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China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

BEIJING, July 29 (AP): China’s ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping’s grip on power

5 things to know about Ebola outbreak

DAKAR, July 29 (AP): There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a ...

‘Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty’

WASHINGTON, July 29 (AP): In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, ...

Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

GAZA CITY, July 29 (AP): Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group’s control in Gaza and firing tank ...

Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

WASHINGTON, July 25 (AP): Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel’s largest airport after ...

US senator urges Myanmar to reform constitution

WASHINGTON, July 25 (AP): The top-ranking Republican senator issued a strong call for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu ...

No survivors in Air Algerie plane crash

Paris, July 25 (IANS/EFE): French President François Hollande confirmed Friday that none of the 116 people on board has survived the Air Algerie passenger plane ...

Pressure for Gaza truce talks; death toll passes 800

GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 25 (Reuters): U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional leaders to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death ...

Ukraine PM announces resignation

KIEV, July 24 (AP): Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country’s starkly ...

UN human development report faults inequality

TOKYO, July 24 (AP): Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a ...

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

TAIPEI, July 24 (AP): An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, ...

UN wants ‘thoroughly inclusive’ govt in Iraq

Baghdad, July 24 (IANS): Visiting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday called for the formation of a “thoroughly inclusive” government in Iraq as the country grapples ...

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

GAZA CITY, July 24 (AP): Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 ...

US govt believes rebels likely downed MH 17 “by mistake”

WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters): The U.S. government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet “by mistake,” not realizing it was ...

Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash

Kristen GelineauAssociated PressIn a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?”Samira Calehr wrapped her ...

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

GAZA CITY, July 23 (AP): Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the U.S. secretary of state flew ...

MH 17 Crash: Bodies, black boxes handed over

DONETSK, July 22 (Reuters): A train carrying the remains of many of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine arrived ...

HIV pills show promise to prevent infection

Melbourne, July 22 (AP): There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the ...

Jakarta governor wins Indonesian election

JAKARTA, July 22 (AP): Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, won the country’s presidential ...

Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

CAIRO, July 22 (AP): The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials ...
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Flipkart raises $1 bn funding, highest ever in Indian e-commerce

New Delhi: e-Commerce giant Flipkart announced raising $1 billion from new and existing investors. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC is the new investor, which has
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Eid-ul-Fitr celebration brings message of peace and unity

(LEFT) Kohima Muslim Community prays on the eve of Eid-Mubarak. (RIGHT) Officials of Dimapur Muslim Public Forum (DMPF) celebrating idd festival with inmates of Central

ANIDJFA resolves to hold ‘fasting prayer’

Dimapur: The All Nagaland Inter Department Joint Forum Association (ANIDJFA), the Central Office bearers decided and unanimously resolved for two days fasting prayer on July

BJP central team to submit report on Tripura to PM

Agartala: A BJP central team Tuesday said it would submit to the prime minister its report on the situation in Tripura following attacks on party

13 affected with encephalitis in Arunachal

Itanagar: A total 13 people afflicted with encephalitis are undergoing treatment in Arunachal Pradesh, where a ten-year-old girl succumbed to the killer disease last week.State

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Assam militants abduct construction firm managerGuwahati, July 29 (IANS): Suspected militants Tuesday abducted the manager of a construction firm engaged in the four-lane highway project

Construction of world's tallest railway bridge begins in Manipur

IMPHAL: Construction of the world's tallest railway bridge from the point of pillar height has begun in Manipur by the Northeast Frontier Railway Construction Organisation.The