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Boko Haram carried out a fresh wave of massacres in northeastern Nigeria today, locals said, killing nearly 200 people in 48 hours of violence which President Muhammadu Buhari blasted as "inhuman and barbaric". The militants have staged multiple attacks across restive Borno state since Wednesday, gunning down worshippers at evening Ramadan prayers, shooting women in their homes, and dragging men from ...
Marking a significant change in stance, India abstained on a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution condemning Israel over a UN report into the alleged war crimes committed during the 2014 Gaza conflict. But India on Friday stated that "there is no change in New Delhi's long-standing position on support to the Palestinian cause". The ministry of external affairs spokesperson said ...
Buoyed by growing sales, India will overtake the US to become world's second largest smartphone market by 2017, says a report.According to international research firm Strategy Analytics, global smartphone sales are forecast to grow from 1.5 billion units in 2015 to a record 1.7 billion by 2017.China, India and the US are the three big countries driving smartphone growth worldwide."India will soon overtake ...
One day after Greece became the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund, the head of the international lender on Wednesday suggested Greece should move to reform its economy before its European creditors give it a break on its debt.In an interview with Reuters, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde avoided any pointed criticism of Greek Prime Minister Alexis ...
Jaipur: Four-year-old Sonam could have been saved had she been rushed to a hospital with actress Hema Malini, father of the girl said as he lay injured at SMS Hospital here after the last night's mishap.The girl's mother was still in dark about her daughter's death. "My little girl died in the lap of her mother in car. It is sad that mother is also struggling for survival in polytrauma ward in SMS ...
Mumbai: Irate Muslims gathered in Mumbai's Amrut Nagar locality burnt a portrait of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here today, in protest against the state government's decision to exclude madrassas from being defined as schools. They were protesting against the state government decision to exclude madrassas from being defined as schools during a survey of children who are not enrolled ...
By Paul Taylor BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone countries tried in vain to stop the IMF publishing a gloomy analysis of Greece's debt burden which the leftist government says vindicates its call to voters to reject bailout terms, sources familiar with the situation said on Friday. The document released in Washington on Thursday said Greece's public finances will not be sustainable without substantial ...
Boko Haram carried out a fresh wave of massacres in northeastern Nigeria today, locals said, killing nearly 200 people in 48 hours of violence which President Muhammadu Buhari blasted as "inhuman and barbaric". The militants have staged multiple attacks across restive Borno state since Wednesday, gunning down worshippers at evening Ramadan prayers, shooting women in their homes, and dragging men from ...
Bangkok: The signing of a revised treaty to avoid double taxation may have hogged the limelight during the recent visit of the Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj to Thailand, but the two-day June-end trip also signalled a significant push to Indian cultural promotion and soft power in Southeast Asia. EAM Sushma Swaraj arrives in Bangkok, Thailand on a two-day visit. pic.twitter.com/uMLpuRALPt— ...
A great economic experiment began in 1951 with the formation of the European Coal and Steel Community. It was an attempt to make war within Europe impossible by establishing free trade in coal and steel, eliminating all tariffs and restrictions on cross border economic shipments. Ideally, it would ensure that French steel mills relied on German coal and vice versa so that any future differences ...
By Paul Taylor BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone countries tried in vain to stop the IMF publishing a gloomy analysis of Greece's debt burden which the leftist government says vindicates its call to voters to reject bailout terms, sources familiar with the situation said on Friday. The document released in Washington on Thursday said Greece's public finances will not be sustainable without substantial ...
By Michele Kambas and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) - Greeks took to the streets in their tens of thousands on Friday in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a referendum that may decide the country’s future in Europe’s single currency. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, elected in January on a promise to end six years of austerity, extolled a packed Syntagma square in ...
MUMBAI, July 3 (Reuters) - Indian shares hit their highest in 2-1/2 months on Friday and posted their third consecutive weekly gain given a Greece default is seen as factored in, while better-than-expected progress of the monsoon also helped sentiment. Among gainers, HDFC Bank Ltd rose 1.5 percent on relative valuations, while drugmaker Lupin Ltd rose 1.7 percent after an acquisition in Russia. ...
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals have announced the successful completion of a cadaver split liver transplant wherein both the parts of the liver were given to two adult recipients.The right half of the liver was given to Mr Sarin and the left half to Mrs Lalita Gupta. Both patients were very ill with very advanced liver disease. Numerous living related donors for both these patients had been tested ...
Sydney: An Australian judge banned a woman, who got a tattoo four weeks ago, from breastfeeding her 11-month-old child saying it will expose her baby to unacceptable risk, media reported on Thursday. Federal Circuit Court Judge Matthew Myers' decision comes despite the mother recording negative results on hepatitis and HIV tests, according to ABC channel. The judge determined that in this case, brought ...
Mary Smith, 76, left, is being adopted by Muriel Clayton, 92, today in Dallas. Muriel raised Muriel when she was 14. pic.twitter.com/auyacM9aHM— David Woo (@dwoo_woo) June 9, 2015 A 92-year-old Dallas woman legally adopted a 76-year-old as her daughter, after 60 years of referring to one another as mother and daughter.Muriel Clayton and Mary Smith, who are actually cousins, made it official in a ...
By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Erica Hagen started mapping schools in the sprawling Nairobi slum of Kibera, she was surprised by their sheer number. Primary education is free in Kenya, yet its poorest people were supporting hundreds of informal, private schools. By geotagging the schools crammed into ramshackle huts and tucked down dirt alleyways, Hagen ...
LONDON, June 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 170 million youth are trapped in child labour, deprived of education and facing a life without decent jobs, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. From India's brick kilns to the cotton fields of Uzbekistan and Bolivia's sugar plantations, child labourers are more likely to have to settle later in life for unpaid work for ...
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