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Australian PM ribbed over `cringe-worthy` Abe photo

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:40

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was taken to task on social media for tweeting a "cringe-worthy" photo of himself with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe posing by a giant tyre.

Body of missing Mt Blanc climber found after 32 years

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:37

The body of a French climber who disappeared into a snowstorm in 1982 has been discovered on the slopes of Mont Blanc.

NATO chief warns Afghanistan must sign security pact by early September

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

NATO`s chief warned Tuesday that, despite a disputed election, Afghanistan must sign a security pact on a post-combat international training mission by September, or there will be "severe" problems for the Western alliance.

French firm to expand India port with Adani

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 17:08

The terminal will add 30 percent to Mundra`s capacity, making it the biggest port in India, Adani Ports said.

Security at five NWR stations stepped up after bomb threats

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 15:24

Security at five major railway stations under North Western Railway, in Rajasthan were tightened up following bomb threats at the stations.

Iran eases demands in Vienna nuclear talks: Western diplomats

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 09:15

Iran has reduced demands for the size of its future nuclear enrichment programme in talks with world powers although Western governments are urging Tehran to compromise further, Western diplomats said on Thursday.

Ukraine army takes control of shattered border post

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 03:52

Crouching behind sandbags next to the bombed out remains of a roadside cafe that once catered for truck drivers and tourists, Ukrainian troops guarded the Dolzhansky border post with Russian.

Worst impact of poor monsoon likely to be in west India: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 17:26

The worst impact of a sub-normal monsoon is likely to be in western India, with possible drought-like conditions in some areas, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said Tuesday.

EU welcomes all Western Balkan countries: Barroso

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 09:07

European Union (EU) is willing to receive all countries of the Western Balkans that wish to become members, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said here Sunday.

Railway officials arrested for leaking exam question papers

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 00:32

A chief vigilance inspector of south western railway and 14 other people were arrested in Bangalore for leaking the question papers for a recruitment exam for the railways.

Monsoon likely in north India in 1st week of July: IMD

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 22:30

A western disturbance is likely to help advance the monsoon in the hilly parts of North India in the first week of July, according to the MET department.

EU sets ceasefire deadline as Ukraine joins Western bloc

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 20:56

European Union (EU) leaders Friday set June 30 as the deadline for steps taken by relevant parties to improve the situation and contribute to a lasting ceasefire in Ukraine as the east European country joined the Western bloc.