• Wall Street, Stocks, Federal Reserve
    Aug 02, 2015 18:02 IST

    All eyes on Greek banks as Athens stock exchange reopens tomorrow

    Attention will be focused on Greece's embattled banks on Monday when the Athens stock exchange reopens after a six-week shutdown imposed while the country was negotiating with the European Union, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other creditors regarding the bail-out talks on its debt crisis.

  • A butterfly collecting nectar
    Aug 02, 2015 17:37 IST

    Butterflies, ants battle it out to become UK's favourite insect

    Will it be the small tortoiseshell butterfly or the black garden ant that bags the title of UK's favourite insect? An online poll will decide! The poll has been launched to find the answer by the Royal Society of Biology.

  • Turkey clashes Kurds Air strikes
    Aug 02, 2015 12:40 IST

    Two soldiers dead, 24 injured in Kurdish suicide attack in Turkey

    Kurdish rebels on Sunday drove an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle into a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding a further 24 according to the authorities, in the latest escalation of violence between government forces and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.

  • Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood
    Aug 02, 2015 12:22 IST

    Egyptian court jails 300 Muslim Brotherhood loyalists

    An Egyptian court sentenced 300 loyalists of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood group of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for three to 10 years in prison over violence charges.

  • Ahmad al-Basheer, The Basheer Show, Iraq comedy, IS
    Aug 02, 2015 10:20 IST

    Laughing at IS: Iraq's Jon Stewart combats jihadists with satire

    Defying death threats, an Iraqi television comedian, Ahmad al-Basheer, is taking on the Islamic State group with biting satirical sketches like the one above, with his sharp, incisive humour aimed at dispelling the aura of fear that surrounds the militant group.

  • Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe, Lion Poaching
    Aug 02, 2015 07:58 IST

    Conflicting reports over killing of Cecil the lion's 'brother'

    Uncertainty surrounds the fate of another lion linked to Cecil, the beloved Zimbabwean lion slain by an American dentist whose killing caused a global outcry, after a conservation group reported that his "brother" Jericho had also been killed Saturday.

  • AFP, La Reunion, MH370 debris 
    Aug 02, 2015 15:53 IST

    MH370 search: New 'metallic debris' found on La Reunion island

    Several pieces of "metallic debris" have been discovered on La Reunion island, the same island where a Boieng 777 wing part believed to belong to missing Malaysia Airways flight MH370 washed up last week, a source close to the ongoing investigation said on Sunday.

  • Myanmar floods
    Aug 02, 2015 08:40 IST

    Severe flooding hampers rescue efforts in Myanmar, at least 27 dead

    Severe flooding across Myanmar hampered rescue efforts on Saturday as thousands sheltered at monasteries after rising waters triggered by torrential rains killed at least 27 people, officials said.

  • Blackbushe
    Aug 01, 2015 21:49 IST

    'Osama's sister, her husband and mother killed in UK jet crash'

    A sister of former al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed along with her husband and mother when a private plane crashed in southern England on Friday, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Saturday.

  • Space Peanut
    Aug 02, 2015 12:04 IST

    Nasa captures images of 'space peanut' asteroid

    Nasa scientists have captured a peanut-shaped asteroid that approached close to Earth last weekend. The next time an asteroid will approach Earth this close will be in 2054.

  • Mullah Akhtar Mansour New Taliban head
    Aug 01, 2015 20:20 IST

    New Taliban head urges unity in ranks, continuance of insurgency

    New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour called for unity in the movement on Saturday in his first audio message since becoming the head of the fundamentalist group that faces a deepening existential crisis after the death of longtime supreme chief Mullah Omar.

  • Islamic State
    Aug 01, 2015 19:41 IST

    Syria: Al Qaeda-led religious court executes 10 in Aleppo

    At least 10 people were executed on Saturday in Syria's Aleppo city on the orders of a religious court dominated by al Qaeda affiliate al Nusra Front, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

  • Beijing Hare Rama Hare Krishna chant ISKCON
    Aug 02, 2015 01:00 IST

    When people danced to 'Hare Rama, Hare Krishna' in Beijing

    In auditorium in Beijing, musicians from India played the mridangam, flute and harmonium as trained singers sang “bhajans” and the well-known tune of “Hare Rama, Hare Krishna” associated with devotees of Krishna.

  • MH370
    Aug 01, 2015 14:21 IST

    MH370 search: Airplane debris arrives in France for investigation

    Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion which may belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for further investigation.

  • Trump president
    Aug 02, 2015 00:52 IST

    US presidential candidate Donald Trump is here to stay

    Sceptics and critics in the Republican party and outside who had earlier dismissed Donald Trump as a “clown”, “entertainer” and a “non-serious candidate” are re-editing themselves, realising that he is still in the race for the White House.