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HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

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Pakistan: 19 drown, 4 missing in the rough seas off Karachi

Atleast 19 bathers drowned and four are still missing in the the rought seas of Karachi on Thursday, defying a ban on swimming during monsoon season.

Phone hacking trial: NOTW’s 2 senior editors charged

Two senior editors on the now defunct News of the World were on Wednesday charged with conspiracy to hack phones between January 2003 and January 2007 with convicted former editor Andy Coulson and others at the tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch.

Uighur group says nearly 100 casualties in China clash

A clash in Xinjiang, home to China's mostly Muslim Uighur minority, left nearly 100 people dead or wounded, an exile group said Wednesday after what authorities called a "terror attack" on a police station and township.

Ebola discoverer says 'would happily sit next to infected person on train'

The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in west Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would happily sit next to an infected person on a train.

Ebola outbreak fears grow; Europe, Asia on alert

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew on Wednesday with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.

Speculating endgames: What could happen in Gaza

The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed.

Power trade deal: Nepal's focus on Modi visit

A power trade agreement (PTA) that will enable Nepal to export electricity to India is at the centre of what Kathmandu is eyeing during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit.

Two ex-editors charged in UK phone hack case

Two former editors at Rupert Murdoch's now defunct tabloid 'News of the World' were on Wednesday charged with conspiracy to hack phones.

Suicide blast kills 6 in college campus in Nigeria

A suicide bomber targeted students at a technical college in Nigeria's second city of Kano on Wednesday as the campus reopened following a Muslim holiday, witnesses said.

British Airways sued in pilot sex abuse allegation

A London law firm representing 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania said Wednesday it is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused the girls during layovers.

Russia counts cost of new US, EU sanctions

Russia was counting the potential cost of Western sanctions targeting its key energy and finance sectors on Wednesday, with the central bank promising to support lenders hit with penalties.

Sniffer dog warning sends Australian jet passengers on a rush to flush

Australian budget airline Jetstar apologised on Wednesday after a crew member told passengers on a flight from the Gold Coast tourist strip, including some returning from a popular music festival, to flush away 'anything you shouldn't have'.

McDonald's Japan unveils 'tofu nuggets' after China meat scandal

McDonald's restaurants in Japan are turning to time-honoured Asian soul food, tofu as the chain scrambles to minimise the damage from an embarrassing tainted meat scandal in China.

House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.

At least 24 dead in Guinea rap concert stampede: hospital

A stampede during a rap concert on a Conakry beach on Tuesday left at least 24 people dead, Guinean hospital officials said.
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