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Latest NewsMuslim pageant challenges Western beauty contests
22/11/2014
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Muslim pageant challenges
Western beauty contests
Prambanan, November 22 - An eclectic mix of women from around the world will compete in the finale of a pageant exclusively for Muslims in Indonesia, seen as a riposte to Western beauty contests.
The women, who include a doctor and a computer scientist, are set to parade in glittering dresses against the backdrop of world-renowned ancient temples for the contest in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.
However, the 18 finali [ ... ]


Latest NewsBiden in Kiev as Prez Poroshenko heckled at Maidan anniversary
22/11/2014
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Biden in Kiev as Prez
Poroshenko heckled at
Maidan anniversary
Kiev, November 22 - US Vice-President Joe Biden met Ukraine's leaders today as the ex-Soviet country marks a year since the start of protests that toppled a pro-Russian regime and sparked the conflict ravaging the nation's east.
The Ukrainian government hopes Biden will announce further US assistance for its forces, locked in a drawn-out struggle with pro-Moscow separatists in the east.
The US has so far limited its supp [ ... ]


Latest NewsICC mulls war crimes’ charges against jihadists
21/11/2014
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ICC mulls war crimes’
charges against jihadists
Berlin, November 21 - The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said she was weighing bringing war crimes charges against Islamic State jihadist fighters, in an interview published today.
Fatou Bensouda told the German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung that such steps would be possible for extremists whose home countries have signed on to the ICC's treaty.
"There is a lot of evidence that there are foreign fighters in th [ ... ]


Latest NewsIndian-American Bera re-elected to US Congress
21/11/2014
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Indian-American Bera
re-elected to US Congress
Ami Bera Washington, November 21 - Amiresh 'Ami' Bera, the lone Indian American lawmaker in the US House of Representatives, repeated history as he edged out his Republican opponent in a California race two weeks after the elections.
Bera, who had won in a similar fashion in 2012, trailed Republican Doug Ose by more than 3,000 votes at the close of election night and steadily closed the gap as election officials tallied tens of thousands of  [ ... ]


Latest NewsSwedish court upholds Assange detention order
21/11/2014
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Swedish court upholds
Assange detention order
Stockholm, November 21 - A Swedish court rejected on Thursday an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to revoke a detention order issued over allegations of sexual assault, but called on prosecutors to make more effort to question him. Assange's Swedish lawyer said the decision would be appealed to the Supreme Court.
Assange's lawyers have argued that the arrest warrant should be repealed because it cannot be enforced while Assange is i [ ... ]


Latest NewsMissouri executes Leon Taylor
20/11/2014
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1994 gas station attendant killing
Missouri executes
Leon Taylor
Bonne Terre, November 20 - A man who killed a suburban Kansas City gas station attendant in front of the worker’s young stepdaughter in 1994 was put to death early today, the ninth execution in the US state of Missouri this year.
Leon Taylor, 56, was pronounced dead at 12.22 am at the state prison in Bonne Terre, minutes after receiving a lethal injection. With Taylor’s death, 2014 ties 1999 for having the most e [ ... ]


Latest NewsIsraelis, Palestinians look to personal safety in Jerusalem
20/11/2014
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Israelis, Palestinians look to
personal safety in Jerusalem
Jerusalem, November 20 - On edge but faithful to their religious routine, worshippers returned on Wednesday to the Jerusalem synagogue where four rabbis and a policeman were killed in a Palestinian attack a day earlier.
The bloodstains had been washed away. But four memorial candles burned as about a dozen men chanted their daily prayers and police newly stationed outside guarded the Kehillat Bnei Torah congregation.
“It& [ ... ]


Latest News8 dead as snowstorm batters US
20/11/2014
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8 dead as snowstorm
batters US
*Buffalo area in NY worst hit
*1.5-m snow traps many in cars, homes
*Flights grounded

Washington, November 20 - A massive snowstorm stranded motorists, canceled flights and left at least eight people dead in the northeastern United States, officials said today.
Areas east and southeast of Buffalo, in northern New York state, could receive a year's accumulation of snow or even more in just two days, Erie County executive Mark Poloncarz said. The deadly st [ ... ]


Latest News Be ready for snap polls in M'rashtra: Pawar to cadres
19/11/2014
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 Be ready for snap polls in M'rashtra: Pawar to cadres

Mumbai 19, November -"If the BJP and the Shiv Sena had come together, they could have given a stable government. But if the situation remains like this for the next six months, it will be time for the fresh elections to the Maharashtra Assembly," Pawar said at a gathering of NCP workers at a resort in Alibaug.He said the NCP was not responsible for ensuring the stability to the BJP government in Maharashtra. "Our su [ ... ]


Latest News BCCI closes ranks, backs Srinivasan, Raman
19/11/2014
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 BCCI closes ranks, backs Srinivasan, Raman  
Chennai 19, November-An emergency meeting of the BCCI Working Committee here Tuesday decided to support Indian Premier League (IPL) chief operating officer Sundar Raman while postponing the board's Annual General Meeting (AGM) for December 17.
N Srinivasan and MS Dhoni, the Mudgal report says, claimed Gurunath Meiyappan had no role in cricket affairs of the CSK.N Srinivasan and MS Dhoni, the Mudgal report says, claimed Gurunath Meiya [ ... ]


Latest NewsRuling on shooting of black teenager by white police officer
19/11/2014
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Ruling on shooting of black teenager by white police officer

Washington 19, November -Emergency has been declared in the American State of Missouri ahead of grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager who was killed by a white police officer.The killing of Michael Brown, 18, in August had resulted in large scale violence in certain parts of the State. A grand jury decision is expected anytime now.The decision by the Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to declare emerg [ ... ]


Latest News Palestinian militants kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack
19/11/2014
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 Palestinian militants kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack


Jerusalem,18 November -Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by the police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city amid a surge in religious conflict.
Three of the victims held dual US-Israeli citizenship and the fourth man was a British-Israeli national, the police said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin N [ ... ]


Latest NewsMH17 wreckage removal starts in rebel-held eastern Ukraine
17/11/2014
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MH17 wreckage removal
starts in rebel-held eastern Ukraine
Grabove, November 17 - Workers today began removing the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, four months after it was shot down killing 298 passengers and crew.
Dutch experts supervised a crew from the emergency ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic as they began cutting pieces of the plane's wreckage with metal saws at the crash site near the village of Grabo [ ... ]


Latest NewsAfghan female lawmaker survives suicide attack
17/11/2014
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Afghan female lawmaker
survives suicide attack
Kabul, November 17 - A suicide bomber today targeted a vehicle convoy of Afghan lawmakers that included a prominent female MP, killing three civilians and injuring 17 others, officials said.
The blast, in which the attacker detonated an explosives-packed car, left the MPs' vehicles badly damaged on a main road in the west of Kabul, close to the parliament.
"(Shukria) Barekzai is fine and suffers small injuries," interior ministry  [ ... ]


Latest NewsAfghan female lawmaker survives suicide attack
17/11/2014
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Afghan female lawmaker
survives suicide attack
Kabul, November 17  - A suicide bomber today targeted a vehicle convoy of Afghan lawmakers that included a prominent female MP, killing three civilians and injuring 17 others, officials said.
The blast, in which the attacker detonated an explosives-packed car, left the MPs' vehicles badly damaged on a main road in the west of Kabul, close to the parliament.
"(Shukria) Barekzai is fine and suffers small injuries," interior min [ ... ]


Latest NewsIS claims beheading of US aid worker in latest video
17/11/2014
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IS claims beheading of US
aid worker in latest video
Clip also shows simultaneous killing of 18 Syrian military men

Beirut, November 17 - The Islamic State jihadist group today claimed to have executed Peter Kassig, a US aid worker kidnapped in Syria, as a warning to the United States. The same video showed the gruesome simultaneous beheadings of at least 18 men described as Syrian military personnel, the latest in a series of mass executions and other atrocities carried out by IS.
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Latest News Australia draw first blood
15/11/2014
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 Australia draw first blood

Perth,15 November -Paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile took four wickets to fire Australia to a 32-run victory over South Africa in the first One-day International in Perth on Friday.
Australia captain Michael Clarke was ruled out midway through the match after re-aggravating his hamstring injury but stand-in skipper George Bailey scored a telling 70 to help drive the hosts to 300 for eight wickets after a mid-innings collapse.
Newly crowned ICC cricketer of the y [ ... ]


Latest News The chance not taken
15/11/2014
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 The chance not taken

Sochi,15 November-Viswanathan Anand missed out on an opportunity to press for serious advantage and settled for a draw with defending champion Magnus Carlsen in the fifth game of the World Chess Championship here today.
The third draw in five games maintained parity and the scores now stand at 2.5-2.5 with seven games still remaining in the million Euros match.
After a day's rest Anand yet again looked for an advantage with white pieces and Carlsen was pushed to [ ... ]


Latest News Pak security ‘linked’ with Afghanistan
15/11/2014
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 Pak security ‘linked’ with Afghanistan
Islamabad 15, November -Pakistan's military told new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that the security of the two countries was "inextricably linked" on Friday as Ghani kicked off a two-day trip aimed at rebuilding damaged ties between the two countries.
Relations have been harmed by regular accusations from both countries that the other is harbouring anti-government insurgents who cross the porous border and mount deadly atta [ ... ]


Latest NewsObama prods Myanmar on elections
15/11/2014
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Obama prods Myanmar on elections
Says barring Suu Kyi from presidency doesn’t make much sense

Yangon,15 November -Standing next to Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, Obama said the law barring her from becoming president "doesn't make much sense".
Obama held talks with fellow Nobel laureate Suu Kyi at her lakeside villa in Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon, after arriving from the capital Naypyidaw where he discussed the nation's troubled reform process with Presi [ ... ]


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