Category Archives: WORLD NEWS

9 killed in biggest Japan quake since 2011

Rescuers have been searching for anyone trapped under rubble after a powerful earthquake hit southern Japan. At least nine people died and more than 860 were injured, officials said, as…

India’s untold tragedy

More than 20,000 housewives took their lives in India in 2014. This was the year when 5,650 farmers killed themselves in the country. So the number of suicides by housewives…

Obama says Hillary’s emails did not jeopardize national security

During his first interview as president with Fox News Sunday, Barack Obama found himself in a very predictable situation—defending Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton amid her ongoing email controversy. More than…

Myanmar frees dozens of student activists

Dozens of student activists have been freed from prison in Myanmar, a day after Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to work to free all political prisoners. Cheers broke out as…

Myanmar political prisoners to be freed: Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi says her new government in Myanmar will work towards freeing all remaining political prisoners within the next two weeks. It is her first announcement in her…

‘disturbing rise’ in global executions

A surge in the number of executions recorded worldwide saw more people put to death last year than at any point since 1989, Amnesty International says. At least 1,634 people…

Cruz wins Wisconsin in blow to Trump

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has decisively won the Wisconsin primary, complicating front-runner Donald Trump’s path to the nomination. In the Democratic race, Bernie Sanders scored a strong victory over…

12 world leaders linked to Panama papers – and the allegations in full

Amid the millions of confidential documents leaked from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca are reference to some of the most powerful world leaders of the last 40 years and their relatives. According…

India cuts interest rates to five-year low

India’s central bank has cut its key interest rate for the first time this year. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced its repo rate to 6.5% from 6.75%, in…

Cameron under pressure over tax havens

David Cameron is coming under pressure to stop British overseas territories and Crown dependencies being used by the wealthy to reduce their tax bills. A massive data leak from Panama-based…