UN chief hails G8 leaders' understanding on Syria
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Tuesday welcomed the understanding reached on Syria by leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) industrial nations.
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60 killed in Nigerian village attacks
At least 60 people were killed in Nigeria Tuesday when some gunmen stormed four villages of Zamfara state early morning, residents and security sources said.
US reporter who felled Gen McChrystal dies in crash
Michael Hastings, the Rolling Stone journalist who triggered the 2010 downfall of US Afghanistan commander General Stanley McChrystal, died in a car crash, his employer ..
Amitav Ghosh among 12 longlisted for UK prize
Indian author Amitav Ghosh is among a group of award-winning writers and poets to make the longlist of Warwick Prize for Writing here today.
Pakistan working on new policy to stop US drone strikes: Aziz
Pakistan is working on a new policy to stop US drone strikes, which are a contravention of the country`s sovereignty and counter-productive for the campaign against terr ..
Obama defends surveillance of American communications
As the US whistleblower accused President Barack Obama of worsening "abusive" practices, Obama defended extensive surveillance of US communications, saying it had disrup ..
Over 30 wild animals seized from Singapore flat
Over 30 wild animals of highly endangered species such as the slow loris, marmoset, Indian star tortoise and ball python, prohibited for being kept as pets, have been se ..
White House briefs Indian officials on Xi's visit
The White House has briefed India on the summit meeting between US President Barack Obama
and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, which was held recently in Californi ..
China seeks explanation of US surveillance programme
China on Monday joined the growing international chorus in demanding an explanation from the US over its controversial surveillance programmes which had collected troves ..
Cameron looks isolated at home over arming Syrian rebels
British Prime Minister David Cameron is now looking isolated after expressing his desire to arm Syrian rebels. The latest to bash some sense in him is the London Mayor B ..
Indian named editor of The Independent
A 29-year-old Indian-origin journalist was today named the editor of The Independent, becoming the first non-white editorial head of a UK national paper.