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.

  •  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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nepal earthquake
    Apr 26, 2015 11:35 IST

    Twitterati show what Nepal quake did to these heritage sites

    The 7.9-magnitude quake that struck Nepal not only exacted a terrible human toll, it damaged or destroyed several of the country’s centuries-old temples and UNESCO heritage sites.

  • Nepal earthquake
    Apr 26, 2015 15:04 IST

    Nepal quake: How they got it wrong with insensitive posts on social media

    The ripples of the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal were also felt on social media, where some were left red faced thanks to their insensitive posts on Twitter and Facebook.

  • 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.

  • Mount Everest
    Apr 26, 2015 16:59 IST

    Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.

  • 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.