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Ghost schools a window into China's one-child policy future Ghost schools a window into China's one-child policy future

RUDONG: Rusty padlocks seal empty classrooms and blank graduation certificates litter a dusty, silent…


Death toll from Indonesia military plane crash rises to 141: police Death toll from Indonesia military plane crash rises to 141: police

Medan: The death toll from the crash of an Indonesian air force transport plane in the city of Medan…


English rose thought to be extinct found growing in a hedge in Gloucestershire English rose thought to be extinct found growing in a hedge in Gloucestershire

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1 in 3 Americans Owns a Gun 1 in 3 Americans Owns a Gun

Nearly one in three adults in the United States owns at least one gun, according to a new study.  …


Police may approach court seeking lie detector test on Shashi Tharoor Police may approach court seeking lie detector test on Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi: Investigators probing the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar may move a local court seeking…


113  people feared dead: air force 113 people feared dead: air force

MEDAN, Indonesia:  All 113 on board an Indonesian air force transport plane that crashed Tuesday…


Makkah motorbike fares cost more than plane tickets Makkah motorbike fares cost more than plane tickets

JEDDAH: Motorbikes are among the most important means of transportation in Makkah during Ramadan because…


Daesh beheads women civilians for first time in Syria: monitor Daesh beheads women civilians for first time in Syria: monitor

BEIRUT: The hard-line Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria, the first time it has decapitated…


5,000 cameras protect Grand Mosque 5,000 cameras protect Grand Mosque

?JEDDAH: The government has installed 5,000 high-definition cameras on all floors and courtyards of…


King Salman is ‘Islamic Personality of the Year’ King Salman is ‘Islamic Personality of the Year’

JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has been awarded a top international prize for…


Israel plans fence for part of Jordan border Israel plans fence for part of Jordan border

TEL AVIV: Israel has built fences on its frontiers with Lebanon, Syria and Egypt. It has constructed…


Eurozone in panic as Athens teeters on brink of default Eurozone in panic as Athens teeters on brink of default

Athens:  Greece was teetering on the brink of a default that could see it crash out of the euro…


Greece debt crisis: Defiant Tsipras seeks referendum backing
Greece debt crisis: Defiant Tsipras seeks referendum backing

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has urged voters to reject creditors' demands in a snap referendum on Greece's…


Japan bullet train 'self-immolation' fire kills two Japan bullet train 'self-immolation' fire kills two

Two people are dead after one of them set himself on fire on board a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train,…


Californians struggle for 'normal life', without water Californians struggle for 'normal life', without water

Los Angeles:  A washing machine stands in the middle of Maria Jimenez's California yard, like…

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