Denmark tops the world’s happiest countries list

Denmark overtook Switzerland as the happiest place, according to a report on 16 March, and urged nations regardless of wealth to tackle inequality, protect the environment and keep their countrys social fabric from tearing apart. The 65-page report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, showed that Syria, Afghanistan and eight sub-Saharan countries were rated the 10 least happy places on earth to live. Mar 16, 2016

Ted Cruz reaches out to Marco Rubio supporters as Republican race narrows

The Republican presidential race narrowed to three candidates: businessman Donald Trump, US Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich after Marco Rubio suspended his campaign on 15 March. Cruz, a conservative US senator from Texas, reached out to Rubios supporters during a rally in Houston. Cruz said Rubio ran a a strong, optimistic, positive campaign. Mar 16, 2016

Pakistan: CCTV footage captures deadly bus explosion

CCTV footage showed the moment a bus carrying government employees exploded in Peshawar on 16 March, killing at least 15. The footage was filmed off the security monitor of a shop located near the blast site The explosion took place on a main road after the bus picked up government workers from districts surrounding Peshawar and was transporting them to work in the city. Mar 16, 2016