World

  • Old City God Temple
    Mar 30, 2015 23:22 IST

    Falling short of space, China offers money to bury dead at sea

    China as it turns out is increasingly falling short of space – for its dead. And, in a bid to check the demand for land to bury the ashes, Beijing has decided to double the money it was already giving to citizens as financial incentive for burials at sea.

  • Alexis Tsipras
    Mar 30, 2015 18:33 IST

    Cash-strapped Greece wrangles with creditors, PM faces grilling

    Cash-strapped Greece wrangled on Monday with its creditors over a new package of reforms needed to unlock vital bailout funds as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prepared to face grilling in parliament on the negotiations.

  • Mar 30, 2015 17:56 IST

    Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis Bosnia mass

    Salem Hajdarovac didn't sleep for a whole week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honor of carving a special chair that Pope Francis will sit on during his visit to Bosnia.

  • UK Parliament
    Mar 30, 2015 14:21 IST

    Campaign kicks off for tight UK polls on May 7, Parliament dissolved

    Britain’s Parliament was dissolved on Monday and election officials formally sounded the bugle for the 7 May general election widely seen as the most unpredictable one in living memory, with smaller parties making another coalition the most likely outcome.

  • Uighurs
    Mar 30, 2015 14:09 IST

    China's jailing of man who grew beard 'absurd'

    A Munich-based rights group has termed “ridiculous” the six-year prison term given to man in northwest China’s restive Xinjiang province for allegedly growing a beard and provoking disturbance.

  • Yemen
    Mar 30, 2015 13:34 IST

    Warplanes hit Yemen's Sanaa overnight, after dawn

    Warplanes struck Yemen's capital Sanaa overnight and after daybreak on Monday, residents said, on the fifth day of a campaign by Saudi-led forces against Houthi forces opposed to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

  • Modi
    Mar 30, 2015 13:26 IST

    Personal details of Modi, top world leaders leaked; India seeks action

    The personal details of world leaders travelling to Australia for the G20 summit were mistakenly emailed to a member of the Asian Cup football local organising committee, a report said Monday.

  • 2
    Mar 30, 2015 12:31 IST

    Ex-Israeli PM Olmert convicted in another corruption case

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, already facing a six-year prison term after a corruption conviction, was found guilty on Monday in a separate case of accepting illegal payments from a U.S. businessman.

  • US blogger
    Mar 30, 2015 11:49 IST

    Bangladesh: Another blogger hacked to death in Dhaka

    Latest attack on the country's independent writers after an American atheist blogger was killed in the same way in February

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook
    Mar 30, 2015 11:32 IST

    Apple CEO Tim Cook slams US 'dangerous discrimination' laws

    Apple chief Tim Cook slammed what he called a wave of "dangerous" laws in several US states that he said promote discrimination and erode equality, in an editorial published Sunday.

  • British physicist Stephen Hawking
    Mar 30, 2015 11:21 IST

    Brand Stephen Hawking: World renowned physicist to trademark his name

    World-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking is getting his name trademarked, joining the ranks of celebrities such as JK Rowling and David Beckham who have turned their names into brands. Hawking has applied to the Intellectual Property Office to have his name formally registered.

  • German Wings Airbus
    Mar 30, 2015 10:56 IST

    After French Alps crash, another Germanwings plane pilot tells flyers he'll ensure their safety

    A number of pilots at Lufthansa's low-cost subsidiary Germanwings have refused to fly following a deadly plane crash in the French Alps that killed 150, but the captain of one of the aircraft of the company's fleet personally welcomed passengers on board and assured them of safety a day after the incident.

  • A Qantas
    Mar 30, 2015 10:15 IST

    Australia orders two on flight decks after Alps crash

    Australian airlines must ensure that two crew are on the flight deck at all times, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said Monday in response to the Germanwings disaster.

  • Solar Impulse
    Mar 30, 2015 09:53 IST

    Solar Impulse leaves Myanmar for China

    Solar Impulse 2 took off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay early Monday and headed for China's Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun.

  • Waves
    Mar 30, 2015 07:46 IST

    Tsunami warning issued for parts of Pacific after earthquake

    A powerful earthquake rattled the south Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning for vast swathes of the Pacific and as far north as Russia. The magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck at a depth of 65 kilometers, about 50 kilometers southeast of the town of Kokopo in northeastern Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Geological Survey said.