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Shiite rebels agree to pull out of key Yemen city

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 00:28

Yemeni Shiite rebels agreed on Saturday to withdraw from Amran, seized in a push towards the capital, in a deal struck with authorities who are dispatching troops to the strategic city.

World cities, home to most people, to add 2.5 bn more by 2050: UN

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 00:41

More than half of the world`s seven billion people live in urban areas, with the top "mega cities" - with more than 10 million inhabitants - being Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, according to a United Nations report on Thursday.

Disappointment in Tripura over rail budget

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 18:38

Political parties in Tripura criticised the central government for neglecting the state in the rail budget and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of appeasing the corporate sector.

31 killed in massive Taliban attack in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 17:42

A massive attack, including suicide bombings, launched Wednesday by Taliban militants against the police headquarters and provincial governor`s office in Kandahar city, the capital of Afghanistan`s Kandahar province, left 31 people dead, Abdul Raziq, a provincial police official, said.

Palestinian factions want calm, but Israel rejects: Abbas

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 05:46

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday night accused Israel of rejecting a truce with the Palestinians to end the tension in the Gaza Strip.

Israel launches air raids on Gaza after Hamas rocket attacks

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 10:22

The Israeli air force launched dozens of raids on the Gaza Strip overnight after massive rocket fire from the enclave pounded southern Israel, leaving 17 people injured, sources said Tuesday. <br><br> An Israeli army spokesman confirmed an air operation code-named Protective Edge had been launched, but did not give details.

Pope begs forgiveness for `sacrilegious cult` of Church sexual abuse

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 02:27

Pope apologises for "sacrilegious cult" of Church``s sexual abuse

Pope meets Catholics sexually abused by clergy

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 19:24

Pope Francis has held his first meeting with a group of Catholics who were sexually abused by clergy.

Quake rocks Guatemala, Mexico, newborn baby among five dead

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 17:57

A strong earthquake shook the border between Guatemala and Mexico on Monday, killing at least five people, including a newborn boy, damaging dozens of buildings and triggering landslides.

Pope to hold first meeting with sexual abuse victims

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 09:15

Pope Francis holds his first meeting with victims of sexual abuse by priests on Monday, an encounter that some say should have happened long ago, and victims from his native Argentina say they are pained over their exclusion. <br><br> Six victims, two each from Ireland, Britain and Germany, will attend the pope`s private morning Mass in his Vatican residence and then meet with him afterwards, according to people who organised the meeting.

Jessica Alba answers customer complaints at her office

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 15:24

Actress Jessica Alba is such a hands-on boss when it comes to her baby products firm The Honest Company that she sometimes even chats with customers who call in to complain.

Hoax bomb threat to train

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 01:28

An anonymous telephone call stating that a bomb has been planted in the Kannur-Ernakulam Inter-City Express turned out to be a hoax on Friday.