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AAP leader likely to challenge Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha poll

AAP leader likely to challenge Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha poll

Dec 11, – After making an impressive debut in capital, AAP today said it will contest Lok Sabha elections with hints thrown that one of its leaders Kumar Vishwas contesting against Rahul Gandhi. AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal also appealed to “honest” people from all spheres and political parties, including Congress and BJP, to join the […]

December 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
7.3-magnitude quake rocks Japan off Fukushima coast

7.3-magnitude quake rocks Japan off Fukushima coast

Oct 26, TOKYO — A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck offshore of Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant early Saturday, triggering small tsunamis but causing no damage. An earthquake official with the Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake was an aftershock of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck the same area in 2011, killing about […]

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Morocco arrests teenagers for Facebook kissing post

Morocco arrests teenagers for Facebook kissing post

Oct 05, – Rabat: Moroccan police have arrested a teenage boy and girl for posting a photo on Facebook of them kissing, with the incident provoking a slew of copycats, a rights organisation said Friday. “It involves a teenage boy and his girlfriend. They were arrested on Thursday for violating public decency by posting a […]

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Miss Philippines crowned Miss World in Indonesia

Miss Philippines crowned Miss World in Indonesia

Sep 28, – Miss Philippines, Megan Young, was crowned Miss World on Saturday amid tight security on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, where the contest’s final round was moved following protests by Muslim hardliner groups. “I promise to be the best Miss World ever,” Young, 23, said after winning the 63rd annual event, as a […]

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Assad to destroy chemical weapons ‘in a year

Assad to destroy chemical weapons ‘in a year

Sep 19, – The Syrian president has repeated his vow to destroy his chemical weapons, this time in an interview with US broadcaster Fox News. However, undertaking the costly project would require a lot of time and money, he added. In his second interview with a US broadcaster this year, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reiterated […]

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Turkish warplanes shoot down Syrian helicopter

Turkish warplanes shoot down Syrian helicopter

Sep, 16 – Turkey has said it has shot down a Syrian helicopter after it crossed into Turkish airspace. Ankara claims the aircraft was warned repeatedly about an incursion before it was fired upon by missile-armed warplanes. Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said the helicopter had been shot down after it violated Turkish airspace. […]

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Thai Airways skids off runway, 14 passengers injured

Thai Airways skids off runway, 14 passengers injured

Sep 09, BANGKOK — A Thai Airways Airbus 330-300 skidded off the runway while landing at Bangkok’s main airport after its landing gear malfunctioned, the airline said Monday. Fourteen people were injured while evacuating the plane, it said. It was the second mishap in less than two weeks for Thailand’s national carrier. After the accident, […]

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Democrats face divide over a strike on Syria

Democrats face divide over a strike on Syria

Sep 07, WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s pursuit of a military strike in Syria has put congressional Democrats and party leaders around the country in a tough spot. They face loud opposition from war-weary constituents at home and are wary of being pulled into another foreign conflict. But they also are confronted with grim images […]

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