Sri Lankan President links EU decisions to opposition 'conspiracies'

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has charged that the recent decisions taken by the European Union are a result of the attempts by the opposition parties to oust him.

Two European climbers killed in Himalayan avalanche

An avalanche in the Himalayas has swept away a mountaineering team attempting to summit the world`s fourteenth-highest peak, killing two Europeans and injuring another climber, a Nepalese official said Saturday.

No Indian university on top 200 list

Not a single Indian higher education institution has made it to the top 200 of the QS World University Rankings, which were released on Tuesday morning.

Poverty, child, maternal deaths high in India: U.N. report

India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths, according to a United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) that said while several key global targets have been met, more sustained effort is needed to cover disparities by the 2015 deadline.