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A 19-year-old woman who tried to go to Syria to help Islamic State militants has been sentenced to four years in prison.
UN Security Council members arrived on Friday in Haiti for a three-day visit aimed in part at urging the government to hold long-delayed municipal and legislative elections.
The Islamic State (IS) group killed seven people on Friday, including two journalists, in the Muqdadiyah area north of Baghdad, their employers and officials said.
Iraq\'s premier expressed confidence on Friday that the country\'s struggling army is capable of retaking the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group.
Pope Francis is warning his new cardinals to keep the partying to a minimum - and keep their egos in check - when they are formally elevated at a Vatican ceremony next month.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the first group of about 100 US troops to head to the Middle East in the next few days to establish training sites for Syrian opposition fighters battling
Inspectors at US airports found a record 2,212 guns, most of them loaded, in travellers\' carry-on baggage in 2014, the Transportation Security Administration said on Friday.
Iran\'s foreign minister Javad Zarif said on Friday that a vote in US Congress for more sanctions against his country will kill a likely nuclear deal with the West.
Sierra Leone lifted quarantine measures imposed at the height of the Ebola epidemic on Friday, as the World Health Organization warned the crisis was still \"extremely alarming\" despite a drop in new
A Dutch team is to return to the MH17 crash site in war-torn Ukraine to collect more remains of the 298 people killed when the Malaysia Airlines Boeing crashed in July, officials said on Friday.
Saudi King Abdullah, A Gradual Modernizer  (24 January 06:49 am) 
In a kingdom where ultra-conservative Muslim clerics long have held a lock on all aspects of society, King Abdullah\'s incremental reforms echoed mightily.
The Congress on Friday asked the BJP-led government to be \"transparent\" while signing any agreement with the US, and said they (BJP) were now doing something which they had opposed earlier.
Halting the spread of Ebola in West Africa will depend on mobilising funds and aid workers before the rainy season hits in April-May, otherwise it could up to take a year, the World Health
The video of two Japanese hostages being held by the Islamic State group seems, like past IS videos, taken in an arid, desert setting. But suspicions are emerging that the message was not prepared
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, on Friday warned the West against trying to topple President Vladimir Putin and said that Russians are
5 Ebola Cases Left in Liberia: Government  (24 January 07:00 am) 
Liberia, once the epicentre of West Africa\'s deadly Ebola epidemic, has just five remaining confirmed cases of the disease, a senior health official said on Friday, highlighting the country\'s success
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday named two candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir, scheduled to be held on February 7.
An indignant letter from a British aristocrat who survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 has sold for $11,875, an auction house in New England said Friday.
A Syrian air strike killed more than 40 people in a rebel-held area near Damascus on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group and opposition activists said.
A stunning new discovery in India could in future lead to the development of a new vaccine against malaria.
Sonia and Rahul Gandhi will be part of a Congress delegation which will call on US President Barack Obama on January 26.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has countered comments made by some BJP leaders asking Hindu women to have more children, saying once child like a tiger would be enough.
Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals grabbed the spotlight for the wrong reasons in the last 18 months when the Supreme Court heard the case of corruption in IPL 2013.
In an emotional speech on the horrors inflicted by extremist groups, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday told an audience in Davos that in the fight against \"terror\", there was \"no room for
Australia\'s Steve Smith became the first batsman to record a hundred on captaincy debut in Tests and ODIs.