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BBC name change stirs language row in Afghanistan

11 months, 10 days ago
KABUL: The BBC is facing an angry reaction in Afghanistan after it changed the name of one of its local language Facebook pages to BBC Dari, the official name of the Afghan version of Persian or Farsi but one rejected by many local Persian…

Indian minister stirs anger by making light of Delhi rape case

4 years, 1 month ago
NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley faced criticism on Friday for making light of the gang rape of a Delhi woman in 2012 and her subsequent death by saying it was a small incident that had cost India billions of dollars in tourism.

Amazon stirs smartphone launch talk with June 18 event

4 years, 4 months ago
SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon.com Inc revived speculation about its next major product on Wednesday, using a mysterious YouTube video and website post to tease a June 18 "launch event" in Seattle to be hosted by CEO Jeff Bezos. The 50-second video…