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Four killed in suicide bombing in Afghanistan

At least four people were killed and 10 others, including children, were injured....

Shreya Ghoshal Live in Concert -28th Nov 2014

Shreya Ghoshal needs no introduction as one of the most recognised names and voices of India coming again to Dubai.

G20: Modi pushes for coordination to tackle black money 

Brisbane, Nov 16 Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday made a strong pitch for repatriation of black money by using the G20 platform.

European recognition of Palestinian state irresponsible: Israel

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday termed as "irresponsible" the European politicians who have called for unilateral recognition of Palestinian statehood, a media report said.

Microsoft unveils standalone office apps

Microsoft has released standalone Word, Excel and Powerpoint apps for the iPhone and a Microsoft Office mobile app for android.

Earliest Europeans weathered the worst of Ice Age

The earliest European humans’ genetic ancestry survived the Last Glacial Maximum, the peak of the last Ice Age, new research has found.

Gay marriage remains illegal in four US states

Homosexual marriages continue to remain illegal in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee following a ruling by the US Court of Appeals.

Deadly virus pushing tigers toward extinction

Adding to the already devastating pressures of habitat loss, poaching and depletion of prey species, a new threat to tiger populations in the wild has surfaced in the form of canine distemper virus (CDV).

Russia conservative on resuming Geneva talks

Nov 7: Russia has questioned the feasibility of resuming the Geneva format negotiations over the Ukraine crisis, accusing Kiev of making empty promises.

New EU foreign policy chief visits Poland

Nov 7: Federica Mogherini, the new head of European Union diplomacy, met Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna here Thursday.

Syrian troops recapture key gas field in Homs

Nov 7: The Syrian troops Thursday recaptured a key gas field in the central province of Homs following battles with the Islamic State (IS) militants, state media reported.

HuJI leader, sentenced to death, nabbed in Bangladesh

A top leader of the banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad (HuJI), who was sentenced to death in absentia for the 2001 blast in Dhaka, has been arrested.

Pakistan army chief, Afghan president meet ’positive’

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif Thursday met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai during his first visit to the country, the army’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) tweeted.

Modi to address public functions in Nepal

In an apparent bid to reach out to Nepalis living close to the Indian border, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address two public functions during his upcoming visit to Nepal.

UN lacks resources to fight Ebola: Official

Senior UN System Coordinator for Ebola in West Africa, Tony Banbury said Thursday that the international organisation does not have the resources necessary to combat the deadly Ebola virus.

17,000 people displaced by Boko Haram violence in Nigeria

A total of 17,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been registered as a result of the escalation of the attacks in northeastern Nigeria’s state of Adamawa, a rescue agency spokesperson said Wednesday.

Palestinian shot dead after ramming vehicle into pedestrians

A Palestinian motorist rammed his vehicle into pedestrians and later assaulted them with an iron rod in Jerusalem Wednesday, leaving at least eight people injured, before being shot dead by police.

No fee, pay what you want, remittance service launched

To the delight of the diaspora community, who send a significant amount of their income back home, a London-based Indian-origin entrepreneur has launched a unique "pay-what-you-want" money remittance service.

Hamas says it’s preparing for another battle with Israel

Al-Qassam Brigades, the Islamic Hamas movement’s armed wing, said Wednesday that it was preparing and equipping itself for another big conflict with Israel.

Malaysia to join MH17 crash investigation team

Malaysia will be made a member of the Dutch-led team which is investigating the MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, the Prime Ministers of Malaysia and the Netherlands announced Wednesday.

36 pilot whales die on New Zealand beach

Thirty-six pilot whales died while 21 were rescued and released into the sea after a mass stranding on New Zealand’s North Island, a media report said Wednesday.

NASA arranges 3D tour of International Space Station

You could now have a 3D tour of the International Space Station and experience how astronauts orbit in zero gravity while sitting in front of your computer at home.

Mongolian parliament fires PM

Mongolian lawmakers voted Wednesday to dismiss Prime Minister Altankhuyag Norov for incompetence, cronyism and corruption.

Radiation may cause brain tumours later in life

Exposure to radiation either as a result of a nuclear accident or during treatment of diseases may increase the risk of brain tumours in people under the age of 30, says an Indian-origin specialist.

Gridlock stares Obama as Republicans make major gains

President Barack faced the prospect of a tightening gridlock in his final two years in office with Republicans just one seat away from snatching a Senate majority to gain full control of US Congress.

Rajnath calls for combined efforts to tackle terrorism

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday called on governments across the world to collectively address the issue of safe havens for organised criminal and terrorist groups.

Ebola deadlier, more widespread than we think

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has grown exponentially since May and has already killed over 5,000 people could prove to be much widespread and deadlier that what is currently believed

Govt unveils website for kin of deceased abroad

Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has launched a new website to help for transportation of mortal remains of the deceased emigrant in any of the ECR countries.

Saudi Arabia allocates $13 mn for MERS prevention

Saudi Arabia allocated 50 million Saudi riyals (about $13 million) for the prevention of spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome - Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) in educational institutions, an official said.

20 terror suspects killed in Yemen

At least 20 suspected Al Qaeda militants were killed in three airstrikes carried out by an unmanned US drone aircraft in Yemen, officials said Tuesday.

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