Damascus, July 5 : The Islamic State (IS) militants released has a video footage, purporting to show the execution of as many as 25 government forces in the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria, according to a monitor group.
Sao Paulo, July 5 : Whistle-blower Web site WikiLeaks has published the names of more than 29 members of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's administration who were spied on by the US National Security Agency at the start of her first term in office, which began in January 2011.
Moscow, July 5 : Russian President Vladimir Putin called for talks on an equal footing between Moscow and Washington, while congratulating Barack Obama, on the occasion of American Independence Day, the Kremlin has announced.
New York, July 4 : Cooperatives will play an "invaluable role" in the international community's roll-out of a sustainable development goals, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who today marked the International Day of Cooperatives with an appeal for all to recommit to the business model, which could help make the vision of a sustainable future a reality for everyone.
Cairo, July 4 : At least 36 militants were killed and tens of others injured in overnight military air raids that lasted until Saturday morning in Egypt's North Sinai province, a security source said.
Tunis, July 4 : Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi announced a state of emergency on Saturday, following last month's attack on a hotel in the North African country's Sousse city that left 38 foreign tourists dead, media reported.
New Delhi, July 4 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wished the people of America on the occasion of their Independence Day.
Athens, July 4 : Greece is set to vote in a referendum on Sunday to decide whether to accept the debt draft deal with international creditors to restart financial aid to the country, or to reject the lenders' programme that requires Greeks to accept further austerity measures and economic reforms.
Damascus, July 4 : Syrian forces killed 20 rebel fighters east of the capital Damascus on Saturday, media reports said.
New Delhi, July 4 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday extended his greetings to Algerian and Venezuelan counterparts on the eve of their countries' independence days.
New Delhi, July 4 : Israel on Saturday thanked India for not voting on an "anti-Israel bashing" UNHRC resolution, which sources said was a result of Tel Aviv's sustained talks with the Indian leadership over the past year.
Washington, July 4 : Noted Indian conservation biologist Kamal Bawa will be formally admitted to the prestigious Royal Society as a fellow on July 10 for his "pioneering contributions to understanding the population biology of tropical forest trees".
Damascus, July 4 : The Syrian army, backed by the Lebanese Hezbollah, tightened the siege on the rebels in the rebel-held city of Zabadani, close to the Lebanese border, the Syrian official TV said on Saturday.
Tehran, July 4 : Negotiators of Iran, European Union (EU) and the US on Saturday ended a marathon debate on wording the context of a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme, a media report said.
Sanaa, July 4 : The Saudi-led coalition forces continued airstrikes on military targets in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Saturday.
Singapore, July 4 : A two-day exhibition was put up at a gurdwara in Singapore on Saturday to display the artefacts belonging to a Sikh saint-soldier.
New York, July 4 : In a speedy response to Liberia's first confirmed cases of Ebola in more than three months, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has begun distributing emergency supplies in the affected communities including tents for isolating those under quarantine, hygiene kits and chlorine and buckets for handwashing stations.
New York, July 4 : Increasingly concerned by the continued deadly incidents in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, against Israelis and Palestinians, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov Friday called for an immediate end to the violence.
New York, July 4 : Children, some as young as four years old, are bearing the brunt of the prolonged instability and election-related violence in Burundi, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today, confirming reports of an additional three deaths of children over the last five days.
New York, July 4 : Ending the AIDS epidemic - in all places and all communities - is essential to realizing the vision of a life of dignity for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared Friday in Barbados at the Caribbean region launch of a major new United Nations report the calls for scaling up an inclusive, rights-based and stigma-free response to wipe out the deadly disease.
New York, July 4 : Condemning the destruction of archaeological treasures from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra as a "perverse...new attempt to break the bonds between people and their history," the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Friday called on the international community, including the art market, to join forces and stop the traffic in cultural property.
New York, July 4 : The United Nations refugee agency Friday welcomed proposals by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to set up a task force and trust fund to respond to the irregular movement of refugees and migrants in the region.
New York, July 4 : The United Nations is working to deliver humanitarian aid in war-torn Yemen despite widespread insecurity, port delays and severe restrictions on access, several of the Organization's agencies and partners confirmed Friday, citing efforts to provide everything from emergency shelters to food and other basic necessities to tens of thousands of people displaced by fighting and airstrikes.
London, July 4 : Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris announced his retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect on Saturday.
Los Angeles, July 4 : Actress Amanda Seyfried says that she "rarely" gives her best in films.
London, July 4 : Comparing the threat of climate change with that of nuclear war, a group of over 30 Nobel laureates have called upon the nations of the world to take decisive action to limit future global emissions.
Damascus, July 4 : The Syrian army and the Hezbollah group on Saturday unleashed a broad offensive against a rebel-held resort town northwest of capital Damascus and close to Lebanon's borders, media reports and a source familiar with the assault told Xinhua news agency.
London, Jul 4 : A UK family of 12 members who went missing on May 17 has joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and is now "safer than ever", according to a statement by ISIS on their behalf.
Washington DC, July 4 : Over 30 Nobel laureates recently assembled and appealed nations to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015 to take useful steps to limit future global emissions to protect the climate.
Damascus, July 4 : An explosion at a rebels' meeting in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib killed 31 of them, a monitor group reported on Saturday.
New York, July 4 : Paying bills can be fun, if you do it through Mastercard. You just need to click a selfie with your smartphone, blink once at your self-portrait and your bill is paid.
Mumbai, July 4 : Hansal Mehta, who is renowned for his ability to make engaging cinema from real life, is all set to make a Sanjay Gandhi biopic which will be an adaptation of Vinod Mehta's acclaimed book 'The Sanjay Story'.
New Delhi, 4 July : While we never get tired of the traditional way of draping a saree, the ethnic Indian attire has bloomed out to new silhouettes, cuts, and draping styles in recent times.
Los Angeles, July 4 : Singer Chris Brown has stopped paying USD 10,000 per month in child support after he was denied visitation with daughter Royalty.
Los Angeles, July 4 : Contrary to circulating rumours, actor Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves's marriage is not "on the rocks."
New York, July 4 : If your boyfriend/girlfriend is ignoring your calls and messages out of a sudden then it is nothing but "ghosting" or a silent indication for ending a relationship.
Melbourne, Jul 4 : As per a new study, modern mums are anxious and stressed about babies.
Washington DC, July 4 : Jim Carrey, whose good deed took a wrong turn, has recently apologised for posting the photo of an autistic boy without permission in his anti-vaccination Twitter rant.
London, July 4 : Philippines Police have filed murder charges against the crew and owner of the ferry that overturned in rough waters outside Ormoc port, killing at least 56 people.
New Delhi, July 2 : With its amazing personalised matchmaking recommendation engine, MIMA has recently won the prestigious 2015 NASSCOM award for Top 50 'Excellence in Analytics.'
London, Jul 4 : China has said hello to newest and world's largest Hello Kitty theme park, after it officially opened its doors to a multitude of fans in Anji County, Zhejiang Province, China on July 1.
Washington DC, 4 July : Planning to hit the California road this weekend? You may want to change your mind as this Fourth of July is projected to have a record breaking rate of travel since 2007.
Washington DC, July 4 : Eva Longoria recently confessed that she wants to be female George Clooney as she has Clooney-esque aspirations for her career.
Washington DC, Jul 4 : A new study has suggested that rapid eye movement (REM) sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains.
Washington DC, Jul 4 : As per a new study, weight-loss surgery edges out lifestyle changes for type 2 diabetes.
New York, July 4 : Though fur has been banned for years, now-a-days many designers have re-launched the fabric on runway. However, they still hesitate to talk about it openly.
New York, 4 July : It looks like the name Elsa, lead character in the Oscar winning animated flick 'Frozen,' has become the most popular baby name in the U.S. 'for the first time in forever.'
London, 4 July : Ian McKellen will be leading Manchester Pride parade's as a grand marshal.
Karachi, July 4 : An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has given a 10-year and four months jail term to a prayer leader of a mosque at Qaimpur town for delivering a hate speech.
London, Jul 4 : Here are some top tips to avoid embarrassing sweat-patches this summer.
Washington DC, Jul 4 : Planning for a vacation? Try including diabetes needs in travel plans to be safe than sorry.
London, Jul 4 : A team of researchers has suggested that the way children sniff different aromas can form the basis of a test for autism.
Washington DC, 4 July : Josh Hartnett is expecting his first child with actress girlfriend Tamsin Egerton.
London, July 4 : After all those rumours that Sam Smith will be performing the theme tune for new James Bond movie 'Spectre,' the singer has recently denied the reports.
Karachi, July 4 : The US State Department has said that only a regular engagement between India and Pakistan could generate a new trend in the relationship between the two countries.
London, July 4 : Thousands of pro-government fighters in Ukraine and far-right supporters have marched through Kiev, urging the government to declare war on pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.
London, July 4 : Thousands of people have attended rallies in Greece over the crucial bailout referendum that is due on Sunday.
Washington DC, July 4 : Steve Wozniak recently spoke up on the Seth Rogen starrer 'Steve Jobs' trailer, saying that he thinks it was real but a bit exaggerated.
Mumbai, July 4 : Expressing delight over her mother Hema Malini returning home days after the accident in Rajasthan's Dausa district, actress Esha Deol on Saturday said that the best medical team would look after her.
Washington DC, 4 July : Ava DuVernay will not be directing Marvel's Black Panther. The director confirmed the news with Essence Magazine.