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HindustanTimes Wed,17 Sep 2014

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Australia promises $6.4 million to fight Ebola

Foreign minister Julie Bishop said in a statement on Wednesday the fresh funds include AU$2 million requested by Britain to help that country deliver medical services in Sierra Leone.

Hafiz Saeed uses floods to turn opinion against India

Hafiz Saeed, considered one of South Asia's most dangerous militants, has no doubt who is to blame for floods that have submerged swathes of Pakistani countryside and claimed hundreds of lives - India.

Bangladesh court commutes Sayedee's death sentence

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a top Islamist preacher whose sentencing last year triggered the deadliest political violence in the country's history.

Great Scot! Independence vote may up Scotch prices

As part of UK, Scotland has access to its overseas missions where it sells its single malt, uses the stable pound sterling as currency, gets tariff-free export within EU and uses the bloc to negotiate trade and tax deals globally.

Experts hopeful of better ties with neighbours

The festering border dispute, China’s close ties with Pakistan, the Tibetan factor, the yawning trade deficit, the notion that India could gang up against China with US and Japan, and the perceived lack of mutual trust between the two countries: the problems between India and China are worrying.

US closer to hitting ISIS in Syria

The US is moving closer to conducting airstrikes against ISIS in Syria with President Barack Obama set to review, and likely to approve, a plan put up to him by his military leaders.

Kiev ratifies landmark EU pact

Ukraine’s parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal.

Traffickers 'laughed' as they capsized boat to drown 500 refugees

Survivors of the most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday.

Pak politicians ejected out of plane for delay

Angry passengers on board an Islamabad-bound Pakistan International Airways (PIA) flight from Karachi forced two prominent Pakistani politicians off the plane accusing them of holding it for more than two hours.

Typhoon hits southern China, heads to Vietnam

China's National Meteorological Center said the storm was expected to send winds of 137 to 144 kilometers per hour (85 to 90 mph) over southern mainland China.

Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane

Islamic State fighters shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns on Tuesday, the first time the group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate in June, a group monitoring the civil war said.

US to assign 3,000 from military to fight Ebola

The Obama administration is preparing to assign 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa to combat the Ebola outbreak that has overwhelmed local health care systems and drawn appeals for help from the region and aid organizations.

Area north of Tokyo hit by magnitude 5.6 quake

An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook buildings in eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Tuesday but there were no immediate reports of damage.

Three NATO soldiers killed in Kabul suicide car bomb

A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a NATO convoy close to the US embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, killing three soldiers and wounding at least 13 Afghan civilians.

Xi wins Malé’s backing for ‘maritime silk route’

China and Maldives on Monday announced that they would cooperate on security issues as visiting President Xi Jinping also extracted an assurance from his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Yameen to actively take part in his pet project, the 21st century maritime ‘silk road’.
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