- Koran burning incident: Protests continue in Afghan city
April 03 2011 3:36 AM
The burning of a copy of the holy book Koran in the U.S. continues to trigger protests in the northern Afghan province o Kandahar, with more than 10 people, including seven UN staff, killed here so far over the incident.
- US keen on non-military solution to Libya: Gates
April 01 2011 4:15 AM
U.S. forces will significantly dilute their role in Libya though they played crucial role in the first phase of Operation Odyssey Dawn, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the House Armed Services Committee.
- World Cricket Cup: All eyes are on Mohali as giants clash
March 29 2011 10:52 AM
All eyes are now riveted on the upcoming Wednesday’s key semi-final tie between India and Pakistan in the tenth edition of the World Cup Cricket tournament to be played in the north Indian city of Mohali.
- India has 1,706 tigers, more than 200 tigers added in 4 years: report
March 28 2011 10:57 AM
The Indian government on Monday released new tiger population numbers at 1,706, an increase of 295 in the last four years. India has half of the world’s remaining wild tigers population and the decline in their numbers has been alarmingly high in the last five decades.
- 70 killed, 100 injured in Yemen arms factory blasts
March 28 2011 8:00 AM
Blasts in an ammunition factory in the southern Yemeni town of Jaar killed 70 people and injured more than a hundred, said initial reports.
- Libyan rebels' ragtag army has al Qaeda links though lacks basic training
March 27 2011 11:16 PM
The Libyan rebels’ ragtag army, which has a few seasoned officers and defectors from Gaddafi’s army, is functioning notwithstanding the fact it is a bit unorganized without much training and a chain of compound. In a revelation of sorts, Libyan rebel commander Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi told the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore recently that he had about 25 men from the Derna area in Iraq who had some links with the global terror outfit al Qaeda.
- Earth Hour along Asia, Africa, Europe lifts the spirit
March 27 2011 1:01 AM
The symbolic action of turning lights out for an hour in an expression of concern for the environment is in the process of being officially observed in thousands of communities across 134 countries and territories on Australia, Asia, Africa and Europe.
- Lights out in Western Pacific as part of Earth Hour event (Full Text)
March 26 2011 1:28 PM
Lights being turned off in homes, businesses and public buildings in Fiji and New Zealand at 8:30 PM local time marked the commencement of Earth Hour 2011, with widespread endorsement of the message that the world and its environment need commitments for action going “beyond the hour”.
- 'Earth Hour' picks momentum
March 25 2011 10:50 AM
At 8:30 PM on Saturday 26th March 2011, lights will switch off around the globe for Earth Hour and people will commit to actions that go beyond the hour.
- Quake jolts Indo-China region, 27 killed in Myanmar, Thailand
March 24 2011 11:49 PM
A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake killed at least 26 people in Tali village in north-east Myanmar on Thursday night, while one woman was reported to have died in Thailand, reports say.
- What to watch in sky after Supermoon phenomenon? (Slideshow)
March 20 2011 11:25 AM
On Sunday, the moon will be only 1 percent smaller than Saturday's Supermoon when it arrived at its closest point to Earth in 2011, a distance of 221,565 miles or 356,575 km away.
- Abnormal amounts of radiation found in spinach, milk in Japan's Fukushima, Ibaraki prefectures
March 19 2011 6:45 AM
Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yukio Edano said abnormal amounts of radiation were found in spinach and milk in Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures.
- Foreign missions in Tokyo ponder before pressing panic button
March 17 2011 12:42 PM
Foreign missions in Tokyo have pressed the alarm button and asked their citizens living in the vicinity of Tohoku Daiichi nuclear plant to stay clear while some of them are planning evacuation of their citizens from Japan, if required.
- Japan Meteorological Agency raises Friday quake's magnitude to 9.0
March 14 2011 12:12 PM
Japan's Meteorological Agency on Sunday raised the earthquake's magnitude to 9.0 on Richter scale, one notch above the US Geological Survey's reading at 8.9. It was one of the biggest ever recorded in the world.
- 6.1-magnitude aftershock hits Japan's Honshu island
March 12 2011 8:12 AM
A 6.1-magnitude aftershock hit already battered Japan, this time near the east coast of Honshu island on Saturday at 19.53 local time (1053 GMT), said the US Geological Survey.
- Japan begins evacuation around Fukushima nuclear plant after blast
March 12 2011 7:32 AM
Following an explosion and fears of a radiation leak at the 40-year-old Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the Japanese government began evacuating people from within a 20 kilometer radius of the plant on Saturday afternoon.
- Japan Earthquake Live Coverage
March 11 2011 2:57 AM
Live coverage of Japan Earthquake
- 8.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Tokyo, tsunami warning issued
March 11 2011 2:35 AM
A powerful earthquake measuring 8.8 on Richter scale hitting off Japan
- Gaddafi seeks deal to exit
March 07 2011 11:45 PM
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was looking for an agreement allowing him to step down, said Al Jazeera quoting sources in the governing council.
- UN adviser Rajat Gupta had role in insider-trading case: SEC
March 03 2011 7:55 AM
Rajat Gupta, former McKinsey’s chief and currently special adviser to the secretary-general of the United Nations on management reforms, has been accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of having role in a major hedge fund insider-trading case.