Thousands take holy dip on 'Somvati Amavasya'

Dehradun , Dec 18

Braving icy winds and cold weather, thousands of devotees on Monday took a holy dip in the Ganga at various places in the hill state of Uttarakhand on the occasion of 'Somvati Amavasya'.

Dog survives US plane crash

Washington , Dec 18

A dog survived a plane crash in the US state of Indiana while three passengers and another dog were killed, authorities said.

Explore options to slow down ageing

New Delhi , Dec 18

Don't be paranoid if you see your skin ageing. There are a number of solutions -- be it by using natural ingredients like jojoba rich in vitamin E and vitamin C, or by exploring skin resurfacing solutions, suggest experts.

9 dead in attack on church in Pakistan, IS claims responsibility

Islamabad , Dec 17

At least nine people have been killed, including two of the attackers, and another 30 injured after four armed insurgents attacked a Methodist church on Sunday in Quetta in Pakistan. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.

US wartime aviator's family donates Mao's gift to China

Kunming , Dec 17

Sons of a US aviator who helped China fight against Japanese invaders during WWII have donated two blankets, which were gifted to him by Mao Zedong, to a memorial hall in southwest China's Yunnan Province.

40 more Rohingya villages burnt in Myanmar: Report

Nay Pyi Taw , Dec 18

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday reported the burning of 40 additional Rohingya villages in Myanmar in a military campaign, which has led more than 655,000 people of this Muslim minority community to flee to Bangladesh.

Power outage paralyses world's busiest Hartsfield-Jackson airport in US

Washington , Dec 18

A power failure at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, has crippled air traffic, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,150 departing or arriving flights and stranding thousands of travellers in the US just as people begin the busy Christmas travel week.