Delhi rapes increase by one third in 2014

NEW DELHI: The number of rapes reported in New Delhi increased by nearly a third in the last year, police said Friday, highlighting the alarming levels of sexual violence against women in the Indian capital. At an annual briefing with reporters, Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi said that a total of 2,069 rape cases were reported in New Delhi More...

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Former New York governor Mario Cuomo dies aged 82

NEW YORK: Mario Cuomo, the former New York governor who was once considered a prime candidate for the White House or the Supreme Court, died Thursday, US media reported. He was 82. Cause of death was not specified, More...

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Dozens of military staff, civilians held over Gambia ‘coup’

BISSAU: Dozens of military personnel and civilians have been arrested in The Gambia and a cache of explosives and weapons have been found following a failed coup, a source in the investigation said Thursday.  “Several More...

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Russian space medic who led Mars experiment dies at 64

MOSCOW: Boris Morukov, a Russian cosmonaut and doctor who led an extraordinary experiment in which volunteers simulated a flight to Mars while never leaving a Moscow car park, has died at 64, his scientific institute More...

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At least 7 killed in al Shabaab attack at Somali military base

MOGADISHU: Somalia’s al Shabaab militants attacked a military base in the outskirts of the town of Baidoa on Friday morning, killing at least 7 Somali soldiers, a Somali military official said. The attack More...

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Kerry, Lavrov discuss Ukraine and Middle East crises

WASHINGTON: Top US diplomat John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov spoke over Thursday to discuss the crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, officials said. “Secretary Kerry and Foreign Minister More...

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Australian journalist jailed in Egypt asks to be deported: family

BRISBANE: Lawyers for jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste have applied to have him deported from Egypt, his family said Friday, describing it as their “best option” after a court ordered a retrial More...

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Shooting at Canada New Year’s party kills one, injures six

MONTREAL: Seven people were shot at a New Year’s party in the Canadian city of Calgary, including one victim who has died of his wounds, news reports said Friday. The shooters were not among the victims, and More...

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Investigators step up hunt for crashed AirAsia jet’s black boxes

PANGKALAN BUN/ JAKARTA, Indonesia: International experts equipped with sophisticated acoustic detection devices joined search teams scouring the sea off Borneo on Friday in the hunt for the black box flight recorders More...

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Seoul says North Korea talks must have no strings attached

SEOUL: North Korea must approach dialogue with South Korea with no strings attached if it genuinely wants to improve ties, a Seoul spokesman said Friday, after the communist state’s leader mooted bilateral More...

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