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PHOTOS: World turns blue for UN's 70th anniversary

Landmarks and iconic buildings including the Sydney Opera House, Mumbai’s Chatrapati Shivaji Centre to the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy have been bathed in bright blue light to celebrate......

Japan floods: 10,000 flee as island nation hit by 'unprecedented' rains

Unprecedented rainfall in Japan unleashed heavy floods on Friday that ripped through parts of the island nation on Thursday, forcing more than 1 lakh people from their homes. A man holding a tray......

70th anniversary of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki bomb; the Doomsday Clock ticks on

On the morning of 6 August 1945 an American B-29 bomber, the 'Enola Gay', dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Hiroshima and Nagasaki became the first......

IN PHOTOS: Plane crashes into homes in Tokyo, 3 dead

An airplane crashed into a residential area in Tokyo on Sunday, setting fire to several houses and reportedly killing three people, according to officials and local media.   A five-seater......

World's oldest man, Sakari Momoi, dies at 112

The world’s oldest man Sakari Momoi has died at 112 of chronic kidney failure in Japan, officials said on Tuesday. Momoi, the former high school principal and father of five children, died at......

Bullet train between Delhi and Chennai soon?

Image: A high speed bullet train. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Wikimedia Commons The railways ministry is considering implementing a high-speed bullet train service between Delhi-Chennai. Union......

Bullet trains in India: Fast track to nowhere?

Nowhere in the world do bullet trains make money, though a lot of them make operational profits, much like the metros, which helps them run their service in an uninterrupted way, notes Bhupesh......

Markets end flat on Sep F&O expiry, BHEL zooms 7%

Benchmark indices ended marginally positive amid volatile trading session as investors adopted a wait-and-watch stance following the rollovers in the F&O segment to October series. The Sensex ended......

Japan to grant India $2.32 bn aid

India and Japan have agreed to promote their bilateral strategic and global partnership especially in economic and security areas, with Tokyo granting a $2.32 billion aid for infrastructure......

Now, ATMs that scan your hand to shell out cash

Forgot your ATM card at home? No worries, this Japanese machine will scan your hand and give cash.A regional bank in Japan today started operating ATMs for cash withdrawals, deposits and balance......

The World Still Loves Marilyn Monroe!

Proof that we just can't have enough of this iconic sex symbol from 1960s Hollywood.In the relentlessly fickle world of films, sustaining a long career is no mean feat. Then there are some like......

Latest from the world of tennis: Swiss teen Bencic claims Rogers Cup

'For me it has been an incredible week, I cannot believe it' 'I am really sorry for Simona, I hope she will be fine for the next tournament' Switzerland's Belinda Bencic kisses the championship......

Asia-Pacific remains firmly behind embattled Blatter

Re-elected FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures during news conference after an extraordinary Executive Committee meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, on Saturday. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters......

Want to cut cost? Minister suggests roofless stadiums!

Aerial view of National Olympic Stadium which will host the Opening and closing ceremony, Football, athletics and Rugby events during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photograph: Atsushi Tomura/Getty......

Meet 13-year-old 'Japanese Messi'

Takefusa Kubo of FC Barcelona in action. Photograph: Getty Images FC Tokyo have taken advantage of Barcelona's punishment for breaching rules on the transfer of young players by swooping to bring......

Chelsea bid for FC Tokyo striker Muto

English Premier League leaders Chelsea have bid for FC Tokyo's Japanese international striker Yoshinori Muto, the J-League side said on Thursday. The 22-year-old, who has scored once for his......
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