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(From left to right) Cupcakes with a Scottish St Andrew’s Cross, a question mark and a Union Jack on display at an Edinburgh bakery on Tuesday. (AFP)With two days of fevered campaigning left before Scotland votes in a referendum on independence, the leaders of the three main British parties renewed a pledge today to grant Scots “extensive new powers” if they reject secession.But proponents of inde...
Source : Telegraphindia | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
China's President Xi Jinping is due in India for a key visit, his first meeting with newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi.President Xi begins the visit in Mr Modi's home state, Gujarat, and is expected to announce major Chinese investment during the course of his visit.The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports on how the two Asian rivals are approaching this summit.This...
Source : BBC | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Brussels: Belgian authorities on Tuesday said they were investigating a suspected arson attack on a synagogue in the capital Brussels, but did not believe it was "terrorist" related.Jewish community officials said it was not immediately clear whether it was an anti-Semitic attack, although the building had been the target of petrol bombers in 2010.The wife and two children of the synagogue's caret...
Source : Zeenews | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
General Martin Dempsey says US military ground forces may be necessary to fight Islamic State if Obama's current policy fails.The United States plans to strike the Islamic State group in its Syrian strongholds and could yet send military advisers into combat alongside Iraqi troops, American commanders says.The White House on Tuesday scrambled to play down talk of US ground troops joining the battl...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
man has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the apparent one-punch killing of a man in Manchester.Police said Michael Carter from Salford was involved in a row about football with two men on King Street West and was hit once in the face.The 49-year-old hit his head on the pavement during the attack on 31 August, and died in hospital on 10 September.A would-be drive-by killer who was caught a...
Source : BBC | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Palestinians fired a mortar round into southern Israel Tuesday in the first attack since an August 26 ceasefire, without causing any casualties, the Israeli army said."For the first time since operation Protective Edge, a mortar shell fired from Gaza hit southern Israel," Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner said on Twitter, referring to the military offensive in Gaza.In Gaza, a spokesman for Hamas, th...
Source : Zeenews | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Japan.That's 10 times what the organization estimated the outbreak would cost at the beginning of August.cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe."Even as President Barack Obama is ordering the deployment of 3,000 U.S. milita...
Source : The Economic Times | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Beirut: Islamic State has gone underground in its Syrian stronghold since President Barack Obama authorised US air strikes on the group in Syria, disappearing from the streets, redeploying weapons and fighters, and cutting down its media exposure.In the city of Raqqa, 450 km (280 miles) northeast of Damascus, residents say Islamic State has been moving equipment every day since Obama signalled on ...
Source : Zeenews | 7 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 photo shows Mideast regional photo editor Maya Alleruzzo posing for a photograph in Cairo, Egypt. Alleruzzo, a photographer who has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during a 12-year stint in the region, has been named regional photo editor for the Middle East by The Associated Press. The appointment was announced on Tuesday by Ian Phillips, AP’s Middle East news director...
Source : News Times | 7 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Please enable JavaScript to use My News, My Clippings, My Comments and user settings.: A powerful typhoon has slammed into China's Hainan island after sweeping past Hong Kong where it disrupted flights and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports.Typhoon Kalmaegi buffeted Hong Kong with gusts of up to 159 kilometres per hour as it barrelled west, injuring some 29 people, felling ...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 7 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Karachi, Sept. 16 (PTI): Angry passengers on board a PIA flight stopped former interior minister Rehman Malik and a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz lawmaker from boarding the plane since they were over two hours late.The Islamabad-bound PIA flight PK-370 from Karachi waited for two and a half hours yesterday for the arrival of Malik and Ramesh Kumar Wakwani.When they finally came, the passengers stop...
Source : Telegraphindia | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
- Vatican alerted of ‘credible threats’ ahead of pontiff’s visits to Albania, TurkeyPope Francis is at risk of an assassination attempt by the Islamic State extremists, the Vatican has been warned, ahead of his first visit to a Muslim-majority country this weekend.As the 77-year-old pontiff prepares to travel to Albania on Sunday for a one-day visit, Iraq’s ambassador to the Holy See said there we...
Source : Telegraphindia | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
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