Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 14, 2013, Beijing
The new president of China's 1.35 billion people is a relaxed, affable contrast to his stiff predecessors -- but whether there will be an accompanying change of substance remains to be seen.
Emily Schmall and Larry Rohter, The New York Times | Thursday March 14, 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Like most of those in Argentina, he is a soccer fan, his favorite team being the underdog San Lorenzo squad. Known for his outreach to the country's poor, he gave up a palace for a small apartment, rode public transportation instead of a chauffeur-driven car and cooked his own meals.
Ram Singh was the driver of the white, private bus - used as a school bus on weekdays - in which six men brutally gang-raped a 23-year-old medical student on the evening of Sunday, December 16, 2012. He was one of the six men accused in the case. Early this morning, he allegedly hanged himself with his own clothes at Delhi's high-security Tihar Jail.
Edited by Prasad Sanyal (with inputs from Agencies) | Friday March 8, 2013
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, faces terrorism charges in US. He will be produced in a New York court today. Abu Gaith was arrested in Jordan a few weeks ago.
Simon Romero, The New York Times | Wednesday March 6, 2013, Caracas, Venezuela
Hugo Chavez, who rose from poverty in a dirt-floor adobe house to unrivaled influence in Venezuela as its president, consolidating power and wielding the country's oil reserves as a tool for his Socialist-inspired change, died on Tuesday, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said. He was 58.
Cheteshwar Pujara was christened India's 266th Test player in 2010 when he came in for an out-of-form Yuvraj Singh in the second Test against Australia.
Raja Bhaiya, a politician with a lengthy criminal record, has been accused of conspiracy in a senior policeman's murder in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. He was forced to resign as UP's Food and Civil Supplies Minister yesterday.
Manik Sarkar, 64, has won a fourth term as chief minister of Tripura today, with the state proving its undiminished loyalty to the Left, giving it a fifth consecutive shot in government.
NDTV.com | Thursday February 21, 2013
Popularly known as the 'Blade Runner', Oscar Pistorius was the cynosure of all eyes when he became the first amputee to compete at the Olympic Games in London 2012. Less than a year later, life has taken a turn for the worse for the athlete. When the world would have been gearing up to celebrate the Valentine's Day, the Paralympic superstar was being taken in to police custody charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Written by Shubhodeep Chakravarty (with inputs from agencies) | Monday February 18, 2013
That she is a woman in a male-dominated sport is not her introduction. At least it shouldn't be. Instead, 30-year-old NASCAR driver Danica Patrick can be best described as a racer who strives to drive with the competition in her rear-view.