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Training a new lens on Kurt Cobain

Actor/filmmaker Eli Roth at the Los Angeles premiere of the documentary Kurt Cobain

Twenty-one years after the music legend killed himself, a more intimate picture of Kurt Cobain has emerged with a new documentary revealing early recordings by the future Nirvana frontman.

Mixing genres & spreading wings

In their ruffled tuxedo shirts, the Los Angeles musicians Chicano Batman sport a retro look that evokes decades past of performers in the working-class Latino neighbourhoods of their hometown.

Nepal Earthquake: Scared victims treated in car park

Nepalese walk past a damaged road in Kathmandu on Sunday. (Photo: AFP)

Nepalese doctors set up makeshift operating theatres in a hospital car park Sunday as they worked round the clock to treat the wounded from a monster quake that has also left morgues overflowing with

Nepal Earthquake: Google executive killed on Mount Everest

File photo shows Sophia Bush, left, and Dan Fredinburg arriving at the Do Something Awards at the Avalon. (Photo: AP)

A Google executive and self-described adventurer was killed at a Mount Everest base camp in an avalanche triggered by a major Nepal earthquake on Saturday, the company and his family said.

Earthquake: Hospitals overflowing, rural towns cut off

Bodies of earthquake victims lay in line as relatives try to identify them at a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Sunday. AP

Aid groups and governments worldwide intensified efforts Sunday to help earthquake-hit Nepal, but blocked roads, downed power lines and overcrowded hospitals posed formidable challenges in an already

Nepal Earthquake: Heavy blow to Nepal’s rich cultural heritage

Volunteers work to remove debris at the historic Dharahara tower. (Photo: AP)

Reduced to piles of rubble and splintered wood, Nepal’s rich cultural heritage has suffered a devastating blow from a massive earthquake that tore through the country, experts said on Sunday.

UN Yemen envoy tries to revive talks

A youth injured in clashes is carried to the hospital

A new UN envoy was looking to kickstart peace talks in Yemen as battles raged Sunday between Iran-backed rebels and pro-government forces a month after the launch of Saudi-led air strikes.

‘China to take de facto control of S. China Sea’

Beijing is poised to take “de facto control” of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down.

UN chief: No military solution to crisis

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged Europe to refrain from resorting to a military solution to prevent a repeat of the shipwreck in the Mediterranean that left more than 750 migrants dead.

The Narendra Modi government has suspended the registration of Greenpeace India under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010, (FCRA) for 180 days, preventing it from receiving any foreign funds

The Hindu Council UK has prepared its own “manifesto”, a list of demands submitted to political parties ahead of next month’s elections in the United Kingdom.