World

  • Shell oil rig Polar Pioneer Washington
    Jul 04, 2015 19:13 IST

    Why you should be concerned about oil exploration in the Arctic

    Arctic may be relatively isolated from human civilisation and often seen only in picturesque images involving Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and furry polar bears, but drilling in the white expanse can have its consequences.

  • London
    Jul 04, 2015 20:23 IST

    Migrants 'storm' rail tunnel between UK and France

    The operator of the rail tunnel linking Britain and France says services were disrupted early on Saturday after around 150 migrants tried to storm a French terminal in an attempt to board a Britain-bound freight.

  • Blasts
    Jul 04, 2015 08:04 IST

    25 al-Nusra fighters killed in Syria mosque blast

    25 members of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, including one of its leaders, were killed in an explosion in a mosque in northern Syria when they had come to attend Ramadan prayers, a monitoring group said.

  • Chad twin blasts in N'Djamena
    Jul 03, 2015 21:40 IST

    2 suicide bombings kill 13 in northeastern Nigeria

    Two female suicide bombers killed 13 people at a crowded market and a military checkpoint outside the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said on Friday.

  • White House
    Jul 03, 2015 14:23 IST

    Election 2016: Who is running for the White House?

    Everyone wants to rule the United States. With 14 official Republican Party candidates, four Democratic ones and about 50 other hopefuls, the 2016 race for the world’s most important job may be among the most crowded in recent times.

  • Spacecraft
    Jul 03, 2015 12:30 IST

    Russia launches supply ship to International Space Station

    A Russian booster rocket successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship on Friday to the International Space Station after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.

  • Palmyra
    Jul 03, 2015 08:42 IST

    IS destroys 2000-year old lion statue outside Palmyra museum

    Islamic State group militants destroyed a famous statue of a lion outside the main museum in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, said the country's antiquities director, Maamoun Abdelkarim, on Thursday.

  • visual impairment
    Jul 03, 2015 00:31 IST

    Blind French hikers cross mountains with special GPS

    Five hikers, all blind or partially-sighted, crossed a mountain range in eastern France last week thanks to an innovative GPS system that developers hope can help millions of people with vision problems.

  • National Bank of Greece
    Jul 02, 2015 18:52 IST

    We take euro deposits, Greek bank pleads as customers withdraw cash

    Capital controls are prompting worried Greeks to withdraw as much cash as possible but, in an ironic counter-point, the country's National Bank declared Thursday its ATMs still accepted euro deposits.

  • Navy Yard Complex in Washington
    Jul 02, 2015 18:11 IST

    Washington police say no evidence of shooter at Navy Yard

    There was no evidence of a shooter at the Washington Navy Yard on Thursday morning, a Washington police department spokeswoman said two hours after initial reports emerged.

  • Philippines ferry overturns
    Jul 02, 2015 13:17 IST

    Philippines passenger ferry capsizes: 36 dead, nearly 200 missing

    At least 36 people were killed after a passenger ferry with close to 200 people on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines on Thursday, officials said.

  • Islamic State North Sinai Egypt Military
    Jul 02, 2015 08:55 IST

    Egypt: 17 soldiers, 100 militants killed in battle waged by IS

    The Egyptian Army has been on a battleground for one day since a militant group affiliated to Islamic State launched simultaneous assualts on military checkpoints in North Sinai, killing 17 soldiers. The army also said on Wednesday that more than 100 IS fighters have been been killed in the deadliest fighting in years in the restive province.

  • London
    Jul 01, 2015 22:08 IST

    Heat over Heathrow adds to London’s summer sizzle

    A long-awaited report on the expansion of Heathrow – the world’s busiest airport – added more heat on Wednesday as London sizzled on the hottest day since 2006 with a temperature of 35 degrees, sparking intense debate on a new proposed runway.

  • Hillary Clinton
    Jul 01, 2015 12:06 IST

    Hillary Clinton emails show old friend advising on foreign policy

    Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime friend of Hillary Clinton gave her advice on issues ranging from British politics to Afghanistan and Iran while she was secretary of state even though he was not employed by the US government, according to emails released on Tuesday.

  • Indonesia 3
    Jul 01, 2015 08:29 IST

    Death toll in Indonesia military plane crash reaches 141

    An Indonesian police official said more than 140 bodies have been recovered from the crash of a military plane in Medan. Rescue teams are searching rubble in the residential neighbourhood where the plane crashed Tuesday but hold out little hope of finding survivors.