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HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014

World

Nepal activist seeking right to secession in constitution arrested

Dr CK Raut, a PhD from University of Cambridge and a former employee of Raytheon, a US defense contractor, was arrested on Saturday evening in Morang district in eastern Nepal while returning home from a public rally.

Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group.

All-party meet in Nepal to draft constitution

Political parties in Nepal will take part in a national conference this Tuesday to try and address contentious issues related to the country’s proposed new constitution.

Scotland referendum: Top dailies say ‘No’, but who will Murdoch support?

Leading financial and other newspapers have encouraged their readers to vote against independence in the September 18 referendum, but there is much speculation which way the Rupert Murdoch-owned ‘The Scottish Sun’ will go on the contentious issue.

British PM chairs emergency meeting over beheading video

Prime Minister David Cameron will gather some of his top security advisors on Sunday to discuss Britain's response to an online video showing the murder of an aid worker by Islamic State militants.

Paris conference aims to divide up tasks in IS fight

The international conference in Paris on Monday that gathers some 20 countries from the anti-Islamic State coalition will seek to divide up the roles between nations with often diverging interests.

Pope breaks taboo by marrying off couples who lived 'in sin'

A single mother, people who have been married before and couples who have been living together 'in sin' were married by Pope Francis in a taboo-challenging ceremony at the Vatican on Sunday.

Kiev accuses rebels of threatening peace

The Ukrainian government accused pro-Russian separatists on Sunday of threatening a tenuous push for peace as booming rounds of heavy artillery fire echoed across the insurgent stronghold of Donetsk.

Pakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding party

Senior police officer Mian Tanvir from the nearby city of Multan said the army-run boat carrying over 30 people capsized when it hit debris from a dike that had been blown up earlier in the day to divert waters away from urban areas.

MH370: 58 'hard objects' found in Indian Ocean

The Australia-led search team for the missing Malaysian flight MH370 has discovered 58 hard objects inconsistent with the Indian Ocean seabed, raising hopes of solving the over six months-long aviation mystery.

14 killed, 12 missing as boat sinks in Indonesia

A boat sank on Sunday in bad weather off eastern Indonesia, killing at least 14 people and leaving 12 others missing, an official said.

Islamic State sows terror, bewitches jihadists

Key questions and answers about the Islamic State group that beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker, and which US President Barack Obama described as a "cancer".

England dog lovers raise £1.3 million for burnt shelter

Dog lovers have pulled out all stops to help a dog shelter in Cheshire in northwest England that went up in flames in a fire started by a teenager on Thursday. The outpouring of love has generated over £1.3 million in donation and led to traffic jams.

Nepal banks on all-party conference to draft constitution on time

Political parties in Nepal will take part in a national conference this Tuesday to try and address contentious issues related to the country’s proposed new constitution.

The battle within: Are US women joining the ISIS jihad in West Asia?

US law enforcement is investigating a new phenomenon of women from the American heartland joining Islamic State as president Barack Obama vows to cut off the militants' recruiting at home.
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