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China's new Afghan envoy lauds Pak spy agency ISI

China on Monday praised Pakistan and its spy agency the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for their fight against terrorism, all but absolving them of involvement in the recent attack on the Indian consulate in Herat in Afghanistan.

6 die in 2 small plane crashes in Arizona

Small planes went down in separate crashes in Arizona, leaving six people dead, authorities said.The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said four died when a plane crashed near Sedona.

Population paradox: keeping new-borns healthy

Irrespective of ethnicity, babies born to healthy mothers worldwide are the same weight and size. Treating infection and nourishing women ensure future generations stay healthy.

Man slashes 3 children, killing 1 in China

A man wielding a kitchen knife killed a 1-year-old boy and injured two other children Monday morning in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.

Pakistani daily concerned over India's hiked defence budget

New Delhi's rationale for increasing the defence budget is "consistent with the shift in the Indian government's ideology to more nationalistic elements under Prime Minister Narendra Modi", said a Pakistani daily Monday.

Israel's UN envoy denies Israeli soldier abduction

Israel's UN ambassador denied on Sunday that an Israeli soldier had been abducted by Hamas militants. "There is no kidnapped Israeli soldier and those rumors are untrue," said Ambassador Ron Prosor when asked about the kidnapping.

In Poland, hedgehogs find a saviour

Andrzej Kuziomski set up Poland's first and only hedgehog shelter after as a bicycle courier he came across hundreds of the small, quilled mammals that had been killed or maimed in run-ins with humans.

2 US born soldiers killed as Gaza toll touches 485

Israeli tanks shelled militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday and a woman died in an air strike after the bloodiest day for both sides of a nearly two-week military offensive that showed no signs of abating despite global calls for a truce.

China warns officials against aping Western morality

China's ruling Communist Party will step up ideological education of officials to prevent them from aping Western moral standards and strengthen their faith in communism to help in the fight against pervasive corruption, state media said.

Maths can make internet up to 10 times faster

Mathematical equations can make internet communication via computer, mobile phone or satellite up to 10 times faster and more secure than today, according to a new study.

Women across the world go online to protest 'everyday sexism'

A website set up by a Londoner for women to share their experiences of sexism and harassment in their daily lives has drawn massive offline attention and collected 70,000 posts from around 20 countries.

Dutch cyclist escapes death twice on Malaysian jetliners

29-year-old Maarten de Jonge, a member of Malaysia's Terengganu Cycling Team , told Dutch televison station RTV Oost that he had to change his MH17 ticket to another date because he wanted to save money by getting cheap airfare.

US says Russian missile used to down MH17 jet; victims' bodies put on refrigerated train

John Kerry laid out on Sunday what he called overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the downing of MH17 jet and called rebels' behaviour 'grotesque'. 'Time for Russia to get out of Ukraine' | Full coverage

Islamists mount 'heaviest' assault on Libya airport

Islamist militia launched their heaviest assault so far on Libya's main airport Sunday two days after a truce with the rival ex-rebels that control it collapsed, a security official said.

Singapore Airlines apologises for 'insensitive' MH17 post

Hours after the Boeing 777-200 passenger jet with 298 people on board went down on Thursday, SIA posted a one-line statement on Facebook and Twitter which read: 'Customers may wish to note that Singapore Airlines flights are not using Ukraine airspace.'
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