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  • Videocon discovers huge oil reserve in Brazil

    Saturday, Feb 14, 2015

    Videocon discovers huge oil reserve in Brazil

      Videocon-BPCL consortium discovers large crude oil reserve in Sergipe basin off Brazil's Northeast coast. The result obtained in this well confirms

  • Bangladesh to hang 1971 genocide perpetrator 'Azharul Islam'

    Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014

    Bangladesh to hang 1971 genocide perpetrator 'Azharul Islam'

      Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal, set up to punish 1971 genocide perpetrators, has sent another Islamist to the gallow - Azharul Islam. The 62

  • Romania elects a surprise President; Klaus Iohannis

    Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014

    Romania elects a surprise President; Klaus Iohannis

      Some 25 years after the elimination of dreaded dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, Romania delivers another surprise. The surprise is the election of

  • Narendra Modi: 15th most powerful person in the world

    Thursday, Nov 06, 2014

    Narendra Modi: 15th most powerful person in the world

      Narendra Modi is the 15th most powerful person in the world at present. Indian PM is the top ranked Indian in the Forbes' list of world's most powe

  • Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta faces war crimes charges

    Tuesday, Oct 07, 2014

    Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta faces war crimes charges

      Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta will soon become the first head of state to attend hearing by International Criminal Court.   He will do

  • Spain struggles to keep its flock together

    Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

    Spain struggles to keep its flock together

      As feared, the recent Scotland referendum on independence may have opened the floodgates of regional secessionist movement around the world. T

  • Pro-democracy movement grips Hong-kong; Beijing tense

    Monday, Sep 29, 2014

    Pro-democracy movement grips Hong-kong; Beijing tense

      Are we going to see another Tiananmen square massacre..?? Its the question the world ask itself and China as the Hongkong has been brought to a hal

  • Will it be the new flag of New Zealand...??

    Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

    Will it be the new flag of New Zealand...??

      New Zealand may hold a referendum next year to change its flag.   The newly elected PM 'John Key' is all for the change and want the current f

  • Fiji opts for status-quo !!

    Friday, Sep 19, 2014

    Fiji opts for status-quo !!

      Voreqe Bainimarama, military leader of Fiji, is set to extend his grip over the country with imminent victory in general election.   Key

  • Delhi is one of the toughest city to live in: Global Liveability Ranking 2014

    Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

    Delhi is one of the toughest city to live in: Global Liveability Ranking 2014

      Think 'Delhi is a tough place to live in', you are not alone there. The Global Liveability Ranking 2014 has ranked national capital at a disma


World News Tidbits ( Aug 21, 2014 - Feb 14, 2015 )

  • Feb 13, 2015 West toils hard with Russia to reach another ceasefire in Ukraine; ensues fragile peace beginning February 15 show

  • Feb 12, 2015 US and other Western nations shut their embassies in Yemen amidst growing security concerns.  show

  • Feb 10, 2015 Japan to have a high-tech hotel, 'Henn-na Hotel', with humanoid robots as staffs in Nagasaki.  show

  • Feb 05, 2015 Neither Croatia nor Serbia committed genocide during violent break-up of Yugoslavia: International Court of Justice  show

  • Feb 04, 2015 US gets its first women-only mosque at Los Angeles show

  • Feb 04, 2015 Giorgio Napolitano, 89, quits as President of Italy due to old age; Sergio Mattarella is the new Head of State. show

  • Feb 03, 2015 Kanagasabapathy Sripavan becomes only the second Tamil to be the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka.   show

  • Jan 27, 2015 Edgar Lungu becomes the new and 6th President of Zambia.   show

  • Jan 27, 2015 Greece elects anti-austerity leftist leader Alexis Tsipras as the new Prime Minister.   show

  • Jan 23, 2015 Yemen in political turmoil: US-backed government collapsed under mounting pressure from invading Shia Houthi militants show

  • Jan 21, 2015 Chinese economy slowing down: growth rate drops to 7.4% in 2014, slowest since 1990. show

  • Jan 20, 2015 UN declares west African nation Mali 'free of Ebola' after no new infection cases were noticed for the last 42 days.

  • Jan 13, 2015 Justice SK Sinha becomes the first-ever Hindu (non-Muslim) Chief Justice of Bangladesh.     show

  • Jan 12, 2015 Croatia gets its first female President in right-wing 'Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic'.   show

  • Jan 09, 2015 Sri Lanka Presidential election: Incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa is defeated by his once closest ally and former health minister Maithripala Sirisena.   show

  • Jan 08, 2015 Palestine is going to become the 17th member of International Criminal Court (ICC) from April 1, 2015.   show

  • Jan 06, 2015 Habib Essid is nominated as the new Prime Minister of Tunisia.     show

  • Dec 31, 2014 Bangladesh to hang 1971 genocide perpetrator 'Azharul Islam'. - read more

  • Dec 27, 2014 Russia creates its own version of EU in 'Eurasian Economic Union' (EEU).   show

  • Dec 27, 2014 Trial is underway of the former first lady of the Ivory Coast 'Simone Gbagbo'.   show

  • Dec 24, 2014 Ukraine moves another step closer to NATO membership by voting out its non-aligned status in the parliament (called 'Rada').   show

  • Dec 23, 2014 Klaus Iohannis sworn in as the President of Romania. - read more

  • Dec 23, 2014 Beji Caid Essebsi is elected as the President of Tunisia - the birthplace of Arab Spring.   show

  • Dec 20, 2014 US Parliament (Congress) passes Ukraine Freedom Support Bill - to help the beleagured nation with military aid worth $350 million.   show

  • Dec 18, 2014 Colombia's FARC rebels declares indefinite ceasefire from December 20, 2014.   show

  • Dec 18, 2014 US and Cuba warm up to each other; to restore diplomatic ties after over 50 years.   show

  • Dec 17, 2014 132 School children massacred by Taliban (TTP) at Army Public School in Peshawar.   show

  • Dec 16, 2014 Haiti plunges into political crisis; PM Laurent Lamothe steps down following anti-government protests.   show

  • Dec 15, 2014 Japanese PM Shinzo Abe sweeps mid-term election with two-third majority.   show

  • Dec 13, 2014 Google to shut down its news linking services in Spain from December 16, 2014.   show

  • Dec 12, 2014 Mauritius parliamentary polls 2014: Anerood Jugnauth-led opposition alliance sweeps to victory.   show

  • Dec 11, 2014 Bhutan makes entry as the 181st member of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA).    show

  • Dec 10, 2014 Alisher Usmanov, richest man of Russia, is to return auctioned 'Nobel medal' to its original recipient James Watson.   show

  • Nov 18, 2014 Klaus Iohannis wins Romanian Presidential election; to be the first president with foreign (German) origin.    show

  • Nov 18, 2014 Michel Kafando is chosen as the Interim President of Burkina Faso till the national election scheduled in November 2015.   show

  • Nov 18, 2014 Turkey will play host to the next G20 summit (2015) while the 2016 Summit hosting rights goes to China.   show

  • Nov 13, 2014 The 25th ASEAN Summit kicks off at Nay Pyi Taw - the capital of Myanmar.    show

  • Nov 06, 2014 African Union (AU) threatens 'military government' of Burkina Faso with sanctions if the power is not handed to a civilian ruler within 2 weeks.   show

  • Oct 31, 2014 A low cost generic respiratory drug launched by Cipla. show

  • Oct 31, 2014 US fed tapering tapering to affect Indias capital flows. show

  • Oct 30, 2014 Malala yousafzai awarded the Worlds childrens prize. show

  • Oct 30, 2014 Seven new species of frogs found in western ghats and sri lanka. show

  • Oct 29, 2014 Softbank kick starts its plan, Snapdeal gets $627 million. show

  • Oct 29, 2014 Low intensity NILOFAR will hit gujrat on Saturday. show

  • Oct 22, 2014 Watergate-fame Washington Post editor 'Ben Bradlee' dies aged 93.   show

  • Oct 21, 2014 Nigeria, with no new Ebola case for 42 days, is declared "Ebola free" by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

  • Oct 20, 2014 Joko Widodo becomes the new President of Indonesia.

  • Oct 18, 2014 Nigeria inks ceasefire agreement with Islamic extremist Boko Haram; likely to get back all the abducted schoolgirls as part of the deal.   show

  • Oct 18, 2014 Meet the new non-permanent members of UN Security Council: Venezuela, Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand and Spain. - read more

  • Oct 15, 2014 Khaled Bahah becomes the new Prime Minister of Yemen.   show

  • Oct 13, 2014 Evo Morales romps to a third successive 4-year term as the President of Bolivia.   show

  • Oct 11, 2014 Apple is the most valuable brand in the world for the 2nd year running: Interbrand Best Global Brands annual report 2014   show

  • Oct 09, 2014 OECD declares 'Canberra' as the best place in the world to live.   show

  • Oct 07, 2014 Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta becomes first sitting head of state to attend hearing by International Criminal Court.   - read more

  • Oct 04, 2014 Sweden to become the first member of the European Union to recognise the state of Palestine.   show

  • Sep 30, 2014 Pro-democracy movement grips Hong-kong; Beijing tense. - read more

  • Sep 30, 2014 Spain’s constitutional court declares Catalonia's 'independence referendum' illegal.   - read more

  • Sep 24, 2014 UN climate summit 2014 begin in New York.   show

  • Sep 23, 2014 New Zealand may hold a referendum next year to change its flag.   - read more

  • Sep 23, 2014 Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar is appointed as the new chief of Pakistan's dreaded spy agency ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence). show

  • Sep 22, 2014 Yemen government inks peace pact with Houthi rebels.   show

  • Sep 20, 2014 Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle Corp, has quit as the CEO of the software giant after a 37-year long reign.  - read more

  • Sep 18, 2014 Voreqe Bainimarama, military leader of Fiji, is set to extend his grip over the country with imminent victory in general election.   show

  • Sep 17, 2014 Ukraine steps closer to the European Union's membership; ratifies political and trade agreement done with EU in parliament.   show

  • Sep 16, 2014 Microsoft acquires a Swedish video game maker 'Mojang' for close to $2.5 billion.    show

  • Sep 15, 2014 Sweden general election 2014: Social Democrats with their centre-left allies emerge as the largest coalition; puts the centre-right incumbents out of power.   show

  • Sep 12, 2014 46 percent of girls in South Asia are married off before 18: UNICEF   show

  • Sep 12, 2014 Fighting comes to a halt in eastern Ukraine with signing of ceasefire agreement with rebels at Minsk.   show

  • Sep 09, 2014 Haider Abadi, a Shi'ite Islamist, is to be the new Prime Minister of Iraq after the national parliament approved his appointment.   show

  • Sep 03, 2014 Lesotho lapse into political crisis; prime minister Tom Thabane overthrown by military.   show

  • Sep 03, 2014 Tripoli airport falls to Islamists; planes and surrounding buildings set ablaze   show

  • Sep 02, 2014 Pro-Russian rebels begins new major offencive; Ukrainian troops concedes Luhansk airport.   show

  • Sep 02, 2014 The 9th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) begins in Istanbul, Turkey.   show

  • Aug 29, 2014 Libyan PM Abdullah al-Thinni steps down with his entire cabinet; fresh election likely to follow.   show

  • Aug 27, 2014 Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko dissolves parliament; elections called on October 26th this year.   show

  • Aug 26, 2014 Ahmet Davutoglu becomes the new Prime Minister of Turkey.   show

  • Aug 22, 2014 Prayuth Chan-ocha, Army Chief of Thailand, takes over as the Prime Minister of the nation.   show

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