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Istanbul nightclub attack: 35 killed as assailant dressed as Santa Claus opens

In a tragic incident, an attacker said to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations Saturday, killing at least 35 people and wounding 40 others.


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Could have beaten Trump for a third term, says Obama, 'no way' responds Trump

Washington: President Obama expressed confidence that, if he had run for a third term, he would have defeated Donald J. Trump, during an interview with David Axelrod, his friend and former adviser.


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Russian military plane with 90 onboard 'disappears from radar': Report

A Russian defence force Tu-154 aircraft has disappeared from radar, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported on Sunday.


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Amid NY probe, Donald Trump says will dissolve his foundation

Washington: United States' President-elect Donald Trump has said he "intends to dissolve" the Donald J. Trump Foundation "to avoid even the appearance of any conflict" with his role as president.


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Trump ally, Carl Paladino, comes under fire for racially offensive comments

Washington: Carl Paladino, a western New York builder, one-time Republican candidate for governor of New York and political ally of President-elect Donald J. Trump, caused huge outrage on Friday after making racially offensive comments about President Obama and the first lady, who Paladino said should be "let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe."


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Donald Trump tweets US should 'expand its nuclear capability'

Washington: President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Thursday that the United States should greatly "expand its nuclear capability," which seemed to indicate an end to years of efforts by presidents of both parties to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in American defenses and strategy.


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Did Donald Trump suggest Berlin attack affirms his plan to bar Muslims?

Washington: America's President-elect Donald J. Trump appeared to suggest on Wednesday that the horrifying truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin validated his proposal during the presidential campaign to bar Muslims from entering the United States.


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Donald Trump blasts China, tweets 'We don't want drone they stole - let them

Washington: President-elect Donald Trump has said the US should let China keep the US Navy's unmanned underwater glider that it seized in the South China Sea.


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Russia election hacks update: Putin tells Obama to 'show some proof or shut up'

In latest Russia election hacks update, Putin seems to have had enough of the relentless barrage of US accusations that he, personally, "hacked the US presidential election."


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Saddam Hussein should have been left to run Iraq, says former CIA officer

Washington: We all know that US President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump both believe the United States never should have invaded Iraq in 2003 (or, at least, Trump claims he now does). The war in Iraq and its chaotic aftermath in many ways led to the present situation in the Middle East; it triggered a sectarian unraveling that now looms over both Iraq and Syria and haunts the minds of an Obama administration wary of further


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Putin turned Russia election hacks in Trump's favor, U.S. intelligence

Did President Vladimir Putin turn Russia election hacks in Donald Trump's favor? Putin was personally involved in covert efforts to interfere with the U.S. presidential election to try to show corruption in American politics and create an image other countries could no longer depend on the U.S. as a world leader, three senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News Wednesday.


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Trump aide Kellyanne Conway declines White House press secretary post

Kellyanne Conway, former campaign manager for President-elect Donald Trump, said Monday she has "politely declined" an offer to be Trump's White House press secretary.


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Trump cabinet update: President-elect to reveal Secretary of State choice

Late Monday, President-elect Donald Trump said he would announce his choice for secretary of state on Tuesday. The appointment will largely set the direction that the Trump administration will take.


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Istanbul twin explosions: 38 Killed, scores injured outside soccer stadium

The death toll from the twin bombings in Istanbul has risen to 38. Turkey declared Sunday a day of national mourning after Saturday night's blasts near the home stadium of soccer giants Besiktas, Agence France-Presse reported.


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Pakistan plane crash in Abbottabad: All 48 passengers aboard PK-661 killed

A Pakistani plane carrying 48 people crashed Wednesday in the country's mountainous north and burst into flames killing everyone on board, authorities said.


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Syria refugee crisis: Canada vows to support Lebanon

In a noble gesture, Canada on Tuesday announced that it would take measures in order to decrease the pressure on Lebanon caused by the huge refugee crisis in Syria.


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Germany's Angela Merkel seeks to ban burqas

Germany may become the next European country to ban burqas and the veils as German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she wants to ban "full-face veils."


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Ghost Ship fire: Oakland warehouse manager apologizes for devastation

The manager of the Oakland, Calif., warehouse that burnt down claiming 36 lives has apologized for the devastation.


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Trump wants to cancel new Air Force One over 'out of control' costs

US President-elect Donald Trump has said that the time has come for the government to cancel its multibillion-dollar order for new Air Force One presidential planes.


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Final Election Result 2016: Florida voters say Hillary won from state; seek

A lawsuit was filed by a group of voters in Florida on Monday demanding a statewide hand recount of the ballots.


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Imran Khan: I might be 'third time lucky' in marriage

Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan has said he may get "third time lucky" in marriage even though he does not have a good track record in this respect.


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Obama says Trump will soon face sobering reality check

Washington: President Barack Obama cautioned Donald Trump Monday about his upcoming presidency, saying his Republican successor faces a reality check if he tries to enact his most controversial campaign promises.


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An emotional Hillary Clinton addresses stunned staff and nation in defeat

Hillary Clinton saw the bitter end of her campaign Wednesday, conceding the presidency to a man she had called unfit for the office and a threat to the fabric of the country.


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World reacts as Donald Trump becomes new US President

The nail-biting US presidential election extended into early Wednesday, as the rest of the world contemplated the reality of President Donald Trump in the White House.


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Magnitude 5.0 earthquake jolts Oklahoma

An earthquake shook the state of Oklahoma Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the earthquake struck at 7:44 p.m. CST, with its epicenter located one mile west of Cushing, about 50 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.


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Trump: Clinton presidency will grind US government to a halt

Washington: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has claimed that the "scandals and controversies" hanging over Hillary Clinton's bid to presidency will continue through her tenure and warned that the "unprecedented" crisis erupting from the situation would grind the US government to a halt.


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US Presidential polls: Hillary Clinton is open to having Michelle Obama in

Washington: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said she is open to having First Lady Michelle Obama in her Cabinet if she wins the November 8 elections.


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At least 60 killed in terror attack on Pak police academy in Quetta

Karachi: More than 60 cadets besides three militants died while 118 got injured in an overnight attack on a police training academy in Pakistan's restive Quetta city which makes it one of the deadliest strikes in the country this year.


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Trump sends legal notice to NYT over 'defamatory' story

Washington: Donald Trump has sent a legal notice to The New York Times demanding that it retract a 'reckless' and 'defamatory' story in which two women claimed the Republican presidential nominee touched them inappropriately.


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Who won the second presidential debate as Trump launches scathing attack on

Washington: Confronted with his own obscene remarks about groping women, Donald Trump tried to defend himself by launching a scathing attack against Hillary Clinton and her husband. The Republican nominee denied ever sexually assaulting women and took aim at ex-President Bill Clinton in a bitter US presidential debate.


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