World

  • Afghanistan lynching
    May 06, 2015 12:56 IST

    Afghan woman's lynching: Judge sentences four to death

    An Afghan judge sentenced four men to death on Wednesday for the mob killing of 27-year-old woman accused of burning a Koran in Kabul, a case that had sparked outrage and street protests in the city recently.

  • Texas
    May 06, 2015 09:34 IST

    Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

    The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role.

  • David Goldberg
    May 06, 2015 08:22 IST

    David Goldberg mourned by Silicon Valley luminaries

    Tech industry luminaries and friends gathered Tuesday for a memorial service honoring David Goldberg, a popular business leader whose marriage to Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg made them one of Silicon Valley's most prominent couples.

  • Lakhvi
    May 06, 2015 01:09 IST

    Lakhvi seeks exemption from court appearance

    The mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, who was released from jail in April, has requested an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) to exempt him from appearing in court citing threats to his life.

  • Nick Clegg
    May 06, 2015 01:05 IST

    Another UK poll before Christmas?

    Barely hours before voting on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg caused a flutter across political circles on Tuesday by suggesting that another election was likely before Christmas since “everyone knows that no one will win this election”.

  • Nepal earthquake
    May 05, 2015 19:52 IST

    In pics: Postcards from Nepal now tell a tale of destruction

    Postcards are at once a cheap communication tool and a lovely souvenier- one that tourists gift themselves or close family and friends.

  • Halong Bay, Vietnam
    May 06, 2015 00:46 IST

    Vietnam invites Bollywood to attract Indian tourists

    “We are inviting Bollywood filmmakers to come to Vietnam and check out our locations for shooting and make films here. Bollywood is the most effective tool to market Vietnam as a tourist destination to Indians.”

  • Nepal earthquake
    May 05, 2015 20:40 IST

    Nepal, aid agencies trade blame as confusion mars earthquake relief

    A row has broken out between Nepal and some international agencies over the handling of aid that poured into the country after last month's devastating earthquake, with each side blaming the other for confusion and delays in getting help to victims.

  • David Cameron
    May 05, 2015 22:52 IST

    'Phir ek baar Cameron sarkar': UK PM woos Indian-origin voters

    Prime Minister David Cameron tried to woo the Indian community in the UK with a campaign slogan in Hindi 'Phir ek baar Cameron sarkar', using Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popular poll mantra.

  • A mother
    May 05, 2015 18:45 IST

    Norway ranks as world's best place to be a mother

    Norway ranks as the world's best place to be a mother, well ahead of the United States which dropped to the 33rd spot in the annual scorecard released by Save the Children on Monday.

  • Islamic State
    May 05, 2015 14:55 IST

    Islamic State claims it carried out Texas attack, first in US

    There was no confirmed claim of responsibility for the failed attack, but several US media identified the shooters as 31-year-old Elton Simpson and 34-year-old Nadir Soofi.

  • Texas attack
    May 05, 2015 11:17 IST

    FBI probed Texas gunman 'over jihadist sympathies'

    One of the men shot dead by police when he and an accomplice attempted to storm an event hosted by an anti-Muslim group in Texas was investigated by the FBI over alleged plans to wage holy war, court documents show.

  • Lakhvi
    May 05, 2015 11:46 IST

    26/11 plotter Lakhvi seeks exemption from appearing in court

    Since the trial in the Mumbai attack case began in February 2009, Lakhvi and six other suspects in the case had been attending the proceedings inside Rawalpindi's Adiala jail.

  • A symbolic image of an earthquake
    May 05, 2015 08:17 IST

    Strong quake rocks Papua New Guinea, local tsunami possible

    A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, and officials warned that a local tsunami was possible.

  • Nepal, earthquake
    May 05, 2015 09:15 IST

    Relief yet to reach a village 4 kms from Kathmandu

    They are barely four km away from the capital, yet no relief or rescue teams have reached about 50,000 residents of Nepal’s Ramkot village where almost everybody is spending the nights in makeshift tents, or under open skies, with fast-dwindling food supplies.