Italy allows docking of ship with migrants, ends standoff with Malta

By Steve Scherer ROME, Aug 20 : Italy will let its coast guard ship carrying 177 migrants it rescued on the high seas five days ago dock in Sicily, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Monday, ending a standoff with Malta over where it should disembark. The European Commission also said it was working on […]

Shots fired at U.S. embassy in Turkish capital, no casualties

By Ece Toksabay and Tulay Karadeniz ANKARA, Aug 20 : The U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara came under brief gunfire early on Monday but nobody was hurt in the incident, which coincides with increased tensions between the two NATO allies over the trial of a U.S. pastor in Turkey. Authorities later detained one […]

Joy, disbelief as Korean families separated by war meet after 65 years

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, Aug 20 : About 90 families from North and South Korea wept and embraced on Monday as the neighbours held their first reunion events in three years for relatives wrenched apart by the Korean War for more than six decades. The brief reunions are set to total just 11 hours over […]

Huge explosives haul in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Aug 20 : A huge cache of explosives suspected to be meant for Maoist guerrillas was recovered from Jharkhand’s Pakur district on Monday, police said. Pakur Superintendent of Police (SP) Shailendra Kumar raided Sharpur village after a tip-off and recovered the explosives from a house. According to the SP, 10,000 gelatin sticks, 10,000 detonators […]

Thousands of Shiva devotees throng UP temples

Lucknow, Aug 20 : Hundreds of thousands of Shiva devotees thronged temples across Uttar Pradesh on the final Monday of the Hindu holy month of Shravan as police kept a close watch and assigned drones to check any untoward incidents. Long serpentine queues were seen at prominent Shiva temples amid tight security in the state […]

Thousands of Shiva devotees throng UP temples

Lucknow, Aug 20 : Hundreds of thousands of Shiva devotees thronged temples across Uttar Pradesh on the final Monday of the Hindu holy month of Shravan. Amid tight security, long serpentine queues were seen at prominent Shiva temples in the state capital, including the Mankameshwar temple on the banks of river Gomti. Similar scenes were […]