Protesting Brazilian fishermen block cruise ship

A cruise ship carrying 1,800 passengers was blocked from leaving a Brazilian port on Tuesday by fishermen protesting a government ban on catches of protected species, a spokesman for their union said.

Visit by Emperor and Empress not aimed countering China: Japan

Japan on Saturday described as "non political" the visit of its Emperor Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko here and said the six-day India trip, the first to any South Asian country by the royal couple, was not aimed at "countering" China.

Sridevi truly Empress of Indian cinema: Boney Kapoor

Boney Kapoor said Saturday his wife-cum-actor Sridevi truly deserves to be honored with the title "Empress of Indian cinema", adding nobody else in the industry deserves the award more than her.

Japan`s Empress, 76, says she`s slowing down

Japan`s Empress Michiko, marking
her 76th birthday, said she is starting to feel the effects of her age.