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‘Reasonable chance’ of finding MH370 in new search: Australia PM

SYDNEY:A new underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had a “reasonable chance” of finding the plane, Australian Prime...

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Liberia fights Ebola in capital, W. Africa toll tops 1,200

MONROVIA: Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded,run-down ocean side capital Monrovia,...

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Gaza truce deadline passes without renewal

GAZA CITY:The midnight (2100 GMT) deadline for a 24-hour truce between Israel and Gaza militants passed in a hail of...

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Hamas blames Israel for violence, warns it will not be safe’

CAIRO:A senior Hamas official accused Israel for resuming the Gaza conflict and warned it would not be secure as long...

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20,000 rally in Bangladesh against media crackdown

DHAKA:At least 20,000 opposition supporters rallied in the Bangladeshi capital on Tuesday to demand the abolition of a new government...

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Clashes near Kabul as Karzai calls for political unity

KABUL: About 200 Taliban fighters launched an offensive in a province near Kabul on Tuesday as Afghanistan’s disputed election threatens...

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Saudi top cleric blasts Qaeda, IS as ‘enemy No 1′ of Islam

RIYADH: Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh on Tuesday blasted Al-Qaeda and Islamic State jihadists as “enemy number one”...

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Three Gaza rockets hit southern Israel during truce: Army

JERUSALEM: Three rockets fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip struck near the southern Israeli city of Beersheva Tuesday,...

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UN raises concern over missing Maldivian journalist

COLOMBO: The United Nations expressed concern Tuesday over the disappearance of a Maldivian journalist and urged the government to ensure...

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Our oceans are trashed with plastic: UN Reports

ISLAMABAD:A series of new reports are raising concerns about the damage plastic waste is doing to oceans harming marine animals,...

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GAZA CITY: Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza on Wednesday as furious mourners buried the wife...
 
 
Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide TOKYO: Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western...
 
 
AirAsia profit jumps despite ‘challenging’ climate KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia-based AirAsia on Wednesday announced a sixfold increase in second-quarter net profit as...
 
 
Japanese 111-year-old becomes oldest man TOKYO:A Japanese man born months before the Wright brothers carried out the first human flight...
 
 
Dengue fever forces Indonesian to withdraw from worlds JAKARTA: Indonesia’s miserable luck with injuries has continued with Simon Santoso the latest shuttler forced...
 
 
Landslides hit Japan’s Hiroshima killing 18 people – media TOKYO: At least eighteen people were killed in Japan on Wednesday when landslides touched off...
 
 
 
Ukraine says will not allow Russian convoy to enter country
12th August 2014
KIEV: Ukraine on Tuesday said it would not allow a mammoth Russian convoy reportedly carrying aid for the war-torn east to enter its territory and that any assistance should be handed over at the border. “We will not...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ECOWAS official dies from Ebola in Nigeria: regional bloc
13th August 2014
LAGOS: An ECOWAS official has died from Ebola in Nigeria, the West African regional bloc said on Tuesday, taking the total number of deaths in the country from the virus to three. “The ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indian troops martyr 15 Kashmiris in July
1st August 2014
ISLAMABAD: Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred 15 Kashmiris in month of July. According to the data compiled by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service those martyred included a young boy and a...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China factory explosion kills 68
2nd August 2014
KUNSHAN, China: A massive explosion killed 68 people Saturday as it ripped through a factory in eastern China, officials said, as badly burned victims were rushed to local hospitals. The blast in Kunshan, a city in coastal Jiangsu...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iran backs choice of new Iraq PM: top official
12th August 2014
TEHRAN: Iran, a key ally of Iraq’s sidelined Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, said Tuesday it backed the legal process to pick his replacement, following the nomination of Haidar al-Abadi as new head of government. Ali Shamkhani, secretary and...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett to create two firms for newspapers, television
5th August 2014
WASHINGTON: US media giant Gannett announced plans Tuesday to split into two separate firms, one for broadcast and digital, and the other for newspapers including its national daily USA Today. “The bold actions we are announcing today are...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 



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