SYDNEY, SANTIAGO, CHILE: A strong earthquake struck the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries and no tsunami alert has been issued.Read More »
LONDON: Britain has assured India that it will continue to allow post-study work-experience permits to students, provided they get appropriate jobs commensurate with their qualifications or degrees, the India's Commerce and Industry Minister, Mr Anand Sharma has said.Read More »
OSLO: A lay judge, Mr Thomas Indreboe in the trial of confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was dismissed today for saying online that the anti-Muslim extremist deserves the death penalty for killing 77 people in a bomb-and-shooting massacre.Read More »
LAHORE: Pakistan and India should take a lesson from the recent avalanche that buried 138 people in the Siachen sector and review troop deployments on the Himalayan glacier, the Foreign Minister, Ms Hina Rabbani Khar said yesterday.Read More »
JAKARTA: A moderate 5.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.
The quake struck at 10:17 am (0217 GMT), at a depth of nearly 10 kilometres (six miles), 169 kilometres northwest of Kendari.
OSLO NORWAY: The right-wing fanatic, AP Anders Behring Breivik behind a bomb-and-shooting massacre that killed 77 people in Norway, admitted to the “acts” on Monday but pleaded not guilty to criminal charges, saying he was acting in self-defence.Read More »
JOHANNESBURG: The South African President, Mr Jacob Zuma will marry his fourth wife next weekend, will tie the knot at his family homestead in Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal province, said the presidential spokesman, Mr Mac Maharaj.Read More »
KABUL: Taliban militants launched a wave of simultaneous suicide and gun attacks in Afghanistan targeting the diplomatic area, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) bases, and the Parliament at seven locations in Kabul and three other eastern cities but no Indian target was attacked.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: A total of 384 prisoners, including some "dangerous" militants, escaped from a jail in northwest Pakistan today after it was attacked by more than 100 Taliban fighters armed with rockets and automatic weapons.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: Eight decades after Bollywood icon Dilip Kumar left his ancestral home near the famous Qissa Khwani Bazar in Peshawar city, Pakistani authorities are in the final stages of acquiring the crumbling building so that it can be preserved as a national heritage site.Read More »