Nigeria's Jonathan: 'I kept my word' on free, fair elections

01 Apr 2015

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has said he had held true to his pledge of free and fair elections, as he conceded defeat to his main ...

Climate: Russia sketches emissions cut of up to 30 per cent

01 Apr 2015

Russia, moving ahead of a deadline for submitting pledges to tackle climate change has said it could cut its greenhouse-gas emissions by up ...

Bachchan visits Pyramids in Egypt, promises to bring family

01 Apr 2015

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has visited the Pyramids in Egypt amid thousands of cheering fans in the audience and promised to bring ...

PM: Prosecutor wounded in Istanbul hostage standoff has died

01 Apr 2015

Two members of a banned leftist group and a prosecutor they held hostage inside a courthouse in Istanbul have died after a shootout between ...

At least 62 children killed in Yemen in past week: UNICEF

01 Apr 2015

At least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured in Yemen over the past week as fighting has escalated, the United Nations children's ...

Chinese FM quits Iran talks, team stays behind

01 Apr 2015

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi left talks in Switzerland to seal an outline nuclear deal with Iran but his negotiating team remained ...

US panel asks Clinton to testify by May 1 on emails

01 Apr 2015

A US congressional panel investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks called for Hillary Clinton today to testify by May 1, following a scandal ...

Defense wraps up case in Boston bombing trial

01 Apr 2015

Lawyers for alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev quickly wrapped up their defense case on today as the four-week old trial entered its ...

Deadline abandoned in marathon Iran nuclear talks

01 Apr 2015

The US abandoned late tonight a midnight deadline to agree the outlines of a nuclear deal with Iran but insisted that "enough progress" ...

Governor backs down, seeks 'fix' to Indiana religion law

01 Apr 2015

Indiana Governor Mike Pence, facing mounting criticism, said today he will seek to tweak a contentious new law that some warn discriminates ...

Student go on strike after a classmate commits suicide

01 Apr 2015

Students of an engineering college here today went on a strike demanding action against the principal and some faculty members after one of ...

State Department: Clinton sent only 4 emails about drones

01 Apr 2015

The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone ...

Iraq PM says Tikrit 'liberated' after month-long battle

01 Apr 2015

Iraq said security and allied forces backed by US-led coalition aircraft "liberated" the city of Tikrit today, its biggest victory yet in ...

Putin creates new agency to 'unite Russian nation'

01 Apr 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin on today ordered the creation of a new government agency to oversee ethnic issues, according to an ...

US releases military aid to Egypt, cites national security

01 Apr 2015

President Barack Obama today released military aid to Egypt that was suspended after the 2013 overthrow of the government, in an effort to ...

India evacuates around 350 Indians stranded in Yemen

01 Apr 2015

Around 350 stranded Indians were evacuated today from strife-torn Yemen's Aden city on an Indian Naval ship that will now take them to ...

Four IAS officers appointed in PMO

01 Apr 2015

Four IAS officers were today appointed as Director and Deputy Secretaries in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). The competent authority ...

Police: 2 hostage takers in Istanbul killed, hostage wounded

01 Apr 2015

Two members of a banned leftist group who had held a prosecutor hostage in his office inside a courthouse in Istanbul were killed today in ...

Yemen civilians shudder, bristle under bombing campaign

01 Apr 2015

Yemeni civilians shuddered in fear and bristled with anger under an intense Saudi-led bombing campaign against Shiite rebels today, day six ...

Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets

01 Apr 2015

Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at USD 149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise ...

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