Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Hong Kong and Macau on Saturday to remember they are part of "one China", as pro-democracy campaigners in both semi-autonomous territories call for free leadership elections.

Tibetan burns himself to death in China: Reports

A Tibetan has died after setting himself on fire to protest at China`s rule of the Himalayan region in the first self-immolation for three months, a rights group and overseas media said Wednesday.

Obama bars oil, gas drilling in Alaska haven

President Barack Obama declared Alaska`s ecologically rich Bristol Bay off-limits for oil and gas exploration on Tuesday, saying the move was necessary to safeguard the region`s fishing and tourism industries.

Half believe CIA interrogation methods justified: Poll


Washington: About half of Americans believe that the CIA was justified in its harsh interrogation methods of "war on terror" detainees, a poll found Monday, days after a damning US report revealed harrowing details of torture.

India ranked 3rd on global black money list; USD 440bn moved out in 10 years
India ranked 3rd on global black money list; USD 440bn moved out in 10 years

As India continues its pursuit of suspected black money stashed abroad, an international think-tank has ranked the country third globally with an estimated USD 94.76 billion (nearly Rs 6 lakh crore) illicit wealth outflows in 2012.

National strike paralyses Belgium

Trade unions brought Belgium to a standstill Monday as the biggest general strike in years grounded flights, cut international rail links and shut sea ports in protest at the new government`s austerity plans.

2014: Spotlight moments in News and Politics on Twitter
2014: Spotlight moments in News and Politics on Twitter

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to stand out this year on Twitter, in terms of trends, it was also the Kashmir's massive floods that caught the nation's attention as they came together to save the lives of people stranded in the worst floods in nearly six decades in the state.  

Air, train links cut as national strike begins in Belgium


Brussels: Both international and domestic air and train links were cut late Sunday in Belgium as a national strike began against the new government`s austerity policies, official sources said.

Haiti opposition cautiously welcomes PM`s resignation

Haiti`s emboldened opposition welcomed the resignation Sunday of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, who faced repeated calls to go over the failure to hold legislative elections in the past three years.

Haiti prime minister resigns amid political crisis

Haiti`s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced his resignation early Sunday, following repeated calls for him to step down amid anti-government protests and a political crisis in the impoverished Caribbean nation.

Mahabharata, Ramayana great knowledge source on politics: LK Advani

After Union Minister Sushma Swaraj favoured declaring Gita as "national scripture", veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday urged people to read Mahabharata and Ramayana saying the epics are a great source of knowledge on politics and morality.

Will never go back to politics: Amitabh Bachchan
Will never go back to politics: Amitabh Bachchan

 Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says entering politics was a mistake, and he will never again repeat the mistake.

Bid to stop DC marijuana slips through Congress

Campaigners vowed Friday to pursue the legalization of marijuana in Washington, after language intended to prohibit pot in the US capital slipped through Congress.

Obama welcomes US House approval of spending bill

US President Barack Obama welcomed on Friday the approval of a compromise spending bill by the House of Representatives that helped avoid a government shutdown.

US Congress passes $584 billion defense bill

The US Congress adopted a massive US defense spending bill for 2015 Friday which includes emergency funding for military operations against Islamic jihadists in Iraq and Syria, as requested by President Barack Obama.

I will never join politics: Sonakshi Sinha
I will never join politics: Sonakshi Sinha

Actress Sonakshi Sinha says she likes discussing politics with her actor-politician father Shatrughan Sinha but has no intent of trying her luck in it.

How long will Ayodhya be used for political gains?

Since a long time, political parties have always raised the Babri Masjid demolition and Ram Temple issue in Ayodhya for their political gains.

Don't want to contest elections: Kumar Sanu

Famed Bollywood singer Kumar Sanu, who recently joined BJP, Saturday said he was not inclined to contest elections and would rather work towards eliminating illiteracy from West Bengal.

Ram temple: Politics in the name of religion?

Expressing unhappiness over the politicisation of the Babri case, Mohammad Hashim Ansari,who has been fighting the case since 1959, said that he doesn't want to pursue the matter any further and wants 'Ram Lalla' (infant Ram) to be free.

Noted singer Kumar Sanu joins BJP

Bollywood singer Kumar Sanu, who has crooned for a number of celebrities, has officially joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the second time.