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Diplomat’s arrest: Outraged Indian MPs demand action against US

Diplomat’s arrest: Outraged Indian MPs demand action against US

Dec 18, – Outraged Indian MPs have spoken out in parliament against the arrest and alleged ill-treatment of one of the country’s diplomats in New York. Upper house opposition leader Arun Jaitley said the arrest was a clear violation of the Vienna convention. Devyani Khobragade, deputy consul general, was handcuffed upon arrest last week and […]

December 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Japanese beauty queen barred from ceremony

Japanese beauty queen barred from ceremony

Dec 16, Tokyo – A Japanese beauty queen said Monday she has been barred from a ceremony where she was to hand over her crown to a successor after she refused to sign with a major talent agency. Ikumi Yoshimatsu, winner of last year’s Miss International contest, has filed a criminal complaint against a top […]

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European regulators rule on artificial sweetener aspartame ‘is safe’

European regulators rule on artificial sweetener aspartame ‘is safe’

Dec 11, – The artificial sweetener aspartame is safe and poses no threat to health, European food regulators conclude. The European Food Safety Authority brought forward its review, planned for completion by 2020, at the request of the European Commission. Since it came into use in the 1980s, a number of medical studies have questioned […]

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Haiyan death toll in Philippines rises to 1200, Vietnam braces itself for second landfall

Haiyan death toll in Philippines rises to 1200, Vietnam braces itself for second landfall

Nov 09, – Vietnam has shifted 300,000 residents into storm shelters as it braces for the arrival of Typhoon Haiyan. In its wake, high casualties are feared in the central Philippines, with the death toll exceeding 1200. The Philippine Red Cross said that on Saturday alone in the archipelago’s central city of Tacloban “more than […]

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Saudi bride divorced for secretly recording wedding night

Saudi bride divorced for secretly recording wedding night

Nov 07, – Manama: A bride who secretly filmed her wedding night but left the camera at the hotel room was divorced by her groom for violating his privacy. According to a report in Saudi news site Okaz Al Youm, the bride, a Gulf national, placed the video camera in their room without informing her […]

November 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Parents’ legal mess in UAE put children in trouble

Parents’ legal mess in UAE put children in trouble

Oct 30, Abu Dhabi: Thirteen-year-old Cherry’s residency visa expired four months ago. If she does not submit a copy of her renewed visa to her school by November, she would not be promoted to the next grade, or worse, expelled from school. The Indian teenager is facing an uncertain academic future for no fault of […]

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At least 19 killed in Bombings, shootings across Iraq

At least 19 killed in Bombings, shootings across Iraq

Aug 03, BAGHDAD — Bombings and shootings across Iraq on Saturday killed 19 people, including an ambush that targeted a convoy carrying a top military commander in the country, authorities said. Violence has been on the rise in Iraq all year, but the number of attacks against civilians and security forces has spiked during the […]

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