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14 killed, 750,000 affected in Lanka floods

At least 14 people have been killed and 750,000 affected in Sri Lanka due to floods and mudslides caused by heavy rains across the country in the past three days as the air force deployed helicopters for rescue operations in the central hills on Friday.

Pak: Peshawar school to reopen after attack

Peshawar tribute
The army school in Peshawar that was attacked by the Pakistani Taliban will be reopened early next month after being renovated following the brutal terror assault that killed 150 people, including 134 children.

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China increases assistance to Nepal by 400%


China on Friday announced to increase its annual assistance to Nepal by over 400% from 150 million Yuan to 800 million Yuan.

China to test its Ebola vaccine on humans

China on Thursday said it has developed a vaccine to combat the spread of deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 7,000 people in three West African countries, and the test of the drug on humans would begin this month.

Arrests in protest over police shooting of black teen

Black teen

Between six and eight protesters were arrested in Berkeley, Missouri, following the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white officer, US news reports said.

'The Interview' is online and in theatres

The Interview
Americans went to war on Christmas against a distant dictator from the cozy comfort of a darkened cinema theatre for the more adventurous and just their laptop at home for the rest.

If you want to enter paradise, be a suicide bomber: Boko Haram to 13-year-old girl

Zahra'u Babangida
A 13-year-old Nigerian girl says her parents gave her to the Islamic terror outfit Boko Haram to take part in a suicide bomb attack in Kano. Nigeria has suffered numerous suicide bombings in recent months carried out by girls and young women.

Chinese varsity bans Xmas, says it is 'kitsch'

Christmas China
A university in northwestern China has banned Christmas, calling it a 'kitsch' foreign celebration unbefitting of the country's own traditions and making its students watch propaganda films instead, media said on Thursday.

Gas leak kills 3 at South Korea nuclear plant

Three people were killed in a gas leak on Friday at an under-construction atomic reactor in South Korea, but the national nuclear operator ruled out any connection to a cyber-attack that targeted the plant last week.

Sombre Christmas: Gatherings banned in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leoneans observed a sombre Christmas in their homes on Thursday, after the government banned traditionally boisterous holiday celebrations to prevent the spread of deadly Ebola in the worst-hit country.

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi chief Malik Ishaq sent to judicial custody

Pakistan soldiers executions militants
Set to be released on Thursday, banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi's chief Malik Ishaq has been remanded to judicial custody in a murder and terrorism case pending against him by a Pakistani court for two weeks.

Father of pilot captured by IS pleads for safety

Jordanian pilot

The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking the group to treat him well in captivity as a fellow Muslim.

Science to get a fresh boost in 2015

Large Hadron Collider
Arctic sea ice, solar system encounters, LHC restart, combined immunotherapy - these are some of the main areas in science that researchers across the world can look forward to in 2015, according to international journal Science.

IS captures Jordan pilot after plane crash in Syria

Jordanian pilot

Jordan's armed forces said one of its pilots had been captured after a coalition air raid over the province of Raqqa. There were contradictory accounts as to whether his aircraft had been shot down or not.

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