DHAKA, Sept 4, 2016, Sept 4: Bangladesh hanged a wealthy tycoon and top financial backer of its largest Islamist party late Saturday for war crimes, dealing a massive blow to the group's ambitions in the Muslim-majority nation.

Five things to know about the G20 summit in Hangzhou

Published On: September 4, 2016 08:39 AM NPT By: Agence France-Presse

HANGZHOU, China, Sept 4: The Group of 20 summit opens Sunday in the scenic city of Hangzhou, providing China's image-sensitive rulers an opportunity to showcase the country's emergence as a global powerhouse.

Voting gets underway in Hong Kong's crucial election

Published On: September 4, 2016 07:52 AM NPT By: Associated Press

HONG KONG, Sept 4: Hong Kongers headed to the polls Sunday for the specially administered Chinese city's most crucial election since the handover from Britain in 1997.

Bomb blast hits train in southern Thailand, killing 1

Published On: September 3, 2016 06:43 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BANGKOK, Sept 3: Police say a bomb has exploded and hit a train in southern Thailand, killing one railroad worker and injuring another.

HANGZHOU, China, Sept 3: Setting aside their cyber and maritime disputes, President Barack Obama and China's President Xi Jinping on Saturday sealed their nations' participation in last year's Paris climate change agreement. They hailed their new era of climate cooperation as the best chance for saving the planet.

Earthquake shakes swath of Midwest from Nebraska to Texas

Published On: September 3, 2016 06:05 PM NPT By: Associated Press

CHICAGO, Sept 3: An earthquake has rattled a swath of the Great Plains, from Kansas City, Missouri, to central Oklahoma.

GENEVA, Sept 3: With war trumping peace efforts in recent weeks in Syria, U.N.-mediated talks sputtered over another missed deadline to resume this past week.

Being lazy may be sign of high intelligence: Study

Published On: September 3, 2016 03:36 PM NPT By: PTI

WASHINGTON, Sept 3: People who are lazy spend more time engaged in thought, leading them to be more intelligent than their active counterparts, a new study suggests.

University welcomes 12-year-old college freshman

Published On: September 3, 2016 03:28 PM NPT By: Agencies

When he was 2, Jeremy Shuler was reading books in English and Korean. At 6, he was studying calculus. Now, at an age when most kids are attending middle school, the exuberant 12-year-old is a freshman at Cornell University, the youngest the Ivy League school has on record.

Arriving in China, Obama promotes climate legacy

Published On: September 3, 2016 02:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

HANGZHOU, China, Sept 3: Launching his final tour through Asia, President Barack Obama arrived in China on Saturday planning to spotlight U.S.-Chinese cooperation on climate change. The emerging partnership between the two biggest carbon emitters is a bright spot of Obama's uneven eight-year project to reshape U.S. relations in Asia.