NEW DELHI: NASA on Wednesday said it was unlikely a meteorite was responsible for killing a man at a college campus in India last week, as local scientists continued to examine the mysterious object recovered from the scene.
SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter revamped its timeline Wednesday, allowing the “best” tweets to rise to the top, despite warnings of a revolt from members loyal to the real-time flow of the messaging platform.
LAHORE, Pakistan: A Pakistani court is set on Thursday to hear a petition asking Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II to return the Koh-i-Noor diamond more than 150 years after it was taken from Lahore by colonial forces.
PARIS: French authorities have rescued seven spelunkers who had been trapped overnight in a cave in the Pyrenees region.
WEST BENGAL: A wild elephant went on a rampage in a village in India’s eastern West Bengal state on Wednesday, damaging around 100 structures, villagers said.
TOKYO: Japan announced fresh sanctions against North Korea on Wednesday for its latest rocket launch, including a total ban on shipping from the country and barring Pyongyang’s nationals from entering.
JAKARTA, Indonesia: An Indonesian air force plane crashed into a house on the country’s main island of Java on Wednesday, killing the pilot and two people in the house, a senior official said.
LONDON: Thousands of junior doctors began a second strike at English hospitals on Wednesday against proposed new working conditions and pay rates.
ISLAMABAD: At least 10 people including four kids were killed and 20 others injured when a liquid petroleum gas tanker exploded after colliding with a car in Pakistan’s east Sheikhupura district on Wednesday morning, reports China’s Xinhua news agency citing local media.
NEW DELHI: Police in northern India will soon use slingshots loaded with chilli powder and marbles to tackle unruly protesters in the world’s largest democracy, an inspector said on Wednesday.
MANCHESTER: Donald Trump served notice on Tuesday to those who have refused to take his 2016 White House campaign seriously: The celebrity real-estate developer and former reality show host is no joke.
BANGKOK: Thai police rounded up six foreigners allegedly behind one of the country’s biggest and best counterfeit passport operations, officers said Wednesday, in a country where a flourishing fake document industry has long fuelled traffickers and other criminal gangs.
CONCORD: In a school gymnasium in Concord, jubilant volunteers for Bernie Sanders could not contain their excitement over his double-digit victory in the New Hampshire primary – and the tough battle ahead with Hillary Clinton.
JAKARTA: An Indonesian air force plane has crashed into a house on the country’s main island of Java, killing both people on board and critically injuring a woman in the home.
MEXICO CITY: An Indian-American actor and designer who was turned away from an airline flight after refusing to remove his Sikh turban during a security check said he’s “thrilled” that Aeromexico is vowing to overhaul its screening protocols.
BEIJING: China has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus in a man who had recently travelled to South America, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
NAYPYIDAW: At least four Myanmar military personnel were feared dead after a small air force propeller plane crashed shortly after take off in the capital Naypyidaw Wednesday, official sources said.
WASHINGTON: The US Defense Department’s fiscal year 2017 budget requests US$145.8 million in support for Israel, including Iron Dome and other cooperative defense programs, according to Pentagon documents released Tuesday.
MANILA: A high-ranking leader of the militant Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) was arrested and his escort was killed in a law enforcement operation in southern Philippine city of Cotabato late on Tuesday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported military as saying on Wednesday.
PLAYA SAN DIEGO: With larva-chomping fish and genetically modified insects, Latin Americans are deploying legions of little helpers to destroy mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus in the world’s latest mass health scare.
MANCHESTER: Political novice Donald Trump and self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primaries Tuesday, US media projected, turning the American political establishment on its head early in the long nominations battle.
SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday said that the government was failing to meet a number of goals aimed at improving the lot of its embattled aboriginal population as he released its tenth annual report card on indigenous issues.
SANTIAGO: A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck on Chile's coast north of Santiago, the US Geological Survey reported Tuesday, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
MOSCOW: Moscow city authorities early Tuesday bulldozed some 100 buildings housing small shops and cafes which they said violated municipal law, putting thousands of people out of work.
ISLAMABAD: Two Pakistani army pilots were killed on Tuesday after their plane crashed during a training flight, the military said.
LONDON: British police say a man has died after being found on fire outside Kensington Palace, the London home of Prince William and his wife Kate.
LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron’s mother has signed a petition against spending cuts that would affect children in the region he represents in parliament, a report said Tuesday.
TOKYO: Minutes after North Korea launched its rocket, South Korea’s navy detected a rain of fragments falling into the sea and then a sooner-than-expected disappearance of the rocket from their radar, suggesting a possible failure. News outlets working in real time jumped on the idea.
BEIRUT: A suicide car bombing killed nine people Tuesday at a police officer’s club in the Syrian capital, a monitor said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.
TAINAN, Taiwan: The developer of a 16-storey Taiwan apartment complex that collapsed during a quake was taken in for questioning on Tuesday as rescuers deployed heavy machinery to find 100 people still feared trapped in the rubble.
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