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HindustanTimes Mon,15 Sep 2014

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India-bound Malaysian flight returns after defect

An India-bound flight of Malaysia Airlines was forced to return due to an auto-pilot defect, landing safely in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, said the carrier already hit by the twin tragedies this year.

Scotland referendum: 'No' vote favourite as millions bet on close finish

Bookmakers have accepted millions of pounds in bets on the results of the referendum, with the 'No' vote attracting the most bets, reflecting the popular belief and hope that in the end, the photo-finish vote will go against independence for Scotland.

Cameron vows to ‘extinguish’ IS after Briton beheaded

In a strong response after an emergency meeting, David Cameron vowed on Sunday to ‘extinguish’ the ISIS by taking ‘whatever steps necessary’ after a new video depicted the beheading of David Haines.

Russia, Ukraine trade blame as fighting tests truce

Tensions over Ukraine festered after Kiev accused the Kremlin of seeking to "eliminate" the pro-Western former Soviet nation while Moscow charged Washington with orchestrating the entire crisis.

Planned trash plant sparks protests in southern China

Thousands of people gathered Sunday in southern China to protest against a proposed trash incinerator, participants said, the latest in a series of demonstrations over the feared health impact from development projects.

A to Z of Scottish independence referendum

As Scots prepare to vote for or against independence on Thursday, here is an A to Z of the referendum, including some of the key issues at stake.

Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions

Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and worldview on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days.

Family of British hostage appeal to ISIS for contact

The family of a British aid worker being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) jihadists have appealed to his captors to respond to their messages.

Ferguson shootings: video shows witness raising hands in air

Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Missouri appears to support previous accounts and could bolster arguments that the young man was surrendering when he was shot, legal experts said Friday. Video inside

Can Oscar Pistorius avoid notorious C-Max jail?

After his conviction on Friday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius’s next battle will be to stay outside the walls of the notorious Pretoria Central Prison, or C-Max.

Savita case: 9 hospital staffers disciplined

The Health Service Executive (HSE) on Friday confirmed that disciplinary action has been taken against nine staff members at University Hospital Galway following a probe into the death of Savita in October 2012.

Did maritime museum inspire Chinese prez Xi Jinping’s new silk route dream?

Chinese president Xi Jinping’s grand idea of reviving the ancient maritime silk route could have well come to him during his visits to the Quanzhou Maritime Museum during his long tenure in the Fujian province.

Jacintha took her own life: UK coroner

A coroner conducting an inquest into the death of Jacintha Saldanha concluded on Friday that she took her own life after a prank call she took from two Australia radio DJ about a pregnant duchess of Cambridge was 'clearly pressing her mind'.

Poll puts ‘No’ vote back in the lead

A new opinion poll released on Friday showed small gains for the ‘No’ campaign, once again indicating that the September 18 referendum will be a close call, while executives of top companies warned of price rise in the event of a pro-independence vote.

Pakistan nabs militants linked to attack on Malala

Pakistan's army announced Friday it had arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot by the Taliban for advocating education and gender equality.
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