06 Jan 2016
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia recorded 336 dengue deaths - the highest ever - last year as it saw a whopping 50 per cent jump in the number of fatalities due to mosquito-borne viral disease compared to 2014, the government said today.
19 Dec 2015
Brussels: NATO allies agreed yesterday to send aircraft and ships to Turkey to strengthen Ankara's air defences on its border with Syria, the alliance's chief said, a package that is partly designed to avoid any more shoot-downs of Russian planes.
01 Dec 2015
Beijing: Beijing yesterday issued its highest smog alert, upgrading itself from yellow to orange to red level. Shandong province, on the other hand, issued a yellow alert last morning as visibility in parts of the region dropped below 200 meters.
27 Nov 2015
Brussels: Belgium reduced the terror alert in Brussels yesterday, five days after it was raised to the highest possible level that saw schools and the metro closed, the government's crisis centre said.
23 Nov 2015
Brussels: Brussels will remain at the highest possible alert level today with schools and metros closed over a 'serious and imminent' security threat in the wake of the Paris attacks, the Belgian Prime Minister said.
18 Jul 2015
Washington: White House aspirant Hillary Clinton's longtime associate Huma Abedin, whose father is from India and mother from Pakistan, is the highest paid staffer in the US Presidential campaign, taking home an annual salary of more than USD 277,000.
18 Mar 2015
Washington: The White House has received poisonous cyanide packed in an envelope carrying the address of a man who had earlier sent a similar package covered in urine and feces to US President's official residence, informed US Secret Service.
14 May 2015
Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be accorded a rare "highest-level reception" by President Xi Jinping as the two leaders look to deepen their personal ties, Chinese official media said on Thursday.
03 Mar 2015
New York: India is home to the fourth largest number of billionaires across the world, while the US tops the charts followed by China and Germany.
13 Jul 2015
Brussels: Greece has secured debt restructuring and medium-term financing in a growth package worth 35 billion euros in a deal with its creditors that will allow the country to stay in the euro, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in Brussels on Monday.