US home prices rise at slowest pace in 20 months

Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

WASHINGTON: U.S. home prices in July increased at the slowest pace in 20 months, reflecting sluggish sales and a greater supply of houses for sale.

Myanmar confirms controversial Rohingya plan at United Nations

Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

YANGON: Myanmar has confirmed to the United Nations it is finalising a plan that will offer minority Rohingya Muslims citizenship if they change their ethnicity to suggest Bangladeshi origin, a move rights groups say could force thousands into detention camps.

Ukrainians gear up for winter without Russian gas

Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

KIEV: For Alexei Polezhai, who sells water heaters and wood-burning stoves at his two shops in Kiev, sales this fall have been remarkably good considering the dramatic collapse in the rest of the Ukrainian economy this year.

Microsoft to tap USD2-trillion Indian cloud market

Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

NEW DELHI: Microsoft announced plans today to offer its commercial cloud services from Indian data centres as it seeks to tap what it calls a $2-trillion market in the country where Internet use is growing rapidly.

US cop indicted in shooting shrouded in mystery

Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

NORTH AUGUSTA: Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back 68-year-old African-American with some distinct habits, including ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over.

Nepal football chief accused of embezzlement

Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

KATMANDU: Nepal’s powerful parliamentary committee accused the long-time chief of the national football association of embezzling millions and ordered government agencies to investigate, file a case in court, and suspend him.

Gay couple flees Azerbaijan after death threats

Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

BAKU: A gay couple fled Azerbaijan after reports of their engagement sparked abuse and death threats in the tightly-controlled ex-Soviet country, one of the men said today.

Police say missing British schoolgirl could beheaded to Syria

Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

LONDON: A British schoolgirl who has been missing for nearly a week could be on her way to join Islamist fighters in Syria after being radicalised, police said today.

Viagra ads target women for 1st time

Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

TRENTON: The maker of the world’s top-selling erectile dysfunction drug today will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial in America that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.

Forensic evidence links 2 missing person cases

Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

RICHMOND: They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus.