• Germanwings
    Mar 27, 2015 07:29 IST

    Germanwings crash: Pilot's actions may add to airlines' liability

    Lufthansa subsidiary airlines Germanwings could face liabilities well above the typical ceiling in aviation crashes for the passengers who died on Tuesday when one of its jets was flown into an Alpine mountain, some lawyers said.

  • Andreas Lubitz
    Mar 27, 2015 07:13 IST

    Pilots must have regular medical check-ups: UN agency

    Pilots must have regular mental and physical check-ups, the UN world aviation body has said, after it emerged that a Germanwings first officer deliberately crashed his plane killing all 150 on board.

  • IS
    Mar 27, 2015 01:36 IST

    US soldier, cousin arrested in Islamic State plot: Officials

    A US military reservist was arrested as he tried to travel to fight for Islamic State jihadists, along with a cousin planning to carry out attacks on military installations, authorities said Thursday.

  • Saudi air strikes
    Mar 27, 2015 01:21 IST

    Powerful explosions rock Yemen capital: Reports

    Powerful explosions rocked Sanaa Thursday night as a Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes against Shiite rebels in control of the Yemeni capital, an AFP correspondent reported.

  • Houthis
    Mar 26, 2015 22:05 IST

    Iran demands immediate halt to military actions in Yemen

    Iran demanded an immediate halt to Saudi-led military operations in Yemen on Thursday and said it would make all necessary efforts to control the crisis there, Iranian news agencies reported.

  • Maithripala Sirisena, Xi Jinping
    Mar 27, 2015 00:27 IST

    Sri Lanka assures China its interests will be protected

    Sri Lanka on Thursday assured China that it would provide favourable business environment for Chinese companies in the island nation, adding that problems with major infrastructure projects will be sorted out.

  • Lakhvi
    Mar 26, 2015 15:31 IST

    Pak court to Punjab govt: Decide Lakhvi's detention matter in 5 days

    A Pakistani court on Thursday directed the Punjab government to decide "within five days" the detention matter of LeT operations commander and 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi.

  • Maithripala Sirisena, Xi Jinping
    Mar 26, 2015 16:12 IST

    Sri Lanka's Sirisena to China's Xi: Suspended port project will resume

    Sri Lanka on Thursday assured China that it would provide favourable business environment for Chinese companies in the island nation, adding that problems with major infrastructure projects will be sorted out. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is on his first visit to China.

  • Ashraf Ghani
    Mar 26, 2015 12:22 IST

    Afghan president says need to find way to say 'sorry' to Taliban

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that some members of the Taliban had legitimate grievances given the torture and ill treatment they had suffered and it was necessary to find a way to apologise and heal national wounds.

  • Indonesian President Joko Widodo
    Mar 26, 2015 14:44 IST

    Envoy says Indonesia leader too busy to take Australia call

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been too busy during the past three weeks to accept a phone call from the Australian prime minister to plead for the lives of two death row prisoners, an Indonesian envoy said Thursday.

  • Ami Bera
    Mar 26, 2015 19:14 IST

    FBI manual will help officers understand difference between Sikhs, Arabs and Hindus: Ami Bera

    Sikh, Hindu and Arab minorities in the United States have long been demanding that incidents such as the Alabama attack on an elderly Indian man, gunning down of a Sikh by a white supremacist and the Wisconsin temple vandalism be defined as hate crimes, attracting closer scrutiny and more stringent punishment.

  •  Kennedy Space Centre in Florida
    Mar 26, 2015 15:00 IST

    Nasa rover completes 11-year Mars marathon

    Nasa's Opportunity Mars rover has become the first human-made vehicle to complete a marathon on another planet a feat accomplished in a record time of no less than 11 years.

  • Chinese tourist
    Mar 26, 2015 12:56 IST

    Please behave, Thailand tells Chinese tourists

    Drying underwear at a temple and defecating in public, kicking a bell at a sacred shrine and washing feet in a public restroom: that's a sample from a litany of complaints about the behaviour of Chinese tourists in Thailand.

  • Maithripala Sirisena, Xi Jinping
    Mar 26, 2015 10:46 IST

    China offers Sri Lanka olive branch and warnings

    Chinese President Xi Jinping worked to mend relations with Sri Lanka on Thursday as state-run media warned the island nation's new government against shutting off billions in investments from Beijing.

  • US blogger
    Mar 26, 2015 11:32 IST

    Slain US blogger's wife urges 'thorough' Bangladesh probe

    The wife of a U.S. blogger who was killed by suspected Islamic militants while visiting Bangladesh said on Wednesday that she had suffered brain injuries during the attack and called on Dhaka authorities to "pursue a thorough investigation."