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  • Beijing Hare Rama Hare Krishna chant ISKCON
    Aug 02, 2015 01:00 IST

    When people danced to 'Hare Rama, Hare Krishna' in Beijing

    In auditorium in Beijing, musicians from India played the mridangam, flute and harmonium as trained singers sang “bhajans” and the well-known tune of “Hare Rama, Hare Krishna” associated with devotees of Krishna.

  • Paletinian youth dies Toddler death Israeli troops
    Aug 01, 2015 21:35 IST

    Palestinian youth shot by Israeli troops during protest dies

    A protester, 18, was shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration against the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of his wounds on Saturday, Palestinian health officials said.

  • Mullah Akhtar Mansour New Taliban head
    Aug 01, 2015 20:20 IST

    New Taliban head urges unity in ranks, continuance of insurgency

    New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour called for unity in the movement on Saturday in his first audio message since becoming the head of the fundamentalist group that faces a deepening existential crisis after the death of longtime supreme chief Mullah Omar.

  • Osama bin Laden
    Aug 01, 2015 08:09 IST

    Osama bin Laden relatives killed in jet crash in Britain: Reports

    A private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, killing four people on board, a spokesman for Britain's Hampshire police service said, and Saudi and British media said the passengers were relatives of deceased al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

  • MH370 Malaysia Airlines Debris Indian Ocean
    Aug 01, 2015 00:39 IST

    Debris found in Indian Ocean may not help find MH370: Australia

    Australia on Friday warned that the debris found in the Indian Ocean would not help pinpoint the final resting place of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, even if the remains do belong to the ill-fated plane.

  • Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe, Lion Poaching
    Jul 31, 2015 19:53 IST

    Zimbabwe calls for extradition of Cecil the lion's killer

    The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a "foreign poacher" who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said on Friday.

  • China elevator
    Jul 31, 2015 13:32 IST

    How Chinese are riding escalators after tragic accident

    People in China are spooked about using escalators after a young mother was crushed to death last week as she fell through a panel of flooring at the top of one installed a mall in Hubei province.

  • Israel
    Jul 31, 2015 12:51 IST

    Palestinian baby dies in arson; Israeli PM calls it terrorism

    Jewish extremists have for years attacked Palestinian property, as well as mosques, churches and even Israeli military bases in opposition to what they see as the Israeli government's favorable policies toward the Palestinians.

  • La Reunion, Boeing 777, MH370 debris
    Jul 31, 2015 10:34 IST

    Wing part on Reunion island may help solve MH370 mystery

    The Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, is the only 777 known to be missing. Its last radar position was over the Andaman Sea about 370km northwest of the Malaysian city of Penang. The wreckage was found on Reunion Island in Indian Ocean about 5,600km southwest of Penang.

  • AFP, La Reunion, MH370 debris 
    Jul 31, 2015 10:03 IST

    Increasingly confident that wreckage is from MH370: Australia

    An Australian official leading the search for missing flight MH370 on Friday said that authorities are "increasingly confident" that wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island is from the ill-fated jet.

  • Sergei Filin contract Acid attack victim Bolshoi theatre
    Jul 31, 2015 00:50 IST

    Russia's Bolshoi theatre not to renew contract of acid attack victim

    Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre on Thursday announced it will not renew the contract of its ballet troupe’s artistic director Sergei Filin, a victim of a brutal 2013 acid attack. A statement released by the theatre stated that Vladimir Urin, the Bolshoi Theatre general director, at an end of season meeting told Filin that his contract would not be renewed when it expires in March 2016.

  • David Cameron
    Jul 30, 2015 20:19 IST

    British PM's 'swarm of migrants' comment sparks outrage

    Prime Minister David Cameron faced heavy criticism Thursday for saying a "swarm of migrants" was trying to come to Britain as authorities in France struggle to stop them crossing the Channel.

  • Alexander Litvinenko
    Jul 30, 2015 18:23 IST

    Ex-KGB agent's radioactive poisoning may have harmed Londoners

    An unknown number of Londoners might have been put at risk by the 2006 poisoning of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko with a radioactive isotope, which amounted to "a nuclear attack on the streets" of the British capital, an inquiry heard on Thursday.

  • Mullah Omar
    Jul 30, 2015 07:08 IST

    Afghan government confirms Mullah Omar's death

    The formal confirmation of the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar came from the office of President Ashraf Ghani after a flurry of media reports, mostly citing unnamed Afghan government and intelligence officials, regarding the death of the reclusive one-eyed militant commander.

  • Debris of MH17
    Jul 30, 2015 04:35 IST

    Russia vetoes UN bid to set up tribunal into downed MH17 flight

    Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on Wednesday that proposed to establish an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine.