AP – Top United Nations officials say 10 million people need help amid a food crisis in West Africa’s Sahel region.
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Errol Barnett travels to the beaches of Dakar to discover the secrets of Senegal’s national dish.
Kingfisher flyers across the country were in for a rough haul on Saturday as the airline abruptly suspended operations in Kolkata till February 24 — following a flash strike by unpaid employees.
Crows are dying in Bihar because of bird flu. This was revealed in the report of the Bhopal-based High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL), officials Saturday said.
MILAN : European milling wheat futures rose on Friday as hopes Greece will clinch a long-awaited bailout deal heartened investors and as a report Ukraine will limit wheat exports for the rest of the
BANGKOK — The three Iranian men detained for allegedly plotting bomb attacks in Bangkok on Israeli diplomats had more than terror on their minds in Thailand. Police said Friday that they
CHICAGO: US soybean prices climbed to a four-month high on Friday while wheat and corn also advanced on export demand for US grains as concerns persisted about crop production in South America.
The Vatican, which previously enjoyed an exemption, must now pay taxes on its commercial properties, Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Monti announced on Thursday, BBC News reported . read
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A senior Israeli official accused Iran’s shadowy Quds Force on Friday of masterminding a string of attacks on Israeli diplomats abroad this week, fleshing out allegations denied by Tehran.
COMAYAGUA, Honduras (Reuters) – Survivors of a Honduran jailhouse fire that killed more than 350 inmates accused prison guards of leaving prisoners to die trapped inside their
Researchers said the legendary Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper has been unseated as the hottest pepper in the world by a chile with an equally fearsome name: the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.
By Serena Chaudhry ISLAMABAD, Feb 16 (Reuters) – The Afghan Taliban and the United States have made only exploratory contacts for possible reconciliation which do not involve the Kabul government, the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan said on Thursday.
Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara was named the new head of West Africa’s regional bloc, outgoing chief Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria announced Friday before the close of the body’s summit.
Thousands of Egyptians are rallying in the Mediterranean city of Port Said, saying that its residents were not behind a deadly soccer riot earlier this month that killed 74 people
WASHINGTON – Crossing the limits that apply to the international relations barring all states from interfering in the internal matters of other sovereign states, the US once again stabbed …
Japanese prosecutors arrested three former executives, including former Olympus Corp. Chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa, for their alleged involvement in a massive $1.7 billion accounting fraud.
The Afghan government has joined the United States in talks with the Taliban, Afghan President Hamid Karzai says in a new report.
Revelers in Brazil’s most famous city will enjoy more than just sun, live music and dancing when Carinval festivities start this week. Rio de Janeiro state officials are also giving away 3 million free condoms.
Nadir Lalani, arrived in the United Kingdom in the recession-hit 1970s from Tanzania and started a small corner shop. Since then, he has expanded his successful budget retail business ’99p Stores’, throughout the country.
Interior designer Wendy Albano, who had worked with celebrities such as Derek Jeter, was murdered in her hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday.
Mexico has landed some hard punches against the drug cartels that have stirred violence in parts of the country — at least on paper.
John Daly (Dardanelle, Arkansas Razorbacks ) says he may have torn ligaments in his right elbow during the first round at the Avantha Masters. Daly wrote on Twitter that his “elbow snapped” when he played a shot Thursday on the ninth hole. He finished at 7-over-par…
The redistribution of land in South Africa is a sensitive and emotional topic. The whole issue has been simmering below the surface and frustrations at the slow rate of transformation are starting to arise.
IFTIKHAR ALAM LAHORE – Terming the Balochistan situation grave, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has called for seeking apology from the Baloch brothers for the excesses committed in the past and reintegrating them by assuring they will get their due. Shahbaz also said that ending corruption…
ISLAMABAD – Welcoming the presidents of Afghanistan and Iran, Pakistani leadership Thursday expressed its hope that trilateral summit would lead to enhanced cooperation for peace, security, stability and economic development in the region. The third round of trilateral summit being hosted by Pakistan comes at a critical juncture when Afghan government…
On Monday, the United Nations Security Council began a four-day mission in Haiti to evaluate their peacekeeping and reconstruction efforts. Part of their trip will include a visit to a …
If the habits required of Apple’s workforce in China are to be emulated, the U.S. military, or perhaps our outsized prison system, should become the essential …
A five year-old tigress, tagged T-4, has become the world’s first feline reared in captivity and shifted to the wild to spawn two cubs at Madhya Pradesh’s Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR).
An estimated 5.6 million trees were killed by last year’s devastating drought in the US state of Texas, authorities said Wednesday.
The Madras High Court bench has disposed of a PIL against large scale felling of trees at the Saraswathi Narayanan College campus near here
An editor at The Sun has fired off an 800-word broadside at the British police phone hacking investigation after the arrest of journalists at the paper.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin set out plans to increase spending on healthcare, education and social services on Monday, trying to woo protesting middle-class voters before a presidential election he is expected to win. Putin acknowledged …
LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal seeks to sell 1.5 billion euros in treasury bills on Wednesday, in a test of its ability to raise short-term funds after a recent surge in its long-term bond rates have raised fears it may be forced to follow Greece and seek
LIMA (Reuters) – A earthquake of 6.3 magnitude rattled the coast of Peru early on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
What began as a mere demand for maximum internal autonomy until recently, brutal state violence has taken the movement to a point of no-return where the irreconcilable young Balochs seek absolute independence.
LONDON (AP) — Six rowers who capsized in the Atlantic Ocean while attempting to row from Morocco to Barbados have been rescued.