The BRICS group of five emerging economies Thursday voiced concern over the slow pace of governance and quota reforms in the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Indonesia has plans to ban the mini-skirt under its stringent anti-pornography laws as it believes “they make men do things”. According to the Muslim-dominated country’s
A man, who claimed in the court to be sleepwalking when he raped a teenaged girl, has been jailed for six years in Britain. Zack
China Thursday blamed the Dalai Lama for stroking extremist views and thanked India for taking “effective and concrete” steps to curb Tibetans during President Hu
The Pakistan Railways’ General Manager has been arrested by the country’s National Accountability Bureau (NAB) here over embezzlement and corruption charges. According to NAB sources,
One in every five adults in Britain is functionally illiterate, or has insufficient reading and writing skills for ordinary practical needs, a report has revealed.
The Bangladeshi government has decided to observe Earth Hour 2012 and it will urge the people not to use power during that time, an official
Compared to potential threats from nuclear states, nuclear terrorism is a more urgent threat, the online edition of China’s People’s Daily warned Thursday. As the
Some funeral companies in Shanghai are paying doctors, nurses and even ambulance drivers for providing information about dying patients. According to the Shanghai Daily, the
China is conducting scientific testing and training exercises for its first aircraft carrier, the defence ministry said Thursday. At a monthly press briefing, the Defence
Sri Lanka will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kuwait to protect the rights of migrant workers in the country, an official said Thursday.
China’s gender ratio stood at 117.78 boys for every 100 baby girls in 2011, a decline from 119.45 in 2009 and 117.94 two years ago.
A Chinese official has been sacked from his post and the Communist party after being accused of corruption. Shanghai Daily Thursday identified him as Hu
Believe it or not, 1,500 kg of gold, one million kg of copper and 30,000 kg of silver can be extracted from the 100 million