Alstom to pay USD 772 mln to settle bribery charges in US

23 Dec 2014

French engineering giant Alstom has pleaded guilty and will pay USD 772 million to settle charges of paying bribes to foreign government ...

F-Squared paying USD 35M to settle SEC charges on advertising

23 Dec 2014

F-Squared will pay USD 35 million and admit wrongdoing to settle federal regulators' charges of defrauding investors with false advertising ...

Al-Jazeera Egypt channel shuts down

23 Dec 2014

The Doha-based Al-Jazeera satellite station has shut down its Egypt channel, which has been at the centre of tensions between Egypt and ...

Ebola death toll passes 7,500: WHO

23 Dec 2014

More than 7,500 people have now died from the Ebola virus, as the number of cases climbs towards 20,000, the World Health Organisation said ...

UN panel removes 'sahib' from Saeed's name, regrets mistake

22 Dec 2014

A UN Security Council panel has issued a "revised" letter removing the term 'sahib' from the name of Mumbai terror attack mastermind and ...

Nigeria bombing kills 20 as Boko Haram storms another town

22 Dec 2014

A bombing at a bus station in northeast Nigeria killed at least 20 people today, as Boko Haram was blamed for a separate attack in the ...

Shastri feels DRS can be used for 'howlers'

22 Dec 2014

India cricketers' stance on the Decision Review System (DRS) seem to be softening with the national team director Ravi Shastri saying that ...

WC organizers put on 'Red alert' as punter ejected from BBL

22 Dec 2014

The organizers of the ICC cricket World Cup 2015 have been put on 'Red Alert' after a British man, already in ICC's ACSU radar for his ...

13 militants killed in Karachi

22 Dec 2014

At least 13 militants affiliated to al-Qaeda and Pakistani Taliban were killed in a heavy exchange of fire with security forces in the ...

SKorea launches new trade dispute with US: WTO

22 Dec 2014

South Korea today took the United States to task before the World Trade Organization over Washington's decision to slap anti-dumping ...

Former Chinese president Hu's top aide faces graft probe

22 Dec 2014

A top aide of former Chinese president Hu Jintao is under probe for alleged "serious disciplinary violation", becoming the latest top ...

Four killed as bus touches high-tension wire in Nepal

22 Dec 2014

Four persons were electrocuted to death and eight others injured when a passenger bus carrying them touched a high-voltage wire on a ...

Four children dead in Syria school bus strike: monitor

22 Dec 2014

At least four Syrian school children were killed and 10 wounded today when a regime air strike hit their bus in the northwest of the ...

North Korea skipping UN Security Council meeting

22 Dec 2014

An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a US accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking UN Security ...

Air China orders 60 Boeing 737s for more than USD 6 bn

22 Dec 2014

US airplane maker Boeing said today that Air China has ordered 60 of its 737 jets, including some from the fuel-efficient 737 MAX series, ...

Germany introduces bird flu test for ducks, geese

22 Dec 2014

Germany said it would start testing ducks and geese for bird flu prior to slaughter, after two cases of the highly infectious H5N8 strain ...

Duo from India, Pak held in UAE on defrauding charges

22 Dec 2014

A 38-year-old Indian man has been arrested along with his Pakistani accomplice in the UAE for impersonating sleuths and defrauding people ...

Indian mission to soon open 3 new passport centres in Jeddah

22 Dec 2014

India's Consulate General here announced today that it will commence three new passport, visa and consular outsourcing service centres from ...

Moscow set to subsidise struggling ruble-hit airlines

22 Dec 2014

Moscow is to set to step in to support troubled Russian airlines badly hit by the collapse of the ruble and falling passenger ...

Unlicensed Cambodian doctor charged over mass HIV infection

22 Dec 2014

An unlicensed Cambodian doctor was charged today over an apparent mass HIV infection in a remote village after admitting he reused needles ...

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