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HindustanTimes Sat,22 Nov 2014

World

Japan's 'black widow': Woman with seven dead partners arrested

A 67-year-old millionairess was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of poisoning her husband with cyanide as it emerged six former partners had already died, in Japan's latest apparent 'black widow' case.

Second Frenchman in ISIS video identified

A second Frenchman was identified on Wednesday after appearing unmasked in a grisly execution video among the ISIS jihadists, many of whom are believed to be Western fighters.

Comet probe 'sniffs' organic molecules, basis of life on Earth

European comet lander Philae 'sniffed' organic molecules containing the carbon element that is the basis of life on Earth before its primary battery ran out and it shut down, German scientists said.

Study will test survivors' blood to treat Ebola

A coalition of companies and aid groups announced plans Tuesday to test experimental drugs and collect blood plasma from Ebola survivors to treat new victims of the disease in West Africa.

US, Myanmar world's most generous countries

While a booming economy certainly helps, it's hardly required in order to become one of the most generous nations in the world, a new study has proven.

After 'APEC blue' skies, pollution blues choke Beijing

Beijing residents were asked to stay indoors on Wednesday after dangerous levels of smog choked the city, barely days after the government lifted anti-pollution restrictions put in place to make way for clear skies during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing.

Israel vows harsh response to synagogue attack

Israel vowed harsh retaliation Tuesday for a Palestinian attack that killed five people and left blood-smeared prayer books and shawls on the floor of a synagogue in Jerusalem - an assault that sharply escalated already-high tensions after weeks of religious violence.

Anti-govt protest in Haiti turns violent

An anti-government protest that snaked through sections of Haiti's capital on Tuesday turned violent as three people were apparently shot in a volatile neighborhood.

Mojo rising: Bob Marley to be face of global marijuana brand

His family and a Seattle-based private equity firm announced on NBC's 'Today' the creation of Marley Natural, a premium cannabis brand rooted in the life and legacy of one of marijuana's most devoted sons, reported Ace Showbiz.

Clashes as Hong Kong protesters attempt parliament break-in

Hong Kong police clashed with pro-democracy demonstrators on Wednesday after a small group attempted to break into the city's legislature, with tensions spiking as court-ordered clearances of protest sites get under way.

Pak Army chief meets top US defence leadership

Top American Defence leadershipmet with Pakistani Army Chief General Raheel Sharif here and emphasised the importance of sustained and substantive talks between the two countries, a Pentagon spokesperson said.

Palestinians kill 4 Jews in Jerusalem synagogue

Israeli police described the assault as a terrorist attack and said the two assailants were apparently Palestinians from east Jerusalem. Hamas, the militant Palestinian group that runs the Gaza Strip, praised the Jerusalem attack but stopped short of claiming responsibility.

Obama orders policy review on terrorist-related hostage issues

President Barack Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of how the US deals with terrorist-related hostage issues in view of a recent spike such cases, each ending horrifically.

Peruvian frog juice drinkers laud health benefits

Frogs from Peru's Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that some Andean cultures believe has the power to cure asthma, bronchitis, sluggishness and a low sex drive.

Frederic Chopin’s heart exhumed in secret, like a relic

As Frederic Chopin gasped for air in Paris in 1849, he whispered a request that became the stuff of musical legend: Remove my heart after I die and entomb it in Poland.

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