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China kicks out over 160,000 fake government staff  
Monday, 06 October 2014 - 16:51
China has taken 160,000 "phantom" government staff off its official payroll who were receiving salaries despite not doing any work.A total of 162 thousand 629 officials who were taking government wages without working have been removed...
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First ever baby born through womb transplant-Video    
Monday, 06 October 2014 - 11:13
A woman in Sweden has achieved a medical first after giving birth to a health baby boy following a womb transplant.The world’s first womb swap baby, named as Vincent, has already been delivered using an unrelated donor.Her baby...
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Australian jets fly first mission against IS in Iraq  
Monday, 06 October 2014 - 11:33
Australian fighter jets have flown their first armed combat mission in Iraq against the Islamic State group but did not launch air strikes.The Australian Defence Force said the Super Hornet aircraft conducted an air interdiction and...
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Somali troops 'capture key port town' from al-Shabab.  
Monday, 06 October 2014 - 8:51
Somali government troops backed by African Union forces have taken the last coastal stronghold of the al-Shabab Islamist group.But the AU told the BBC the joint forces were not yet in full control of the town, and the AU had parked...
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6,000 private buses to keep off roads today  
Sunday, 05 October 2014 - 17:40
About 6,000 private buses will keep off the roads in 29 districts of the Tamil Nadu State today.The Federation of Bus Operators Associations of Tamil Nadu has taken the decision in support of AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa,...
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First Ebola patient in US in critical condition  
Sunday, 05 October 2014 - 13:01
The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US is in critical condition even as nine others, who had been in close contact with him, have shown no symptoms for the deadly disease yet.After previously listing his condition as serious,...
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Turkey will hit back if IS attacks Syria exclave  
Sunday, 05 October 2014 - 11:18
Turkey warned it would not hesitate to strike back at Islamic State militants if they attacked Turkish troops stationed at Ankara's exclave inside Syria.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey will absolutely not hesitate to respond...
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Hong Kong pro-democracy protests enters its second week  
Sunday, 05 October 2014 - 11:16
Fresh scuffles erupted between pro-democracy activists occupying central parts of Hong Kong and riot police, as the protests entered their second week.Thousands of people held a rally overnight, defying the Beijing-backed authorities,...
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Pakistani Taliban vows to send fighters to help IS group  
Sunday, 05 October 2014 - 8:29
The Pakistani Taliban vowed to send fighters to help the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, adding the group should set aside its differences with other militant organisations in that region.IS militants have taken over vast...
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Alan Henning 'killed by Islamic State'  
Saturday, 04 October 2014 - 20:30
A video purporting to show UK hostage Alan Henning being beheaded has been released by Islamic State militants.The Salford taxi driver was delivering aid to Syria in December when he was kidnapped and then held hostage by IS.IS threatened...
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Defused grenade found on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's standby Air India aircraft  
Saturday, 04 October 2014 - 20:28
Indian security establishment has gone in a tizzy with the discovery of a defused grenade inside an Air India aircraft kept standby in Delhi for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent trip to the US.The Boeing-747 was kept on standby...
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Canada PM asks parliament to support Iraq airstrikes  
Saturday, 04 October 2014 - 12:19
Canada is poised to join the international coalition launching air strikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq after Prime Minister Stephen Harper sought parliament's support.If lawmakers greenlight the action on Monday - as expected...
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IS claims murder of British hostage in latest video  
Saturday, 04 October 2014 - 8:46
The Islamic State militant group yesterday claimed responsibility for the murder of British aid worker Alan Henning in a video showing his apparent execution.In the video, almost identical to those released after three previous murders,...
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At Least 32 Killed in Stampede Outside Patna's Gandhi Maidan After Dussehra Celebrations  
Friday, 03 October 2014 - 21:33
At least 32 people have died and 15 others are injured after a stampede in Patna after Dussehra celebrations this evening.Officials say there are about 25 women and five children in those killed.The incident occurred at a narrow road...
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Australia approves strikes against IS in Iraq  
Friday, 03 October 2014 - 19:33
The Australian cabinet has given its approval for fighter jets to join the US-led military action against Islamic State targets in Iraq.Prime Minister Tony Abbott said IS was a "death cult" that had "declared war on the world" and...
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Turkish MPs back military action as Islamic State militants advance  
Friday, 03 October 2014 - 12:04
Turkey's parliament authorised military action against the Islamic State militant group, whose fighters have battled their way to the doorstep of a key town across the border in Syria.The move allows the deployment of armed forces...
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US cameraman in Liberia diagnosed with Ebola  
Friday, 03 October 2014 - 10:07
A cameraman working in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola and is to be flown home to the US for treatment.The 33-year-old freelancer has been working in the country for three years for a number of media outlets.More than 3,330 people...
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Hong Kong leader refuses to quit  
Friday, 03 October 2014 - 8:08
Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung says he will not resign, but has offered talks between his government and pro-democracy protesters.The leaders of mass demonstrations have welcomed proposed talks, but still insist that Leung should...
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China issues warning over Hong Kong 'illegal' protests  
Thursday, 02 October 2014 - 8:18
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has issued a stern warning against any "illegal" protests in Hong Kong.Visiting Washington, Wang also warned that the matter was an "internal affair" for China.His US counterpart, John Kerry, urged...
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Fresh strikes around key Syrian town of Kobane.  
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 - 17:46
US-led forces have carried out air strikes on Islamic State militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane..Syrian activists said, at least 10 people were killed overnight, as the jihadists moved...
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First Ebola case diagnosed in the US  
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 - 10:01
The first case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on US soil has been confirmed in Dallas, Texas.Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation.The man is thought to have contracted...
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Obama and Modi call for 'new agenda' between US and India  
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 - 8:31
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama have called for a "new agenda" between their countries during Modi's US visit.The two leaders outlined their agenda for future US-Indian relations in an article, as...
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Deadliest attacks by pro-Russian rebels threaten Ukraine truce.  
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 17:18
Ukraine's truce and troops withdrawal deal lay in tatters today, after the deadliest wave of attacks by pro-Russian insurgents in more than a month left 9 soldiers and 4 civilians dead.13 soldiers and civilians were killed in 24 hours,...
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Israel Prime Minister warns nuclear-armed Iran would be 'gravest threat'  
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 11:20
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned at the United Nations that a nuclear-capable Iran would pose the gravest threat to the world, far outstripping terrorism from Iraq and Syria.Netanyahu spoke a week after US President...
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Islamic State militants close in on key Syria border town  
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 8:25
Islamic State fighters closed in yesterday to within only a few kilometres of a key Kurdish town on Syria's border with Turkey, despite continued air strikes by the US-led coalition.NATO member Turkey's government meanwhile said it...
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Protesters defiant amid Hong Kong stand-off  
Monday, 29 September 2014 - 19:46
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters are blocking Hong Kong's streets, shutting down the territory's business hub and ignoring appeals to leave.The demonstrations have spread to other areas including a shopping district and...
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US underestimated rise of IS; says Obama  
Monday, 29 September 2014 - 15:47
US President Barack Obama has acknowledged that US agencies underestimated the threat posed by the Islamist insurgency in Syria.In a frank TV interview, he said that al-Qaeda had been beaten in Iraq by US forces working with Sunni...
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Hong Kong: Fresh clashes as pro-democracy protests spread.  
Monday, 29 September 2014 - 8:27
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong defied fresh volleys of tear gas early on Monday as authorities tried to quell spreading unrest.Overnight, riot police advanced on crowds who ignored official warnings that the demonstrations...
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Panneerselvam to Replace Jayalalithaa as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.-Video    
Sunday, 28 September 2014 - 18:03
Panneerselvam has been chosen to be Tamil Nadu's new chief minister; a day after J Jayalalithaa was convicted and sentenced over an 18-year-old corruption case by a Bangalore court.Panneerselvam, a former chief minister, was elected...
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Update: Jayalalithaa Sentenced to 4 Years in Jail in Corruption Case.-Video    
Saturday, 27 September 2014 - 17:39
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was today held guilty in a disproportionate assets case.Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been sentenced to four years in jail after she was found guilty of corruption by a Bangalore...
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Palestinian leader accuses Israel of 'genocide'  
Saturday, 27 September 2014 - 17:22
Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas accused Israel yesterday, of a "genocidal crime" in Gaza, telling the United Nations negotiations had failed and the time for Palestinian independence had come, drawing a sharp rebuke from Washington.Abbas...
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Jayalalitha found guilty of corruption by Bangalore court  
Saturday, 27 September 2014 - 15:13
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been found guilty of corruption by a Bangalore court, where she was present for the verdict, alleging she amassed assets disproportionate to her known income.
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Cancer kills three 9/11 firefighters on the same day  
Saturday, 27 September 2014 - 8:30
Three firefighters who were on duty at Ground Zero during the 9/11 attacks have died on the same day from cancer.Lieutenant Howard Bischoff, and firefighters Robert Leaver and Daniel Heglund,  died within hours of one another...
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US says IS damaged by coalition air strikes in Syria  
Saturday, 27 September 2014 - 8:29
The US armed forces chief says Islamic State militants are being damaged by air strikes in Syria but air power alone is not enough to defeat them.Gen Martin Dempsey said a political solution and a ground campaign would both be needed...
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1,000 fighters from Asia join IS group  
Friday, 26 September 2014 - 12:51
About 1,000 volunteers from the Asia-Pacific region have sought to join the Islamic State group.Admiral Samuel Locklear, who oversees American forces across Asia as head of Pacific Command, gave the estimate a day after the United...
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