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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

World

IS jihadists capture 60 Kurdish villages in Syria

Islamic State jihadists have seized 60 Kurdish villages near the Turkish border in a lightning two-day campaign, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday.

JuD opens websites from US server

Recently when Jamat-ud-Dawa, the parent organisation of dreaded terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) resurfaced in the World Wide Web and launched its websites, it came as a real shocker for the law enforcement authorities.

6 Russian fighter jets intercepted by US near Alaska

Six Russian MiG 35 fighter jets entered a US "air defense identification zone" Friday and were intercepted by American and Canadian warplanes near Alaska, two US defense officials said.

100 lashes for gay sex in Indonesian province

Gay sex could be punishable by 100 lashes of the cane in Indonesia's staunchly conservative Aceh province if parliament passes a draft law that critics say violates basic human rights.

Condoms 'too small' for Uganda men, fight against AIDS has a new hurdle

Ugandan MPs have been inundated with complaints that many condoms on sale in the east African nation are too small, warning the problem is a blow to the fight against AIDS.

Ukraine's Poroshenko says US promises $1bn in financial guarantees

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a tweet on Friday that the United States had promised $1 billion in financial guarantees for Kiev to raise funds on the capital markets.

Sierra Leone capital at standstill as Ebola lockdown begins

Sierra Leone began a three-day lockdown on Friday in an effort to halt the spread of the Ebola virus, as President Ernest Bai Koroma urged residents to comply with the emergency measures.

Now, explore Egyptian pyramids from home

If you are yet to experience the wonders of the ancient world still surviving in Egypt, you can now turn into a virtual visitor, thanks to Google Street View, and explore the pyramids from the comforts of your home.

Scottish nationalist leader Salmond quits

Scottish nationalist Alex Salmond resigned as leader of his party on Friday and will quit as First Minister of his country after losing an independence referendum.

Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced

A defense lawyer in Iran says six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' and the video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes.

Harvard hosts 24th edition of spoof Nobel awards for silly science

Spoof Nobel prizes that honour the humour in science were handed out at Harvard University, celebrating the physics of stepping on a banana skin and the neuroscience behind spotting Jesus in toast.

Drunken hunter fights off Australian croc with an eye-poke

A tipsy goose hunter said Saturday he lived to tell the tale of being attacked by a two-metre-long crocodile in northern Australia after poking the beast in the eye.

Earth to have nearly 11bn people by 2100: UN

The Earth is going to have 11 billion people by 2100, with the rising population exacerbating global problems such as climate change, spread of infectious diseases and poverty, says a significant joint study by the United Nations and the University of Washington.

Salmond: Scottish leader defeated but defiant

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has reasons to be cheerful despite failing to lead his country to independence: he emerges from the campaign with more powers for Scotland coming his way.

High-tech gadgets can't keep out burglars, crime-hit S Africans go for coffins

Many properties in crime-ridden South Africa are secured by electronic burglar alarms and high concrete walls topped with high-voltage electric fences, but in the quaint small diamond mining town of Cullinan, coffins are the latest security gadgets.
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