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Shadow of jailed Italian marines over big fat Indian wedding

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A lavish wedding of the children of super-rich Indian families is scheduled this week in a coastal town in south Italy. But, the occasion has been overshadowed by the ongoing row over two Italian marines lodged in an Indian jail.

Moscow to counter EU over ‘2 weeks to Kiev’ remark


Russia threatened Tuesday to release a recording of a disputed conversation, putting the EU on the spot over allegations that President Vladimir Putin threatened he could capture Kiev in two weeks.

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A look at dangers posed by the ISIS

The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years.

Trouble in Islamabad may force Xi Jinping to cancel Pak visit

Xi Jinping

Pakistan is keen on the forthcoming visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping but there are fears that the visit may be cancelled owing to the uncertain political situation in the country.

West may need to boost $17 bn Ukraine rescue: IMF

The International Monetary Fund vowed on Tuesday to stand by Ukraine despite the growing likelihood that a worsening pro-Russian uprising would cripple the economy so badly that its current $17.1-billion (13.0-billion-euro) rescue will prove too small.

World 'losing the battle' to contain Ebola: MSF

International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said on Tuesday the world was "losing the battle" to contain Ebola and called for a global biological disaster response to get aid and personnel to west Africa.

Neanderthal hashtag engraving found in Gibraltar cave

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Belying their reputation as the dumb cousins of early modern humans, Neanderthals created cave art, an activity regarded as a major cognitive step in the evolution of humankind, scientists reported in a paper describing the first discovery of artwork by this extinct species.

New Delhi-Tokyo warmth psychological, Sino-India ties the real thing: Chinese media

China’s official reaction to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Japan visit has been circumspect but its tightly controlled media expectedly noticed the Indian leader’s reference in a speech Monday to “expansionist” and “intruding” powers.

Pakistan: Parliament backs Sharif as crisis deepens

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A political stalemate continued in Pakistan on Tuesday, a day after the army chief asked prime minister Nawaz Sharif to resign, as all the major political parties rallied around him. 

China reacts sharply to Modi’s ‘expansionist’ remark

Modi in Japan
China reacted angrily on Tuesday to the Japanese cosying up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that if Japan attempted to form a united front centered on India, it will be 'a crazy fantasy generated by Tokyo's anxiety of facing a rising Beijing'.

Mali bomb blast kills four UN peacekeepers

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Four United Nations peacekeepers from Chad were killed on Tuesday when their truck was blown up in Mali, casting a shadow over the restart of peace talks between the west African state and rebel militias.

Scores killed as Boko Haram overrun Nigerian town

Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, several security sources said on Tuesday.

Putin comment on "taking Kiev in 2 weeks" taken out of context - aide

Vladimir Putin
A reported comment by President Vladimir Putin that Russia could capture Ukraine's capital Kiev within two weeks was taken out of context, Itar-Tass news agency quoted a Kremlin foreign policy aide as saying on Tuesday.

Iraqi forces press advance as parliament stormed

Iraq airstrike
Iraqi forces made more progress on Tuesday in their fightback against jihadists, but in Baghdad anger boiled over as hundreds stormed parliament over the fate of missing soldiers who surrendered in June.
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