NEW DELHI, July 5: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expanded his Cabinet by inducting 19 new ministers, several of them from lower castes, as he completed two years in office.

BAGHDAD, July 4:  Iraqi authorities on Monday raised the death toll to 149 from Sunday's devastating truck bombing at a bustling Baghdad commercial street as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered new security measures in the country's capital.

Richmond, United States, July 4: Rolling Stone magazine published a story in November 2014 describing in chilling detail a student's account of being brutally raped by seven men at the University of Virginia. Several days later the magazine's editors received an email from the reporter with the subject line "our worst nightmare."

SYDNEY, July 4:  A United Airlines flight from Sydney to Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing at Sydney Airport on Monday after striking a bird, an airline official said.

DUBAI, (United Arab Emirates), July 4: A suicide bomber carried out an attack early Monday near a U.S. diplomatic site in the western Saudi city of Jiddah, according to the Interior Ministry.

BAGHDAD, July 3: At least 83 people have been killed and 176 wounded in two separate bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Sunday morning, Iraqi officials said.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, July 3: Pakistani officials say flash floods overnight have killed 30 people in northern Pakistan, near the Afghan border.

MUMBAI, (India), July 3: Just hours after Shagufta Sayyd was married, her new husband told her he was having a relationship with another woman.

BEIJING, July 2: Three days of heavy rain in southern China have left 50 people dead and another 12 missing and destroyed thousands of homes, authorities said Sunday, as areas along the Yangtze River braced for more floods.

DHAKA, July 2: Bangladesh's government has said 20 hostages were killed by suspected Islamists in a siege in cafe in the capital Dhaka.