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India on Friday test-fired a nuclear-capable cruise missile from Balasore in Odisha state, the Times of India (ToI) reported. The missile, with the name of Nirbhay, has a range of over 700 kilometres, the ToI said, adding that today’s test-fire was the second developmental trial of the missile. The...

Tens of thousands of Kashmiri children have been left without education, as many schools were damaged by the recent floods. The flash floods that hit the Indian-controlled Kashmir over five-weeks ago not only washed away lives but destroyed property, business and dreams of tens of thousands of inhabitants. Related Posts ...

MONROVIA: A total of 4,493 people have died from the world’s worst Ebola outbreak on record, and the situation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is deteriorating, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. WHO said a total of 8,997 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola had been reported in seven countries as of Oct 12, with the vast majority of...

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread,” Mahatma Gandhi once said. According to the 2014’s report on the State of Food Insecurity in the World, which was issued on the eve of World Food Day on Thursday, 63 countries have reached international hunger-reduction targets before 2015, which is “proof...

WASINGTON: Military leaders from more than 20 countries have met in the United States to discuss how to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as US and Russia announced an agreement to share intelligence on the armed rebel group. US President Barack Obama met on Tuesday with defence ministers from 22 countries, acknowledging that he is “deeply concerned”...

VIENNA: Iran and the P5+1 group agree to extend talks over Tehran’s nuclear energy program for another day and will hold an unannounced meeting in Vienna. The meeting will be jointly chaired by EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who leads the negotiating team from the P5+1 countries, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday to continue the...

VISAKHAPATNAM (India): The death toll from a powerful cyclone which battered India’s eastern coastline rose to 24 on Monday, as the storm weakened and moved inland, leaving a swathe of destruction and triggering fears heavy rains would bring flash floods. Packing wind speeds of up to 195kph (over 120mph), cyclone Hudhud hammered the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha...

DUBAI: Senior Saudi and Iranian officials have renewed criticism of each other’s interventions in the Middle East in a sign that tensions between the rival Gulf powers remain high despite top-level meetings this summer. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal repeated longstanding accusations that Iran is an “occupying force” in Syria, while Iranian Deputy...

BAGHDAD: The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group says that it has given Yazidi women and children captured in northern Iraq to its fighters as spoils of war, boasting it had revived slavery. The latest issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq released on Sunday was the first clear admission by the organisation that it was holding and selling Yazidis as slaves. Tens of thousands...

WASHINGTON: Turkey has granted the United States access to its air bases for the campaign against the Islamic State (IS) group, including a key installation near the Syrian border, a senior US defence official said Sunday. “Details of usage are still being worked out,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity. In southern Turkey, US crews have long operated...

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