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Nepal aircraft crash: 2 pilots dead

May 16, 2018

Kathmandu: Two pilots were killed after a cargo aircraft of the Makalu Airlines crashed in Nepal on Wednesday, authorities said. The plane had gone missing early on Wednesday. The crash was discovered in Humla district nearly four hours later, Xinhua news agency reported. Both the pilot and the co-pilot on board were killed. Preparations are unde...

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Differentiate between legal, illegal immigration: India

May 15, 2018

United Nations: Differentiate between legal and illegal migration or risk hurting immigrants who follow the law while benefiting criminal human trafficking networks, India has told the UN. India's Deputy Permanent Representative Tanmaya Lal said on Monday that the global compact on migration being negotiated was tinted by a focus on illegal immigr...

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Melania Trump hospitalised

May 15, 2018

Washington: US First Lady Melania Trump has undergone a "successful" kidney surgery and is currently recuperating at a naval hospital in Maryland, her office said. She underwent the surgery at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Bethesda on Monday, New York Post reported. "Melania Trump underwent an embolisation procedure to treat...

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N Korea's latest nuclear test 10 times stronger than Hiroshima bomb

May 14, 2018

Singapore: North Korea's latest and largest underground nuclear test last year was powerful enough to move a mountain, say scientists who found that the bomb was 10 times stronger than the one dropped by the US on Hiroshima during World War II. Researchers, including those from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and University of Califo...

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Chemical explosion in US school

May 10, 2018

Washington: At least 18 people were injured in an explosion during an improperly conducted science experiment at a high school in the US state of Tennessee. The explosion was caused on Wednesday by an unintentional chemical reaction in the science lab of Merrol Hyde Magnet school in Hendersonville city, which caused a temporary fiery-flash lasting...

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London ranked top city for students

May 09, 2018

London: London has been ranked the best city in the world for university students. The top 30 rankings for student cities, produced by the QS higher education data analysts, had previously put Montreal and Paris in first place, the BBC reported. The ratings are based on factors such as the number of top universities in a city, the local jobs mark...

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5 killed in China colliery blast

May 09, 2018

Beijing: Five persons were killed in China early on Wednesday after a methane gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in Hunan, authorities said. The explosion occurred at about 3 a.m. in the Baodian Qunli Mining coal pit, an official said. A rescue operation is under way. A probe has been launched, Xinhua news agency reported. ...

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US mall shooting kills 1

May 04, 2018

WASHINGTON: At least one person was killed in a mall shooting in the US state of Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of the entire building. The incident took place at Opry Mills mall in Nashville on Thursday, when a young man opened fire on another after the two had a fight, Xinhua news agency reported. One of them later died in the hospital. Th...

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25 killed in twin Kabul bombing, IS claims responsibility

April 30, 2018

KABUL: At least 25 people, including eight journalists, were killed in a coordinated double suicide bombing in the Afghan capital on Monday, according to government officials. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack. A militant on a motorbike carried out the first explosion at 8 a.m. in the Shashdarak area in Police ...

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Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping spent nine hours together at informal summit

April 28, 2018

Wuhan (China): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping spent nine hours together during the course of their informal summit here on Friday and Saturday, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said. "7 events in 2 days, President #XiJinping and PM Modi spent 9 hours together, covering a wide range of topics in in-depth...

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