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settings.Among the rain-sodden crowd at the Sydney Anzac Day march, a woman in a yellow raincoat held a hand-written sign for the passing diggers.Ninety-nine years on from the terrible Gallipoli landings, Anzac Day is being embraced by new generations of Australians, resulting in huge turnouts at ceremonies across the country and overseas.And as older diggers fade from the ranks of marchers, young...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Dive teams raced Friday to pull more than 100 bodies from a sunken South Korean ferry as storm clouds loomed and the victims' families angrily pressed officials to wrap up the recovery effort.The confirmed death toll stood at 181, but 121 people remained unaccounted for -- their bodies believed still trapped in the submerged vessel that capsized on April 16 with 476 people on board.Although all ho...
Source : Zeenews | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
a small royal wave from inside the Australian Air Force jet on the tarmac in Canberra, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge bid Australia farewell after a 10-day tour across the country.Departing from the airport in Fairbairn just after 2pm, the couple had spent the day commemorating Anzac Day, including a surprise visit at the dawn service at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.Earlier, the pair...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Jerry Umanos, pictured in Afghanistan, was one of three doctors kiilled by an Afghan security guard.Jerry Umanos was at work by 9am on Thursday, ready for another day in the struggle to treat sick children in dirt-poor Afghanistan. The Chicago resident had spent nearly a decade at a Christian hospital in Kabul, and he loved his work, his colleagues said.But as the doctor greeted two Ameri...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Coach Phil Moss has likened his travel-weary Central Coast Mariners to bullfighters in their steely focus on defeating Western Sydney in Saturday's A-League semi-final showdown.Arriving back in Sydney on Friday morning, the Mariners have scant time to regroup for the Parramatta Stadium clash following their Asian Champions League (ACL) loss in Japan on Wednesday night.And while the Wander...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
court has asked a Sikh group to serve summons on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by June 18 or face dismissal of a case of alleged violation of human rights during his tenure."Plaintiffs shall file proof of service on or before June 18, 2014," US District Judge James E Boasberg said in its April 18 order.The Washington federal court had issued summons against Manmohan Singh during his Septemb...
Source : IBNLive | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
President Barack Obama has announced his intent to appoint three Indian-Americans to his 14-member advisory commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).The Indian-Americans include, US Air Force officer Lt Col Ravi Chaudhary, prominent community leader Shekar Narasimhan and popular film and television actor Maulik Pancholy. N Nina Ahmad of Bangladeshi-origin has also been nominated...
Source : IBNLive | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Mae gofal brys ysbytai yng Nghymru yn dioddef am fod 'na ansicrwydd am ddyfodol rhai o'r adrannau achosion brys, meddai un o bwyllgorau'r Cynulliad.Dywedodd y Pwyllgor Cyfrifon Cyhoeddus fod hyn yn ei gwneud hi'n anodd cadw staff a denu gweithwyr newydd.Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi dweud ei bod yn "croesawu'r adroddiad" ac y byddan nhw'n ystyried y casgliadau ac yn ymateb maes o law.Mi benderfynodd ...
Source : BBC | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Mumbai-born IIT Madras alum Vic Gundotra, the mastermind behind Google's social network Google+, has abruptly resigned putting a question mark on the future of his creation.Making the announcement via a posting on his own Google+ page Thursday, Gundotra, 45, said he was proud of his eight year tenure with the online search giant, but felt that now was the time to look ahead. However, he didn't say...
Source : Newkerala | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Putin said that the internet originally was a “CIA project” and “is still developing as such”.MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting.The Kremlin has been anxious to exert greater control over the internet, which opposition activists — barred from national t...
Source : Times Of India | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Singapore: Oil prices rose in Asian trade today after Russia ordered new military exercises on the border with Ukraine in response to Kiev launching a deadly assault against pro-Kremlin rebels occupying a flashpoint town.US benchmark, West Texas Intermediate for June delivery, was up two cents at USD 101.96 a barrel in mid-morning trade and Brent North Sea crude for June also climbed two cents to ...
Source : Zeenews | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
North Korea appears to be making preparations to conduct its fourth nuclear test, a US think-tank said Friday just hours before President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea for a visit.New satellite images, taken just two days ago, showed additional activity at the Punggye-ri test site that is "probably related to preparations for a detonation," the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University ...
Source : Zeenews | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
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