Miss Colombia is crowned Miss Universe for 2015

- A 22-year-old business student and model from Barranquilla, Colombia, was named Miss Universe on Sunday at the annual beauty pageant, beating out 87 other contestants from around the globe.

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Japanese rice: the new, safe luxury food in China 9:41am IST

SHANGHAI/TOKYO - First it was European infant formula, then New Zealand milk. Now Chinese consumers are adding Japanese rice to the list of everyday foods they will bring in from abroad at luxury-good prices because they fear the local alternatives aren't safe.

After 44 years, Miami orca may edge closer to freedom 25 Jan 2015

MIAMI - Lolita, a killer whale that has lived in a tank at Miami's Seaquarium for 44 years, could move a step closer to freedom this week.

Russian Orthodox head slams French weekly's mockery of Christians 25 Jan 2015

MOSCOW - The head of Russia's influential Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, said on Sunday cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were "childish" compared to offences it had dished out to Christians.

Retreat of Russian shoppers fails to dent Dubai retailers 25 Jan 2015

DUBAI - Russian shoppers caught in a currency crunch are staying away from the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) this year, but visitors from elsewhere look set to make up the numbers at the annual retail bonanza.

Hakuho leads march of new Mongolian warriors 25 Jan 2015

TOKYO - Hakuho returned to his corner for a third time to grab another fistful of salt, his face a picture of concentration, his eyes narrowed and focused as a packed Ryougoku Sumo Hall bristled with anticipation.

Republic Day 2015 4:20pm IST

India observed its 66th annual Republic Day on Jan 26, 2014.