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At stroke of midnight, 15000 Bangladeshis became Indian

At the stroke of midnight on Friday, Bangladesh and India swapped tiny islands of land, ending one of the world's most intractable border disputes that has kept thousands in stateless limbo......

Typhoon Haiyan, one of strongest storms ever, slams Philippines

The world's strongest typhoon on record has reportedly hit the Philippines' central islands with 380 kmph wind speed, leading to evacuations of millions of people to high ground and storm shelters......

DESTRUCTIVE FORCE: Pix of world's first underwater N-test

The atoll of Bikini, a necklace of 23 islands located on the northern fringe of the Marshall Islands, was once popular for its sandy beaches and swaying palms that surrounded a tranquil, blue-green......

Hot spots for world's powerful earthquakes identified

Researchers have pinpointed the locations -- like Indonesia's Sumatra Island -- where the world's largest earthquakes are most likely to take place, with greater accuracy than ever before. The......

When Amitav Ghosh issues a warning, it's time to listen

'We know many things are going to happen.'People should be preparing for sea level rise, for increased cyclonic activity, for drought.''One reason I wrote the book is to alert people to the......

India steals the show at Bali meet; 'peace clause' stalemate continues

Amid heated talks in a serene Indonesian island resort on the second day of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) ninth ministerial conference (MC9), India swept all off their feet......

Peace Clause: India may lose G33 support

On the first day of the World Trade Organization’s ninth ministerial conference in the picturesque Indonesian island of Bali, India seems to be losing the support of the G33 coalition of......

World's top 10 tax havens

“The biggest providers of financial secrecy are not small, palm-fringed islands as many suppose, but some of the world’s biggest and wealthiest countries,” finds the Financial......

Victims of urbanisation: India, Indonesia and China

The island city of Indonesia serves as a grim reminder of the urban squalor that awaits most Asian cities As world leaders descend once again on Rio de Janeiro next week to take stock of global......

Forget Rs 200 crore, Adanis can only be fined Rs 1 lakh now

In its final order, the environment ministry had concluded that the upfront payment of Rs 200 crore as Environment Restoration Fund for violations and damage done was not permitted under the......

Team India's cup of woes

The Caribbean Islands immediately evoke emotions of joy, fun and frolic. Yet, in two World Cup outings, first in 2007 (ODI) and now in 2010 (T20), the Indian cricket team has left its fans......

Olympic champ Puig sets sights on Grand Slam victory

IMAGE: Olympic champion Monica Puig of Puerto Rico wants to capitalise on her victory, both on and off the court. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters. Put the rubbish out, get the shopping done,......

Bahraini overtures to Kenya-born runners attract medals, controversy

IMAGE: Ruth Jebet of Bahrain celebrates after winning. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters. Every year, hordes of foreign runners flock to Kenya's high-altitude training camps in the hope that some of......

This Kiribati weightlifter adopts unique style to spread a message at Rio Games

Pacific islander dances to raise climate change awareness   IMAGE: David Katoatau of Kiribati dances off the weightlifting platform after his effort in the Men's 105kg final at the Rio Games......

Spanish marathoner swimmer mingles with crowd at Copacabana

Erika Villaecija did a quick change from her Olympic athlete's uniform and went for a 15-minute swim at Copacabana beach IMAGE: Spain’s Erika Villaecija at Rio’s famous Copacabana......
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Migrant arrivals to Greek islands jump to highest in weeks

More than 460 migrants and refugees arrived on Greek islands from Turkey on Tuesday, the highest in several weeks, despite a European Union deal... ...

http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INworldNews/~3/jy02O6ax8ig/europe-migrants-greece-idINKCN1151YM
Philippines to add 2,500 troops to insurgency-plagued southern island

The Philippines will send an additional 2,500 troops to a remote southern island this week as the army steps up an offensive against the Islamic... ...

http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INworldNews/~3/5kIZMXVKgSA/philippines-militants-idINKCN1151J9
When Amitav Ghosh issues a warning, it's time to listen

'We know many things are going to happen.'People should be preparing for sea level rise, for increased cyclonic activity, for drought.''One reason... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/when-amitav-ghosh-issues-a-warning-its-time-to-listen/20160830.htm
Trump plans major ad buy after weeks of being outspent

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. (Photo: PTI) Donald Trump's campaign is expecting to air a new ad, which paints rival Hillary Clinton... ...

http://www.asianage.com/international/trump-plans-major-ad-buy-after-weeks-being-outspent-905
SMOOR's stairway to chocolate heaven

SMOOR by Bliss, Bengaluru's own chocolat au fait, is ready to serve its sweet delicacies outside the city. The company, earlier known as just... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/567610/smoors-stairway-chocolate-heaven.html

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