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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

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300 Turkish Kurds cross to Syria to fight jihadists

Iraqi Kurdish

At least 300 Kurdish fighters crossed from Turkey into Syria overnight to battle jihadists from the Islamic State group trying to seize a strategic border town, a monitor said Saturday.

Kiev, rebels ink deal creating buffer zone

Berkut
Kiev and pro-Russian separatists on Saturday signed a deal creating a demilitarised zone in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine after fresh talks aimed at ending a brutal five-month war.

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Malaysian official slams article on MH370 pilot

Malaysia airlines, MH370

Malaysian foreign affairs minister Anifah Aman Saturday slammed an article claiming that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370's pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, caused the aircraft to disappear when he committed suicide.

US: Man jumps White House fence, dodges security to reach doors

Constitution Avenue closed
A man jumped over the White House fence and made it to the front doors of the executive mansion before being apprehended on Friday, sparking an evacuation within the complex shortly after President Barack Obama departed for the weekend. WATCH VIDEO

France joins Iraq war; starts air raids

Iraq airstrike
French Rafale jets targeted and destroyed a 'logistics depot' in north-east Iraq on Friday morning and will follow with more operations in the next few days in order to 'weaken Daesh and restore Iraqi sovereignty', French President François Hollande said in a statement on Friday.

IS jihadists capture 60 Kurdish villages in Syria

Iraq
Islamic State jihadists have seized 60 Kurdish villages near the Turkish border in a lightning two-day campaign, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday.

6 Russian fighter jets intercepted by US near Alaska

Six Russian MiG 35 fighter jets entered a US "air defense identification zone" Friday and were intercepted by American and Canadian warplanes near Alaska, two US defense officials said.

Condoms 'too small' for Uganda men, fight against AIDS has a new hurdle

Condoms
Ugandan MPs have been inundated with complaints that many condoms on sale in the east African nation are too small, warning the problem is a blow to the fight against AIDS.

Scot vote, Brown give Labour head-start for 2015 poll

Glasgow

Former prime minister Gordon Brown led Labour to electoral defeat in 2010, but the Scotland referendum has given him the opportunity to reinvent himself and make game-changing interventions that now give Labour a head-start in the run-up to the May 2015 elections.

Scotland stays, but a less united UK ahead?

Scottish referendum
Celebrations over Scotland rejecting independence by 55% to 45% on Friday were soon replaced by moves to devolve more powers not only to Scotland but also to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and a gnawing sense that the road ahead may not be smooth.

11-hour wait! Apple lovers queue up for iPhone 6

iPhone 6 queue
Customers around the US descended upon Apple stores to get their new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, that began retailing on Friday, unless they had pre-booked. The new phones hit markets in the US and eight other countries on September 19, costing $199, $299 and $399 for iPhone6. And iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299.

JuD opens websites from US server

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed
Recently when Jamat-ud-Dawa, the parent organisation of dreaded terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) resurfaced in the World Wide Web and launched its websites, it came as a real shocker for the law enforcement authorities.

100 lashes for gay sex in Indonesian province

Gay sex could be punishable by 100 lashes of the cane in Indonesia's staunchly conservative Aceh province if parliament passes a draft law that critics say violates basic human rights.

Ukraine's Poroshenko says US promises $1bn in financial guarantees

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a tweet on Friday that the United States had promised $1 billion in financial guarantees for Kiev to raise funds on the capital markets.

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