HindustanTimes Sat,02 Aug 2014


With nothing left to lose, Gaza people say 'war must go on'

A Palestinian mourns
After bombardment gutted his home in central Gaza, Nidal al-Khaldi says he has nothing left to lose and will support the 'resistance' against Israel even if it means more vicious fighting.

Russia has reserves to ride out Western sanctions for two years, but must avoid investor panic

Mathematically Russia has enough reserves to hold out for at least two years before Western sanctions start to choke the economy, but it must avoid reawakening the "sleeping dragon" of investor panic.

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Ebola breakout: Indian troops deployed in Africa put on high alert

Indian troops deployed in UN peacekeeping operations in west and central Africa have been put on high alert against the Ebola virus following the deadliest outbreak of the disease in the region, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

Ebola moving faster than control efforts, says WHO; toll reaches 729

An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in west Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the WHO warned as presidents from the affected countries met on Friday in Guinea's capital. All you need to know about Ebola

50 Palestinians killed as Israel mounts fresh attack

Gaza Strip
A Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began on Friday, with Israel accusing militants of violating the US and UN brokered truce by firing rockets and mortars.

Police photographer, now a defector, exposes the truth on Syrian torture

Graphic images of the brutal conflict in Syria were displayed before US lawmakers on Thursday as an army defector gave an eyewitness account of the horrors he was forced to photograph.

World’s worst Ebola outbreak claims 729 lives in West Africa

Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighbouring Liberia in imposing controls as the death toll hit 729 in West Africa. All you need to know about Ebola

Taiwan: Powerful gas blasts kill 25, injure 267

A series of powerful gas blasts killed at least 25 people and injured up to 267 Friday in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, overturning cars and ripping up roads as terrified residents fled an inferno.

Indian-origin British soldier’s WW I diaries now online

Siegfried Sassoon
Drawings, poetry and prose from the trenches narrating some of the most graphic and gruesome events of World War I by a British soldier have been put online by the University of Cambridge amidst events to mark 100 years of the global war.

US Senate confirms John Tefft as new Russia envoy

Constitution Avenue closed
The US Senate approved President Barack Obama's nominee for ambassador to Moscow on Thursday, a quick confirmation amid a long backlog of would-be envoys awaiting a vote.

Isolated indigenous Amazon tribe makes contact with outside world in Brazil

Amazon Tribe
Isolated native people wearing loincloths and carrying bows and arrows have emerged from the Amazon rainforest and made contact with the outside world in a video released by Brazil's indigenous authority.

Father beats infant, posts photos on FB 'for fun'

A French father who posted a photo of his one-month-old infant showing injuries on Facebook revealed that he had hit the child because he could not stand the baby's cries and had shared the photo on Facebook 'for fun'.

Sierra Leone cyclist tested for Ebola at Commonwealth Games

Sierra Leone cyclist Moses Sesay was quarantined and tested for Ebola at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, before being given the all-clear, the athlete has told a British newspaper.

Ebola-hit W Africa launches emergency battle plan

Ebola virus
West Africa's Ebola-hit nations imposed stringent new rules to tackle the world's worst ever outbreak of the tropical virus ahead of a special regional summit on Friday to launch an emergency response plan.
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