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Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone hits Bangladesh

Dhaka (AFP) – Cyclone Mora hit Bangladesh Tuesday packing winds of up to 117 kilometres per hour (73mph) after authorities evacuated

Putin talks Syria, oil with powerful Saudi prince

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday discussed cooperation on oil and the conflict in Syria with powerful Saudi Deputy Crown Prince

Amazon shares rise above $1,000 for the first time

Shares of Amazon surged above $1,000 for the first time Tuesday, marking another milestone in the rise of the American online

UN rights council names team to probe Myanmar Rohingya abuses

The UN rights council on Tuesday named a three-person team to probe alleged atrocities against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, a key step

US launches probe into imports of photovoltaic cells: WTO

The United States has launched an investigation into imports of photovoltaic or solar cells, to determine if they pose a threat

Key US inflation measure up in April but remains soft

The US Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of inflation remained soft in April, despite a modest increase, as a key component saw

Tendulkar fans rave over movie of cricket hero despite mixed reviews

Critics called the new Sachin Tendulkar biopic “hagiographic” but fans of the Indian cricket legend loved the work that hit screens

Floods, landslides kill at least 91 in Sri Lanka

Flooding and landslides killed at least 91 people and left another 110 missing in Sri Lanka as the monsoon set in

Nepal lets Everest permit dodger off $22,000 fine

Nepal said Friday a South African who tried to climb Mount Everest without a permit can go home without paying a

New attack on Egypt Christians kills 28

Masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital on Friday,