US presses Russia to stop backing Ukraine separatists

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday pushed Russia to stop backing pro-Moscow insurgents in Ukraine, as the West mulled further sanctions against the govt of Vladimir Putin. In a call to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Kerry “expressed strong concern about the refusal of Russian-supported separatists to take the necessary More...

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Hundreds of thousands march for democracy in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Waving colonial-era flags and chanting anti-Beijing slogans, more than half a million protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong to rally for democratic reforms Tuesday, organisers said, claiming the More...

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China workers strike over Japanese boss’ war denial

BEIJING: Around 1,000 Chinese workers went on strike after their Japanese boss denied Tokyo had invaded China and said its 1930s actions were to “help” the country escape colonial rule, state-run media More...

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Most Pakistanis fear extremism, dislike Taliban: survey

WASHINGTON: In Pakistan 66 per cent people see religious extremism as a serious threat to their country, says a new survey released by a US think-tank. The survey, by the Pew Research Centre, Washington, shows that More...

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US: Democratic Party convention held in Dallas

DALLAS:Texas Democratic Party state convention was held at Dallas Convention Center in downtown Dallas. Delegates from all senatorial districts and all counties converged into Dallas for the three day convention. A More...

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Obama tops ‘worst president’ list

WASHINGTON: A new poll Wednesday  found President Barack Obama, who is enduring a tough second term, topping a list of the worst US leaders since World War II. The survey, by the polling institute at Quinnipiac More...

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Situation for Iraqi children ‘extremely volatile’: UN

UNITED NATIONS: The militant onslaught in Iraq has created “an extremely volatile and dangerous situation for children,” a top UN official warned Tuesday. There were “disturbing reports” More...

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US sends more troops to Baghdad as Iraq battles to stop offensive

BAGHDAD: President Barack Obama has deployed 200 more troops to Baghdad to protect the US embassy as Iraq’s parliament was set to convene Tuesday to seek a solution to the country’s sectarian crisis. “In More...

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