Himanshu Bhatt

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Bo Xilai trial: wife and police chief ‘in love triangle’

The most spectacular trial that China has ever witnessed closed with its biggest shock of all as Bo Xilai revealed a tragic love affair between his wife and his city Chongqing’s police chief.<p>Defiant until the end of his trial on charges of corruption and abuse of power, the 64-year-old fallen …

Taliban attack Pakistani army camp near Afghan border

Officials say at least one soldier has been killed in South Waziristan tribal area<p>Security officials say Pakistani Taliban fighters have attacked an army camp near the Afghan border, killing at least one soldier.<p>The officials said on Tuesday that four militants had tried to enter the camp in …

Mile-high dust storm engulfs Phoenix

Phoenix is left blanketed in grit after the Arizona city was enveloped by a massive sand storm.<p>A towering wall of dust blew over the city of Phoenix on Monday caused by thunderstorms in western Arizona.<p>Visibility in the area dropped below a quarter of a mile as winds of up to 60mph downed power …

Syria Strike Reportedly Coming 'Within Days'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The march toward an assault on Syria continues to gain speed this morning as Britain has called a …

For Kids With Special Needs, More Places To Play

Remember running around the playground when you were a kid? Maybe hanging from the monkey bars or seeing who could swing the highest?<p>It wasn't just a mindless energy burn. Many have called play the work of childhood. Play teaches children how to make friends, make rules and navigate …

China’s plan to limit coal pollution will benefit the rich but leave the rest of the country gasping

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>China’s state news agency Xinhua just announced a pilot program to “control” coal consumption in a few dozen major cities, including Beijing. January’s “airpocalypse“, when pollution reached unprecedented levels, spurred outrage among Beijing residents, who lose some 40 …

Fossil Fuels

Los Angeles Contemplates A Plan For Free Citywide Wi-Fi

Will Los Angeles become the country’s biggest city to boast free, city-wide Wi-Fi? Such a plan may be in the works, based on recent discussions at a city hall meeting last week.<p>Councilman Bob Blumenfield, who heads up the committee on technology and innovation, has asked the city’s Information …

Stock Markets

California wildfire threatens Yosemite reservoir serving San Francisco

A wildfire raging in the northwest part of Yosemite National Park was expected to advance further into the park on Tuesday and continue to threaten a reservoir that supplies most of San Francisco's water.<p>The so-called Rim Fire has charred more than 160,000 acres, which is larger than Chicago, most …