HindustanTimes Mon,15 Sep 2014


14 killed, 12 missing as boat sinks in Indonesia

A boat sank on Sunday in bad weather off eastern Indonesia, killing at least 14 people and leaving 12 others missing, an official said.

Islamic State sows terror, bewitches jihadists

Key questions and answers about the Islamic State group that beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker, and which US President Barack Obama described as a "cancer".

England dog lovers raise £1.3 million for burnt shelter

Dog lovers have pulled out all stops to help a dog shelter in Cheshire in northwest England that went up in flames in a fire started by a teenager on Thursday. The outpouring of love has generated over £1.3 million in donation and led to traffic jams.

Nepal banks on all-party conference to draft constitution on time

Political parties in Nepal will take part in a national conference this Tuesday to try and address contentious issues related to the country’s proposed new constitution.

The battle within: Are US women joining the ISIS jihad in West Asia?

US law enforcement is investigating a new phenomenon of women from the American heartland joining Islamic State as president Barack Obama vows to cut off the militants' recruiting at home.

After beheading Foley, Sotloff and Haines, IS parades British aid worker Alan Hening

The Islamic State jihadist group claimed on Saturday it beheaded British aid worker David Haines, in what would be the third such execution in recent weeks, after two US journalists were shown murdered.

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.

Haines beheading: Cameron vows to ‘extinguish’ IS

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

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