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Xi, Modi ready to re-set ties

The leaders of India and China are set to make their boldest attempt yet at rapprochement in talks this week just months after a dispute over a stretch of their high-altitude Himalayan border rekindled fears of war.


China sends bombers amid Taiwan tension

China flew bombers and fighter jets around Taiwan yesterday, officials said, in a new show of force that the defence ministry said was directed at "independence forces" on the self-ruled island.

UN hails rise of women inventors

The UN yesterday hailed a significant increase in women listed as inventors in global patent filings over the past decade, but warned a pronounced gender gap remained.

416 donors to IS identified in France

French authorities have identified 416 people who gave money to the Islamic State (IS) group, France's top anti-terror prosecutor said yesterday, as

Five migrants died trying to cross Med

Five migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean, the Spanish coastguard said yesterday after rescuing more than 180 others,

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