China takes global lead in clean energy

Published On: January 7, 2017 01:29 PM NPT By: Agencies

China’s overseas investment in renewable energy projects jumped last year by 60 percent to a record $32 billion, marking its leadership in the global market for clean energy, a report said on Friday.

Huge Antarctic ice block set to break off

Published On: January 7, 2017 01:20 PM NPT By: Agencies

A massive ice block nearly 100 times the area of Manhattan is poised to break off Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf, scientists reported Friday.

WASHINGTON, Jan 7: First lady Michelle Obama made an impassioned case for embracing diversity and welcoming all religious groups on Friday in a not-so-veiled message to her husband's successor two weeks ahead of Inauguration Day.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla, Jan 7: An Army veteran who complained that the government was controlling his mind drew a gun from his checked luggage on arrival at the Fort Lauderdale airport and opened fire in the baggage claim area Friday, killing five people and wounding eight, authorities said.

U.S. envoys appointed by Obama asked to quit by Inauguration Day

Published On: January 6, 2017 04:53 PM NPT By: Reuters

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has issued a blanket mandate requiring politically appointed ambassadors installed by President Barack Obama to leave their posts by Inauguration Day, the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand said on Friday.

Elite Iraqi troops advanced against Islamic State militants in eastern Mosul in their first night-time raid in the city, a spokesman said on Friday, in a U.S.-backed operation which officials say is gaining momentum.

World’s safest airlines for travel in 2017

Published On: January 6, 2017 04:25 PM NPT By: Agencies

Australian airline Qantas has been named the safest airline in the world for the fourth successive year.

Train crushes rickshaw, kills 7 students in Pakistan

Published On: January 6, 2017 01:03 PM NPT By: Republica

MULTAN, Pakistan, Jan 6: Police say a train has crushed two motorized rickshaws on an ungated crossing, killing seven schoolchildren in central Pakistan.

Mexico gas protests, looting leave 2 dead, 700 arrested

Published On: January 6, 2017 11:12 AM NPT By: Associated Press

MEXICO CITY, Jan 6: Anger over gasoline prices hikes in Mexico fueled more protests and looting Thursday, and officials said the unrest had resulted in the death of a policeman and a bystander, the ransacking of 300 stores and arrests of over 700 people.

WASHINGTON, Jan 5: Senior U.S. intelligence officials will testify in Congress on Thursday on Russia's alleged cyber attacks during the 2016 election campaign, even as President-elect Donald Trump casts doubt on intelligence agencies' findings that Moscow orchestrated the hacks.