Peru's finest wool ropes in international markets

Peru is the main producer of alpaca wool, one of the finest and warmest in the world. The "fibre of the gods," as the Incas called it has seen a recent surge in international interest, rivaling cashmere in the luxury design industry. Dec 17, 2014

Obama announces 'new chapter' in US-Cuba ties

US President Barack Obama said Wednesday a "new chapter" had been opened in Washington's ties with Cuba, saying it was time to end an "outdated approach" that had failed to move relations forward. Dec 18, 2014

Security stepped up as Australia orders siege probe

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott orders an urgent enquiry into why a deranged Islamic gunman was not under surveillance and how he obtained citizenship, as security is stepped up after a fatal cafe siege. Dec 17, 2014

Girls should be permitted to carry a gun for their protection: Rakhi Sawant

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant while speaking at the launch of her brother Rakesh Sawant's new album on 16th December rape incident said that the girls should be permitted to carry a gun for their protection. Sawant even demanded the Modi-led government to pay more attention on the issue of women safety. She added that the culprits of Nirbhaya shouldn't be kept alive and served Biryani in jail. Dec 17, 2014

Peshawar attack: Never seen in my life that people can be so inhuman, says Doval

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Condemning Peshawar's terror attack and expressing shock over the killing of innocent school children, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Wednesday said he has never seen or heard in his life that people could be so inhuman. Doval even visited the Pakistan High Commission in the national capital and wrote a condolence message over the Peshawar attack. He also extended his condolences to Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit. The Tehreek-e-Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. The Taliban spokesman said that it was a revenge for the military's operation against militants in the North Waziristan tribal area. Dec 17, 2014