Geneva: World powers struck an agreement that a transitional government should be set up in Syria to end the conflict there but they remained at odds over what part President Bashar al Assad might play in the process.
Peace envoy Kofi Annan said after the talks in Geneva on Saturday the government should include members of Assad's administration and the Syrian opposition and that it should arrange free elections.
Male: Fresh violence erupted in Maldives including inside the parliament that was scheduled to open on Thursday with supporters of former President Mohammed Nasheed attacking the police and preventing President Mohammed Waheed Hassan from making his opening address.
Nazim Sattar, Nasheed's younger brother has been arrested along with 17 other protesters.
London: When going for a job interview, candidates mostly expect questions pertaining to technical knowledge in the field, past history and so on, but tech giants are now resorting to ask 'odd' questions to test applicant's thoughtful approach to problem-solving, career experts say. "Would Mahatma Gandhi have made a good software engineer?" was one such question asked during an interview at Deloitte.
Technology firms dominated this year's list of the 25 most oddball questions compiled by the US employment website Glassdoor. "If Germans were the tallest people in the world, how would you prove it?" That was the head-scratcher asked during a job interview for a product marketing post at Hewlett-Packard, the BBC reported.
Tuesday's violence marks the fourth day of clashes in Cairo, leaving 24 people dead and hundreds injured.
Cairo: Egyptians responding to a call for a mass rally began flowing on to Tahrir Square on Tuesday while fresh clashes broke out elsewhere in the Cairo as protests demanding the country's military rulers step down entered a fourth day.
Activists are hoping to increase the number of protesters in the square - which was the epicenter of the revolt that ousted Hosni Mubarak in mid-February - with a demonstration to bolster popular support for a "second revolution" despite bloodshed that has left at least 29 people dead.
SOMA:Rescuers have found a 70-year-old woman alive four days after the disaster struck. Osaka fire department spokesman Yuko Kotani says the woman was found inside her house that was washed away by the tsunami in northeastern Japan's Iwate prefecture.
The rescuers from Osaka, in western Japan, were sent to the area for disaster relief.
New York: A senior human resources manager at Toshiba Corp has filed a $ 100 million lawsuit accusing a U.S. unit of the Japanese technology company of "systemic" gender bias against women in pay and promotions.
The plaintiff, Elaine Cyphers, contends that Toshiba America Inc pays women lower salaries and bonuses than men who perform similar work. She says the company steers women into lower-grade positions, and favors men in promotions.
London: A Briton, who works as a surveyor for a local council, has been on the job for 43 years, but has never taken a single day off!
Jim Owen, 66, has turned up for work without fail since he started as a surveyor at the Basildon Council in Essex, back in 1968. He puts it down to 'good genes and strong work ethic', according to the Daily Mail.
London: Scientists have identified the mechanism that controls the internal 24-hour clock of all forms of life - a finding they say should shed light on some shift work-related problems like diabetes, depression and cancer.
Researchers from Britain's Cambridge and Edinburgh universities, whose work was published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, said their findings provide important insight into health-related problems linked to people such as nurses, pilots and other shift workers, whose body clocks are disrupted.
London: A mobile phone 'clocking-on machine' now spies on lazy workers misusing company cars.
The Crystal Ball mobile phone application works the same way as an in-car satellite navigation system.