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Three-year-old organ donor saves 5 lives in China

A three-year-old Chinese girl died of a brain tumour but helped save the lives of five other persons when her heart, liver, kidneys and corneas were donated. Liu Jingyao, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour earlier this year.

Ashraf Ghani takes oath as new Afghan president

Ashraf Ghani was inaugurated as the new president of Afghanistan on Monday at a ceremony in the presidential palace marking the end of Hamid Karzai's 13-year rule since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001.

Hong Kong protesters set for new night of clashes

The ranks of Hong Kong democracy protesters who have paralysed parts of the city swelled into their tens of thousands Monday, digging in for another night of confrontation with police in their campaign for free elections.

Obama admits US underestimated IS jihadists

President Barack Obama admitted Sunday that the United States underestimated the threat posed by Islamic State fighters in Syria, as US-led coalition warplanes pounded the oil sites that fund the jihadist group.

Late Sunday coalition planes hit the entrance to the

Five more lifeless bodies found during Japan volcano search

The lifeless bodies of five more people have been discovered on the Japanese volcano that erupted at the weekend, officials said, taking to 36 the feared death toll.

At least 31 feared dead after Japan volcano spews ash and rock

Finally reaching the ash-covered summit of a still-erupting volcano in central Japan, rescue workers made a grim discovery Sunday: 31 apparently dead people, some reportedly buried in knee-deep ash.

HK: Tear gas fired at pro-democracy protesters

Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protests on Sunday and baton-charged a crowd blocking a key road in the government district in defiance of official warnings against illegal demonstrations.

Bristol will always remember Rammohan Roy, says mayor

Continuing along city tradition, the Lord Mayor of Bristol on Sunday led the annual service at the sylvan Arnos Vale Cemetery to pay tributes to Indian social reformer Rammohan Roy, who died here on 27 September 1833 of meningitis.

Raids hit ISIS oil as Qaeda-affiliate vows retaliation

Airstrikes likely carried out by the US-led coalition struck an oil refinery in Syria held by the Islamic State in Iraw and the Levant (ISIS) group on Sunday, shaking buildings and sending flames shooting into the air near the Turkish border, a witness and activists said.

British warplanes return from Iraq without bombing

British warplanes flew their first mission over Iraq since parliament authorised strikes against Islamic State jihadists, but returned without bombing on Saturday, the ministry of defence in London said.

Liberia's top doctor goes under Ebola quarantine

Liberia's chief medical officer, who is also a deputy health minister, has put herself in quarantine as a precaution against Ebola after one of her assistants died from the disease, the government said on Saturday.

Australia: Diamond ring worth over Rs. 3 crore stolen

The pink argyle and white diamond ring, valued at 577,000 Australian dollars (Rs 3.1 crore), was taken from a display counter at Theodore Bruce Auctions in New South Wales.

British PM 'kicking himself' after saying Queen purred at Scotland vote

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday apologised for revealing details of Queen Elizabeth's relief that Scotland had voted to keep the United Kingdom intact, saying he was kicking himself very hard for the breach of protocol.

BBC tried to steal from 'archives': Iran state TV

Iranian state television accused the BBC on Sunday of trying to steal 'artistic, historic and cultural documents' from government archives in the Islamic Republic.

Did Ranji father an illegitimate son in England?

Ranjitsinghji, better known as Ranji, is one of the legends of Indian cricket, but new details of his stay in England as a student suggest that while living with a reverend’s family in Cambridge until 1892, he fathered an illegitimate son.
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