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‘Doctors should take lead in push to curb climate change’

LONDON, February 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Doctors should take the lead in supporting political efforts to cut the pace of climate change and encouraging more

Egyptian court lists Hamas as terror group

Cairo, February 28 (IANS): An Egyptian court on Saturday designated the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas as a terrorist organisation, media reported.The Cairo Court of Urgent ...

Pope Francis attacks 'throw-away' economic globalization

Rome, February 28 (Reuters): Pope Francis launched a fresh attack on economic injustice on Saturday, condemning the "throw-away culture" of globalization and calling for new ...

Car bombs kill 27 people north of Iraq's capital, Baghdad

Baghdad, February 28 (AP): Car bombs targeting a crowded market and Shiite militia checkpoints north of Iraq's capital killed 27 people Saturday, authorities said, as ...

Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead

Moscow, February 28 (Reuters): Thousands of stunned Russians laid flowers and lit candles on Saturday on the bridge where opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot ...

Fijians get to design new flag as nation ditches Union Jack

WELLINGTON, FEBRUARY 27 (AP): Fijians will get the opportunity to design a newflag as the country prepares to ditch Britain’s Union Jack.Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe ...

Afghan avalanches: Flooding takes toll

KABUL, FEBRUARY 27 (AP): The death toll from severe weather that caused avalanches and flooding across much of Afghanistan has jumped to more than 200 ...

Atheist US blogger killed in machete attack in Bangladesh

DHAKA, FEBRUARY 27 (REUTERS): Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death a blogger in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks ...

Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons

A boy aims an automatic gun given to him by a Ukrainian serviceman in the village of Chermalyk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. In ...

Monstrous black hole sheds new light on evolution

Beijing, February  26 (IANS): A black hole, 12 billion times as massive as the Sun that grew to gargantuan size in the universe’s first billion ...

Japan’s tug-of-war over World War II statement

TOKYO, February 26 (AP):  Diplomatically speaking, they may be the most important words Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe utters this year.So much so that he ...

Turkey loses soldier during Taliban hit on Embassy in Kabul

Kabul, February 26 (AP): A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives targeted a Turkish Embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital during the Thursday ...

With new slogan, Chinese leader sets goals, keeps tradition

A woman carries a bag of groceries as she walks past a Chinese government billboard stating “China Dream” near a residential building in Beijing, on ...

Overfishing driving slavery on Thailand’s seafood boats

Samut Sakhon (Thailand), February 25 (AP): Urine pools under a bed where an emaciated Burmese man lies wearing only a T-shirt and a diaper.As he ...

Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant for ex-leader

Dhaka, February 25 (AP): A Bangladesh court issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in two graft cases after she failed to ...

Amnesty’s report details ‘devastating year of mass violence’

Countless towns were decimated by violence in 2014, including the Syrian city of Kobane.London, February 25 (BBC): Amnesty International’s newly published annual report makes for ...

Bombings kill 15 people

Baghdad, February 24 (AP): A series of bombings in Baghdad and near the Iraqi capital killed at least 15 people on Tuesday, officials said.Iraq sees ...

Oil slump threatens easy life of affluent Norwegians

Stavanger (Norway), February 24 (AP): Losing his job on a Norwegian oil rig meant more to Kristoffer Sandberg than saying goodbye to a high salary. ...

Fearing Ebola, North Korea bars tourists from capital marathon

TOKYO, FEBRUARY 23 (AP): Further restricting travel to the already isolated country, North Korea barred foreigners from one of its most popular tourist events — ...

Putin surveys the map as he ponders next move on Ukraine

Ukrainian troops ride on self-propelled artillery near Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine on Monday, February 23. A Ukrainian military spokesman says continuing attacks from rebels are delaying ...
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Swine flu claims 36 more lives, over 19,000 affected

New Delhi, February 28 (PTI): Swine flu has claimed 36 more lives raising the toll to 1,041 even as the number of people affected by

Document leak: Court extends Sharma's police custody

New Delhi, February 28 (IANS): A court here Saturday extended the police custody of Lokesh Sharma, an employee of Noida-based energy consultantcy, arrested in the

'Bhagwat's Mother Teresa comment to justify forced reconversion': Minority Forum

Kolkata, February 28 (IANS): Condemning RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comment on Mother Teresa, a forum of minorities organisations in West Bengal Saturday said the leader's

Car bombs kill 27 people north of Iraq's capital, Baghdad

Baghdad, February 28 (AP): Car bombs targeting a crowded market and Shiite militia checkpoints north of Iraq's capital killed 27 people Saturday, authorities said, as

Pope Francis attacks 'throw-away' economic globalization

Rome, February 28 (Reuters): Pope Francis launched a fresh attack on economic injustice on Saturday, condemning the "throw-away culture" of globalization and calling for new

Egyptian court lists Hamas as terror group

Cairo, February 28 (IANS): An Egyptian court on Saturday designated the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas as a terrorist organisation, media reported.The Cairo Court of Urgent

Budget 2015: Top takeaways for the common man

NEW DELHI, February 28 (PTI): In a budget that had several firsts, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech announced a slew of tax

Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead

Moscow, February 28 (Reuters): Thousands of stunned Russians laid flowers and lit candles on Saturday on the bridge where opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot
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Budget aims to boost growth and infrastructure

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 28 (AP): India's finance minister announced the government's new budget on Saturday, promising a slew of measures that attempt to balance welfare