US poet Rod McKuen dead at 81

30 Jan 2015

US poet, songwriter and singer Rod McKuen has died at the age of 81, US media reported. His work included the Academy Award-nominated song ...

China's fiscal revenue growth declines to 23-year low

30 Jan 2015

China's fiscal revenue growth dipped to a 23-year low of 8.6 per cent last year due to a slump in the demand in the world's second largest ...

Honda lowers forecasts after recalls push profit down

30 Jan 2015

Honda Motor Co, the Japanese automaker at the center of an air-bag defect scandal, lowered its annual earnings forecast today, after ...

Taliban very dangerous, but not a terror group: US insists

30 Jan 2015

The US has said that the tactics adopted by the Taliban are akin to terrorism but those terror tactics have principally been focused on ...

Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

30 Jan 2015

Families of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot remained in limbo today, a day after the latest purported deadline for a ...

David Beckham turns taxi driver for kids

30 Jan 2015

David Beckham has retired from professional soccer world and says she now turned a taxi driver for his four kids. Appearing on an ABC talk ...

Daily probiotic pill to treat diabetes?

30 Jan 2015

A daily probiotic pill may one day help people control their diabetes, scientists say. Researchers have engineered a strain of ...

Attack against minorities in India increases: US lawmaker

30 Jan 2015

As many as 38 incidents targeting the Christian community in India were reported in the last two months of 2014, a Republican lawmaker has ...

Johnny Depp to wed Amber Heard at his private island?

30 Jan 2015

Hollywood star Johnny Depp will reportedly tie the knot with fiancee Amber Heard in a week at his private island in the Bahamas. The ...

Karnataka minister meets UAE officials to boost cooperation

30 Jan 2015

Seeking to enhance cooperation between Karnataka and the UAE in education and heath sectors, a delegation from the state has visited the ...

Sri Lanka budget hits Rajapaksa family-run sports channel

30 Jan 2015

Sri Lanka's new government has slapped a one-time tax of Rs 1 billion on the only sports television channel in the country which is owned ...

Texting better than apps to treat mental illness

30 Jan 2015

Texting may be a more suitable treatment aid for those with mental illness than cellphone apps, a new US study has found. Researchers from ...

Device to detect dengue from saliva in 20 minutes

30 Jan 2015

Scientists have developed a new paper-based disposable device that allows dengue-specific antibodies to be detected easily from saliva ...

HRW asks new Indian govt to fulfill campaign promises

30 Jan 2015

A global human rights body has voiced concern that vaguely worded laws in India that criminalise free speech continue to be misused as it ...

UN defers action on 3 Pak NGOs after India seeks more info

30 Jan 2015

A UN committee on non-governmental organisations has deferred action on the status of three Pakistani NGOs after India sought information ...

Pak telecom regulator blocks over 2 mln SIMs over security

30 Jan 2015

Pakistan's telecom regulator authority has blocked over 2 million SIM cards across the country under a campaign launched by the government ...

Paes and Hingis storm into OZ Open final, Sania,Soares bow out

30 Jan 2015

Leander Paes kept himself in line for his 15th Grand Slam title by reaching the Australian Open mixed doubles final with Martina Hingis but ...

Taliban claim Kabul airport 'insider' killings

30 Jan 2015

The Taliban today claimed responsibility for an apparent "insider attack" at Kabul airport in which three American contractors and an ...

Heavy drinking in middle-age may up stroke risk

30 Jan 2015

Drinking more than two alcoholic beverages a day in middle-age can raise risk of stroke more than traditional factors such as high blood ...

Functioning brain tissue grown in 3-D structure

30 Jan 2015

Researchers have succeeded in inducing human embryonic stem cells to self-organise into a 3-D structure similar to the ...

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