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Movement of missing plane consistent with deliberate action: Malaysian PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Not ruling out a hijack, Malaysia Saturday said the movement of the missing Flight MH370 with 239 people on board was “consistent with deliberate action by someone on plane”.

Now, a tool to predict lightning

WASHINGTON: A group of American scientists are developing a lightning forecast system that could predict which storm clouds are likely to produce lightning and also indicate its duration.

Iran to file lawsuit agaisnt the US Iran to sue US over UN envoy’s visa refusal


TEHRAN: The Iranian parliament has given a 10-day ultimatum to the government to file a lawsuit against the US for denying visa to Iran’s UN envoy-designate, an official said Monday.

India, China hold strategic dialogue, hail momentum in ties


BEIJING: India on Monday assured China of its commitment to consolidate strategic bilateral ties based on mutual trust as well as sensitiveness to each other’s concerns and aspirations, as

‘Sri Lanka has no faith in international probe’

COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan government Saturday said it has no fait h in an international investigation into the alleged human rights abuses occurred during the civil war in the country.

21 killed, 45 injured in Iraq violence

BAGHDAD: At least 21 people were killed and 45 wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq Saturday, police and medical sources said.

No replacement for new UN envoy: Iran

TEHRAN: Iran does not have any replacement for its newly-proposed UN ambassador who has been denied entry visa by the US, the Iranian government said Saturday.

Co-pilot of missing plane made mid-air phone call: report

KUALA LUMPUR: The co-pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines plane made a desperate call from his mobile phone moments before the jet went off the radar with 239 people on board under mysterious circumstances on March 8.

22 missing after Indonesian boat capsizes

JAKARTA: As many as 22 people have been missing since Tuesday in Indonesia's Papua province as their boat sunk after getting hit by huge waves, local media reported Friday.

Kerry to attend talks with EU, Russia and Ukraine

GENEVA: US Secretary of State John Kerry will join the four-party talks over Ukraine situation scheduled to be held next week in Geneva, a statement from US mission in Geneva said Friday.