A cyclone packing winds of up to 230 kilometres an hour hit Australia’s Great Barrier Reef coast Friday night, officials said, as tens of thousands of people hunkered down amid warnings of devastation…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · International

13 Pakistan militants die in fresh infighting

At least 13 militants were killed in a bombing and a gunfight in Pakistan’s restive tribal areas Friday, the latest clashes in almost a week of infighting between rival…

April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International
Massive flames are seen devouring both vehicles just after the crash, and clouds of smoke billowed into the sky Thursday April 10, 2014 until firefighters had quenched the fire, leaving behind scorched black hulks of metal. The FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a grassy freeway median in Northern California and slammed into the bus carrying high school students on a visit to a college. At least nine were killed in the fiery crash, authorities said. – AP photo

Nine dead in road accident in California

A bus carrying students to tour a university in northern California crashed into a FedEx delivery truck, killing nine people Thursday, the university…

A cameraman walks in front of a home that was damaged by an earthquake in Nagarote, Nicaragua, late Thursday, April 10, 2014. A 6.1-magnitude earthquake damaged dozens of houses in western Nicaragua on Thursday, and authorities said some people were injured by falling ceilings, beams and walls. – AP photo

Nicaragua earthquake leaves one dead

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Nicaragua killed one person, left 33 injured and damaged more than 800 homes, the government…

Thai charity workers sift through the charred wreckage of a passenger van that crashed and caused fire in Ta Mai district of Chanthaburi province, eastern Thailand on Friday, April 11, 2014. The accident killed at least 9 passengers and injured 14 others, Thai media reported. – AP Photo

Nine Cambodians killed in Thai road accident

Nine Cambodians were killed Friday when a mini-bus carrying migrant workers returning home for the Buddhist New Year crashed and burst into flames in eastern…

April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Ukraine offer amnesty to pro-Russian rebels

Ukraine will not prosecute pro-Russian separatists who seized government buildings if they surrender their weapons and disperse, the country’s president said on Thursday, in a bid to ease a crisis that stoked fears of the country’s break-up.

MALAYSIA PLANE HUNT: New pings stoke optimism

A new acoustic signal was detected in the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on Thursday, further boosting confidence that officials are zeroing in on the missing plane after weeks of searching…

April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Modi admits having wife

Modi admits having wife

Narendra Modi, the Hindu nationalist who is front-runner to become India’s next prime minister, has publicly stated for the first time that he is married. He made the declaration in election papers filed this week, having long avoided questions…

April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Nepalese victims of war and human rights activists chant anti-goverment slogans during a protest in front of government offices in Kathmandu on Thursday. — AFP photo

Nepal bill offers amnesty for war crimes

Former Maoist rebels or security force members who committed crimes during Nepal’s civil war could be granted an amnesty except in cases of rape under planned legislation, a senior lawmaker said Thursday…

April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Scientists try 3-D printer to build human heart

It may sound far-fetched, but scientists are attempting to build a human heart with a 3-D printer.
Ultimately, the goal is to create a new heart for a patient with their own cells that could be transplanted. It is an ambitious project…

Heartbleed Bug: Tech firms urge password reset

Several tech firms are urging people to change all their passwords after the discovery of a major security flaw, BBC reported.
The Yahoo blogging platform Tumblr has advised the public to ‘change your passwords everywhere — especially your high-security…

April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Rahul taunts Modi over chowkidar remarks

Targeting Narendra Modi over his remarks that he wants to be a ‘chowkidar’ (watchman) of the country, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said sometimes a chowkidar also ‘indulges in theft’ so the ‘keys’ of the country cannot be given to just one person…

April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

New voter restrictions are a step back: Hillary

Former president Bill Clinton used the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act to criticise efforts in several states to restrict voting, notably photo identification requirements, saying they threaten to roll back half a century of progress…

Bush’s paintings are copied off: art critics

Not only has George Bush stunned the art world with his ability with a paint brush, it now appears the former US president is also a dab hand using internet search engines, The Guardian reported…

Mamata plays vote bank politics: Modi

Taking West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee head on, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday accused her of playing vote bank politics and said no real ‘parivartan’ (change) has taken place in the state…

April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

A slap worth Rs 85 lakh: AAP

Attacks on its leader Arvind Kejriwal appear to be a blessing in disguise for the Aam Aadmi Party. Donations to the party have registered a significant increase after four of the five attacks on Kejriwal. After Tuesday’s attack, the party received…

April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia


Iran described as ‘unacceptable’ Wednesday a decision by the United States to deny a visa to Tehran’s newly appointed UN ambassador over his alleged links to the 1979 US hostage crisis. The clash over the nomination threatens to complicate a key…

April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
This handout photo taken on April 7, 2014 and released on April 9, 2014 by Australian Defence shows Communications and Information Systems, Seaman Georgina Brooks signaling HMAS Success for a replishement at sea (RAS) on the starboard bridge wing of HMAS Perth while searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Two fresh signals have been picked up Australian ship Ocean Shield in the search for missing Malaysian flight MH370, raising hopes that wreckage will be found within days even as black box batteries start to expire. – AFP photo

Hunt for MH370 closes in on ‘final resting place’

The hunt for more black box “pings” from missing Malaysian airliner MH370 narrowed Thursday to a specific patch of remote ocean after the logging of fresh signals raised hopes wreckage…

April 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Indian residents wait outside a polling station booth in the village of Tigaon some 20kms from Faridabad on April 10, during the third stage of voting for national elections in the northern state of Haryana. India's upstart anti-graft party faced a key test as the national capital voted in the first major phase of the country's marathon general elections. – AFP photo

Indian general election third phase begins

The first major round of polling in 91 constituencies across the 11 states and three union territories began on Thursday in what is technically the third phase of the 16th Lok Sabha elections…

April 10, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia