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India votes in favour of Palestinian resolution

The 47-member UN Human Rights Council on Saturday adopted a resolution on the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination with 45 countries, including India, voting in its favour.

‘Asylum seekers in West highest since Bosnia war’

Wars in Syria and Iraq drove the number of people requesting asylum in industrialised countries to a 22-year high in 2014, the United Nations said on Thursday, appealing for Western nations to open th

Israel ‘boycotts’ UN Human Rights Council on Gaza war

Israel’s representative was conspicuously missing when the UN Human Rights Council started a special session Monday on the situation in the Palestinian territories and the 2014 Gaza conflict.

Julian Assange: Want probe files before questioning

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will agree to be questioned by Swedish prosecutors in London over rape allegations, but only if he is given access to the investigation files, his defence has said.

‘ISIS may have effected genocide against Yazidis’

ISIS jihadists appear to be committing genocide against the Yazidi minority in Iraq, UN investigators said on Thursday, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice at the International Crimi

CERN’s revamped Large Hadron Collider to restart

The Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle collider, will resume operations for its second 3-year run this month amid hopes of uncovering the Universe’s best kept secret

Aston Martin to introduce luxury SUV

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Aston Martin on Tuesday announced plans for a luxury crossover SUV that may draw more heavily on its partnership with Daimler, as the British sports car maker confirmed moves to raise more capital and

John Kerry meets Lavrov in ‘hopeful’ talks as Ukraine toll tops 6,000

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov (left) meets US secretary of state John Kerry in Geneva on Monday.  	— AP

The US and Russian foreign ministers held “hopeful” talks in Geneva Monday to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says more than 6,000 people have died in less than a year.

John Kerry, Mohammad Javad Zarif try to lessen N-talk gaps

Washington and Tehran’s top diplomats sat down again Monday for talks on Iran’s nuclear programme as they struggled to narrow gaps ahead of a key deadline.

Nuclear talks: Kerry, Zarif meet as deadline looms

US secretary of state John Kerry arrived in Geneva Sunday for fresh talks with his Iranian counterpart on Tehran’s nuclear programme, after warning “significant gaps” remain ahead of a key deadline.

It is spring season and although cities like Bengaluru are ridiculously pretty at this time of the year, with all the trees in bloom, it is also the time for all concerned citizens to be on alert agai

Human resource development minister Smriti Irani is facing yet another crisis with chairman of IIT Bombay’s board of governors Anil Kakodkar resigning.