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JINDO, South Korea: South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank Wednesday with 462 on board, mostly high...
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Sri Lanka accuses Canada of manipulating Commonwealth

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Tuesday accused Canada of undermining the Commonwealth to score political points after it announced a suspension of funding while the island nation chairs the group.




Indian opposition alliance to win majority, shows poll

NEW DELHI: Hardline nationalist opposition leader Narendra Modi and his allies were forecast to win an overall majority in India's elections in a poll Tuesday, dealing another blow to the beleaguered



Afghan deputy minister kidnapped

KABUL: Gunmen abducted the Afghan deputy public works minister in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, a grim reminder of the insecurity plaguing Afghanistan as most foreign troops prepare to withdraw fr




Ukraine launches massive operation against separatists

KIEV: Ukrainian armed forces on Tuesday launched a “special operation” against militiamen in the country’s Russian speaking east, authorities said, recapturing a military airfield



Cross-examination of Pistorius ends

PRETORIA, South Africa: Wrapping up five days of relentless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial, the chief prosecutor insisted Tuesday that he intentionally shot his girlfriend to



Militants abduct over 100 girls from Nigeria school

MAIDUGURI: Heavily armed Boko Haram rebels abducted more than 100 girls from a secondary school in northeast Nigeria, sparking a search by soldiers to track down the attackers, a security source and w



US marks anniversary of Boston bombing

BOSTON: Boston payed solemn tribute Tuesday to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings that traumatized the northeastern US city and stunned the nation one year ago.



Fighting erupts in CAR town

BANGUI: Residents of a Central African Republic town have fled their homes after Muslim fighters overran the place and killed several people, a local official said.

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