LYON, Sept 2 : Driverless minibuses will begin taking passengers in the eastern French city of Lyon at the weekend in a year-long experiment that officials are calling a "world first".

President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan dies at age 78

Published On: September 3, 2016 10:34 AM NPT By: Associated Press

MOSCOW, Sept 3: Islam Karimov, who crushed all opposition in the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan as its only president in a quarter-century of independence from the Soviet Union, has died of a stroke at age 78, the Uzbek government announced Friday.

Hermine hits Florida coast as first hurricane in a decade

Published On: September 2, 2016 11:54 AM NPT By: Associated Press

CARRABELLE, Sept 2: Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida's Big Bend area early Friday as the first hurricane to hit the state in more than a decade.

WELLINGTON, Sept 2: A strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake rattled the coast ofNew Zealand's North Island on Friday morning, triggering a small tsunami and shaking items from shelves but not causing any major damage or injuries.

Explosion rocks SpaceX launch site in Florida during test

Published On: September 1, 2016 07:53 PM NPT By: Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 1: An explosion rocked a SpaceX launch site Thursday during a routine rocket test.

Teen dies after girlfriend gives him a hickey

Published On: September 1, 2016 06:10 PM NPT By: Agencies

A teen has died after a hickey from his girlfriend caused a blood clot that quickly led to a stroke.

Brazil's Michel Temer inherits presidency on shaky ground

Published On: September 1, 2016 12:28 PM NPT By: Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 1:  The permanent ouster of deeply unpopular President Dilma Rousseff byBrazil's Senate means that a man who is arguably just as unpopular is now faced with trying to ease the wounds of a divided nation mired in recession.

First US commercial flight in 5 decades lands in Cuba

Published On: August 31, 2016 09:29 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Cuba, Aug 31: The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War.

Frankfurt airport terminal reopens after security scare

Published On: August 31, 2016 04:51 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BERLIN, Aug 31: Authorities say Frankfurt airport is fully reopened after a portion of Terminal 1 was evacuated when a person entered a secure area without undergoing required searches.

SRINAGAR, India, Aug 31: Protests against Indian rule erupted at many places in Kashmir on Wednesday after authorities lifted a curfew throughout the disputed Himalayan region for the first time in 54 days. A young man was killed and several others were injured in clashes between rock-throwing protesters and government forces.