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Kerry Holds Nuclear Talks With Iranian Foreign Minister

Latest headlines, world February 8, 2015 at 7:06 pm 0 comments

MUNICH: US Secretary of State John Kerry today met for surprise talks with his Iranian counterpart for new discussions on Iran’s nuclear programme on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich. Kerry huddled with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for the second time during their stay in theRead More

Parents Shot by 3-year-old Son Charged With Child Abuse

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HOUSTON: The parents of a three-year-old boy, who while playing with a handgun accidentally shot them both in a hotel room in New Mexico, have been charged with child abuse. The boy removed a handgun from his mother’s purse and fired one shot, striking his father in the lower backsideRead More

Indian to Waive Off Visa Fees to Low Developing Countries

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GENEVA: India has made substantial offers like waiving off visa fees, granting market access and technical assistance to service providers from poor nations, showing its resolve to support the Least Developing Countries. The offers were made at a high-level WTO meeting here convened to indicate proposals from developed and developingRead More

Peshawar School Attack: Parents Demand Fast Probe

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Peshawar, Agitated over a sluggish investigation process, hundreds of parents and students protested outside the Peshawar school where terrorists killed over 140 students and teachers last December, a media report said Sunday. The protesters at the Army Public School Saturday wanted authorities to look into the slow investigation of PakistanRead More

US primed to unlock potential of ties with India: Obama

US primed to unlock potential of ties with India: Obama

Latest headlines, world February 7, 2015 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Washington, The US is “primed to unlock” the potential of relations with India as part of its rebalance to Asia and the Pacific, President Barack Obama has said as he unveiled his new national security policy, days after his historic second trip to India.Sending his second National Security Strategy (NSS) toRead More

3 Indian-origin men held in Singapore

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Singapore, Three Indian-origin Singaporean men have been arrested for disorderly behaviour during the celebration of Thaipusama, a colourful annual Hindu festival in which many believers pierce their bodies with hooks to honour Lord Murugan’s victory over demon hordes. Ramachandra Chandramohan, 32, faces seven charges, including behaving in a disorderly manner andRead More

Syrian Kurds upbeat after Kobani win

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Kobani, Kurds are celebrating after flushing Islamic State militants out of the town of Kobani, but victory is not yet certain in their campaign to cement hard-won autonomy in northern Syria. Hundreds of U.-led coalition air strikes have devastated the town, which is adrift in an Islamic State-controlled sea.Objections to autonomyRead More

Non-polluting firecracker devised in China

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Beijing, A non-polluting firecracker that reduces smog and fumes has been devised in China for the lunar New Year which will be celebrated in the country later this month. Wang Xinming, an oil company employee, created a non-polluting firecracker to help people protect the environment and enjoy festive atmosphere at theRead More

TransAsia starts pilot retraining after deadly crash

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Taipei,TransAsia Airways cancelled dozens of flights today, the first day of a pilot retraining programme, as rescuers retrieved four more bodies from its second deadly crash in Taiwan in seven months. Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) ordered all the airline’s staff who fly ATR planes to take tests on operatingRead More

Divers may have found crashed AirAsia co-pilot’s body

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Jakarta, Indonesian divers have found a body believed to be the French co-pilot who was steering an AirAsia plane when it crashed in December with 162 people onboard, an official said on Saturday. Coordinator of the search and rescue effort S B Supriyadi said the body was retrieved from the frontRead More