HindustanTimes Sun,23 Nov 2014


Does living in a democracy make you tall?

New research linking democracy and wellbeing suggests that men growing up in a democracy are likely to be taller than those who spend the first 20 years of their lives in a communist regime.

Nigeria: 45 dead in suspected Boko Haram attack

At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses have said, in the latest violence to hit the restive region.

Obama vows 'more fair and just' immigration to US

Pledging to fix America's 'broken' immigration system, President Barack Obama offered five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation Thursday, allowing families to emerge from the shadows and seek work permits.

Killer US snowstorm raises death toll to 10

The death toll from a rare pre-winter snowstorm has risen to 10 in the northeastern United States, paralysing communities for days and dumping more than six feet of snow near Buffalo.

Al Qaeda confirms leader's death in US drone attack

Global terrorist organisation Al Qaeda's branch in the Indian sub-continent confirmed the death of one of its leaders, Adil Qudoos in a US drone attack on Thursday.

China hospital gives men chance to experience pain of childbirth

A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experience the pain of childbirth after several new moms complained they got little sympathy from their partners.

India among top suppliers of illegal immigrants to US

Mexico heads the list by a wide margin; India battles for next top-five positions in 28 states along with El Salvador, Guatemala, China and Honduras.

Swedish court upholds Assange arrest order

A Swedish court rejected Thursday an appeal to drop an arrest order for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who is wanted for questioning in Stockholm over alleged sex crimes.

Ami Bera, only Indian American in US Congress, wins close race

Ami Bera, the only Indian American in US Congress, won a second term late Wednesday night, surviving a close contest that looked capable of going either way at any time. Bera was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012  on a Democratic ticket.

In pics: Upstate New York braces for another big snowstorm

Residents of the upstate New York city of Buffalo were just beginning to dig out from a massive snowstorm as another headed its way, threatening to break records and add to the death toll of at least six.

Gunman killed, three students shot in Florida university library

A gunman wounded three Florida State University students, one critically, early Thursday when he opened fire in a library where hundreds of students were studying for exams, authorities said.

After the storm: Snow blankets parts of New York; US feels the chill

A ferocious storm dumped massive piles of snow on parts of upstate New York, trapping residents in their homes and stranding motorists on roadways, as temperatures in all 50 states fell to freezing or below.

Japan's 'black widow': Woman with seven dead partners arrested

A 67-year-old millionairess was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of poisoning her husband with cyanide as it emerged six former partners had already died, in Japan's latest apparent 'black widow' case.

Second Frenchman in ISIS video identified

A second Frenchman was identified on Wednesday after appearing unmasked in a grisly execution video among the ISIS jihadists, many of whom are believed to be Western fighters.

Comet probe 'sniffs' organic molecules, basis of life on Earth

European comet lander Philae 'sniffed' organic molecules containing the carbon element that is the basis of life on Earth before its primary battery ran out and it shut down, German scientists said.
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