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Uruguay’s ruling party dominates presidential race

Montevideo, Oct 28 Uruguay’s ruling Broad Front (FA) has won the first round of presidential elections held Sunday, but fell just short of the 50-plus percent needed to clinch the race, media reported Monday.

UN chief voices concern over Ebola-related restrictions

United Nations, Oct 28 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern about restrictions imposed by several countries and localities on travelers from major Ebola-affected countries, a spokesperson said here Monday.

KCWA Sports Meet - a grand success

KCWA started out with this event to foster and give a platform to its brethren in Kuwait

Israel to build more housing units in Jerusalem

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to plan for 1,060 housing units in Jerusalem, an official said Monday.

Militants bomb school in Pakistan

Militants Monday bombed a school in Pakistan’s Khyber Agency.

Astronomers produce first images of exploding stellar fireball

The expansion of thermonuclear fireball from a nova that erupted last year in the constellation Delphinus was more complicated than the simple models used previously would have predicted

Dilma Rousseff re-elected as Brazil president

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was re-elected to a second term Sunday

Indian American author’s ’Unsuitable Celibate’ released on Amazon’s Kindle

A novella that deals with the complex issue of celibacy and teenaged monks among certain sections of the Indian American community has just been released for the global market on Amazon’s Kindle.

Brad Pitt had his first flight at 25

Actor Brad Pitt likes taking his kids around the globe

Bangladeshi leader, 63 activists arrested

A Bangladesh National Party (BNP) leader and 63 activists were arrested here Saturday for allegedly planning violent activities.

J K Rowling to launch new ’Harry Potter’ short story for Halloween

London, Oct 25 Author J.K. Rowling is set to release a new “Harry Potter” short story for Halloween.

Scientists grow functioning vessel with two tablespoons of blood

London, Oct 25 In a path-breaking research, a team of Swedish researchers has successfully grown brand new blood vessels with just two tablespoons of blood in a flat seven days.

Pakistan to introduce biometric machines to detect fake passports

Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has decided to introduce machines at the Islamabad airport to detect fake passports

Obama hugs nurse who survived Ebola

US President Barack Obama greeted nurse Nina Pham in the Oval Office with a big hug to celebrate her recovery from the Ebola virus

Microsoft co-founder to donate $100 mn to fight Ebola

US billionaire Paul Allen, one of the founders of Microsoft, will donate $100 million to the fight against the Ebola virus, the daily New York Times said.

Two dead, including gunman, at US high school: Police

Two students were dead and four injured, three of them critically, in a shooting incident Friday morning at a high school in the US state of Washington, police said.

London police compensate undercover agent’s victim

The London police department has paid 425,000 pounds ($681,000) in compensation to a woman who discovered that the man with whom she bore a child was actually an undercover police agent whose job was to spy on her activities, officials said Friday.

Facebook launches anonymous chat app

Facebook, the world’s biggest social media network, has launched a new app for mobile telephones that allows users to share interests with others anonymously.

Pakistan won’t let India build bunkers

Pakistan has said it won’t allow India to build bunkers along the Jammu and Kashmir border in violation of a bilateral pact.

Pope wants death, life terms to be abolished

Pope Francis issued a call for all the countries to abolish capital punishment and also eliminate sentences for life imprisonment because "a lifetime in prison is a hidden death sentence".

Mexican governor resigns over missing students

The governor of the Guerrero state in Mexico has quit amid increasing protests over the disappearance of 43 students and the deaths of six others.

Convicted Bangladeshi war crimes mastermind dies

Convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam, one of the most high profile leaders of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party, has died.

Kerry hosts first Diwali celebrations, hails diaspora

As Diwali becomes an important marker in the American festival calendar, Secretary of State John Kerry hosted Diwali celebrations at the State Department for the first time

Why China does not want a boundary settlement with India

Recent transgressions by Chinese troops in the northern border areas of India and the protest note by the Chinese foreign office on road building in Arunachal Pradesh

OPEC daily basket price falls again

The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $81.94 a barrel Wednesday compared to $82.09 Tuesday, the OPEC Secretariat said.

Saturn’s moon Titan glowing at dusk and dawn

In an unexpected and potentially groundbreaking discovery, NASA has spotted Saturn’s moon Titan glowing at dusk and dawn.

The answer to water scarcity might be in the air

A Brazilian engineer has designed a machine capable of producing 5,000 litres of drinking water a day by condensing humidity from the air and processing it to make it suitable for human consumption.

Drug to restore hearing loss being developed

Boosting the production of a key protein, called NT3, could help restore hearing loss caused by noise exposure and normal ageing

Mayor, wife behind attack on Mexican students

The mayor of the southern Mexican city of Iguala and his wife were behind the Sep 26 attacks on teachers that left six people dead and 43 students missing

Eight killed in Pakistan attack

At least eight people were killed and six injured Thursday when unknown gunmen opened fire at a passenger bus in Pakistan’s Balochistan province.

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