A lit flare that threatened to cause an explosion at a North Sea platform leaking flammable gas has gone out, a spokesman for the French oil giant said on Saturday. The company is preparing to sink two relief wells to stop the gas leak at the platform, where concerns first emerged a month ago, in parallel with a plugging operation.
Hong Kong, April 1 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted Tonga Saturday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The temblor that hit at 1706 GMT had its epicentre at a depth of about 123 km, Xinhua reported.
London, April 1 (IANS) The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has urged its all nationals in Mali to leave the west African country immediately following security concerns. Issuing an emergency warning, the FCO on its website Saturday advised "against all travel to Mali" and called for Britons "to leave Mali if you have no pressing need to remain," Xinhua reported.
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) India's tech hub late Saturday partly plunged into darkness for an hour, as public and private organisations, companies, malls and shops joined thousands of greens to turn off lights for saving the earth from climate change. From 8.30 p.m.
Mali's embattled coup leader Captain Amadou Sanogo asks for outside help against Tuareg and Islamist fighters, as the week old junta already frozen out by its foreign allies stared down possible economic sanctions from neighbouring countries. Ordinary Malians say they are going about their lives in fear of what lies ahead.
Introducing the new A Class, a car that Mercedes Benz has designed from the ground up as an entry point for aspirational consumers eager to experience the quality Mercedes offers. The new A is designed as a premium compact to appeal to the newest car buyers
Istanbul, March 31 (INAS) Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that the outcomes of an Israeli air strike on Iran's nuclear facilities would be "disastrous", reports said Saturday. Erdogan made the warning when he talked to journalists onboard an airplane on his way from a meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Daily News, reported Xinhua.
Berlin, March 31 (IANS) A huge explosion rocked a chemical industrial park in Marl in western Germany, leaving one or two workers injured and three missing, police said Saturday. Marl police confirmed a pressure vessel in the park blew up at 13:36 local time (1136 GMT), reported Xinua.
Istanbul, March 31 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that Iran and six world powers have agreed to meet in the Turkish city of Istanbul on April 13 for a new round of talks on Iran's nuclear program. Clinton made the announcement at a news conference Saturday following a security conference in Saudi Arabia.
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Indian women's cricket captain Anjum Chopra is excited at being given the opportunity to train with the Indian Premier League franchisee Kolkata Knight Riders and says she will root for the team in the coming tournament.