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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.

Nepal disaster a 'wake-up call' for trekkers and agencies

A snowstorm that killed dozens of people in Nepal is a 'wake-up call' for the trekking industry and tourists alike, experts say, with some heading to the world's highest mountains unprepared for conditions that can easily turn deadly.

20 Yemen Shiite rebels killed in Qaeda clashes, attack

Al Qaeda militants overnight blew up a vehicle parked near a house where the Shiite rebels were gathered in Rada, the sources said, adding that 12 rebels had also been captured in clashes.

Hindus in Pak demand holiday, aid package on Diwali

Pakistan's minority Hindu community leaders have asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to accept their demand for a public holiday on Diwali and announce a special aid package for them on the festival.

US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobane

The American military for the first time airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurds in the battleground city of Kobane, US Central Command said on Sunday, in a move likely to anger key ally Turkey.

Doubt over Boko Haram 'ceasefire' after attacks

Nigerian military and intelligence officials raised doubts on Sunday about the validity of a ceasefire with Boko Haram, with reports of fresh attacks and fighting in the country's northeast.

'Easy Rider' chopper sells at auction for $1.35 million. But is it the real one?

A motorcycle reportedly featured in the film 'Easy Rider' has been sold for what auctioneers say was $1.35 million. More than one version of the bike was built but according to the auction catalogue, the one that sold was the only one to survive.

Five-year-old Indian boy reaches Everest Base Camp, claims world record

On Friday, Harshit Saumitra, a Class 1 student of GD Goenka School in New Delhi, reached the Everest Base Camp, becoming arguably the youngest person to complete the difficult trek.

External forces inciting protests: Hong Kong leader

Pro-democracy protesters on Sunday accused police of using excessive force against them after violent clashes in Hong Kong, as a senior politician said weeks of rallies have reached a 'critical moment'.

Up to it? Try these questions for admission to Oxford University

It’s considered one of the toughest universities to get into, and admission interviews at the University of Oxford invariably challenge potential students to think on their feet, think independently and laterally, and show an ability to apply theory.

Catholic bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of split

Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.

Kurds thwart new jihadist bid to cut off Syria town

Kurdish forces in the Syrian town of Kobane repulsed a new attempt by Islamic State fighters to cut off the border with Turkey Saturday as troops battled the jihadists in neighbouring Iraq.

Nepali mother seeking justice for son’s murder ends fast after 359 days

A Nepali mother who was on hunger strike since last year seeking justice for her son murdered during the country’s civil war ended her fast on Saturday night after assurances from the government.

US, China in 'candid exchanges' ahead of Obama trip

US Secretary of State John Kerry and a top Chinese official had 'candid exchanges' over several contentious issues dogging relations between Washington and Beijing, an American diplomat said on Saturday.

Don't succumb to Ebola 'hysteria', urges Obama as panic grows

US President Barack Obama urged against 'hysteria or fear' Saturday in the face of a growing Ebola crisis, as the United Nations spoke of an 'encouraging' response to its funding appeal.
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