SHANGHAI: Shanghai’s legislature on Tuesday passed an amendment to relax the city’s birth control policy, becoming the sixth region in China to allow couples to have a second child if either parent is an only child.
BEIJING: China summoned US Charge d’Affaires here and lodged a strong diplomatic protest after President Barack Obama met the Dalai Lama at the White House despite warnings from Beijing that the meeting would damage ties.
WASHINGTON: US and European Union officials have hailed a key role played by India in the global fight against piracy that has resulted in a remarkable drop in piracy off the coast of Somalia.
SYDNEY: G20 ministers Saturday began their two-day deliberations to work out a “real and tangible framework” to push global growth amid clamour for a more transparent tapering programme by the US Fed Reserve with a view to reducing volatility in the global financial markets.
MOGADISHU: At least 12 people, including permanent secretary of the Somalian prime minister and an ex-intelligence commander, were killed Friday in an attack by Al-Shabaab militant group on Somalia’s presidential palace here, a minister said.
WASHINGTON: The US space agency -- NASA -- said Friday it has suspended the recovery testing of a test version of its next generation spacecraft -- Orion -- off the coast of California.
KIEV: As thick black smoke rose from the barricades encircling the protest camp in central Kiev Wednesday, the Ukrainian president blamed opposition leaders for the deadly violence in which at least 25 people died and 241 were injured.
BANGKOK: Defiant Thai protesters Wednesday surrounded the temporary office of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, intensifying their campaign against her after police crackdown left five people dead and 70 others injured.
UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday expressed grave concern over renewed violence and deaths in the Ukranian capital city, while reiterating his appeal to all parties involved to act with restraint.
CHICAGO: A missing Indian-American student Pravin Varughese was found dead in a wooded area Tuesday, nearly a week after he was last seen, according to a media report.