• Nepal earthquake
    Apr 26, 2015 07:26 IST

    Nepal earthquake death toll reaches 1,806; rescue and relief operations on

    A powerful earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, killing at least 1,806 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, levelled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. The quake measuring 7.9 is the strongest to hit the country in 81 years.

  • Migrants rescued
    Apr 25, 2015 23:30 IST

    Europe's migrant crisis: EU's funds not enough, say critics

    It’s actually an old story, but hit the headlines for the number of migrants who drowned: various accounts put the figure at least at 800, if not more. They were on a dangerous journey for a better life, seeking a destination that turned out to be too far.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping.
    Apr 25, 2015 23:45 IST

    Close friends: China to provide 110 fighter jets to Pakistan

    The chief of the Chinese Aircraft Industry also told a Chinese daily that under the contract signed between the two countries, Pakistan will receive a total of 110 JF-17 Thunder aircraft from China. Defence minister Khwaja Asif had earlier announced that China would be building more aircraft in a joint venture with Pakistan but had not announced their number or time frame.

  • European police bust horsemeat trafficking ring
    Apr 25, 2015 22:35 IST

    Europe's police bust horsemeat trafficking ring, arrests 26

    Police from seven European countries have detained 26 people in a crackdown on a horsemeat trafficking ring, two years after a tainted meat scandal rocked the continent, the EU's judicial agency Eurojust said on Saturday.

  • Kerry cottage
    Apr 26, 2015 00:48 IST

    US sending disaster team, initial $1 million to Nepal

    The United States will send disaster response and rescue teams to Nepal and has authorised an initial $1 million in aid after a major earthquake killed hundreds in the mountainous Asian nation, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday.

  • Jolts in Tibet
    Apr 25, 2015 21:00 IST

    Nepal quake jolts neighbouring Tibet, leaves 12 dead

    At least five persons, including an 83-year-old woman, were today killed in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region after a powerful earthquake of 7.9 magnitude jolted neighbouring Nepal.

  • diet pepsi
    Apr 25, 2015 21:18 IST

    Sales slump forces Pepsi to drop artificial sweetner in drink

    PepsiCo Inc is dropping artificial sweetener Aspartame from Diet Pepsi in an attempt to stop and reverse the slump in sales in the United States in recent years.

  • Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband
    Apr 25, 2015 16:59 IST

    Thousands remember Anzac heroism on Gallipoli centenary

    Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders thronged the beaches of Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula on Saturday to remember the heroism and sacrifice of their forefathers who took part in the World War I campaign against the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago.

  • The Prime Minister and his wife joined some 3,000
    Apr 25, 2015 19:25 IST

    'Neela hai asmaan': Cameron woos Indian voters in Hindi

    The video shows Cameron greeting religious leaders such as Morari Bapu with folded hands, while his wife Samantha appears at various Indian events decked in a sari.

  • Bruce Jenner
    Apr 25, 2015 16:34 IST

    US Olympic hero Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender

    US Olympic champion turned reality TV star Bruce Jenner came out as transgender on Friday, saying: "For all intents and purposes, I'm a woman."

  • Abe
    Apr 25, 2015 16:41 IST

    Japan man arrested over drone found on PM's office roof

    A Japanese man was arrested Saturday for allegedly flying a small drone with traces of radioactivity onto the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office, police said.

  • JF-17 jet, Pakistan
    Apr 25, 2015 10:17 IST

    China to deliver 50 JF-17 jets to Pakistan

    Li Pei, former head of the aircraft project under the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, described the JF-17 as a major achievement in cooperation between Beijing and Islamabad in the defence sector.

  • Statue of Liberty
    Apr 25, 2015 00:01 IST

    Statue of Liberty deemed safe after bomb threat

    Visitors to the Statue of Liberty were evacuated from Liberty Island in New York Harbor on Friday after a report of a suspicious package, the United States Park Police said, and law enforcement officials are investigating the site.

  • Singapore toddler hanging, S Shammugun Nathan, P Muthukumar
    Apr 24, 2015 21:46 IST

    Two Indians awarded for saving toddler in Singapore, hailed as heroes

    Two Indian nationals in Singapore were on Friday hailed as heroes and commended for saving a dangling toddler stuck between the rails on a parapet of a second floor apartment block.

  • Nepal, earthquake
    Apr 25, 2015 15:16 IST

    Ten dead as earthquake-triggered avalanche sweeps Everest

    A powerful earthquake in Nepal on Saturday triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, climbers said, raising fears for those on the world's highest peak a year after another avalanche caused the deadliest incident on the mountain.