Rousseff hasn’t been directly implicated in the scandal, denies wrongdoing and has publicly applauded the investigation.
Rousseff hasn’t been directly implicated in the scandal, denies wrongdoing and has publicly applauded the investigation.

Investigation of politicians sought in Brazil graft scandal

The inquiry into the biggest corruption scandal yet uncovered in Brazil entered an expansive new phase, as the attorney general formally requested the Supreme Court’s permission to open investigat... »

Indian-American doctor selected for Fulbright Nehru Distinguished Chair

Dr. Rahul Jindal is Professor of Surgery and Global Health at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. »

Nitrogen gas executions approved by Oklahoma House

Oklahoma would become the first US state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Wednesday by the House of Representatives. ... »
Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism, delivers a prayer from Sanskrit scriptures before the Idaho Senate on Tuesday in Boise.
New York, March 4, 2015

Hindu prayer opens Idaho state senate session amid protest

For the first time the opening prayer for the Idaho state senate was said on Tuesday by a Hindu cleric amid protests by some senators who claimed the United States was a Christian nation and denou... »
Washington, March 4, 2015

US military satellite explodes in space

A 20-year-old U.S. military weather satellite exploded in orbit last month following a sudden temperature spike in its power system, producing at least 43 pieces of space debris, U.S. media report... »
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2015

LAPD officer ‘defends’ homeless man’s shooting

Police officers in Los Angeles found themselves in the firing line over accusations of using excessive force after an eyewitness video of them apparently shooting a homeless man dead after a brief... »
Mourners lay flowers at the grave of Boris Nemtsov after a burial ceremony at Troekurovskoye cemetery in Moscow on Tuesday.
Moscow, March 3, 2015

Slain Russian leader Nemtsov laid to rest

Thousands of mourners and dignitaries filed past the white—lined coffin of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday, paying last respects to one of the most prominent figures of Russia’s bele... »
Colombo, March 3, 2015

Top woman leader of LTTE arrested at Colombo airport

A top woman leader of the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has been arrested by the Sri Lankan police at an airport here while she was trying to board a flight to Paris.41-year... »
Kathmandu, March 3, 2015

Kathmandu-Varanasi direct bus service from Thursday

Nepal and India are all set to launch a direct bus service linking Kathmandu and Varanasi from Thursday.This is the second direct bus service between Nepal and India after the one linking K... »
A file photo of 'Jihadi John'.
LONDON, March 3, 2015

'Jihadi John' complains about U.K. scrutiny

Audio tapes have surfaced in which a man identified as “Jihadi John” complains about scrutiny from British intelligence services. The tapes contained a man identified as Mohammed Emwazi des... »
Colombo, March 3, 2015

India, Sri Lanka to revive fishing talks

Sri Lanka on Tuesday accepted India’s request to revive talks between the fishing communities of the two countries, days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first visit to the country. »
A fighter gestures during clashes with Islamic State militants. Iraqi armed forces attacked Islamic State strongholds north of Baghdad, as they launched an offensive to retake the city of Tikrit.
BAGHDAD, March 3, 2015

Fierce clashes outside Iraq's Tikrit

Officials in northern Iraq said troops are clashing with Islamic State militants south of the militant-held city of Tikrit, as roadside bombs have slowed an offensive launched to retake Saddam Hus... »
Pyongyang, March 3, 2015

North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions

North Korea on Tuesday lifted its strict travel restrictions on people entering the country, a measure that was previously taken to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from spreading. Although no cases... »

Fidel Castro meets freed Cuban Five

Clinton's portrait has reference to Lewinsky’s dress, claims artist

Blast outside police station in Cairo

Netanyahu addresses AIPAC on Iran

Israel: criticism over PM’s U.S. visit grows

Twitter, officials probe alleged Islamic State threats

Yemeni kidnappers release Saudi envoy after 3 years

Four Syrian refugees killed in fire at Jordan camp

Bangladesh arrests suspect in killing of U.S. blogger

Melbourne, March 4, 2015

Hospital prank: Australian court rules radio DJs broke law

An Australia court on Wednesday ruled that the two DJs broke the law in a hoax call to a UK hospital treating a pregnant Kate Middleton, paving way for the country’s media watchdog to take an acti... »
A woman wearing a face mask on the Bund during a hazy day in downtown Shanghai in January.
BEIJING, March 3, 2015

China: documentary fuels emission control debate

A new documentary highlighting the hazards of smog in China, which has gone viral on the Internet, is set to fuel an energetic debate on emission controls during a high-profile session of the Chin... »
COLOMBO, March 3, 2015

Address trust deficit between Sinhalese and Tamils: U.N.

The U.N. has urged the Sri Lankan government leaders to take steps in the short term to address issues regarding land, detentions, disappearances and militarisation in civilian areas.Addres... »
March 3, 2015

Modi critics in Nepal are hypocrites: Bhattarai

Here's the transcript of the interview: Mr. Bhattarai, you are here at a time when Nepal seems to be in the middle of yet another crisis over Constitution-building. What are your hope... »
Islamabad, March 3, 2015

Nawaz Sharif to meet Saudi King Salman

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will embark on a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia from Wednesday to meet the country’s King Salman and discus various bilateral and regional issues.<... »
Survivors wait to receive food donations near the site of an avalanche in the Paryan district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul. File photo
KABUL, March 3, 2015

Afghan avalanches bury more homes

An Afghan disaster official said three districts in a remote part of northern Afghanistan have been cut off by avalanches, just a week after nearly 200 people died when snow buried their homes in... »
March 3, 2015

Magnitude-6.4 quake strikes off Indonesia

An earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.There was no immediate word on damage or casualties.The q... »
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty
Kolkata, March 3, 2015

Mamata condemns murder of Bangladeshi blogger

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday condemned the killing of Bangladeshi writer and blogger, Avijit Roy. Later in a programme in the city Ms. Banerjee reiterated her point o... »
LETPADAN, March 3, 2015

Students face off against Myanmar police

Hundreds of police have formed a human chain around student protesters staging a sit-in on a road Tuesday after being blocked from marching to Myanmar’s biggest city. The demonstrators who... »
US National Security Adviser Susan Rice
Washington, March 3, 2015

Bad nuke deal with Iran is worse than no deal: Susan Rice

President Barack Obama’s national security advisor has said that a bad nuclear deal with Iran is worse than no deal at all, asserting that the US is keeping all options open to prevent it from de... »

Australia to send 300 additional troops to Iraq

UN warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase

20 dead in China road accident

Foreign Secretary discusses Teesta, LBA in Dhaka

‘Colombo will work in cooperation with U.N.’

Myanmar frees jailed journalist

‘Jihadi John’ best employee we ever had, says former boss

French Foreign Minister wants probe into Nemtsov killing