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Modi, Obama walk the talk on nuke deal

Posted on January 26th, 2015 : Administrator

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama

INDIA: A hotline that will now connect Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Obama, a declaration of friendship, a renewed ten-year defence partnership, and the much anticipated nuclear breakthrough marked the second summit between the two leaders, taking relations to what Mr Modi called “a whole new level”, and President Obama referred to as “powerful symbolism backed by substance.” (more…)

Saudi King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Salman

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 : Administrator

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world’s top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in a statement carried by state television. (more…)

Bodies, debris from missing AirAsia plane pulled from sea off Indonesia

Posted on December 30th, 2014 : Administrator

 Bodies, debris from missing AirAsia plane pulled from sea off Indonesia

Indonesian rescuers searching for a missing AirAsia plane carrying 162 people pulled bodies and wreckage from the sea off the coast of Borneo on Tuesday as relatives of those on board broke down in tears on hearing the news. (more…)

Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at ‘bottom of sea’

Posted on December 29th, 2014 : Administrator

Family members of passengers onboard missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 cry at a waiting area in Juanda International Airport, Surabaya December 29, 2014

A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries around Asia sent ships and planes to help in the search effort. (more…)

Flight from Indonesia to Singapore loses contact: media

Posted on December 28th, 2014 : Administrator

Airasia missing plane

An AirAsia flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, Indonesian media said, citing a Transport Ministry official. (more…)

Two New York policemen ‘assassinated’

Posted on December 21st, 2014 : Administrator

2 NYPD Police officers assassinated shooter dead

New York - A gunman shot dead two uniformed New York police officers in a cold-blooded attack that followed weeks of outrage over police killings of unarmed black men. (more…)

Over 120 Pakistanis, mostly children, killed in Taliban high school attack

Posted on December 16th, 2014 : Administrator

Pakistan Peshawar attack

At least 126 people, most of them children, were killed on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen stormed a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, taking hundreds of students hostage in the bloodiest insurgent attack in the country in years. (more…)

Police storm Sydney cafe to end hostage siege, three dead

Posted on December 16th, 2014 : Administrator

Sydney terror attack

Heavily armed Australian police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday morning and freed a number of hostages being held there at gunpoint, in a dramatic end to a 16-hour siege in which three people including the attacker were killed. (more…)

Ferguson protests flare into violence after no indictment in Brown death

Posted on November 25th, 2014 : Administrator

Protesters at Ferguson Missouri

US – Ferguson: Gunshots were heard and bottles were thrown as anger rippled through a crowd outside the Ferguson Police Department in suburban St. Louis after authorities on Monday announced that a grand jury voted not to indict a white officer in the August shooting death of an unarmed black teen. (more…)

Canada’s PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

Posted on October 23rd, 2014 : Administrator

Canadian Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada’s prime minister called it the country’s second terrorist attack in three days. (more…)

Supreme Court grants interim bail to Jayalalithaa

Posted on October 17th, 2014 : Administrator


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail to AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, undergoing jail term of four years for amassing disproportionate assets. (more…)

Jayalalitha: India court rejects bail appeal

Posted on October 8th, 2014 : Administrator


A court in India has rejected a plea for bail by the imprisoned former chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Jayaram Jayalalitha. The Karnataka High Court said it found no reason to suspend her conviction. (more…)

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