Pope meets Muslim World League chief

Vatican City , Sep 20

Pope Francis on Wednesday held an audience with the Muslim World League's secretary general, Mohammed Abdul Karim al-Issa, the Vatican said in a statement, without elaborating on the content of the meeting.

Sushma met Brazilian, Saudi Arabian counterparts at UNGA

New York , Sep 20

Continuing with her hectic diplomatic engagements, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday held bilateral meetings with her counterparts from three countries, including Brazil and Saudi Arabia, on the sidleines of the UN General Assembly Session here.

All Indians in quake-hit Mexico safe

New Delhi , Sep 20

All Indians in Mexico, which was hit by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday are safe, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed on Wednesday evening. The massive temblor claimed 217 lives.

225 killed in massive Mexico earthquake, rescue efforts on

Mexico City , Sep 20

Thousands of emergency crews and volunteers raced against time in search of survivors on Wednesday after a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico, killing at least 225 people, leaving many trapped under collapsed buildings and forcing people on to the streets for a second time in two weeks.

African asylum-seeker held for attempted rape

Milan , Sep 20

Police in Bergamo on Wednesday arrested a 20-year-old migrant from Sierra Leone on suspicion of trying to rape a cultural mediator at an asylum centre in the northern Italian city.

India has to compete with China, not doing that well: Rahul

Princeton (New Jersey) , Sep 20

India has to basically compete with China and it is not doing as well, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said and noted that the performance of the two large and populous Asian countries will fundamentally reshape the world.

Indian, Chinese tech firms explore tie-ups

New Delhi , Sep 20

Leading Indian software firms like Infosys, Wipro and Cognizant on Wednesday interacted with Chinese hardware firms to forge partnerships for collaborations in the seaport city of Dalian, according to a Nasscom statement.