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    • US submarine makes second dive to search for missing Malaysian plane 5 hours 36 minutes ago

      Perth: As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight MH370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting on Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person. The Bluefin 21 submarine surfaced early for the second time in as many...
    • Rivals show force in eastern Ukraine before talks 7 hours 7 minutes ago

      Kramatorsk/Slaviansk: Ukrainian government forces and separatist pro-Russian militia staged rival shows of force in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday amid escalating rhetoric on the eve of crucial four-power talks in Geneva on the former Soviet country's future. Government troops drove seven armoured personnel carriers flying the Ukrainian flag into the town...
    • South Korea: 2 dead, 295 missing as ferry sinks 10 hours 39 minutes ago

      The government says 295 people are still missing several hours after a ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast. Officials say at least two died and seven were injured. A government official earlier said that more than 100 people...
    • Over one-third of temporary workers in US are Indians: report 12 hours 38 minutes ago

      Washington: More than one-third of the temporary workers in the US in 2012 were from India, which also accounted for the largest number of non-immigrants residing in the US that year, according to an official report. Of the 1.87 million resident non-immigrants in the US in 2012, India accounted for...
    • S Korean ferry carrying 470 sends distress signal, rescue underway 14 hours 43 minutes ago

      Seoul: A passenger ferry carrying about 470 people was listing badly off South Korea's southwest coast and had sent a distress signal, a Korean coast guard official said on Wednesday, and a rescue mission was underway. Korean television news reports said the ferry was sinking and that many of the...
    • China needs to disclose foreign exchange market intervention: US 16 hours 7 minutes ago

      Washington: Like other large emerging market countries including India and Brazil, China also needs to disclose its foreign exchange market intervention to increase the credibility of its monetary policy framework and to promote exchange rate and financial market transparency, the United States has said. "In line with the practice of...
    • Suspected extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria 23 hours 32 minutes ago

      Maiduguri: Suspected Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck, officials said. The girls were abducted after midnight from a school in Chibok, on the edge of the...
    • Russia says Ukraine on brink of civil war Yesterday

      Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was under way, with troops and armoured personnel carriers seen near a flashpoint eastern town. Twenty-four hours after an Ukrainian ultimatum expired for the separatists to lay down their arms,...
    • Robot sex to determine how life began Yesterday

      This may come straight from Ripley's Believe It or Not! Scientists have performed robot sex to find how life began on earth. Scientists used rat-sized robots to study evolutionary patterns over thousands of generations without them growing old in the process. They programmed a small bots with the need to...
    • Jet Airways to temporary shift operations to Sharjah Yesterday

      New Delhi: Jet Airways on Tuesday said that it will shift its Dubai-based operations to Sharjah due to the closure of runway at Dubai airport from May 1 to July 20, 2014. "Jet Airways will operate some of its flights with a revised timing during this period to and from...
    • Ukraine crackdown on pro-Moscow separatists gets off to a slow start Yesterday

      Kiev/Slaviansk: Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was underway, though the crackdown appeared to get off to a slow start, if at all. Twenty-four hours after an Ukrainian ultimatum expired for the separatists to lay down...
    • Undersea drone hunt for Malaysian plane may take two months Yesterday

      Sydney/Perth: A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take up to two months to scour a 600 sq km area where the plane is believed to have sunk, US search authorities said on Tuesday. The prediction...
    • US: Colorado town elects dog as mayor Yesterday

      A bloodhound has been elected as the mayor of a small US town after the dog beat off competition from six other canines, a donkey, a cat and even a hedgehog to win the unofficial title. Pa Kettle, a search and rescue dog, picked up 2,387 votes - 55 more...
    • Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzers for US spying coverage Yesterday

      New York: The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the US National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying. Reuters won in international reporting for its coverage of the violent persecution of a Muslim...
    • US sky-watchers ready for total lunar eclipse today Yesterday

      Florida: Night owls and early risers in North America can watch a rare celestial event on Tuesday as the Earth's sunset-hued shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color to bright orange, depending on local weather conditions. The lunar eclipse will unfold over three hours beginning at 1:58 am EDT...
    • Robotic submarine deployed in search for missing Malaysian plane 2 days ago

      Perth: Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday to begin scouring the seabed for the missing Malaysian airliner after failing for six days to detect any signals believed to be from its black boxes. Meanwhile, officials were investigating an oil slick about 5,500 meters...
    • Russian fighter jets fly near American warship 2 days ago

      Wasihington: A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes on Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a US military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer...
    • Separatist unrest spreads in Ukraine, no sign of military crackdown 2 days ago

      Pro-Russian separatists on Monday ignored an ultimatum to leave occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine while another group of rebels attacked a police headquarters as a threatened military offensive by government forces failed to materialize. Rebels in the town of Slaviansk, which was expected on Monday to be the focus...
    • Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71 on edge of capital 2 days ago

      A morning rush hour bomb killed at least 71 people at a Nigerian bus station on the outskirts of the capital on Monday, raising concerns about the spread of an Islamist insurgency after the deadliest ever attack on Abuja. Suspicion fell on Boko Haram, though there was no immediate claim...
    • Men can't manipulate their voice to sound more attractive 2 days ago

      Washington: Trying to sound more attractive? Men can't do so! Men cannot intentionally make their voices sound more sexy or attractive, while women have little trouble doing so, a new study has found. Researchers from Albright College in US found that women can manipulate their voice to attract a mate...
    • US man throws away USD 1.25 mn worth winning lottery tickets 2 days ago

      New York: A man in the US lost out on USD 1.25 million when he threw away winning lottery tickets in trash. The man bought 25 tickets with the same numbers from Zhou Grocery on South Queen Street in York more than a year ago, but never claimed the prize....
    • Ukraine's east braces for anti-rebel operation as deadline passes 2 days ago

      Slaviansk: Towns in eastern Ukraine on Monday braced for military action from government forces as a deadline passed for pro-Russian separatists to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings or face a major "anti-terrorist" operation. As the 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) deadline issued by authorities in Kiev expired, a...
    • Passenger tries to open plane's door mid-air, flight diverted 2 days ago

      Sacramento, California: A California-bound Southwest Airlines flight was diverted to Omaha, Neb. on Sunday after witnesses said a passenger tried to open a door. The captain of the Chicago-to-Sacramento flight landed on Eppley Airfield to "have an unruly passenger removed" before continuing on to Sacramento, the airlines said in a...
    • Three people killed in shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas City 2 days ago

      Three people, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed on Sunday at two different Jewish community facilities in a Kansas City-area suburb, and a man was in custody as police investigated whether the shootings were anti-Semitic, authorities said. Police said it was too early to determine a motive, but they were...
    • List of false leads in the search for MH370 2 days ago

      If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet. Here are the most prominent moments in which hopes of...
    • Watch: Pope swarmed by fans seeking selfies with him 2 days ago

      The selfie-fever has now spread to the Vatican. With Easter approaching, the Pope was swarmed by crowds but this time they were trying to take selfies with him. Watch! ...
    • Australia considers deploying undersea robot in hunt for MH370 2 days ago

      Sydney/Kuala Lampur: Australian officials leading the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean are weighing when to deploy an underwater robot to aid in the hunt, now in its sixth fruitless week. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared soon after taking off on March 8 from...
    • US woman arrested for killing her seven babies 2 days ago

      Washington: Police in the US state of Utah on Sunday arrested a 39-year-old woman for killing her seven infants over a 10-year period, the media reported. Megan Huntsman was arrested from her Pleasant Grove home and booked on murder charges, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Huntsman's ex-husband, who is believed...
    • Watch: 'The Fine Wine Diaries' 3 days ago

      In this episode of the 'The Fine Wine Diaries', we will take you to the different vineyards in the fourth largest exporter of wines, Australia. ...
    • Abdullah leads in Afghan Presidential Election 3 days ago

      Kabul: Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah was leading in the partial results, the country's Independent Election Commission (IEC) chairman announced Sunday. "The IEC had tallied 10 per cent of the votes from 26 provinces and the partial results were announced Sunday," IEC chairman Ahmad Yousuf Nouristani said. The counting of...