• US destroys armed vehicles of militants in Iraq
    7:52 AM

    Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) US warplanes Sunday destroyed 10 armed vehicles of Islamic militants in their continued air raids near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq, Xinhua reported.The Central Command said a mix of fighter, bomber, attack and remotely piloted aircraft were used to conduct 14 air strikes aimed at supporting

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  • I need more races: Bolt
    7:22 AM

    Rio De Jaeiro, Aug 18 (IANS) Usain Bolt admitted he lacked sharpness after taking gold in a 100-metre race in Rio de Janeiro Sunday.The six-time Olympic champion clocked 10.06 seconds to beat Britain’s Mark Lewis Francis (10.42) and Jefferson Liberato of Brazil (10.44) on the Copacabana beach track, Xinhua reported.“I had

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  • Pakistan government to hold dialogue with protestors
    5:02 AM

    slamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistani government Sunday announced to hold talks with two opposition political leaders who are leading thousands of their supporters in sit-ins in Islamabad and demanding resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced talks with the opposition leaders shortly after anti-government leader Imran

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  • Five Taliban killed in Afghanistan
    3:20 AM

    Tehran, Aug 18 (IANS) Five Taliban militants, including a commander, were killed in Afghanistan Sunday as clashes erupted in Kunduz province, police said.“The clash erupted in Gultapa area in the outskirt of provincial capital Kunduz city at noon, leaving five Taliban rebels including their commander Mullah Akhtar dead on the spot,”

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  • Tories accused of false pretence in Lord Suri’s appointment
    6:22 PM

    London, Aug 14 (IANS) Downing Street has been accused of deliberately creating a misleading impression in the appointment of an Indian-origin businessman to the House of Lords, a leading British daily reported Thursday. Lord Ranbir Singh Suri, chairman of Oceanic Jewellers Ltd, was awarded a peerage earlier this month at

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  • Society, polity behind violence in Pakistan: Report
    4:50 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The rising tide of violence and terrorism in Pakistan has its basis in its society and polity which enable a culture of intolerance and hatred, a report analysing violence in Pakistan said here Thursday. The report, “Unending Violence in Pakistan: Analysing the Trends, 2013-14″, published

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  • India, Pakistan troopers exchange sweets on Punjab border
    3:48 PM

    Attari (Punjab), Aug 14 (IANS) Border guards of India and Pakistan Thursday exchanged sweets and greetings along the international border here to mark Pakistan’s Independence Day. Officers and troopers of Pakistan Rangers shared sweets with the Border Security Force (BSF) officers and troopers at the Attari-Wagah joint check post (JCP)

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  • Paes-Stepanek knocked out at Cincinnati
    3:36 PM

    Cincinnati (US), Aug 14 (IANS) Fifth seeded Indo-Czech pair Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek were ousted in the men’s doubles second round of the Western and Southern Open here. Vasek Pospisil of Canada and Jack Sock of the US, who had dumped out India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner

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  • Book revisits life of Param Vir Chakra recipients
    3:26 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Soldiers don’t die on the battlefield, they die the moment people stop remembering them, says a writer who has traced the lives of 21 awardees of the Param Vir Chakra (PVC), the nation’s highest award for gallantry, in a book hoping it will remind people

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  • Woods opts out of Ryder Cup
    2:08 PM

    London, Aug 14 (IANS) Star golfer Tiger Woods has opted out of the prestigious Ryder Cup due to an injury. Woods was in consideration for a place in the US team for the Ryder Cup but Wednesday night made known that he would not be up for selection. In a

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  • Dolphins, whales express pleasure through squeals
    1:54 PM

    New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Just like humans, dolphins and whales too while experiencing pleasure squeal with delight to savour moments of joy, says a study. The time delay between dolphins and whales receiving a reward and their squeals is the same as the delay between a pleasant experience and

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  • Spain’s Tomatina festival shows solidarity with Indian women
    1:47 PM

    Madrid, Aug 14 (IANS) The world famous Tomatina festival in the Spanish town of Bunol has shown earnest solidarity with a cause that will brighten the lives of underprivileged Indian women. Owing to overcrowding in the Valencian town during the La Tomatina festival, the authorities decided to limit attendance to

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