• Hassan Rouhani
    Aug 04, 2015 00:02 IST

    Nuke deal a “third way” for Iran: Rouhani

    Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, affirmed his confidence in Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers, tackling the criticisms of hardliners and highlighting the achievements of his two-year-old presidency.

  •  ex-Taliban members
    Aug 03, 2015 23:51 IST

    Taliban dissidents launch parallel council

    Amid a widening rift over succession following Mullah Omar’s death, senior Taliban leaders opposed to Mullah Akhtar Mansour’s nomination as the group’s supremo have launched a parallel council, according to media reports.

  • Country roads take me home
    Aug 03, 2015 23:46 IST

    Buy a 35-acre farm for $200 and 1,000 words in the US!

    Essays for the farm must be postmarked by October 1. After reviewing them, the owners will select 25 finalists and pass the essays along to a panel of three judges — an educator, a hobby farmer and a horse enthusiast — who will select a winner on November 26.

  • Obama SOTU 2
    Aug 04, 2015 01:35 IST

    Obama says climate change one of 'key challenges' of our time

    In an attempt to at least try to slow the process, Obama announced that power plant owners must cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030.

  • PKK
    Aug 03, 2015 20:54 IST

    PKK claims deadly suicide bombing on Turkish troops

    Members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Monday claimed that one of its guerrillas carried out a deadly suicide attack against troops in eastern Turkey as a reprisal for the alleged bombing of a civilian village.

  • A symbolic image of an earthquake
    Aug 04, 2015 01:06 IST

    5.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Baluchistan: USGS

    The USGS said that the earthquake struck at a depth of 27km with its epicenter located 82 kilometres Khuzdar district where strong shockwaves were felt. However, a Pakistan meteorological department official said the earthquake in fact measured at 5.5 magnitude with a depth of just 10km, and 70km from Khuzdar.

  • Hassan Rouhani
    Aug 03, 2015 20:32 IST

    Iran bans newspaper criticising nuclear deal, warns others

    The Press Supervisory Board banned "9th Dey Weekly", managed by ultra-conservative lawmaker Hamid Rasaie. It also gave warning notices to the Kayhan daily and another outlet, the Raja news website.

  • Obama and Biden
    Aug 03, 2015 23:43 IST

    Obama’s green plan likely to face stiff opposition at home

    US president’s ambitious aim is to prevent 3,600 premature deaths, 90,000 fewer asthma attacks in children and 300,000 missed work days.

  • Ice cream
    Aug 04, 2015 00:02 IST

    Sign a waiver before trying this 'Ghost Pepper ice cream'

    The sweet confection starts out with vanilla ice cream, ribboned with strawberry sauce and is flavored with a mash made of several hot sauces and Ghost Peppers including one of the world’s hottest peppers.

  • Sir Edward Heath
    Aug 03, 2015 20:36 IST

    Former British PM Heath drawn in child sex abuse claim

    A former British prime minister was drawn into the complex web of historic child sex abuse allegations on Monday. The incident took place when the police watchdog announced an investigation involving the 1970s leader Edward Heath.

  • Italian mafia
    Aug 03, 2015 20:49 IST

    Italy cracks mafia codes to arrest Godfather's henchmen

    Italian police on Monday arrested 11 suspects linked to the fugitive head of the Sicilian Mafia, including a former boss who ran a secret message system for the mobster using a sheep-based code.

  • Noose
    Aug 03, 2015 21:13 IST

    Pakistan 'teen' convict faces execution despite protests

    Shafqat Hussain was sentenced to death for killing a seven-year-old boy in Karachi in 2004 but has had several stays of the execution, most recently in June this year.

  • handcuff
    Aug 03, 2015 20:24 IST

    Dubai: 2 Indians jailed for trying to bribe govt official

    Two investors, an Indian and an Iranian, had offered 250,000 Dirham (Rs 43,60,185) bribe to an inspector at the Ras Al Khor Vegetables and Fruit market in Dubai to help them have parking lots for their trucks in violation of Dubai Municipality rules.

  • Israel Gay Pride
    Aug 03, 2015 15:15 IST

    Teen stabbed at Gay Pride march dies as pressure mounts on Israel

    A teenager stabbed at a Gay Pride march died of her injuries Sunday as the attack and a firebombing that killed a Palestinian child put pressure on Israel to crack down on Jewish extremists.

  • Chinese passenger jet crash
    Aug 03, 2015 15:02 IST

    Syrian army jet crashes into rebel-held market, 12 dead

    At least 12 people were killed when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha on Monday, a monitor said.