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HindustanTimes Thu,23 Oct 2014

World

Ben Bradlee, former Washington Post editor who led Watergate coverage dies

Bradlee's death at his Washington home of natural causes was announced by the Post, which reported late last month that its former editor had begun hospice care after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for the past several years.

Malaysia's defence minister hopeful MH370 will be found

Malaysia's defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein said on Wednesday his country was determined to find missing Flight MH370, as he was briefed by Australian officials leading the complex search deep in the Indian Ocean.

High in Pakistan's mountains, women break taboos

Women in Pakistan's northern Hunza valley are breaking taboos and training for jobs traditionally done by men, including as carpenters and climbing guides on the Himalayan peaks.

No end in sight for Hong Kong protests after talks

Hong Kong student leaders on Wednesday said they may not take part in further talks with the government after accusing city authorities of failing to make any meaningful offers to end weeks of mass rallies.

Pak Taliban sack spokesperson over support for IS

The influential spokesperson of the Pakistani Taliban has been sacked for pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group and for feuding with his leader Maulana Fazlullah, according to a statement and senior commanders.

Pak Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai honoured in Philadelphia

Malala Yousafzai began her activism six years ago by using an alias to write for the BBC about living under Taliban rule. In 2012, a Taliban gunman shot her in the head while she was returning from school because of her vocal support for gender equality and education for girls.

Missing Sydney teen resurfaces in ISIS video

A teenager who ran away from Australia to join jihadists in Iraq and Syria has reappeared months later in a video of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), vowing to “not stop fighting”, reports said on Tuesday.

'UK, France, Germany approached Assad against their jihadi citizens'

In an interview to HT, Syrian ambassador to India Riad Kamel Abbas claims the UK, France and Germany asked the Syrian government to 'take care' of its citizens who have been radicalised and fighting in Syria. If his claims are true, the David Cameron government has asked a foreign government to execute its citizens.

Egypt clamps down on campuses over unrest fears

As the new academic term began in Egypt, riot police were standing guard at Cairo's universities to quash any repeat of Islamist-led protests that turned campuses nationwide into battlefields.

Hong Kong talks fail to resolve issue; dialogue open

The first round of talks between Hong Kong officials and Occupy Central movement representatives ended on Tuesday evening without any breakthrough but with the promise of more dialogue over the coming weeks, which could possibly resolve the impasse.

Twitter 'source of all evil': Top Saudi cleric

Twitter is nothing more than 'a source of lies' and evil, Saudi Arabia's top Muslim cleric said, in comments that sparked lively debate Tuesday on the microblogging site.

Islamic State launches fresh assault on Kobane

The Islamic State launched a fresh assault on Kobane late Monday hours after it was announced that Kurds, who are defending the besieged Syrian border town, had received a first US airdrop of weapons.

US airdrops supplies for Kurds defending Khobani

Further escalating its engagement in Syria, the United States is airdropping military resupplies for Kurds defending Syria-Turkey border town Khobani from the ISIS.

Saudi man's American wife files for divorce via e-mail

An American woman has been allowed to file for divorce from her Saudi husband via e-mail after the man left the US with her three children and prevented her from seeing them.

Social media helps find missing Indian girl in Sharjah

A minor Indian girl, who went missing from her home in Sharjah, was found after some five hours, thanks to social media spreading information about her, media reported on Monday.
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