HindustanTimes Sat,01 Nov 2014


Apple CEO Tim Cook declares he is 'proud to be gay'

Cook’s sexual orientation has long been a subject of media speculation with Out magazine naming him to its 2013 list of the most powerful LGBT Americans -- he was ranked No. 1. But Cook had never acknowledged until now.

Burkina Faso: Protesters burn down parliament

Thousands of protesters marched on Burkina Faso's presidential palace after burning the parliament building and ransacking state television offices on Thursday, forcing President Blaise Compaore to scrap a plan to extend his 27-year rule.

Thousands flee as Boko Haram seizes northeast Nigerian town

Islamist Boko Haram militants have seized control of the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi, killing dozens of people and  forcing thousands to flee, witnesses said.
The insurgents stormed Mubi on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka says no hope of finding mudslide survivors

Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide on Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation.

Taiwan man mutilates girlfriend's face in jealous rage

Taiwan police arrested a 79-year-old man after he sliced off his girlfriend's nose, ears and lips and flushed them down the toilet, suspecting that she was cheating on him, officials said Thursday.

New York woman who was harassed 100 times in 10 hours gets rape threats

A video of a woman being harassed over 100 times in ten hours on the streets of New York has gone viral. The actor, Roberts, who secretly recorded the video with her friend, now talks about her experience.

100 buried alive in Sri Lanka tea region mudslide

Around 100 people were buried alive in a tea-growing region of Sri Lanka on Wednesday as mudslides triggered by monsoon rains washed away their homes on a plantation, disaster officials said.

Boy or girl? Family with 12 sons awaits baby number 13

A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No 13, and even though they're sticking to their tradition of not finding out in advance whether they're having a boy or girl, they said they'd be shocked if their streak is broken.

Grant dual citizenship to ignite growth: Paul

Confident that crony capitalism will not have a place under the Narendra Modi government, prominent industrialist Swraj Paul on Wednesday called for granting Indian passports to expatriates who invest a minimum amount in industries in India and help ignite growth.

Drone with a heart: Grad student's project is a life-saver

A student in the Netherlands has developed an 'ambulance drone' fitted with defibrillator that can reach heart attack victims within minutes, and potentially help save thousands of lives. The 4kg drone can fly at an estimated speed as high as 100 kilometres per hour.

Nestle Japan to hire 1,000 robots to sell espresso machines

Food giant Nestle said on Wednesday that its Japan unit would hire 1,000 robots as sales clerks at stores across the country. The first batch of the robots will report to work by the end of this year at outlets that sell coffee capsules and home espresso machines.

Row over new Gandhi statue in London

Efforts to instal statues of Indian icons in Britain have often been controversial, and the move to instal Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament Square here in early 2015 has also attracted its fair share of criticism, including from people of Indian origin.

IS jihadists execute 46 tribesmen in Iraq's Anbar

Jihadists from the Islamic State group have executed at least 46 members of a tribe that fought against them in Iraq's Anbar province, sources said.

New Ebola cases slowing in Liberia, but too soon to celebrate: WHO

The World Health Organization confirmed Wednesday that the rate of Ebola infections appeared to be slowing in hard-hit Liberia, but warned the crisis was far from over.

Lava stream creeps closer to Hawaii homes

The lava flow easily burned down an empty shed, several hours after entering a residential property in Pahoa Village, said Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira.

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