World

  • scotland david cameron
    Apr 19, 2015 00:00 IST

    United Kingdom warms up to India-style era of coalitions

    Anybody following India’s many coalition governments since the mid-1990s will find the situation in Britain before the May 7 poll familiar. After David Cameron led the first coalition government since 1945 from 2010 to 2015, the country seems set for another.

  • MMRCA scrapped
    Apr 18, 2015 23:49 IST

    Rafales add to India’s strike ability: Xinhua

    Comparing Rafale fighters to it’s Chinese counterpart Chengdu J-10, Chinese news agency Xinhua said the Rafale jets add a definite edge to the striking capabilities of the Indian armed forces.

  • Masarat Alam
    Apr 18, 2015 17:42 IST

    Top 5 videos this week: From Masarat Alam's anti-India rally to Modi charming NRIs

    From separatist leader Masarat Alam’s anti-India rally in Srinagar to Prime Minister Narendra Modi charming NRIs in Canada, here is the round up of this week's most watched videos.

  • Sydney police
    Apr 18, 2015 15:15 IST

    Masked gunman fires shots in Australia; no one injured

    A masked gunman on Saturday fired off eight rounds in the middle of a shopping strip in Western Sydney where most businesses are owned by Indian-Australians, prompting authorities to launch a probe into the incident.

  • london riots
    Apr 18, 2015 15:02 IST

    30 detained as xenophobic attacks simmer in South Africa

    South African police detained more than 30 people overnight as xenophobic violence simmered around the economic hub Johannesburg, officials said on Saturday.

  •  jet bomber
    Apr 18, 2015 11:00 IST

    At least 21 killed in fighting near Libyan capital

    At least 21 people were killed in fighting near Libya's capital Tripoli Friday, military sources said, as the country's rival parliaments met in Morocco for UN-brokered peace talks aimed at forming a unity government to end the unrest.

  • Bamako, Mali
    Apr 18, 2015 10:03 IST

    Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists claim UN suicide attack in Mali

    A jihadist group led by Al-Qaeda-linked Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide attack on the United Nations in Mali, in a recording released on Friday by Mauritanian news agency Alakhbar.

  • British PM David Cameron
    Apr 18, 2015 01:15 IST

    Cameron talks tough, but ducks TV debate

    Prime Minister David Cameron dubbed as a ‘coalition of chaos’ the widely expected possibility of Labour and Scottish National Party (SNP) joining hands after the May 7 elections, but stayed away from a live television debate with five other leaders on Thursday night.

  • Yemen
    Apr 18, 2015 01:10 IST

    UN calls for $274m Yemen aid, ceasefire

    The United Nations launched an appeal on Friday for almost $275 million to aid 7.5 million people in Yemen over the next three months, as fighting intensifies in the south and air strikes pound 18 of Yemen’s 22 provinces.

  • India China flag
    Apr 18, 2015 01:01 IST

    Closeness with Pakistan should not bother India: China

    The Sino-Pakistan economic corridor project that is likely to run through Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir should not be of any concern to India as it is outside the scope of bilateral disputes that the two South Asian neighbours have, Beijing said Friday.

  • hurricane Dean
    Apr 17, 2015 22:58 IST

    'Isis' removed from UN list of hurricane names

    'Isis' has been removed from the official list of names of future hurricanes as it was now deemed inappropriate because of the eponymous militant group, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday.

  • Sam Rainsy at Choeung Ek.
    Apr 17, 2015 15:43 IST

    Cambodia marks 40 years since evacuation of Phnom Penh

    Tearful survivors on Friday marked 40 years to the day since the Khmer Rouge marched on Phnom Penh, ending a civil war but heralding a terror that would kill a quarter of Cambodians and leave the capital a ghost town.

  • MESSENGER spacecraft around Mercury.
    Apr 17, 2015 15:37 IST

    NASA spacecraft to crash into Mercury in 2 weeks

    After more than four years of orbiting Mercury, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft will crash into the solar system's innermost planet in two weeks when it runs out of propellant.

  • Modi Jinping
    Apr 17, 2015 15:12 IST

    India, China run by forceful leaders today: TIME

    Both India and China are run by "forceful leaders" eager to put their "stamp on history", with Prime Minister Narendra Modi working to lead from the front after Manmohan Singh's decade of "increasingly listless rule", according to TIME magazine.

  • Muslim couple
    Apr 17, 2015 14:43 IST

    Australian woman defends Muslim couple, shames racist on video

    A young Australian woman has emerged as a hero on social media and in her country after standing up for a Muslim couple who were subjected to racial abuse aboard a train in Sydney.