World

  • temple
    Feb 28, 2015 20:36 IST

    Second US Hindu temple vandalised in less than a month

    A Hindu temple in the US has been vandalised with several windows broken and the word "fear" painted on its wall, the second such incident in America's Washington state this month.

  • Lahore Bomb-blast
    Feb 28, 2015 18:19 IST

    Iraq: 27 killed as car bombs explode in Balad Ruz

    The first bombs exploded near the market in the town of Balad Ruz, 70 kilometers (45 miles) northeast of Baghdad, killing 11 people and wounding 50, police and hospital officials said.

  • Mugabe
    Feb 28, 2015 19:20 IST

    Zimbabwe President Mugabe turns 91, throws million dollar b'day bash

    Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish party by the spectacular Victoria Falls on Saturday, prompting many Zimbabweans to question once again when he would leave office and who would succeed him.

  • Boris Nemtsov
    Feb 28, 2015 09:02 IST

    Prominent Putin critic Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

    Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of president Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government.

  • Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez
    Feb 28, 2015 09:12 IST

    Mexican police capture top cartel capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

    Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police as he tried to sneak out of a house wearing a baseball cap and a scarf to hide his identity.

  • AR-15 style
    Feb 28, 2015 08:02 IST

    Three-year-old US boy shoots himself dead: reports

    A three-year-old Texas boy died after accidentally shooting himself in the head at home on Friday, US media said.

  • Child porn
    Feb 28, 2015 08:43 IST

    Google's Blogger reverses porn policy after user backlash

    Apparently Google bloggers like to post porn. A lot. Just three days after saying sexually explicit material would be banned from public Blogger forum sites, Google is backing down. Faced with "a ton of feedback," Google said Friday that it instead will "step up enforcement" against commercial and illegal porn.

  • David Cameron
    Feb 28, 2015 08:52 IST

    Cameron defends security services after media unmask 'Jihadi John'

    Prime Minister David Cameron has defended Britain's security services after Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" was unmasked as London graduate Mohammed Emwazi, a man previously monitored by spy agency MI5.

  • Jihadi John
    Feb 28, 2015 00:12 IST

    Catch ‘Jihadi John’ alive, says widow of British victim

    As a photo of ‘Jihadi John’ – now identified as Londoner Mohammad Emwazi – emerged of his time as an innocent football-loving 11-year-old at a west London school, Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to nab such people and ‘put them out of action’.

  • US blogger
    Feb 27, 2015 17:38 IST

    Protests erupt in Bangladesh after blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death

    Hundreds of protesters rallied in Dhaka on Friday to denounce the murder of a prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin hacked to death with machetes after he allegedly received threats from Islamists.

  • anti-terror squad
    Feb 27, 2015 20:41 IST

    8 shot to death, including gunman, in US shooting spree

    A gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth in an overnight house-to-house rampage in a small Missouri town before apparently committing suicide, authorities said on Friday.

  • Air traffic Controller
    Feb 27, 2015 12:25 IST

    Australia, Thales deal on 'world first' air traffic control

    Australia declared it will partner with French industrial giant Thales to develop a "world first" joint civilian-military air traffic control system that could help track MH370-type incidents. The "OneSky" system will replace Australia's current civilian system which dates from the late 1990s and was also developed by Thales, the government said.

  • Watch: Unmanned railway coach travelled 20 km in Barmer
    Feb 28, 2015 16:24 IST

    This week's top videos

    From an HT Explainer on this year’s budget to an unmanned railway coach travelling 20 kms in Barmer, Rajasthan here is the round up of this week's most watched videos.

  • Pakistan quake
    Feb 27, 2015 11:17 IST

    5.4-magnitude earthquake hits northwest Pakistan

    A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck northwest Pakistan early Friday, injuring at least five people and causing minor damage, officials and seismologists said. The quake hit 37 kilometres (23 miles) north-northeast of the city of Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, at a depth of 28.9 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.

  • Llamas on the run
    Feb 27, 2015 13:51 IST

    Llamas go running in US, Twitter explodes

    A pair of sprightly llamas jigged their way to immediate social media stardom Thursday after they led dozens of US police a merry dance on the bemused streets of Phoenix, Arizona.