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HindustanTimes Wed,30 Jul 2014

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Korea ferry survivors saved by curtains, fire hoses

Student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster testified on Tuesday how passengers, abandoned by the crew, improvised means of escape, using fire hoses to pull people to safety as the vessel sank.

Death toll rises to 23 in Philippine road attack

A 3-year-old boy and his father died from wounds suffered in a brazen attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on Filipinos celebrating the end of Ramazan, raising the toll Tuesday to 23 dead, officials said.

American lawmaker sorry he mistook US officials as Indians

A newly-elected US lawmaker has apologised for his embarrassing faux pas when he mistook two senior Indian-origin Obama administration officials as Indians during a recent congressional hearing.

$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million americans.

Nepal backtracks, allows entry of Tibetan leader's body for last rites

Backtracking from its earlier stance, Nepal government on Tuesday decided to allow entry of a prominent Tibetan spiritual leader’s body into its soil for conducting his last rites.

Karzai cousin killed in Afghan 'turban bomb' attack

A suicide attacker killed an influential cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a dispute over election results that will determine the country's new leader as US-led troops withdraw.

35% in US facing debt collectors: Study

More than 35% of americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released on Tuesday by the urban institute.

Samsung S4 catches fire under US girl's pillow

In a bizarre accident, a 13-year-old girl found her Samsung Galaxy S4 burnt and melted under her pillow. The north Texas girl kept the phone on charge and wedged her charging phone under her pillow.

US surveillance hampering work of journalists and lawyers

The United States' large scale surveillance programme is hampering the work of US-based journalists and lawyers, a report jointly prepared by two human rights groups said.

Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US

The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, a senior US official said late on Monday, calling the matter "very serious."

Woman in black: A mysterious woman strolling busy US highways

A quiet woman wearing a flowing, black dress and mysteriously strolling along busy highways in parts of the US Southeast and Midwest has the curious wondering who she is and spurred a social media site to document her trek.

North Korea slams reports of arms deals with Hamas, Hezbollah

North Korea has denounced allegations that it supplied missiles to Hamas and material support to Hezbollah as "sheer fiction" and a "sinister" effort to link Pyongyang to Middle East disputes.

Japan: Teen murder accused 'wanted to dissect' someone; victim found decapitated

The 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl, whose name was not released as she is a minor, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of murdering her 15-year-old female classmate, after police discovered the dismembered body on a bed in the suspect's home.

Microsoft targeted in apparent Chinese anti-trust probe

Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest US company targeted by China for anti-trust investigation after government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.

'EU, US to impose new sanctions against Russia'

The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday.
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