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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

World

Don't mess with nuclear Russia, warns Putin

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia's armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression.

Experimental Ebola drug heals infected monkeys

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.

With a splat, paintball fires into Afghanistan

The arrival of recreational paintball to Afghanistan may seem peculiar to outsiders, especially in a country that's known decades of war, faces constant bombings and attacks by Taliban insurgents.

Ukraine rebels will allow trapped govt forces to flee

Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said on Friday they would comply with a request from the Kremlin and open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.

Malaysia Airlines to trim staff, routes in reform plan

Malaysia Airlines will slash thousands of staff, trim routes, replace its CEO and could see future stake sales to outside investors under plans announced on Friday to save it from bankruptcy after two devastating disasters.

Islamic State militants post another beheading video

The jihadist Islamic State group has posted video of the execution of a captured Kurdish fighter, in a warning to Iraqi Kurdish leaders to end military cooperation with Washington, a monitoring group said.

MH17 trial in Malaysia or international justice court

The trial of those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July over Ukraine could be conducted either here or the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, a top minister has said.

Syria refugees top 3 million mark: UN

The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country and the increasingly complex and bloody conflict has shown no sign of letting up, the UN refugee agency said Friday.

Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea, say officials

A volcano erupted Friday in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and international flights to be re-routed, officials said.

Protest leaders meet Pakistan Army chief

PTI and PAT leaders Friday met the Army Chief Raheel Sharif to find a solution to end the on-going political crisis. The protests launched by Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri began over the issue of the resignation of Nawaz Sharif.

US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball turban ban

The FIBA decision comes ahead of the Saturday start of FIBA Basketball World Cup amid an outcry over an incident involving two Sikh players who were told by referees to remove their turbans if they were to play in FIBA's Asia Cup.

US doesn't have a 'strategy' on hunting ISIS in Syria

As the United States continued to pound ISIS positions in Iraq, President Barack Obama on Thursday said he had not decided yet on launching military action in Syria.

43 UN peacekeepers seized in Syrian Golan Heights

Syrian armed groups, some of whom are linked to al-Qaeda, captured 43 UN peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on Thursday and surrounded 81 others, the UN said.

Libya's interim government resigns under pressure

Libya's toothless interim government, led by prime minister Abdullah al-Thani, announced late on Thursday it had tendered its resignation to the elected parliament, days after a rival Islamist administration was created.

25 people trapped in gold mine in Nicaragua

At least 25 miners were trapped in a gold mine in Nicaragua's far north on Thursday after a collapse, a government-backed news website and other media reported, adding that rescue efforts would continue through the night.
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