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Two killed in US hospital shooting

Two hospital workers were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at a hospital in the American city Houston.

Eight detained in Hong Kong

Eight people were detained Thursday in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok area which has been occupied by protesters for over 20 days.

Want to stay sharp? Develop a rich vocabulary

Possessing a good vocabulary could shield you from incipient dementia when age catches up with you, a study has found.

Three smugglers killed along Egypt-Israel border

At least three Egyptian smugglers were killed and three injured during clashes with the security forces along the Egyptian-Israeli border.

Libyan army moves towards recapturing Benghazi

The Libya National Army, supported by Major General Khalifa Haftar, has entered Benghazi for the first time in two months.

US air defence forces on alert after attack on Canadian parliament

Air defence forces were put on high alert and cities across the US increased security after Wednesday’s deadly shooting attacks on the Canadian parliament in the capital city of Ottawa.

Kurdish parliament okays sending forces to Syria’s Kobane

Baghdad, Oct 22 (IANS) The parliament of Iraq’s semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan agreed Wednesday to send Peshmerga regional security forces to the besieged town of Kobane in Syria via Turkey, media reported.

North Korea releases detained American

North Korea has released detained American Jeffrey Edward Fowle and handed him over to the US

Indians in Gambia contribute to fight against Ebola

The Indian community in Gambia, has provided $20,567 to boost preparatory strategy against the Ebola virus disease.

Canadian soldier shot at war memorial in Ottawa 

A Canadian soldier was shot and wounded by an unidentified gunman at the National War Memorial in Ottawa Wednesday.

Indian-origin student named America’s Top Young Scientist

Sahil Doshi, a 14-year-old Indian-American student has won the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Jokowi sworn in as Indonesian president

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, locally known as Jokowi, was sworn in as the seventh Indonesian president at the parliament building Monday, replacing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

26 die in Iraq triple bomb attacks

At least 26 people were killed and 96 injured Saturday in three car bomb attacks in Iraqi capital city of Baghdad.

Chennai-born Indian-American scientist to get rare honour

Chennai born Indian-American engineer and scientist Subra Suresh is set to be inducted into the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on Sunday

First US Ebola-infected nurse shifted from Dallas

Nina Pham, the first nurse to contract the Ebola virus in the US, has been moved to the National Institute of Health (NIH) outside Washington

Indian diaspora in Britain urged to invest in energy, manufacturing

The 24th Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC) Diaspora Engagement Meet, held in London, focused on partnerships in manufacturing, skills and energy.

Al Qaeda seizes two towns in central Yemen

Al-Qaeda fighters Thursday seized control of two towns in the central Yemeni province of Eb, one of their strongholds

662 killed in fighting over Syrian Kurdish city

At least 662 people have died during the month-long offensive by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group on the Syrian Kurdish enclave

UN volunteer dies of Ebola in Liberia

The UN Mission in Liberia said Wednesday that a volunteer who worked in UNMIL Medical passed away in hospital after testing positive for Ebola Oct 6

Pakistan records year’s first dengue death

A 24-year-old youth succumbed to dengue in Pakistan, making it the first death this year due to the tropical disease

Nine security personnel killed in Yemen Al Qaeda attacks

Three Yemeni soldiers and six policemen were killed Thursday when suspected Al Qaeda militants launched attacks

Fresh clashes reported in eastern Ukraine

The Ukrainian military command Thursday reported fresh clashes in the east of the country and accused pro-Russian separatists

Suspected Ebola patient hospitalised in Denmark

A person with suspected Ebola infection has been hospitalised at Hvidovre Hospital in Denmark’s capital Copenhagen

One killed, 17 injured in China earthquake

At least one person was confirmed dead and 19 injured when a quake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit southwest China’s Yunnan province

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