- Apr 26, 2015 09:18 IST
Seventeen bodies have been recovered at the base camp on Mount Everest where hundreds of climbers are stranded after an earthquake in Nepal on Saturday triggered an avalanche on the world's highest peak, a mountaineering official said.
- Apr 26, 2015 00:27 IST
The earthquake of 7.9 magnitude that jolted Nepal on Saturday may have felt like a terrifying ‘here-and-now’ event, but its origins go back some 50 million years— it was caused by the same seismic forces that produced the Himalayas, the world’s tallest mountain range, experts say.
- Apr 25, 2015 23:30 IST
It’s actually an old story, but hit the headlines for the number of migrants who drowned: various accounts put the figure at least at 800, if not more. They were on a dangerous journey for a better life, seeking a destination that turned out to be too far.
- Apr 25, 2015 23:45 IST
The chief of the Chinese Aircraft Industry also told a Chinese daily that under the contract signed between the two countries, Pakistan will receive a total of 110 JF-17 Thunder aircraft from China. Defence minister Khwaja Asif had earlier announced that China would be building more aircraft in a joint venture with Pakistan but had not announced their number or time frame.
- Apr 25, 2015 22:35 IST
Police from seven European countries have detained 26 people in a crackdown on a horsemeat trafficking ring, two years after a tainted meat scandal rocked the continent, the EU's judicial agency Eurojust said on Saturday.
- Apr 26, 2015 00:48 IST
The United States will send disaster response and rescue teams to Nepal and has authorised an initial $1 million in aid after a major earthquake killed hundreds in the mountainous Asian nation, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday.
- Apr 25, 2015 21:00 IST
At least five persons, including an 83-year-old woman, were today killed in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region after a powerful earthquake of 7.9 magnitude jolted neighbouring Nepal.
- Apr 26, 2015 08:49 IST
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.
- Apr 26, 2015 07:26 IST
Kathmandu and many places across Nepal woke up to another big jolt on Sunday morning even as the country ramped up rescue efforts a day after a massive 7.9-magnitude earthquake killed nearly 1,900 people, flattened buildings and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Residents in the Kathmandu Valley spent the night in the open, under tents or on the streets, as several big aftershocks continued to jolt the country.
- Apr 25, 2015 21:18 IST
PepsiCo Inc is dropping artificial sweetener Aspartame from Diet Pepsi in an attempt to stop and reverse the slump in sales in the United States in recent years.
- Apr 25, 2015 16:59 IST
Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders thronged the beaches of Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula on Saturday to remember the heroism and sacrifice of their forefathers who took part in the World War I campaign against the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago.
- Apr 25, 2015 19:25 IST
The video shows Cameron greeting religious leaders such as Morari Bapu with folded hands, while his wife Samantha appears at various Indian events decked in a sari.
- Apr 25, 2015 16:34 IST
US Olympic champion turned reality TV star Bruce Jenner came out as transgender on Friday, saying: "For all intents and purposes, I'm a woman."
- Apr 25, 2015 16:41 IST
A Japanese man was arrested Saturday for allegedly flying a small drone with traces of radioactivity onto the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office, police said.
- Apr 25, 2015 10:17 IST
Li Pei, former head of the aircraft project under the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, described the JF-17 as a major achievement in cooperation between Beijing and Islamabad in the defence sector.