VENEZUELANS stood in long ATM lines to take out new, larger-denominated bills that President Nicolas Maduro hopes will help stabilise the crisis-wracked economy.Maduro last month said that he was scrapping circulation of the mo..
SIKHS in America are now planning to join the US Army in large numbers after it issues a new regulation on religious liberty to accommodate people who sport turbans and beards for religious reasons. In a significant move to..
THE Pentagon may soon be unleashing a 21st-century version of locusts on its adversaries after officials said it had successfully tested a swarm of 103 micro-drones.The important step in the development of new autonomous we..
Five people were killed and 27 others injured on Sunday when a bus carrying Portuguese tourists crashed off a highway in central France known locally as the “road of death”, authorities said.
The 40-seat bus was on it..
The new set of rules allows religious accommodations to be approved at the brigade-level. Previously it was at the level of Secretary
IN A significant move to enable all religious minorities in America including the Sikhs t..
Brand-new organ identified in human body..
GOOGLE dedicated a doodle on Tuesday to mark the 186th birth anniversary of India’s 19th century social reformer Savitribai Jyotirao Phule, among the country’s first to speak up for the rights of women.
THE famous Hollywood sign was vandalised early New Year morning to read “Hollyweed.”In an apparent New Year’s prank, a person climbed up the Mount Lee, in the Hollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica Mount..
THE real reason for Titanic’s tragic sinking that claimed over 1,500 lives in 1912 was a fire in the ocean liner’s boiler room and not simply a collision with a giant iceberg, a new documentary has claimed.
According to the media, Key’s wife Bronagh asked him to step down due to the “extraordinary levels of intrusion” in the lives of their two children, daughter Stephie and son Max.
NEW Zealand Prime Ministe..
Muslims were protesting against Jakarta’s Christian Governor Tjahaja to push for his arrest on accusations of insulting Islam
AT least 2,00,000 conservative Muslims rallied peacefully in the Indonesian capital on Friday i..
CUBA mourned revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Sunday as the communist island prepared to say its last goodbyes to the towering giant of its modern history with mass memorials and a four-day funeral procession.
After the st..
SCIENTISTS using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found a huge reservoir of water frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains of the red planet, which may prove to be a vital resource for astron..
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Nov 22 (PTI),
AT LEAST 17 people were killed and 37 others injured after 56 vehicles collided due to snow on an expressway in north China's Shanxi Province.The accident took place on Beijing-Kunming expressway on Monday due t..
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NASA rover Curiosity finds silica mineral in Mars crater..
SC allows marine to go to Italy, imposes 4 conditions..
Indo-Pak talks likely in Lahore in July..
Pakistan’s religious body recommends allowing husbands to beat wives..
Salah Abdeslam moved to France..
US military conducts cyber attacks on IS..
Trump, Hillary poised for White House battle after major primary victories..
Power crisis forces 2-day work week in Venezuela..
BRASILIA, Mar 16 (AFP) BRAZIL’S political drama took several new twists as a senator accused President Dilma Rousseff of offering hush money to contain a corruption scandal, and her predecessor considered a re..
Chinese fishing boat Lu Yan Yuan Yu 010, sank by Argentinian coast guard vessel GC-28 Prefecto Derbes while she was illegally fishing in Argentine territorial waters off Puerto Madryn. (AFP)
BUENOS AIRES, Mar 16 (AP) ARGENTINA&rsq..
Police officers walk at the site of a shooting in the southern Forest district of Brussels on Tuesday. (AFP)
BRUSSELS, Mar 16 (AFP) BELGIAN and French police have launched a vast manhunt for more possible suspects after a Kalashnikov-wiel..
Hillary Clinton speaks during her election campaign.
Cleveland, Mar 16 (Agencies) AN epic clash between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton in the US polls seemed imminent as the front-runners on Wednesday took giant step..
Mar 3 (AP),
NORTH Korea fired six short range projectiles into the seaoff its east coaston Thursday,Seoul officials said, just hours after the UN Security Council approved the toughest sanctions on Pyongyang in two decades for its recent nucle..
Aerial view shows firefighters and emergency doctors working at the site of a train accident near Bad Aibling southern Germany
TWO commuter trains crashed head-on onTuesday morning in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and ..
North Korea’s rocket launch of the earth observation satellite at an undisclosed location in North Korea on Sunday. (AFP)
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 8 (PTI) THE UN Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea’s l..
A refugee child carries belongings at the Turkish border crossing gate on Sunday in Bab-Al Salam, near the city of Azaz. (AFP)
ONCUPINAR (Turkey), Feb 8 (AFP) TURKEY said on Sunday it would not abandon thousands of Syrians stranded on its..
ISTANBUL, Feb 8 (AFP) AT LEAST 35 migrants drowned in two accidents in the Aegean Sea on Monday as they tried to cross from Turkey to Greece, Turkish media said.Twenty-four died when their boat sank off the district of Edremit in the western province of B..
Tejas during flight.
BENGALURU, Jan 21 (IANS) LIGHT combat aircraft Tejas, made in India by state-run company Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), flew for the first time at the Bahrain International Air Show on Thursday.“Two Te..
Women hold signs reading ‘We are no fair game’ to protest violence against women during New Year’s celebrations in Hamburg, Germany, on Sunday. (AFP)
BERLIN, Jan 11 (AP) A GROUP of Pakistanis and a Syrian..
Damaged cars are seen at the site of a suicide bombing on a police school in Libya. (AFP)
TRIPOLI, Jan 7 (AP) A TRUCK bomb exploded in the western Libyan city of Zliten near a police base, killing at least 60 policemen and wounding 200 on..
A video grab image shows a police and an anti-explosive robot standing beside the body of a man shot dead in front of a police station in Paris on Thursday.
PARIS, Jan 7 (AP) A MAN carrying a butcher’s knife and wearing a fake explo..
WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (PTI) THE US, Japan and South Korea have decided to launch a united and strong global response to North Korea’s latest reckless behaviour after the reclusive nation claimed that it has successfully conducted first hydrogen bomb tes..
This undated image, taken from an IS training video shows a fighter building a heat-seeking, surface-to-air missile. (AP)
New York, Jan 7 (Agencies)New images of what is being called a “jihadi technical college” in the IS terr..
Air strip at the disputed Spratly Islands. (File photo)
BEIJING, Jan 7 (Agencies)A pair of Chinese civilian jet airliners landed at a newly created island in a disputed section of the South China Sea in a test to see whether its a..
Syrians check the rubble at the site of two car bomb attacks in the al-Zahraa neighbourhood of Homs on Monday.(AFP)
DAMASCUS, Dec 28 (Agencies)AT LEAST 32 people were killed and many wounded in massive bomb blasts on Monday in the central..
By Jonathan Landay, Warren Strobel and Phil StewartWASHINGTON, Dec 28 (Reuters)ISLAMIC State has set up departments to handle “war spoils” including slaves, and the exploitation of natural resources such as oil, creating the trappings of Gover..
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani inaugurate the new Afghan Parliament which has been built by India, in Kabul, on Friday. (PTI)
KABUL, Dec 25 (IANS) INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said th..
Armed Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, carry ammunitions as they hold a position in Sirwah on Saturday. (AFP)
SANAA, Dec 20 (AP) FIERCE fighting and air ..
Pluto’s rugged, icy cratered plains. (AFP)
WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (PTI) NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent back some of the sharpest images of Pluto, showing a wide variety of cratered, mountainous and glacial terrains, which ..
The remains of the Spanish galleon San Jose that sunk off the Caribbean coast of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. (AFP)
CARTAGENA (Colombia), Dec 6 (AFP) COLOMBIA says it has found the shipwreck of a storied Spanish galleon laden with gold,..
BEIRUT, Dec 4 (AFP)THE Islamic State (IS) group on Friday posted online a gruesome video showing six of its child soldiers killing Syrian security forces held captive by the jihadists.Titled “To the Sons of Jews,” th..
WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (PTI)THE Pakistani-origin gunman who carried out the massacre of 14 people in California along with his Pakistani wife may have been radicalised as he was in touch with extremists, officials said on Friday, as an arms haul from their hom..
LE BOURGET (France), Dec 3 (AFP)
THE richest 10 per cent of people produce half of Earth’s climate-harming fossil-fuel emissions, while the poorest half contribute a mere 10 per cent, British charity Oxfam said in a study r..
TORONTO, Dec 3 (IANS) ANALYSING over 650 hours of archival data, a team of astronomers has for the first time uncovered the most detailed record ever of a “Fast Radio Burst” from outer space.The research indicates that..
French President Francois Hollande (2ndL) poses with participants in the Climate Generations area at Le Bourget near Paris. (AFP)
By Tuhin DuttaPARIS, Dec 1 (PTI) BITTERLY divided negotiators from nearly 150 countries began talks on Tuesd..
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama in a meeting during CoP 21, UN Climate Change Conference in Paris on Monday. (PTI)
By Tuhin DuttaPARIS, Nov 30 (PTI) PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India will fu..
French President Francois Hollande greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Le Bourget, outside Paris on Monday. (PTI)
PARIS, Nov 30 (PTI) PRIME Minister Narendra Modi along with French President Francois Hollande on Monday jointly launched..
Tear gas used by Opposition in Pristina on Monday. (AP/PTI)
PRISTINA, Nov 30 (AP) OPPOSITION lawmakers in Kosovo have again disrupted Parliament with tear gas, in a continuing protest against deals with Serbia and Montenegro.Glauk Konjufc..
Nepalese activists carry placards during a protest rally against the ongoing dispute between Nepal and India, in Kathmandu. (AFP)
KATHMANDU, Nov 30 (PTI) NEPAL’S Indian-origin Madhesi leaders on Monday submitted their 11-point deman..
By Harinder MishraJERUSALEM, Nov 27 (PTI) THE Israeli military has conducted another successful test of the Barak-8 missile, jointly developed with India, as it intercepted a small drone simulating an “enemy..
Blood stains are seen on the floor of a Shiite mosque after a shooting in Bogra, on Thursday night. (AFP)
By Anisur RahmanDHAKA, Nov 27 (PTI) THE Islamic State (IS) on Friday claimed responsibility for the attack on a Shia mosque in Bangl..
Russian President Vladimir Putin, listens as France’s President Francois Hollande speaks to him as they leave their news conference following the talks in Moscow, Russia, on Friday. (AP/PTI)
MOSCOW, Nov 27 (IANS) RUSSIAN and French ..
Pope Francis stands on the popemobile as he arrives to celebrate a mass at the campus of the University of Nairobi on Friday as part of his trip to Africa. (AFP)
NAIROBI, Nov 27 (AFP)POPE Francis on Friday lashed out at wealthy minorities..
New Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa. (AFP)
CARACAS, Nov 27 (AFP) A VENEZUELAN Opposition leader was shot dead during an election rally, the political leaders said on Thursday, raising tensions ahead of a legislative vote tha..
Robot being tested at the research center.
LONDON, Nov 27 (IANS) IF YOU are travelling to Amsterdem this week, you might find a robot guiding you around at the busy Schiphol airport.The robot is being developed as part of “Spencer&r..
Police cordon off the area close to where armed men took hostages in the northern French town of Roubaix, on Tuesday. (AFP)
PARIS, Nov 25 (Agencies) ONE suspected gunman was found dead when a hostage-taking situation in the northern Frenc..
YANGON, Nov 22 (AFP) AROUND 100 people have died in a huge landslide in a remote jade mining area of northern Myanmar, officials said on Sunday, as search teams continued to find bodies in one of the deadliest disasters to strike the country’s shado..
KATHMANDU, Nov 22 (PTI)NEPAL police shot dead four Indian-origin Madhesis blockading a key highway in Terai over the new Constitution as violence returned to the country already reeling under acute shortage of essential goods, prompting India to express &..