• Texas
    May 04, 2015 07:51 IST

    Texas: 2 suspected of carrying bombs killed at Prophet cartoon event

    Texas police shot dead two gunmen who opened fire at an exhibit near Dallas of caricatures of Islam's Prophet Mohammad organised by an anti-Islamic group, authorities said on Sunday.

  • Pakistan school attack
    May 04, 2015 14:58 IST

    Gunmen attack school in Pakistan, one dead

    Unidentified gunmen attacked a school in Pakistan on Monday and killed a guard, police said, raising fears of a repeat of a deadly school attack five months ago that toughened Pakistan's resolve to fight militants.

  • Princess of Cambridge
    May 04, 2015 13:59 IST

    Barely 2 days old, Princess of Cambridge already worth 80mn pounds

    The Princess of Cambridge has already provided a boost to the British economy worth an estimated 80 million pounds with the royal fans busy buying commemorative souvenirs.

  • Everest avalanche
    May 04, 2015 15:48 IST

    Nepal: Everest not officially closed despite avalanches after quake

    Mount Everest remains open to climbers, a senior official at Nepal's tourism department said on Monday, despite avalanches after last month's devastating earthquake destroying much of the established route to the summit of the world's highest peak.

  • Nepal earthquake rescue work
    May 04, 2015 11:51 IST

    Little chance of finding quake survivors, Nepal asks foreign search and rescue teams to leave

    Nepal's government urged foreign workers in the quake-hit capital to return home on Monday as major rescue work in Kathmandu and surrounding areas have been completed and that the remaining operations can be handled by local workers. However, work remained in the villages and remote mountain areas and foreign aid volunteers could work with local police and army rescuers in those areas, he said.

  • Nepal
    May 04, 2015 13:42 IST

    Nepal's tourism industry hit hard, to lose 2 lakh visitors

    Nepal's devastating earthquake that has claimed nearly 7,300 lives so far is likely to hit the 10 billion-rupee tourism industry, the country's main forex earner, hard, losing as many as two lakh international tourists, including many Indians, in the immediate future.

  • Kabul
    May 04, 2015 10:58 IST

    Suicide bomb attack on Kabul bus kills one, injures 15

    A suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying staff of the Afghan Attorney General’s office in the capital Kabul on Monday, injuring at least 10 people, media reports said.

  • Quake
    May 04, 2015 09:53 IST

    5.6 magnitude quake hits New Zealand, no damage reported

    A strong 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand's South Island on Monday with local authorities saying it shook buildings but caused no serious damage.

  • Air France flight
    May 04, 2015 10:49 IST

    Air Arabia flight diverted to UAE airbase after blast threat

    An Air Arabia airliner flying from Kuwait to the United Arab Emirates was diverted to a UAE military airbase on Sunday after a passenger warned the plane was about to explode, the UAE state news agency WAM reported.

  • Nepal earthquake
    May 04, 2015 10:36 IST

    After damage, Nepal quake-ravaged temple faces threat from looters

    Surrounded by ochre rubble, Pannakaji beds down on a mattress wedged between Buddha statues at Kathmandu's "Monkey Temple", hoping to deter looters from the quake-ravaged site where his ancestors have served as priests for 1,600 years. Some of the seventh-century stupas remain intact and a few statues miraculously survived the disaster, but those that did now risk being pillaged by looters or desperate devotees hoping for a bit of good luck after the devastation.

  • Xi Jinping
    May 04, 2015 11:27 IST

    Xi Jinping calls for 'equal' political talks with Taiwan

    Chinese President Xi Jinping offered the head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party on Monday "equal" talks to resolve their political differences, but only if Taiwan accepts it is part of China, a concept many Taiwanese balk at.

  • Taliban
    May 04, 2015 10:11 IST

    Taliban, Afghan negotiators unable to agree ceasefire

    Taliban representatives met with Afghan political figures for a second day in Qatar on Sunday, and one participant said the two sides discussed a possible ceasefire but ultimately disagreed over the continued presence of US troops in the country.

  • Baltimore curfew lifted
    May 04, 2015 09:24 IST

    Baltimore: Curfew lifted, National Guard begins pullout

    Baltimore lifted a curfew on Sunday that was imposed across the US East Coast city following widespread riots, as thousands of National Guard troops began to pull out.

  • Nepal earthquake
    May 03, 2015 22:47 IST

    Bodies of foreigners among 51 found in quake-hit Nepal trekking region

    Police have found more than 50 bodies, including those of six foreigners, in Nepal's popular Langtang trekking region following last weekend's devastating earthquake, a senior local official said Sunday.

  • Ali Abdullah Saleh
    May 04, 2015 01:54 IST

    Saudi Arabia-led troops in 'limited' first Yemen deployment

    The Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen sent a "limited" force to the city of Aden Sunday, Yemeni sources said, in what would be its first ground deployment inside the country.