World

  • Navy Yard Complex in Washington
    Jul 02, 2015 18:11 IST

    Washington police say no evidence of shooter at Navy Yard

    There was no evidence of a shooter at the Washington Navy Yard on Thursday morning, a Washington police department spokeswoman said two hours after initial reports emerged.

  • Farkhunda
    Jul 02, 2015 21:22 IST

    Afghan court overturns Farkhunda mob killing death sentences

    The death sentences of four men convicted in the mob killing of a woman accused of burning a Koran was set aside by an appeals court in Afghanistan.

  • Philippines ferry overturns
    Jul 02, 2015 13:17 IST

    Philippines passenger ferry capsizes: 36 dead, nearly 200 missing

    At least 36 people were killed after a passenger ferry with close to 200 people on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines on Thursday, officials said.

  • Art
    Jul 02, 2015 17:57 IST

    Van Gogh, Matisse paintings fading, losing bright yellow hues

    Paintings by Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh and French painter Henri Matisse are losing their bright yellow hues due to chemical reactions in the paint and thus are at risk of fading.

  • People celebrate
    Jul 02, 2015 21:07 IST

    Rainbows for 26 million Facebook users after gay marriage ruling

    People have been covering their profile photos with the Facebook-supplied overlay that uses the best-known symbol in the US of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement.

  • Gaza war
    Jul 02, 2015 21:04 IST

    A year after Gaza war, there is still much to fear

    A year after the bloody war ended in Gaza, there isn't a table empty on the terrace of this hotel overlooking the Mediterranean coast It is a far cry from the death and destruction that consumed Gaza a year ago, when Israel launched an air and ground assault to put an end to constant rocket fire by Hamas militants from Gaza. The July-August conflict left more than 2,100 Palestinians, most civilians, and 73 Israelis dead.

  • National Bank of Greece
    Jul 02, 2015 18:52 IST

    We take euro deposits, Greek bank pleads as customers withdraw cash

    Capital controls are prompting worried Greeks to withdraw as much cash as possible but, in an ironic counter-point, the country's National Bank declared Thursday its ATMs still accepted euro deposits.

  • breast implants
    Jul 02, 2015 18:55 IST

    'No error' by German agency in implant scare: French court

    A French appeals court on Thursday found German safety standards body TUV had "fulfilled its obligations" in certifying breast implants that were found to be faulty.

  • greece, crisis, parliament, alexis tsipras
    Jul 02, 2015 17:10 IST

    Debt crisis: Greece govt 'may resign' if referendum goes against it

    Greece's radical Left-wing government suggested it would quit if it fails to get its way in a make-or-break referendum on Sunday that could decide the country's financial future.

  • BBC
    Jul 02, 2015 20:23 IST

    BBC to cut 1,000 jobs due to changing viewing habits

    BBC on Thursday announced that it is cutting over 1,000 jobs as a part of a long-term savings programme. This was made more urgent due to threat to BBC funding as people now prefer getting their news online.

  • Bodies of tourists shot dead by a gunman lie near a beachside hotel in Sousse, Tunisia. (Reuters Photo)
    Jul 02, 2015 16:21 IST

    Tunisia arrests 8 with 'direct links' to beach massacre

    Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of direct links to a deadly attack on a Tunisian beach resort, while police have released four others detained earlier in the investigation, a government minister said Thursday.

  • East China
    Jul 02, 2015 18:13 IST

    Pak troop train falls into canal, sabotage suspected as 12 killed

    Four bogies of the train fell into the canal near Gujranwala after a section of the Head Chanawa bridge collapsed while the train was passing by the area. The train was en route from Punno Akal to Kharian Cantt in Gujrat city.

  • Indonesia 7
    Jul 02, 2015 12:44 IST

    Indonesian plane crash likely due to engine failure: Air force

    The Indonesian Air Force said on Thursday that the military plane which crashed on Tuesday into a residential neighbourhood killing 142 people, likely suffered an engine failure. But they denied that the aircraft was overloaded after reports emerged saying that civilians had paid to get onboard.

  • Yemen
    Jul 02, 2015 14:22 IST

    Yemen: UN declares emergency as Houthi rebels kill 31 in Aden

    More than 30 civilians have been killed under fire from Houthi rebels in the Yemeni second city of Aden, prompting the United Nations to declare its highest level humanitarian emergency in the war-torn country.

  • Taiwan
    Jul 02, 2015 10:32 IST

    Captain pulled 'wrong throttle' before TransAsia plane crashed

    "Wow, pulled back the wrong side throttle" -- was what the captain of a TransAsia Airways ATR plane that crashed in Taiwan in February said. The captain had switched off the working engine after the other lost power, the Aviation Safety Council (ASC) confirmed on Thursday in its latest report on the crash which claimed the lives of 43 people.