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HindustanTimes Tue,29 Jul 2014

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US congressman mistakes Obama officials for Indians

A Republican congressman mistook two senior Obama administration officials testifying at a House of Representative hearing on relations with India, for Indians.

Finns dance 'tangotanssi' to find their inner Latino

Tango has found a lasting home in Finland, and every summer the Finns' love affair with the dance breaks out into the open, showing that under their cool North exterior beats a warm, Latin heart.

At least 85 bodies pulled from Gaza rubble in truce: medics

The bodies of at least 85 Palestinians were recovered from the rubble across the Gaza Strip in the first half of a 12-hour humanitarian truce on Saturday, medics said.

This stars-struck British MP believes in Indian astrology

Some believe in astrology while others dismiss it or enjoy it as entertainment, but one British MP from the ruling Conservative party says he is “absolutely convinced” of its benefits, and wants it to be more widely used.

Air Algerie crash: Experts to begin 'difficult' probe

Investigators were due on the site of the Air Algerie plane disaster in Mali Saturday to try and determine why the jetliner came down with such force that it completely disintegrated.

Qaeda releases video of US suicide bomber in Syria

Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate has released a video of a young US suicide bomber from Florida who blew himself up at an army post in the northwest of the country.

Air Algerie crash: All on board dead, says France

All passengers and crew on board an Air Algerie jetliner that crashed in Mali died in the tragedy, which completely wiped out several families, France announced.

EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.

Mysterious Siberian crater sparks mystery, scientists sent to probe

The appearance of the mysterious chasm prompted numerous conspiracy theories and speculation that it may have been caused by something otherworldly, with some even suggesting aliens might be behind it.

Gunmen stop minibuses, kill 14 in Afghanistan

Gunmen intercepted two minibuses travelling through central Afghanistan and killed at least 14 passengers overnight, officials said on Friday.

Hamas renews rocket fire at Israel after Gaza truce

Hamas said it fired rockets at Israel from Gaza on Saturday, after a 12-hour humanitarian window which the world had said should pave the way for a longer-term truce.

Jihadists kill 50 Syria troops in ambush: monitor

Jihadists from the Islamic State group killed at least 50 Syrian soldiers in an ambush on Friday, summarily executing most of them after their capture, a monitoring group said.

Losing Indonesia prez candidate challenges results

Indonesia's losing presidential candidate filed complaints to the Constitutional Court on Friday, alleging that widespread irregularities at the polls damaged his chances of victory in the country that is Southeast Asia's largest economy.

New archives shine light on history of black Britons

The first archive dedicated to the culture and experiences of black people in Britain is now open, with the aim of shining a light on a long overlooked history.

'Told my son the plane won't crash': Mother who lost two children in MH17

A grieving mother of two boys who died aboard MH17 recounts her youngest son's eerie premonition before getting on the plane, and the last time she would hug them goodbye.
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