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100 days in office: Communicate about your good work, PM Modi 100 days in office: Communicate about your good work, PM Modi
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government will, in the first week of next month, complete 100 days in office. To keep the country abreast with the work being done by his government, PM Modi – who took oath on May 26 – has directed at least 10 important ministries to communicate to the masses about their initiatives. As per sources, the Prime Minister's Office has officially commun...
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Ukrainian fighter jet shot down in east: Kiev Ukrainian fighter jet shot down in east: Kiev
KIEV: A Ukrainian fighter jet has been shot down by a Russian anti-aircraft system in the east of the country, where Kiev is fighting pro-Moscow rebels, Ukraine´s military said on Saturday. "A Russian anti-aircraft system shot down an Su-25 fighter. The pilot managed to eject," the military said in a statement, which did not give the location of the incident that it said occurred on Friday mor...
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5.7-magnitude quake hits southern Greece 5.7-magnitude quake hits southern Greece
ATHENS: A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit the southern Greek Peloponnese early Friday, the national earthquake observatory said, with no immediate reports of injury or damage. The "very strong" quake hit at 0345 GMT with its epicentre recorded between the Peloponnese and the island of Milos, 145 kilometres (90 miles) south of Athens. The Greek authorities said there were no reports of injurie...
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Volcano erupts in PNG, spewing ash and rock Volcano erupts in PNG, spewing ash and rock
SYDNEY: A volcano erupted Friday in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and international flights to be re-routed, officials said. Mount Tavurvur, which destroyed the town of Rabaul when it erupted simultaneously with nearby Mount Vulcan in 1994, rumbled to life early in the morning on the tip of the remote island of New Bri...
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Egypt probes Morsi for ´giving security papers to Qatar´ Egypt probes Morsi for ´giving security papers to Qatar´
CAIRO: Egypt has opened an investigation into deposed president Mohamed Morsi for allegedly handing over to Qatar "documents relevant to national security," state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday. Morsi is already facing the death penalty in several trials and his supporters have been the target of a bloody crackdown by the authorities that has left more than 1,400 dead since he was turf...
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Erdogan sworn in as Turkey president as opposition walks out Erdogan sworn in as Turkey president as opposition walks out
ANKARA: Turkey´s outgoing premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan was Thursday sworn in as president as opponents who accuse him of authoritarianism after more than a decade in power walked out of the ceremony. Erdogan, 60, took the oath in Ankara to begin a five-year mandate in which he has vowed to build a "new Turkey" by pushing through a new constitution and driving on with an ambitious development p...
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Hindu leader convicted on fraud and obstruction charges in US Hindu leader convicted on fraud and obstruction charges in US
WASHINGTON: A Hindu leader, who headed the now defunct Hindu Temple of Georgia, has been convicted on 34 felony counts following two weeks of jury trial in the US. Sentencing of Annamalai Annamalai, also known as Commander Selvam or Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar, is now scheduled on November 13. "This defendant traded on his perceived religious authority and spiritual powers to cheat the faith...
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ISIL has become most well-funded terrorist group: US Senators ISIL has become most well-funded terrorist group: US Senators
WASHINGTON: Asserting that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has become the most well-funded terrorist group in recent memory, two top US Senators have urged the Obama Administration to label the outfit as a 'Transnational Criminal Organisation', a designation given to Hezbollah. "ISIL has the resources, weaponry, and operational safe havens to continue to threaten the stability o...
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US spy agency built its own secret 'Google-like' search engine US spy agency built its own secret 'Google-like' search engine
WASHINGTON: A top US intelligence agency has built its own secret "Google-like" search engine for about two dozen government agencies to search information through more than 850 billion communications records, including phone calls, emails and internet chats, a media report has said. Reported by 'The Intercept' a recently launched website - from the classified documents leaked by whistleblower...
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When women succeed, America succeeds: Obama When women succeed, America succeeds: Obama
WASHINGTON: Asserting that success of women translate into country's success, US President Barack Obama has said that there was still more work to do and more doors of opportunity to open for them. "We know that when women succeed, America succeeds. In the 21st century, a mother should be able to raise her daughter and be her role model showing her that with hard work, there are no limits to w...
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