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Strong earthquake shakes south-western China

world October 8, 2014 at 6:19 pm 0 comments

Beijing, A strong, shallow earthquake that shook south-western China overnight killed at least one person, damaged buildings and prompted thousands to camp outside as aftershocks continued to strike the area, officials said Wednesday. The earthquake with a magnitude of at least 6.0 struck the Weiyuan city area of Yunnan provinceRead More

World Bank’s Cost-cutting Finance Chief Declines Bonus

world October 8, 2014 at 6:19 pm 0 comments

Washington, The World Bank’s finance chief said he would decline the remainder of his bonus in a move that appeared aimed at quelling discontent among staff who thought it out of line given planned layoffs and budget cuts. Bertrand Badre, the chief financial officer who has pushed much of theRead More

US University Names Business School After Indian American

world October 8, 2014 at 6:18 pm 0 comments

Washington, A top private US varsity has named its first business school after an Indian American real estate tycoon in the Midwest. Rockford University announced the creation of the Puri Business School in recognition of a USD 5 million contribution to the varsity by First Rockford Group Founder and President SunilRead More

Banker is First in UK to Admit Charge Over Libor

world October 8, 2014 at 6:18 pm 0 comments

London, A senior banker from a leading British lender has become the first person in the UK to admit criminal charges related to manipulating Libor. The banker appeared at Southwark Crown Court on Friday, but his admission of guilt was only allowed to be reported yesterday (Tuesday). He was releasedRead More

Navy : Self-guided Unmanned Patrol Boats Make Debut

world October 8, 2014 at 6:18 pm 0 comments

Norfolk, Self-guided unmanned patrol boats that can leave warships they’re protecting and swarm and attack potential threats on the water could join the U.S. Navy’s fleet within a year, defense officials say, adding the new technology could one day help stop attacks like the deadly 2000 bombing of the USSRead More

Mitt Romney for United States President in 2016? Not entirely out of the question

world October 8, 2014 at 6:17 pm 0 comments

Washington, Mitt Romney, day in and day out, hears it wherever he goes, whether at campaign events for Republican congressional candidates, restaurants, or private dinners, the message is the same – run for president in 2016. Romney associates say he is flattered by the attention and believes he would haveRead More

Al Qaeda attacks south Yemen town of al-Bayda, four soldiers killed

world October 8, 2014 at 6:16 pm 0 comments

Sanaa, Fighters from al Qaeda attacked security and government buildings in al-Bayda in the southern part of Yemen on Wednesday, killing at least four soldiers before they were beaten back, local officials said. The attack was one of the first by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Sunni MuslimsRead More

Fight against Ebola ‘top national security priority': Obama

Fight against Ebola ‘top national security priority': Obama

Breaking news, Latest headlines, world October 7, 2014 at 5:31 pm 0 comments

  Obama made the announcement on Monday after being briefed by Dr Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, Obama did not specify how screening would be changed. Frieden said that officials would explore a variety of options. Obama also called for moreRead More

Hong Kong protesters agree to formal talks

Breaking news, Latest headlines, world October 7, 2014 at 5:06 pm 0 comments

Hong Kong: Representatives of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters Tuesday agreed to hold official talks with the government. Though no date was set, the students made it clear the talks would be called off if the remaining demonstrators were cleared from the streets by force, BBC reported. As the protests continuedRead More

6.6 magnitude earthquake hits China

Breaking news, Latest headlines, world October 7, 2014 at 5:03 pm 0 comments

Beijing: A powerful quake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit southwest China Tuesday night. No casualty was reported immediately, according to Xinhua. The temblor, with a focal depth of just five km, was felt strongly in Jinggu Dai and Yi autonomous county of Yunnan province, having a population ofRead More