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Roadside bomb kills seven civilians in Afghanistan

world December 21, 2014 at 11:20 am 0 comments

Kunar: At least seven people including children were killed when a roadside bomb struck a vehicle in eastern Afghanistan, officials said today, the latest civilian casualties which soared to a record high this year. The explosion occurred yesterday when the pickup truck was driving from Asadabad, the capital of KunarRead More

Seoul prosecutors investigate data leak at nuclear plant operator

world December 21, 2014 at 11:20 am 0 comments

Seoul: Seoul prosecutors have launched an investigation of a leak of non-critical data at South Korea`s nuclear power operator, the prosecutors` office said on Sunday, as worries mount about nuclear safety and potential cyberattacks from North Korea. An official with the prosecutors` office confirmed media reports that they had tracedRead More

Afghan journalist wounded in French centre attack dies

world December 21, 2014 at 11:20 am 0 comments

Kabul: An Afghan journalist who was seriously injured during a suicide attack on a French cultural centre died of his wounds in hospital today, officials said. One German man was also killed and 20 other people wounded in the attack on December 11 during a performance in the packed auditoriumRead More

US dismisses North Korea hacking probe offer, seeks China`s help

world December 21, 2014 at 11:19 am 0 comments

Seoul: The United States has dismissed a call by North Korea for a joint investigation into the hacking of Sony Pictures and wants China to help block cyber attacks from Pyongyang. Washington blames North Korea for a breach of cyber security at Sony which led to the release of embarrassingRead More

’84 riots: Case against Cong dismissed in US

’84 riots: Case against Cong dismissed in US

Breaking news, Latest headlines, slider, world December 21, 2014 at 11:01 am 0 comments

New York, A federal appeals court has dismissed a 1984 Sikh rights violation case filed against the Congress by a rights group, saying the case does not sufficiently “touch and concern” the US.A three-judge panel of the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the case, dismissing charges levelled byRead More

Chechen leader had `no right` to punish rebels` relatives: Putin

Chechen leader had `no right` to punish rebels` relatives: Putin

world December 18, 2014 at 8:08 pm 0 comments

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin on Thursday criticised Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov for saying that families of Islamist insurgents would be punished for a rebel attack on Grozny, a statement quickly followed by torching of several houses. “He did not have the right to do this,” Putin said of Kadyrov`s statementRead More

10,000 evacuated after WWII dud bomb found near Berlin

world December 18, 2014 at 8:06 pm 0 comments

Berlin: About 10,000 people had to be evacuated on Thursday after an unexploded 250-kilogramme (550-pound) World War II bomb was discovered in a city near the German capital. The find during construction work near Potsdam central railway station also halted local bus, tram and train services and led authorities toRead More

Australian police conduct counter-terrorism raids across Sydney

world December 18, 2014 at 8:04 pm 0 comments

Canberra: Australian police late Thursday searched several properties across Sydney, reportedly as part of a ongoing counter-terrorism investigation but not related to the deadly cafe siege earlier this week, officials said. New South Wales police said the raids were unconnected to the 16-hour standoff at a Sydney cafe on MondayRead More

UNICEF says needs $900 mn to help Syria children

world December 18, 2014 at 8:03 pm 0 comments

Beirut: UNICEF said Thursday it needs more than $900 million to help children affected by Syria`s civil war next year and appealed to donors for support. “The Syria crisis represents the biggest threat to children of recent times,” UNICEF`s regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, Maria Calivis,Read More

Kenyan MPs in heated pre-vote debate on terror law `that trims freedoms`

world December 18, 2014 at 8:02 pm 0 comments

Nairobi: Kenyan lawmakers prepared to vote Thursday on controversial security legislation that would give authorities new powers to hold terror suspects and curtail journalists` freedoms if they are deemed to be “undermining” investigations. The bill was proposed after a string of attacks in Kenya by Somalia-based Shebab insurgents that haveRead More