Beijing: At least 15 people were killed and 26 others fell sick today following liquid ammonia leak at a refrigeration unit in China’s commercial hub of Shanghai.Read More »
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's state-run media Sunday accused UN human rights chief Navi Pillay of being "prejudiced", a day after she warned that the island was becoming "increasingly authoritarian".Read More »
CAIRO: Egyptian security forces have foiled a "terrorist" attack against a container ship in the Suez Canal as it was targeted in an attempt to disrupt traffic through the busy strategic waterway, officials said today.Read More »
BEIJING: China's disgraced leader Bo Xilai mentioned the names of former President Hu Jintao and ex-security czar Zhou Yongkang during his high-profile trial over graft charges but the references were omitted from the transcript released by court, a media report said today.Read More »
CAIRO: The US Saturday moved closer to military intervention in Syria with President Barack Obama saying he was considering a “limited, narrow” strike with “no boots on the ground” even as UN experts probing the alleged use of chemical weapons left the war-torn country.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: Granting of MFN status to India is not on the table “for the time being”, Pakistan’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said while stating Islamabad was committed to promoting cordial relations with New Delhi and other neighbouring countries.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: About 8,000 people have been affected by flood in Matiari district of Pakistan’s Sindh province as the Indus river continues to be in spate, Online News Agency reported Friday.Read More »
BEIJING: Four people were killed and 10 others injured Saturday after an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale struck southwest China.
The quake hit the border area of Shangri-La and Deqen counties in Yunnan Province and Derong County in Sichuan Province at 08:04 a.m. (local time), according to the China Earthquake Network Centre.
WASHINGTON: A man who allegedly threatened to decapitate the first Hindu-American lawmaker, Tulsi Gabbard, was ordered to remain in jail for now after a court appearance in San Diego, California.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: At least four persons, including an alleged Al Qaeda militant, were killed Saturday when a US drone struck in the lawless North Waziristan region after a lull in the CIA’s spy plane campaign in Pakistan.Read More »