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Latest NewsLAC incursions serious: Modi to Xi
19/09/2014
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LAC incursions
serious: Modi to Xi
* PM seeks demarcation of boundary
* Chinese Prez wants early resolution of dispute

New Delhi, September 19 - India and China today concluded talks amid the overhang of latest incursions in Ladakh with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing serious concern over repeated violations along the border.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said some incidents could occur in areas yet to be demarcated but both sides should work fast to seek amicable relations with [ ... ]


Latest NewsAustralia foils Islamic State’s beheading plot, 15 detained
19/09/2014
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Australia foils Islamic State’s
beheading plot, 15 detained
Sydney, September 19 - Militants connected with radical group Islamic State were planning to behead a member of the public in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday, after hundreds of police men raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation.
Abbott said there was a “serious risk from a terrorist attack” days after Australia raised its national terror threat level to “high” f [ ... ]


Latest NewsUkrainian prez seeks military aid from US to fight Russia
19/09/2014
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Ukrainian prez seeks military
aid from US to fight Russia
Moscow, September19 - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appealed for more US assistance, including arms, in a warmly received appearance before the US Congress on Thursday, but the latest offer of American help did not include the weaponry he is seeking.
“Please understand me correctly. Blankets, night-vision goggles are also important. But one cannot win the war with blankets.” He added: “Even more, we cannot [ ... ]


Latest NewsFloods batter Pak Punjab, PoK
19/09/2014
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Floods batter Pak
Punjab, PoK
Khushia (64) doesn’t know what awaits him as he looks at his flood-ravaged brick house in Talwandi village of Sialkot district.
Nullah Deg has uprooted many like him. Sumeira, who has been rescued by the army from her village along the Jhang-Sargodha road, sits in a camp with her three children without having any clue about her husband and two other children.
In Haveli in Pakistan- occupied Kashmir (PoK), Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif couldn’t fin [ ... ]


Latest NewsAustralia foils Islamic State’s beheading plot, 15 detained
19/09/2014
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Australia foils Islamic State’s
beheading plot, 15 detained
Sydney, September 19 - Militants connected with radical group Islamic State were planning to behead a member of the public in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday, after hundreds of police men raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation.
Abbott said there was a “serious risk from a terrorist attack” days after Australia raised its national terror threat level to “high” f [ ... ]


Latest NewsNow, IS beheads UK aid worker
15/09/2014
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Now, IS beheads
UK aid worker
Beirut/London/Washington, September 15 - Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year. British Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned his slaying as “an act of pure evil”.
Cameron confirmed Haines' death in a statement late yesterday after the British Foreign Office had said earlier that it was "working urgently to verify the video".
Haines  [ ... ]


Latest NewsScotland vote: Politicos’ role under lens
15/09/2014
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Scotland vote: Politicos’
role under lens
London, September 15- With only a few days to go until Scotland decides whether it will remain part of the United Kingdom, questions are being asked about why leading politicians didn’t get involved in the debate earlier.
Over the last week, there has been a sudden boost to the pro-independence side with opinion polls putting the ‘yes’ (for independence) vote on top, or neck-and-neck for the first time.
Until last Wednesd [ ... ]


Latest NewsN Korea sentences US man to six years of hard labour
15/09/2014
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N Korea sentences US man to
six years of hard labour
Pyongyang, September 15 - North Korea's Supreme Court today sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labour for entering the country illegally and trying to commit espionage.
At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, California, tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang's airport upon arrival on April 10 and admitted to having the "wild ambition" of experiencing priso [ ... ]


Latest NewsPro-democracy activists stage march in HK
15/09/2014
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Pro-democracy activists
stage march in HK
Hong Kong, September 15- Thousands of pro-democracy activists clad in black marched silently through Hong Kong on Sunday, holding banners saying they felt betrayed and angry at Beijing's refusal to allow fully-democratic elections for the city's next chief executive in 2017.
The protesters, who carried enormous black cloth ribbons through the streets, also held up signs calling for further civil disobedience and cheering on students planning to b [ ... ]


Latest NewsYuvi may bat for BJP in poll-bound Haryana
14/09/2014
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Yuvi may bat for BJP in
poll-bound Haryana
New Delhi, September 14 - Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who met BJP President Amit Shah at the party headquarters in Delhi on Friday, may campaign for the saffron party in Haryana for the Assembly elections, say sources.
Party sources said Yuvraj is batting for a BJP ticket for his father Yograj Singh, who unsuccessfully contested as an INLD candidate from the Panchkula Assembly segment in the 2009 polls.
"Nothing has been decided yet. The next  [ ... ]


Latest NewsWith drums and flutes, loyalists march in Scotland to keep UK intact
14/09/2014
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With drums and flutes, loyalists
march in Scotland to keep UK intact
Edinburgh, September 14 - About 12,000 Protestant unionists, including contingents from Northern Ireland, marched through Edinburgh's Old Town on Saturday in an emotional show of support for keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom.
With fife and drum bands, bowler hats and orange sashes, the marchers said the referendum on Scottish independence, which takes place this Thursday, threatened their culture and history.
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Latest NewsPak protesters suspend talks with Nawaz govt
14/09/2014
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Pak protesters suspend
talks with Nawaz govt
Islamabad, September 14 - Signs of a possible solution to end the political crisis engulfing Pakistan looked bleak today as anti-government protest leaders suspended talks with the Nawaz Sharif government following a crackdown on demonstrators with opposition leader Imran Khan asserting that there was no room for negotiations any more.
The Pakistani police arrested several dozens of anti-government protestors and a court ordered that 100 oppos [ ... ]


Latest NewsKerry in Cairo to build anti-IS coalition
14/09/2014
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Kerry in Cairo to build
anti-IS coalition
Cairo, September 14 - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Egypt's capital Cairo Saturday in a bid to build up a coalition to counter and defeat the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.
The visit is the latest leg of his Middle East tour that has taken him to Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Before his arrival, the top US diplomat managed to secure the support of 10 Arab nations for a global drive to clamp down on the terrorist group [ ... ]


Latest News‘Blade runner’ Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide
13/09/2014
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‘Blade runner’ Pistorius found
guilty of culpable homicide
Pretoria, September 13 - South African Olympian and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, who was cleared of murder charge in the killing of his girlfriend yesterday, was convicted of culpable homicide and granted a bail extension today.
June Steenkamp (left), mother of Reeva Steenkamp, holds her cousin Kim Martin as the judgment is handed down in the murder trial of South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius i [ ... ]


Latest NewsPolls put Scottish unionists a nose ahead
13/09/2014
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Polls put Scottish unionists
a nose ahead
Edinburgh, September 13 - Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have clawed back a tiny lead over separatists less than a week before Scots vote in an independence referendum that is balanced on a knife edge, opinion surveys showed on Friday.
A YouGov survey for The Times and Sun newspapers put Scottish support for the union at 52 per cent versus support for independence at 48 per cent, excluding those who said they did not know ho [ ... ]


Latest NewsBharara seeks jail for US-based Indian author
13/09/2014
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Bharara seeks jail for
US-based Indian author
New York, September 13 - Conservative Indian-American author and Obama-critic Dinesh D'Souza, who pleaded guilty to violating federal campaign laws, should be jailed up to 16 months as he committed a "serious" crime that "strikes at the heart" of the US election system, Manhattan's top federal prosecutor Preet Bharara said.
D'Souza, 53, will be sentenced on September 23 on charges of making $20,000 in illegal campaign cont [ ... ]


Latest NewsPak Army says Malala’s attackers held
13/09/2014
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Pak Army says Malala’s
attackers held
Islamabad, September 13 - A group of Taliban terrorists who attacked Malala Yousafzai, the teenaged Pakistani girl education activist, and her friends in the country's Swat district in 2012 has been arrested, the Pakistan Army announced on Friday.
Since surviving the Taliban assassination attempt, Malala has become a global figure for the struggle of all children to study in school.
The 10-member terrorist group that attacked Malala was called [ ... ]


Latest NewsFloods threaten Pak’s historic Multan city
13/09/2014
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Floods threaten Pak’s
historic Multan city
Islamabad, September 13 - After causing widespread damage in northern Punjab in Pakistan, the devastating floods now threaten the historic city of Multan and its famous shrines, even as authorities struggle to save the city.
The floods, triggered by heavy monsoon showers, have inundated dozens of villages in central Pakistan.
One of the main rivers of the country, Chenab, is still in high flood and has already caused widespread destructio [ ... ]


Latest NewsHimachal MLA, 11 others acquitted
12/09/2014
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Jyoti murder case
Himachal MLA,
11 others acquitted
Panchkula, September 12 - A Panchkula fast-track court today acquitted Himachal Pradesh MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary and 11 others in the Jyoti murder case after the prosecution failed to prove charges against them.
After a 16-month trial, the verdict was pronounced by the special crime against women court of additional sessions judge Roopam Singh. The prosecution failed to prove any major charges, including that of murder, fraud and destru [ ... ]


Latest News‘Blade runner’ Pistorius not guilty of premeditated murder
12/09/2014
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‘Blade runner’ Pistorius not
guilty of premeditated murder
May face charge of culpable homicide in girlfriend killing case

Pretoria, September 12 - ‘Blade runner’ Oscar Pistorius was today found not guilty of premeditated murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a South African judge dismissed the most serious charge against him.
The high-profile trial was adjourned until tomorrow when the 27-year-old paralympian will hear whether he has been found guilty of culpa [ ... ]


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