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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

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Fatal St Louis shooting stokes tensions in Ferguson

Racial tensions in Missouri were stoked again on Tuesday when police killed another African American man as authorities struggled to quell the nightly confrontations over the shooting of an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson last week.

Imran's look-alike big draw at 'Azadi March'

Opposition leader Imran Khan is the man of the hour for thousands of his supporters in Islamabad but those unable to access him can get themselves clicked with his look-alike who has been a big draw at the protest.

111-year-old Japanese recognised as oldest man

A 111-year-old retired educator from Japan, Sakari Momoi, has been recognised as the world's oldest living man. Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records on Wednesday.

Britain could end Assange row today: Ecuador prez

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa said on Tuesday that Britain had the power to resolve the Julian Assange standoff "tomorrow," after the WikiLeaks founder voiced hope he would soon leave Ecuador's embassy in London.

Death toll in Japan landslide rises to 27

The number of people known to have died when a hillside collapsed in western Japan has hit 27, the government said Wednesday, with a further 10 people still unaccounted for.

Pakistan's SC summons Khan, Qadri over anti-govt protests

Protesters demanding the fall of the Pakistani government blockaded parliament and key ministries today in the latest round of a week-long political drama that has shaken the restive nuclear-armed nation.

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.

ISIS releases 'video showing beheading' of US journalist

The ISIS on Tuesday posted a video showing the beheading of an American journalist missing since 2012, and threatened to kill another one if the US didn’t end military strikes in Iraq.

Mother mourns US journalist purportedly beheaded by ISIS militants

The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was purportedly beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives.

US trying to verify video of American journalist's killing

A video by Islamic State militants released on Tuesday purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley as retribution for US airstrikes in Iraq. The White House, his family and employer said they could not determine the video's authenticity and were attempting to confirm if he had been killed.

Manmohan immune from claims of '84 riots: court

Inderjit Singh, an Indian Sikh, claimed in the 2013 suit that as finance minister from 1991 to 1996, Manmohan Singh funded cash rewards for members of the military who murdered Sikhs in 1984.

ISIS video shows American's beheading; Obama's statement likely

A grisly video shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, American officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent US airstrikes in Iraq.

Ukrainian troops inch closer to rebel city Donetsk

Ukrainian government troops were fighting pro-Russian rebels in the streets of Luhansk on Tuesday and captured most of a town near the eastern city of Donetsk, tightening the noose around that key rebel-held stronghold, Ukrainian officials said.

Gaza truce collapses, rockets fired into Israel

A ceasefire in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing rockets into Israel, prompting Israeli air strikes that health officials said killed a woman and a young girl.

Elephant killings in Africa outpace births, says study

Using a newly refined approach to estimate elephant deaths, developed at Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve, researchers said Africa’s elephant population is declining at a rate of about 2% annually.
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