International News Headlines

Bangladesh considering lowering marriage age of girls

Dhaka , Oct 2

The Bangladesh government is considering lowering the age of marriage to 16 years for girls.

10,000 Iraqis killed this year in IS offensive

Geneva , Oct 2

At least 9,347 Iraqi civilians have been killed and 17,386 others injured during the first nine months of this year in the offensive by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation in Iraq, the UN announced Thursday.

Specific network exists in brain for using tools

London , Oct 2

Scientists in Munich, while examining the parts of the brain that are responsible for planning and executing complex actions, have discovered that there is a specific network for using tools and utensils.

National Assembly speaker dismisses Shraif's disqualification reference

Islamabad , Oct 2

Pakistani National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq has dismissed a reference pertaining to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's disqualification.

Four killed, 10 injured in Afghan explosion

Kabul , Oct 2

At least four people were killed and ten injured Thursday in an explosion which targeted an Afghan army bus in south-western Kabul.

Search resumes for victims of Japan volcano eruption

Tokyo , Oct 2

Rescue teams Thursday resumed the search for victims of the eruption of Mount Ontake volcano in the Nagano region in central Japan, amid uncertainty over the fate of an undetermined number of missing hikers.

Newly discovered deviant ant species!

Washington , Oct 2

People often say that what you are looking for is usually right in front of your face. Researchers from the George Washington University in the US faced the same predicament when they discovered an ant species, Cephalotes specularis, hiding in plain sight.

Hong Kong government calls for immediate end to protests

Hong Kong , Oct 2

The Hong Kong government issued a statement Thursday urging an end to the Occupy Central protests.

US-led coalition again pounds IS strongholds in Syria

Beirut , Oct 2

Aircraft of the US-led international coalition again pounded positions of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation near the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani where heavy fighting continued on the outskirts between the radicals and Kurdish fighters, activists reported Thursday.

Air-dropped Iraqi leaflets warn of attack on Mosul city

Mosul (Iraq) , Oct 2

Warning of an impending attack, Iraqi military aircraft Thursday dropped thousands of leaflets on the northern city of Mosul urging residents to avoid strongholds and barracks of the Islamic State (IS) jihadi group, local officials said.