Agence France-Presse | Monday February 11, 2013, Vatican City
Pope Benedict XVI, who on Monday announced his intention to resign this month, will be remembered as a staunch defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy, a diehard traditionalist and a lightning rod for controversy.
Reuters | Tuesday February 5, 2013
Michael Dell once gave up day-to-day control of the computer company that bears his name - an experiment that went poorly and ended relatively quickly. But now he is putting up a big chunk of his own wealth to reverse the company's fortunes.
Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Wednesday January 23, 2013
Rajnath Singh, the new BJP president, has been here before. In 2005, when LK Advani stepped down as party chief, Rajnath Singh emerged as a consensus candidate to fill his shoes.
Rahul Gandhi is now the official number 2 of the Congress, designated vice-president and with only his mother, Sonia Gandhi, as his boss. The elevation came after months of anticipation and years of clamour from an adoring Congress, a party hard-wired to expect generations of Nehru-Gandhis to lead it.
Agencies | Thursday January 17, 2013
Tahawwur Hussein Rana, who will be sentenced by a US court today for helping his childhood friend David Coleman Headley - the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks - is a military doctor-turned businessman, who opened a visa facilitation office in Mumbai for the operation.
Agence France Presse | Monday January 7, 2013, Washington
John Brennan, who President Barack Obama is poised to pick to lead the CIA after the fall of David Petraeus, is an agency veteran who spent the last four years devising White House counterterrorism strategy.
Edited by Sabyasachi Dasgupta | Tuesday January 8, 2013
Born to a factory worker and a part-time cleaner in Argentina, Lionel Messi has risen from being a skilled child footballer to a maverick international star who has claimed almost every award in the world of football. On Monday (January 8), the 25-year-old added another title to his long list of awards - Ballon d'Or, his fourth.
Associated Press | Monday January 7, 2013, Washington
Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel is a contrarian Republican moderate and decorated Vietnam combat veteran who is likely to support a more rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
In 2012, Punjabi rapper Honey Singh was a runaway hit. He had two of the ten most-popular Indian videos on YouTube. His songs like Angreji Beat in Cocktail and Rani Tu Mein Raja in Son Of Sardaar were disco poppers.
Sachin Tendulkar shocked a billion cricket fans on Sunday when he announced his retirement from one-day cricket. The legendary cricketer, who last played an ODI on March 18, 2012 against Pakistan, has decided to focus on Test cricket.