HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014


Dutch student sells his 'data soul' for £288 at auction

A Dutch student has auctioned his 'data soul' - all his personal information, including medical records, emails and social media chats - for a total of £288 - as a comment on privacy and the value of personal data.

Drone attack kills 30 'Qaeda' suspects in Yemen

A drone strike in south Yemen killed at least 30 suspected Al-Qaeda militants on Sunday, the latest in an intensified aerial campaign in the impoverished country, a tribal chief said.

Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep on Sunday.

US lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

Two members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee called for tougher Western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored US and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine.

Ferry crew actions 'murderous': S Korean president

The captain and crew of a South Korean ferry that capsized last week with hundreds of children on board acted in a way "tantamount to murder," President Park Guen-Hye said Monday, as four more crew members were arrested.

MH370 hunt: Two-thirds of underwater search done

No debris from the plane has been found despite an intense air and sea search and hopes centre on the underwater autonomous vehicle (UAV) Bluefin-21 finding wreckage on the Indian Ocean seabed.

Biden heads to Ukraine after fragile truce shattered

US vice-president Joe Biden was to begin a two-day visit to Ukraine on Monday amid Russian "outrage" over a deadly weekend shootout in the rebel east that shattered a fragile Easter truce.

Air strikes in Yemen kill 40 al Qaeda militants in two days

Local tribal sources said about 25 bodies had been transferred from the sites of Sunday's first attacks to nearby towns. They said at least three separate strikes had taken place after dawn prayers, all targeting al Qaeda camps.

Sherpas consider boycott after Mount Everest disaster

Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a mountaineering official said Monday. The disaster killed at least 13 Sherpas when a block of ice tore loose from the mountain and triggered an avalanche.

Malaysia jet in emergency landing after tyre bursts

A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday in another blow to the flag-carrier's safety image after the loss of flight MH370.

Indian doctors in UK 'distressed' by British study

Thousands of Indian doctors working in the National Health Service (NHS) are 'deeply distressed' and dismayed by conclusions of a new authoritative study that questions the standards and competency of medical professionals who qualified outside Britain.

MH370 search: sea bed scans could end in days

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered its 44th day on Sunday as Australian search officials said a crucial series of sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor could be completed within a week.

Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain's detention

S Korean prosecutors investigating ferry disaster said on Sunday they wanted to extend the detention of the captain and two other crew as they try to determine the cause of the accident.

Fresh tremors in Papua New Guinea after 7.5 quake

A fresh 6.1-magnitude tremor rattled Papua New Guinea's Bougainville island as officials scrambled for news of damage and casualties following a powerful earthquake overnight that sparked a tsunami alert.

NASA: Engineer vital to 1969 moon landing dies

John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
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