HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014


Nepal backtracks, to allow Tibetan Buddhist monk’s cremation

Backtracking from its earlier stance, Nepal government on Tuesday decided to allow entry of a prominent Tibetan spiritual leader’s body into its soil for conducting his last rites.

Breaking protocol, Nepal PM to receive Modi

Breaking protocol, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala will receive his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi when he lands in Kathmandu August 3 on a two-day visit.

Russia's Kalashnikov sends 'condolences' to sanction-struck US consumers

Sanctions against Russia over Ukraine may wipe out a deal Kalashnikov signed to deliver 80,000 to 200,000 guns a year for the next five years to the US. The conflict in Ukraine has left relations between Russia and the West at their worst since the Cold War.

Korea ferry survivors saved by curtains, fire hoses

Student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster testified on Tuesday how passengers, abandoned by the crew, improvised means of escape, using fire hoses to pull people to safety as the vessel sank.

Death toll rises to 23 in Philippine road attack

A 3-year-old boy and his father died from wounds suffered in a brazen attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on Filipinos celebrating the end of Ramazan, raising the toll Tuesday to 23 dead, officials said.

American lawmaker sorry he mistook US officials as Indians

A newly-elected US lawmaker has apologised for his embarrassing faux pas when he mistook two senior Indian-origin Obama administration officials as Indians during a recent congressional hearing.

$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million americans.

Nepal backtracks, allows entry of Tibetan leader's body for last rites

Backtracking from its earlier stance, Nepal government on Tuesday decided to allow entry of a prominent Tibetan spiritual leader’s body into its soil for conducting his last rites.

Karzai cousin killed in Afghan 'turban bomb' attack

A suicide attacker killed an influential cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a dispute over election results that will determine the country's new leader as US-led troops withdraw.

35% in US facing debt collectors: Study

More than 35% of americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released on Tuesday by the urban institute.

Samsung S4 catches fire under US girl's pillow

In a bizarre accident, a 13-year-old girl found her Samsung Galaxy S4 burnt and melted under her pillow. The north Texas girl kept the phone on charge and wedged her charging phone under her pillow.

US surveillance hampering work of journalists and lawyers

The United States' large scale surveillance programme is hampering the work of US-based journalists and lawyers, a report jointly prepared by two human rights groups said.

Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US

The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, a senior US official said late on Monday, calling the matter "very serious."

Woman in black: A mysterious woman strolling busy US highways

A quiet woman wearing a flowing, black dress and mysteriously strolling along busy highways in parts of the US Southeast and Midwest has the curious wondering who she is and spurred a social media site to document her trek.

North Korea slams reports of arms deals with Hamas, Hezbollah

North Korea has denounced allegations that it supplied missiles to Hamas and material support to Hezbollah as "sheer fiction" and a "sinister" effort to link Pyongyang to Middle East disputes.
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