8 killed in Bangla factory fire

31 Jan 2015

At least eight people, including women, were killed and more than 12 others injured today after a devastating fire broke out in a plastic ...

Cycling still in 2020 Paralympics

31 Jan 2015

Cycling will be part of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, despite initially being left off the list of sports due to an administrative oversight, ...

Tens of thousands march to support Spanish party

31 Jan 2015

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Madrid today in support of new anti-austerity party Podemos, a week after Greece elected ...

Obama to appear in public with Dalai Lama

31 Jan 2015

US President Barack Obama will appear in public at an event attended by the Dalai Lama next week in Washington, the White House has said, ...

Pilots in helium-filled balloon land safely in Mexico

31 Jan 2015

A helium-filled balloon piloted by an American and a Russian landed safely off the coast of Mexico early today after an audacious, nearly ...

South Africa riots raise worry about anti-foreign sentiment

31 Jan 2015

South African youths recently swept through an intersection in the heart of Soweto township, breaking into immigrant-owned shops and ...

Official: Yemen president refuses to reconsider resignation

31 Jan 2015

An official close to Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi says he is refusing to reconsider his resignation "at gunpoint." A ...

Aussies crush Koreans in extra time to win Asian Cup

31 Jan 2015

Substitute James Troisi smashed home a dramatic extra-time winner as Australia beat South Korea 2-1 to win their first Asian Cup title in ...

Pak mourns 61 killed in mosque bombing

31 Jan 2015

Pakistan today mourned the 61 victims of the suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Sindh province, as thousands of Shias rallied against ...

Search for MH370 will continue: Malaysia

31 Jan 2015

Malaysia today said the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 will continue even as families of the victims questioned why ...

2 passengers killed in bus crash in eastern Slovakia

31 Jan 2015

Slovak officials say two passengers have been killed in a crash of a Czech bus heading for the city of Uzhorod in Ukraine. Andrej Hirjak ...

IS fighters acknowledge defeat in Syrian town of Kobani

31 Jan 2015

Members of the Islamic State group have acknowledged for the first time that they were defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani. In a video ...

24 injured at anti-Charlie Hebdo protest in Kabul

31 Jan 2015

At least 24 people were injured today when a protest in Kabul against French magazine Charlie Hebdo turned angry, police said, with ...

BCCI to continue with Biswarup Dey as manager till WC warm-ups

31 Jan 2015

The BCCI has decided to continue with Biswarup Dey as Indian cricket team's administrative manager till the two warm-up games for the World ...

Officials say bombings kill 9 people around Iraq's capital

31 Jan 2015

A series of bombings in and around the Iraqi capital killed nine people today and a senior Kurdish commander died in clashes with Islamic ...

Bahrain strips 72 unrest convicts of citizenship: media

31 Jan 2015

Sunni-ruled Bahrain said today it had revoked the citizenship of 72 people convicted of "harming the interests of the kingdom" in unrest by ...

Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram

31 Jan 2015

An African Union official says African leaders have agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast ...

Former German president Richard von Weizsaecker dies at 94

31 Jan 2015

Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, who declared Germany's World War II surrender a "day of liberation" for his country as he ...

279 Indians died in Qatar in 2014

31 Jan 2015

A total of 279 Indians, who form Qatar's single largest expatriate group, died in the country last year, up from the 241 fatalities ...

Italy's lawmakers elect Sergio Mattarella as president

31 Jan 2015

Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the ...

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