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HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

World

Ebola outbreak fears grow; Europe, Asia on alert

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew on Wednesday with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.

Speculating endgames: What could happen in Gaza

The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed.

Power trade deal: Nepal's focus on Modi visit

A power trade agreement (PTA) that will enable Nepal to export electricity to India is at the centre of what Kathmandu is eyeing during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit.

Two ex-editors charged in UK phone hack case

Two former editors at Rupert Murdoch's now defunct tabloid 'News of the World' were on Wednesday charged with conspiracy to hack phones.

Suicide blast kills 6 in college campus in Nigeria

A suicide bomber targeted students at a technical college in Nigeria's second city of Kano on Wednesday as the campus reopened following a Muslim holiday, witnesses said.

British Airways sued in pilot sex abuse allegation

A London law firm representing 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania said Wednesday it is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused the girls during layovers.

Russia counts cost of new US, EU sanctions

Russia was counting the potential cost of Western sanctions targeting its key energy and finance sectors on Wednesday, with the central bank promising to support lenders hit with penalties.

Sniffer dog warning sends Australian jet passengers on a rush to flush

Australian budget airline Jetstar apologised on Wednesday after a crew member told passengers on a flight from the Gold Coast tourist strip, including some returning from a popular music festival, to flush away 'anything you shouldn't have'.

McDonald's Japan unveils 'tofu nuggets' after China meat scandal

McDonald's restaurants in Japan are turning to time-honoured Asian soul food, tofu as the chain scrambles to minimise the damage from an embarrassing tainted meat scandal in China.

House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.

At least 24 dead in Guinea rap concert stampede: hospital

A stampede during a rap concert on a Conakry beach on Tuesday left at least 24 people dead, Guinean hospital officials said.

Israeli strikes hit UN school, Gaza shopping area as toll reaches 1,300

The bloodshed came on the heels of an escalation by both sides fighting in the embattled coastal territory, further dimming prospects for a sustainable ceasefire despite international diplomatic efforts.

Last crew member of aircraft that dropped atomic bomb over Hiroshima dies

The last surviving member of the US crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died. Theodore VanKirk died on Monday of natural causes at the retirement home where he lived in Georgia, his son Tom VanKirk said.

Libyan militants take main military base in Benghazi

Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people.
Govt moves to get Indians out

India-US meet: John Kerry leaves for India

US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, on Wednesday left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit. India, US need to get past bumps that have emerged
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