Nepal earthquake: How India and China vie for influence

Nepal earthquake: How India and China vie for influence

India and China's quick response to the Nepal earthquake is another example of the two Asian giants are vying for influence in the Himalayan state, writes Soutik Biswas.



Newcastle's Nick Forbes says 'don't forget local councils in rush to devolve power to Scotland'

Newcastle's Nick Forbes says 'don't forget local councils in rush to devolve power to Scotland'

Failure to devolve powers to English councils could breed resentment over Scottish devolution, says Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes

Bosnia police shoot dead a gunman in suspected terror attack

Bosnia police shoot dead a gunman in suspected terror attack

A man was shot dead after he killed one police officer and wounded two others in a suspected terror attack in eastern Bosnia .

Witnesses said the man broke into a police station shouting “Allahu Akbar” or “God is great”.

The attack took place in Zvornik, a town in Bo

Ferry captain found guilty of murder

Ferry captain found guilty of murder

THE captain of a ferry that sank a year ago in South Korea, killing 300 people — mostly schoolchildren — has been found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Greyhound trainer granted bail

Greyhound trainer granted bail

A HIGH-PROFILE greyhound trainer has been granted bail in a Brisbane court after having two previous applications for his freedom struck down.

Ryther murder accused 'drinking since 10am'

Ryther murder accused 'drinking since 10am'

UPDATE: The teenager accused of killing pregnant Logan woman Joan Ryther while she was on her way to work a shift at McDonald’s was drinking with friends since 10am on the day of the murder, a court has heard.

Why 'I can't remember' is the worst excuse

Why 'I can't remember' is the worst excuse

RADIO star John Burns’ use of the “I can’t recall” defence over claims he called Bachar Houli a “Muslim terrorist” is a total cop-out, writes Susie O’Brien.

Father attacked by graffiti vandals

Father attacked by graffiti vandals

GRAFFITI vandals have attacked a man in front of his children after the victim criticised their activities.

Ryther accused 'probably' drunk: court

Ryther accused 'probably' drunk: court

A MAN accused of murdering Queensland woman Joan Ryther had been drinking most of the day before he allegedly killed her, an associate has told a court.

Celeb video shows hatred, not compassion

Celeb video shows hatred, not compassion

SOME of the claims made in a celebrity video aimed at saving Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are offensive, vicious and idiotic.

Rats spotted feasting on debris at Emterra site

Rats spotted feasting on debris at Emterra site

Although people are only supposed to put things like paper, cardboard and tin cans in their recycling carts, Emterra said garbage like food waste and even animal parts are being sent to the facility. And in pictures obtained by CTV News, large numbers of rats have moved in to feast on the items.

Montreal couple anxious after not hearing from son in Nepal

Montreal couple anxious after not hearing from son in Nepal

A Montreal couple is trying to keep their hopes alive after not receiving news from their son in Nepal since the earthquake.

Leggette's letters describe Loretta Saunders' murder from killer's perspective

Leggette's letters describe Loretta Saunders' murder from killer's perspective

Journal entries written by convicted murderer Blake Leggette, and obtained exclusively by CTV News, paint a gruesome picture of how he killed Loretta Saunders, and why.

Hockey to Hollywood, Daryl Katz now in movie business

Hockey to Hollywood, Daryl Katz now in movie business

The owner of the Edmonton Oilers announced Monday he will partner with long-time movie producer Joel Silver to create Silver Pictures Entertainment, a new company to develop, produce and finance feature films, television programs and digital projects.

Bar Owner Defends Two-Way Mirror in Women's Restroom

Bar Owner Defends Two-Way Mirror in Women's Restroom

A bar owner in suburban Chicago is defending the years-long use of a two-way mirror in the women's restroom with full view of the toilet.

Global Effort for Earthquake Victims Intensifies

Global Effort for Earthquake Victims Intensifies

Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything from shelter, to food to power and rescue supplies Monday as the desperate search for survivors and bodies continued. The death toll from Saturday's quake surpassed 4,000 people. (April 27)

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What the internet is doing with My Idol app is scary and hilarious

What the internet is doing with My Idol app is scary and hilarious

My Idol is the internet's latest, and perhaps creepiest, obsession. The avatar generator, currently trending in the app store, is a Chinese application written in Chinese. The language barrier is causing some confusion for increasingly hooked users, and it may be what's making some o

Baltimore riots prompt state of emergency

Baltimore riots prompt state of emergency

Baltimore erupted in violence on Monday as hundreds of rioters looted stores, set buildings on fire and injured at least 15 police officers following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody.

Nepal earthquake toll rises to 4310 crisis looms due to shortage of essential commodities

Nepal earthquake toll rises to 4310 crisis looms due to shortage of essential commodities

Rescuers raced against time to pull survivors out of the rubble and rush food and water to tens of thousands displaced by the massive quake that devastated Nepal even as the death toll rose to 4310 on Tuesday

90-year-old man's 'heroic' fire actions

90-year-old man's 'heroic' fire actions

A 90-year-old man has helped save an elderly neighbour from a fire that ‘totally destroyed’ her Woy Woy unit

Gosford vigil to protest against Bali executions

Gosford vigil to protest against Bali executions

Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukamaran appear certain to face the firing squad within hours. A Gosford vigil will be held tonight to protest against the executions.

Nicole spotted in Sydney during hard times

Nicole spotted in Sydney during hard times

THREE days after the death of her former brother-in-law, Nicole Kidman has been spotted pounding the pavement in Sydney.

'I had no opportunity to fight back'

'I had no opportunity to fight back'

HE was entrusted with their care at their most vulnerable moment. A nurse who recorded himself raping 27 unconscious patients has been sent to jail.

Transition to Adulthood Exceptionally Difficult for ASD Youth

Transition to Adulthood Exceptionally Difficult for ASD Youth

Transition from high school to young adulthood is exceptionally difficult for many youth with autsim. Medscape Medical News

Low Serotonin, Depression Link a Myth?

Low Serotonin, Depression Link a Myth?

The efficacy of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in treating depression is a myth that has distracted doctors and patients alike for decades, says a UK psychiatrist. Medscape Medical News

Bruce Jenner threatens to sue over dress photos

Jenner's attorneys complained the photos, published in the New York Daily News and shown on CNN, violated his privacy because they were taken via a telephoto lens from as far as a mile away.

Fotis says Knox reference was 'underwhelming'

A FORMER Knox Grammar School teacher forced to resign after being caught masturbating in front of another school asked for a reference.

PM needs to be tough on Saudi Arabia - Little

Labour leader Andrew Little is calling on the Prime Minister to take a harder stance on Saudi Arabia's atrocious human rights record during his trip to the country.

Bali 9 executions: Final insult as condemned pair denied pastor, outraging families

Indonesian authorities have refused Bali nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran the right to have a pastor of their choice to witness their executions, outraging their families and Australian diplomats.

Bali nine executions: Myuran Sukumaran to look his executioners in the eye

Myuran Sukumaran will refuse to wear a blindfold so he can look his executors in the eye when he faces the firing squad on Tuesday night, a close friend has revealed.

The living honor the dead

Nepal struggles to come to terms with its loss: in both human and heritage terms. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Police: Rioters looting at Baltimore mall

CNN's Erin Burnett speaks to the Baltimore Sun's Justin Fenton about how fliers and social media encouraged looting and rioting.

White House faces new racial crisis in Baltimore

Newly sworn-in Attorney General Loretta Lynch met Monday evening with President Barack Obama to discuss the riots unfolding in Baltimore, the White House said.

Baltimore rocked by violence and fire

A state of emergency is declared in Baltimore amid violent clashes, that have left 15 police officers injured. Baltimore's mayor announces a mandatory curfew. FULL STORY | LATEST UPDATES | TIMELINE • Watch raw, live video: CNN ON THE GROUND | AERIALS

Seattle teenage trekkers among the missing in Nepal

Bailey Meola and Sydney Schumacher, both 19, were trekking the Langtang Valley in Nepal when the earthquake hit, their families said Monday.

Redskins hope third season's a charm for RGIII

The team's general manager said Monday it will use the fifth-year option on Griffin's $16 million contract, which is guaranteed against injury.

Apple working to fix Apple Watch supply problems, Tim Cook says

Successful CMOs achieve growth by leveraging technology. Join us for GrowthBeat Summit on June 1-2 in Boston, where we'll discuss how to merge creativity with technology to drive growth. Space is limited. Request your personal invitation here! Apple says it is making progress toward creating e

Apple Watch App Store Now Boasts Over 3,500 Titles

At the start of the month before the launch of the Apple Watch, Apple's CEO Tim Cook revealed that over a 1,000 apps had been submitted for the Apple Watch, although like we noted at that time, having an app submitted does not mean that it will be approved and put up for sale/download as there are c

How to make your own gold Apple Watch for just $399 and some change

The Apple Watch officially launched on Friday and you may have already snagged yours, either from one of the select fashion stores that stocked the device on Friday, or as a direct delivery from Apple to your house. But most Apple Watch buyers have purchased one of the more affordable models, incl

Watch: Stephen Hawking uses theoretical physics to comfort heartbroken One Direction fans

Stephen Hawking is incredibly cool for a whole host of reasons and one of them is his terrific sense of humor. During an appearance at the Sydney Opera House over the weekend, the legendary physicist was asked what his advice would be for any young fans who are still heartbroken because Zayn Malik

Woman left horrified after discovering TWO-WAY MIRROR in bar toilet

THE mirror placed on the door of the toilet meant people on the opposite side could see what you were doing while in the loo.

General Election 2015: Ed Balls warns SNP surge would put David Cameron back in Downing Street and s...

LABOUR'S Shadow Chancellor tried to shore up support among No voters by raising the prospect of another independence referendum if SNP win power on May 7.

Newly Discovered Dinosaur Is The T-Rex's Vegetarian Relative

Every family has one. A recently unearthed relative of the infamous T-Rex shares features with its voracious cousin -- including small hands with two fingers -- but there's one noticeable exception: The newly discovered Chilesaurus diegosuarezi is a vegetarian (gasp!). Seven-year-old Diego

Baltimore Streets Erupt in Violence

Violent confrontations between demonstrators and police broke out for the second time in three days on Monday, hours after the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody on April 19. Photo: Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Reuters

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Is Mariah Carey's New Sogn a Shot at Nick Cannon?

Mariah Carey's new break up song has got us wondering - is this about her soon to be ex husband Nick Cannon?

Cavs Guard J.R. Smith, Celtics Center Kelly Olynyk Suspended

CLEVELAND (AP) — The NBA has suspended Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith two games without pay and Celtics center Kelly Olynyk one game for their roles in separate incidents during a playoff game. The NBA announced the suspensions Monday night following Cleveland's win to sweep Boston in the first rou

Deron Williams the hero as Nets top Hawks in OT, even series

On a night the Nets made this a series, Deron Williams got his groove back. The embattled point guard went off for his best postseason game since joining the Nets - by far -- carrying Brooklyn away from facing the brink of elimination in a 120-115 overtime victory.

Baltimore Protests Spark State Of Emergency

The US National Guard have been called in to Baltimore after a state of emergency was declared as protesters clash with police.

Confident Miliband: I'm Ready For The Top Job

Ed Miliband has told me that Labour "didn't build enough homes" when in government - and it is an important reflection on the party's record in office.

Apple has its second-best quarter ever with $58 billion in revenue

Apple's iPhones propelled the company to its second best overall revenue quarter ever. The Cupertino company sold 61 million iPhones in the March quarter, an increase of about 40% from the same quarter a year earlier, fueled by the success of the larger-screened iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices introduc

Photos: Violence erupts in Baltimore

A man walks past a burning police vehicle, Monday, April 27, 2015.Image: Patrick Semansky/Associated PressThe funeral of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old African-American man who died last week after sustaining injuries in police custody, was peaceful on Monday. But then violence hit Baltimore. See

It looks like you'll lease Tesla's home battery instead of buying it

We already knew, thanks to Elon Musk, that Tesla was working on big, energy-efficient batteries for businesses and households using the same technology from its electric cars Now, more information about the concept is trickling out ahead of an official announcement scheduled for later this week. S

Now 'Full House' is getting a behind-the-scenes movie at Lifetime

It seems as though Lifetime wants its piece of this Full House revival pie Mashable has confirmed that Lifetime has officially greenlit The Unauthorized Full House Story (working title), a movie that will — like the one made about Saved By the Bell — employ a bunch of Canadian actors to