New Zealand to open embassy in Iraq (11 minutes ago)
Wellington, May 28 (IANS) New Zealand will open an embassy in Iraq next week, with the new ambassador to provide diplomatic support to troops training the Iraqi army.
Brazil ready to collaborate over FIFA graft probe: Rousseff (08:39)
Rio de Janerio, May 28 (IANS) Brazil President Dilma Rousseff said her country was ready to collaborate with the Swiss and US authorities over their probe into football corruption.
Jain sage booked for obscenity in Goa (08:19)
Panaji, May 28 (IANS) A trial court has ordered Goa Police to file a First Information Report (FIR) against a Jain sage for roaming naked around Margao town last month.
I'm lucky to have good genes: Eva Longoria (08:03)
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria feels "lucky" to have inherited olive skin and a flawless complexion which has kept her looking youthful.
UN concerned over reports of mass displacement in Sudan (07:59)
United Nations, May 28 (IANS) The UN humanitarian coordinator in Sudan, Geert Cappelaere, has expressed concern over reports of large-scale displacement, including possible forced relocations in the country.
British man jailed for attempting to join IS (07:53)
London, May 28 (IANS) A young British Muslim was sentenced six years' imprisonment by a court for trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State, local media reported.
AU calls on firm actions to prevent migration tragedies (07:45)
Addis Ababa, May 28 (IANS) The African Union (AU) has called on its member states to make their countries attractive and safer to discourage citizens making perilous journeys on migration in search of better lives.
Obama will not seek Supreme Court protection on immigration measures (07:41)
Washington, May 28 (IANS) The US administration will not seek Supreme Court protection to carry out President Barack Obama's immigration measures designed to normalise the status of five million undocumented foreigners, which he announced six months ago but the implementation of which a court temporarily put on hold.
Saudi-led coalition airstrikes kill 40 in barracks in Sanaa (07:33)
Sanaa, May 28 (IANS) At least 40 people died and hundreds were injured in six airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition against Special Security Forces barracks, controlled by Houthi rebels, in the center of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.
Spanish football Sevilla lifts the Europa League trophy (07:33)
Warsaw, May 28 (IANS) In a thrilling final match played at the Polish capital, Spanish football team, Sevilla defeated Ukrainian Dnipro Dniprotrovsk by 3 goals to 2.
Death toll from Mexico tornado rises to 14 (07:25)
Mexico City, May 28 (IANS) The death toll from the tornado that hit the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Acuña earlier this week has risen to 14, emergency management officials said.
China hand in hand with Arab world to push Silk Road initiative (07:13)
Beirut, May 28 (IANS) The Sixth Session of the Arab-Chinese Businessmen Conference concluded here, stressing the commitment to the Silk Road initiative and pledging to expand the areas of cooperation.
Naomi Campbell charged guests to attend b?day bash (06:57)
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Model Naomi Campbell reportedly made some guests, who attended her 45th birthday party, make a donation to her charity for the privilege of getting on the guest list.
Girls Aloud wouldn't let me dress them: Henry Holland (05:23)
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Fashion designer Henry Holland says members of band Girls Aloud refused to let him dress them when he was an aspiring stylist.
Taylor Swift in Forbes Power Women List (04:17)
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift has made it on the Forbes Power Women List for first time this year, being placed at number 65 for her career achievements and charity work.
US urges Ukraine to fight corruption amid crisis (03:33)
Washington, May 28 (IANS) US Vice President Joe Biden has called on Ukraine to implement laws to fight corruption and push forward political reforms amid the current crisis.
'Irish vote for gay marriage a defeat for humanity' (03:23)
Vatican City, May 28 (IANS) Last weekend's referendum vote in Ireland to approve same-sex marriage was "a defeat for humanity," the Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, said.
Israel appeals world to oversee Gaza rehabilitation (03:09)
Jerusalem, May 28 (IANS) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin called upon the international community to establish a body to oversee rehabilitation in the Gaza Strip.
US not considering extending Iran n-talks (02:51)
Washington, May 28 (IANS) The US said that it is not contemplating an extension of Iran nuclear talks beyond the June 30 deadline.
Bieber has 'coolest' relationship with god (02:43)
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Justin Bieber’s "relationship with god has been the coolest thing" despite the singer claiming that he is "not religious".
Saudi Arabia adds two Hezbollah leaders on terrorist list (02:38)
Riyadh, May 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has added two Hezbollah leaders, Khalil Harb and Muhammad Qabalan, in its terrorist list, Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.
US military accidentally sends live Anthrax to lab (02:19)
Washington, May 28 (IANS) The US military has accidentally sent live Anthrax to a private lab in Maryland, US media reported.
UAE drops in IMD global competitiveness rankings (02:07)
Dubai, May 28 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates has fallen to the 12th rank in the annual global competitiveness report by the Swiss-based executive business school IMD over the lower scores in the business factor.
Khamenei backs Iran nuclear team against parliament critics (01:47)
Tehran, May 28 (IANS) Iranian officials must stand firm on the country's stance during nuclear negotiations with the P5+1 countries to secure the nation's interests, Iranian supream leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said.
Ricky Martin believes in `connect? before marriage (01:37)
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Singer Ricky Martin believes in the institution of marriage, but says feels it is first important to share a deeper connect with the person one decides to settle down with.