HindustanTimes Sun,23 Nov 2014


China hospital gives men chance to experience pain of childbirth

A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experience the pain of childbirth after several new moms complained they got little sympathy from their partners.

India among top suppliers of illegal immigrants to US

Mexico heads the list by a wide margin; India battles for next top-five positions in 28 states along with El Salvador, Guatemala, China and Honduras.

Swedish court upholds Assange arrest order

A Swedish court rejected Thursday an appeal to drop an arrest order for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who is wanted for questioning in Stockholm over alleged sex crimes.

Ami Bera, only Indian American in US Congress, wins close race

Ami Bera, the only Indian American in US Congress, won a second term late Wednesday night, surviving a close contest that looked capable of going either way at any time. Bera was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012  on a Democratic ticket.

In pics: Upstate New York braces for another big snowstorm

Residents of the upstate New York city of Buffalo were just beginning to dig out from a massive snowstorm as another headed its way, threatening to break records and add to the death toll of at least six.

Gunman killed, three students shot in Florida university library

A gunman wounded three Florida State University students, one critically, early Thursday when he opened fire in a library where hundreds of students were studying for exams, authorities said.

After the storm: Snow blankets parts of New York; US feels the chill

A ferocious storm dumped massive piles of snow on parts of upstate New York, trapping residents in their homes and stranding motorists on roadways, as temperatures in all 50 states fell to freezing or below.

Japan's 'black widow': Woman with seven dead partners arrested

A 67-year-old millionairess was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of poisoning her husband with cyanide as it emerged six former partners had already died, in Japan's latest apparent 'black widow' case.

Second Frenchman in ISIS video identified

A second Frenchman was identified on Wednesday after appearing unmasked in a grisly execution video among the ISIS jihadists, many of whom are believed to be Western fighters.

Comet probe 'sniffs' organic molecules, basis of life on Earth

European comet lander Philae 'sniffed' organic molecules containing the carbon element that is the basis of life on Earth before its primary battery ran out and it shut down, German scientists said.

Study will test survivors' blood to treat Ebola

A coalition of companies and aid groups announced plans Tuesday to test experimental drugs and collect blood plasma from Ebola survivors to treat new victims of the disease in West Africa.

US, Myanmar world's most generous countries

While a booming economy certainly helps, it's hardly required in order to become one of the most generous nations in the world, a new study has proven.

After 'APEC blue' skies, pollution blues choke Beijing

Beijing residents were asked to stay indoors on Wednesday after dangerous levels of smog choked the city, barely days after the government lifted anti-pollution restrictions put in place to make way for clear skies during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing.

Israel vows harsh response to synagogue attack

Israel vowed harsh retaliation Tuesday for a Palestinian attack that killed five people and left blood-smeared prayer books and shawls on the floor of a synagogue in Jerusalem - an assault that sharply escalated already-high tensions after weeks of religious violence.

Anti-govt protest in Haiti turns violent

An anti-government protest that snaked through sections of Haiti's capital on Tuesday turned violent as three people were apparently shot in a volatile neighborhood.
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