JAKARTA: Rescue teams searched for survivors Sunday after a busy bridge collapsed in central Indonesia, sending a bus, cars and motorcycles crashing into the river below. Four people were killed and scores more were missing.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: In a major border flare-up, 25 Pakistani soldiers were killed when NATO helicopters from Afghanistan fired on a check post in the country’s northwest, prompting Islamabad to cut off all supplies for US and allied forces in Afghanistan.Read More »
KATHMANDU: India and Nepal will sign the key Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) during the day-long visit of Finance Minister Mr Pranab Mukherjee here on Sunday, a move which will help create better investment climate for Indian businesses in this country.Read More »
DHAKA: Bangladesh Saturday said it expects India not to proceed with the cross-border hydro-electric Tipaimukh dam project in Manipur without consulting it, warning that it may approach international courts if it is “ignored” by New Delhi.Read More »
JERUSALEM: Three years ago, Baby Moshe, the unforgettable face of Mumbai attacks, escaped the carnage clinging to his nanny not knowing that his parents were killed, but now a four-year-old he knows they have fallen victims to terrorists.Read More »
RABAT: Moroccans voted Friday in the country's first legislative election since the constitution was reformed to give Parliament more power, with an Islamist party expected to post strong gains.Read More »
LONDON: Central European newspapers have speculated that Prince Charles could lay claim to the throne in Romania because of his ancestral links with Vlad the Impaler and King Michael.
Vlad the Impaler was a bloodthirsty nobleman of Romania who inspired Dracula while King Michael, 90, was the last king of the country who reigned from 1927 to 1930, and again from 1940 to 1947.
COLOMBO: Luxury tourist destination Maldives has been asked to stop forthwith public flogging of women found guilty of extra-marital sex.Read More »
SANAA: Loyalists of the Yemeni President, Mr Ali Abdullah Saleh shot dead at least four people in the capital Sanaa today casting a pall over a hard-won deal for his departure after 33 years in power.Read More »
UNITED NATIONS: Arguing that the UN Security Council is no longer reflective of contemporary reality, India has said this poses the “most important challenge” to global peace and security as well as conflict prevention.Read More »