DHAKA: Bangladesh is mulling limiting the President’s sweeping powers to declare emergency and promulgate key ordinances under caretaker governments which are installed every five years to conduct general elections.Read More »
BANGKOK: MORE than 200 Australian travellers have been stranded in southern Thailand as mudslides and floodwaters claimed more than a dozen lives in eight provinces.Read More »
TOKYO/FUKUSHIMA: Japanese government today blasted the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant for its “absolutely unacceptable” mistake of giving an extremely high radiation reading, as engineers battled to contain the country’s worst atomic crisis.Read More »
AMMAN: Jordan’s Lower House has said it absolutely rejects calls see King downgrading constitutional authorities of King Abdullah II.
Stating the king receives his powers from the constitution, the 120-member lower house Sunday said it will work to ensure that the king remains “powerful” to preserve the Jordanian identity and the constitution, Xinhua reported.
CIUDAD JUAREZ (MEXICO): Authorities in Mexico’s Chihuahua state along the US border have announced preventive health measures to stanch a return of an H1N1 epidemic after four people recently died of the virus.Read More »
KABUL: A team of suicide bombers shot their way into the compound of a road construction company in eastern Afghanistan and detonated a truck loaded with explosives, killing 20 people and wounding about 50, the Afghan government said today.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister, Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani will travel to Mohali to watch the India-Pakistan World Cup semi-final March 30, it was announced on Sunday, following an invitation from the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh who unleashed cricket diplomacy to ease persistent tensions between the two countries.Read More »
TOKYO/FUKUSHIMA: Japanese authorities today detected radioactivity 10 million times higher than normal in water in one of the six reactors at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant forcing evacuation of workers, as the government warned that the crisis was far from over.Read More »
UNITED NATIONS: There was a sense of disbelief among ministers and ambassadors from diverse nations when the chairperson of the 11th Info-Poverty World Conference held at the United Nations introduced the jeans-clad Ms Chhavi Rajawat as head of a village in India.Read More »
TRIPOLI/WASHINGTON: Backed by air strikes from coalition forces, Libyan rebels today advanced westwards after recapturing the strategic towns of Ajdabiya and Brega, as French fighter jets destroyed five air force planes and two helicopters in an attack on forces loyal to the Libyan Leader, Mr Muammar Gaddafi.Read More »