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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

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Islamic State goes underground in Syrian bastion

Islamic State has gone underground in its Syrian stronghold since President Barack Obama authorised US air strikes on the group in Syria, disappearing from the streets, redeploying weapons and fighters, and cutting down its media exposure.

Ebola crisis 'spiraling out of control': Obama

President Barack Obama issued a global call to action to fight West Africa's Ebola epidemic on Tuesday, warning the deadly outbreak was unprecedented and 'spiraling out of control,' threatening hundreds of thousands of people.

SAARC home ministers to deliberate on security issues in Kathmandu

Home ministers from seven member states of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) will gather in Kathmandu on Friday to discuss security situation in the region.

Virginity worth $5,000, rules court in China

A Chinese woman who sued a man for 'violating her right to virginity' after he wooed her with false promises has been awarded nearly $5,000 by a court, reports said on Wednesday.

New dinosaur species discovered in Portugal

Portuguese and Spanish paleontologists have discovered a new species of dinosaur, the smallest in Portugal, researchers involved in the discovery have revealed.

Taiwan shows force in biggest naval exercise in 25 years

Taiwan's navy fired anti-submarine rockets and guns on Wednesday simulating their response if China launched an invasion, as part of the island's biggest naval drill in 25 years.

Man accused of trying to aid Islamic State group

An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the US military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

Australia promises $6.4 million to fight Ebola

Foreign minister Julie Bishop said in a statement on Wednesday the fresh funds include AU$2 million requested by Britain to help that country deliver medical services in Sierra Leone.

Hafiz Saeed uses floods to turn opinion against India

Hafiz Saeed, considered one of South Asia's most dangerous militants, has no doubt who is to blame for floods that have submerged swathes of Pakistani countryside and claimed hundreds of lives - India.

Bangladesh court commutes Sayedee's death sentence

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a top Islamist preacher whose sentencing last year triggered the deadliest political violence in the country's history.

Great Scot! Independence vote may up Scotch prices

As part of UK, Scotland has access to its overseas missions where it sells its single malt, uses the stable pound sterling as currency, gets tariff-free export within EU and uses the bloc to negotiate trade and tax deals globally.

Experts hopeful of better ties with neighbours

The festering border dispute, China’s close ties with Pakistan, the Tibetan factor, the yawning trade deficit, the notion that India could gang up against China with US and Japan, and the perceived lack of mutual trust between the two countries: the problems between India and China are worrying.

US closer to hitting ISIS in Syria

The US is moving closer to conducting airstrikes against ISIS in Syria with President Barack Obama set to review, and likely to approve, a plan put up to him by his military leaders.

Kiev ratifies landmark EU pact

Ukraine’s parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal.

Traffickers 'laughed' as they capsized boat to drown 500 refugees

Survivors of the most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday.
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