sarpanch-pati' culture in panchayats: PM   24 April, 2015
Rahul wants net neutrality discussed in LS   22 April, 2015
Cabinet approves amendment to juvenile justice bill   23 April, 2015
Lok Sabha adjourned over farmer's suicide   23 April, 2015
Technology is 'golden key' for planetary sustainability   23 April, 2015
Farmer's suicide at rally triggers blame game   23 April, 2015
Modi govt eyes land for 'super rich': Kejriwal   22 April, 2015
Congress workers protest at Kejriwal's home   23 April, 2015
Americans threatened more by IS than Russia, Iran   23 April, 2015
Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen again   23 April, 2015
'Modi government eyes land for super rich'   22 April, 2015
Power play.   18 April, 2015
12 Indian pilgrims killed in bus accident   22 April, 2015
Shooting Greenpeace   18 April, 2015
Rahul bats in parliament for net neutrality   22 April, 2015
Abandon political strings on aid, Xi tells rich countries   22 April, 2015
Back with a pang   18 April, 2015
IS leader al-Baghdadi critically wounded?   22 April, 2015
Ethiopians mourn citizens killed by IS terrorists   22 April, 2015
Saudis end air campaign against Houthis   22 April, 2015
Saudi tightens security amid terror threats   20 April, 2015
Probe begins on 'harassment' claims for 'anti-Modi' posts   22 April, 2015
Net neutrality: Rahul seeks suspension of question hour   22 April, 2015
'Pakistan stood by us when China stood isolated'   21 April, 2015
Narcotics worth Rs 600 cr seized from Pak boat   21 April, 2015
Iran urges world to stop Saudi-led attacks   21 April, 2015
Pak SC urged to revoke orders on military courts   21 April, 2015
N-deal to benefit all: President Rouhani   21 April, 2015
Two Rajdhani trains catch fire at New Delhi yard   21 April, 2015
Ex-president Morsi jailed for 20 years   21 April, 2015
Verdict date in Salman's case tomorrow   20 April, 2015
AAP leaders Bhushan, Yadav expelled from party   21 April, 2015
Pakistan PM to visit Saudi on April 23   21 April, 2015
Former chief minister J.B. Patnaik dead   21 April, 2015
Suit-boot government has failed the country: Rahul   21 April, 2015
Bhushan slams leaders, questions disciplinary action   20 April, 2015
For our eyes only   18 April, 2015
Bug bite   18 April, 2015
'Nehru should be stripped of Bharat Ratna'   20 April, 2015
Jet's set   18 April, 2015
'My speech was good, but got no response'   20 April, 2015
Modi's next 'Mann ki Baat' on April 26   20 April, 2015
Yechury vows to strengthen CPI(M)   19 April, 2015
Australia: 5 held for alleged terror plot   18 April, 2015
Over 25,000 flee military operations in Iraq   18 April, 2015
Kisan rally not comeback platform for Rahul: Congress   17 April, 2015
Look forward to a productive parliament session: Modi   20 April, 2015
Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi over land bill   20 April, 2015
Chinese president arrives in Islamabad   20 April, 2015
Ex-Chechen policeman among 2 charged for Nemtsov killing   09 March, 2015
'India being watched for its contribution'   20 April, 2015
Land ordinance tabled in Lok Sabha   20 April, 2015
Decision to ban documentary has backfired: US group   07 March, 2015
700 migrants believed drowned off Sicily coast   20 April, 2015
Wickremesinghe justifies shooting of Indian fishermen   07 March, 2015
Militants kill five in attack on restaurant in Mali capital   07 March, 2015
Lok Sabha disrupted over Giriraj Singh's remark   20 April, 2015
IS video shows killing of Ethiopian Christians   20 April, 2015
Rahul to meet farmers tomorrow   17 April, 2015
SC to hear Manmohan Singh's plea on April 1   27 March, 2015
Airlines introduce two-person cockpit rule after Alps crash   27 March, 2015
Co-pilot deliberately crashed plane: Officials   26 March, 2015
CBI files closure report in case against Tytler   25 March, 2015
Air strikes kill militants allied with Pak Taliban   25 March, 2015
'DD, AIR archives should be made available'   25 March, 2015
Iran condemns Saudi strikes in Yemen   26 March, 2015
Pilot locked out of cockpit before Germanwings crash: Report   26 March, 2015
Saudi Arabia launches strike in Yemen   26 March, 2015
MP Governor's son found dead   25 March, 2015
Yemen prez flees home as rebels advance   25 March, 2015
IS claims responsibility for Libya bomb attacks   25 March, 2015
Naval plane crash: One rescued, two missing   25 March, 2015
Curiosity rover detects life-supporting nitrogen on Mars   25 March, 2015
'Sending V.K. Singh to Pakistan Day 'calibrated decision''   25 March, 2015
Order bringing AGI's office under RTI stayed   25 March, 2015
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