New York, July 28 : Showing strong revenue and profit growth, social networking giant Facebook has added 60 million monthly users in the second quarter of 2016 to reach 1.71 billion users while scoring $6.44 billion in revenue -- blowing the earlier estimates of $6.02 billion.
Kabul, July 28 : At least 18 militants were killed and 17 others injured when security forces raided Taliban positions in Afghanistan's Dasht-e-Archi district, an official said on Thursday.
Washington, July 28 : Jupiter's Great Red Spot with its swirl of reddish hues may be the mysterious heat source behind the planet's surprisingly high upper atmospheric temperatures, new NASA-funded research suggests.
New Delhi, July 28 : Cloud computing is the future and unleasing its power on your smartphone is the next big thing. San Francisco-based device maker Nextbit has made a quick switch with its flagship "Cloud first" Android device Robin in India.
Tokyo, July 28 : A Hawaiian Airlines plane with 248 people on board made an emergency landing at Tokyo's Narita International Airport on Wednesday night, the airline announced on Thursday.
Washington, July 28 : Endorsing Hillary Clinton, US President Barack Obama on Thursday aid while addressing at the Democratic National Convention at Philadelphia that he is optimistic about the future of the nation.
Tokyo, July 28 : Authorities in Japan's Hiroshima city on Thursday urged the creators of the highly popular augemented reality game Pokemon Go's creators to keep its virtual monsters out of memorials to victims of the atomic bomb.
Islamabad/Jakarta, July 28 : Pakistan national Zulfiqar Ali, who is facing imminent execution in Indonesia after being convicted of drug-related charges in a controversial trial, has seeked help from the government to delay his sentence, a media report said on Thursday.
Hanoi, July 28 : Vietnam's parliament on Thursday adopted the appointment of cabinet members for the 2016-2021 tenure proposed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Philadelphia, July 28 : US President Barack Obama on Wednesday night made a fervent appeal for Hillary Clinton, casting the Democratic nominee as a custodian of his legacy while rejecting Republicans' message as fostering anger and hate.
Washington, July 28 : Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a live TV press conference asked a female reporter to "be quiet" following a heated discussion.
Seoul, July 28 : Riding on the strong sales of its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones, Samsung Electronics on Thursday declared 8.14 trillion won ($7billion) year on-year operating profit - 18 per cent - in the second quarter results.
New York, July 28 : With a strong revenue and profit growth, social networking giant Facebook has added 60 million monthly users in the second quarter of 2016 to reach 1.71 billion users while scoring $6.44 billion in revenue - blowing the earlier estimates of $6.02 billion.
Philadelphia, July 28 : "There has never been a man or a woman, not me, not Bill (Clinton), more qualified to be president", declared US President Barack Obama while endorsing Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination on Wednesday night.
July 28 : Authorities on Thursday continued curfew only in three south Kashmir districts of Anantnag, Kulgam and Pulwama.
Ankara, July 28 : Turkey has formally discharged over 1,700 officers from the military and dozens of media organisations were shut down following the recent failed attempted coup.
Philadelphia, July 28 : Virginia Senator Tim Kaine on Wednesday night officially accepted the Vice Presidential nomination on the second day of the ongoing Democratic National Convention (DNC).
Washington, July 28 : Republican Party's presidential nominee Donald Trump has said that he was "being sarcastic" when he suggested that Russia should find Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton's missing emails.
New York, July 28 : To bring an end to the Boko Haram threat in the Lake Chad Basin region, affected countries must address the root causes that contributed to the emergence of the group, including the social, economic and political grievances of marginalized communities, the top United Nations political affairs official said on Wednesday.
New York, July 28 : Following a week-long visit to southern Africa, the United Nations deputy humanitarian chief has called for increased efforts to help mitigate the impact of the La Niña weather phenomenon occurring towards the end of the year.
New York, July 28 : In conflicts, the United Nations is commonly associated with peacekeeping and UN 'blue helmets,' but increasingly the international community's focus is on "peacebuilding" - the idea of supporting a country throughout all stages of a conflict, including post-conflict recovery and socio-economic development, and on preventing the outbreak of fighting.
New York, July 28 : In a telephone call with the Turkish Foreign Minister on Wednesday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sought an update on current investigations and measures to hold those responsible for the attempted coup to account, and reiterated his expectation that Turkey adhere to its international human rights obligations.
Philadelphia, July 28 : US Vice President Joe Biden in a speech at the ongoing Democratic National Convention (DNC) warned over electing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying the real estate mogul has "no clue" about the needs and struggles of the middle class.
Los Angeles, July 28 : TV personality Louise Thompson is dating her personal trainer.
Beijing, July 28 : Chinese stocks opened lower on Thursday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.38 per cent to open at 2,980.5 points.
Tokyo, July 28 : Tokyo shares opened lower on Thursday as the US Federal Reserve maintained interest rates unchanged, leaving open the possibility of rate hike later this year, while market sentiment was weighed by yen's appreciation.
Beijing, July 28 : The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, strengthened 74 basis points to 6.6597 against the US dollar on Thursday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.
Rome, July 28 : Italian President Sergio Mattarella said that his country should not enter the age of anxiety, after the latest spate of terrorist attacks in Europe.
New York, July 28 : US stocks closed mixed as Wall Street digested the US Federal Reserve's statement released on Wednesday.
United Nations, July 28 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his concern over Turkey situation but said that he trusts the government and people of Turkey will transform this moment of uncertainty into a moment of unity.
Los Angeles, July 28 : Model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner has slammed haters who criticised her for going braless in public.
New York, July 28 : Oil prices dropped on Wednesday as government data showed US crude stockpiles gained unexpectedly, deepening market concerns on oversupply.
Los Angeles, July 28 : Actress Blake Lively thinks it would be fun to bring back the hit American TV show "Gossip Girl".
Rabat, July 28 : Fifty-two people suspected of having links with the Islamic State (IS) have been arrested in a nationwide operation in Morocco, the country's Interior Ministry said.
London, July 28 : Previously-unheard music by the late English guitarist and singer-songwriter George Harrison is set to be released.
New York, July 28 : The US dollar traded mixed against other major currencies on Wednesday as investors were digesting the newly-released Federal Reserve statement after its two-day policy meeting.
London, July 27 : Russian president Vladimir Putin has declared that his country's track and field athletes are victims of 'discrimination', insisting that they will not accept the campaign to project the embattled country in bad light.
Dubai, July 27 : Sri Lanka spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan will become the first player from his nation to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this year.
Los Angeles, July 28 : Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian has said she is not a fan of US Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Washington, July 28 : US Federal Reserve on Wednesday kept federal funds rate unchanged, reiterating that it continues to closely monitor inflation indicators and global economic and financial developments.
Berlin, July 27 : An explosion took off near an office for migration in the town of Zirndorf close to Nuremberg in Germany on Wednesday, media reports said.
New York, July 27 : Expressing serious concern over the proposed penal code amendment that would criminalize abortions, United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urged the Dominican Republic's President and legislators to protect women's rights to sexual and reproductive health in the Caribbean country.
New York, July 27 : The threat of terrorism has expanded and become increasingly decentralized and diffuse throughout the past 10 years, the top United Nations anti-crime official said on Wednesday, calling for greater efforts to tackle links between crime and terrorism and for increased advocacy among youth.
New York, July 27 : Voicing concern over the amended Child Labour Bill in India which could legitimize family work and further disadvantage children from poor families, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has urged the removal of certain provisions and establishing a robust monitoring mechanism with a thorough list of hazardous occupations for a stronger child protection framework.
New York, July 27 : Extremely concerned by reports of rising tensions in Yemen's Taizz governorate, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the crisis-gripped country has called for a "humanitarian pause" to protect civilians.
New York, July 27 : "Wash my hands before eating and nursing the baby, wash my hands after relieving myself, use Aquatabs to purify the water..." and so, Sherline Deus lists the steps she must take to protect herself and her children from cholera in the town of Grand Bois, located in in north-eastern Haiti, near the country's border with the Dominican Republic.
New York, July 27 : The United Nations and its partners are rushing to ramp up support for South Sudan's fight to contain a cholera outbreak through measures, including an oral vaccination campaign to reach over 14,000 people and the creation of treatment and rehydration centres.
New York, July 27 : The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday expressed alarm at reports that up to 14 people face imminent execution in Indonesia, most of them for drug-related offences, calling on the authorities of "the most prolific executioner" in Southeast Asia to immediately reinstate a moratorium on the death penalty.
Washington, July 27 : US President Barack Obama has said there was a possibility of Republican Party nominee Donald Trump becoming his successor and warned that the real-estate magnate lacks a basic knowledge of the world and "doesn't seem to have an interest in learning".
Rome, July 27 : British Prime Minister Theresa May, visiting key European capitals, held talks with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi over Brexit here on Wednesday.
Rome, July 27 : The conflicts afflicting the world are about wealth, power and control of natural resources, not religion, Pope Francis said on Wednesday.
Washington, July 27 : John W. Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, will be released from a government psychiatric hospital over 35 years after the assassination attempt, a US federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
Kathmandu, July 27 : The Nepal government on Wednesday decided to allocate 750 million Nepalese rupees (approx. Rs 468.73 mn) to address the current havoc created by floods and landslides across the country.
Dhaka, July 27 : One of the nine suspected militants killed in a raid on a hideout in Daka's Kalyanpur area has been identified as a US passport holder and a student of the city's North South University.
Dubai, July 27 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced that Sri Lankan leg-spin legend Muttiah Muralidaran, Karen Rolton, Arthur Morris and Englishman George Lohmann will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this year.
Berlin, July 27 : A suitcase exploded near a reception centre for refugees in Zirndorf, a city near Nuremberg in southern Germany, local media reported on Wednesday.
Rome, July 27 : A man shot dead his 33-year-old son during an argument near the southern Italian port city of Brindisi, police said on Wednesday.
Rome, July 27 : Italian authorities have deported on national security grounds a radical Moroccan cleric who called one of his daughters Jihad.
Rome, July 27 : There were some 3,000 suspected jihadist money transfers from January to June -- the same number as in the whole of last year, the head of Italy's tax police told lawmakers on Wednesday.
Rome, July 27 : Police in northwest Italy on Wednesday arrested two Moroccans accused of recruiting on social media for the Islamic State and of proselytizing for the jihadist group.