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HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014

World

Israel vows no let-up, Hamas defiant as Gaza toll reaches 135

The world implored Israel and Hamas on Saturday to end hostilities as warplanes pounded Gaza for a fifth straight day, killing at least 30 Palestinians, and militants replied with rockets.

Kerry pushes plan to 'clean up the tally' after disputed Afghan elections

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday held a second day of talks with Afghanistan's feuding presidential hopefuls, seeking a deal to "clean up the tally" after disputed elections.

Singapore: Children's book inspired by real-life gay penguin parents taken down

A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate and the conservative city-state's information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles.

Hamas' music video, entitled 'Shake Israel's Security', targets Israelis and Palestinians

Hamas' five-minute video is part of a slick propaganda programme designed by Hamas and its armed Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades wing. The video is a Hebrew remake of a song that the group released in Arabic in 2012, during its last conflict with the Jewish state.

Cross-border Taliban attack kills three Pakistani troops

Militants killed at least three Pakistani soldiers in an attack on early Saturday on a border post in the restive northwestern tribal belt while air strikes against rebels left 13 insurgents dead, officials said.

China's top paper says no place for a 'new cold war' with US

China and the United States must avoid a 'new cold war' in their international relations, China's top newspaper said on Saturday, in the wake of high level talks in Beijing between senior leaders of the world's two largest economies.

Roadside bomb kills 8 Afghan civilians: official

A roadside bomb killed eight civilians travelling in a vehicle in a volatile district of southern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, days after the UN reported a surge in civilian casualties in the country.

Female employee sues Yahoo exec for sexual harassment

The complaint alleges that Zhang coerced Nan Shi to have oral and digital sex with her on multiple occasions in California and told her she would have a 'bright future' at Yahoo if she had sex with Zhang.

Heads up skygazers! Supermoon tonight; third this summer

The full moon on Saturday will appear to be unusually big. In fact, it will be a "supermoon." That's the nickname for full moons that happen when our celestial neighbor is relatively close to Earth.

Ukraine vows revenge after rebels kill 23 troops

Ukraine has vowed to make pro-Russian rebels pay after losing 23 servicemen in clashes across the separatist east, while Russia proposed a UN resolution demanding a ceasefire to Europe's deadliest conflict in decades.

US: Bus carrying Chinese tourists crashes, 8 hurt

Authorities say a bus carrying mostly Chinese tourists flipped on its side on a busy highway in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, and eight people were hospitalized.

Philippines arrests Australian over ties to ISIS

The Philippines on Friday arrested an Australian national with suspected links to foreign Islamist militants after he urged Philippine Muslims on social media sites to support conflicts in Iraq and Syria, recruiting them to go to the Middle East.

Lawmakers intensify efforts for Modi's address to US Congress

A move to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of US Congress is gaining momentum with 36 lawmakers endorsing it in a letter to the Congressional leadership.

US agency investigating drone flights after fireworks video goes viral

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating several videos filmed using drones that flew into and around firework displays, including two apparently shot on the Fourth of July and one from Florida that has received nearly nine million YouTube views.

Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

US authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of US companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some of its latest fighter jets, officials said on Friday.
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