EU appoints Ebola czar

24 Oct 2014

EU leaders have named Christos Stylianides of Cyprus to coordinate the bloc's fight against Ebola which has claimed nearly 4,900 lives in ...

Deal reached to end Lesotho military standoff

24 Oct 2014

South Africa's deputy president brokered a deal to end a destabilising post-coup standoff in Lesotho today, with the head of the police and ...

Facebook goes retro with 'Rooms' chat app

24 Oct 2014

Facebook today released an application that lets people create virtual "rooms" to chat about whatever they wish using any name they would ...

Google teams with Oxford to teach machines to think

24 Oct 2014

Google today announced a partnership with artificial intelligence teams at Oxford University to teach machines to think like ...

Bangladesh war criminal Ghulam Azam dead at 92

24 Oct 2014

Bangladeshi war criminal Ghulam Azam, who was sentenced last year to 90 years in prison for masterminding atrocities during the country's ...

Canada faces jihadist threat after home-grown attacks

24 Oct 2014

Lawmakers returned to the bullet- chipped halls of Canada's parliament today after two jihadist attacks in three days forced their nation ...

AU to send over 1,000 health workers to Ebola-hit west Africa

24 Oct 2014

African nations will send more than 1,000 health workers to Ebola-ravaged Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the head of the African Union ...

'Anti-Facebook' social network gets fresh funding

24 Oct 2014

Flush with a reported USD 5.5 million in fresh funding, upstart social network Ello today legally changed its corporate standing to back a ...

Army retakes key Syrian town from rebels: monitor

24 Oct 2014

The Syrian army today recaptured the strategic central town of Morek, nine months after it was seized by rebels and their Al-Qaeda allies, ...

Policeman held after ammo found in Buckingham Palace lockers

23 Oct 2014

A police officer who guards Britain's royal family has been arrested after ammunition was found in lockers in the grounds of Buckingham ...

Cyprus president hospitalised in Brussels

23 Oct 2014

The president of Cyprus was admitted to a hospital in Brussels today and unable to attend a European Union summit there. President Nicos ...

Bloody day in Pak's Quetta leaves 14 dead

23 Oct 2014

A bloody day in Quetta today left at least 14 people dead and about 50 others injured in a series of attacks, including a suicide bombing ...

Ebola still of 'great concern' in west Africa epicentre: WHO

23 Oct 2014

Top Ebola experts raised grave concerns today about the worsening epidemic in west Africa as the number of infections soared to almost ...

Oil prices rally on Saudi report

23 Oct 2014

World oil prices rebounded today on reports that OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia had cut its oil supplies last month, dealers said. Brent North ...

Report: Total CEO's plane almost escaped crash

23 Oct 2014

The plane carrying a top French oil executive and a crew of three was already in the air when it grazed a snowplow, just failing to avoid ...

Russian woman molested twice in Goa; govt seeks GMCH report

23 Oct 2014

A 32-year-old Russian national was allegedly molested twice over as many days in Goa, first at a beach and later at Goa Medical College and ...

DMK demands relief for rain-hit farmers

23 Oct 2014

DMK today urged the Puducherry Government to release Rs 15,000 as relief for an acre of farm land submerged in the torrential rains that ...

Gurkha veterans reject UK report into pensions row

23 Oct 2014

About 300 former Gurkha soldiers and their relatives protested outside Britain's parliament today to demand better pensions, after ...

Heads roll in Russia as more details emerge of Total crash

23 Oct 2014

Top Russian airport officials fell on their swords today as four more employees were detained over the Moscow plane crash that killed the ...

Nigeria president set to announce re-election bid: source

23 Oct 2014

A source close to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said today the leader of Africa's most populous country has decided to run for ...

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