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Latest News‘Supercell storm’ batters Oz city
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‘Supercell storm’
batters Oz city
Brisbane, November 29 - Planes were flipped and roofs ripped off when hail and powerful winds tore through Australia's east coast, leaving an AUD 100 million damage bill.
The storm, which officials said was one of the worst seen in the country and the strongest to hit the city of Brisbane in three decades, rained hailstones the size of tennis balls on cars and buildings flooding streets.
The devastating tempest started as an ordinary cell so [ ... ]

Latest NewsCameron tells EU: Let us curb migrant welfare
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Cameron tells EU: Let us curb migrant welfare
Britain’s PM links migration curbs to European Union membership

Rocester, November 29 - Prime Minister David Cameron hinted on Friday he might recommend a British exit from the European Union if it stops him restricting EU migrants' access to UK welfare benefits, but said he was confident it would not come to that.
In a speech designed to breathe new life into his campaign for re-election next May, Cameron set out a detailed blueprint fo [ ... ]

Latest NewsBritish embassy car attacked in Kabul, 5 killed
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British embassy car
attacked in Kabul, 5 killed
Kabul, November 28 - A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing five persons, including one Briton, officials said.
The wreckage of a British embassy vehicle after a suicide attack in Kabul on Thursday.
mangled remains: The wreckage of a British embassy vehicle after a suicide attack in Kabul on Thursday. Reuters
The blast in the east of Kabul wounded 33 persons, including many bystander [ ... ]

Latest NewsWar veterans steal the limelight in Ukraine’s new Parliament
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War veterans steal the
limelight in Ukraine’s new Parliament
Yatseniuk wins new term as PM
Pilot held in Russia elected deputy

Kiev, November 28 - War veterans and nationalist radicals brought a revolutionary air to the opening on Thursday of Ukraine's new Parliament convened to name a government to hold the country together and set out a programme of far-reaching reform.
Hundreds of riot police guarded the building as the parliament quickly formed a five-party coalition of supp [ ... ]

Latest NewsScots to get more powers as UK edges towards federalism
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Scots to get more powers as
UK edges towards federalism
*Nationalists say not enough
*May spur similar demands from others

London, November 28 - Britain agreed to further dismantle its highly centralised system of government on Thursday, striking a political deal to grant Scotland new tax-raising powers in a move critics fear could trigger the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom.
The deal, unveiled on Thursday after an agreement between all the Scottish chapters of Britain's ma [ ... ]

Latest News Congress joins forces with Left
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 Congress joins forces with Left

New Delhi,27 November -After being apparently marginalised in national politics, the Congress today joined forces with the Left and the JD-U to take on the Narendra Modi government for its "anti-poor" policies, which include alleged dilution of MNREGA, which was UPA government's flagship welfare project.A former Union Minister of the Congress, Mani Shankar Aiyar, took part in a dharna of a large number of MGREGA workers in the Capital, which [ ... ]

Latest News26/11: M’rashtra govt all set to reform police
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 26/11: M’rashtra govt all set to reform police

Mumbai,27 November -The Maharashtra Government is all set to implement the recommendations of the Ram Pradhan committee which was set up in the wake of the November 26 terror attacks six years ago, Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde told reporters here.Tawde, along with senior police officials, was at the Police Gymkhana where they paid homage at the memorial for police personnel who had fallen to the terrorists’ bul [ ... ]

Latest NewsModi meets leaders, pushes for greater cooperation
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Modi meets leaders, pushes for greater cooperation

Kathmandu,27 November -Prime Minister Narendra Modi today carried forward the engagement with leaders of SAARC nations where the central theme was the new energy he brought to the regional grouping through his vision for greater cooperation and connectivity among member states at the summit today.On the sidelines of the SAARC Summit here, the Prime Minister had bilateral meetings with the Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay, Prime Mi [ ... ]

Latest NewsHong Kong cops arrest protesters
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 Hong Kong cops arrest protesters
Hong Kong,27 November -Hong Kong authorities cleared more street barricades from a pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile district today, part of a two-day operation in which police arrested more than 100 people, including key student leaders.Policemen swiftly cleared obstructions from the two-month-old protest site in Mong Kok, across Victoria Harbor from the main occupied area in the financial district. Some officers used shears to cut apart plasti [ ... ]

Latest News Protests across US over Ferguson ruling
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 Protests across US over Ferguson ruling

Ferguson,27 November -Some 2,000 National Guard troops dispatched to the St Louis area helped police stave off a second night of rioting and arson after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, as sympathy protests spread to several US cities.Two FBI agents were shot and wounded at a house in north St Louis County early on Wednesday, though the incident was "not directly related [ ... ]

Latest NewsRussia not isolated over Ukraine crisis, says Putin
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Russia not isolated over
Ukraine crisis, says Putin
Moscow, November 24 - President Vladimir Putin denied Moscow would be isolated internationally over the Ukraine crisis and said Russia's economy would not be the only one to suffer from Western sanctions and falls in oil prices and the rouble.
The United States and the European Union have imposed sanctions on Russia over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and its backing for separatists in the east opposed to Kiev's rule.
&q [ ... ]

Latest Newsਭਾਰਤ ਦੌਰੇ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਓਬਾਮਾ ਦੇ ਹਰਿਮੰਦਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਆਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਛਿੜੀ ਚਰਚਾ
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ਭਾਰਤ ਦੌਰੇ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਓਬਾਮਾ ਦੇ ਹਰਿਮੰਦਰ
ਸਾਹਿਬ ਆਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਛਿੜੀ ਚਰਚਾ
ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ, 23 ਨਵੰਬਰ - ਅਮਰੀਕਾ ਦੇ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਬਰਾਕ ਓਬਾਮਾ ਦੇ ਭਾਰਤ ਦੌਰੇ ਨੂੰ ਲੈ ਕੇ ਚਰਚਾ ਛਿੜ ਪਈ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਹਰਿਮੰਦਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੇ ਦਰਸ਼ਨਾਂ ਲਈ ਆਉਣਗੇ।  [ ... ]

Latest Newsਰਾਮਪਾਲ ਦੇ ਆਸ਼ਰਮ ਵਿੱਚੋਂ ਬੁਲੇਟਪਰੂਫ ਸਫਾਰੀ ਤੇ 82 ਬਾਈਕ ਬਰਾਮਦ
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ਰਾਮਪਾਲ ਦੇ ਆਸ਼ਰਮ ਵਿੱਚੋਂ ਬੁਲੇਟਪਰੂਫ
ਸਫਾਰੀ ਤੇ 82 ਬਾਈਕ ਬਰਾਮਦ
ਹਿਸਾਰ, 23 ਨਵੰਬਰ - ਪੁਲੀਸ ਨੇ ਸਤਲੋਕ ਆਸ਼ਰਮ ਦੇ ਮੁਖੀ ਰਾਮਪਾਲ ਖ਼ਿਲਾਫ਼ ਸ਼ਿਕੰਜਾ ਕੱਸ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਹੈ। ਇਸੇ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਆਸ਼ਰਮ ਵਿੱਚੋਂ ਬੁਲੇਟਪਰੂਫ ਟਾਟਾ ਸਫਾਰੀ, ਬੱਸ, ਜਿਪਸੀ, ਮਿ [ ... ]

Latest Newsਦੋ ਪਰਿਵਾਰਾਂ ਦੇ ਚਿਰਾਗ ਬੁਝਣ ਕਾਰਨ ਪਿੰਡ ਕੰਡਾਲਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਸੋਗ
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ਦੋ ਪਰਿਵਾਰਾਂ ਦੇ ਚਿਰਾਗ ਬੁਝਣ
ਕਾਰਨ ਪਿੰਡ ਕੰਡਾਲਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਸੋਗ
ਐਸ.ਏ.ਐਸ. ਨਗਰ (ਮੁਹਾਲੀ), 23 ਨਵੰਬਰ - ਇੱਥੋਂ ਦੇ ਕੁੰਭੜਾ ਟਰੈਫ਼ਿਕ ਲਾਈਟ ਚੌਕ ’ਤੇ ਬੀਤੇ ਦਿਨ ਵਾਪਰੇ ਭਿਆਨਕ ਸੜਕ ਹਾਦਸੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਫੌਤ ਹੋਏ ਬਾਰ੍ਹਵੀਂ ਸ਼੍ਰੇਣੀ ਦੇ ਦੋ ਵਿਦਿਆ [ ... ]

Latest NewsMuslim pageant challenges Western beauty contests
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 [ ... ]

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