Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart had a "casual meeting" on Monday on the sidelines of the climate summit in Paris, warmly shaking hands before sitting down for a brief two-minute chat, amidst a chill in the bilateral ties.
November 30, 2015 11:10pm
He's a global pinup who fills stadiums and thrills fans. And now Pope Francis has released what is, essentially, a rock album. He doesn't sing, but the pontiff has given his voice to an album of spiritual spoken-word Euro-rock.
November 30, 2015 11:03pm
The alliance of 122 countries lying between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn has been formed to collectively harness the power of the sun. India has pledged $30 million for the initiative and has decided to host the ISA in the premises of its National Institute of Solar Energy, based in Gurgaon.
November 30, 2015 10:50pm
Severe shortages of food and vaccines due to border protests have left millions of children in quake-hit Nepal at risk of disease or death this winter, UNICEF said today.
November 30, 2015 10:44pm
Russian sanctions could add at least $5 billion to Turkey's current account deficit next year, economists said on Monday, complicating Ankara's drive to tackle the country's deficit as part of its new economic platform.
November 30, 2015 10:37pm
President Barack Obama told world leaders who gathered northeast of Paris on Monday for a climate conference that the United States is at least partly to blame for the life-threatening damage that environmental change has wrought, and he urged world leaders to join him in fixing the problem.
November 30, 2015 10:06pm
The Islamic State militant group executed 18 Syrian soldiers in the country's ancient city of Palmyra, reported a monitor group on Monday.
November 30, 2015 10:05pm
Boko Haram activists raided a border village in Niger, killing four people and torching some 50 homes, a local official said today.
November 30, 2015 10:00pm
Two French men arrested attempting to join Islamic State fighters in Libya via neighbouring Tunisia are now being held in Paris.
November 30, 2015 9:38pm
Obama told Putin he believes Assad must leave power as part of a that transition, and both leaders said their foreign ministers will continue to work on the diplomatic process, the official added.
November 30, 2015 8:54pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the Conference of Parties (CoP) 21 climate summit that started in Paris on Monday. While Modi pledged to ensure development would be coupled with environmental protection, Obama said India had to be able to grow and fight poverty.
November 30, 2015 8:51pm
Two-thirds of Americans support the United States joining a binding international agreement to curb growth of greenhouse gas emissions, but a slim majority of Republicans remain opposed, a New York Times/CBS News poll found.
November 30, 2015 8:43pm
The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in China has hit 5,75,000 by the end of October, with 1,77,000 deaths, a Chinese health agency said ahead of the World AIDS day.
November 30, 2015 8:16pm
US President Barack Obama, in his speech to more than 150 world leaders, saluted Paris and its people for "insisting this crucial conference go on" just two weeks after attacks that killed 130 in the French capital.
November 30, 2015 8:16pm
Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are now at their highest concentrations for more than 800,000 years
November 30, 2015 7:21pm
Beijing suffered its worst air pollution of the year on Monday, with monitoring sites throughout the city reporting extremely hazardous levels of pollutants.
November 30, 2015 7:01pm
A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced 11 people to death for the murder of a leader of Jubo League, the youth front of the ruling Awami League.
November 30, 2015 6:55pm
US President Barack Obama said that the climate pact was an 'act of defiance' and said that his country will work strongly to counter the threats of both climate change and terrorism. He said US stands by France and the rest of the world in the bid to counter the two threats.
November 30, 2015 6:31pm