• Obama and Castro shake hands
    Jul 01, 2015 04:11 IST

    United States and Cuba reach historic deal to re-open embassies

    A US source announced on Tuesday that the United States and Cuba have made a major step towards ending decades of Cold War enmity by reaching a deal to reopen embassies in Washingtn and Havana.

  • confederate flag
    Jul 01, 2015 03:42 IST

    Ku Klux Klan plans pro-Confederate flag rally in South Carolina

    The Ku Klux Klan plans to hold a pro-Confederate flag rally at the South Carolina Capitol, where a statue of a former state governor who championed white supremacy was vandalized on Tuesday amid scrutiny of symbols associated with slavery.

  • Yemeni policeman
    Jul 01, 2015 03:23 IST

    Prison break: Fighting in Yemen allows 1,200 prisoners to flee

    Nearly 1,200 inmates, inlcuind al-Qaeda suspects, have fled a Yemeni prison on Tuesday after their guards deserted their posts amid fierce fighting between Shiite rebels and their opponents, according to official statements.

  • Kurds, Turkey
    Jul 01, 2015 03:12 IST

    Islamic State scores up gains and losses in Syrian fighting

    Islamic State fighters stormed the Syrian town of Tel Abyad on the Turkish border on Tuesday and captured a neighbourhood from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, but suffered setbacks in the northeastern city of Hasaka, a monitor and the army said.

  • Tunisia gunman
    Jul 01, 2015 03:05 IST

    Tunisia beach killer trained in Libya with museum attackers

    The young college student who killed 38 tourists in a Tunisian seaside resort was in a jihadi training camp in western Libya at the same time as the two attackers who hit the National Bardo Museum in March, a top security official said on Tuesday.

  • US President Barack Obama
    Jul 01, 2015 03:05 IST

    'I will walk away from a bad deal': Obama on Iran discussions

    US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday that he would "walk away" from a bad nuclear deal with Iran, emphasising that the goal of the agreement is to ensure that Tehran does not get a nuclear weapon and that the pact has a strong verifiable mechanism.

  • Greece
    Jul 01, 2015 02:40 IST

    Greece loses access to existing financing as bailout expires

    Eurozone finance ministers declined to extend Greece's bailout on Tuesday just hours before its expiry and a possible IMF default, but talks will continue on Wednesday after Athens asked for a new aid plan, officials said.

  • Cuba, HIV, Syphillis, Elimination, Mother to child
    Jul 01, 2015 02:32 IST

    Cuba is the first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV

    Cuba on Tuesday became the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

  • Indonesia 1
    Jun 30, 2015 12:32 IST

    Indonesian military jet carrying crashes killing 116

    All 116 people on board an Indonesian air force transport plane that crashed on Tuesday into a major city on Sumatra are believed to have been killed after the jet exploded in a fireball shortly after take-off, the country's air force chief said.

  • China, France, Business, Carbon Emissions
    Jul 01, 2015 00:44 IST

    China to cap rising emissions by 2030 in boost to Paris deal

    In a big leap towards ensuring a climate deal in Paris this winter, the world’s biggest carbon dioxide emitter China on Tuesday submitted a comprehensive action plan to check its rising carbon flow into atmosphere including peaking of its emissions by 2030.

  • greece, crisis, atm,
    Jun 30, 2015 17:25 IST

    Greece sinks deeper into crisis, will not repay IMF debt

    Greece will become the first developed nation not to repay its debt to the International Monetary Fund on time, as the country sinks deeper into a financial emergency that has forced it put a nationwide lockdown on money withdrawals.

  • Uber has partnered with Carnegie Mellon University
    Jun 30, 2015 21:28 IST

    2 Uber France managers ordered to stand trial in France

    Two Uber France managers have been ordered to stand trial on charges of "deceptive commercial practices" and complicity in illegal activities linked to its low-cost ride-hailing service, the Paris prosecutor's office said on Tuesday.

  • greece, crisis, atm,
    Jun 30, 2015 21:10 IST

    Can click, but not buy: Online payments outside Greece banned

    The imposition of capital controls on Sunday evening means Greeks are no longer able to purchase goods or services from many big international online suppliers including Google, Apple and Facebook.

  • Kabul
    Jun 30, 2015 14:40 IST

    Kabul: 1 dead, 22 injured in Taliban attack on military convoy

    Suicide bombers targeted Nato troops in Kabul and a police headquarters in restive southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing three people and wounding more than 70 as the Taliban's bloody spring offensive showed no signs of letting up.

  • Greece
    Jun 30, 2015 21:42 IST

    Greferendum to Grexit: Your guide to key phrases on Greece crisis

    The debt crisis in Greece has spawned words that might sound, er, Greek to a lot of people. Here is a selection of the key neologisms and stock phrases that have made their way from social media into the Grexit vocabulary.