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Qantas puts world's largest plane on longest route


The double-deck, four-engine jet was greeted with a water-cannon salute

Iran N-talks heading towards bilateral peril?

First there were three nations negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear programme. Then six. And now, mostly one the United States.

Syrian rescuer recalls horror of war, hails White Helmets

Raed Saleh (left) at a panel discussion in New York to draw attention to rescue work in Syria	— AP

Thousands of miles from his ravaged homeland in the comfort and security of midtown Manhattan, Raed Saleh chokes up as he recalls some of the horrors he has witnessed as a rescue worker in northern Sy

Islamic group backs ICC way for Palestine

Forum with Abbas’ stance for UN deadline over Israeli withdrawal

Marvel, Jack Kirby heirs settle legal battle


Marvel has settled a lawsuit bound for the Supreme Court that pitted the comic-book company against the family of the artist who helped create such iconic superheros as Spider-Man, Iron Man and the In

Organisers defiant despite controversies

Kazakhs Tatyana Mashkova (left) and Irina Tsimbalovate at the beach volleyball event on Friday.	 — AP

First it was a couple of low-profile doping scandals, followed by athletes from Nepal going AWOL.

Mobiles may be allowed in European flights


Passengers on European airlines may soon be able to use portable electronics including cell phones and tablet computers any time during flights, under new safety guidelines issued Friday.

Fancy meals but no food for fasting Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his arrival at JFK International airport in New York (Photo: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join President Barack Obama for dinner on Monday and attend a State Department lunch the next day. But there's one hitch.

Modi won't eat any of the food.

ISIS kills woman activist for ‘apostasy’

Militants with the Islamic State group, formerly known as ISIS, publicly killed a rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after finding her guilty of apostasy in a self-styled Islamic court, the Unit

iPhone runs into bending complaints

A YouTube video grab shows that if pressed too hard, iPhone 6 Plus is bendable.

Social media abuzz with #bendgate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the Indian diaspora in New York with a grand promise: “India will touch new heights.” The crowd of 20,000 Americans of Indian origin erupted in re

Egos or simple ambition? Expediency or strategy? Betrayal or good, old-fashioned politics? What lies behind the big splits in Maharashtra, virtually at the 11th hour before the elections?