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HindustanTimes Tue,21 Oct 2014

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Kurds thwart new jihadist bid to cut off Syria town

Kurdish forces in the Syrian town of Kobane repulsed a new attempt by Islamic State fighters to cut off the border with Turkey Saturday as troops battled the jihadists in neighbouring Iraq.

Nepali mother seeking justice for son’s murder ends fast after 359 days

A Nepali mother who was on hunger strike since last year seeking justice for her son murdered during the country’s civil war ended her fast on Saturday night after assurances from the government.

US, China in 'candid exchanges' ahead of Obama trip

US Secretary of State John Kerry and a top Chinese official had 'candid exchanges' over several contentious issues dogging relations between Washington and Beijing, an American diplomat said on Saturday.

Don't succumb to Ebola 'hysteria', urges Obama as panic grows

US President Barack Obama urged against 'hysteria or fear' Saturday in the face of a growing Ebola crisis, as the United Nations spoke of an 'encouraging' response to its funding appeal.

When Obama’s credit card was declined at New York restaurant

The 53-year-old told the crowd at the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, that during a UN General Assembly meeting as he had stepped out for a bite at a restaurant, his own credit card had been declined.

US plane on secret mission returns to Earth after 22 months in orbit

After spending about 22 months orbiting the Earth on a secret mission, a US Air Force X-37B unmanned, reusable space plane has finally returned.

Saddam Hussein planned to kidnap Israeli PM in 1981

Former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein had planned to kidnap the then Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in retaliation to the Jewish state's attack on Iraq's nuclear reactor in 1981, a media report said.

Nepali troops seek at least 40 missing on blizzard-hit trek

Nepali troops on Saturday searched rugged snow-covered Himalayan terrain in their most intensive effort to find any remaining survivors of a blizzard that killed 30 people and injured 175 in one of the country's worst mountain disasters.

Pope Francis faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays

Pope Francis was set to sort his allies from his enemies on Saturday with a Vatican vote on a document drafted at the end of a fierce two-week debate over opening the Catholic Church's doors to remarried divorcees and gays.

South Korean official in apparent suicide after concert tragedy

A South Korean official handling safety measures at a concert where 16 people died apparently committed suicide hours after the tragedy which happened when a ventilation grate collapsed, authorities said on Saturday.

US policeman involved in Ferguson shooting 'feared for his life'

The police officer who shot dead Michael Brown in the US town of Ferguson says he was pinned in his vehicle and struggling over his gun with the black teenager, a news report said.

Obama appoints Ron Klain as 'Ebola Czar'

As WHO bbungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola, as revealed by an internal report, Obama moved to step up the US response to the disease, naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to vice president Joe Biden, as the 'Ebola czar'.

Girls abducted by Boko Haram to be freed: Nigeria

Officials and campaigners on Saturday anxiously awaited further news about the fate of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls after Nigeria claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants to secure their release.

WHO admits to botching efforts to stop Ebola spread

An internal report revealed that the WHO bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa. The WHO draft report pointed to serious errors by an agency designated as the international community's leader in coordinating response to outbreaks of disease.

14 dead in accident at South Korean concert

About 14 people died and over 11 others were injured after a ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by a popular girls' band near South Korea's capital Seoul.
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