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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

World

Sony row: N Korea compares Obama to monkey

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North Korea has compared US President Barack Obama to a monkey and blamed the United States for shutting down its internet amid the hacking row over the movie 'The Interview'.

Bilawal refuses to return on Benazir anniversary

Bilawal
PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stayed away from Pakistan as his mother and former premier Benazir's death anniversary was observed on Saturday across the country, giving credence to reports that he is having serious differences with his father Asif Ali Zardari.

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North Korean Internet, 3G network 'paralysed'

A man using Internet on his smartphone
North Korea's Internet and 3G mobile networks were paralysed on Saturday evening, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

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Acid attack in Delhi
From the Gujarat-based policeman dancing with a bar girl while being on official duty to remembering the tsunami disaster and reflecting on the survivors’ renewed hope, here is the round up of this week's most watched videos.

Pakistan army kills 55 militants near Afghan border

Peshawar

At least 55 militants were killed in airstrikes and a gun battle with ground forces in Pakistan's troubled northwest where the military launched a major offensive this year, officials said Saturday.

14 killed, 750,000 affected in Lanka floods

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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.

China increases assistance to Nepal by 400%

 Koirala

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

Ebola
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.

Egypt writer to face trial for 'insulting Islam'

Indian Judiciary
Egypt's prosecutor has referred a female writer to trial for allegedly insulting Islam by criticising the slaughter of animals during a major religious festival, a judicial official said on Saturday.

Pak court says legal loopholes led to Lakhvi's bail

Lakhvi

Legal loopholes in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case resulted in granting of bail to mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad said in a written order.

Kiev, rebels exchange prisoners; trains, buses to Crimea suspended

Ukraine
Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists on Friday began an exchange of hundreds of prisoners of war while Kiev said it would suspend all train and bus service to Crimea, effectively creating a transportation blockade to and from the region.

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.

Gas leak kills 3 at South Korea nuclear plant

Japan
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

Ebola
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.
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