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Ukraine tensions spike as Russia backs rebel vote

Moscow and Kiev are set to crunch hold talks over a gas dispute Wednesday, a day after Russia ratcheted up tensions by saying it will recognise separatist polls in east Ukraine.

Bangladesh Jamaat chief gets death for war crimes

Bangladesh's fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami was on Wednesday sentenced to death by a special tribunal for his role in the killing of thousands of people during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971, triggering fears of violence.

Nobel laureate Malala wins World's Children's Prize

Girl's rights champion Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate in history, won the World's Children's Prize on Tuesday, after a global vote involving millions of children.

Nasa rocket bound for space station explodes after liftoff

The 14-story rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off its seaside launch pad at the Wallops Flight Facility, carrying a Cygnus cargo ship bound for the space station. Video inside | Nasa's catastrophic space flights 

Umbrella-shaped ultramarathon to support Hong Kong movement

The protests have been dubbed the 'Umbrella Movement' following the creative ways demonstrators have used them to shelter from the heat, torrential rain, pepper spray and police batons.

Iraqi Kurds head to fight militants in Syria

A group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops arrived in Turkey early Wednesday and headed toward the border to help their Syrian brethren fight Islamic State extremists in the embattled town of Kobani.

Pope Francis' Big Bang remark: God not magician with a magic wand

Pope Francis has sent ripples among believers and non-believers by declaring that evolution and the Big Bang theory are right and that God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'.

Gender equality at work will take another 81 years: Report

While women are rapidly closing the gender gap with men in areas like health and education, inequality at work is not expected to be erased until 2095, according to a report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Tuesday.

Indian-origin family found dead in Bradford

The West Yorkshire Police on Tuesday launched a murder investigation following the discovery of four bodies of an Indian-origin family in Bradford, north England, on Monday night, with reports suggesting that the bodies may have been at the property for some time.

Fly in the clouds: Windowless planes could land in 10 years

Imagine flying in a plane sans windows! Your imagination may soon become a reality with a British company working on such a plane. This new plane that is still in the design phase will allow passengers to choose panoramic views of the world around them.

Former Chinese military officer confesses to taking bribe

A former vice-chairperson of China’s powerful Central Military Commission, headed at present by President Xi Jinping, has confessed to taking 'extremely large' amounts of bribes during his tenure, state media said Tuesday.

Nine out of 10 Hong Kong activists say will fight on for a year

Nearly nine out of 10 Hong Kong protesters say they are ready to stay on the streets for more than a year to push for full democracy to counter China's tightening grip on the city, according to an informal Reuters survey on Tuesday.

Teen arrested, another jailed as clown terror spreads in France

A 14-year-old dressed as a clown was arrested on Monday near Paris for attempting to attack a woman, as a strange phenomenon of fake, evil clowns terrorising passers-by spreads in France.

N Korea holds UN talks amid push for war crimes probe

North Korea's ambassador met with the UN rights investigator on Monday for dialogue on a possible invitation amid a UN push for the Pyongyang regime to face war crimes prosecution.

New York's hottest new trend: clubbing for kids

The music's thumping, the dance floor's packed and the bar's bustling. Welcome to one of New York's hottest nightclubs and a new generation of clubbers: six-year-olds.
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