World

  • Apr 26, 2015 23:53 IST

    Indonesia gives 72-hour execution notice to drug traffickers

    Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign leaders to spare them.

  • A boy looks through his damaged home near Sanaa Airport, Yemen
    Apr 26, 2015 23:59 IST

    Fighting escalates across Yemen, air strikes on capital Sanaa

    Air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook Yemen on Sunday in some of the most widespread combat since a Saudi-led alliance intervened last month against Iranian-allied Houthi militia who have seized large tracts of the country.

  • Nepal earthquake
    Apr 26, 2015 20:21 IST

    Around 3 lakh foreign tourists stranded in quake-hit Nepal

    Several countries have released the details on citizens who found themselves in Nepal at the time a strong earthquake hit on Saturday, killing more than 2,200 people.

  • Barack Obama
    Apr 26, 2015 23:56 IST

    Russian hackers read Obama's emails: Report

    Russian hackers penetrated White House's unclassified computer network in 2014 and accessed President Barack Obama's correspondence, according to a news report.

  • A collapsed building
    Apr 27, 2015 00:07 IST

    Rain adds ominous edge to Nepal quake tragedy

    Rain and fresh tremors on Sunday night added to the misery in Nepal hampering rescuers from sifting through tonnes of rubble to look for survivors of the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that has killed over 2,500 people so far and left more than 6,000 others injured.

  • handcuff
    Apr 26, 2015 20:38 IST

    Pak man jailed for 46 years for throwing acid on ex-wife

    A jealous Pakistani man has been sentenced to 46 years in jail and fined two million rupees by an anti-terrorism court for throwing acid on his ex-wife, leaving her visually impaired with one eye.

  • Everest avalanche
    Apr 26, 2015 18:52 IST

    Witnesses to Everest avalanche: 'I knew I had to survive'

    At least 17 people were killed and 61 injured when an avalanche set off by Saturday's massive Nepal earthquake swept down the Himalayas. The snow and ice ripped through key Mount Everest climbing routes and tore into base camp, the nylon mountaineering city that blossoms every year at the base of the world's highest peak.

  • Baghdad airport
    Apr 26, 2015 18:54 IST

    Car bombs kill at least 14 civilians in Iraq

    Car bombs ripped through commercial areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing at least 14 civilians, officials said.

  •  Barack Obama
    Apr 26, 2015 16:45 IST

    Obama pokes fun at political friends and foes at White House dinner

    At the gathering he jokingly called "a night when Washington celebrates itself," US President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim on Saturday at a range of political friends and foes, including the people running to succeed him.

  • Ferguson police racist
    Apr 26, 2015 18:39 IST

    Infant hidden in office drawer by mom minutes after birth dies in US

    In a shocking incident, an infant died of suffocation after her 25-year-old mother allegedly put her in a plastic bag and hid in desk drawer minutes after giving birth inside office bathroom in the US state of Michigan.

  • Malaysia
    Apr 26, 2015 18:30 IST

    Malaysia police say militant plot foiled ahead of summit

    Malaysian police said they arrested on Sunday 12 suspected Islamic militants who were plotting attacks in the country just as it prepares to host a Southeast Asian summit.

  • IS
    Apr 26, 2015 16:21 IST

    FBI investigating possible Islamic State terrorism plot in US: CNN

    The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a possible Islamic State-inspired terrorism plot in the United States, CNN reported on Saturday, quoting law enforcement officials.

  • Kathmandu, earthquake
    Apr 26, 2015 08:49 IST

    World offers help after Nepal earthquake, but few know scope yet

    As world leaders and global charities try to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated parts of tiny, mountainous Nepal, they are preparing emergency aid for the survivors but worrying how to make sure it gets there.

  • Jolts in Tibet
    Apr 26, 2015 15:17 IST

    Earthquake-devastated Kathmandu resembles a bombed city

    The Nepalese capital resembled a city pummelled by multiple bomb explosions on Sunday as the extent of the devastation caused by the powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake became clear.

  • anti-terror squad
    Apr 26, 2015 16:28 IST

    Pakistani security agencies to investigate activist's murder

    Pakistan's military intelligence agencies will investigate the murder of a human rights activist, shot after she hosted a talk on disappearances and killings in Baluchistan province where the army is fighting separatists, the military said on Saturday.