• China elevator
    Jul 31, 2015 13:32 IST

    How Chinese are riding escalators after tragic accident

    People in China are spooked about using escalators after a young mother was crushed to death last week as she fell through a panel of flooring at the top of one installed a mall in Hubei province.

  • Israel
    Jul 31, 2015 12:51 IST

    Palestinian baby dies in arson; Israeli PM calls it terrorism

    Jewish extremists have for years attacked Palestinian property, as well as mosques, churches and even Israeli military bases in opposition to what they see as the Israeli government's favorable policies toward the Palestinians.

  • Jul 31, 2015 10:34 IST

    Wing part on Reunion island may help solve MH370 mystery

    The Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, is the only 777 known to be missing. Its last radar position was over the Andaman Sea about 370km northwest of the Malaysian city of Penang. The wreckage was found on Reunion Island in Indian Ocean about 5,600km southwest of Penang.

  • AFP, La Reunion, MH370 debris 
    Jul 31, 2015 10:03 IST

    Increasingly confident that wreckage is from MH370: Australia

    An Australian official leading the search for missing flight MH370 on Friday said that authorities are "increasingly confident" that wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island is from the ill-fated jet.

  • Sergei Filin contract Acid attack victim Bolshoi theatre
    Jul 31, 2015 00:50 IST

    Russia's Bolshoi theatre not to renew contract of acid attack victim

    Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre on Thursday announced it will not renew the contract of its ballet troupe’s artistic director Sergei Filin, a victim of a brutal 2013 acid attack. A statement released by the theatre stated that Vladimir Urin, the Bolshoi Theatre general director, at an end of season meeting told Filin that his contract would not be renewed when it expires in March 2016.

  • David Cameron
    Jul 30, 2015 20:19 IST

    British PM's 'swarm of migrants' comment sparks outrage

    Prime Minister David Cameron faced heavy criticism Thursday for saying a "swarm of migrants" was trying to come to Britain as authorities in France struggle to stop them crossing the Channel.

  • Alexander Litvinenko
    Jul 30, 2015 18:23 IST

    Ex-KGB agent's radioactive poisoning may have harmed Londoners

    An unknown number of Londoners might have been put at risk by the 2006 poisoning of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko with a radioactive isotope, which amounted to "a nuclear attack on the streets" of the British capital, an inquiry heard on Thursday.

  • Mullah Omar
    Jul 30, 2015 07:08 IST

    Afghan government confirms Mullah Omar's death

    The formal confirmation of the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar came from the office of President Ashraf Ghani after a flurry of media reports, mostly citing unnamed Afghan government and intelligence officials, regarding the death of the reclusive one-eyed militant commander.

  • Debris of MH17
    Jul 30, 2015 04:35 IST

    Russia vetoes UN bid to set up tribunal into downed MH17 flight

    Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on Wednesday that proposed to establish an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine.

  • MH370 crash, MH370 possible debris, La Reunion, Boeing 777
    Jul 29, 2015 23:15 IST

    Plane wreckage on French island beach sparks MH370 speculation

    French authorities are studying a piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean to determine whether it came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished last year in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history.

  • Chloe Khan
    Jul 29, 2015 21:17 IST

    Pilot 'invites' adult star into cockpit, lets her toy with controls

    An unnamed Kuwait Airways captain flying from London to New York invited an ex-porn actress into the cockpit, served her cigarettes and champagne, and allowed her to play with the controls, reports said.

  • Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe, Lion Poaching
    Jul 29, 2015 05:59 IST

    US man accused of killing Zimbabwe's popular Cecil the Lion

    Wildlife officials on Tuesday accused an American hunter of killing Cecil, one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit, after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death.

  • Egypt factory fire
    Jul 28, 2015 22:08 IST

    At least 24 killed, many injured in Egypt factory fire

    At least 24 people were killed and 24 others injured in a fire at a three-storey furniture factory on Tuesday, reportedly triggered by a gas cylinder explosion, in the Egyptian Capital's outskirts, officials said.

  • Syria
    Jul 28, 2015 21:59 IST

    Syrian govt forces, Kurds push Islamic State out of Hasaka city

    Syrian government's forces and a Kurdish militia have driven Islamic State fighters out of Hasaka city in Syria's far northeast, a month after the hardline group attacked it, a group monitoring the four-year-old war said on Tuesday.

  • Mahinda Rajapaksa
    Jul 28, 2015 18:58 IST

    Former Sri Lankan prez Rajapaksa "ready for struggle" to be back

    Sri Lanka's former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa vowed on Tuesday to reclaim power in a general election