Colombo: President Xi Jinping was Tuesday due in Sri Lanka where he will launch construction of a Chinese-backed $1.4 billion port city as he promotes his vision of a "maritime silk road" in
Bangkok: Thai police Tuesday questioned three Myanmar men over the murder of two British tourists on the southern resort island of Koh Tao, as their bodies were due to arrive in Bangkok for
San Francisco: Raging wildfires damaged or destroyed over 100 buildings in California on Monday and forced hundreds to evacuate in the drought-stricken US state, officials said.
United Nations: The 69th Session of the UN General Assembly will convene Tuesday at the UN Headquarters in New York.
On Monday, the 68th session concluded with focus on forming the base
Tokyo: Japan Atomic Power Co and Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) reported no irregularities at their three nuclear plants in eastern Japan following a magnitude 5.6 quake that hit north of
Johannesburg: Islamic State militants in Iraqi city of Mosul have started making changes in the education sector whereby classes about history, literature and Christianity in schools have
Chiayi City: Taiwan displayed how its fighter jets and early warning aircraft could land, refuel and take off on a closed motorway on Tuesday, in a scenario simulating a Chinese attack that
Washington: The White House has said that the Obama administration prefers a "united" Britain, two days before the Scots cast their votes on whether to split.
"This is a decision for
Rome: A parliamentary report on drug dependency has showed that a quarter of Italian students aged between 15 and 18 smoke marijuana.
According to the report, around 23.5 percent of
Tokyo: The first dolphins of the season were slaughtered on Tuesday in the small Japanese town of Taiji, campaigners said, commencing an annual cull repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups
Washington: The Obama administration will not hesitate to strike back if Syrian regime comes in the way of US planes targeting the Islamic State targets in Syria, a news agency reported citing
Paris: As more than two dozen nations pledged to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite
Tokyo: A strong earthquake measuring 5.6 on Richter Scale was reported to have jolted buildings in Japan near eastern Honshu region on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey informed.
Kiev: In what was once the Ukrainian secret service headquarters in Donetsk, a group of women, eyes rimmed in red, come seeking the help of the city`s new rebel masters in an anguished
Hong Kong: Hong Kong was shuttered Tuesday as a powerful typhoon swept past the city, bringing strong winds and rain that caused flight disruptions and forced the closure of the
Scottish independence campaigners have found an unexpected source of support ahead of a landmark referendum on the fate of the United Kingdom -- Palestinian bagpipers.
In a small hall in the
Manila: Philippines authorities on Tuesday ordered people living close to a powerful volcano to evacuate, warning a dangerous eruption may occur within weeks.
Magma has reached the
Abuja: Twelve Nigerian soldiers were on Tuesday sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the restive northeast city of Maiduguri earlier this
Washington: Republican leaders will seek to convince lawmakers Tuesday to authorize the Pentagon to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to fight extremists, while also putting checks on
New York: The US government, citing state secrets and a threat to national security, has asked a judge to toss out a defamation lawsuit that a wealthy Greek shipping magnate brought against a
United Nations: A Chinese envoy called here Monday on all relevant parties to adopt a flexible and pragmatic approach to reach a comprehensive settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue in the
Moscow: Russia will promote economic cooperation in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and take joint measures on issues such as energy security, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said
Lesotho`s leaders are planning to head to the polls early in a bid to restore political order following an attempted coup and stalled peace talks between deadlocked political parties, a South
United Nations: As the new school year kicks off across the world, nearly 300,000 children returned Monday back to UN-run schools in Gaza and Syria.
"In Gaza, conflict has profoundly
Moscow: Russia is calling on the international community to join efforts in defeating terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.
Day in Pics: 16th September
Showbiz World - September 16, 2014
Toronto International Film Festival