56 killed in Vietnam apartment fire

Hanoi, Sep 13: Fifty-six people died in a fire at an apartment block in Vietnam's capital Hanoi, police said Wednesday, with witnesses reporting screams from inside and a small boy thrown from the building.Vietnam's deadliest fire in 20 years started just..

Quake kills over 1000

Washington, Sep 9 : Morocco's deadliest earthquake in decades has killed at least 1000 people, officials said Saturday, causing widespread damage and sending terrified residents and tourists scrambling to safety in the middle of the night.The 6.8-magnitud..

Massive quake hits Afghanistan, tremors felt in Delhi

NEW DELHI, Mar 21 : A massive earthquake of 6.8 hit the Hindu Kush area in Afghanistan on Tuesday, sending tremors across Delhi, Noida and surrounding areas of the National capital. The quake was at a depth of 184 km (114 miles).No report of loss or destr..

Duesseldorf patient cured of HIVThird person in four decades to recover from the fatal disease

Feb 21 Scientists have successfully cured a third person of HIV. The man codenamed "the Duesseldorf patient" was cured of the life-threatening disease after receiving a stem cell transplant, which also treated his leukaemia.Previously, two other patients ..

Piece of sun breaks off, stuns scientists

NEW YORK, Feb 10 Scientists were left baffled after material broke off of the Sun’s surface and created a tornado-like swirl around its northern pole.The remarkable phenomenon was caught by NASA on the James Webb Space Telescope and tweeted by Dr. T..

A look at some of the world's deadliest quakes since 2000

February 7 A  magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Turkey and Syria on Monday, killing more than 5,000 people in the two countries. The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers working in cold and snow look for trapped people in the rubble of topple..

Over 2,300 dead as quake jolts Turkey, Syria

Istanbul, Feb 6More than 2,300 people have died and rescuers are racing to pull survivors from beneath the rubble after a devastating earthquake that ripped through Turkey and Syria, leaving destruction and debris on each side of the border.One of the str..

Climate activist in Egypt for UN COP27 Climate Change Summit Crucial to deliver climate justice : Licypriya

CAIRO, Nov 6Eleven year old child climate and environmental activist Licypriya Kangujam has arrived in Sharm El Sheikh City, Egypt to attend the United Nations COP27 Climate Change Summit, which starts today.Egypt is hosting the UN Climate Change Summit, ..

Decks cleared for Rishi Sunak as rivals quit race to become... First British PM of Indian origin

LONDON, Oct 24Rishi Sunak will become British Prime Minister on Monday after other candidates quit the race to lead the Conservative Party, leaving him with the task of steering a deeply divided country through an economic downturn set to leave millions o..

Indonesia football match stampede kills 174, among worst sports tragedies

Jakarta, Oct 2 At least 174 people died at an Indonesian football stadium when thousands of angry home fans invaded the pitch and police responded with tear gas that triggered a stampede, authorities said Sunday."At 9.30 am (0230 GMT) the death toll was 1..

Covid "end is in sight", says WHO chief

Geneva, Sep 15 The number of newly reported Covid-19 cases has dropped dramatically, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, urging the world to seize the opportunity to end the pandemic.Newly reported cases of the disease, which has killed millions..

Bangladesh invites CMs of NE States

DHAKA, Sep 10Dhaka’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam while speaking to the media during an event organized by the Editors Guild of Bangladesh announ-ced that the Chief Ministers of Northeast India have been invited for a 3-day vi..

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-serving monarch, dies at 96

LONDON, Sep 9 : Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday after 70 years on the throne. She was 96.The palace announced she died at Balmoral Castle, her summer re..

Japan ex-PM Abe assassinated

NARA, Japan, Jul 8 Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan's longest-serving leader, died on Friday hours after he was shot while campaigning for a Parliamentary election, shocking a country in which political violence is rare and guns are tightly control..

Afghanistan earthquake 1,000 people killed and 1,500 wounded

KABUL, Jun 22A powerful earthquake has killed one thousand people and left hundreds more injured in Afghanistan, a Taliban official has told the BBC.Pictures show landslides and ruined mud-built homes in eastern Paktika province, where rescuers have been ..

Missing Nepal aircraft found

KATHMANDU, May 29Tara Air's 9 NAET twin-engine aircraft, which went missing in the mountainous district of Mustang on Sunday morning, was found at Kowang village of the district, Nepal Airport official said."Status is yet to be ascertained. The ground is ..

Google Translate adds 24 languages and dialects, including Manipuri

Washington, May 12 Manipuri (Meiteilon) and Mizo languages are among the 24 languages which have been added to Google Translate language translation tool. Translate currently covers a total of 133 languages used around the world.New Indian languages being..