UN chief urges youth to embrace ICT (Just in)
Nairobi, Nov 1 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday called on the youth to embrace the use of Information and Community Technology (ICT) to help tackle emerging development challenges.
Indian appointed to UN peacekeeping panel (18 minutes ago)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has appointed Abhijit Guha, a retired Indian Army Lieutenant General, to a high-level panel to assess UN peace operations.
Kim Kardashian wants to loose 10lb (24 minutes ago)
Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who shed weight after the birth of her daughter last year, is keen to loose 10lb (about 4.5 kg) more.
US, EU to meet Iran over nuke talks (26 minutes ago)
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Oman early next month for meetings with his Iranian and EU counterparts to push for a comprehensive deal over Tehran's nuclear programme by Nov 24, the State Department said Friday.
UN warns of worsening food crisis in Somalia (07:36)
United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) A UN food agency Friday warned that poor rains in Somalia may worsen the country's food crisis, a spokesperson said.
1.26 mn uprooted Iraqis need shelter: UN (07:24)
United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that some 1.26 million internally displaced people (IDPs) throughout Iraq need shelter and basic supplies, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Friday.
Price expects ghosts in new house (07:16)
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Singer Katie Price feels that her new house is going to be full of ghosts.
Canada suspends issuance of visas to Ebola-hit African countries (06:42)
Ottawa, Nov 1 (IANS) Canada has suspended issuance of visas to residents of West African countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of Ebola virus disease, a media report said Friday.
Sheen keen to return to 'Two and a Half Men' (06:00)
Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen says he is open to a return to popular TV show "Two and a Half Men".
14 killed in Honduras bus crash (05:44)
Tegucigalpa, Nov 1 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and scores injured when a bus carrying them plunged into a ravine in western Honduras, media reports said Friday.
US urges peaceful transition of power in Burkina Faso (05:26)
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) The US Friday called for a "peaceful" transition of power in Burkina Faso, but refused to label the military's take-over as a coup.
'Interstellar' about bonds of love: Jessica Chastain (05:16)
Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actress Jessica Chastain says that her forthcoming science fiction "Interstellar" is also about fathers and the bonds of love.
Chinese unmanned lunar orbiter returns home (04:58)
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) China succeeded Saturday in the world's first mission to the Moon and back for some 40 years, becoming the third nation to do so after the former Soviet Union and the US.
Rogen may star in Steve Jobs biopic (04:00)
Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actor Seth Rogen is reportedly in talks with Sony studio to star as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in their upcoming Steve Jobs biopic.
Lindsay Lohan denies dating Tom Cruise (03:16)
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan has denied she's secretly dating actor Tom Cruise.
Three Iraqis arrested on terror charges in Switzerland (02:42)
Geneva, Nov 1 (IANS) Swiss authorities Friday said they arrested three Iraqi nationals suspected of planning a terrorist attack in Europe.
Angelina Jolie goes blonde (02:00)
Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Angelina Jolie rocked her blonde locks while filming
Photographs surfaced Thursday of Jolie and Pitt on the set of "By the Sea".
Virgin Galactic's spaceship crashes during test flight (01:16)
Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) A passenger rocket plane developed by Virgin Galactic's crashed Friday after suffering an "in-flight anomaly" during a powered test flight over the US state of California, the company said.
Katie Holmes has morning woes (01:16)
Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes is not a morning person -- and that's evident with the way her pancakes turn out and the way she treats her alarm button.
Two killed in Ukraine clashes (00:52)
Kiev, Nov 1 (IANS) Fighting in eastern Ukraine killed at least two people and wounded five over the past 24 hours, authorities said Friday.
IGL not to hike gas prices (00:20)
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) City gas distributor Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) late Friday said it will not increase prices, although the government had announced a new price for domestic natural gas effective Saturday.
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Investors are again turning to Bengal: Amit Mitra (23:56)
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) West Bengal Finance and Commerce Minister Amit Mitra Friday said investors were again turning to the state which has over Rs.78,000 crore investments under process, and fresh proposals worth another Rs.120,000 crore.
Jadavpur referendum: Majority of arts students vote for VC's removal (23:52)
Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) A whopping 80 percent of students, belonging to the arts faculty of Jadavpur University, voted for the removal of Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti in the referendum that spanned Thursday and Friday.
New human remains found at MH17 crash site: Dutch PM (23:36)
The Hague, Oct 31 (IANS) The Dutch mission in Ukraine has recovered new human remains of victims of the MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in press conference here Friday.
Italian ordered to pay 2,500 euros to charity over Ebola joke (23:36)
Dublin, Oct 31 (IANS) An Italian man, arrested for making a joke about Ebola at Dublin airport, was ordered to pay 2,500 euros (3,130 dollars) to charity to avoid a criminal conviction, state broadcaster RTE reported Friday.