Hurricane's blow was less than feared; 'We are blessed'

Published On: October 9, 2016 08:43 AM NPT By: Associated Press

CHARLESTON, Oct 9: A weakening Hurricane Matthew lashed Georgia and the Carolinas on Saturday in what appeared to be the last leg of its march up the East Coast, leaving in its wake millions of Americans relieved that one of the most fearsome storms on record in the U.S. wasn't that bad after all.

Bomb hits train in southwestern Pakistan, killing 6 people

Published On: October 7, 2016 04:59 PM NPT By: Agencies

QUETTA, Pakistan, Oct 7: A powerful bomb exploded on a passenger train in southwest Pakistan on Friday, killing six people and wounding 19, officials said.

Jamaica's government has discontinued a hurricane warning and replaced it with a tropical storm warning as Hurricane Matthew's center tracks closer to Haiti.

Indonesian police have arrested a man who they say has confessed to broadcasting a pornographic film onto a large electronic billboard on a busy road in Jakarta.

ISLAMABAD, Oct 6: Pakistan's media regulator has launched a crackdown on companies airing Indian television channels and content, officials said on Thursday, after an escalation of violence in the disputed Kashmir region between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Typhoon kills 7 people in southeastern South Korea

Published On: October 6, 2016 04:12 PM NPT By: Associated Press

South Korea, Oct 6: A typhoon that battered South Korea this week killed seven people and left three others missing, the country's safety agency said Thursday.

BEIRUT, Oct 6: Syrian opposition activists say an explosion in a village in northwestern Syria near the border with Turkey has killed at least 16 people.

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 6:  Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres, who is virtually certain to be the next U.N. secretary-general, says he wants to be "an honest broker, a bridge-builder and someone who tries to create conditions for consensus."

Indian army says it killed 3 suspected rebels in Kashmir

Published On: October 6, 2016 11:24 AM NPT By: Associated Press

SRINAGAR, India, Oct 6: The Indian army says soldiers foiled an attack on an army camp and killed three suspected rebels in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

3 awarded Nobel chemistry prize for 'molecular machines'

Published On: October 5, 2016 03:33 PM NPT By: Associated Press

STOCKHOLM, Oct 5: Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa have won this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing molecular machines.