Four Macedonia police injured in clashes near Kosovo border

 Macedonia, hit by a deep political crisis, was further shaken Saturday when four police officers were injured in clashes with an armed group near the Kosovo border, with some reports talking of fatalities.

Back on the beat: Rio cops step up patrols

Faced with a surge in armed robberies, Rio de Janeiro police are using mounted patrols and old-fashioned tactics to combat crime ahead of next year`s Olympic Games.

Mobile phone data could help power developing world

Cell phone data can be used to help developing countries plan electrical infrastructure based on population distribution and projected energy consumption, researchers say.

Looted Nazi painting returned to heir of owner in New York

 A 17th century painting stolen by the Nazis from a Jewish German art curator in Paris who was later murdered at Auschwitz was returned to the late owner`s daughter at a ceremony in New York on Tuesday.

Saudi king warns of Iran threat, rebels hit border town

 Saudi Arabia`s King Salman on Tuesday urged his fellow Gulf leaders to stand up to Iran, as Yemeni rebels backed by Tehran bombarded a Saudi border city.

Biggest jalebi, imarti world record with Mumbai restaurant

Mumbai's Saatvik food restaurant Sanskriti has broken the Guinness World Record for the largest imarti (a sweetmeat) in the world. It has also surpassed the Limca Book of Records.

I don't live in a delusional world: Irrfan
I don't live in a delusional world: Irrfan

 Actor Irrfan Khan says he doesn't have any attitude that he is doing Hollywood projects.

Even kids lose sleep over parental divorce
Even kids lose sleep over parental divorce

Parental separation or divorce increases in kids the risk of psychosomatic problems, including concentration and sleep difficulties, says a study.

Marriage takes work, says Scarlett Johansson on split with Ryan Reynolds
Marriage takes work, says Scarlett Johansson on split with Ryan Reynolds

Scarlett Johansson has opened up about on why she split with Ryan Reynolds.

'Gone with the Wind' outfit sold for USD 137,000

An outfit worn by actress Vivien Leigh in the film "Gone with the Wind" has been sold for USD 137,000 at an auction in California.

'Game of Thrones' is world's most popular illegal download TV series
'Game of Thrones' is world's most popular illegal download TV series

American fantasy drama 'Game of Thrones' has been named as world's most popular illegal download TV series so far.

Race to kill animal plague begins

After smallpox, rinderpest and polio, health officials have launched a global effort to vanquish yet another disease - a sheep and goat-killer that is little known in rich countries but creates economic ruin for the world's poorest people.

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.