Fears grow in India about Hindu ‘Modi-fication’ of education

Indians were flying aeroplanes, carrying out stem cell research and may even have been using cosmic weapons 5,000 years ago, according to the chairman of India’s leading historical organisation.

4 Taliban militants killed in failed Afghan attack

Four Taliban militants targeting a compound housing foreign workers in the Afghan capital were killed on Wednesday night in a failed assault there, the police said.One attacker died when he detonated a vehicle packed with explosives near the gate of the Green Village compound in eastern Kabul,

Four killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police,

China blames rise in violence on drug smuggling from Southeast Asia

An increase in the smuggling of synthetic drugs like methamphetamine from Southeast Asia has fuelled a rise in violent crime in China this year, a state-run newspaper reported on Wednesday. In the first nine months of the year, police recorded more than 100 incidents of violent crime blamed on methamphetamine,

Truck bomb hits foreign base in Afghan capital, kills two

A truck bomb hit a base for foreign forces in Afghanistan’s capital early on Tuesday, killing two Afghan security guards, police said.The Islamist Afghan Taliban, ousted from power by an American-led coalition in 2001, claimed responsibility for the attack at the base on the eastern outskirts of Kabul.

Russia-West tensions soar as Putin quits G20 summit.

Vladimir Putin’s early exit from a G20 summit in Australia after an icy reception from world leaders may further stoke Russia-West tensions and lead to renewed fighting in Ukraine, analysts said.

IS claims beheading of US aid worker, 18 Syrians

The Islamic State jihadist group on Sunday claimed to have executed Peter Kassig, a US aid worker kidnapped in Syria, as a warning to the United States.