Australian mining company finds 404-carat diamond

Perth, Feb 16 : A West Australian mining firm has found a record breaking 404-carat diamond believed worth over $14 million. According to reports on Tuesday, the Lucapa Diamond Company, based in Perth but operating in the African nation of Angola, found the 404-carat diamond at its Lulo Diamond Project site, with estimates putting it […]

Chinese shares open higher on Tuesday

Beijing, Feb 16 : Chinese stocks opened higher on Tuesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.45 percent, at 2,758.58 points. The smaller Shenzhen index opened 0.61 percent higher at 9,727.76 points, Xinhua news agency reported. The ChiNext Index, tracking China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, gained 0.53 percent to open at 2,128.06 points. […]

Sheeran bests Lamar for Grammy song of the year, Rihanna cancels

By Piya Sinha-Roy and Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES, Feb 16 : British singer Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” won the first major Grammy at the music awards locking rapper Kendrick Lamar out of a potentially historic win. Sheeran’s win meant Compton, California rapper Lamar would not make history for the first rap single to win […]

Islamabad’s first ever mayor elected

Islamabad, Feb 16 : A member from Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) was elected as the first-ever mayor of capital city Islamabad, the media reported on Tuesday. The elections for electing a mayor were held at the Jinnah Convention Centre on Monday between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. Polling took place through a secret […]

Obama, Southeast Asia leaders eye China and trade at California summit

By Jeff Mason RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif, Feb 16 : President Barack Obama gathered leaders from Southeast Asia to strengthen trade ties and form a common stance on the South China Sea in a summit the White House hopes will solidify US influence in the region. Obama, who leaves office next year, has championed a foreign […]

Obama, Southeast Asia leaders eye China and trade at California summit

By Jeff Mason RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif, Feb 16 : President Barack Obama gathered leaders from Southeast Asia to strengthen trade ties and form a common stance on the South China Sea in a summit the White House hopes will solidify US influence in the region. Obama, who leaves office next year, has championed a foreign […]