California wildfire bigger than New York city

The most destructive wildfire raging in southern California has expanded significantly, scorching an area larger than New York City, according to fire officials.

Melbourne installs loudspeakers to warn of terror attacks

 Loudspeakers were being installed across Australia's Melbourne city on Monday as part of a major security upgrade to warn people of terror attacks.

Trump's accusers should be heard: Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the UN, has said that the women who have accused President Donald Trump of touching or groping them without their consent "should be heard", the media reported.

US Congressman resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

US House Representative Trent Franks charged with sexual harassment by his former aides, has announced that he was resigning immediately instead of early next year.

$210,000 raised in Washington for Underprivileged Students in Punjab

WASHINGTON DC: Over 350 guests from all across the Metropolitan Washington area came to support the scholarship program of the Sikh Human Development Foundation at Gaithersburg Hilton in Maryland. The glittery gala, featuring Bollywood actor and a Punjabi comedian, Gurpreet Ghuggi, raised over $210,000 for underprivileged youth pursuing higher education in Punjab. Gajinder Singh Ahuja, Chairman of SHDF, while welcoming the audience, invited all to donate by saying, “Your assistance is lifting young people out of poverty, tragedy and painful circumstances.”

Two women killed in Japan shrine attack

Two women were killed and another person was injured in a stabbing incident at a shrine in Tokyo, with the male suspect appearing to have committed suicide, Japanese authorities said on Friday.

Another US Congressman to resign over sexual harassment claim

Another US Congressman has announced his resignation after being put under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for suggesting surrogacy to two of his female staffers.

Toll in Pakistan boat capsize reaches 21

The death toll in a boat capsize off the coast of Pakistan's Thatta district has increased to 21 with several others still reported missing, police said on Friday.

Trump officially recognises Jerusalem as Israeli capital

NEW YORK: United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday formally recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the face of international criticism while asserting that he was "not taking a position of any final status" of the ancient city that is also claimed by Palestine.

Los Angeles wildfires spread, thousands evacuate

Wildfires that have already devoured a large swath of territory continue to rage in the hills north of Los Angeles, threatening America's second largest city.

Australia legalizes same-sex marriage

Australias Parliament legalized same-sex marriage on Thursday, overcoming years of conservative resistance with an overwhelming majority vote.

Gender discrimination lawsuit against Google dismissed

In a respite for Google, a judge has dismissed a gender discrimination lawsuit from former Google employees that accused the tech giant of paying male employees more than women.

US Supreme Court allows Trump's third travel ban to go into effect

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court on Monday allowed the third version of the Trump administration's travel ban to take effect, impacting citizens of eight countries from entering the US.

Protests break out as US, S.Korea begin major air drill

 Protests broke out here on Monday as South Korea and the US began a major joint air combat exercise, in what appears to be another show of strength following North Korea's latest missile test conducted in late November.

'Potential for war with N.Korea increasing every day'

WASHINGTON: White House National Security Adviser (NSA) H.R. McMaster has said that North Korea represents "the greatest immediate threat to the US" and that the potential for war with Pyongyang was increasing every day, the media reported.

At least 20 killed, 5 missing in Indonesian landslides, floods

JAKARTA: At least 20 people were killed and five others were missing as landslides and floods struck Indonesia's East Java province, a government official from the disaster agency said on Saturday.

Trump to impose additional sanctions on N.Korea

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said "additional major sanctions" will be imposed on North Korea, after Pyongyang on Wednesday carried out an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test.

Top US news anchor fired over 'sexual misconduct'

WASHINGTON: Matt Lauer, one of the most famous TV news anchors in the US, was on Wednesday fired by NBC over an allegation of sexual misconduct.

N.Korea fires ballistic missile into Japanese waters

SEOUL:  North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile that landed into the Sea of Japan, the media reported citing officials.

Bali volcano alert raised to highest, airport closed

JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities on Monday raised the alert level for Bali's Mount Agung to its highest level over fears of an imminent major eruption and have closed the island's main airport until Tuesday.