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Gunman kills two New York cops to avenge deaths of blacks

The two officers, one a newlywed, were shot in the head through the window of their vehicle in broad daylight in Brooklyn in an attack that left America's biggest city reeling just days before Christmas.

BJP sweep in Jharkhand, hung assembly in J-K, predict exit polls

If the exit polls are anything to go by, the BJP’s dream run will continue with a clean sweep of Jharkhand and a second-place finish in Jammu and Kashmir when results to the assembly polls are announced Tuesday.

Losing game? The BJP's own goals may not amuse the referee

In the last couple of weeks a few members of Parliament, all from the ruling side, showed off their prowess at scoring own goals, writes HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.

Pak must rein in Hafiz Saeed, convict Lakhvi, says NSA Ajit Doval

Pakistan must convict 26/11 attacks plotter Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and rein in Hafiz Saeed, chief of banned terror outfit LeT and head of JuD, national security adviser AK Doval said.

RSS chief Bhagwat says conversions will continue

'Those who have lost their way were separated from us. If they want to return home, we will bring them back home,' Mohan Bhagwat told a first of its kind gathering of Hindu groups and their supporters in central Kolkata.

Appointments of R&AW, CRPF chiefs cleared

PM Modi cleared the name of Rajinder Khanna as chief of the country's external spy agency R&AW while Prakash Mishra, who was in the race for the director of the CRPF, has been made director general of CRPF.

Khobragade stripped of duties, denies breaking rules

Diplomat Devyani Khobragade has reacted to the action taken against her by the ministry of external affairs saying she has not broken any service rules in talking to the media.

Long-delayed elections kick off in Ebola-hit Liberia

Liberians began voting Saturday in much-delayed elections to fill half the seats of the Senate in the Ebola-ravaged west African country.

Student throws acid on teacher for denying marriage

A post graduate student allegedly threw acid on her former lecturer outside a government polytechnic college at Nallapadu in Guntur district on Saturday, apparently to take 'revenge' from him for reneging on his promise to marry her, police said.

J-K: Sarpanch shot dead by suspected militants

Suspected militants on Saturday shot dead a sarpanch in Sopore township of north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

Yet another Microsoft exec makes sexist remark

Blowing up aliens in a video game isn't really very womanly, thinks Microsoft. This sexist slip-up comes only a few months after the CEO told women to trust karma for getting a raise. Why do companies never learn?

Obama signs massive defence budget, $1 bn to Pak

President Barack Obama has signed a massive annual defence policy bill which grants $1 billion to Pakistan for the expenses made by its army in support of the US military operations in war-torn Afghanistan.

Mother held for allegedly stabbing to death 8 kids

The mother of most of the eight children reportedly found stabbed to death in a house in the Australian city of Cairns has been arrested for murder, police said on Saturday.

Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal

President Barack Obama said on Friday that he began his historic call with Castro earlier in the week by delivering a 15-minute lecture on human rights and political freedom, adding: 'This is still a regime that oppresses its people.'

Hacking row: Barack Obama rips into Sony, Jong-un

President Barack Obama on Friday blasted Sony pictures for capitulating to hackers and chided the North Korean dictator for getting upset over a satirical movie, a Seth Rogen film.

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