HindustanTimes Sun,23 Nov 2014


Battling Ebola: the worst of humanitarian missions

An invisible, murderous enemy that puts caregivers in almost unbearable working conditions, Ebola is a gruelling test for even the most experienced humanitarian.

Sharif urges Obama to take up Kashmir issue

Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has asked US President Barack Obama to take up the Kashmir issue with the Indian leadership when he travels to India in January, saying its early resolution would bring enduring peace, stability and economic cooperation to Asia. Obama accepts Modi's invitation to be chief guest at Republic Day

Saarc committee meets to set agenda for Kathmandu summit

Senior diplomats of all eight member countries began meeting here on Saturday to set the agenda ahead of the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit in Nepal.

Indonesia’s new president causes a buzz by flying economy

Indonesia’s new President Joko Widodo caused a stir this weekend by opting to fly economy class to watch his son’s high school graduation in Singapore, drawing praise and criticism online.

Moscow accuses West of seeking 'regime change'

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the West on Saturday of trying to use sanctions imposed on Moscow in the Ukraine crisis to seek "regime change" in Russia.

Does living in a democracy make you tall?

New research linking democracy and wellbeing suggests that men growing up in a democracy are likely to be taller than those who spend the first 20 years of their lives in a communist regime.

Nigeria: 45 dead in suspected Boko Haram attack

At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses have said, in the latest violence to hit the restive region.

Obama vows 'more fair and just' immigration to US

Pledging to fix America's 'broken' immigration system, President Barack Obama offered five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation Thursday, allowing families to emerge from the shadows and seek work permits.

Killer US snowstorm raises death toll to 10

The death toll from a rare pre-winter snowstorm has risen to 10 in the northeastern United States, paralysing communities for days and dumping more than six feet of snow near Buffalo.

Al Qaeda confirms leader's death in US drone attack

Global terrorist organisation Al Qaeda's branch in the Indian sub-continent confirmed the death of one of its leaders, Adil Qudoos in a US drone attack on Thursday.

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.

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