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Devastating 7.9-magnitude quake strikes Nepal, India
Several hundred people have been killed after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and India with the most severe damage seen in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. The quake caused an avalanche on Mount Everest.

25.04.2015 11:00

Over 1,500 killed after 7.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal
A 7.9-magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal and India, killing more than 1,500 people. The most severe damage was seen in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, where buildings collapsed, causing numerous injuries.

25.04.2015 06:30

​Hunger strike: Yarl’s Wood migrant detainees demand release of grieving widow
Detainees at Yarl’s Wood immigration removal center have gone on hunger strike in protest at the treatment of a female inmate whose husband died there on Monday.

23.04.2015 12:21

‘Israel is elephant in the room in Iran-US relations’
Israel is a key obstacle to the US-Iran thaw since the growing regional economic influence of Tehran presents a number of geopolitical and strategic stumbling blocks for Israel and its hegemony in the Middle East, political analyst Eric Draitser told RT.

21.04.2015 10:57

US State Dept to teach Indian journos ‘honesty, impartiality’
The US Consulate in Hyderabad is set to team up with a non-profit organization to create an ethics course in journalism. It is aimed at allowing those in the Indian media to get a better knowledge and understanding of “international industry standards.”

20.04.2015 18:00

Rafale deal: The diplomatic deftness of India’s Modi
India's Rafale deal is not just purchasing fighter jets. It’s also about facing the challenge of national security, and balancing defense relationships as well as bilateral ties. A diplomatic deftness PM Narendra Modi seems to have lived up to.

20.04.2015 15:15

Digging under Everest: China eyes railway under world’s highest mountain
The Chinese are reportedly considering building a railway between China and Nepal that could involve building a tunnel under Mount Everest. The plan has set alarm bells ringing in Delhi.

09.04.2015 15:07

China to build $2bn Iran-Pakistan pipeline - media
China will reportedly finance the so-called ‘Peace Pipeline’ natural gas pipeline from Iran, home to the world’s second largest reserves, to energy-deprived Pakistan. The project was delayed due to US dissent.

09.04.2015 13:58

​Drones to be used for crowd control in India’s Lucknow
Police in the northern Indian regional capital of Lucknow have announced plans to deploy drones capable of dispersing large, unruly crowds with pepper spray, in addition to surveillance and capturing snapshots of suspects.

03.04.2015 20:43

​BRICS leadership passes to Russia, $100bn development bank ‘main priority’
As Russia assumes the chairmanship of the BRICS business council, the launch of the New Development Bank for its members will begin as an alternative to the US-dominated International Monetary Fund (IMF).

01.04.2015 11:43

​Indian warplanes go missing during upgrade in Ukraine – report
Ukraine is reportedly failing India with upgrades to its An-32 transport aircraft. At least five planes have allegedly gone missing in Ukraine. Meanwhile, work on Indian soil has been halted after Ukrainian engineers were pulled out.

30.03.2015 08:20

1,000 arrests: Indian police candidates hire impersonators to pass entry test
More than 1,000 people have been arrested in northeastern India as they came to a police recruitment exam with fake documents, local media said. It appears the detained people were hired by applicants to pass the physical fitness test.

29.03.2015 16:09