Kerala state Congress chief V.M. Sudheeran on Thursday made a passionate plea to party leaders not to include people who imbibe alcohol or use drugs as office bearers.
The flamboyant "super minister" son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade went on trial accused of accumulating a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption while in office.
Multiple gas pipeline explosions ripped through the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, leaving at least five people feared dead and injuring around 230, officials said on Friday.
Facebook unveiled an app to allow people around the world with mobile phones but no Internet access to access online services for health, education and basic communications.
UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has raised the alarm over Washington's plans to scale up the deportation of illegal child migrants from Central America.
When Israel ended its 38-year occupation of the Gaza Strip by withdrawing settlers in 2005, then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon hailed it as a "disengagement" from conflict with Palestinians in the densely populated coastal enclave.
Poles launched a Twitter campaign on Thursday urging countrymen to "#eatapples to spite Putin" a day after Russia slapped an embargo on Polish produce in retaliation against Western sanctions.
Twenty-six people died as a result of a horrific tanker truck explosion in southeast Turkey last week, with the toll rising drastically after more victims passed away at hospitals across the country, media reported earlier today.
Sierra Leone, earlier today, buried a doctor it hailed as a "national hero" for saving the lives of more than 100 Ebola patients before succumbing himself to the killer tropical disease.
The head of a China's largest mosque was murdered after conducting morning prayers, the local government in the far western region of Xinjiang said, amid intensifying violence in the turbulent region.
US health authorities on Thursday issued a travel warning for three African nations struggling with the largest outbreak of deadly Ebola virus in history.
An Indian-origin woman bank employee has been jailed for stealing 120,000 pounds (around $202,000) from a customer's account in Scotland, a media report said on Thursday.
After Taj Mahal and Humayun Tomb, Google and Archaeological Survey of India together have now brought online 360-degree panoramic imagery of 76 more Indian heritage sites and 30 new immersive exhibitions of arts and historical institutions from across India.
Forty trained men are scaring away monkeys from the parliament premises by posing as langurs, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday.
The CBI on Thursday registered its 23rd case -- against a Madhya Pradesh-based private company -- in the ongoing probe into coal block allocations.