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HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014

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Indian-origin doc unfairly sacked, rules UK tribunal

An Indian-origin heart surgeon in the UK was unfairly sacked after he raised concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal has ruled. Dr Raj Mattu was dismissed by University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust in 2010.

Bomb blast kills 14 at mosque in Syria's Homs

A bomb went off in front of a mosque and killed 14 people in Homs, Syrian state television said on Friday, with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad looking close to wresting the symbolic central city back from rebels.

Tributes pour in for the champion of magic realism Gabriel Marquez

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and was a master of magical realism, died on Thursday and tributes poured in from presidents, authors and pop stars. Take a look.

Vice-principal in ferry mishap commits suicide

A high school vice principal rescued from a South Korean ferry that sank with hundreds of his students on board was found dead Friday, in what media reports said was an apparent suicide.

Sant Chatwal pleads guilty to US polls laws breach

Indian-American hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal on Thursday pleaded guilty at a court in New York to violating federal election laws by using straw donors to secretly funnel money to political campaigns and will pay a million dollars to the US as part of his plea agreement.

Gunmen kill 20, injure 70 at South Sudan UN base

Gunmen killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 others when they stormed a UN base in South Sudan on Thursday, the US envoy to the world body said. Two Indian peacekeepers were also injured in the attack.

Anger boils over in search for missing S Korea ferry

Worsening weather fuelled the sombre mood, with persistent rain and choppy seas hindering dive teams already struggling with low visibility and strong currents.

S Korea ferry death toll rises, hopes fade for missing

The death toll from a capsized South Korean passenger ferry rose to 25 on Friday as parents of missing schoolchildren blamed the ship's captain for the tragedy after he and shipping company officials made emotional apologies for the loss of life.

Killer quest: 12 killed in worst-ever Everest accident

At least eleven Nepalese climbing guides have been killed after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early Friday, a rescue team official told AFP, in the worst accident to hit the world's highest peak.

Korea investigates capsized ferry crew as rescue hampered by tides

Strong tides and murky waters off South Korea's southwest coast were hampering efforts on Friday to find survivors from a ferry accident over 48 hours previously that left hundreds of passengers missing.

Russia, West reach surprise deal on Ukraine crisis

Russia, Ukraine, the US and EU reached a surprise deal Thursday on de-escalating the worsening Ukrainian crisis, in a ray of hope for the former Soviet republic that has plunged into chaos.

Edward Snowden is surprise guest on Putin phone-in

Edward Snowden, the fugitive former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of US intelligence eavesdropping, made a surprise appearance on a TV phone-in hosted by Vladimir Putin on Thursday, asking the Russian president if his country also tapped the communications of millions.  

Iran mother spares life of son's killer after campaign

An Iranian mother spared the life of her son's convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Nigeria: 115 girls still missing, says principal, rejects army report

A Nigerian school principal on Thursday denied military reports that most of the girls kidnapped from her school by Islamist gunmen were now safe, as the parents of those taken voiced anger over the conflicting claims.

Ukraine says will restrict entry of Russian men

Ukraine said on Thursday it will impose stricter border controls on Russian men trying to enter the country, where pro-Moscow rebellions have broken out.
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