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Lesotho's deputy premier "takes reins" in PM's absence: Minister

Lesotho's deputy PM, Mothetjoa Metsing, is in charge of government in the absence of the premier, a government minister said on Sunday, a day after PM Thomas Thabane accused the military of staging a coup.

US planes strike militants, drop aid near Iraq's Amerli

The United States carried out air strikes on Saturday against ISIS fighters near the besieged Shi'ite town of Amerli in northern Iraq and airdropped aid to civilians trapped there, the Pentagon said.

Aircraft crashes into Atlantic: NORAD

The NORAD has said it scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to aid an aircraft that appears to have crashed into the Atlantic. The aircraft took off from Wisconsin to Virginia, when it crashed into the ocean, NORAD said.

EU gives Russia new sanctions ultimatum

European Union leaders on Sunday gave Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warned it was on the brink of "full-scale war" with Moscow.

Japan's Fujifilm may produce Ebola medicine

The company synonymous with cameras and photobooths said it could start producing Avigan, which has been approved in Japan to treat the flu but which scientists think also could crimp the vicious illness.

US cyber-warriors battling Islamic State on Twitter

The United States has launched a social media offensive against the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, setting out to win the war of ideas by ridiculing the militants with a mixture of blunt language and sarcasm.

American dreams: Hyderabad leads Indian cities in sending students to US colleges

Satya Nadella, the Microsoft CEO, in the late 80s made the trip from Hyderabad to the US. He wasn’t the first to do so from that city, nor the last. Hyderabad is now the largest contributor of students to US colleges and universities among all Indian cities.

1 dead, 450 injured; Imran supporters storm Pakistan capital again

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan, who was in the middle of the shelling, vowed to take the fight to the PM house. 'Today will be decisive,' he told reporters on Sunday, adding 'either Nawaz Sharif will have to disperse or we will be dispersed by the police.'

Pak PM dismisses political crisis as 'tiny storm'

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday dismissed a political crisis triggered by protests aimed at unseating his government as 'a tiny storm' that would be ended soon.

Lesotho PM flees military 'coup' for South Africa

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane on Saturday said he had fled for his life across the border to South Africa, accusing the military of seizing power in a coup and leaving the country in flux.

Indian scientist part of global team develop Ebola therapy

A team of international researchers, including an Indian scientist, has developed a potential antibody therapy for Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV), one of the two most lethal strains of Ebola.

Lesotho military seize control of police HQ, jam radio stations: Minister

Lesotho's military seized control of the tiny African kingdom's police headquarters and jammed radio stations and phones in the early hours Saturday, a government minister and member of the ruling coalition told AFP.

Ukrainian fighter jet shot down in east: Kiev

A Ukrainian fighter jet has been shot down by a Russian anti-aircraft system in the east of the country, where Kiev is fighting pro-Moscow rebels, Ukraine's military said on Saturday.

Ukrainian cargo plane with 7 on board crashes in Algeria: Official

A Ukrainian cargo plane with seven people on board crashed in Algeria's far south on Saturday, an Algerian transport ministry official said. Three burned bodies were found at the crash site.

Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

The Philippine defense chief says Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have been attacked by Syrian rebels who are holding dozens of Fijian troops hostage.
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