At least 61 people were killed and over 70 others injured in northern Indian state of Punjab after a train ran into a crowd watching festivities of a Hindu festival on the railway tracks, according to Xinhua ...

India: Dozens feared dead after train runs over people

19.10.2018 [21:18]
Dozens of people are feared dead and several injured after a train ran over people in the Indian state of Punjab on Friday evening, according to police and local media, Anadolu Agency reported ...

China to launch ‘artificial moon’ to illuminate city streets

19.10.2018 [20:27]
China is planning to launch its own ‘artificial moon’ by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas, state media reported on Friday, according to AFP ...

Quadrilateral summit on Syria to be held in Istanbul

19.10.2018 [17:39]
A quadrilateral summit on Syria between Turkey, Russia, Germany and France will be held in Istanbul on Oct. 27, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Friday, Anadolu Agency reported ...

This card-sized smartphone may be world's thinnest and lightest ever made

19.10.2018 [12:59]
While Apple, Google and other major handset makers are packing smartphones with ever more bells and whistles, a Japanese company is releasing a phone that latches onto another trend: the rise of the smaller, simpler smartphone ...

World population set to grow another 2.2 billion by 2050: UN survey

18.10.2018 [21:30]
The world’s population is set to grow by 2.2 billion between now and 2050, the UN said, and more than half of that growth - 1.3 billion - is likely to be in sub-Saharan Africa, where women’s rights are hampered by limited access to healthcare and education ...

Japanese ships on Indo-Pacific mission stop in Singapore

18.10.2018 [20:45]
Two Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ships are in Singapore — where a major meeting of defense ministers is underway — as the last stop of a two-month deployment through the Indo-Pacific region, Kyodo news agency reported ...

Death toll from Crimea college attack climbs to 21

18.10.2018 [15:19]
The death toll from an explosion and shooting at a college in the Crimean city of Kerch has reached 21, according to TASS. "A girl has died. The death toll has thus climbed to 21," the source said. ...

Senior PKK terrorist killed in southeast Turkey

18.10.2018 [12:40]
A senior terrorist of the PKK was killed on Wednesday in an operation carried out by security forces in southeastern Turkey, Anadolu Agency reported. ...

SoftBank robot Pepper testifies before British Parliament

18.10.2018 [10:16]
SoftBank Group Corp.`s “Pepper” humanoid robot testified on Tuesday at the Education Committee of Britain’s House of Commons, according to the www.japantimes.co.jp. It was the first time in the long history of the British Parliament ...

Saudi, Turkish officials arrive at consul's residence

17.10.2018 [21:29]
Eleven Saudi officials on Wednesday arrived at the Saudi consul general's residence in Istanbul for investigation on the missing Saudi journalist, according to Anadolu Agency ...

Military plane crash kills 2 pilots in Ukraine

17.10.2018 [16:21]
Two pilots were killed Tuesday when a military plane crashed in Ukraine during an exercise, according to the General Staff, Anadolu Agency reports. The Su-27 air force fighter jet crashed during a training as part of ongoing NATO ...

Ten people killed in Crimean college blast

17.10.2018 [15:39]
Ten people were reported to have been killed in an explosion that rocked a technical college in Kerch, in the east of Crimea, TASS reports. "According to preliminary data, 10 people have died," a spokesperson said ...

President Erdogan, US’ Pompeo meet in Ankara

17.10.2018 [13:28]
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday met the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the capital Ankara, Anadolu Agency reports. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, head of National Intelligence Service (MIT) Hakan Fidan and Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim ...

Armenia’s PM Pashinyan announces his resignation live on Public television

17.10.2018 [10:56]
Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has stepped down, TASS reports. "I am stepping down. I wish everyone success at elections. We guarantee fair elections," he told Armenia’s Public Television ...

Over 30 Afghan policemen suffer casualties in Samangan clash

17.10.2018 [10:48]
More than 30 Afghan policemen have been killed and wounded in a Taliban attack in northern Samangan province, according to Pajhwok Afghan News. An official, wishing anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants stormed security check-posts in the Zerki area of Dara-i- ...

About 80 weapons detained on Belarus border with Ukraine in 2018

16.10.2018 [21:26]
Belarusian border guards have seized about 80 weapons and 1,200 units of ammunition on the border with Ukraine since the start of 2018, Chairman of Belarus' State Border Committee Anatoly Lappo told the media on 16 October, BelTA has learned. ...

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies from cancer aged 65

16.10.2018 [20:47]
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died from cancer aged 65, his Vulcan Inc. company said in a statement on Monday, according to TASS. "It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Paul Allen, our founder and noted technologist, philanthropist ...

China launches twin BeiDou-3 satellites

15.10.2018 [23:29]
China sent twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province Monday, Xinhua reported. The satellites entered their planned orbit after flying more than three hours, and will work with ...