Articles By Amrutha Gayathri
A second power outage hit the Indian capital New Delhi Tuesday at 1.05 p.m. local time, just as the city was recovering from a blackout following the collapse of the northern power grid Monday.
A U.N. team will visit North Korea from Tuesday to assess the damage from recent floods caused by a heavy downpour that has left 88 people dead and 63,000 displaced.
The Indian activist Anna Hazare began his fifth hunger strike in 16 months on Sunday to pressurize the government to set up an anti-graft agency and tougher laws to abate the unbridled corruption in India.
A major power outage caused a blackout in Northern India, the worst since 2001, and severely hit normal life in eight states since late Sunday night, following the collapse of the northern power grid.
Tanks and helicopters pounded a rebel stronghold in the Syrian city of Aleppo Saturday, signaling the start of a government offensive, as the opposition and international envoy Kofi Annan warned the international community of dire consequences.
China won four gold medals on the first day of the Olympics and set a new world record in the women's 400 meter medley.
Ethnic violence in India's northeastern state of Assam, which has left 58 dead and 200,000 displaced so far, was a tragedy waiting to happen, affected by the influx of immigrants who mostly came from the former East Pakistan before it became Bangladesh in 1971.
Storms hit the U.S. Northeast, leaving at least one person dead and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of residents. More than 900 flights were canceled.
Amid reports that Islamic fundamentalists are trying to hijack the Syrian revolution, which have raised concerns among U.S. intelligence and Iraqi officials, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov slammed Washington's position over the Damascus bombing that killed several top Syrian officials, as "a direct whitewashing of terrorism.
Even as London gears up to host the Olympics with the biggest peacetime security operation underway since World War II, security measures at the Manchester airport, about 190 miles from London, came under scrutiny following reports that an 11-year-old boy boarded a plane from Manchester to Rome without a passport, ticket or boarding pass.