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Lawmakers try to seal USD 225M aid package for Israel

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 23:03

Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled on Tuesday to seal a USD 225 million boost to Israel`s Iron Dome missile defense system.

US lawmakers boost funding for Israel`s Iron Dome

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 03:10

With US ally Israel facing a barrage of rocket attacks from Gaza, a Senate panel on Tuesday approved a 50 percent funding boost for the Jewish State`s Iron Dome anti-missile system.

Israel says Iron Dome scores 90 percent rocket interception rate

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:37

Israel`s Iron Dome interceptor has shot down some 90 percent of Palestinian rockets it engaged during this week`s surge of Gaza fighting, up from the 85 percent rate in the previous mini-war of 2012, Israeli and U.S. officials said on Thursday.

Japan considering new base on Antarctica

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 15:27

apan is looking at building a new base on Antarctica so scientists can study air trapped in ice a million years ago, in a bid to better understand climate change, an official said today.

Beyonce Knowles visits Anne Frank House in Amsterdam

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 15:57

Pop star Beyonce Knowles paid a visit to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam along with her rapper husband Jay Z.

Hockey heartache for hosts, Ukraine violence shocks Games

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 13:34

Russia fell to Finland in the big men`s hockey clash at the Winter Olympics on Wednesday, robbing the hosts of a shot at the gold they covet most, while athletes and officials reacted with shock to the deaths of protesters in neighbouring Ukraine.

Bodh Gaya temple dome inlaid with gold

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 14:18

The dome of Bodh Gaya`s 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism`s holiest shrine, has been inlaid with nearly 300 kg gold donated by devotees from Thailand -- giving the shrine a new look.

US Capitol dome to be restored to original glory

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 11:58

Over 150-year-old historic US Capitol dome is all set to undergo a restoration worth USD 60 million, as the architectural icon has developed cracks owing to age and weather conditions.

Israel deploys Iron Dome missile defence amid Syria fears

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 14:16

Israel deployed its Iron Dome missile defence system in Tel Aviv on Friday, as the United States weighed military strikes on neighbouring Syria, local media said.

Bodh Gaya temple dome to be inlaid with gold

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 12:37

The dome of Bodh Gaya`s 1,500-year old Mahabodhi temple will be inlaid with gold thanks to an offer made by a pilgrim, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said.

Bruce Willis to appear on spoof of TV show `Under the Dome`

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 16:53

Bruce Willis is all set to feature in a spoof of Stephen King and Steven Spielberg`s new show `Under the Dome.`

Stephen King refuses to believe `The Simpsons` did `Under The Dome` first

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 19:39

Stephen King doesn`t think that his epic novel `Under The Dome` was first depicted on The Simpsons.