World

  • Mount Everest
    Apr 26, 2015 09:18 IST

    Everest avalanche: Choppers rescue injured climbers, 17 bodies found

    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.

  • 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.

  • Nepal, earthquake
    Apr 26, 2015 00:27 IST

    Millennia-old glitch with new trait caused Nepal earthquake: Experts

    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.

  • Migrants rescued
    Apr 25, 2015 23:30 IST

    Europe's migrant crisis: EU's funds not enough, say critics

    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.

  • Nepal, earthquake
    Apr 26, 2015 12:10 IST

    Nepal earthquake death toll crosses 2,200, rescuers dig out bodies with hands

    Rescue workers dug through piles of rubble with their bare hands to pull out bodies on Sunday after a massive earthquake devastated the Kathmandu Valley, killing more than 2,200 and flattening infrastructure, homes and historic sites.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping.
    Apr 25, 2015 23:45 IST

    Close friends: China to provide 110 fighter jets to Pakistan

    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.

  • European police bust horsemeat trafficking ring
    Apr 25, 2015 22:35 IST

    Europe's police bust horsemeat trafficking ring, arrests 26

    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.

  • Kerry cottage
    Apr 26, 2015 00:48 IST

    US sending disaster team, initial $1 million to Nepal

    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.

  • Jolts in Tibet
    Apr 25, 2015 21:00 IST

    Nepal quake jolts neighbouring Tibet, leaves 12 dead

    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.

  • Kathmandu earthquake nepal
    Apr 26, 2015 07:26 IST

    Nepal earthquake death toll climbs to nearly 1,900, massive rescue efforts on as aftershocks continue

    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.

  • diet pepsi
    Apr 25, 2015 21:18 IST

    Sales slump forces Pepsi to drop artificial sweetner in drink

    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.

  • Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband
    Apr 25, 2015 16:59 IST

    Thousands remember Anzac heroism on Gallipoli centenary

    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.

  • The Prime Minister and his wife joined some 3,000
    Apr 25, 2015 19:25 IST

    'Neela hai asmaan': Cameron woos Indian voters in Hindi

    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.

  • Bruce Jenner
    Apr 25, 2015 16:34 IST

    US Olympic hero Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender

    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."

  • Abe
    Apr 25, 2015 16:41 IST

    Japan man arrested over drone found on PM's office roof

    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.