• May 24, 2015 13:35 IST

    Meet Kshama Sawant, an India-born Seattle city councillor

    Kshama Sawant, called The Most Dangerous Woman in America, talks of her journey to becoming a Socialist

  • Burundi coup
    May 24, 2015 13:33 IST

    Burundi activists suspend govt talks after opposition figure murdered

    Activists in Burundi behind weeks of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid to seek a third term said Sunday they were suspending talks with the government after the murder of an opposition figure.

  • South Korea
    May 24, 2015 13:28 IST

    Women's walk across Koreas' DmZ denied, they cross on bus

    International women activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates on Sunday were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea, but were allowed to cross by bus and complete what one of them called a landmark peace event.

  • Kabul
    May 24, 2015 11:30 IST

    At least 10 Afghan police officers killed in Taliban assault

    Officials in Afghanistan say at least 10 police officers have been killed in an ongoing Taliban assault in the country's volatile south.

  • Ireland, same-sex marriage
    May 23, 2015 15:43 IST

    Ireland says 'yes' to gay marriage in historic verdict

    Ireland on Saturday became the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by popular vote as crowds cheered in Dublin in a spectacular setback for the once all-powerful Catholic Church.

  • China Yichang
    May 24, 2015 09:32 IST

    Alert sounded after landslide blocks river in Nepal

    A massive landslide blocked Kaligandaki river in western Nepal in the wee hours of Sunday, posing a threat to thousands living downstream.

  • IS
    May 23, 2015 13:09 IST

    IS says it could acquire nuke from Pak for attack on US

    The Islamic State (IS) has suggested that it can use the “billions of dollars” in its coffers to acquire a nuclear device from Pakistan for carrying out a spectacular attack on the United States.

  • Japan
    May 24, 2015 11:11 IST

    Working to death in Japan: Health warning over 'no overtime' law

    Japan's push to take away overtime from high-paid workers has critics warning it will aggravate a problem synonymous with the country's notoriously long working hours -- karoshi, or death from overwork.

  • National Security Agency
    May 23, 2015 19:18 IST

    US Senate blocks bill that would end bulk data dragnet

    The US Senate rejected legislation early Saturday aimed at reforming NSA intelligence gathering, a blow to President Barack Obama and others who support ending the bulk collection of Americans' telephone records.

  • Cross
    May 23, 2015 22:53 IST

    Irish Catholic leader says Church needs 'reality check'

    Ireland's top Catholic leader said that the Church needed a "reality check" as the country voted to approve same-sex marriage through a referendum in what he called a "social revolution".

  • A boy looks through his damaged home near Sanaa Airport, Yemen
    May 23, 2015 21:40 IST

    Fresh air strikes and ground fighting in Yemen

    Saudi-led warplanes launched a fresh wave of air strikes across Yemen on Saturday targeting Iran-backed rebels as fighting raged on the ground in the south of the country, witnesses said.

  • Osama bin Laden
    May 23, 2015 23:37 IST

    Osama paper blames LeT's ‘treachery’ for al Qaeda leaders' arrests

    'Treachery' by close ally Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), along with weaknesses like the excessive use of internet, was suspected to be a key factor behind the arrest of two top al Qaeda commanders — Abu Yasir and Abu Zubaydah — in Pakistan and the fall of Afghanistan’s Taliban regime, a newly declassified document seized from Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound shows.

  • Islamic State in Ramadi
    May 23, 2015 22:08 IST

    Iraq claw back land from IS near Ramadi

    Iraqi forces retook territory from the Islamic State group east of Ramadi on Saturday, commanders said, in their first counterattack since the jihadists' capture of the Anbar provincial capital last week.

  • Kshama Sawant
    May 23, 2015 23:58 IST

    Poverty more systemic than it may appear: Kshama Sawant

    Kshama Sawant, 41, is proud to be a socialist and told HT in an interview she won’t be supporting Hillary Clinton or her Republican rival in the coming presidential election. She is herself running for a second term.

  •  Barack Obama
    May 23, 2015 21:54 IST

    US Prez Obama stays the course despite ISIS advance

    President Barack Obama's war strategy failed to stop Islamic State jihadists from overrunning Ramadi but he appears reluctant to change course despite the group's advances on the battlefield.