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Heart of Earth's inner core revealed

Heart of Earth's inner core revealed

Scientists say they have gained new insight into what lies at the very centre of the Earth. Research from China and the US suggests that the innermost core of our planet has another, distinct region at its centre. The team believes that the structure of the iron crystals there are different from those found in...

Crouching Tiger star to wed after drone proposal in China

Crouching Tiger star to wed after drone proposal in China

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi is to wed after her musician boyfriend used a drone to propose to her, Chinese media report. At Zhang's 36th birthday party, Wang Feng sent her a white drone carrying a diamond ring before getting on one knee to ask her to marry him. She said "yes" amid tears and applause...

Barack Obama lauds 'good friend' Dalai Lama

Barack Obama lauds 'good friend' Dalai Lama

President Barack Obama has called the Dalai Lama a "good friend" and an inspiration for freedom and dignity of all human beings.  Obama was speaking at a prayer event in Washington with Tibet's exiled spiritual leader among the audience. It was the first time the president and the Tibetan Buddhist leader attended the same public...

India PM Narendra Modi to visit China in May

India PM Narendra Modi to visit China in May

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China in May, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has announced during a three-day visit to Beijing. China is one of India's top trading partners but they vie for regional influence and dispute their border. The announcement comes after US President Barack Obama's landmark visit to India last week. India and...

Should China worry about India-US rapprochement?

THE historic visit to India by United States President Barack Obama has opened up a new vista of diplomatic relations and cooperation between India and the US. The signing of the “India-US Civil Nuclear Cooperation” agreement no doubt symbolises the new level of mutual trust and confidence between the two largest democracies in the world. President Obama's executive power to roll back the condition that US authorities be allowed to monitor use of nuclear material purchased by India even...

Pentagon official urges Nato to focus on innovative weapons

Pentagon official urges Nato to focus on innovative weapons

US Deputy Defence Secretary Robert Work on Wednesday urged Nato allies to develop and make more innovative weapons, and said bold action was needed to stay ahead of rapid weapons development by China, Russia and other countries. Work said the Pentagon has a new plan called "Defence Innovation Initiative" and a separate effort targeting...

Apple posts the biggest quarterly profit in history

Apple posts the biggest quarterly profit in history

US technology giant Apple has reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company. Apple reported a net profit of $18bn (£11.8bn) in its fiscal first quarter, which tops the $15.9bn made by ExxonMobil in the second quarter of 2012, according to Standard and Poor's. Record sales of iPhones were behind the surge...

Data centre, purchase of ships get green light

China's state-owned ZTE Holdings Company and ZTE Corporation yesterday won a contract to set up the national data centre at Kaliakoir hi-tech park in Gazipur. The development comes after the cabinet committee on economic affairs approved the proposal from the Information and Communication Technology Division. The committee also allowed the shipping ministry to procure six ships -- three bulk oil tankers and three oil carriers -- from China National Machinery Import & Export Corp for $184 million. The two projects will be...

Obama's India visit aimed at containing China: Report

Obama's India visit aimed at containing China: Report

As US President Barack Obama arrived in India for an unprecedented second visit, a wary Beijing kept a close watch on its outcome amid commentaries by official think tanks here that the trip is aimed at containing China but New Delhi will not fall for it, reports The Times of India quoting PTI. Obama's...

Shanghai new year crush kills 36

Shanghai new year crush kills 36

A crush at New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai has killed 36 people and injured some 47 others, Chinese officials say. The crush happened in Chenyi Square in Shanghai's historic Bund district overlooking the Huangpu river. Thousands of people had gathered to see in 2015. Social media reports suggest the stampede was triggered by people stopping...

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