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HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014

World

Queen's sticky problem: Palace seeks chewing gum remover

Buckingham Palace has revealed a sticky reality -- Queen Elizabeth II is looking for a cleaner who can oversee the removal of chewing gum left by visitors to a royal residence.

10, 000 pigeons probed for explosives before flown for National Day in Beijing

More than 10000 pigeons were checked and probed for explosives before the birds were released over Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Wednesday to mark China’s National Day celebrations.

Protests continue in Hong Kong on China's founding day celebrations

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong staged huge rallies on Wednesday. Reports said Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung was booed and heckled while delivering the National Day speech where he urged the protesters to withdraw from the agitation.

Hong Kong set for final face off

Defiant protesters set October 1st as the deadline for the government to respond to their demands for voting reforms even as Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying rejected to meet or discuss the issue with the pro-democracy activists.

Five Obamas, 'Crazy Dick' star in Brazil protest vote

Five Barack Obamas, three Bin Ladens, a Jesus, a Wonder Woman, a 007: the ballot for Sunday's elections in Brazil can look more like the inventory at a costume shop.

Fresh eruption fears halt Japan volcano search

Volcanic tremors and fears over a fresh eruption forced rescuers with gas masks to halt operations to recover bodies from a Japanese mountain today, 72 hours after its eruption.

Man kicked to death in row over Japan noodle shop seat

A Japanese man who allegedly kicked a fellow diner to death in a fight over seats in a noodle bar calmly returned to his food as the other man lay dying, media reported Tuesday.

Global wildlife populations down by half since 1970: WWF

The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52% between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday.

ISIS releases third video featuring British hostage

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has released a third video featuring John Cantlie, a photographer who worked for the Sunday Times newspaper before he was abducted in 2012.

Ukraine truce threatened by pro-Russian rebels attacks

Ukraine's truce and troops withdrawal deal lay in tatters on Tuesday after the deadliest wave of attacks by pro-Russian insurgents in more than a month left nine soldiers and four civilians dead.

Head of Pak mobile spyware creating firm indicted on US criminal charges

The head of a Pakistani company which created an app called StealthGenie allowing users to spy on other people's mobile devices was indicted on US criminal charges, officials said Monday.

Israel offers India to join new cyber security body

Israel has invited India to be part of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s latest pet project of national cyber defense authority-- a dedicated force to fight cyber threats—during his meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New York on Sunday.

Indian-origin Costa is Portugal’s next PM candidate

A new name is likely to be added to the list of Indian-origin people who hold or have held top political positions in various countries: Antonio Costa, of Goa origin, who on Sunday won the primary elections as the prime ministerial candidate of the opposition Socialist Party in Portugal.

China censors fail to blunt Hong Kong protests

Chinese censors and opponents of the protests sweeping Hong Kong are engaging in a cat-and-mouse game with demonstrators and commentators in a bid to stop news of the unrest spreading online and, in particular, reaching the mainland.

Nepali boy seeks to be youngest film director

Eight-year-old Saugat Bista from Kathmandu has already directed a feature film and has his eyes set on the Guinness World Records to become the world’s youngest film director.
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