Ban lobbying India for ratifying Paris climate accord
United Nations: With India's ratification of the the Paris Agreement on combating climate crucial to the accord coming into force early, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is lobbying New Delhi to ratify it and has been in contacts with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Death toll in Bangladesh factory fire rises to 31
Dhaka: Two more bodies were pulled out of the rubble of a packaging factory that partially collapsed due to a water boiler explosion in the Bangladeshi capital, taking the death toll to 31 on Monday.
Nurse kissed in iconic World War II photo dies
Washington: Greta Friedman, the woman kissed by a sailor in the iconic picture taken in New York city's Times Square after the Second World War ended in 1945, has died, a media report said.
US committed to India's NSG membership
Washington: After Beijing thwarted New Delhi's bid for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the US has reiterated that it ias committed to India's membership as it is ready for it.
Quake detected near North Korea nuclear test site
Seoul: A magnitude 5.0 earthquake was detected near North Korea's nuclear site in its northeastern region on Friday, the South Korean military said, raising speculation that the North conducted a nuclear test.