• Bangkok blast
    Aug 30, 2015 11:39 IST

    Bangkok bomb suspect uncooperative: Thai junta chief

    Thailand's army chief on Sunday said that the man arrested in connection with the deadly Bangkok bomb blast was not cooperating.

  • Islamic State
    Aug 29, 2015 23:44 IST

    Pakistan bans Islamic State, US issues travel advisory

    Pakistan has banned the Islamic State militant group that has overrun vast stretches of Iraq and Syria after repeatedly denying the dreaded outfit's presence within its territory.

  • Al-Jazeera journalists
    Aug 29, 2015 14:16 IST

    Egypt court sentences Al Jazeera journalists to 3 yrs in prison

    An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has triggered an international outcry.

  • Bangkok blasts
    Aug 29, 2015 15:09 IST

    Thai police charge foreign man over Bangkok bombing

    Thai police on Saturday charged a foreign man over last week's Bangkok bombing, the first arrest connected to an attack that has rattled the junta-run kingdom and damaged its tourist-haven reputation.

  • Austria finds 20, maybe up to 50, migrants dead in truck
    Aug 30, 2015 01:26 IST

    71 migrants died 'in an hour' in Austria death truck

    Police are still scanning every corner of the vehicle and autopsies are ongoing. Here's a breakdown of what we know so far about the passengers, how they died, the vehicle and four suspects arrested in Hungary.

  • Sita Air Dornier plane crash
    Aug 30, 2015 01:35 IST

    7 dead in Nigeria air force plane crash, say officials

    Commodore Dele Alonge, air force spokesman, said the Dornier-228 aircraft had taken off from Kaduna Military Airfield Saturday morning bound for the country's capital, Abuja, when it crashed in a house in the Ribadu area.

  • Greece, Alexis Tsipras
    Aug 29, 2015 21:36 IST

    Greek snap polls: Tsipras urges for mandate as Syriza's lead narrows

    Alexis Tsipras abruptly resigned last week, days after clinching an €86 billion ($97 billion) bailout package from Greece's eurozone and International Monetary Fund lenders, aiming to crush a rebellion by far-left lawmakers and tighten his grip on power.

  • Swaziland girls
    Aug 29, 2015 18:25 IST

    38 young Swazi women die on road to royal ceremony

    At least 38 young women have died in a road accident in Swaziland on their way to an annual ceremony where the king might have chosen one of them as his wife, an advocacy group said on Saturday.

  • Austria migrant truck
    Aug 30, 2015 01:08 IST

    New migrant truck found in Austria, 3 kids hospitalised

    The vehicle was intercepted near Braunau am Inn in western Austria and contained 26 "illegal foreigners" from Syria, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who said they wanted to go to Germany. The Romanian driver, who had refused to pull over for a routine check, was arrested.

  • Afghanistan attack
    Aug 29, 2015 20:58 IST

    5 dead in gunbattles between rival Taliban factions

    At least five were killed in gunbattles between rival Taliban factions in southern Afghanistan, a top official with the insurgent group said on Saturday. The clashes took place at a time when members of the Taliban meet in Pakistan to resolve a leadership crisis following the death of its former leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.

  • Mars
    Aug 30, 2015 01:13 IST

    One year and counting: Nasa's Mars isolation experiment begins

    Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii on Friday, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping space agency Nasa prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars.

  • Chinese Army, World War II
    Aug 29, 2015 19:15 IST

    China to release prisoners under rare amnesty deal on WWII anniv

    Thousands of prisoners will be released from jails across China by the year-end after the government decided on Saturday to implement a criminal amnesty legislation to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on September 3 and the end of the Japanese occupation of the country.

  • Susan Rice
    Aug 29, 2015 15:44 IST

    US NSA to visit Pak days after cancellation of its talks in India

    The United States national security adviser, Susan E Rice, will discuss the regional security situation as she arrives in Pakistan on Sunday on a day-long visit, Dawn reported.

  • China
    Aug 29, 2015 23:29 IST

    From China to Pakistan: A well-thought-out 3,000km lifeline

    Through September, working groups of Chinese and Pakistanis will finalise 40-plus projects to launch the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Both governments see this as more than just a construction project.

  • Climate SOS
    Aug 29, 2015 15:00 IST

    How will climate change affect your livelihood by 2030?

    Here, then, are a few scenarios for a climate-altered future, when rising temperatures are closing in on the threshold of two degrees Celsius (3.6 degree Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels which scientists warn we should not cross.