|U.S. Presses Taliban on Qatar Office in Bid to Save Talks|
KABUL, Afghanistan ? In a diplomatic scramble to keep alive the possibility of peace talks with the Taliban, American officials on Wednesday pressed the insurgents to backtrack on their effort to present themselves as essentially an ...
Singapore chokes on haze as Sumatran forest fires rage
(CNN)-- Singapore was shrouded in haze on Wednesday as smoke from forest fires in nearby Sumatra drifted across the Malacca Strait in the city's worst pollution crisis in more than a decade. Buildings in the city of 5.3 million people have been ...
Singapore Smog Reaches ?Hazardous? All-Time High on Fires
Singapore?s smog level reached an all-time high yesterday evening, prompting the government to unveil plans to use satellite imagery to identify companies involved in forest burning on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Singapore?s pollution ...
Afghanistan suspends security talks with U.S.
(CNN)-- Afghanistan has suspended security talks with the United States -- one day before American officials are set to meet with the Taliban for formal talks. President Hamid Karzai's office announced the suspension Wednesday, but offered a ...
Outbreak of deadly piglet virus spreads to 13 states
A swine virus deadly to young pigs, one never before seen in North America, is spreading rapidly across the United States and proving harder to control than previously believed. The virus now has spread to 13 states - with more than 100 positive ...
Battles beyond the Great Firewall: India shuts out Chinese tech companies
Late last week, news broke that India?s Intelligence Bureau had fingered Chinese chat app WeChat as a potential threat and that the app was under investigation; some reports even say that the Intelligence Bureau wants the app banned outright. Chinese telecom equipment companies ZTE and Huawei are similarly under investigation for posing potential national security threats. It makes you wonder ...
VIDEO: India flooding death toll rises
The death toll from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rain in northern India has risen to 70, media reports say.
Google Launches 'Start Searching India' Campaign
Google India today launched a campaign which is aimed at simplifying the web for the country's internet users.
Groupon India expands team
Groupon India, which has daily deals on its Web site, has expanded the roles of its team to take on the mandate for key emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region, comprising India, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.