Chinese official's jail term for child rape enhanced
A former county official's sentence was enhanced to eight years in prison, three years more than the sentence awarded to him previously, for the rape of a four-year-old girl.
UN envoy to visit Bangladesh amid political turmoil
With Bangladesh's opposition refusing to relent over its main demand for a caretaker government during parliamentary polls, a UN envoy will try to broker peace between the ruling Awami League and main opposition party Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
'Some progress' made in peace talks: John Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry said here Thursday that despite reports to the contrary, there is "some progress" in the talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
UN chief condemns terror attacks in Yemen
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday strongly condemned the terrorist attacks against Yemen's defence ministry which reportedly killed over 20 soldiers and injured dozens of others.
An Australian court has sentenced an Indian taxi driver to six years in jail, with a non-parole period of four years, for raping a minor girl last year.
Tata Projects Ltd., an engineering procurement construction service provider, Friday won the Industrial Infrastructure Project of the Year Award at the Dun & Bradstreet Infra Awards 2013.
I Skyped Berlin-based British entertainer Sonny Hayes at the weekend.
“Anything glamorous coming up?” I asked.
“At the end of January, we go to Hawaii for ten months…”
“Lucky bastard,” I said.
“…which we’ve just found out is very radioactive,” continued Sonny. “The after-effect of the nuclear power plant exploding in Japan. It’s not safe to eat fish, which I was looking forward to.
Within days of Nepal deciding to buy six Chinese aircraft, the European Commission (EC) has banned all Nepal-based airlines from flying into the European Union, terming them "unsafe".
Singer Justin Bieber was detained at the Brisbane airport during a drug search conducted by customs agents. A member of his entourage was reportedly carrying weed, reports tmz.com.
President Pranab Mukherjee Friday expressed concern over the frequent disruptions during sessions of parliament and state assemblies, and urged lawmakers to fulfil their responsibilities towards the people.
State election results have taken Tarun Tejpal off prime time shows and the front pages. This is something of a relief.
The record 75 percent polling in the Rajasthan assembly elections has surprised many, including political pundits who are still analyzing how the nine percent jump in voting from 2008 happened.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday that the country's growth rate had more than doubled to an annual average of over seven percent and the economy was on an upward trajectory in the last 20 years.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday wrote a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee, urging appropriate action against former Supreme Court judge A.K. Ganguly who has been indicted of "unwelcome behaviour".
Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singapore-based startup to make its 140-character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entry-level mobile phones which cannot access the Internet.
After Amazon, Deutsche Post tests delivery drones
Just like Amazon, Germany's Deutsche Post-DHL is also testing mini-drones as a way to deliver packages across the skies to your doorstep, the group said.
The 2014 World Cup champions will receive $35 million in prize money, world football's governing body FIFA announced here Thursday.
India failed the first test in South African conditions, losing the opening one-dayer by 141 runs at the Wanderers here Thursday.