This photo downloaded off the Ministry of External Affairs twitter page shows SAARC leaders at an informal retreat in Dhulikhel near Kathmandu on the concluding day of the two-day Summit.
This photo downloaded off the Ministry of External Affairs twitter page shows SAARC leaders at an informal retreat in Dhulikhel near Kathmandu on the concluding day of the two-day Summit.

SAARC leaders reach energy deal

They agree on electricity sharing through a common grid. Two others agreements are to be decided later. »
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Suu Kyi woos military lawmakers ahead of talks on constitution

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has invited military lawmakers to dinner in a bid to build ties ahead of a proposed summit on changing the constitution, which bars her from the presiden... »
Prominent Hong Kong student protest leader Joshua Wong, centre, walks out from a court with his lawyer in Hong Kong on Thursday.

Hong Kong student leaders banned from Mong Kok protest site

Joshua Wong, Lester Shum and activist lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung, who was also banned from Mong Kok, were charged with obstructing court bailiffs and did not enter a plea. »
Author P.D. James during an interview in New York, Nov. 27, 2005. File photo
LONDON, November 27, 2014

Novelist P.D. James dies at 94

Publisher Faber and Faber says mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died. She was 94.James’ books, many featuring... »
A TV news program shows Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday.
SEOUL, South Korea, November 27, 2014

North Korean leader's sister named as senior official

North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers’ Party, strengthening analysts’ views that she is an increasingly important part of the... »
NEW DELHI, November 27, 2014

Pak. to have 200 nuclear warheads by 2020: US think tank 

Pakistan is likely to have enough fissile material to build over 200 nuclear warheads by 2020, according to the latest report by Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a US think tank.  ... »
A Missouri National Guardsman stands in front of Ferguson City Hall on Thursday in Ferguson. A grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, in the shooting death of Michael Brown has sparked protests nationwide.
FERGUSON, November 27, 2014

Ferguson hopes for calm after cleaning up

Residents sought a return to normal Thursday as business owners boarded up windows and cleared away debris following unrest over a grand jury decision’s not to indict a white police officer in the... »  
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif (2-R) in front of Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala (C) during the closing session of the18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit in Kathmandu on Thursday.
Kathmandu, November 27, 2014

Modi, Sharif exchange pleasantries during SAARC retreat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Thursday “exchanged pleasantries” during an informal retreat of SAARC leaders in Dhulikhel on the concluding day of the tw... »
A view of the inaugural session of the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other SAARC leaders on headed for Dhulikhel in Kavre district, 20 km east from in Kathmandu, for a retreat as they are expected to make a last ditch effort to push Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif to ink the regional connectivity agreements.
Kathmandu, November 27, 2014

SAARC leaders to push for connectivity pacts at retreat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other SAARC leaders on headed for Dhulikhel in Kavre district, 20 km east from in Kathmandu, for a retreat as they are expected to make a last ditch effort to push... »
China is keen in bagging the Delhi-Chennai high-speed bullet train contract from India.
BEIJING, November 27, 2014

Japan casts shadow on China’s bullet train ambition with India

Having lost a contract in Mexico that was supposedly in the bag, China is keeping its fingers crossed regarding a possible bullet- train deal with India along the 1,754 kilometre Delhi-Chennai hig... »
COLOMBO, November 27, 2014

Sri Lanka may release seized boats soon: Swamy

Sri Lanka may consider releasing the Indian boats in its custody soon after verifying details of ownership, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said here on Wednesday.“I have given a list of the... »
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Kathmandu on Wednesday.
Kathmandu, November 26, 2014

Fishermen release: credit to Modi’s foreign policy, says Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday said he would credit Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “foreign policy” for Mr. Rajapaksa’s decision to release five convicted Tamil Nadu fisherme... »
BEIJING, November 27, 2014

China hit by second deadly mine blast in two days

At least 11 people have been killed in the second deadly coal mine blast to hit China in two days.The official Xinhua News Agency says 19 people were working in a mine in the souther... »
A container ship (second left) is being towed by a Greek Navy frigate (centre) as a coast guard officer looks on, at open sea a few miles southeast from the island of Crete on Thursday.
IERAPETRA, Greece, November 27, 2014

Ship with 700 migrants safely towed to Greek coast

A smuggling ship carrying more than 700 men, women and children that broke down in gale-force winds while trying to reach Europe was towed on Thursday to the Greek island of Crete.The 77-met... »
The Australian flag (C) flies at half mast at the Sydney Cricket Ground following the announcement of the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes in Sydney, on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
Mumbai, November 27, 2014

Cricketing fraternity condoles Hughes’ death

Devastated at the sad demise of young Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland on Thursday described the incident as a "real-life traged... »  
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Kathmandu, November 27, 2014

Modi breached diplomatic norms: Nepal media

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘suggestion’ to Nepal’s political parties on how to write the new Constitution has been criticised by Nepal’s leading newspapers and politicians.   »
The wreckage of a British embassy vehicle after a suicide attack in Kabul on Thursday.
KABUL, November 27, 2014

5 dead as suicide bomber targets British embassy car in Kabul

A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, killing at least five Afghan civilians and wounding more than 30 others, officials said. An e... »
Phil Hughes (1988-2014).
SYDNEY, November 27, 2014

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies of injuries

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital in Sydney on Thursday, two days after the international batsman was struck on the head by a ball during a domestic match. Governing b... »  
This photo provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows a 39-year-old woman, the first participant enrolled in VRC 207, receiving a dose of the investigational NIAID/GSK Ebola vaccine at the National Institute of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda.
WASHINGTON, November 27, 2014

Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday. The vaccine is designed... »
Jean-Claude Juncker
BRUSSELS, November 26, 2014

EU proposes $380 b investment plan

The European Union’s executive is proposing a 315-billion euro ($380 billion) investment plan to boost the bloc’s flagging economy, a scheme whose success will depend on leveraging 21 billion euro... »