Who`s saying what at the Iran nuclear talks

After 18 months of talks to rein in Iran`s nuclear ambitions, some of the world`s top diplomats were negotiating into the night Tuesday with a midnight deadline set to be abandoned.

No need yet for ground troops in Yemen, Saudi says

There is no need yet for ground troops in Yemen, the spokesman for a Saudi-led coalition which has conducted six days of air strikes against Shiite militia rebels said Tuesday.

Clarkson show goes on without `Top Gear` label

Britain`s Jeremy Clarkson will continue to appear on an international tour of live auto shows despite being dropped as the presenter of hit series "Top Gear", the BBC said on Tuesday.

Palestinians join ICC with Israelis in sights

The Palestinians formally gain membership of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday with the aim of pursuing Israelis for war crimes, despite uncertainty over the move's wider ramifications.

China 'cautiously optimistic' on Iran deal

China is "cautiously optimistic" that global powers can reach a deal with Iran to pare back its nuclear programme amid intense negotiations, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today.

Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy

US President Barack Obama said today that American politicians in an era of partisanship should try to carry themselves more like Edward M. Kennedy, as politicians from both parties lauded the late senator's collegial spirit at the dedication of an institute that bears his name.

Brazilian giants take bite out of world food sector

Demand from China, rising domestic purchasing power, cheap land and labor have helped Brazilian giants earn themselves a healthy slice of the international food sector, as shown by the Heinz-Kraft merger.

Revenge on Spanish minds for Netherlands friendly
Revenge on Spanish minds for Netherlands friendly

European champions Spain travel to face the Netherlands in a friendly on Tuesday with the pain from their 5-1 thrashing at the hands of the Dutch at last year`s World Cup still fresh in the memory.

Recipe: Parsleyed corn on the cob
Recipe: Parsleyed corn on the cob


6 corn, shucked and halved

4 tablespoons butter, melted

1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped

Kosher salt and black pepper


Sierra Leone ends anti-Ebola lockdown after three days

Sierra Leoneans were once again allowed to leave their homes Sunday evening after the government announced the end of a three-day nationwide lockdown aimed at preventing a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus.

Scotland coast to Gibraltar win
Scotland coast to Gibraltar win

Steven Fletcher became the first Scotland player to score a hat-trick since 1969 as the Scots coasted to a 6-1 victory against Group D minnows Gibraltar at Hampden on Sunday.

Shaun Maloney opened the scoring in the 18th minute after scoring from the spot following a soft penalty award.

Iran deal `can be done`, must put `bomb beyond reach`: British FM

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said late Sunday he believed a nuclear deal with Iran could be reached, but insisted it must put a nuclear bomb "beyond reach."

Uzbekistan's election sees turnout at 91 per cent

Uzbekistan's election commission said 91 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots in today's presidential election, where victory by longtime authoritarian leader Islam Karimov is a foregone conclusion.

World-power foreign ministers press for Iran deal

World-power foreign ministers were due Sunday to make a final push to get Iran to agree to curtail its nuclear programme days before a looming deadline to agree the outlines of a deal.

Scottish secessionists vow to shake up UK parliament

The Scottish National Party pledged Saturday to "shake up" the British parliament if they seize the balance of power at the general election in May.

Brazil uncovers multibillion-dollar tax fraud

Dozens of Brazilian firms, including industrial companies and banks, are under investigation amid allegations they paid USD 5.9 billion in bribes to tax officials, police have said.

Lights out as world observes Earth Hour

vParis`s iconic Eiffel Tower switched off its lights, Berlin`s Brandenburg Gate went dark and Hong Kong`s famed skyline dimmed Saturday as landmarks the world over observed Earth Hour, the global climate change awareness campaign.

Earth Hour 2015 kicks-off; world goes ahead with ritual
Earth Hour 2015 kicks-off; world goes ahead with ritual

The ninth edition of Earth Hour kicks-off, people across the globe show their growing concern over climate change by switching off the lights for an hour.

Early morning dance parties take off in US

Partying before breakfast? It`s not everyone`s cup of tea. But it is the concept behind "Daybreakers," early-morning raves becoming increasingly popular in the United States.

Haitian sentenced to pay more than $7,000 over plane seat row

A Haitian man who forced a flight to be diverted after reacting angrily to a seat being reclined in front of him was ordered to pay more than $7,000 by a US court on Friday.