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Nigeria: 2 female bombers kill 30 in Maiduguri

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, according to witnesses and a security official.

Iran won’t be brought to knees on nuclear issue: Khamenei

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that Iran would not sink “to its knees” over its disputed nuclear programme, his first comment since a missed deadline for a deal.

In Seoul, Tagore's lamp is still lit by a Korean poetess and author

Kim Yang-shik’s eyes sparkled behind those stylish glasses while talking about the letter she received from Shantiniketan’s Visva-Bharati university earlier this year.

Rigby murder was not preventable: Report

A major report released on Tuesday on the May 2013 murder of British fusilier Lee Rigby in London has concluded that even though his two assailants were known to intelligence agencies, there were not in a position to prevent his murder.

Ferguson erupts in violence after grand jury verdict

Violence erupted Monday night in Ferguson, with protests elsewhere in the country, after a grand jury declined to indict a police officer for fatally shooting an African American teenager.

Corruption, duplicity major challenge in UK: Swraj Paul

Terming corruption a ‘major challenge’ facing Britain, prominent industrialist Swraj Paul on Monday came down heavily on the ‘cosy and sleazy’ practices of institutions that are supposed to act fairly and treat equally in society.

Ferguson shooting: Cop not charged, protests erupt

Violence flared again in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday, with gunshots heard and tear gas fired, after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer over the fatal shooting of a black teenager.

Cambridge puts Sanskrit, Darwin's evolution theory papers online

The origins of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution – including the pages where he first coins and commits to paper the term ‘natural selection’ – were made available free online from Monday in one of the most significant releases of Darwin material in history.

US police shoot dead boy, 12, holding replica gun

Police in the US city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who was in a playground waving around what turned out to be a replica gun, officials and reports said.

S*** hits the roof: Exploding excrement topples building in China

A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported. The blast was reportedly sparked by a local man burning waste close to the cesspool, igniting methane gas which was emanating from the pit.

Women not equal to men: Turkey's President

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday declared that women are not equal to men and launched a bitter attack against feminists in Turkey, claiming they reject the concept of motherhood.

Iran nuclear talks extended after deadline missed

Iran and six powers failed for a second time this year on Monday to resolve their 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and gave themselves seven more months to overcome the deadlock that has prevented them from clinching a historic deal.

Hagel chucks his job as US defence secretary

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel resigned Monday under pressure from the White House, with news reports suggesting further changes in the president’s national security team.

I’ll visit only if you clear mess: Obama to Sharif

Pakistan’s Dawn, a leading news publication, took note of Obama’s comment but wondered if the President was referring to the security situation or recent political unrest.

Wary of India-US ties, is Pak sliding towards Russia?

An agreement signed between Pakistan and Russia to increase defence and military cooperation is being seen as a sign of realignment in the region which brings India closer to the US and Pakistan to Russia and China, officials said in Islamabad.
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