World

  • Sep 03, 2015 08:27 IST

    China flaunts military might, says will cut forces by 300,000

    In a display of its military might, China on Thursday held a massive military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory against Japan in the World War II at the sprawling Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

  • Nepal quake
    Sep 03, 2015 16:06 IST

    Nepal hasn't spent any of $4.1bn donor money 4 months after quake

    It has been two months since foreign countries and international agencies pledged $4.1 billion to help Nepal recover from its worst natural disaster, the government is yet to make arrangements to receive the money and has spent nothing on reconstruction.

  • Moscow, Domodedovo International Airport
    Sep 03, 2015 13:22 IST

    Around 40 flights delayed after fire at Moscow airport

    Moscow's main international airport was briefly evacuated on Thursday morning, and around 40 flights delayed, after a fire broke out in the baggage handling area.

  • Syrian refugee girl
    Sep 03, 2015 11:58 IST

    War stops 13mn from going to school in Middle East, N Africa

    More than 13 million children are not able to attend school, leaving their hopes and futures shattered, due to prolonged conflicts across the Middle East and North Africa, the United Nations Children's Fund said in a report issued on Thursday.

  • Malaysia, boat sinking
    Sep 03, 2015 12:17 IST

    At least 13 killed as migrant boat capsizes off Malaysia

    At least 13 people have drowned after a small wooden boat carrying about 70 Indonesian migrants sank in the Malacca Strait early on Thursday.

  • Tony Abbott
    Sep 03, 2015 11:44 IST

    IS worse than Nazis as they boast about their evil: Tony Abbott

    Jewish groups slammed Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday for his statement that Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria were worse than Nazis as they "boast about their evil".

  • Syrian toddler, Turkey
    Sep 03, 2015 14:54 IST

    Canada woman had tried to sponsor family of Syrian boy who drowned

    Canada rejected a request to take in a Syrian family that later drowned trying to get to Europe, according to a lawmaker who said the request involved a 3-year-old boy depicted in shocking photographs that have touched many hearts across the world.

  •  Barack Obama
    Sep 03, 2015 12:29 IST

    Obama to discuss conflicts in Syria, Yemen during Saudi King meet

    With clashing views on Middle Eastern crises coming to the forefront, US President Barack Obama will host Saudi Arabia's King Salman in their first and long-delayed White House summit on Friday.

  • Liberation Army
    Sep 03, 2015 11:23 IST

    Guns and drones: China's mighty military parade in pics

    Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed his country's growing military might on Thursday, but pledged to reduce troop levels by 300,000 to show his country poses no expansionist threat. Here are some stunning pics from the event.

  • Rebekah Brooks
    Sep 02, 2015 20:55 IST

    Phone-hacking: Rebekah Brooks back as Murdoch’s UK head

    Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of the ‘News of the World’ who resigned in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal in 2011 but was acquitted in court, is returning as the head of Rupert Murdoch’s UK operations from September 7.

  • British library Taliban-related documents
    Sep 02, 2015 22:58 IST

    Wary of terror laws, British Library spurns Taliban archive

    Scholars and academics have criticised the British Library after it refused to host a large collection of Taliban-related documents that date to the 1990s — including newspapers, maps, books of Sharia law, poetry — due to concerns that it may contravene terrorism laws.

  • Barack Obama
    Sep 02, 2015 23:27 IST

    Obama's landmark Iran nuclear deal safe after senate victory

    President Barack Obama’s legacy-defining Iran deal is safe and well on its way now, with the deal gaining all the congressional votes it needed to survive any attempt to kill it on Wednesday.

  • Chinese female military
    Sep 03, 2015 14:09 IST

    Poll | Will China's military parade hurt or improve its image?

    China put on a mighty display of military power on Thursday in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War 2, an event shunned by most Western leaders but which underscored Beijing's growing confidence in its armed forces.

  • Syrian migrant, Turkey
    Sep 03, 2015 12:22 IST

    Drowned Syrian kid's father wants to be 'buried with him'

    The drowned toddler seen lying on a Turkish beach in a photo that sparked shock around the world on Thursday has been identified as three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, whose five-year-old brother Galip and mother Rehan also died when their boat capsized.

  • flu
    Sep 02, 2015 21:38 IST

    Ukraine outbreak brings polio back to Europe, 2 kids paralysed

    In a setback for a global eradication campaign, two children in southwestern Ukraine have been paralysed by polio in the first outbreak of the disease in Europe since 2010, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday.