Infections may lower your IQ: study

22 May 2015

Infectious diseases may not only harm your physical health, but also lower your intelligence quotient (IQ), a new largest-of-its-kind study ...

Rebels seize hospital holding 150 Syrian soldiers: monitor

22 May 2015

Islamist rebels today overran a hospital in northwest Syria where at least 150 regime forces and dozens of civilians were trapped for ...

Kuwait magnate Khorafi dies at 75

22 May 2015

Kuwait's richest independent businessman, Jassem al-Khorafi, who served as speaker of the Gulf emirate's parliament for a decade, has died ...

Eiffel Tower closed amid workers' anger about pickpockets

22 May 2015

The Eiffel Tower is closed to the public because workers are protesting a recent rise in aggressive pickpockets. The Paris monument is ...

Tim Roth tells Cannes it's 'crazy' to ban assisted suicide

22 May 2015

Actor Tim Roth said he fully supported assisted suicide, saying it was "crazy" that governments still opposed it, after playing an ...

Indian eves finishes at 12th on final day of Asia-Pacific

22 May 2015

India's three-member team comprising Gaurika Bishnoi, Ridhima Dilawari and Nishtha Madan dropped further three places to be 12th on the ...

IS seizes Iraq-Syria border post consolidating 'caliphate'

22 May 2015

The Islamic State group today kept up a counteroffensive that has rocked US strategy, seizing a key border crossing after capturing an ...

Found: how birds avoid collision with man-made obstacles

22 May 2015

Migratory birds are able to avoid collision with man-made structures, thanks to a well informed leader who guides the flock towards smooth ...

"Myanmar navy carries out first rescue of migrant boat"

22 May 2015

Myanmar's navy has carried out its first rescue of a migrant boat, bringing 208 people to shore, an official said today, as it faced ...

Unexploded WW 2 bomb uncovered near national stadium in UK

22 May 2015

An unexploded 50kg World War II live bomb has been uncovered near UK's national football stadium here, forcing authorities to evacuate ...

Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' breaks Vevo record

22 May 2015

Taylor Swift's latest single "Bad Blood" has garnered 20.1 million views in just 24 hours, setting a new Vevo record. The action-packed ...

EU, Ukraine sign USD 2 billion loan deal at Eastern summit

22 May 2015

The European Union and Ukraine have signed a 1.8 billion euro (USD 2 billion) loan deal in an effort to help revive the cash-strapped ...

AIIB to be operational by year-end

22 May 2015

The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), in which India is a founding member, today said it would be operational by the ...

ABBA star Bjorn Ulvaeus wants Euthanasia if he becomes ill

22 May 2015

ABBA singer Bjorn Ulvaeus wants to use euthanasia if he becomes too ill, insisting "it is my life". The star, who has just turned 70, said ...

Gen-next devices that self-destruct when heated

22 May 2015

Scientists have developed electronic devices that can self-destruct on demand when heated, a step towards greatly reducing electronic waste ...

Joe Jonas finds Gigi Hadid dating rumours 'funny'

22 May 2015

Singer Joe Jonas has poked fun at his recent dating rumours with Gigi Hadid. The 'Gotta Find You' singer also mentioned that his terms ...

Human blood turned into brain cells

22 May 2015

In a breakthrough, scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, have successfully converted adult human blood cells into ...

US readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat people

22 May 2015

Attention turned today to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as Malaysian naval vessels searched for stranded boat people and the US ...

Japan's first lady visits controversial shrine to war dead

22 May 2015

Japan's first lady visited the Yasukuni Shrine honouring the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals, this week in a move ...

Brad Pitt's "World War Z" sequel to release on June 9, 2017

22 May 2015

Paramount Pictures will release the sequel to Brad Pitt-starrer "World War Z" on June 9, 2017. Pitt is returning as the lead star while J ...

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