The New Indian Express - World - RSS Feed from The New Indian Express en Copyright 2012 The New Indian Express. All rights reserved. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:10:15 +0530 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:59:22 +0530 World Tibet Quake Death Toll 18; China Offers Assistance to Nepal The death toll in the earthquake in Tibet climbed to 18 with a total of 55 people injured, official media reported. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:58:40 +0530 Sri Lankan Rescue Team Leaves for Nepal The Sri Lanka army said the first contingent included 44 military personnel and four civil medical consultants. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:49:44 +0530 Nepal Earthquake Kills Six Soldiers Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:43:30 +0530 Car Bombs Kill at Least 18 Civilians in Iraq Baghdad sees near-daily bombings mainly targeting security forces and the country's Shiite majority. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:02:37 +0530 Sudan's Pyramids, Nearly as Grand as Egypt's, Go Unvisited The pyramids at Meroe, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Sudan's capital, Khartoum, are rarely visited despite being a UNESCO World Heritage site like those in Egypt. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:59:04 +0530 Climbers Tweet Updates as Avalanches Continue on Everest Slopes Climbers in the area tweeted updates about the prevailing conditions around their respective base camps. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:59:37 +0530 6.6 Million People Affected in Nepal Quake: UN Some 6.6 million people in Nepal have been affected by the devastating earthquake, the UN office in Kathmandu said. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:50:12 +0530 Philippines Urges ASEAN to Stop China in South China Sea China, Taiwan and ASEAN members Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei have overlapping claims in the South China Sea. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:26:55 +0530 Indian-Origin Scientist at MIT Wins USD 250,000 Heinz Award The Heinz Awards annually recognise individuals for their extraordinary contributions to arts and humanities. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:12:54 +0530 Malala Condemns Killing of Pakistani Rights Activist According to reports, motorcycle-borne assailants attacked Mahmud and her mother after they had left the T2F in a car. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:06:08 +0530 Death Toll Crosses 2,000 in Nepal Quake as Fresh Jolts Felt Over 5,000 people were also injured in the earthquake and the dozen aftershocks that continued till today, with the strongest measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:00:15 +0530 4 Killed in Balochistan Blast in Pakistan No one has claimed responsibility for the blast, apparently a random act of terrorism meant to cause panic and fear in the area, he said. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:55:56 +0530 Nation Sleeps Out in Open, Aftershocks Add to Misery No one appeared to trust the four walls of their homes, seeing the enormous devastation all around them as aftershocks continued late into the night and early Sunday morning. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:42:17 +0530 3-Injured Flown From Everest, Aftershock Triggers New Avalanches The first rescue plane carrying people injured in an earthquake-triggered avalanche that ripped through tents on Mount Everest arrived in Kathmandu. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:41:17 +0530 Fresh 6.9 Earthquake Rocks Nepal, Causes Panic Another powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale shook Nepal on Sunday. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:33:17 +0530 UN chief appoints new Yemen special envoy The UN chief appointed a new special envoy to Yemen as pressure grows to return to peace talks while fighting continues in the Arab world's poorest country. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:05:23 +0530 US unveils 6-year-old report on NSA surveillance The Obama administration today unveiled a 6-year-old report examining a once-secret programme to collect information on Americans' calls and emails, as debate gears up over the coming expiration of a Bush-era surveillance law. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:00:06 +0530 UN chief, Italy PM and EU's Mogherini in Med sea trip UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will board a vessel in the Mediterranean Sea to show their "solidarity" after a series of boat migrant tragedies, the EU said. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:38:17 +0530 Dutchman tapped to head UN Ebola mission The United Nations announced today it has nominated Peter Jan Graaff of the Netherlands as the world body's new chief of mission to fight Ebola. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:33:58 +0530 Global competencies of India and SA can be of mutual benefit India and South Africa have global competencies in areas like infrastructure, defence, mining and tourism which can be used for mutual benefit, India's envoy said today. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:25:03 +0530 UN chief urges Indonesia to spare drug convicts from execution United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon appealed to Indonesia today to spare from execution a group of death-row drug convicts. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:09:51 +0530 Thousands march in US capital against gay marriage Several thousand people including religious leaders marched in Washington against same-sex marriage as the US Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the deeply divisive issue in the coming days. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:03:33 +0530 Fear and Shock in Nepal as Quake Toll Rises to 2,000 Saturday's magnitude 7.8 earthquake, which was centered outside Kathmandu, was the worst to hit the poor Himalayan nation in over 80 years. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:55:51 +0530 Two Swedish hostages released in Syria Two Swedish men held hostage in Syria have been released with the help of Palestinian and Jordanian authorities, Sweden's foreign ministry has said. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:54:15 +0530 Volkswagen Chairman Piech Resigns After Dispute Over CEO Ferdinand Piech, chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG and a major figure in the German auto industry, has stepped down after clashing with other board members. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:38:39 +0530 All You Need to Know About Nepal Earthquake The death toll climbed and aftershocks continued a day after a powerful earthquake struck the Nepal region, triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest and setting off an urgent aid response. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:38:32 +0530 Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Reaches 1,805 Nepal's Home Ministry says the death toll from Saturday's devastating earthquake has reached 1,805. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:42:55 +0530 Great Quake Flattens Nepal, Kills 1,500 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:03:33 +0530 End Sinhala Monopoly, Says Kumaratunga Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:03:33 +0530 Sirisena Pitches For Early SL Parliamentary Elections Present House tough to handle; aims at fulfilling poll promises after winning majority Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:03:32 +0530 Italy Marks 70th Anniversary of Anti-Nazi Uprising President Sergio Mattarella marked Liberation Day by laying a wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier in Rome. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:51:18 +0530 Prominent Pakistan Rights Activist Shot Dead in Karachi Sabeen Mahmud, 40, was shot dead by the motorcycle-borne gunmen while on her way home with her mother last evening. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:01:36 +0530 Things to Know About the Powerful Earthquake in Nepal A powerful earthquake struck the Nepal region, causing widespread casualties and triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:47:06 +0530 Massive Quake Kills Over 700 in Nepal, Rocks North Indian States Over 700 people were killed and many more injured when a massive earthquake -- lasting about 20 seconds -- and several strong aftershocks caused widespread devastation in Nepal. India too was affected. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:00:08 +0530 Pakistan Offers Help to Nepal, India After 7.9 Magnitude Quake Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:47:57 +0530 The World's Strongest Earthquakes Since 1900 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:59:45 +0530 Quake-triggered Avalanche Sweeps Everest Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:27:26 +0530 Sirisena for Early Elections to Get Parliament of His Choice Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:48:15 +0530 500 People Killed in Quake, Says Nepal Official Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:38:33 +0530 China to Provide 110 Fighter Jets to Pakistan Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:26:47 +0530 US Seeks Clarification From India on Ford Foundation Issue Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:21:41 +0530 Key Facts About Nepal, Site of Magnitude-7.9 Quake Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:42:13 +0530 Human Traffickers Now on Facebook Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:19:22 +0530 Second Earthquake of 7.0 Magnitude Strikes Nepal: CENC Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:24:00 +0530 Magnitude-7.9 Quake Hits Nepal, Heavy Damage A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:49:06 +0530 Italian Police Break Terror Cell 'Plotting Vatican Bomb' Italy dismantled an alleged Islamist terrorist network with links to al-Qaeda yesterday (Friday), claiming the extremists had planned to attack the Vatican. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:53:41 +0530 Tories Hope for a Royal Baby Bounce in The Polls The Conservatives believe that the "feel-good factor" resulting from the imminent birth of the royal baby could give them a much-needed boost in the polls and hope the prince or princess will arrive as close to the election as possible. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:45:51 +0530 UN Envoy Sees Slim Chances For Success of Syria Talks Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:49:44 +0530 Man Arrested for Flying Drone Over Japan PM's Office Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:44:18 +0530 Guatemalan Woman Extradited for Smuggling Migrants from India Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:41:59 +0530 Obama Had a Historic Visit to India: US President Barack Obama had a historic visit to India early this year as part of his efforts to deepen America's partnership with India in the Asia Pacific region, a presidential aide has said. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:35:59 +0530 India Urges Dropping Annual Human Rights Resolution on Myanmar Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:27:03 +0530 Diet Pepsi Dropping Aspartame on Customer Concerns PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:15:53 +0530 UN: High Civilian Toll in Yemen Conflict; At Least 550 Dead With combatants fighting in neighborhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky, Yemen's war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:35:20 +0530 US Seeks Clarification from India on Ford Foundation Issue The United States expressed concern over India's crackdown on Ford Foundation and Greenpeace, and said it is seeking 'clarification' on the action.  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:26:04 +0530 Wigneswaran's Letter Violated Protocol Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:00:53 +0530 Eccentrics Camp Out in London Hospital Awaiting Royal Birth Eccentrics decked out from head to toe in Union Jack colours are counting down to the latest addition to Britain's royal family. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:09:06 +0530 Angelina Jolie Criticizes UN Over Syrian Refugees Issue Jolie pleaded with world powers to help millions of Syrian refugees, criticizing the UN Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over the four-year conflict. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:01:46 +0530 Britain's Conservative Party Launches Campaign Song in Hindi Britain's Conservative Party has launched a new campaign song in Hindi aimed at wooing Indian-origin voters in the run up to the May 7 general elections. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:48:33 +0530 115 Children Killed Since Start of Saudi-led Yemen Offensive A United Nations report said on Friday that civilian causalities have mounted since the start of the Saudi-led offensive against Shiite rebels in Yemen, with more than 500 civilians killed in the nearly monthlong conflict, including at least 115 children. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:44:32 +0530 Islamic Extremists Planed Suicide Attack in Vatican Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in Pakistan, had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:39:57 +0530 25,000 People Take Part in Ramdev's Yoga Camp in Nepal Around 25,000 Yoga enthusiasts attended Ramdev's five-day Yoga camp in Nepal that began here today during which he shared with them the techniques of the 5,000-year-old Indian spiritual practice. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:34:05 +0530