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United Nations agency says over 11,000 missing in Indian floods

United Nations agency says over 11,000 missing in Indian floods

July 02, AP – New Delhi: United Nations (UN) agency estimated that the number of missing could be over 11,000. A total of 1,350 people have been evacuated from Badrinath while over 3,500 remain untraced in flood-hit Uttarakhand. “According to data available till yesterday (Sunday), 1,350 have been evacuated from Badrinath-800 by air and 550 by […]

July 2, 2013 | By More
Egypt’s powerful Army gives Mursi 2-day deadline to solve crisis

Egypt’s powerful Army gives Mursi 2-day deadline to solve crisis

July 01, AP – Cairo: Egypt’s army Monday issued a veiled warning to the embattled President Mohammad Mursi, giving him a two-day deadline as “a final chance to respond to the people’s demands”, as more protesters took to the streets demanding the Islamist leader step down. The powerful armed forces broadcast on state television declared […]

July 1, 2013 | By More
US official warns Hezbollah’s actions in Syria

US official warns Hezbollah’s actions in Syria

July 01, AP – A senior U.S. official has condemned Hezbollah for its involvement in the Syrian civil war and says the Lebanese militant group’s actions place the future of Lebanon at risk. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns says Hezbollah has decided to put its own interests above those of the Lebanese people. Burns […]

July 1, 2013 | By More
Roadside bombs kill 49 people in Pakistan

Roadside bombs kill 49 people in Pakistan

July 01, QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — In the deadliest of the attacks, twin blasts near a Shiite Muslim mosque in Quetta, the capital of southwest Baluchistan province, killed at least 28 people, including nine women and several children, said city police chief Mir Zubair Mahmood. Dozens of others were wounded. Bombings killed 49 people in […]

June 30, 2013 | By More
Obama tours Island prison cell of Nelson Mandela

Obama tours Island prison cell of Nelson Mandela

July 1, AP – Obama paid tribute to South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, by taking his family on a tour of the island prison where the ailing anti-apartheid leader spent 18 of his 27 years imprisoned. US President Barack Obama has visited Nelson Mandela’s Robben Island prison cell during the Cape Town leg […]

June 30, 2013 | By More
UN revises AIDS guidelines, making easy accessible treatment for millions

UN revises AIDS guidelines, making easy accessible treatment for millions

June 30, AP – On Sunday, The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that after weighing up evidence for drug efficacy, benefits for the immune system and potential side effects, it would recommend raising the CD4 – the key immune cells targeted by HIV – threshold to 500 cells per microliter (1 milligram) of blood, up […]

June 30, 2013 | By More
Car bomb kills 16 paramilitary troops as British PM visits Pakistan

Car bomb kills 16 paramilitary troops as British PM visits Pakistan

June 30, AP – Most of the dead and wounded were civilians. The blast struck one vehicle in the convoy of paramilitary Frontier Corps troops, but the other passed by safely, said police official Shafiullah Khan. It is unclear whether it was a suicide bombing or the explosives in the vehicle were set off by […]

June 30, 2013 | By More
Kerry squeezes in more talks at end of Mideast peace mission

Kerry squeezes in more talks at end of Mideast peace mission

June 30, AP- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, engaged in breakneck shuttle diplomacy to coax Israel and the Palestinians back into peace talks, is flying to the West Bank on Sunday to have a third meeting in as many days with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. U.S., Israeli and Palestinian officials have declined to disclose […]

June 30, 2013 | By More
Kerry meets with Palestinian president for second time in 2 days

Kerry meets with Palestinian president for second time in 2 days

June 29, JERUSALEM (AP) — Kerry is shuttling between meetings in Jerusalem and Amman, Jordan, to find a way to coax both sides back into negotiations to craft a two-state solution to their long-running conflict. U.S., Israeli and Palestinian officials have all declined to disclose details of the talks. “Working hard,” is all Kerry would […]

June 29, 2013 | By More
Global warming: Climate change could enable Arctic seaway

Global warming: Climate change could enable Arctic seaway

June 29, AP – Four centuries later, a number of ships have begun navigating the icy route between Europe and Asia. The vessels weigh anchor each summer when Arctic ice is at its thinnest, hoping to pave the way for further ships in the years ahead. As global warming thaws sea ice, the maritime route […]

June 29, 2013 | By More