BEIJING: At least 26 miners were killed in a gas explosion in a coal mine operating without necessary safety clearance in central China’s Henan province, officials said today.Read More »
PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber today targeted a crowded bus terminal at Kohat in Pakistan’s restive northwest, killing at least 16 people and injuring 20 others in the latest in a string of deadly terrorist attacks.Read More »
LONDON: The sensational case of an Indian-origin couple who went on a honeymoon to South Africa after a ‘fairytale’ marriage in India has taken a new turn with the Bristol-based husband being arrested for allegedly organising the killing of his new wife, Anni Dewani.Read More »
LONDON: Whistle-blower website WikiLeaks founder, Mr Julian Assange, who was arrested here on Tuesday on suspicion of rape in Sweden after remaining incommunicado for nearly a week, was sent to custody after being denied bail by a British court.Read More »
TEHRAN/GENEVA: The Iranian President, Mr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says lifting sanctions imposed on Iran would help achieve progress in nuclear talks currently under way in Geneva.
State television quoted him on Tuesday saying “canceling the mistakes you made” would “definitely be helpful,” referring to several rounds of UN sanctions.
DUBAI: A Saudi passenger carried four snakes including a python in his hand luggage in an eight hour flight between Indonesia and UAE, with most of his fellow travellers blissfully unaware of the danger.Read More »
KUALA LUMPUR: Amnesty International has called on the Malaysian government to end judicial caning, saying it was a form of torture and left thousands permanently scarred every year. The London-based group’s report was based on interviews with 57 caning victims and released in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.Read More »
WASHINGTON: Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba had planned to assassinate the Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi and use Kerala and Tamil Nadu as base for carrying out strikes in southern India, according to a secret US diplomatic cable.Read More »
SEOUL: South Korea Saturday repeated its warning it will hit back hard at North Korea in the event of another expected attack.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: Two compartments of India-bound Thar Express train derailed after hitting an explosive device planted on the tracks in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province Saturday though there were no casualties.Read More »