• Air Canada (Andrew Vaughan/ AP Photo)
    Mar 29, 2015 14:11 IST

    Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing

    An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and left the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials said early Sunday that 23 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries.

  • An ethnic Uygur man in Urumqi
    Mar 29, 2015 16:56 IST

    Chinese court jails Uighur Muslim for 6 years for growing beard

    A court in China's mainly Muslim Xinjiang region has sentenced a man to six years in prison for "provoking trouble" and growing a beard, a practise discouraged by local authorities, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

  • A waitress
    Mar 29, 2015 17:00 IST

    Party like it's 3000 BC: Egyptian beer vessels unearthed in Tel Aviv

    Fragments of ancient beer-brewing basins unearthed in Tel Aviv indicate that Egyptians more than 5,000 years ago had settled farther north than previously known and were imbibing in what is now Israel's most hard-partying city.

  • Andreas Lubitz
    Mar 29, 2015 13:28 IST

    Struggle to explain what motivated Germanwings co-pilot in flight

    A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside.

  • Yemen air strikes
    Mar 29, 2015 15:08 IST

    Air strikes cripple Yemen's main airport, kill 15 rebel troops

    Arab coalition warplanes targeting Iran-backed rebels bombed the runway at the Yemeni capital's international airport and killed 15 pro-rebel troops elsewhere in Sanaa, military and aviation sources said Sunday.

  • Yemen
    Mar 29, 2015 13:47 IST

    Pakistan sending plane to evacuate those stranded in Yemen

    Pakistan says it will send a plane to Yemen to begin evacuating its citizens amid a Saudi-led campaign of airstrikes there targeting Shiite rebels who have taken control of much of the country.

  • Germanwings
    Mar 29, 2015 10:15 IST

    Germanwings French Alps crash: Captain shouted 'open the damn door'

    The captain of a passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, shouted at the co-pilot to "open the damn door" as he made desperate attempts to return to the locked cockpit, according to a German newspaper Sunday.

  • Ferguson protests
    Mar 29, 2015 16:04 IST

    'Animal House' or house of horrors? US fraternities at a crossroads

    Fraternities have long been a fixture of American college life, but revelations about sexual assault and racism are casting a pall over hard-partying "Greek life" on campus.

  • Lee Kuan Yew
    Mar 29, 2015 13:29 IST

    Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee, world joins in

    Tens of thousands of people braved heavy rain and lined the streets of Singapore on Sunday to catch a last glimpse of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as his funeral procession wound through the country he helped build.

  • Germanwings, Andreas Lubitz
    Mar 29, 2015 18:26 IST

    Germanwings crash co-pilot Lubitz may have had detached retina: Report

    The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes, a German newspaper said on Sunday.

  • Idlib, Islamic State, Syria
    Mar 29, 2015 07:46 IST

    Islamist groups seize strategically important Syrian city Idlib

    Islamist groups including al Qaeda's Nusra Front have seized the city of Idlib for the first time in Syria's civil war, fighters and a monitoring group said on Saturday.

  • Andreas Lubitz
    Mar 28, 2015 21:11 IST

    Alps crash: Medicine for psychological illness found at co-pilot's home

    German police have found medical treatments for psychological illness at the home of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a jet into the French Alps, killing 149 people and himself, a German newspaper said on Saturday.

  • Iran nuclear site
    Mar 29, 2015 09:53 IST

    Iran, powers struggle to overcome disputes in push for nuclear deal

    The foreign ministers of France and Germany joined the top US and Iranian diplomats on Saturday to help break an impasse in nuclear negotiations as major powers and Iran closed in on a two- or three-page accord that could form the basis of a long-term deal.

  • Boko haram nigeria voting
    Mar 29, 2015 08:16 IST

    Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds from voting in Nigeria

    Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history.

  • Mangolia
    Mar 28, 2015 23:40 IST

    ‘Mongolians in China are not free’

    In December, a Chinese Mongolian teenager was exonerated from a crime he had committed in 1996. But it was a little too late: Huugjilt had been executed for the crime — the rape and murder of a woman in a public toilet — the same year. China’s state-controlled newspapers and news agencies splashed the news for days. Commentaries talking about judicial reproach and the rule of law in China were being written even three months later.