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HindustanTimes Fri,25 Jul 2014

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Motorbike bomb kills 6 civilians in north Afganisthan

A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed motorcycle in northern Afghanistan Thursday, killing six civilians and wounding more than 20 in a crowded market as shoppers bought supplies for the upcoming festival of Eid-ul-Fitr, officials said.

Norway on alert over feared 'terrorist' attack

Norway has taken exceptional security measures after being informed of a possible imminent "terrorist attack" by militants who have fought in Syria, the country's intelligence chief said on Thursday.

LG Electronics Q2 profit surges 165%

LG Electronics posted a 165% surge in second-quarter net profit Thursday from a year ago, on solid TV sales and a dramatic turnaround in its long-troubled mobile unit.

Leaders of Taiwan, China offer condolences for plane crash victims

The leaders of rivals China and Taiwan expressed condolences on Thursday for victims of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane that crashed during a thunderstorm the previous day killing 48 people including two French nationals.

China: Man arrested for chopping off testicles of 3 patients

The suspect, who has been arrested, castrated a 60-year-old mentally disabled man and removed one testicle each from two bedridden patients aged 53 and 80, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people

Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.

Missiles that shot down two fighter jets fired from Russia: Kiev

The missiles that took down two Ukrainian fighter jets in the volatile east of the former Soviet state were fired from Russia, Ukraine's National and Security Council said Wednesday.

Israel strikes kill dozens in Gaza as toll tops 670

An Israeli air strike on the northern Gaza Strip killed five people on Wednesday evening, medics said, as Israel's army announced two more soldiers had died in fighting.

Beijing set for maritime cooperation with Malé

China is willing to help Maldives in training its naval personnel and strengthen cooperation in maritime affairs, Beijing’s envoy to the Indian Ocean country, Wang Fukang, has said.

US lawmaker, a long-time Modi pursuer, faces new reality

A Republican lawmaker who has been a leading advocate of denying Narendra Modi a visa in the past, appears reconciled to the PM's coming visit. “He is the elected leader of the country so I think we have to have him here if he wishes to come,” Congressman Joe Pitts said.

Kerry lands in Tel Aviv to broker Gaza truce

Washington's top diplomat flew into Tel Aviv on Wednesday, defying a US flight ban, to try to broker an end to violence in Gaza, which has killed hundreds and hobbled Israel's main airport. Airlines cancel flights to Israel

Islamic State says carried out Baghdad suicide bombing

Islamic State militants claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an overnight suicide bombing in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad which killed 33 people, one of the deadliest recent attacks in the Iraqi capital.

European parliament member accuses PM Narendra Modi of 'racism'

A Spanish member of the European parliament has raised many eyebrows by tabling a written question about Prime Minister Narendra Modi that revealed a lack or selective knowledge about India and its facts.

Millionaire beggar arrested in Saudi Arabia

An Arab national, arrested in Saudi Arabia for begging, has turned out to be a millionaire having a fortune of over USD 300,000.

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, 48 killed

Taiwan's TransAsia Airways said Thursday that 48 people were killed and 10 survived when one of its turboprop passenger planes crashed after an aborted landing during stormy weather.
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