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May 13, 2016 12:33 AM India needs time-bound national air quality planning, says CSE

The new Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database (update 2016) of the World Health Organization was released on Thursday. According to this, Delhi seems to have improved its air quality since the WHO last published a global database in 2014. Welcoming the development, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said: “Though the report reads well for Delhi 30

May 12, 2016 8:51 PM Trayvon Martin death: Zimmerman's gun returns to auction

The pistol used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin will again be auctioned online. George Zimmerman, who shot and killed the teenager, had planned to auction what he called "an American icon" on the website Gun Broker on Thursday. But the web posting was removed just as the auction was due to begin with an opening bid of $5,000 (£3,450). United 22

May 12, 2016 2:16 AM Experts Debunk Teen's Discovery Of Ancient Mayan City Using Star Maps

Experts have debunked a Canadian teen's discovery of an ancient Mayan city using star maps. To each his own, or so the famous saying goes. While teens are expected to enjoy life, party away, and be active outdoors, some opt to embark upon scientific projects that appear to be suited way beyond their age. Such is the case of William Gadoury, 15, from Quebec 20

May 11, 2016 12:02 PM Brazil's Senate opens session that will likely suspend Rousseff

BRASILIA: President Dilma Rousseff was expected to become Brazil's first leader in more than two decades to be removed from office as the Senate began a session on Wednesday that will vote on whether to try her for breaking budget rules. If her opponents garner a simple majority in the 81-seat Senate, Rousseff will be suspended for up to six months during 17

May 9, 2016 10:30 AM Michel Platini to resign as UEFA president after CAS imposes four-year ban

Michel Platini will resign as president of Europe's governing body of soccer after failing to overturn his ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which cut his sanction from six to four years. Platini called the verdict a “deep injustice” and said he will now step down from the Union of European Football Associations position he has held since 2007. CAS effectively 18

May 9, 2016 8:21 AM 52 killed in Afghan highway crash

2 buses, fuel tanker collide and burn; reckless driving blamed KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two buses and a fuel tanker collided Sunday on a key highway in Afghanistan, killing 52 people, officials said. The buses were traveling one behind the other from Kabul to Kandahar when the accident happened, said Mohammadullah Ahmadi, director of the provincial traffic 11

May 9, 2016 6:15 AM Canada getting handle on Alberta wildfire, no restart yet for oil operations

Even though the fire has largely pushed through Fort McMurray, the town is still too dangerous to enter. Nearly all of Fort McMurray's residents escaped the fire safely, although two people were killed in a car crash during the evacuation. The town's 160 firefighters worked nearly non-stop in the first days of the fire, even as some of them lost their 9

May 8, 2016 2:44 PM Canada fire rages for seventh day, evacuees set for long wait

GREGOIRE LAKE, Alberta A wildfire ripping through Canada's oil sands region was set to grow rapidly on Sunday but move further away from heavily populated areas, a fire official said. The fire, which started at 6 p.m. eastern time (2200 GMT) last Sunday near the town of Fort McMurray in northeast Alberta, spread so quickly that the town's 88,000 inhabitants 14

May 8, 2016 1:33 PM ‘El Chapo’ moved to prison on the US border

Mexican drug kingpin’s transfer to Ciudad Juarez may be a precursor to extradition Mexican drug boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was moved on Saturday from a jail in central Mexico to a prison in Ciudad Juarez on the US border, a development that appears to bring him closer to extradition to the US. Guzman, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, was one of the world’s 14

May 8, 2016 1:33 PM Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' moved to jail near US border

Joaquin Guzman was unexpectedly moved from a prison near the Mexican capital to a facility on the other side of the border from the US city of El Paso. He is likely to be extradited to the United States within the year. Mexico's National Security Commission appeared to contradict rumors that the drug kingpin's extradition to the United States was imminent 15