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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

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Ebola-hit nations isolated as airlines stop flights

The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated on Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

Researchers claim to have solved the  ‘sheepdog mystery’

There is the riddle of the Bermuda Triangle. The unresolved identity of Jack the Ripper. The enigma of how the universe developed beyond a quark-gluon soup following the Big Bang. And then there is the sheepdog mystery.

Imran rejects talks again as Nawaz remains defiant

Imran Khan on Wednesday called off talks with the Nawaz Sharif government, once again, and also announced that he would continue his sit-in in front of parliament house till Sharif tendered his resignation. 'We will not go away. We will not leave this place,' he said.

US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said on Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse.

‘Executions a common spectacle in ISIS-held Syria’

Public executions, amputations, lashings and mock crucifixion are a regular fixture in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a UN probe charged Wednesday, also accusing Damascus of repeatedly using chemical weapons against civilians.

Pakistan: Imran's party lawmakers resign from Punjab assembly

Stepping up pressure on the Nawaz Sharif government, lawmakers of Imran Khan's party in the Punjab province assembly resigned on Wednesday.

Gaza’s children of war: Out on the streets after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

Hundreds of Palestinian children were in the crowd that came out on the streets to celebrate the 'victory' following the cease-fire between Hamas and Israel on Tuesday. The truce held on Wednesday.  

N Korea calls US 'human rights graveyard' over Ferguson

North Korea has joined the ranks of America's foes who have seized on riots in Missouri, saying the nation is the 'graveyard of human rights' and should mind its own business rather than criticise others.

'Malaysia Airlines should allow hijab for Muslim stewardesses'

Muslim women flight attendantsworking for Malaysia Airlines should be allowed to wear the hijab or the Islamic head dress, a minister has said.

IMF chief Lagarde charged in corruption case

IMF chief Christine Lagarde, one of the world's most powerful women, announced on Wednesday she had been charged with "negligence" over a multi-million-euro graft case relating to her time as French finance minister.

Poroshenko to seek ceasefire after talks with Putin

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised after late-night negotiations with Russia's Vladimir Putin to work on an urgent ceasefire plan to defuse the separatist conflict in the east of his former Soviet republic.

US archive of pre-Holocaust photos to go public

A vast US archive of photographs of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish life is being made available to the public and researchers.

Pakistan continues to be a safe heaven for terrorists: US

The pentagon has said Pakistan continues to be a safe heaven for terrorists while lauding the efforts of the country's military to eliminate extremism, which it described as a 'common threat' for both the countries.

US sanctions Syria air surveillance

The United States has started flying surveillance flights over Syria in preparation of airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders, fighters and their safe havens.

Putin talks with Ukraine prez as Kiev captures Russian soldiers

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met face-to-face Tuesday for the first time since June to talk about the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine’s separatist east. From their opening remarks, it appeared unlikely that Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko would find common ground.
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