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Tension grips Egypt ahead of rival rallies

Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | PTI | CAIRO

Egypt was on the edge on Thursday ahead of rival rallies by supporters of Mohammed Morsi and the military-backed protesters, with the army insisting that it was not targeting backers of the ousted Islamist President in its call for or a mass protest to counter ‘terrorism’. Meanwhile, Morsi’s last prime minister...

Assange launches political party in Oz

Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | Natasha Chaku | Melbourne

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in Ecuadorian embassy in London for more than a year, on Thursday launched his political party in Australia to contest the general elections later this year. The WikiLeaks Party will field seven candidates, including Assange, for the upper house Senate seats in the federal election....

Tunisian Opposition leader shot dead

Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | AP | TUNIS (Tunisia)

Gunmen shot dead the leader of a leftist Tunisian Opposition party outside his house on Thursday morning, according to a member of his party. Mohammed Brahmi, 58, of the Arab nationalist People’s Party was standing outside his home when he was gunned down, said party member Khaled Khichi. It is the...

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Over 100,000 people killed in Syria: UN chief United Nations: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday raised the death toll in Syria's civil war to more than 100,000, up from nearly 93,000 just over a month ago. Ban called on the Syrian Government and Opposition to halt the violence in the 2Ĺ...

Egypt Army calls for nationwide rally

Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | PTI | Cairo

Egypt’s powerful Army Chief on Wednesday appealed to people to hold nationwide rallies on Friday and give him a mandate to crush “terrorism and violence” by the supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, enraging the Islamists to announce anti-coup protests on the same day. “I urge the people to take to...

Whistleblower scribes face challenges from China new regime

Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | PTI | Beijing

From deadly curses to death threats, China’s new generation of whistleblower journalists face challenges while attempting to cross redlines of the official media, testing the new leadership’s claims to fight graft. Zhang Han, a journalist from The Beijing News was reportedly cursed by Wang Lin, a rich Chinese healing practitioner for...

NRI tycoon loses extradition battle

Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | Aditi Khanna | London

NRI businessman Shrien Dewani, accused of plotting the murder of his Indian-origin wife during their honeymoon in 2010, will be extradited from Britain to South Africa to face justice, a UK court ruled on Wednesday. A judge at Westminster Magistrates’ Court here decided that it would not be “unjust or oppressive”...

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Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | Pioneer

Pakistani girl burnt alive for resisting rape Lahore: A man allegedly burnt a teenage girl to death after failing to rape her in Pakistan’s Punjab province, police officials said on Wednesday. According to the FIR registered by police, the girl from Rahim Yar Khan district, 400 km from Lahore, had gone...

PML-N ahead in race to choose President

Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | Sajjad Hussian | Islamabad

A total of 24 candidates today filed nominations for Pakistan’s presidential election to be held on July 30, with the ruling PML-N's India-born nominee Mamnoon Hussain leading the race for the top post. Hussain, a close aide of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, went to the Islamabad High Court with PML-N leaders...

Cops end House siege, free 100 Bulgarian MPs

Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | AP | SOFIA (Bulgaria)

Bulgarian police on Wednesday broke up a blockade of Parliament and escorted out more than 100 lawmakers and ministers who had been trapped inside the besieged building for more than eight hours by protesters seeking to oust the left-leaning Government. Police in riot gear pushed away the protesters and formed a...


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38-yr-old held for duping people coming to ATM

17 Sep 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A 38-year-old man has been arrested by the Farsh Bazaar police for allegedly duping people coming to ATM and fraudulently withdrawing their money. Twelve ATM cards have been recovered from his possession...

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19 Sep 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

MP warns against fake ads Koderma MP Ravindra Kumar Roy has warned youths to beware of fake job advertisements for KISAN TV Channel as a gang is cheating on the name of the job in this TV channel. Roy appealed to the youths not come in such a hoax as in the name of training they are asking youths to deposit money in their accounts...

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