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HindustanTimes Thu,27 Nov 2014

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Angry over wolf attacks, French farmers flock sheep at Eiffel Tower

French farmers have grown increasingly angry over the rise in wolf populations. The animals were hunted almost to extinction in France in the 1930s, but crossed back into the country from Italy in the 1990s. They are now protected and number around 300.

Tibetan tapestry sold for $45 mn, world record set in Chinese art

The 600-year-old artwork, called a thangka and embroidered in vivid hues of red and gold, was bought by Liu Yiqian on Wednesday and will be displayed at his new museum in Shanghai, the auction house Christie's said.

China launches world’s longest train to Spain

In an initiative to build a new silk road linking Asia and Europe though Central Asia, China launched a cargo train service connecting world’s largest commodity market in Yiwu with the Spanish capital Madrid.

I just did my job: Cop who killed Ferguson teen

Unrest continued in Ferguson on Tuesday but it had a better night, as the police officer at the root of the protests, Darren Wilson, said in first public comments that he only did his job.

Militia reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

State militia reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old in a case that has highlighted long-simmering tensions between blacks and police.

Magnitude 7.0 quake hits off Indonesia

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck in the sea 150 km (90 miles) northwest of Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia at 1433 GMT on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.

Tiger released by Putin kills 15 goats in northeast China

China's official Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday that the animal, named Ustin, bit and killed 15 goats and left another three missing on Sunday and Monday on a farm in Heilongjiang province's Fuyuan county.

China: 24 killed, 52 injured in coal mine fire

At least 24 workers were killed and 52 others injured on Wednesday when a fire broke out in a coal mine in China's northeastern Liaoning province soon after a mild earthquake jolted the region.

Predators on prowl: Sex traffickers using Facebook to lure victims

Gangs are using social media sites such as Facebook to lure young women into crime and prostitution, the head of European policing agency Europol said on Wednesday.

Egypt: 19 killed, 8 injured in building collapse

At least 19 people have been killed and eight others injured when an eight-story building collapsed in Egypt's Matariya district.

Ferguson erupts in violence after grand jury verdict

Violence erupted Monday night in Ferguson, with protests elsewhere in the country, after a grand jury declined to indict a police officer for fatally shooting an African American teenager.

Iran won’t be brought to knees on nuclear issue: Khamenei

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that Iran would not sink “to its knees” over its disputed nuclear programme, his first comment since a missed deadline for a deal.

Rigby murder was not preventable: Report

A major report released on Tuesday on the May 2013 murder of British fusilier Lee Rigby in London has concluded that even though his two assailants were known to intelligence agencies, there were not in a position to prevent his murder.

In Seoul, Tagore's lamp is still lit by a Korean poetess and author

Kim Yang-shik’s eyes sparkled behind those stylish glasses while talking about the letter she received from Shantiniketan’s Visva-Bharati university earlier this year.

Nigeria: 2 female bombers kill 30 in Maiduguri

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, according to witnesses and a security official.

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