• Myanmar Floods, Flooded streets, Monsoon
    Aug 04, 2015 13:44 IST

    Myanmar govt admits 'weak' response as floods threaten country

    Myanmar's government admitted its "weak" response to floods inundating huge areas of the country had hampered evacuation efforts as officials warned that swollen rivers were threatening new areas.

  • Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak
    Aug 04, 2015 14:52 IST

    PM's funds from 'donations', not linked to scandal: Malaysia

    Malaysia's anti-graft agency stated that nearly $700 million deposited into the Prime Minister's personal bank accounts were from "donations" and not related to a brewing scandal.

  • Alexander Khochinskiy, Nazi art, US extradition
    Aug 04, 2015 11:38 IST

    US judge blocks extradition of art dealer to Poland over Nazi loot

    A Russian art dealer accused by Polish authorities of illegally acquiring an 18th-century painting stolen during the Second World War by the Nazis cannot be extradited from the US, a Manhattan federal judge ruled.

  • Kosovo parliament, War crimes, Serbia,
    Aug 04, 2015 10:50 IST

    Kosovo govt votes for creation of new war crimes court

    Kosovo's parliament voted to change the constitution and create a war crimes court, which western nations wants to try ethnic Albanian former guerrilla fighters for alleged war crimes including organ harvesting.

  • Shafqat Hussain
    Aug 04, 2015 08:47 IST

    Pakistan faces criticism for hanging 'teen' killer Shafqat

    Pakistan on Tuesday executed a convicted killer whose supporters say was a juvenile at the time of his crime, despite strenuous objections from rights groups and the United Nations.

  • The day after weather gods thundered
    Aug 04, 2015 10:15 IST

    Flash flood in China: 9 people swept away, 8 bodies recovered

    A flash flood has struck a scenic area outside the city of Xi'an in central China, sweeping away nine Chinese tourists. Eight bodies have been recovered.

  • US astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
    Aug 04, 2015 14:47 IST

    Buzz Aldrin walked on Moon, claimed $33.31 in travel expenses

    Buzz Aldrin claimed $33.31 in travel expenses for a journey from Houston to the Moon and back, according to a Twitter post by the Apollo 11 astronaut who became the second person to walk on the lunar surface in 1969.

  • Hillary
    Aug 04, 2015 09:45 IST

    Hillary Clinton's White House campaign airs its first TV ads

    Democratic hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million to air the first television ads of her 2016 bid for the White House in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.

  • Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi
    Aug 04, 2015 10:04 IST

    Pakistan govt may not challenge Lakhvi's bail again: Official

    Pakistan may not seek to challenge the bail revocation to Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi again, according to a senior official on Monday who cited the government's "own weakness" for not challenging the decision despite the deadline for resolving the 26/11 case ending over a month ago.

  • Hassan Rouhani
    Aug 04, 2015 00:02 IST

    Nuke deal a “third way” for Iran: Rouhani

    Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, affirmed his confidence in Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers, tackling the criticisms of hardliners and highlighting the achievements of his two-year-old presidency.

  •  ex-Taliban members
    Aug 03, 2015 23:51 IST

    Taliban dissidents launch parallel council

    Amid a widening rift over succession following Mullah Omar’s death, senior Taliban leaders opposed to Mullah Akhtar Mansour’s nomination as the group’s supremo have launched a parallel council, according to media reports.

  • Country roads take me home
    Aug 03, 2015 23:46 IST

    Buy a 35-acre farm for $200 and 1,000 words in the US!

    Essays for the farm must be postmarked by October 1. After reviewing them, the owners will select 25 finalists and pass the essays along to a panel of three judges — an educator, a hobby farmer and a horse enthusiast — who will select a winner on November 26.

  • Obama SOTU 2
    Aug 04, 2015 01:35 IST

    Obama says climate change one of 'key challenges' of our time

    In an attempt to at least try to slow the process, Obama announced that power plant owners must cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030.

  • PKK
    Aug 03, 2015 20:54 IST

    PKK claims deadly suicide bombing on Turkish troops

    Members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Monday claimed that one of its guerrillas carried out a deadly suicide attack against troops in eastern Turkey as a reprisal for the alleged bombing of a civilian village.

  • A symbolic image of an earthquake
    Aug 04, 2015 01:06 IST

    5.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Baluchistan: USGS

    The USGS said that the earthquake struck at a depth of 27km with its epicenter located 82 kilometres Khuzdar district where strong shockwaves were felt. However, a Pakistan meteorological department official said the earthquake in fact measured at 5.5 magnitude with a depth of just 10km, and 70km from Khuzdar.