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  • 23-year-old crowned maharaja of Indian royal dynasty AFP - 5 minutes ago

    A 23-year-old economics graduate was crowned Thursday maharaja of a centuries-old royal family in southern India in an elaborate ceremony involving 40 priests and attended by 1,000 well-heeled guests. At 15 temples spread throughout opulent palace … More »

  • U.S. defence aid to Israel to rise over Iran deal fears - sources
    U.S. defence aid to Israel to rise over Iran deal fears - sources Reuters - 5 minutes ago

    By Dan Williams TEL AVIV (Reuters) - U.S. defence aid to Israel is likely to increase after 2017, sources on both sides said on Thursday, seeing a possible link to Washington's efforts to assuage its ally's fears over nuclear diplomacy with Iran. … More »

  • Nishikori advances to French Open fourth round IANS - 7 minutes ago

    Paris, May 28 (IANS) Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori qualified on Thursday for the fourth round of the French Open without stepping foot on the court, as his scheduled German opponent Benjamin Becker defaulted with a shoulder injury. … More »

  • Sri Lanka, Pakistan want to triple trade to $1 bn IANS - 9 minutes ago

    Colombo, May 28 (IANS) Sri Lanka and Pakistan want to triple their bilateral trade to $1 billion and increase engagement on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries, a statement from the island nation's industry and trade ministry … More »

  • Wozniaki loses in second round of French Open IANS - 9 minutes ago

    Paris, May 28 (IANS) Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniaki was eliminated on Thursday by Germany's Julia Georges in the second round of the French Open after suffering a 4-6, 6-7 (4-7) defeat in one hour and 46 minutes. … More »