Thursday, Oct 02, 2014
US student rallies to support Hong Kong protesters

US student rallies to support Hong Kong protesters

More than 37,000 people signed onto a Facebook page encouraging participants to wear yellow on Wednesday.

Nobel summit cancelled as South Africa denies visa to Dalai Lama
Nobel summit cancelled as South Africa denies visa to Dalai Lama

Ebadi also questioned Archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu’s silence on the issue.

Hong Kong chief says 'better to cast vote than watch TV'
Hong Kong chief says 'better to cast vote than watch TV'

Leung Chun-ying took part in the flag-raising ceremony as protesters behind police barricades yelled at him to step down.

Suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 3
Suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 3

Taliban spokesman Zabiullha Mhujahid sent a text message taking responsibility for the attack.

Israel complains to UN chief over Gaza probe

Israel has strongly opposed the commission's probe, the results of which will be published in March 2015.

US Government confirms first case of Ebola in the country

At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Director Frieden said the man left Liberia on Sept. 19.

Mount Ontake tragedy: Japan volcano death toll hits 48 as new bodies found

Hundreds of people were on the slopes of the volcano as rocks, ash and smoke poured from the fractured crater.

Japan's Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

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Japan's Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

Australian PM Tony Abbott not in favour of burqa in parliament

"It is perfectly appropriate that in certain circumstances people be required to show their face," said Tony Abbott.

2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21

Kabul criminal investigation police chief says first attacker hit a bus with Afghan National Army officers, killing seven.

Pakistan to introduce EVMs before general elections due in 2018

EVMs are likely to be introduces in 2 years before the next general elections due in 2018.

Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

The agreement signaled a fundamental shift in the country's relations with the world, said Ashraf Ghani.

IS releases third video of British hostage

The latest clip has been circulated as the US and the UK launched airstrikes against IS in Syria.

Hamas, Islamic State group 'branches of same poisonous tree': Netanyahu

Netanyahu said Hamas committed "the real war crimes" in Gaza by using Palestinian civilians as human shields.

Obama hails signing of BSA with Afghanistan as 'historic'

Hamid Karzai, who stepped down as president yesterday, had refused to sign the BSA, indicating the deteriorating Afghan-US relations after the Taliban was ousted in 2001.

Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

Leung urged demonstrators to show consideration toward other residents and stop the unprecedented show of civil disobedience.

Thai rail employee sentenced to death for rape, murder

The court rejected Wanchai's claim for mercy because he had confessed in an act of repentance.

More and more French joining Mideast jihad

France was the first country to join U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State extremists.

Iran to help Lebanon army fight extremists

Tehran has offered help in the past but did not materialize because of sharp divisions among Lebanese political groups over Iran.

Indian-origin politician in race to become Portugal PM

Antonio Costa, known as the 'Gandhi of Lisbon' for his frugal lifestyle, has his roots in Goa.

US-led airstrikes hit four Syrian provinces

Washington and its Arab allies opened their air assault against the extremist group last week, going after its military facilities.

Spain rolls out roadblock to Catalonia independence vote

Buoyed by Scotland's referendum, 1.8 million Catalans are demanding their own vote.

Lufthansa long-haul pilots start 15-hour strike

The two sides are at odds over the pilots' demand that Lufthansa keep a transition payment for those wanting early retirement.

85 militants surrender in southwestern Pakistan

The provincial government has already declared amnesty for people returning their weapons and becoming peaceful.

Fresh murder, terrorism case against Sharif, 10 others

Three persons were killed and over 500 others injured in clashes last month during demonstrations against Sharif.

American beheading suspect's mother apologizes in video

She said she was hoping that justice will prevail and "the whole story will come out."

New Afghan president sworn-in after disputed vote

Ghani Ahmadzai became president of Afghanistan in a peaceful transition after a six-month election season.

Japan volcano rescue suspended as death toll rises to 36

On Monday morning, eight bodies -- both men and women -- were airlifted from the mountain.

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters defy tear gas

Police officers tried to negotiate with protesters camped out on a normally busy highway near the Hong Kong government headquarters.

US hits jihadists in Syria, Al-Qaeda threatens coalition

Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 jets took off from Britain's RAF Akrotiri on Cyprus for Iraq but returned to base without dropping their laser-guided bombs.

'Contradictory' Syria policy helps Bashar al-Assad: Barack Obama

"I recognize the contradiction in a contradictory land and a contradictory circumstance,'' Obama said.

Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attack despite ceasefire

It was the largest single number of Ukrainian soldiers killed since a fragile ceasefire came into force on Sept. 5.

Afghanistan awaits presidential inauguration

The inauguration caps a nearly six-month election season that began when ballots were first cast in April.

More than 30 believed dead at Japanese volcano

The victims have been described as not breathing and their hearts have stopped.

Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

Mossad revamped its website last week to include a snazzy recruiting video and an online application option for those seeking employment.

Russian suspicions of US motives in Syria make cooperation unlikely

Moscow suspects Washington's ulterior motive is removal of its ally, Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

Britain ready to bomb Iraq but Syria remains a no-go zone

Belgium promised to send six F-16 fighter planes to take part in the operation.

Israel PM vows to refute Palestinian 'lies' at UN

"I will refute the lies that are being told about us and I will tell the truth about our state and the heroic soldiers of the IDF."

ISIS or ISIL or Islamic State: Where the name makes a statement

While the rhetoric against the ISIS has been consistent across the globe, their name hasn't.

4 killed, 6 injured in Pakistan blast

Police cordoned off the area and started search operations. The injured were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Hong Kong activists start bigger protest amid standoff

The announcement by civil leaders came after a big crowd of tens of thousands turned out around midnight to support the student protesters.


At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Director Frieden said the man left Liberia on Sept. 19.

"Other than that, it's isolation, no contact with anyone. But I have been in good health, and no sickness or no hurts,'' he said.

Climate Change  

Obama pressed other countries to follow US' lead on the issue of climate change.

Over the past 6 years, the U.S. has cut consumption by 195 million tons as power plants have burned cheaper natural gas instead.


Belgian police reportedly found guns and bulletproof vests during the crackdown.

A phone poll of 1,373 people by Ipsos MORI put opposition to independence at 51 pc and support at 49 pc.

Asia Pacific  

Recovery operations resumed after poisonous gas and fears of further eruptions led officials to cancel rescue efforts a day earlier.

Beijing domestic security police officer said workers checked the wings, legs and anus of each pigeon ahead of time.


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