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Scientists identify two-inch long hedgehog species

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 18:42

Scientists have identified the fossilised remains of a two-inch-long hedgehog species, which they have called `Silvacola acares`, in an ancient lake bed in Canada.

Icelandic teen falls to death from Spain rollercoaster

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 17:31

A teenager from Iceland plunged to his death from a soaring rollercoaster ride called "Inferno" at an amusement park in eastern Spain`s tourist resort of Benidorm, officials said on tuesday.

London bombings memorial vandalised on ninth anniversary

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:49

Vandals defaced a memorial to the victims of the July 7, 2005 London bombings on Monday, on the ninth anniversary of the attack that left 52 people dead. <br><br> The stainless steel columns in Hyde Park were daubed with messages referencing former prime minister Tony Blair, who took Britain into the US-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the four suicide bombers.

Rural women technology park to be established in Rajasthan

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 01:05

The Department of Science and Technology has approved a project to set up a rural women technology park (RWTP) here.

65 nesting sites of estuarine crocodiles spotted

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 21:26

Around 65 nesting sites of estuarine crocodiles have been spotted in Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha`s Kendrapara district and the number is likely to increase as the counting process was still on, officials said.

North Korea fires more short-range rockets ahead of Xi visit to Seoul

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 08:24

North Korea fired short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast on Wednesday morning, South Korea`s Yonhap News Agency said, one day ahead of a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Seoul. 

N Korea fires two short-range rockets off coast

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 07:40

North Korea fired two short-range rockets off its east coast today, South Korea said, the latest in a series of missile tests ahead of a state visit to Seoul by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

S Korea President apologises for army shooting

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 10:52

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye apologised today for a deadly front-line shooting rampage by an army conscript and called for a close look at abuses in barracks.

Hundreds flee wildfire in Spain`s Costa del Sol

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 06:01

Around 600 people were evacuated from a village in Spain`s Costa del Sol as a wildfire threatened to engulf homes in the tourist hotspot, local authorities said.

UN chief `adopts` lion cub in Kenya

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 23:11

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon capped off a week of high-level UN discussions on the environment by "adopting" a 6-month-old lion cub today.

Chinese Ambassador invites Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel to China

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 00:37

After the approval of investment for `Sino-Indian Industrial Park` by the union cabinet, the Ambassador of China Wei Wei met Gujarat Chief Minster Anandi Patel here on Thursday and invited her to visit China.

Snow leopard, red panda get new conservation centre

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 10:10

To reintroduce captive-bred endangered animals like red panda and snow leopard into the wild, the Darjeeling zoo has now started a new breeding conservation centre for wildlife.