LONDON, July 1: Former London mayor Boris Johnson, runaway bookmakers' favorite to become Britain's prime minister, abruptly pulled out of the race on Thursday in a shock announcement less than a week after leading the campaign to pull the country out of the EU.

WASHINGTON, June 30: The Islamic State terror group may carry out large-scale attacks in the US similar to the one in Istanbul, CIA Director John Brennan has warned.

LOS ANGELES, June 30: A man in the US has taken his love for smartphones to a whole new level - by marrying it in a Las Vegas ceremony, media reports said.

BAGHDAD, June 30: The U.N. children's fund warned on Thursday that 3.6 million Iraqi children are at "serious risk" of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups, and has called on warring parties in Iraq to protect their rights.

KABUL, (Afghanistan), June 30: An Afghan official says that a suicide bomber has attacked bus carrying trainee policemen, killing 30.

NEW DELHI, June 30: Police say a fire in a pharmacy engulfed residential quarters of a Mumbai suburban building, killing eight people.

ISTANBUL, June 29: Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded scores of others at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport in an attack the government blamed on Islamic State extremists.

ISTANBUL, June 29: Three suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers targeted the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk Airport Tuesday, killing at least 36 people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said.

NEW DELHI, June 28: Police have arrested a schoolgirl in northeast India for allegedly cheating during pressure-packed exams that saw her come top in the state in a growing scandal, a senior officer said Sunday.

JERUSALEM, June 28: Israeli police on Tuesday banned non-Muslims from a contentious Jerusalem holy site until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan following repeated clashes with Palestinians rioters.