Mar 17, 2016

Two jets evacuated in bomb scares at New Delhi airport

Security personnel evacuated two aircraft at New Delhi’s international airport Thursday after receiving an anonymous phone call of explosives being placed on the planes in a third such scare affecting Indian airlines in less than 24 hours. It was not immediately known if any ...

Mother Teresa set to get Vatican's nod for sainthood

Mar 15, 2016

Mother Teresa set to get Vatican's nod for sainthood

The Vatican committee that approves elevations to sainthood will meet Tuesday to consider a recommendation that Mother Teresa of Calcutta becomes Saint Teresa, the Holy See announced on Monday. With the long-awaited decision seen as a formality, Pope Francis is expected to sign a ...

Mar 13, 2016

India's hardline Hindus agree to abandon trademark shorts

A hardline Indian Hindu movement announced Sunday it is abandoning its trademark khaki shorts to try to modernize the dress code, 91 years after adopting the austere military-style uniform. Foot soldiers of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are often seen after dawn across India ...

Mar 3, 2016

Global media react to prospects of Trump presidency

Following Donald Trump’s breathtaking string of Super Tuesday victories, politicians, editorial writers and ordinary people worldwide were coming to grips Wednesday with the growing possibility the brash New York billionaire might become America’s next president — a thought that aroused widespread befuddlement and a ...

Feb 28, 2016

Indian man kills 14 family members with knife, then commits suicide

A 35-year-old man killed 14 members of his family, including six children, with a butcher’s knife before committing suicide in India, with police baffled Sunday about a motive for the attack. The grisly murders occurred after Hasnin Anwar Warekar and his extended family gathered ...