World

  • 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.

  • Texas attack
    May 05, 2015 00:35 IST

    Police raid home of gunman involved in Prophet cartoon attack in Texas

    Police and FBI on Monday searched the Arizona apartment of one of two gunmen shot dead on Sunday after they allegedly opened fire with assault rifles outside a Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.

  • Afghan security forces
    May 05, 2015 02:29 IST

    Taliban kill 17 Afghans even as they 'welcome' peace push

    Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade on Monday expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of issues, an apparent shift that could eventually lead to peace talks.

  • Burundi
    May 05, 2015 02:04 IST

    Burundi violence: Four protestors killed in clashes with police

    Police in Burundi shot dead at least four demonstrators and wounded dozens of others on Monday, in running battles with protesters angry at a bid by President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his rule.