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PM suggests halting penalties under new pension law

PM suggests halting penalties under new pension law

April 18, 2014 - 14:09 AMT  10:09 GMT
The official instructed to ready a draft law suspending exaction of fines before the parliament’s adoption of a new package of laws.
First Earth-size planet discovered in ‘habitable zone’ of another star

First Earth-size planet discovered in ‘habitable zone’ of another star

April 18, 2014 - 13:58 AMT  09:58 GMT
Kepler-186f orbits its star once every 130-days and receives one-third the energy from its star that Earth gets from the sun.
Rouhani says Iran has the might to deter any attacks

Rouhani says Iran has the might to deter any attacks

April 18, 2014 - 13:13 AMT  09:13 GMT
"We told the world during the talks and we repeat that we don't support any aggression ... We support dialogue," Rouhani said.
European Parliament condemns Kessab attack

European Parliament condemns Kessab attack

April 18, 2014 - 13:04 AMT  09:04 GMT
European Parliament expressed concern over vulnerable communities who find themselves in the middle of the Syria war.
Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning talk “Maleficent” in new featurette

Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning talk “Maleficent” in new featurette (video)

 April 18, 2014 - 12:46 AMT  08:46 GMT
“This film gives us an opportunity to find out the history of Maleficent and what drove her to the dark side,” says helmer Robert Stromberg.

"Orphans of the Genocide" screens in Buenos Aires

April 18, 2014 - 12:44 AMT  08:44 GMT
“There are a lot of films about the genocide, but there is no specific film on orphans,” Maronian said after the screening.
“The Rover” trailer features Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson

“The Rover” trailer features Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson (video)

 April 18, 2014 - 12:25 AMT  08:25 GMT
Pattinson plays a gang member in a near-future Australia, where lawlessness abounds following the collapse of the western economy.
Steven Spielberg to adapt “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara” novel

Steven Spielberg to adapt “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara” novel

April 18, 2014 - 12:00 AMT  08:00 GMT
The novel tells the tale of a 6-year-old Jewish boy who, in 1858, was seized by the police and removed from his parents' home.
Flick’s iOS, Android apps receive overhaul

Flick’s iOS, Android apps receive overhaul

April 18, 2014 - 11:41 AMT  07:41 GMT
Users can now record a maximum of 30 seconds of HD video with live filters, as well as a selection of editing tools.
Pakistani seminary library named after bin Laden

Pakistani seminary library named after bin Laden

April 18, 2014 - 11:41 AMT  07:41 GMT
The mosque runs two schools, one for boys and one for girls. The girls' school has an all-female staff and about 15,000 students.
Google Camera app launched for Android devices

Google Camera app launched for Android devices

April 18, 2014 - 11:16 AMT  07:16 GMT
The software brings photography features, which were previously exclusive to Nexus hardware, to all users running Android 4.4 KitKat.
Japan sends soldiers to westernmost outpost, risks angering China

Japan sends soldiers to westernmost outpost, risks angering China

April 18, 2014 - 10:55 AMT  06:55 GMT
Japan, in National Defense Programme Guidelines issued in December, expressed "great concern" over China's rapid military buildup.
6 reported dead in Mount Everest avalanche

6 reported dead in Mount Everest avalanche

April 18, 2014 - 10:40 AMT  06:40 GMT
Tourism Ministry official Madhusudan Burlakoti said that three helicopters had been sent to the area to help in rescue efforts.
Palestinians rally for Israeli-held prisoners as peace talks collapse

Palestinians rally for Israeli-held prisoners as peace talks collapse

April 18, 2014 - 10:22 AMT  06:22 GMT
But it refused to free the final batch, using it as a bargaining chip to convince the Palestinians to extend negotiations until the end of the year.
U.S., EU, Ukraine adopt de-escalation document: Lavrov

U.S., EU, Ukraine adopt de-escalation document: Lavrov

April 18, 2014 - 10:04 AMT  06:04 GMT
Russian FM stressed that pushing for changes in the country’s non-aligned status will “undermine the efforts to resolve the crisis” in Ukraine.
Master of magical realism Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Master of magical realism Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

April 18, 2014 - 09:33 AMT  05:33 GMT
Mario Vargas Llosa paid tribute to Garcia Marquez, calling him a "great writer" whose novels would live on.
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