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  • 800,000 children forced to flee homes in Nigeria: UNICEF 5 days ago

    United Nations: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in a new report has revealed that at least 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast Nigeria between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groups. The report, "UNICEF's Missing Childhoods", was released...
  • Delhi girl Aditi Arya wins Miss India 2015 crown March 29, 2015

    Delhi girl Aditi Arya was crowned as the new Miss India in a star studded event in Mumbai on Saturday night. Aafreen Rachel Vaz and Vartika Singh came second and third respectively in the beauty pageant. The event, which took place in Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai saw celebrities like John...
  • Rahul Gandhi likely to return to Delhi after April 10: sources March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: With Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on leave for over a month, he is likely to be back in the national capital after April 10, said sources on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the missing MP posters have been put up in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh which were removed...
  • With Rahul on leave for over a month, missing MP posters put up in his constituency Amethi March 25, 2015

    Amethi: With Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on leave for over a month, missing MP posters were put up in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. The posters have left the party red-faced and Congress workers have removed it. The Congress has already been facing flak for Rahul going on leave...
  • It has been a frustating wait for answers, says missing MH370 Indian passenger's husband March 7, 2015

    MH370 passengers' families still live in uncertainty as one year passes. "After a year we are back to where we started. We don't know where the plane is, where the passengers are, we don't know what happened, why it happened, we don't know who did what. It's a wide open...
  • Maharashtra government to create website for 'missing' kids staying at borstals February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Aiming to make easier the identification of 'missing' children across the state, the Maharashtra government is mulling to create a website where details of such inmates along with their photographs will be uploaded so that they can be reunited with their families. The website, which is yet to get...
  • Woman declared dead in 2013 Uttarakhand floods reappears in Uttarkashi February 8, 2015

    It is a dramatic and awe inspiring story of a man from Alwar who kept up his search for his wife who had gone missing in the 2013 flashfloods in Uttarakhand. And he's finally found her after one and a half years of an extraordinary struggle. ...
  • Colombia's Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe 2014 title January 26, 2015

    Miami: Paulina Vega of Colombia was crowned Miss Universe 2014. Miss USA Nia Sanchez was crowned first runner-up, while Diana Harkusha from Ukraine was named the second runner up. Vega defeated 87 contestants, including Miss India Noyonita Lodh, who could not even make it to top 10 at the 63rd edition of...
  • Miss Honduras Gabriela Ordonez loses 18 kg for beauty pageant January 25, 2015

    Los Angeles: In preparation of the 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant Sunday, Miss Honduras Gabriela Ordonez has lost 40 pounds (approximately 18 kg) after following a diet which minimised her carbohydrate intake. "I lost more pounds than I needed and I was thinner than usual due to the stress and the...
  • Israeli selfie from Miss Universe contest causes stir in Lebanon January 19, 2015

    Reuters: A Israeli beauty queen's selfie has caused a stir in Lebanon, with some Lebanese saying their country's contestant at the Miss Universe pageant should be stripped of her title for consorting with the enemy. Miss Israel Doron Matalon posted a photo of herself and Miss Lebanon Saly Greige smiling together...
  • Facebook launches Amber Alerts to help find missing children January 14, 2015

    New York: Facebook users in the US will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them. Facebook is working with the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children to send the alerts to users' mobile phones if they are in a search area where...
  • Indonesian search team raises tail of crashed AirAsia plane, no black box found January 11, 2015

    Indonesia: Indonesian search and rescue teams raised on Saturday the tail of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed nearly two weeks ago with the loss of all 162 people on board, but have yet to locate the black box flight recorders. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control...
  • Aishwarya Rai happy at dropping the bikini round at Miss World pageant, says it is not a deciding factor to win the crown January 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Indian actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai has lauded the organisers of the international beauty pageant for removing the swimsuit round from their competition. She says when she won the crown in 1994, she herself didn't have the "fittest beach body". In December 2014, Julia Morley, chairwoman of the...
  • Varun Bahl: Don't think excluding the swimsuit round from Miss World pageant will make any difference, the real test is how confident they are on stage January 8, 2015

    In a tete-e-tete with Varun Bahl, the designer speaks about the latest trend, exclusion of swimsuit round from Miss World pageant and the pioneer of Indian fashion- Rohit Khosla. Here's an excerpt from the interview: What are the new trends to watch out for in 2015? I think 2015 is going to...
  • Indonesian military chief heads to monitor the marine salvage after tail of missing AirAsia QZ8501 found January 8, 2015

    Indonesia: Indonesian Armed Forces Commander General Moeldoko said he is heading to Pangkalan Bun, the centre of the search and rescue operation, to supervise the risky salvage of the crashed AirAsia jet. "Today I'm going again to Pangkalan Bun to supervise the salvage of AirAsia8501 and to support my troops who...
  • Divers resume search for victims and fuselage of AirAsia QZ8501 jet January 5, 2015

    Indonesia: The weather improved on Monday and divers will attempt again to locate large objects on the ocean floor believed to be the fuselage of the AirAsia flight that crashed more than one week ago, killing all 162 on board. At least five ships with equipment that can detect the plane's...
  • Beach parties, fireworks: World rings in new year December 31, 2014

    Sydney: After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year. Across the globe, revelers looking for a respite from the gloom will converge on the beaches...
  • Delhi Police's drive 'Milap' reunites 23 children with parents December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police, which has recently launched a special drive 'Milap' to reunite missing children with their parents, has handed over another 23 children staying in different Children Homes in the national capital to their respective families. 'Milap' was launched two weeks ago and so far a total of...
  • Search teams to focus on recovery of bodies, black boxes of AirAsia QZ8501 December 31, 2014

    New York: The divers who try to recover more bodies and debris from the AirAsia jet that plunged into the sea won't have to deal with extreme depths, but they will have to work carefully to preserve evidence from the Airbus A320 that dropped from the sky with 162 people...
  • AirAsia plane with 159 aboard overshoots Philippine runway December 30, 2014

    Manila: Philippine officials say an AirAsia Zest plane with 159 passengers and crew members overshot a runway in a central province after landing in windy weather from Manila. Giovanni Hontomin, who is in charge of AirAsia Zest's operations, said crew members activated an emergency slide to help passengers disembark safely...
  • Missing AirAsia plane QZ8501 debris found, bodies, life jackets spotted December 30, 2014

    Pangkalan: Indonesian officials coming off a helicopter on Borneo island on Tuesday confirmed that they spotted several bodies floating in waters near where the missing AirAsia flight was last seen. Images on local television showed at least one bloated corpse. The bodies, swollen but intact, were brought to an Indonesian navy...
  • Live: More than 40 bodies of AirAsia QZ8501 victims recovered from Java sea, confirms Indonesian Navy December 30, 2014

    Several pieces of debris have been spotted floating in the sea off Borneo island which have been confirmed to be of the missing AirAsia jetliner. AirAsia Flight 8501 disappeared from radar over the Java Sea near Belitung island. ...
  • Teams searching for AirAsia flight QZ8501 spot smoke rising from an island in Java sea December 30, 2014

    Jakarta: Continuing the search operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 for the third day, the teams around Java sea have alerted about the possibility of smoke rising from an island. The Indonesian officials have said that they are sending teams to investigate photos of the debris that could possibly be from...
  • Search for missing AirAsia plane expands December 30, 2014

    Search for the AirAsia plane that went missing with 162 people on board has expanded with many countries including China, US and Australia lending their hand in looking for the missing aircraft. ...
  • Search for missing AirAsia plane enters third day December 30, 2014

    Singapore: The multinational search for the missing AirAsia flight on Tuesday entered into third day after a futile day-long scanning of the Java Sea where the Airbus 320-200 is believed to have gone down with 162 passengers and crew. About 30 ships and 15 aircraft continue searching for the missing AirAsia...
  • Indonesia expands search for missing AirAsia jet, US sends warship December 30, 2014

    Jakarta: Countries around Asia on Tuesday stepped up the search for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that is presumed to have crashed in shallow waters off the Indonesian coast, with Washington also sending a warship to help find the missing jet. Soelistyo, head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency, told...
  • Missing QZ 8501 AirAsia flight: Crowded airspace forced it to fly at low altitude, disappear December 29, 2014

    Surabaya: The plane sought permission to climb above threatening clouds. Air traffic control couldn't say yes immediately - there was no room. Six other commercial airliners were crowding the surrounding airspace, forcing AirAsia Flight 8501 to remain at a lower altitude. Minutes later, the jet carrying 162 people was gone from...
  • It's strange to walk in heels and swimsuit on stage: Priyanka Chopra on exclusion of swimsuit round in Miss World December 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress and Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra says she was lucky not to have a swimsuit round during the competition as she finds it strange to walk in bikini on stage. The organisers of The Miss World contest, which has been an annual feature since 1951, have removed swimsuit round...