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Next time you pass a stranger, smile

CHICAGO: Believe it or not, people who have been acknowledged by a stranger feel connected to others, says a recent study.  So the next time you're out walking about, you may want to give passers-by a smile, or at least a nod.

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Nineteen perish in mall fire in Qatar

DOHA, QATAR: Qatar's Interior Ministry said 13 children were among 19 people killed in a fire that broke out in one of the country's fanciest shopping malls late Monday morning, raising questions about building safety in the booming Gulf state.

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Sarabjit files fresh clemency appeal

ISLAMABAD: Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, convicted for alleged involvement in bomb attacks in 1990 in Pakistan, has sent a fresh clemency appeal to the President, Mr Asif Ali Zardari, media report said today.

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