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Thousands bid farewell to Garcia Marquez

Thousands bid farewell to Garcia Marquez

Thousands of mourners queued on Monday in Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes to bid farewell to Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The writer, 87, died on Thursday…

Two dead, scores missing as South Korea ferry sinks

Two dead, scores missing as South Korea ferry sinks

Seoul: South Korea said that two people were killed and more than 100 missing after a ferry capsized on Wednesday at sea with 477 people on board — mostly high school students bound…

Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

Boston: The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were hurt, and…

Bluefin-21 returns after six-hour search for MH370

Bluefin-21 returns after six-hour search for MH370

The underwater drone hunting for clues to the fate of flight MH370 returned six hours into a planned 16-hour mission because it was out of its depth, officials said on…

New signal spurs search for missing MH370 black boxes

New signal spurs search for missing MH370 black boxes

Australia: The logging of a fifth signal spurred Friday’s hunt for missing Malaysian airliner MH370, as search crews work round-the-clock to find elusive wreckage in the southern Indian Ocean. The Australian-led…

East and South Ukraine may be next target for Putin

East and South Ukraine may be next target for Putin

Moscow: Moscow said on Tuesday it was ready to take part in talks with Brussels and Washington over the future of Ukraine but insisted the ex-Soviet country’s Russian-speaking east and south…

UN calls for support for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

UN calls for support for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Beirut, April 5: UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos on Friday called on the international community to help Lebanon address the Syrian refugee crisis. “The impact on Lebanon has been tremendous…

NASA suspends cooperation with Russia except for ISS

NASA suspends cooperation with Russia except for ISS

Washington, April 3: The US space agency — NASA — has suspended all contacts with its Russian counterpart Roscosmos except for ongoing activities aboard the International Space Station (ISS). “This…

Tsunami warning after 8.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off Chile; 5 dead

Tsunami warning after 8.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off Chile; 5 dead

Santiago: A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off northern Chile on Tuesday night, setting off a small tsunami that forced evacuations along the country’s entire Pacific coast. The area apparently escaped major…

Malaysia changes version of last words from missing flight’s cockpit

Malaysia changes version of last words from missing flight’s cockpit

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:  The last words spoken by one of the pilots of the missing Malaysian Airlines airliner to the control tower were “Good night Malaysian three seven zero”, Malaysia’s civil…

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