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HindustanTimes Sat,12 Jul 2014

World

Small tsunami hits Fukushima region after quake

A strong earthquake hit Japan's northern coast Saturday near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 tsunami. At least one person was injured and a small tsunami was triggered, but no damage was reported.

Tsunami advisory issued after strong quake in Japan

Japan issued a tsunami advisory early Saturday after a strong 6.8-magnitude quake struck in the Pacific off Fukushima prefecture, authorities said.

Gaza toll nears 100, militants threaten Israeli airport

A fourth day of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 11 more Palestinians on Friday, raising the death toll in the coastal enclave to at least 96, most of them civilians, Palestinian officials said.

German FM, press applaud expulsion of CIA chief

Germany's decision to ask the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country was an adequate, inevitable response following fresh allegations of US spying on Berlin, German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Friday.

Man sets self ablaze outside Berlin Libyan Embassy

Police say a man has sustained life-threatening injuries after setting himself alight outside the Libyan Embassy in Berlin.

US House of Representatives to sue Prez Obama

Speaker John Boehner intends to sue the US president over a portion of the new health care law, according to a draft of a House resolution released on Thursday.

China may prevent local troupes to perform abroad

Chinese authorities have begun crackdown on domestic cultural troupes that perform at famous centres abroad by abusing government funds and using the opportunity to make a publicity splash.

LeT founder Saeed addresses seminar in Lahore HC

Just days after his organisation was declared a terror outfit by the US, Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed, who orchestrated the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, addressed a seminar at the Lahore High Court spewing venom on India and America.

UK varsity to honour Indian-origin journalist, doc

Vijay Sharma, who led the development of the digital radio station BBC Asian Network, and Nilesh Samani, noted cardiologist, are to be conferred honorary degrees by the University of Leicester in recognition of their achivements in respective fields.

German FM to meet Kerry to discuss spying claims

Germany's foreign minister said on Friday he will tell US Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting this weekend that Berlin wants to reinvigorate the two countries' friendship 'on an honest basis' after asking Washington's top spy to leave.

Putin begins Latin American tour amid Ukraine crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin begins a six-day tour of Latin America on Friday, seeking greater influence in the backyard of the United States while under pressure from the West to help restrain pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

'iPhone a threat to China national security'

Chinese state media on Friday branded Apple Inc's iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone's ability to track and time-stamp user locations. "This is extremely sensitive data," said a researcher in a media report.

Texas killer tied up the children and shot them back of the head execution-style

The Texas man accused of slaughtering six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, was charged with murder Thursday amid reports he had previously been arrested for domestic violence.

Northern Israel hit by projectile fired from Lebanon

Authorities say apparent rocket fire from Lebanon has struck Israel as long-range rocket fire from Gaza continued for a fourth day.

Virginia police won't seek nude photo of teenager in sexting case

Virginia authorities on Thursday said they will not serve a search warrant for evidence in a juvenile sexting case, which the 17-year-old defendant's lawyer said included demands for a picture of the teen's erect penis.
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