The New Indian Express - World - RSS Feed from The New Indian Express en Copyright 2012 The New Indian Express. All rights reserved. Fri, 22 May 2015 23:08:59 +0530 Fri, 22 May 2015 23:07:52 +0530 World Unknown Gunmen Kill Two Shia Muslims in Pakistan Unknown gunmen targeted three members of a Shia family here, killing one son and a security guard. Fri, 22 May 2015 23:07:48 +0530 China's Mega-Tours Draw Attention Abroad, Critique at Home Direct marketing companies that are the Chinese versions of Amway, Avon and Herbalife are taking it to an extreme by sending thousands abroad on package tours. Fri, 22 May 2015 23:05:10 +0530 Adult Dating Website Hack Exposes Personal Data A data breach at a website billed as "the world's largest sex and swinger" community may expose personal and sexual information on millions of users worldwide, a report said. Fri, 22 May 2015 22:52:22 +0530 French Court Rejects Uber's Challenge to Legal Restrictions France's highest court has rejected ride-sharing company Uber's bid to have much of a recent law banning its services declared unconstitutional. Fri, 22 May 2015 22:50:29 +0530 Nepal Assesses if Quake-Hit Villages are at Risk Before Rain Geologists were sent to earthquake-damaged mountain villages in Nepal this week to assess landslide risks before the rainy season begins next month. Fri, 22 May 2015 22:49:08 +0530 'Sun' Crime Reporter Found Guilty of Paying for Story Tips Rupert Murdoch owned 'Sun' tabloid's crime reporter has been found guilty of paying a Heathrow Airport police officer for 38 scoops. Fri, 22 May 2015 22:46:38 +0530 IS Says it Was Behind Deadly Saudi Mosque Bombing The jihadist Islamic State group said in an online statement today that it carried out a deadly suicide bomb attack at a mosque in Saudi Arabia's predominantly Shiite Eastern Province. Fri, 22 May 2015 22:44:14 +0530 Pakistan Court Dismisses Foreign Assets Case Against Sharif A 24-year-old petition seeking Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's permanent disqualification from holding public office has been dismissed by a court. Fri, 22 May 2015 20:34:21 +0530 Abbas: Israeli Settlement Expansion Blocks Any Peace Deal Palestinian President said Israel is blocking peace by continuing to expand settlements on occupied territory. Fri, 22 May 2015 20:31:38 +0530 'India Not to Participate in Russian Moon Research Project' India has "lost interest" in the Russian project for the soil sample taking at the south pole of the Moon after "mutual refusal from cooperation, Russia's official media reported. Fri, 22 May 2015 20:27:59 +0530 Mars Mission Makes India Top Ranking Space Power: China Report A report by a Chinese research institution said that India's accomplishment to send a spacecraft to Mars has earned it a place in the top rankings. Fri, 22 May 2015 20:25:31 +0530 Suicide Bomber in Deadly Attack on Shiite Mosque in Saudi A suicide bomber detonated an explosives vest during the Friday weekly prayers at a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, killing and wounding several people. Fri, 22 May 2015 20:21:47 +0530 Cameron: Tough Times for EU Ahead of UK Membership Vote Cameron warned European Union leaders there will be a rough road ahead as his nation is seeking a drastic reform of the bloc's policies. Fri, 22 May 2015 20:08:23 +0530 Ireland Votes in Historic Referendum on Gay Marriage Ireland took to the polls to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal, in a referendum that has exposed sharp divisions between communities in this traditionally Catholic nation. Fri, 22 May 2015 19:49:19 +0530 Post-War Systemic Breakdown Blamed For Jaffna Rape and Mayhem According to D.Siddharthan, member of the Northern Provincial Council, even  school kids drink and consume drugs, which are easily available. Fri, 22 May 2015 18:22:26 +0530 Japan's First Lady Visits Controversial Shrine to War Dead Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife Akie does not hold political office, but her visit could be seen as symbolic. Fri, 22 May 2015 17:29:47 +0530 Coal, Medicine, Trains Top Tokyo's Asia Infrastructure Plan Fri, 22 May 2015 15:26:00 +0530 4.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Parts of UK Fri, 22 May 2015 15:13:57 +0530 Benghazi Emails Show Clinton's Correspondence with Adviser Fri, 22 May 2015 15:08:29 +0530 The Latest on Rohingya: UN Estimates 3,000 Still Adrift The UN refugee agency is estimating that over 3,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants or even more could still be adrift in the Andaman Sea. Fri, 22 May 2015 14:36:25 +0530 Blast Near Pakistan Security Forces Vehicle Injures Five The incident occurred on the Qambrani Road of Quetta. A security official said it was a remote-control bomb and was planted in a rickshaw. Fri, 22 May 2015 14:23:06 +0530 Polls Open for Irish Referendum on Gay Marriage Polls opened in Ireland today for a historic referendum on allowing same-sex marriage that is backed by all the main political parties but opposed by the Catholic Church. Fri, 22 May 2015 14:19:39 +0530 18 FARC Rebels Killed in Colombia Army Air Strike The attack involved both military and police and took place took place in Guapi in the Cauca region of western Colombia. Fri, 22 May 2015 11:46:15 +0530 South Korea Court Frees Korean Air "Nut Rage" Executive The upper court sentenced Cho Hyun-ah, who is the daughter of the airline's chairman to 10 months in prison and then suspended the sentence for two years. Fri, 22 May 2015 11:40:31 +0530 Seoul, Japan, US to Discuss North Korea Next Week US Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in Seoul on a two-day visit, indicated additional sanctions against North Korea for the SLBM launch. Fri, 22 May 2015 11:17:12 +0530 Astronomers Discover Most Luminous Galaxy in Universe The light, however, is absorbed by surrounding cocoons of dust, which prevents us from seeing the galaxy with optical telescopes. Fri, 22 May 2015 11:01:30 +0530 UN Estimates 3,000 Still Adrift in the Andaman Sea More than 3,000 people have landed in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand in recent weeks, most of them members of the Rohingya minority. Fri, 22 May 2015 10:46:35 +0530 If Iran Gets the Bomb, My Name is on It, Says Obama Obama said he was staking his personal reputation by engaging with Iran, which critics have called both naive and dangerous. Fri, 22 May 2015 10:30:19 +0530 Irish Referendum Expected to Legalise Gay Marriage Polls suggest that between 60 and 75 per cent of Irish voters could back the change, which will bring the country in line with gay marriage legislation in Britain. Fri, 22 May 2015 10:09:44 +0530 Isil Jihadists Behead Regime Sympathisers in Palmyra A White House spokesman said that Isil's capture of Palmyra was a "setback" for the US-led coalition in its fight against Isil. Fri, 22 May 2015 10:06:18 +0530 California Declares Emergency Over Oil Spill The area is home to sensitive nesting areas for endangered snowy plovers and least terns. Fri, 22 May 2015 09:24:17 +0530 Obama: US Not Losing Fight Against Islamic State President Barack Obama said in an interview published Thursday that the US is not losing the fight against the Islamic State radical group in Iraq and Syria, but he acknowledged that it will be necessary to intensify the training of Sunni militias in some zones to support Iraqi military forces. Fri, 22 May 2015 08:03:44 +0530 Clinton Sets Date for Big-Bang Campaign Launch After weeks of small-scale, small-town events with 'everyday Americans', Hillary Clinton has set a date for the first major campaign rally of her 2016 presidential run. Fri, 22 May 2015 07:57:40 +0530 Months Before Getting Killed, Osama Wanted to Change Address Fri, 22 May 2015 07:57:06 +0530 Six Baltimore Police Officers Indicted Over Freddie Gray Death A grand jury has indicted six Baltimore police officers over the death of African-American Freddie Gray in their custody last month, a state attorney said. Fri, 22 May 2015 07:52:17 +0530 US Concludes Airstrike in Syria Killed Innocent Children Two children were likely killed during an American airstrike targeting al Qaeda-linked militants in Syria last year, and two other adults were wounded, according to an investigation released by the US military. Fri, 22 May 2015 07:42:54 +0530 'Al Qaeda Recruitment Akin to Taking Job in Big Enterprise' New recruits to the terror grouping Al Qaeda filled up a form that was very similar to a job application for any large business enterprise, Fri, 22 May 2015 01:01:59 +0530 Obama Says US Not Losing Against Islamic State Obama has described the loss of key Iraqi territory to Islamic State as a tactical setback, while insisting the war against the jihadist group is not being lost. Fri, 22 May 2015 00:59:59 +0530 SpaceX Cargo Ship Returns to Earth in Ocean Splashdown The unmanned Dragon supply ship left the International Space Station and hours later splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. Fri, 22 May 2015 00:52:23 +0530 US Threatens Not to Sign N-Deal With Iran Washington has threatened "not to sign" a final nuclear agreement with Tehran unless the Iranian government gives access to its possible military dimension-related sites and nuclear scientists. Fri, 22 May 2015 00:44:17 +0530 'Destruction of Historic City of Palmyra Begun' The Islamic State terrorists have already begun damaging the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra in Syria Fri, 22 May 2015 00:42:15 +0530 Pakistan Denies Selling Nukes to Saudi Arabia Pakistan on Thursday rejected reports that the country has planned to sell nuclear weapons to Saudi Arabia. Fri, 22 May 2015 00:33:06 +0530 Pakistan Court Indicts Over 100 in Christian Couple Lynching Case An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Thursday indicted 106 people in the case of lynching a Christian couple in Kasur district of Punjab province last year. Fri, 22 May 2015 00:22:24 +0530 Permanent Exemption for Zardari in Illegal Assets Case in Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari, accused of illegally amassing wealth, was exempted from appearing before a court in future hearings. Thu, 21 May 2015 20:13:54 +0530 Adani Signs Deals to Sell 70% of Production From Oz Mine Adani Mining has signed contracts with buyers for selling nearly 70 per cent of coal it plans to produce from its USD 16.5 billion Carmichael mine in Australia. Thu, 21 May 2015 20:05:55 +0530 Four Pro-Rajapaksa Ministers Quit Srisena Government Thu, 21 May 2015 19:42:12 +0530 Islamic State in Control of Palmyra Ruins, Activists Say The Islamic State's capture of the town of Palmyra late yesterday was a stunning triumph for the militant group, only days after it captured the strategic city of Ramadi in Iraq's largest Sunni province. Thu, 21 May 2015 19:40:23 +0530 China, India, Russia to be Top 3 Shareholders of AIIB: Expert Meanwhile, the chief negotiators of the 57 prospective founding members held their fifth meeting in Singapore to finalise the Bank's structure. Thu, 21 May 2015 19:38:40 +0530 For sale on China's Taobao: Italian Villa for USD 16.4 Million For sale online to a wealthy Chinese buyer: historic Italian villa, starting price USD 16.4 million, immigration possible. Thu, 21 May 2015 19:36:02 +0530 Indian-Origin UK Hotelier Feared Kidnapped in India The UK Foreign Office is looking into the mysterious disappearance of a British-Indian hotelier who went missing while on a business trip to Punjab. Thu, 21 May 2015 19:34:32 +0530 Religions in China Should be Without Foreign Influence: Xi Though China is governed by the officially atheist Communist Party, Buddhism and Taoism have struck roots in the country for centuries. Thu, 21 May 2015 19:33:23 +0530 American Woman Gets 24 Years for Pushing Indian Man to Death Thu, 21 May 2015 18:22:49 +0530 Hitlers Lost Bronze 'Walking Horses' Recovered in German Police Raids Police said that they had to stage a series of raids to recover them. Eight people are being investigated, the BBC reported. Thu, 21 May 2015 17:13:58 +0530 4 Karachi bus Attackers Linked to 'Al-Qaeda Sleeper Cell': Pakistan The Chief Minister has said the police have seized three Kalashnikov rifles, seven 9mm rifles, five grenades, seven laptops, explosive material and terrorism literature. Thu, 21 May 2015 16:21:03 +0530 Revealed: Osama Bin Laden's Love Letter to His Wife Three European men were sent to carry out the plan, they report, "but we have lost our communication with them," and they may have been captured. Thu, 21 May 2015 15:43:23 +0530 UN Expert says IS Picks 'Prettiest Virgins' as Sex Slaves Women are also promised to fighters as a recruitment tool or trafficked and forced to enter prostitution to raise funds. Thu, 21 May 2015 15:32:09 +0530 Al-Qaeda's Job Application: Do You Wish to Execute a Suicide Operation The Office of the Director of National Intelligence says the papers were taken in the Navy commando raid that killed bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011. Thu, 21 May 2015 15:08:39 +0530 Investigators Double MH370 Search Area in Southern Indian Ocean The statement quoted experts, as saying that the highest probability of finding the aircraft was within a 46,000 square mile search area. Thu, 21 May 2015 14:40:29 +0530 'China Failed to Gain India's Support for Silk Road Projects' Beijing has rendered enormous endorsement for New Delhi in regional and international cooperation, but acquired less in comparison. Thu, 21 May 2015 14:31:57 +0530 Malaysia Orders Sea Search and Rescue for Migrants In the past three weeks, more than 3,000 people, Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar and Bangladeshis trying to escape poverty, have landed in overcrowded boats. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:34:19 +0530 Owner of American Pharoah Named in Gambling Debt Lawsuit The federal breach of contract lawsuit was filed in March 2014 by Howard Rubinsky, 58, of Florida. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:44:36 +0530 Bangladesh Terror Group Issues Death Threats to 10 The Ansarullah Bangla Team has claimed responsibility for killing bloggers since 2013, the most recent being the murders of Avijit Roy, Washiqur Rahman Babu and Ananta Bijoy Das. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:32:44 +0530 New Boat with Rohingya and Bangladeshi Migrants Arrives in Bad Shape Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he has ordered the navy and the coast guard to conduct search and rescue operations for boats carrying Rohingya migrants stranded at sea. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:18:32 +0530 As Crisis Over Migrants Grows, Malaysia and Myanmar to Talk Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said he has ordered the navy and the coast guard to conduct search and rescue operations for boats carrying Rohingya migrants stranded at sea. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:06:17 +0530 Asia-Pacific Militaries Seek to Develop Amphibious Skills In a sign of that, officers from 23 nations gathered in Hawaii this week for a three-day symposium hosted by the U.S. Marine Corps. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:01:49 +0530 IS Takes Over Ancient Syrian City of Palmyra Days after seizing control over Iraqi city of Ramadi, Islamic State (IS) has now taken over the Syrian city of Palmyra, which is home to some of the world’s most ancient ruins. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:38:32 +0530 Ex-Haiti Prime Minister Submits Papers to Run for President A board will review would-be candidates and verify they meet various constitutional requirements, including not holding foreign citizenship. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:27:56 +0530 Republican Presidential Candidate Commandeers Senate to Protest Patriot Act Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul plunged into a lengthy speech declaring the Patriot Act unconstitutional and opposing renewal of the program. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:24:32 +0530 US to Determine if Train Driver was Using Phone US investigators say they are still trying to determine whether an Amtrak engineer used his phone at the controls of the train in a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:20:25 +0530 Australia Won't Take in Any Rohingya Migrants Australia is a signatory to the United Nations Refugee Convention and is one of the world's most generous countries on a per capita basis in taking in refugees. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:18:57 +0530 Nebraska Votes to Abolish Death Penalty Nebraska is now the 19th of 50 US states, along with the federal capital Washington, to formally abolish the death penalty. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:17:15 +0530 Obama Names Indian-American Yale Professor to Key Admin Post US President Barack Obama has named an Indian-American professor from Yale University as a member of the prestigious National Council on Humanities. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:09:25 +0530 British Terror Suspect Living in Denmark Ahmed Halane, 22, a Danish citizen who grew up in the towns of Bolton and Chorlton, is suspected of fighting with militant groups abroad, BBC reported. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:03:14 +0530 Fears for Heritage Site as Jihadists Storm the Ruins of Palmyra The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Isil had seized almost all of Tadmur, which contains the ruins, after the group stormed the city following the failure of an earlier assault last week. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:02:22 +0530 South Korea Names Justice Minister as New PM The 58-year-old justice minister was nominated as the premier 25 days after former prime minister Lee Wan-koo resigned Thu, 21 May 2015 09:49:28 +0530 Climate Change Threatens our National Security, says Obama Obama said rising sea levels would undermine the effectiveness of American forces and cause hundreds of billions of dollars of damage. Thu, 21 May 2015 09:33:34 +0530 Tools Found from Before the Age of Man But the tools show that earlier hominids - our ancestors who lie between humans and apes - were already well advanced. Thu, 21 May 2015 09:27:31 +0530 24-Year-Old Lanka Student Finds Green Way to Tackle Oil Spills Thu, 21 May 2015 06:01:50 +0530 SC Lifts Stay on Sampur Land Transfer Thu, 21 May 2015 06:01:49 +0530 New Parliament to Be in Place by Sept, Says Lankan Prez Thu, 21 May 2015 06:01:49 +0530 North Korea Says It Can Miniaturise N-Bombs North Korea told state media on Wednesday that it has the capability to miniaturise nuclear bombs, which would allow Kim Jong-un's regime to fix the devices to missiles. Thu, 21 May 2015 01:01:39 +0530 Will Save People With Indian Hands, Says Afghan Army Man Abdul Rahim, lost his both hands in an explosion in Afghanistan while defusing a bomb and received transplanted hands at an Indian hospital. Thu, 21 May 2015 00:59:53 +0530 US Military Launches Secret Space Plane X-37B The US Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane was launched on Wednesday for its fourth secret space mission. Thu, 21 May 2015 00:55:20 +0530 Indian Man Shot Dead by Teenager in US; Robbery Attempt Suspected An Indian man, who was working as a clerk at a convenience store in the US state of Florida, has been shot dead by a teenager in an apparent robbery attempt, the second such incident in just over a month. Thu, 21 May 2015 00:53:40 +0530 Bangladeshi Ex-PM Zia Charged With Sabotage Police in Bangladesh pressed charges against Khaleda Zia and activists from the opposition BNP and its allies for subversive activity. Thu, 21 May 2015 00:52:56 +0530 IS Beheads Three Alleged Traitors Militants of the Islamic State terrorist group beheaded three men it accused of treason in Syria's eastern province. Thu, 21 May 2015 00:49:58 +0530 Zambia Lifts Ban on Hunting of Big Cats Zambia has lifted a ban on the hunting of big cats that was imposed over allegations of corruption in the awarding of government hunting concessions. Thu, 21 May 2015 00:32:32 +0530 Poroshenko Says Ukraine Waging 'Real War' With Russia Ukrainian President sparked fresh Kremlin fury by warning that his crisis-torn country was fighting a "real war" against Russian aggressors that could escalate at any time. Thu, 21 May 2015 00:27:03 +0530 Iran Rejects Access to Military Sites, Scientists Iran's supreme leader has said he will not allow international inspection or access to Iranian scientists under any nuclear agreement with world powers. Thu, 21 May 2015 00:21:28 +0530 Obama: Climate Change Deniers Endanger National Security 'Climate change is putting at risk the security of the United States and the military sworn to defend it', said Obama. Wed, 20 May 2015 23:30:35 +0530 China Denying Passports to Restrict Critics, Minorities Hand your passport to police or it will be cancelled, read the notice to all 4.4 million residents of far-northwestern China's Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. Wed, 20 May 2015 23:17:23 +0530 Israel Bans Palestinians From Buses, Backs Out After Outcry A pilot programme launched by Israeli Defence Minister forbade Palestinians from riding the same bus as Israelis but was withdrawn after an outcry. Wed, 20 May 2015 23:10:54 +0530