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Latest NewsDilip Kumar’s Pak house may not be a national heritage
22/07/2014
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Dilip Kumar’s Pak house may
not be a national heritage
Islamabad, 22 July - The Department of Archaeology and Museums has turned down the Pakistan Government’s request to convert film legend Dilip Kumar’s ancestral house in Peshawar into a national heritage, describing the idea as “unfeasible”.
Now it is up to Information and National Heritage Minister Pervaiz Rashid, who had received an order from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier this week about designat [ ... ]


Latest NewsTrain carrying remains of MH17 victims leaves Ukraine crash site
22/07/2014
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Train carrying remains of MH17
victims leaves Ukraine crash site
Donetsk, July 22 - A train carrying the remains of most of the almost 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine left the site on Monday, after the Malaysian Prime Minister reached a deal with the leader of pro-Russian separatists controlling the area.
The aircraft's black boxe, which could hold information about the crash in rebel-held eastern Ukraine but will not pinpoint who did it, would be given to  [ ... ]


Latest NewsDecision mutual, says Omar
21/07/2014
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Decision mutual,
says Omar
Jammu, July 21 - Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Sunday he had not made public the “mutual decision” of the National Conference and the Congress not to go in for a pre-poll alliance in Jammu and Kashmir because he didn’t want to play the “game of one-upmanship”.
The decision, which the Congress announced in Jammu today, was taken 10 days ago, he claimed. “I did not announce it because I didn’t want to get into the  [ ... ]


Latest NewsNC, Cong sever tie-up in J-K
21/07/2014
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NC, Cong sever tie-up in J-K
*To go it alone in Assembly polls
*Will be part of govt till end of term

Jammu, July 21 - Ruling alliance partners — the National Conference and the Congress — today decided to go it alone in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections scheduled later this year. The two parties will, however, stay in the government till the elections.
The announcement, which is set to change the dynamics of politics in the state, has come at a time when the BJP and t [ ... ]


Latest NewsMissile system used to down MH17 came from Russia, says Kerry
21/07/2014
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Missile system used to down
MH17 came from Russia,
says Kerry
Washington, July 21 - The sophisticated missile system used to shoot down a Malaysian jet was given to pro-Russian Ukraine rebels by Russia, Secretary of State John Kerry said today, citing "extraordinary circumstantial evidence" the US had on the tragic incident that killed 298 people.
"It's pretty clear that this is a system that was transferred from Russia in the hands of separatists," Kerry told CNN [ ... ]


Latest NewsClashes erupt over Tripoli airport, 4 dead
21/07/2014
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Clashes erupt over
Tripoli airport, 4 dead
Tripoli, July 21 - Heavy fighting erupted on Sunday around Tripoli International Airport, where rival militias have been battling for control, killing at least four people and forcing thousands from their homes, local residents and witnesses said.
The airport standoff is the most serious violence in Tripoli since the 2011 fall of Muammar Gaddafi, with Libya's fragile government unable to assert authority over rival brigades of former rebels figh [ ... ]


Latest NewsIt’s Centre vs Haryana over HSGPC
19/07/2014
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It’s Centre vs Haryana
over HSGPC
*Undo separate body, Union Govt tells state
*No going back, we’re on firm footing: Hooda

Chandigarh, July 19 - The Haryana Government is headed for a showdown with the Centre over a separate body for management of gurdwaras. Haryana Chief Secretary SC Chodhary on Friday refused to abide by Union Home Secretary’s directions, asking him to request the Governor to withdraw his assent to the Haryana Sikh Gurdwaras (Management) Bill 2014.
 [ ... ]


Latest NewsMH17 crash: 181 bodies found, black box with rebels
19/07/2014
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MH17 crash: 181 bodies found,
black box with rebels
Kuala Lumpur/Kiev, July 19 - Rescuers have so far recovered 181 bodies scattered over a vast area in eastern Ukraine even as pro-Russia rebels today said they have recovered the black box from the wreckage of the Malaysian plane blown up by a missile, killing all 298 persons on board.
Pro-Russia rebels claimed to have recovered the black box of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and had announced that they are planning to have it moved to Mo [ ... ]


Latest NewsAIDS community mourns as top experts feared dead in MH17 crash
19/07/2014
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AIDS community mourns as top
experts feared dead in MH17 crash
Melbourne/Amesterdam, July 19 - The world of AIDS research was in shock on Friday after dozens of leading HIV experts were feared killed when a Malaysian plane was shot down over Ukraine, in a setback for the global campaign against the disease.
Among them was Joep Lange, who researched the condition for more than 30 years and was considered a giant in the field, admired for his tireless advocacy for access to affordable AIDS [ ... ]


Latest NewsIsrael launches ground offensive in Gaza
19/07/2014
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Israel launches ground
offensive in Gaza
Gaza/Jerusalem, July 19 - In a dramatic escalation of the 10-day conflict, Israel today launched its first ground offensive in five years in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with artillery and tanks, after airstrikes that have killed 265 Palestinians so far failed to stop the militants' rocket attacks on the Jewish state.
Israeli forces backed by artillery and airstrikes launched the ground offensive last night with the army saying the objective is to s [ ... ]


Latest News295 killed as Malaysian passenger plane ‘shot down’ over Ukraine
18/07/2014
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295 killed as Malaysian passenger
plane ‘shot down’ over Ukraine
*as flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur
*krainian officials point at pro-Russian rebels

Kuala Lumpur/Kiev, July 18 - All 295 people on board a Malaysia Airlines plane were killed today after the aircraft was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, nearly four months after the mysterious disappearance of MH370 in the Indian Ocean.
The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flying from Amst [ ... ]


Latest NewsRussia condemns ‘primitive’ US sanctions over Ukraine
18/07/2014
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Russia condemns ‘primitive’ US sanctions over Ukraine
Moscow, July 18 - Russia condemned new US sanctions on Thursday as a primitive attempt to take revenge on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis and accused Washington of blackmailing the European Union into agreeing more sanctions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lamented the latest round of US sanctions against Russia, saying they will stalemate bilateral relations and hurt not only Russian but also American businesse [ ... ]


Latest NewsGunmen attack Kabul airport, 4 militants killed
18/07/2014
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Gunmen attack Kabul
airport, 4 militants killed
Kabul, July 18 - Militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday in one of the most audacious assaults on the facility, used by both civilians and the military, in a year.
The attack on the airport comes at a time of great uncertainty for Afghanistan as votes from the second round of a disputed presidential election are to be recounted. The poll is meant to mark Afghanist [ ... ]


Latest NewsTakht excommunicates HSGPC architects Chattha, Nalvi, Jhinda
17/07/2014
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Takht excommunicates HSGPC
architects Chattha, Nalvi, Jhinda
Jathedar says SGPC responsible, too, as it ignored the demand of Haryana Sikhs

Amritsar, July 17 - Akal Takht today excommunicated Haryana Finance Minister Harmohinder Singh Chattha and state Sikh leaders Jagdish Singh Jhinda and Didar Singh Nalvi for “challenging the supremacy of Akal Takht by conspiring to divide the SGPC despite being repeatedly warned against it”.
Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, whi [ ... ]


Latest NewsModi invites Putin to Kudankulam N-plant
17/07/2014
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Modi invites Putin to
Kudankulam N-plant
Fortaleza, July 17 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has favoured broadening of the special and privileged strategic partnership with Russia in nuclear, defence and energy sectors and invited President Vladimir Putin to visit Kudankulam atomic power project during his trip in December.
The two leaders met for 40 minutes on the sidelines of the BRICS summit here late last night after their Monday meeting was deferred because of Putin's engagements in  [ ... ]


Latest NewsIsrael warns Gazans to flee as military campaign intensifies
17/07/2014
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Israel warns Gazans to flee as
military campaign intensifies
Gaza/Jerusalem, July 17 - Israel today stepped up its offensive in Gaza, asking 100,000 Palestinians to flee their homes and threatening ground operations, as the death toll in the airstrikes climbed to 208 with tensions escalating following failed Egyptian cease-fire efforts.
Thousands of people have fled their homes amid the bombardments, taking refuge in UN buildings, some of which have been damaged by the Israeli bombardmen [ ... ]


Latest NewsTyphoon shuts Manila, kills 13
17/07/2014
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Typhoon shuts
Manila, kills 13
Manila, July 17 - The first typhoon of the Philippines' brutal rainy season shut down the nation's capital today, killing at least 13 persons across the country and cutting power for millions.
Ferocious winds from Typhoon Rammasun tore roofs off houses, overturned cars and ripped down electricity lines in the megacity of Manila, as well as remote fishing villages hundreds of kilometres away.
"I thought I was going to die. I went out to look for gasoli [ ... ]


Latest NewsIn Brazil, Modi to press for equal shareholding in BRICS bank
15/07/2014
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In Brazil, Modi to press for equal
shareholding in BRICS bank
Fortaleza (Brazil), July 15 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch his first multilateral engagement in this seaside city of Brazil, meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of tomorrow’s BRICS Summit at which India will press for equal shareholding for its five-member countries in the proposed $ 50 billion BRICS Development Bank so that no shareholder dominates.
As the football [ ... ]


Latest NewsIsrael downs Hamas drone
15/07/2014
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Israel downs Hamas drone
A week on, Gaza war takes on deadly routine despite calls for truce

Gaza/Jerusalem, July 15 - Israel today unleashed more airstrikes on Gaza and shot down a drone used for the first time by Hamas militants even as international pressure mounted on both to end the week-long conflict that has killed 175 Palestinians.
Although Israel has delayed its ground offensive amid global calls for a ceasefire, the military continued its airstrikes, killing four people today.
Th [ ... ]


Latest NewsRussian army officers ‘fighting’ with rebels
15/07/2014
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Russian army officers
‘fighting’ with rebels
Kiev to give proof of incursions

Kiev, July 15 - Ukraine on Monday accused Russian army officers of fighting alongside separatists in the east of the country and said Moscow was once more building up its troops on the joint border.
A missile that downed a Ukrainian transport plane near the border was probably fired from Russia, Ukrainian officials said.
President Petro Poroshenko held an emergency meeting of his security chiefs a [ ... ]


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