Apr 18, 2014 03:41 AM
A 9-month-old boxer pup named Duncan barrelled down a beach in Oregon, running full tilt on soft sand into YouTube history and showing more than 4 million viewers that he can revel in a good romp despite lacking back legs. “It’s a heartwarmi
Apr 18, 2014 02:00 AM
Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. One of the most revered and influential w
Apr 18, 2014 01:59 AM
Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine have agreed on a plan to resolve the crisis in Ukraine through a constitutional reform that would grant more powers to Russian-speaking regions.After eight-hour talks in Geneva, the Foreign Ministe
Apr 18, 2014 01:52 AM
Six among 37 men of Indian origin held at an El Paso, Texas detention centre were said to have been hospitalised after one week of a hunger strike in protest of their treatment by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.The North American Pun
Apr 17, 2014 11:21 PM
Maintaining that the draft bill on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) violated international law, three international human rights bodies on Thursday called on Nepal's legislators to reject it. Issuing a joint statement, Amnesty International
Apr 17, 2014 11:19 PM
The government will continue its dialogue process with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) despite the terror outfit not extending its ceasefire on Wednesday. Official sources confirmed that talks would be pursued. Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali
Apr 17, 2014 11:11 PM
Thai authorities on Thursday charged two journalists with defaming Thailand’s navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, amid concerns about press freedom in the country. The English-language news website Phuketwan
Apr 17, 2014 10:58 PM
Algerians trickled into voting booths on a sunshine-drenched Thursday to elect the President of this oil-rich North African nation in an election dominated by the ailing incumbent running for a fourth term. Despite recovering from a stroke and being entir
Apr 17, 2014 10:42 PM
Several hours into Vladimir Putin’s televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers’ questions to air what she said was a “sensational video” for the Russian president — a message from Edward Snowden. The Am
Apr 17, 2014 09:27 PM
Sri Lanka’s powerful top defence official Gotabaya Rajapaksa has accused the LTTE’s global network of sustaining an international propaganda campaign against his country by raising millions of dollars annually. He was addressing a regional d
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