HindustanTimes Mon,29 Dec 2014


Passenger manifest: Most on board were from Indonesia

The passenger manifest released by AirAsia has confirmed that 162 people were on board flight QZ8501 which went missing over the Java sea.

Bilawal refuses to return on Benazir anniversary

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stayed away from Pakistan as his mother and former premier Benazir's death anniversary was observed on Saturday across the country, giving credence to reports that he is having serious differences with his father Asif Ali Zardari.

Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501: What we know till now

Air Asia flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic controllers 42 minutes into its roughly two-hour long scheduled flight from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore. Here is a wrap of the information available till now.

Sony row: N Korea compares Obama to monkey

North Korea has compared US President Barack Obama to a monkey and blamed the United States for shutting down its internet amid the hacking row over the movie 'The Interview'.

One dead, hundreds stranded on Italian ferry

A fire erupted on a ferry carrying 478 people from Greece to Italy on Sunday, leaving one person dead and trapping hundreds on top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered evacuation.

In pics: Anxious relatives await information on flight QZ8501

Anxious relatives thronged the crisis centre Sunday at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia, to find out the status of the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501. Here's photo essay capturing their anxious wait.

North Korean Internet, 3G network 'paralysed'

North Korea's Internet and 3G mobile networks were paralysed on Saturday evening, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

Egypt writer to face trial for 'insulting Islam'

Egypt's prosecutor has referred a female writer to trial for allegedly insulting Islam by criticising the slaughter of animals during a major religious festival, a judicial official said on Saturday.

Pak court says legal loopholes led to Lakhvi's bail

Legal loopholes in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case resulted in granting of bail to mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad said in a written order.

Pakistan army kills 55 militants near Afghan border

At least 55 militants were killed in airstrikes and a gun battle with ground forces in Pakistan's troubled northwest where the military launched a major offensive this year, officials said Saturday.

Kiev, rebels exchange prisoners; trains, buses to Crimea suspended

Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists on Friday began an exchange of hundreds of prisoners of war while Kiev said it would suspend all train and bus service to Crimea, effectively creating a transportation blockade to and from the region.

14 killed, 750,000 affected in Lanka floods

At least 14 people have been killed and 750,000 affected in Sri Lanka due to floods and mudslides caused by heavy rains across the country in the past three days as the air force deployed helicopters for rescue operations in the central hills on Friday.

Pak: Peshawar school to reopen after attack

The army school in Peshawar that was attacked by the Pakistani Taliban will be reopened early next month after being renovated following the brutal terror assault that killed 150 people, including 134 children.

China increases assistance to Nepal by 400%

China on Friday announced to increase its annual assistance to Nepal by over 400% from 150 million Yuan to 800 million Yuan.

Gujarat cop's dance to tsunami survivors' story on camera: This week's top videos

From a Gujarat-based policeman dancing with a bar girl while being on official duty to remembering the tsunami disaster and reflecting on the survivors’ renewed hope and others, here is the round up of this week's most watched videos.
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