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23 killed in Egypt clashes on 4th anniversary of revolution 23 killed in Egypt clashes on 4th anniversary of revolution
CAIRO: The death toll in clashes between Islamists and security forces has risen to 23, a day after Egypt marked the fourth anniversary of the revolution that toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak, the government said today. 23 people were killed and 97 others injured in different parts of Egypt since yesterday, the Ministry of Health said in a statement. January 25 marked the fourth anniversary of...
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Google Doodle celebrates India's 66th Republic Day Google Doodle celebrates India's 66th Republic Day
NEW DELHI: As India celebrates its 66th Republic Day on Monday, Google marked the occasion with a colourful doodle on its India homepage. The doodle shows a tableau decorated with flowers passing through the Rajpath as part of the annual Republic Day parade. Showcased on the tableau are India Gate and the Rashtrapati Bhawan, and the path between the two monuments. A man and a woman, colourfu...
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Ban condemns Ukraine rebel offensive Ban condemns Ukraine rebel offensive
NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned a deadly rocket attack in Ukraine`s government-held port of Mariupol on Saturday and denounced "provocative statements" made by pro-Russian separatist fighters. Ban`s remarks came after pro-Kremlin rebels announced a major new offensive and heavy rocket fire killed at least 30 people in Mariupol, a strategic port linking separatis...
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Michelle Obama wears Indian designer's outfit Michelle Obama wears Indian designer's outfit
NEW DELHI: US First Lady Michelle Obama donned a knee-length floral dress by Indian designer Bibhu Mohapatra as she landed here for a three-day visit along with her husband, President Barack Obama. Michelle, 51, descended from Air Force One wearing the printed dress, teamed with a matching coat and black pumps. Mohapatra, who is based in New York, hails from Rourkela in Odisha. The designer ...
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US, allies conduct air strikes in Syria and Iraq US, allies conduct air strikes in Syria and Iraq
WASHINGTON: The United States and its coalition partners have launched another round of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, conducting 26 strikes since early Friday. In a statement on Saturday from the Combined Joint Task Force leading the military operation, officials said 13 strikes hit in Syria and also 13 hit in Iraq. In Syria, 12 air strikes targeted Islamic S...
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Armored 'Beast' in Delhi for Barack Obama's Republic Day ride Armored 'Beast' in Delhi for Barack Obama's Republic Day ride
NEW DELHI: The stunning features of the US Presidential vehicle makes it clear why the Secret Service wants to unleash the 'Beast' during President Barack Obama's Republic Day outing in Delhi. If Obama does indeed follow the protocol and arrives with President Pranab Mukherjee at Rajpath, he will possibly be the first US President not to travel in his own highly-secured bomb-proof vehicle refer...
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Ukraine death toll may be far higher than known 5,000: UN Ukraine death toll may be far higher than known 5,000: UN
GENEVA: The known death toll in the Ukraine conflict that began last April now exceeds 5,000 and may be far higher, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday. Fighting has intensified over the past 10 days with the leader of pro-Russian separatists quoted on Friday as saying they would pursue a military offensive in Ukraine`s east and not initiate ceasefire talks with the Kiev gover...
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S.Africa police arrest 68 after looting of Pakistani, Somali sho S.Africa police arrest 68 after looting of Pakistani, Somali sho
JOHANNESBURG: South African police said Thursday they arrested 68 people after mobs went on a looting spree of grocery stores owned by foreign nationals, including Pakistanis, in Johannesburg´s Soweto township. The violence erupted after a foreign shopkeeper shot dead a teenager who had tried to rob him on Monday night. "Young boys wanted to rob a shop and the owner opened fire and killed ...
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White House cool on planned Netanyahu Congress speech White House cool on planned Netanyahu Congress speech
WASHINGTON: The White House on Wednesday reacted icily to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s plans to address Congress, an appearance sure to intensify opposition to a nuclear deal with Iran. White House spokesman Josh Earnest suggested Netanyahu had broken with protocol in not informing President Barack Obama about the planned February 11 trip. "We haven`t heard from the Israelis ...
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Yemen government agreeing to most militia demands: Kerry Yemen government agreeing to most militia demands: Kerry
WASHINGTON: The Yemen government is accepting some of the demands put forward by a rebel Shiite militia in a deal to end a political crisis, top US diplomat John Kerry said on Wednesday. Kerry told reporters it was his understanding that the government of President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi is "going to accept if not all, most of, the objections that the Huthis had," as news of the deal emerged in S...
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