03 Jun 2015
Washington: The wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan have left nearly 150,000 soldiers and civilians dead since 2001, a new US study estimates. Another 162,000 have been wounded since the US-led offensive that toppled the Taliban government in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks, says the study by the Costs of War Project, based at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.
02 Jun 2015
Beijing: Hundreds were feared dead today after a cruise ship capsized in Asia's longest river Yangtze in central China as rescuers braved strong winds and downpour to scan its hulk for survivors among the 458 on board, mostly elderly, in one of the country's worst shipping tragedies.
31 May 2015
Washington: An Islamic State fighter who appeared in an online video calling for jihad was trained in counter-terrorism tactics on American soil under a State Department programme before defecting to the dreaded terror group, according to US officials.
25 May 2015
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet commissioners and representatives of employees' unions of the civic bodies of Delhi on June 1 to resolve the issue of non-payment of salaries, a statement said on Monday.
26 May 2015
NAIROBI: Islamist militants from Somalia attacked two police patrols in neighbouring Kenya on Tuesday, triggering a gun battle in a rural area hit by a string of cross-border raids, both sides said.Somalia's Al Shabaab fighters said they had killed 25 Kenyan officers, an account contradicted by the police force that said one of its men had died and four had been wounded.
26 May 2015
Washington: A man in the Milwaukee city of US, who was pronounced dead after collapsing, began to move his limbs and breathe just before he was about to be transported to the morgue.Police found that the 46-year-old man from Wisconsin state had collapsed last week at his apartment and called for paramedics.
25 May 2015
Lucknow: At least four people were killed and over 100 injured when seven coaches of Muri Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, police said.
28 May 2015
Brussels: The European Union (EU) on Wednesday asked its member states to admit 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea landing in Italy and Greece, which have been overstretched by an influx of migrants.
06 Apr 2015
Sonepat: Naked bodies of an unidentified man and a woman were on Monday found inside two steel trunks dumped near a park in the district, following which Haryana police has sent five teams to neighbouring states to crack the case, which it suspects to be of honour killing.
23 May 2015
Hyderabad: Heat wave in several parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has claimed 153 lives so far even as people continue to reel under intense heat wave conditions, officials said on Saturday.