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Sherpas fume, to strike on Everest

Nepali families cremated eight Mount Everest sherpas on Monday as anger grew over how much compensation should be paid to victims of the single deadliest avalanche on the world’s highest mountain.

‘Fake US ship spotted in Gulf is movie set’

A replica of a US Aircraft carrier spotted near the coast of Iran is nothing more sinister than a movie set, Iranian media said on Sunday.

US steps up search for Uganda warlord

The Obama administration is sending about 150 Special Operations troops along with military aircraft to Uganda to help in the search for warlord Joseph Kony, the Pentagon said on Sunday.

Thai Opp. resume protests as PM risks impeachment

Anti-government de-monstrators in Thailand resumed street protests on Monday after lying low for weeks, piling pressure on increasingly beleaguered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is expected

Rare stamp may fetch record $20m

A rare One-Cent Magenta postage stamp printed in British Guiana in 1856 and most recently owned by the estate of a du Pont chemical company heir convicted of murder is expected to fetch a record price

EU reports surge in asylum seekers

Nearly half a million people sought asylum in Europe last year, the most in two decades, with the largest number coming from Syrians fleeing civil war, the European Union said on Monday.

Jimmy Carter sticks to ‘snail mail’

Saying that his emails are most likely monitored by intelligence agencies, former US President Jimmy Carter is using a good old-fashioned technique of communication with various world leaders these da

US to help ‘eliminate’ Japan N-stockpile

Japan will turn over hundreds of kilograms of sensitive atomic material of potential use in bombs to the United States to be downgraded and disposed of, the two countries’ leaders said ahead of a nucl

No Sochi G8 summit: Cameron

The G8 group of industrialised nations will not meet in Russia this year, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday, as Western leaders prepare to discuss their response to Russia’s annexati

China satellite spots likely plane debris

China said on Saturday it had a new satellite image of what could be wreckage from a missing Malaysian airliner, as more planes and ships headed to join an international search operation scouring some

Little Laila was taught that God creates everyone and also leads everyone back to Godself after death. So, she prayed: “Dear God, instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t you just keep the ones you got now?” Laila’s prayer may never be answered; but, Easter does assure us that life, not death, is what we’re created for.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.