Iran buries 175 military divers killed in 1980s Iraq war

Iran laid to rest 175 military divers in an emotional public funeral ceremony on Tuesday, almost three decades after they were captured in war with Iraq and, according to Iran`s military, were buried alive.

Former China Communist Party official Qiao Shi dies at 91

Qiao Shi, a senior Communist Party official and former chairman of China`s legislature, has passed away at the age of 91 in Beijing.

Official poster of RGV's new film "Secret" released
Official poster of RGV's new film "Secret" released

 National Award-winning filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma today unveiled the first poster of "Secret", his first Bollywood film after a gap of almost two years.

Sam Smith joins The Beatles in official chart history books
Sam Smith joins The Beatles in official chart history books

 Singer Sam Smith has a reason to rejoice as his debut album 'In The Lonely Hour' has spend a whole year in the top 5 of the UK's official albums chart, a feat previously achieved by The Beatles.

US official says `not all issues` agreed in Iran talks

A senior US official said early Wednesday that there was not yet a full agreement on key points of a deal to curtail Iran`s nuclear programme.

Non-availability of land slowing down IAF pojects: Official

Non-availability of land to the Indian Air Force and delay in the process of handing over of the identified land have emerged as major slowdowns in the expansion projects, a senior official said.

Dozens killed in bombing of Niger village; official blames Nigeria

At least 36 civilians were killed when a military plane bombed a funeral party in a Niger border village, the government said, in an incident its deputy mayor blamed on the Nigerian air force.

Next round of US-Cuba talks Feb 27 in Washington: Official

The United States and Cuba will hold their second round of talks on normalizing relations in Washington on February 27, the State Department said Tuesday.

George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin formalise wedding in Venice
George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin formalise wedding in Venice

Newly-wed couple actor George Clooney and British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Monday made their vows official with a formal civil wedding ceremony in Venice.

Clooney, Alamuddin to make things official today
Clooney, Alamuddin to make things official today

Newly married couple George Clooney and British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin will officialise their marriage in Venice today.

Cholera kills six in northern Nigeria: State Official

A cholera outbreak in northern Nigeria`s Kano State has killed six people and infected scores, the state health commissioner said Sunday, although a local charity put the toll higher.

3 Chinese officials punished for forging credentials

Three Chinese officials have been punished for forging credentials and personal information in the organisation department of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC).

Russia withdrawing troops from Ukraine border: US

Russia has withdrawn "several thousand" military personnel from the Ukrainian border in the past few days but tens of thousands of soldiers remain deployed in the region, a US defense official said Tuesday.

FIFA to release last-minute World Cup tickets

Football`s governing body FIFA will offer fans their last chance to attend the World Cup by releasing a final batch of tickets June 1.

North Korea vows to punish South Korean official

North Korea warned today that a South Korean official would pay the dear price for saying the North "must disappear soon" in an escalation of rhetoric between the rivals.

UN official asks if one million Syrians must die before world acts

A top U.N. aid official, frustrated by obstacles to humanitarian aid in Syria, asked on Friday if a million people needed to be killed and neighbouring states collapse before the world would take action to stop the conflict.

Militants kill Pakistani officials involved in attack probe

Taliban fighters today gunned down two army officers and a senior police official who were linked with a probe into the killing of 10 foreign mountaineers in northern Pakistan.

Philandering Chinese official dismissed

A senior official in a Chinese company has been sacked following public accusations by a woman who said she was forced into a sexual relationship for over a decade.

Chinese daily`s publication halted to remove story on official

A state-run Chinese daily halted its printing midway to stop the publication of an article on the luxurious lifestyle of an official.

Jayalalithaa orders sending back Lankan football team

Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa suspended a stadium officer here for allowing a Sri Lankan football team to play a friendly tie.