HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014


Monkey doesn't own his selfie: US regulator over Wikipedia row

Monkey selfie
The US Copyright Office has confirmed that a monkey - or any other animal - that takes a selfie does not own the copyright of the photo.

Kurds launch attack to retake Jalawla from IS

Islamic State militants
Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga forces on Friday launched an operation to retake the flashpoint town of Jalawla from Islamic State jihadist fighters, Kurdish officials said. The battle to reclaim the town on August 11 already left several dead on both sides.

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Japan landslide death toll feared to double

The death toll from catastrophic landslides in western Japan could more than double, a police tally showed Friday, as fears of a fresh collapse halted the search for 51 people still missing.

'Israel air strikes kill 4 Palestinians in Gaza'

Israeli air strikes killed four Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Friday, two in Deir al-Balah and two in Nusseirat, an emergency services spokesman said.

US: Troops exit, orderly protests unfold in Missouri

Protests in Ferguson
Protests unfolded peacefully Thursday in a Missouri town, and National Guard troops withdrew, 12 days after the fatal police shooting of a black teenager that led to racially-charged unrest.

Violence against Iraqis worst in this century: UN

Iraqi children
The violence against children, women and minority communities in Iraq in the past few weeks is one of the worst seen in this century, a UN spokesperson said on Thursday, citing information from Unicef.

US judge rules against Florida gay marriage ban

Indian Judiciary
A US federal judge struck down a Florida ban on gay marriage Thursday, but stayed the ruling pending further appeals.

Senegal closes border as UN warns on Ebola flare-up

Ebola virus
Senegal has become the latest country to seal its border with a west African neighbour to ward off the deadly Ebola virus, as the new UN pointman on the epidemic said preparations must be made for a possible flare-up of the disease.

Malaysia falls silent in honour of returning MH17 dead

Malaysian Airliner, MH17, Kuala Lumpur
Black-clad Malaysians observed a minute of silence and a nationwide day of mourning on Friday as the first remains of the country's 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster returned home.

At least 33 dead, more than 40 injured in Egypt bus crash

At least 33 people died and dozens were injured when two buses collided before dawn on Friday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the state news agency and security sources reported.

Death toll could double to over 80 in Japan landslide

Heavy rain delayed a search on Friday for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians rounded on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge seriously injures firefighters in US

Ice Bucket 2
Local media said that two firefighters were moving the apparatus after the Ice Bucket Challenge when a power arc occurred near the power lines, striking and seriously injuring them.

US diplomats banned from Ice Bucket Challenge

Ice Bucket 3
It is the charity stunt that has got everyone from billionaires to pop stars and even former US presidents drenched by buckets of freezing water. But don't expect American diplomats to get involved in the fast-growing Ice Bucket Challenge any time soon.

US media hail Iyengar as one of the greatest yoga gurus

Ice Bucket 3
Mainstream American media and yoga experts have mourned the loss of BKS Iyengar, calling him as one of the greatest yoga gurus who was instrumental in bringing the physical and spritual exercise to West.
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