Sydney: Pope Francis has revealed he once made money by kicking people out of clubs as a bouncer.
Bangkok: Protesters demanding the resignation of Thailand's premier Yingluck Shinawatra today claimed a "partial victory" after police allowed them to storm the government headquarters, easing tensions after three days of clashes that claimed at least four lives.
Bangkok: All Indians nationals in Thailand, rocked by massive anti-government protests that have claimed four lives, are safe and sound, Indian Ambassador Anil Wadhwa said today.
BEIJING: China, which successfully launched its first ever mission to land an unmanned spacecraft on the Moon, has expressed interest in space cooperation with India which has sent its first interplanetary mission to Mars.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has turned down Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s request to allow Taliban to set up an office in the country, according to a media report on Monday.
ISTANBUL: Turkey deported 1,100 European citizens who came to Turkey to join Al Qaeda-linked groups fighting in Syria to their home countries, a Turkish daily reported Sunday.
DHAKA: Bangladesh main opposition party BNP and its rightwing allies have extended a 72-hour nationwide strike for two more days demanding the postponement of polls, even as the deadline to file nomination papers ends on Monday.
CAIRO: At least 20 people, including two women and four children, died Sunday in a new aerial bombardment in the city of Al Bab, in the northern province of Aleppo, the Syrian Human Rights Observatory reported.
Manila: About a thousand traumatised survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon fled their homes in one central province following false rumours of a tsunami, civil defence officials said today.
Bangkok: As the political violence in Thailand intensified after a week of protests aimed at toppling PM Yingluck Shinawatra’s government, Thailand deployed Army troops to assist the police in tackling the mob of demonstrators who on Sunday tried to barge into the PM’s office and the police headquarters, reports said.