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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

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Obama calls ISIS ‘cancer’ as another US journo’s life at risk

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned the Islamic State militants who beheaded an American journalist as 'a cancer' and said 'their ideology is bankrupt.'

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said.

Hamas military chief’s wife, son killed

Several thousand mourners on Wednesday joined the funeral procession for the wife and baby son of Hamas’s military chief Mohammed Deif, angrily demanding revenge against Israel.

British police find more illegal immigrants

Within days of 35 Afghan Sikhs being discovered in a container that arrived in Essex from Belgium, the British police apprehended another lot of foreign nationals in a lorry in south-west England on Tuesday and arrested one German national.

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.

'Foley gave his life to expose suffering of Syrian people'

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.
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