Monday, August 17, 2015
Amid a broad economic slowdown, the Cabinet has decided that soldiers, civil servants and public school teachers will not receive a raise in 2016, a decision that has been approved by the president.
A suicide attacker on Sunday killed a Pakistani provincial minister who had campaigned against militants and at least 10 other people, after detonating a bomb at a meeting the minister was attending.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
TIANJIN, China -- Authorities pulled more bodies from a massive blast site in the Chinese port of Tianjin, pushing the death toll to 112 on Sunday as teams scrambled to clear dangerous chemical contamination.
LONDON - The world athletics governing body blocked the publication of a report that showed as many as a third of the world's top athletes admitted using banned performance-enhancing techniques, The Sunday Times reported.
WASHINGTON - The US National Security Agency has used a unique, decades-old partnership with AT&T to snoop on Internet usage, according to newly disclosed documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
Two tropical storms named Goni and Atsani formed yesterday. The former is moving toward the Ryukyu Islands and its impact on Taiwan may be felt starting next Friday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Residents around the site of giant explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin were evacuated over fears of toxic contamination, the official Xinhua news agency said Saturday, as the death toll rose to 85.
A jubilant flag-raising at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana is giving way to serious talk about the road ahead in improving relations between the United States and Cuba.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi set a 1,000-day deadline Saturday for every village in India to get electricity as he emphasised his commitment towards combating poverty.