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Egypt: 19 killed, 8 injured in building collapse

Egypt bulding collapse

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

Nigeria: 2 female bombers kill 30 in Maiduguri

Afghan forces

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

Ayatollah Ali 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.

Corruption, duplicity major challenge in UK: Swraj Paul

Lord Swraj Paul
Terming corruption a ‘major challenge’ facing Britain, prominent industrialist Swraj Paul on Monday came down heavily on the ‘cosy and sleazy’ practices of institutions that are supposed to act fairly and treat equally in society.

Cambridge puts Sanskrit, Darwin's evolution theory papers online

The origins of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution – including the pages where he first coins and commits to paper the term ‘natural selection’ – were made available free online from Monday in one of the most significant releases of Darwin material in history.

S*** hits the roof: Exploding excrement topples building in China

A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported. The blast was reportedly sparked by a local man burning waste close to the cesspool, igniting methane gas which was emanating from the pit.

Iran nuclear talks extended after deadline missed

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Iran and six powers failed for a second time this year on Monday to resolve their 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and gave themselves seven more months to overcome the deadlock that has prevented them from clinching a historic deal.

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

Rabindranath Tagore
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.

Ferguson erupts in violence after grand jury verdict

Ferguson shooting

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.

Ferguson shooting: Cop not charged, protests erupt

Ferguson shooting
Violence flared again in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday, with gunshots heard and tear gas fired, after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer over the fatal shooting of a black teenager.

US police shoot dead boy, 12, holding replica gun

Cleveland police
Police in the US city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who was in a playground waving around what turned out to be a replica gun, officials and reports said.

Women not equal to men: Turkey's President

Crime against women

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday declared that women are not equal to men and launched a bitter attack against feminists in Turkey, claiming they reject the concept of motherhood.

Hagel chucks his job as US defence secretary

Chuck Hagel

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel resigned Monday under pressure from the White House, with news reports suggesting further changes in the president’s national security team.

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