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BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber has targeted a Shia mosque in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 worshippers, Iraqi officials said. A police officer said the attacker blew up his explosives-laden vest as people were leaving the al-Khairat mosque in Baghdad’s Sinak commercial area following noon prayers...

BHUBANESWAR: The death toll from a cyclone that hit India’s east coast last week has risen to 41, as authorities struggle to restore power, transport and communication links and shelter 150,000 people forced to abandon their homes. Cyclone Hudhud slammed into the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha states, tearing down tens of thousands of mud-and-thatch homes, and...

KATHMANDU: Hopes faded on Sunday for survivors of one of Nepal’s worst mountain disasters as villagers joined an intensive search by troops and government officials for as many as 40 people missing after an unseasonal blizzard killed 39. More than 500 people have been rescued from a route popular with foreign adventure tourists that circles Annapurna, the world’s...

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 missile’s first test was carried out on March 12 last year...

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...

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