- Ugandan gay rights activist gets Martin Ennals award
May 04 2011 9:14 AM
Ugandan gay activist Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera has received the prestigious Martin Ennals rights award.
- Hamas, Fatah bury the hatchet, sign pact
May 04 2011 7:53 AM
A new deal was signed in Cairo on Wednesday between the two rival groups of Palestine -- Fatah and Hamas -- ending four years of enmity.
- Post-Osama, Zardari harps on combined effort to tackle terrorism
May 03 2011 8:25 AM
In an opinion piece in the Washington Post, Zardari said his country was perhaps the world's greatest victim of terrorism.
- How did Osama die?
May 02 2011 6:45 AM
The operation that led to the killing of the world's most-wanted terrorist Osama Bin-Laden was almost nine-month old but surprised many all over the world with its sudden but successful outcome.
- It's official: Osama bin-Laden is dead, says Obama
May 01 2011 11:50 PM
Al-Qaeda founder and leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US forces, President Barack Obama announced.
- Osama bin-Laden is dead: Obama to announce it officially soon
May 01 2011 11:23 PM
Osama bin-Laden is dead: Obama to announce it officially soon
- 200 members quit Syria's ruling Ba'ath party
April 28 2011 3:44 AM
The Syrian ruling Ba'ath party saw one of its rare signs of dissidence with more than 200 members quitting ranks over the firing on people in which 35 people were killed, taking the toll to nearly 500 so far.
- Why was Osama bin Laden not captured?
April 26 2011 6:45 AM
al Qaeda had warned to set off a “nuclear hellstorm” if Osama bin Laden is ever captured or killed.
- Devotees, VIPs make beeline to get last glimpse of Sathya Sai Baba
April 25 2011 4:28 AM
Thousands of devotees, some of them politicians, cricket players and Bollywood stars, thronged Puttaparthi to see the body of Indian spiritual guru Sathya Sai Baba who passed away on Sunday morning at 6.40 am.
- 540 Afghan prisoners escape via 320-meter tunnel dug by Taliban rebels
April 25 2011 3:24 AM
Afghan officials said 540 prisoners, including many Taliban rebels, have escaped from Kandahar main prison through a 320-meter tunnel dug over five-month period, say reports.
- Last Supper was on Wednesday, not Thursday, challenges Cambridge professor Colin Humphreys
April 18 2011 10:44 AM
Last Supper was on Wednesday, not Thursday, challenges Cambridge professor Sir Colin J. Humphreys, a physicist from Cambridge University saying there are inconsistencies in the gospel accounts of Jesus's final week and he uses his knowledge of physics to reconstruct the truth.
- Potential Church plans 40 Services in 4 Days of Holy Week
April 18 2011 9:15 AM
Potential Church said it will celebrate Easter with over 40 services in 4 days. The church plans to kick off Easter with 7 services on Good Friday and 6 services on Glorious Saturday.
- China: 18 killed in hailstorm
April 18 2011 5:53 AM
At least 18 people were killed so far in southern Guangdong province in China as hailstorms and high-speed winds swept the region
- 1 killed, 26 injured in Indonesia mosque attack
April 15 2011 4:15 AM
A suicide bomber detonated explosives in a crowded mosque during Friday prayers injuring more than 26 people in the town of Cirebon, western Java.
- Top 5 Twitter-driven News This Week
April 09 2011 3:49 PM
Starting April 3, just after the Fools Day messages, Twitter this week gave more than the expected momentum to some top news which would have missed the limelight had Twitter been not there.
- Live pictures of Japan’s April 7 earthquake (PHOTOS)
April 07 2011 11:23 PM
A 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit Japan at 11:32 p.m. local time on Thursday in the same area as the initial March 11 9.0-magnitude earthquake killing two people and injuring more than 100in the northeastern Japan.
- FLASH: 7.4-magnitude earthquake jolts Japan, tsunami warning issued
April 07 2011 10:50 AM
Another massive earthquake measuring 7.4 on Richter hit Japan with the epicenter about 250 miles from Tokyo.
- Google, Facebook and YouTube outshine others in web globalization
April 06 2011 7:39 AM
Google, Facebook and Youtube rank as first, second and third in web globalization, says a report from research firm Common Sense Advisory.
- Anna Hazare's fast triggers public anger against corruption in India
April 06 2011 3:29 AM
India's social activist Anna Hazare is on indefinite fast from Tuesday against corruption. India was ranked 87 among 178 countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index for 2010, mainly owing to growing series scandals related to corruption in holding Commonwealth Games and in the distribution of 2G spectrum involving the top minister.
- With tech power in hand, Google's crisis response team gears up
April 05 2011 7:24 AM
Google has a crisis response team working round the clock monitoring the emergencies and coming out with unique applications to cater the affected people anywhere in the world. Person finder was launched within 72 hours of earthquake hitting Haiti. For New Zealand it didn’t take more than three hours, and for Japan, it was just two hours.