International News Headlines

Mullah Omar dead, says Afghanistan; Taliban denies

Kabul , July 29

Reclusive, one-eyed Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead, an Afghan official said. The Taliban promptly denied it.

New Zealand identifies nine Indian-origin witch doctors

Wellington , July 29

The Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has identified nine Indian-origin "witch doctors" on the run after it came to light that they had duped vulnerable people, a media report said on Wednesday.

Increasing coffee intake bad for your brain

London , July 29

While drinking your daily cup of coffee can help you stay sharp, modifying your habit by increasing coffee consumption over time may increase risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia, says new research.

China stocks rebound

Beijing , July 29

Chinese shares rose on Wednesday as regulators promised ongoing support for the market following two days of sharp drops.

Prone to cheating? Blame your hormones

New York , July 29

People with higher levels of the reproductive hormone testosterone and the stress hormone cortisol are more likely to repeatedly engage in cheating and other unethical behaviour, a new study suggests.

Amazon unveils drone traffic control system at NASA centre

Washington , July 29

While the world is looking to deploy drones for delivering groceries to hot piping pizzas, several giants like Amazon and Google are busy developing a drone traffic control system to tackle a scenario when these unmanned aerial vehicles will swarm the skies.

IS planning to attack India: Report

Washington , July 29

Terror outfit IS is preparing to attack India to provoke a confrontation with the US, the US media reported on Wednesday citing an internal recruitment document of the group.

Alstom signs train deal with Algeria

Paris , July 29

French transport facility manufacturer Alstom on Wednesday announced a business deal worth 200 million euros ($222 million) to supply 17 Coradia Polyvalent inter-city trains to Algeria.

Head of Brazilian state nuclear company arrested

Rio De Janeiro , July 29

The Brazilian police arrested the president of state nuclear company Eletronuclear, as part of an investigation linked to a sprawling inquiry into corrupt dealings at state-owned oil company Petrobras.

UV light can make fruits germ-free

New York , July 29

Ultraviolet C (UVC) light can kill food borne pathogens on the surface of certain fruits, a study led by an Indian-origin scientist at Washington State University shows.