• M.J. Akbar kicks off 'Namaskar Africa 2017' in Ghana

    Accra: India has a different approach in its developmental relationship with other countries as it believes in sharing knowledge without any hidden agenda, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said at the opening of a two-day "Namaskar Africa 2017" India-West Africa Trade and Exhibition...

  • Malala Yousafzai gets into Oxford University

    London: Pakistani Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will be studying in Oxford University. "So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students --- the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead!" Malala tweeted on Thursday, along with a screen shot of her acceptance into the prestigious ...

  • No war on Korean peninsula: South Korean President

    Seoul: South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday said that a war on the Korean peninsula will never happen again and assured that the US will not take any military action against Pyongyang without Seoul's consent. In a press conference marking his first 100 days in office, Moon said he wanted "...

  • China, US agree to boost military ties amid North Korea crisis

    Beijing: Top Chinese and US military officials have agreed to boost military ties and exchanges amid growing tension between the two countries over North Korea.Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Army Joseph Dunford met his Chinese counterpart Fang Fenghui on Tuesday and signed the frame...

  • Australia to join military drills with US, South Korea

    Sydney: Australia will join the annual US-South Korea military exercises next week following Pyongyang's decision to hold off its plan to attack Guam, Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Wednesday.Payne told the local ABC radio station that "Australia has played a small role itself since 2010 and ...

  • Mark Ruffalo leads protest outside Trump Tower

    Washington: Actor Mark Ruffalo and filmmaker Michael Moore led a vigil near Trump Tower in Manhattan in memory of Heather Heyer, the woman killed last week during the violence that erupted at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.Moore chartered buses to bring members of the audience for his one-man ...

  • Smartphone app may help manage mental illness

    New York: Researchers have developed a smartphone app to help middle-aged and older adults self-manage their mental illness and other chronic conditions, suggests new research.First, the researchers determined the technical abilities and needs of middle-aged and older adults with serious mental illn...

  • Obama's tweet on Charlottesville violence sets new record

    New York: Former US President Barack Obama's tweet in response to the deadly violence in the Charlottesville, Virginia rally garnered 2.8 million 'likes,' making it the most-approved post in the Twitter's history.Obama's tweet that he posted on August 12 set the record, surpassing the previous recor...

  • New data may help pinpoint location of MH370: Australia

    Canberra: The Australian agency overseeing the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 released two new reports on Wednesday, which may help pinpoint where the Boeing 777 disappeared.The underwater search for the missing jetliner, which vanished in 2014, was called off in Janua...

  • Coutinho excluded from Liverpool's Champions League tie squad

    Liverpool: Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho will not be travelling to Hoffenheim for Liverpool's Champions League tie as he has been omitted from the squad. Liverpool play a Champions League playoff tie against Hoffenheim on Tuesday. According to the club's Twitter handle, the player's name is ...

  • Beijing-Islamabad friendship stronger than steel: Chinese leader

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday celebrated its 71st Independence Day, with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang saying the Beijing-Islamabad friendship "is stronger than steel and sweeter than honey".Wang, who attended the flag hoisting ceremony at Islamabad's Convention Centre, said China and Pakistan had ...

  • Drunk air passenger arrests up 50% in UK

    London: Arrests of passengers suspected of being drunk at UK airports and on flights have risen by 50 per cent in a year. A total of 387 people were arrested between February 2016 and February 2017 - up from 255 the previous year, BBC research showed on Sunday. The Home Office is "considering" calls...