3 killed, 4 injured in Nepal plane crash near Mount Everest

NEW DELHI, APRIL 14: At least three people were killed and four injured on Sunday after a small plane crashed into a parked helicopter during takeoff at the only airport in Nepal’s Everest region. The crash occurred while the plane…

Iranian who removed headscarf sentenced to year in prison

Tehran, April 14: The lawyer for an Iranian woman who removed her obligatory Islamic headscarf in a public protest says she has been sentenced to one year in prison but pardoned by the supreme leader. Payam Derefshan told The Associated…

Bangladesh marks the start of Bengali New Year

Dhaka (Bangladesh), April 14: Bangladeshis took to the streets on Sunday (April 14) to celebrate the first day of the Bengali New Year. A procession of colourful floats organized by university students, moved amongst the crowds of revellers and security…

France waived 144 mn euros tax dues of Anil Ambani firm after Rafale announcement: Le Monde report

NEW DELHI, APRIL 13: The controversy over the Rafale deal took a fresh turn Saturday after French newspaper Le Monde reported that Anil Ambani’s France-based telecom firm ‘Reliance Atlantic Flag France’ was given tax waivers worth 143.7 million euros by…

Kim Jong Un gains more power in North Korea’s leadership shuffle

SEOUL, April 13: North Korea has replaced its long-serving head of state with a close aide to leader Kim Jong Un, promoting a man who was placed on a US sanctions list last year for alleged human rights abuses, state…

Woman accused of killing North Korean leader’s brother to be freed in May

KUALA LUMPUR, April 13: A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will walk free on May 3, her lawyer said Saturday. Following diplomatic pressure from the Vietnamese government, Malaysian prosecutors had dropped…

China faces ‘tentative’ ultimatum on blacklisting Masood Azhar

Washington, April 13: The United States, France and the United Kingdom are reported to have posted a deadline for China to lift its hold on their proposal for a UN Security Council body to blacklist Masood Azhar, founder of Pakistan-based…

Pope Francis, in plea for South Sudan peace, stuns leaders by kissing their shoes

ROME, APRIL 12: Pope Francis on Thursday got on his hands and knees before the leaders of South Sudan’s Government and its opposition, kissing their shoes and imploring the 2 men to maintain the tenuous peace that exists between them.…

Image of crying toddler on US border wins World Press Photo Award

AMSTERDAM, APRIL 12: The haunting image of a little girl crying helplessly as she and her mother are taken into custody by US border officials Thursday won the prestigious World Press Photo Award. Judges said veteran Getty photographer John Moore’s…

Global growth slowing and many countries struggling with high debts: IMF chief

WASHINGTON, APRIL 12: With global growth slowing and many countries struggling with high debts, now is not the time for the “self-inflicted” economic wound of trade wars, the head of the International Monetary Fund is warning. “The key is to…