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India 03 Jun 2015 | 4:50 PM

India tests Nestle noodles nationwide in growing lead scare

NEW DELHI: India Wednesday tested packets nationwide of Nestle India’s instant noodles after high lead levels were found in batches in the country’s north amid a mounting food-safety scare, an official said.

World 18 Jun 2015 | 11:51 AM

US to put woman on new $10 bill

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2015 (AFP) - The US will put the image of a woman on an American banknote for the first time in over a century, breaking the lock that white male political heroes have on the greenback.

Nation 09 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM

Indians seek GST exemption for Hindu prayer items

INDIAN traders and businessmen have appealed for Hindu prayer and ritual items to be exempted from GST, Makkal Osai reported.

China 07 Jun 2015 | 10:58 AM

Toll in China ship tragedy rises past 400 as workers remember dead

JIANLI, China: Salvage and rescue personnel bowed their heads on Sunday morning as ship horns blared in tribute to the victims of China’s worst shipping disaster in nearly seven decades after the death toll reached 431.

TECH 15 Jun 2015 | 5:58 PM

India’s booming taxi-app firms endure bumpy ride

India’s ultra-competitive app-based taxi-hailing market has quickly become a multi-billion-dollar industry, but controversy surrounding safety, rejected licences and protesting cabbies threatens to slam the brakes on its spectacular rise.

World 01 Jun 2015 | 10:40 PM

Foreign governments, non-profits press China to revise draft NGO law

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Western governments and foreign non-profit groups are pressuring China to revise a proposed law they say would severely restrict the activities of non-government organisations, business groups and universities, according to people familiar with the matter.

World 10 Jun 2015 | 4:35 PM

As Suu Kyi visits, China says own laureate won't be released

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has no reason to change the verdict against jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, the government said on Wednesday, as Liu's fellow laureate and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived for her first visit to China.

World 31 Jul 2015 | 11:50 PM

Zimbabwe calls for extradition of Cecil the lion's killer

HARARE (Reuters) - The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a "foreign poacher" who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said on Friday.

World 01 Aug 2015 | 1:35 AM

Zimbabwe calls for extradition of Cecil the lion's killer

HARARE (Reuters) - The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a "foreign poacher" who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said on Friday.

World 31 Jul 2015 | 10:30 AM

United States launches probe into killing of Cecil the lion

WASHINGTON: US authorities launched an investigation Thursday into the killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, as the American dentist who hunted the big cat remained in hiding amid mounting global outrage.