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100 buried alive in Sri Lanka tea region mudslide

Around 100 people were buried alive in a tea-growing region of Sri Lanka on Wednesday as mudslides triggered by monsoon rains washed away their homes on a plantation, disaster officials said.

Boy or girl? Family with 12 sons awaits baby number 13

A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No 13, and even though they're sticking to their tradition of not finding out in advance whether they're having a boy or girl, they said they'd be shocked if their streak is broken.

Grant dual citizenship to ignite growth: Paul

Confident that crony capitalism will not have a place under the Narendra Modi government, prominent industrialist Swraj Paul on Wednesday called for granting Indian passports to expatriates who invest a minimum amount in industries in India and help ignite growth.

Drone with a heart: Grad student's project is a life-saver

A student in the Netherlands has developed an 'ambulance drone' fitted with defibrillator that can reach heart attack victims within minutes, and potentially help save thousands of lives. The 4kg drone can fly at an estimated speed as high as 100 kilometres per hour.

Nestle Japan to hire 1,000 robots to sell espresso machines

Food giant Nestle said on Wednesday that its Japan unit would hire 1,000 robots as sales clerks at stores across the country. The first batch of the robots will report to work by the end of this year at outlets that sell coffee capsules and home espresso machines.

Row over new Gandhi statue in London

Efforts to instal statues of Indian icons in Britain have often been controversial, and the move to instal Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament Square here in early 2015 has also attracted its fair share of criticism, including from people of Indian origin.

IS jihadists execute 46 tribesmen in Iraq's Anbar

Jihadists from the Islamic State group have executed at least 46 members of a tribe that fought against them in Iraq's Anbar province, sources said.

New Ebola cases slowing in Liberia, but too soon to celebrate: WHO

The World Health Organization confirmed Wednesday that the rate of Ebola infections appeared to be slowing in hard-hit Liberia, but warned the crisis was far from over.

Lava stream creeps closer to Hawaii homes

The lava flow easily burned down an empty shed, several hours after entering a residential property in Pahoa Village, said Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira.

Nasa rocket explodes: Here's a look back at catastrophic space flights

An unmanned commercial supply ship exploded moments after liftoff from a launch pad at Wallops Island, Virginia, Tuesday evening. Here's a look at the past catastrophic events involving rockets used in Nasa's space flights. Mind-blowing pictures | Nasa rocket explodes

10 dead, over 250 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide

A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea estate in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and leaving more than 250 missing, officials said.

UK: Indian-origin family found dead in Bradford

The West Yorkshire Police on Tuesday launched a murder investigation following the discovery of four bodies of an Indian-origin family in Bradford, north England, on Monday night, with reports suggesting that the bodies may have been at the property for some time.

Suspicious cyber activity at White House addressed

Suspicious cyber activity has been detected on the computer network used by the White House and measures have been taken to address it, a White House official disclosed on Tuesday.

Ukraine tensions spike as Russia backs rebel vote

Moscow and Kiev are set to crunch hold talks over a gas dispute Wednesday, a day after Russia ratcheted up tensions by saying it will recognise separatist polls in east Ukraine.

Bangladesh Jamaat chief gets death for war crimes

Bangladesh's fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami was on Wednesday sentenced to death by a special tribunal for his role in the killing of thousands of people during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971, triggering fears of violence.
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