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Strong possibility of war crimes in Gaza: UN


The UN's top human rights official has told diplomats that Israel's military and Hamas militants appear to have violated international humanitarian law and might have committed war crimes during their

UN asks Europe to take Syrian refugees

Europe must open its doors to more Syrian refugees, having welcomed only a “miniscule” number while Syria’s neighbours have reached “saturation point”, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said.

Schumacher documents stolen


Documents relating to Michael Schumacher have been stolen, the Formula One star’s management said on Monday, with the thieves claiming them to be medical records about his coma from a devastating ski

Michael Schumacher's medical records stolen, offered for sale; probe underway

Stolen medical reports of Michael Schumacher have been offered for sale for several days. Photo: AFP/ File

Medical records purported to be those of Michael Schumacher have been offered for sale and officials are investigating the theft, his agent said, one week after the seven-times Formula One champion ca

UN body: India in dereliction of duty over rapes

A rape occurs every 22 minutes in India: Government figures

In a first, divers jump off Matterhorn


Two Swiss extreme sports fans have made the first ever wingsuit jump from the summit of the Matterhorn, they said on Wednesday.“It’s the most marvellous jump that we’ll make in our lives.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Spain to win World Cup, study shows

The Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory said that Spain will repeat their World Cup winning feat in Brazil. Photo: AP/ File

Defending champions Spain look set to win the World Cup thanks to the interlocking qualities of their squad, which will allow them to outgun Brazil, statisticians said Wednesday.

Iran, US open direct talks over nuke deal

Senior Iranian and US officials began direct talks in Geneva on Monday, urgently trying to find common ground over Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme as a July deadline for a lasting deal looms.

Solar plane may fly to India

A revolutionary solar-powered plane, that will try to fly around the world next year, including India, on Monday successfully made its inaugural test flight in Switzerland.

UN committee to review India's child rights policies

India's child rights policies will come under review at a crucial meeting of UN experts who will also assess the country's progress in this area.

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was oracular in his prophecy: “When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago”. Sixty-two years after the Sino-India border conflict, the Indian state remains obtusely paranoid about making the Henderson Brooks Report public.

Wellington, New Zealand Rarely, if ever, have I written a self-referential essay. However, I had occasion to visit the Te Papa Tongarewa, the National Museum of New Zealand. My leisurely stroll through the museum enabled me to peruse the exhibits with some care.