HindustanTimes Wed,23 Apr 2014


Boston Marathon gets first US victor in decades

Meb Keflezighi on Monday became the first US male athlete to win the Boston Marathon in three decades as onlookers chanted "USA! USA!", an emotional performance in a city still recovering from last year's fatal bombing attack on the world-renowned race.

Over 100 Indians detained in US on hunger strike

Over 100 Indian youths — detained by US authorities for allegedly entering the country illegally to seek asylum — are on a hunger strike.

Death toll in South Korea ferry disaster rises to 104

Since divers found a way over the weekend to enter the submerged ferry, the death count has shot up. Official said Tuesday that fatalities had reached 104. 'It's difficult for the passengers to move,' said crew of S Korean ferry

China police licensed to shoot post knife attacks

Over 1000 police personnel in Shanghai from now on will carry firearms during their patrolling duties across the financial capital of China, a mega city of more than 25 million people. It is rare of policemen in China to carry firearms; according to the state media.

Shot Pakistani TV anchor Hamid Mir stable: Hospital

A leading Pakistani journalist and TV anchor who was shot three times in an attack in Karachi is conscious and in stable condition, his hospital said on Monday.

Rave on: Londoners re-live dancing days with kids in tow

For London's ex-clubbers who still want to go dancing but now have kids in tow, a new event allows children to experience a child-friendly nightclub experience with live DJ sets, chill-out areas and club-style lighting.

London looks to give voice to street musicians silenced by excessive regulation

Concerned that London's seasoned street musicians are being silenced by excessive regulation, mayor Boris Johnson is leading calls for the buskers' voices, and guitars, to be heard again.

US condemns attack on Pak journalist Hamid Mir

Hamid Mir was yesterday shot at in Karachi by four unidentified gunmen who waylaid his vehicle near Natha Khan bridge soon after he left the Karachi airport and was on his way to the studios of Geo TV.

Syria's 80% chemical weapons shipped out: monitor

Syria has shipped out or destroyed approximately 80% of its declared chemical weapons material, the head of the international team overseeing the disarmament process said on Saturday.

At least 42 dead in Pakistan road accident: police

At least 42 people were killed and 17 wounded in Pakistan when a passenger bus travelling to Karachi collided with a tractor trolley on Sunday, police said.

Khaleda Zia asks Bangladesh court to halt trial

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia was set Sunday to launch a last-ditch legal bid to avoid standing trial for corruption, a case she says would destroy her already weakened centre-right party.

'Deadly shootout' in Ukraine shatters Easter truce

Four people were reported killed Sunday in a gun battle in restive eastern Ukraine, shattering a fragile Easter truce in the crisis-hit former Soviet republic.

Britain's baby Prince George visits Australian zoo

It was George's first public appearance in Australia, five days into the family's 10-day tour of the nation of which William's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II is head of state.

Militants kill 11 Algerian soldiers in ambush

Islamic militants have killed at least 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a patrol in mountains east of the capital Algiers, a security source said on Sunday, in one of the deadliest attacks on the military in years.

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

The official death toll in the South Korean ferry sinking soared to 58 on Sunday after divers finally succeeded in entering the vessel, which a newly released transcript shows was crippled with confusion and indecision well after it began listing dangerously. Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain's detention
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