HindustanTimes Sat,26 Jul 2014


New archives shine light on history of black Britons

Black Cultural Archives
The first archive dedicated to the culture and experiences of black people in Britain is now open, with the aim of shining a light on a long overlooked history.

'Told my son the plane won't crash': Mother who lost two children in MH17

Samira Calehr, MH17 crash victim
A grieving mother of two boys who died aboard MH17 recounts her youngest son's eerie premonition before getting on the plane, and the last time she would hug them goodbye.

Other Stories

Malaysian cyclist reprimanded for Gaza protest

A Malaysian cyclist at the Commonwealth Games who wore gloves with 'Save Gaza' written on them has been reprimanded by his team and warned he will be expelled if he does it again.

Bad weather seen as probable cause of fatal Air Algerie crash

Air Algerie
Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed 118 people on board, French officials said on Friday.

Hezbollah chief makes rare public appearance for Gaza

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
Lebanese Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah made a rare public appearance on Friday to show solidarity with Gaza on the annual Iran-led Jerusalem Day commemoration, an AFP correspondent reported.

Wikipedia blocks 'disruptive' edits from US Congress

The Wikipedia logo
Wikipedia has blocked editing rights from some computers at the US House of Representatives ins response to "disruptive" revisions of the online encyclopedia.

Scientists to excavate Wyoming cave with trove of Ice Age fossils

Natural Trap Cave
Scientists will begin excavation early next week of an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare bounty of fossil remains of prehistoric animals, such as mammoths and dire wolves, preserved in unusually good condition, researchers said on Thursday.

Three dead as Indonesia-bound boat sinks off Malaysia

A boat sinks in the Hong Kong
At least three people died after an overloaded boat ferrying Indonesians home for the coming Eid al-Fitr festival sank off southern Malaysia, a maritime official said on Friday

Pak govt to hand over security of capital to army from Aug 1

Pakistan army
The Pakistan government will hand over security of the capital Islamabad to the army from the beginning of next month, it was announced on Friday.

S Korea police arrest son of sunken ferry owner

Ferry capsizes off South Korea coast
South Korean police arrested Friday the fugitive son of a business tycoon who owned the Sewol ferry which sank in April with the loss of around 300 lives, officials said.

Female circumcision: A cruel practice that numbs women’s sexual pleasure

International Women's Day
This strong belief of the villagers is behind FGM, a cruel and harmful practice that affects more than 125 million girls and women world-wide. Despite being banned by several governments, the practice continues to threaten the safety of women around the world.

Australia to ship Tamil asylum seekers to mainland: govt source

Tony Abbott
Australia will transfer 157 Tamil asylum seekers it has been holding at sea for nearly a month to a mainland detention centre, a government source told Reuters on Friday, in a setback for Prime Minister Tony Abbott's tough refugee policies.

Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in central Afghanistan

Tony Abbott
Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said on Friday, in the latest attack to highlight the growing civilian toll from violence.

From Ukraine to Taiwan and Mali: Disasters wreak havoc on airline industry this week

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17
Industry analysts and safety experts say they can find no common themes that connect the recent plane crashes. Nor do they think the events indicate that flying is suddenly becoming less safe.
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