Nobel Prize in literature: What to look out for

Will the prize awarding body choose to honor the occasion by picking a female winner? Will it break new ground by giving the prize to a journalist? Or will it rush to bestow the coveted prize on one of the many aging favorites?

US confirms state visit for China's Xi

President Barack Obama will offer his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping a full state welcome at the White House on September 25, amid deep and growing

Three killed in Alaska plane crash

A small plane transporting tourists on a fishing trip crashed in Alaska on Tuesday killing three passengers and injuring seven, authorities said. Allen Kenitzer, a

Elections likely in June 2017: Thai junta

Thailand's junta yesterday said elections are unlikely to take place before June 2017 in the latest delay to the restoration of democracy since the military seized

Iranian women fined $260 for 'bad hijabs'

A Tehran court has fined two women $260 for violating the Islamic dress code by not wearing their mandatory hijabs (headscarves) properly in the street, a

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