• A320 cockpit
    Mar 27, 2015 12:42 IST

    Germanwings crash fallout: Airlines adopt new cockpit rules

    Airlines and policy makers rushed to mandate two crew members be in the cockpit at all times following revelations that the co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight deliberately crashed the plane when left alone at the controls.

  • islamic state, sunni tribe
    Mar 27, 2015 12:16 IST

    Iraqi Sunni tribe wages costly battle against IS group

    The consequences of the al-Jabouri tribe's decision to ally with Iraq's Shiite-led government against their fellow Sunnis in the Islamic State group are etched on row after row of gravestones in this palm-shaded town by the Tigris River.

  • bomb attack
    Mar 27, 2015 11:39 IST

    Bomb blast kills two policemen in Karachi: Officials

    A bomb blast hit a police van in Karachi Friday morning, killing at least two policemen and wounding 14 other people, officials said, the latest violence in Pakistan's strife-torn biggest city. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the blast but militants linked to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda have attacked police vehicles in the city in the past.

  • Yemen: Saudi-led coalition air strikes
    Mar 27, 2015 09:34 IST

    Yemen: Saudi strikes rebels; Iran warns of 'dangerous step'

    Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition kept up raids against Houthi Shiite rebels on Friday in support of Yemen's embattled president, who headed to an Arab summit to garner support as Iran warned the intervention was "dangerous".

  • Hassan Rouhani
    Mar 27, 2015 10:00 IST

    Rouhani writes to Obama as Iran talks near deadline

    Iran's president appealed to global leaders including Barack Obama on Thursday as negotiators raced against the clock to agree the outlines of a deal that puts an Iranian nuclear bomb out of reach.

  • new york fire
    Mar 27, 2015 09:46 IST

    New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed

    An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble on Thursday and flames spread to nearby buildings in what officials said appeared to be a gas-related explosion, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across surrounding streets in the heart of Manhattan's fashionable East Village.

  • A320 cockpit
    Mar 27, 2015 11:17 IST

    MIT expert: US rules make chances of cockpit takeover slim

    US flight regulations make it unlikely that a single jetliner pilot could barricade himself or herself inside the cockpit like French prosecutors say the Germanwings co-pilot did before crashing his airliner into the French Alps, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology aviation analyst has said.

  • Mar 27, 2015 11:34 IST

    Ten killed in stampede during Hindu ritual in Bangladesh

    At least 10 people were killed in a stampede during a Hindu ritual attended by thousands of devotees on the banks of a river near the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, police said on Friday.

  • Andreas Lubitz
    Mar 27, 2015 07:53 IST

    Alps Germanwings crash: Co-pilot suffered 'bout of depression,' reports daily

    The Germanwings co-pilot said to have deliberately crashed his Airbus with 149 others aboard into the French Alps suffered serious depression six years ago, German daily Bild reported Friday.

  • Farmers
    Mar 27, 2015 09:01 IST

    Oldest remains of processed wheaten food discovered in China

    Chinese archaeologists have discovered the oldest processed wheaten food remains in the country, indicating the people ate bread-like food 2,600 to 2,900 years ago.

  • Andreas Lubitz
    Mar 27, 2015 07:13 IST

    Pilots must have regular medical check-ups: UN agency

    Pilots must have regular mental and physical check-ups, the UN world aviation body has said, after it emerged that a Germanwings first officer deliberately crashed his plane killing all 150 on board.

  • IS
    Mar 27, 2015 01:36 IST

    US soldier, cousin arrested in Islamic State plot: Officials

    A US military reservist was arrested as he tried to travel to fight for Islamic State jihadists, along with a cousin planning to carry out attacks on military installations, authorities said Thursday.

  • Saudi air strikes
    Mar 27, 2015 01:21 IST

    Powerful explosions rock Yemen capital: Reports

    Powerful explosions rocked Sanaa Thursday night as a Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes against Shiite rebels in control of the Yemeni capital, an AFP correspondent reported.

  • Houthis
    Mar 26, 2015 22:05 IST

    Iran demands immediate halt to military actions in Yemen

    Iran demanded an immediate halt to Saudi-led military operations in Yemen on Thursday and said it would make all necessary efforts to control the crisis there, Iranian news agencies reported.

  • Maithripala Sirisena, Xi Jinping
    Mar 27, 2015 00:27 IST

    Sri Lanka assures China its interests will be protected

    Sri Lanka on Thursday assured China that it would provide favourable business environment for Chinese companies in the island nation, adding that problems with major infrastructure projects will be sorted out.