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Saudi King Abdullah dies, Salman is new ruler

Saudi King Abdullah dies, Salman is new ruler

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s elderly King Abdullah died today and was replaced by his half-brother Salman as the absolute ruler of the world’s top oil exporter and the spiritual home of… Read more »

Oil surges after Saudi King's death

Oil surges after Saudi King’s death

SINGAPORE: Oil prices surged today following the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, with investors watching to see if the country will change its policy of maintaining high production in… Read more »

India makes progress in bringing children to schools UN

India makes progress in bringing children to schools: UN

UNITED NATIONS: India has been able to decrease its number of out-of-school children by nearly 16 million between 2000 and 2012, driving the progress in South Asia, but it still… Read more »

Tension in pockets of Sirsa; Section 144 imposed at places

Tension in pockets of Sirsa; Section 144 imposed at places

SIRSA: Tension gripped Sirsa where authorities have imposed prohibitory orders in view of protests against the controversial film ‘Messenger of God (MSG)’, featuring Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmit Ram… Read more »

Indian students' arrival at UK declined by 12 per centReport

Indian students’ arrival at UK declined by 12 per cent:Report

LONDON: Enrolment of students from India at the UK universities declined by a “worrying” 12 per cent last year, partly due to the government’s clampdown on student visas and tough… Read more »

Indian among 22 missing in boat capsize in China

Indian among 22 missing in boat capsize in China

BEIJING: An Indian was among eight foreigners who are missing along with 14 others when a tugboat sank off the Yangtze River in China’s east Jiangsu Province. Four from Singapore… Read more »

China punishes 32 officials for corruption in Mecca pilgrimage

China punishes 32 officials for corruption in Mecca pilgrimage

BEIJING: China today said it has detained one of its top spy chiefs and has named 16 military commanders for alleged corruption, indicating President Xi Jinping’s bold, sweeping crackdown on… Read more »

Adani, Walsh to co-chair Australia-India CEO Forum

Adani, Walsh to co-chair Australia-India CEO Forum

MELBOURNE:¬†Adani group chairman Gautum Adani and Australian mining giant Rio Tinto’s CEO Sam Walsh have been appointed as the co-chair of the Australia-India CEO Forum. “I am extremely pleased that… Read more »

Car chase, hostage drama as Paris massacre suspects cornered

Car chase, hostage drama as Paris massacre suspects cornered

PARIS: Shots were fired during a car chase and at least one hostage was taken to the north-east of Paris today, in the same area police were hunting for two… Read more »

Atul Khare named head of UN Department of Field Support

Atul Khare named head of UN Department of Field Support

UNITED NATIONS: Senior Indian diplomat Atul Khare has been named by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as the head of the UN department that provides dedicated support to peacekeeping missions around… Read more »

Hunt for 2 in French shooting that killed 12; 1 surrenders

Hunt for 2 in French shooting that killed 12; 1 surrenders

PARIS: One man sought in the deadly shooting at a French satirical paper has turned himself in, and police hunted today for two heavily armed men with possible links to… Read more »

Policewoman shot by gunman near Paris dies police

Policewoman shot by gunman near Paris dies: police

PARIS: A policewoman who was shot by a gunman wearing a bullet-proof vest just outside Paris has died and a second victim is in serious condition, police said today. The… Read more »

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Rescuers recover 22 bodies as hunt intensifies for AirAsia jet

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE: The wreckage and bodies of people on board the ill-fated AirAsia jet that mysteriously crashed on Sunday are spread over an area of 5 kms in the Java Sea… Read more »

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May take a week to recover AirAsia jet black box: official

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE: Doomed AirAsia jet’s black box which is crucial for solving the mystery surrounding the crash may take a week to be found, an Indonesian official said today, as searchers… Read more »

China New Year stampede kills 35 in Shanghai

China New Year stampede kills 35 in Shanghai

SHANGHAI: At least 35 people, including 25 women, were killed and 48 others injured in a stampede during New Year revelry at Shanghai’s iconic waterfront area, one of the worst… Read more »

Indian-origin marathon runner gets British Empire Medal

Indian-origin marathon runner gets British Empire Medal

LONDON: Indian-origin 103-year-old marathon runner Fauja Singh was today nominated for British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for his services to Sport and Charity while heart… Read more »

Plane wreckage at bottom of sea, bad weather hampers recovery

Plane wreckage at bottom of sea, bad weather hampers recovery

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE: Searchers using sonar equipment today located the wreckage of the ill-fated AirAsia plane carrying 162 people at the bottom of the Java Sea off Indonesia, even as bad weather… Read more »

Indonesia resumes search for missing AirAsia plane

Indonesia resumes search for missing AirAsia plane

SINGAPORE: Search teams scoured waters off Indonesia’s coast today for an AirAsia jetliner that went missing over the Java Sea with 162 people on board as a rescue official said… Read more »

'Militants in Afghanistan get support from beyond its borders'

‘Militants in Afghanistan get support from beyond its borders’

UNITED NATIONS: India has told the UN Security Council that terrorist groups threatening Afghanistan’s peace and stability continue to benefit from support from beyond its borders that enable them to… Read more »

Getting better every day, says traumatised Infosys employee

Getting better every day, says traumatized Infosys employee

SYDNEY: Viswakanth Ankireddy, one of the two Indian Infosys employees held hostage by an Iranian-origin gunman at a popular cafe here, today said he is recovering from his trauma and… Read more »