Malala Yousafzai wins 2014 Liberty Medal

NEW YORK: Young Pakistani education advocate Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt in Mingora, Swat (Pakistan), some two years ago, has won the 2014  Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the largest city in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. Malala, 17,  will be honoured for “her continued demonstration More...

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Helicopter with 14 on board crashes in Russia

MOSCOW: Some 14 people were missing yesterday after their helicopter crashed in the Russian Far East, officials said, the latest aviation tragedy to hit the country. The Mi-8 helicopter carrying firefighters crashed More...

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India hails rocket ‘cheaper than Hollywood film Gravity’

BANGALORE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed India’s low-cost space technology yesterday, saying a rocket which launched four foreign satellites into orbit had cost less to make than the Hollywood film “Gravity. “India’s More...

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Blackwater threatened to kill US investigator in Iraq: report

WASHINGTON: The top manager in Iraq of the notorious private security firm Blackwater threatened to kill a US State Department investigator for probing the company´s performance, the New York Times reported Monday. The More...

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Thailand’s military begins overhaul of electoral system

BANGKOK: Thailand’s military government said yesterday it had begun an  overhaul of the electoral system following an announcement by junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha that polls could take place by More...

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Egypt policeman killed defusing bomb near president palace

CAIRO: An Egyptian police colonel was killed and several policemen wounded yesterday when a bomb they were trying to defuse near the presidential palace in Cairo exploded, the interior ministry said. Police officials More...

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Man shot dead in Thailand mosque attack: police

BANGKOK: Gunmen opened fire at a mosque in insurgency-hit southern Thailand Monday, killing one man and injuring another a day after Muslims began observing the holy month of Ramadan, police said. The pre-dawn attack More...

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UN chief voices grave concern at deepening crisis in Iraq

UNITED NATIONS: Secretary General Ban Ki moon has expressed his grave concern at the deepening crisis in Iraq and the rising number of civilian deaths and injuries with over one million Iraqis having fled their More...

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Two buildings topple in India, killing at least 19

NEW DELHI: Rescuers using gas cutters and shovels were searching in construction rubble Sunday for more than a dozen workers feared trapped in the second of two building collapses in India that together have killed More...

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