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Sudan: Gunmen on camels kill 15 in Darfur

Gunmen on camels have killed 15 civilians and wounded 10 others in an attack in Sudan's South Darfur, the region's government said in a statement.

Saarc summit ends with agreement on energy cooperation

The 18th Saarc Summit concluded in Kathmandu on Thursday with the member states signing an agreement on energy cooperation — thus managing to salvage something substantial in the two-day meet.

Stuart Little helps lost Hungarian painting come home

A long-lost avant-garde painting has returned home to Hungary after nine decades thanks to a sharp-eyed art historian who spotted it being used as a prop in the Hollywood film 'Stuart Little'.

US researchers closer to Ebola vaccine

Researchers in the United States reported Wednesday an experimental Ebola vaccine was found safe in first tests on humans, and it was now ready for wider clinical trials.

Explosions, gunfire rock central Kabul

A large blast rocked Kabul on Thursday evening, followed by gunfire in the Afghan capital's central district that houses many embassies and foreign compounds, AFP journalists reported.

IAF ‘Jumbo’ Majumdar’s medals unsold in UK auction

A unique set of material including medals and flying logbooks of Wing Commander Karun Krishna ‘Jumbo’ Majumdar – widely recognised as the father of Indian Air Force – remained unsold at an auction held here on Wednesday.

Tibetan tapestry sold for $45 mn, world record set in Chinese art

The 600-year-old artwork, called a thangka and embroidered in vivid hues of red and gold, was bought by Liu Yiqian on Wednesday and will be displayed at his new museum in Shanghai, the auction house Christie's said.

Angry over wolf attacks, French farmers flock sheep to Eiffel Tower

French farmers have grown increasingly angry over the rise in wolf populations. The animals were hunted almost to extinction in France in the 1930s, but crossed back into the country from Italy in the 1990s. They are now protected and number around 300.

Ferguson looks for calm night after cleaning up

Protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations, including a group that rushed into City Hall in St. Louis, the city neighboring Ferguson, Wednesday screaming "Shame, shame." Police locked down the building and called in more than a hundred extra officers. Three people were arrested.

Tiger released by Putin kills 15 goats in northeast China

China's official Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday that the animal, named Ustin, bit and killed 15 goats and left another three missing on Sunday and Monday on a farm in Heilongjiang province's Fuyuan county.

Magnitude 7.0 quake hits off Indonesia

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck in the sea 150 km (90 miles) northwest of Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia at 1433 GMT on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.

Militia reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

State militia reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old in a case that has highlighted long-simmering tensions between blacks and police.

I just did my job: Cop who killed Ferguson teen

Unrest continued in Ferguson on Tuesday but it had a better night, as the police officer at the root of the protests, Darren Wilson, said in first public comments that he only did his job.

China launches world’s longest train to Spain

In an initiative to build a new silk road linking Asia and Europe though Central Asia, China launched a cargo train service connecting world’s largest commodity market in Yiwu with the Spanish capital Madrid.

Egypt: 19 killed, 8 injured in building collapse

At least 19 people have been killed and eight others injured when an eight-story building collapsed in Egypt's Matariya district.

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