Gecko-inspired technology for 'climbing' space robots

MIT researchers have designed a human-machine interface that allows an exoskeleton-wearing human operator to control the movements and balance of a bipedal robot.

Bihar declares all districts disaster-hit

The Bihar government on Saturday declared all the 38 districts in the state as disaster-hit in the aftermath of the heavy damage to standing crops caused by thunderstorms, unseasonal rain and hailstorms in the past two months, officials said.

'Weak monsoon in Nepal does not mean no risk of disaster'

Nepal will witness a weak monsoon this year and that too will be delayed by a week, the country`s department of hydrology and meteorology said on Wednesday.

Death toll in Ghana petrol station fire rises to at least 90: Police

More than 70 people were killed in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana`s capital, Accra, as they sought shelter from heavy rains that caused widespread flooding, the police and Red Cross said Thursday.

Nepal sets up post-quake camps for sexual minorities

When transgender woman Maya K.C. sought help at a relief camp in the ruins of Nepal`s capital after a devastating earthquake, she was quickly made to feel as though she did not belong.

Japan vigilant for `Big One` after powerful quake

Seismologists Sunday warned Japan to stay vigilant for the next "Big One" after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of the quake-prone nation, injuring a dozen people.

UN warns of coming hunger in North Korea

A drought in North Korea could lead to huge food shortages this year, the top U.N. official in the country told Reuters in an interview.

President Obama signs disaster declaration over deadly Texas storms

 US President Barack Obama on Friday signed a disaster declaration for areas in Texas hit by storms and flooding that killed at least 21 people this week and and prompted evacuations.

4 mild tremors rock Nepal

 Tremors continued to rock Nepal following last month's devastating earthquake as four aftershocks of over 4 magnitude were felt today in central and northern parts of the country.

China contributing experts, troops to disaster relief drills

China is contributing 600 personnel, including 49 from the military, to multinational disaster relief exercises in Malaysia, the first time it has taken part in such an effort, the Defence Ministry said today.

Flooding kills at least 15 in southern, central China

At least 15 people have been killed and thousands more forced from their homes by flooding in southern and central China, with more rain forecast in coming days.

Seven days after deadly earthquake struck Nepal- Part III

It's been seven days that disaster struck Nepal but the millions of quake-stricken Nepalese are yet to come to terms with what happened to their normal lives.

Seven days after deadly earthquake struck Nepal- Part II

It's been seven days that disaster struck Nepal but the millions of quake-stricken Nepalese are yet to come to terms with what happened to their normal lives.

Seven days after deadly earthquake struck Nepal

It's been seven days that disaster struck Nepal but the millions of quake-stricken Nepalese are yet to come to terms with what happened to their normal lives.

India reacting quicker to disasters: Parrikar

 As India continues relief and rescue operations in earthquake-hit Nepal, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said reaction to disasters has become quicker since the NDA government came to power.

No Bangladesh garment factory totally safe: Labour group

Safety overhauls of Bangladesh`s garment factories were running behind schedule and none were considered totally safe two years after the Rana Plaza disaster, a global labour group said Thursday.

Defence urges acquittal of 'lifesaving' Concordia skipper

Lawyers defending Costa Concordia skipper Francesco Schettino called Monday for his acquittal on manslaughter charges, saying their client may have saved many lives in the 2012 disaster.

Seven disaster hit states to get central assistance

The government Friday decided to provide central assistance to seven states, which were affected by natural disasters in 2014, under national disaster response fund, a home ministry statement said.

Independent panels lack consistency, says Jose Mourinho
Independent panels lack consistency, says Jose Mourinho

Allowing independent panels to punish players retrospectively for diving and other infringements would be a "disaster", according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Doing '50 Shades' would have been a disaster: Charlie Hunnam
Doing '50 Shades' would have been a disaster: Charlie Hunnam

Actor Charlie Hunnam, while reasoning his exit from 'Fifty Shades of Grey', says doing the film after completing drama 'Sons of Anarchy' would have been stressful.