South Sudan sacks army chief after rebels seize oil hub

24 Apr 2014

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir sacked his army chief today after rebels seized a major oil hub, unleashing two days of ethnic slaughter ...

Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

24 Apr 2014

The founder of Russia's leading social media network, a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg, has left his post as CEO ...

4 dead: Car bomb blast at Nairobi police station

24 Apr 2014

Police in Nairobi say four people have died after a car bomb blast just outside a police station in central Nairobi. David Kimaiya, the ...

Scientists reverse memory loss in mice with Alzheimer's

24 Apr 2014

Spanish scientists have for the first time used gene therapy to reverse memory loss in mice with Alzheimer's, an advance that could lead to ...

3 charged with sending chemical equipment to Syria

24 Apr 2014

US prosecutors have charged a Pennsylvania man and two foreign citizens with conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare detection ...

Berlusconi signs up for community service

24 Apr 2014

Italian former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi officially signed up to his community service today, agreeing to a court document which ...

Exhumation of suspected mass grave begins in Serbia

24 Apr 2014

Forensic experts began exhumation work today on a suspected mass grave in Serbia believed to contain remains of ethnic Albanians killed ...

Iraq officials targeted as violence kills 13

24 Apr 2014

Militants shot dead an Iraqi provincial councillor and bombed the education minister's convoy today, as violence killed 13 people ...

Bomb blast wounds UN peacekeeper in Mali: UN

24 Apr 2014

A roadside bomb struck a UN vehicle in northern Mali today, wounding a peacekeeper from Guinea during a UN visit of foreign dignitaries, an ...

Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job

24 Apr 2014

Spacewalking astronauts replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station today and got their orbiting home back up to full ...

Camilla's brother dies

24 Apr 2014

The Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles' brother Mark Shand has died after sustaining a serious head injury. The 62-year-old travel ...

Amazon Prime wins deal with HBO

24 Apr 2014

Amazon scored a deal today to distribute old shows from premium cable television channel HBO (Home Box Office) to its monthly Prime ...

Jadeja all-round show helps Chennai beat Rajasthan by 7 runs

24 Apr 2014

Ravindra Jadeja produced a brilliant all-round display after Dwayne Smith's fine batting show as Chennai Super Kings defended a modest ...

60 per cent of China underground water polluted: report

24 Apr 2014

Sixty percent of underground water in China which is officially monitored is too polluted to drink directly, state media have reported, ...

UAE man, wife attacked by armed robbers in London

23 Apr 2014

A group of masked armed men forced their way into a flat in central London to steal money, passports and important documents from a family ...

Pak earns nearly USD 1.1 bln in 3G/4G auction

23 Apr 2014

Pakistan today raised USD 1.128 billion in the auction of 3G and 4G licences to cellular service providers in the country, bringing it at ...

Chennai beat Rajasthan by 7 runs

23 Apr 2014

Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by seven runs in their IPL match here today. Brief Scores: Chennai Super Kings: 140 for ...

Moscow insists Kiev pull back troops from the east

23 Apr 2014

Russia insisted today that Kiev pull back its troops from eastern Ukraine and accused Washington of distorting an agreement to ease the ...

Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

23 Apr 2014

Four centuries after his death, renowned English poet and playwright William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words ...

Bahrain expels envoy of Shiite Ayatollah Sistani

23 Apr 2014

Authorities in Sunni-ruled Bahrain today expelled the representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in the latest manifestation of ...

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