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At least 20 dead, dozens missing in shipwreck off Libya

30 Jul 2014

More than 20 migrants have died and dozens are missing after their makeshift boat sank off the Libyan coast, the navy has said. "A navy ...

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in US

30 Jul 2014

The last surviving member of the US crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died. Theodore VanKirk died Monday of natural causes ...

6 die when swept away by swollen river in Mexico

30 Jul 2014

Six people have died and four are missing in northern Mexico after their vehicles were swept away by a swollen river near the US border. A ...

Debt restructuring in review if Argentina defaults: IMF

30 Jul 2014

The mechanisms allowing a country to restructure its sovereign debt should be "reviewed" if Argentina defaults, IMF chief Christine Lagarde ...

Kiev wants Ukraine-Russia talks on access to crash site

30 Jul 2014

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has asked Belarus to host talks between Russian and Ukrainian envoys to discuss access to the MH17 ...

Egyptian soldier, 8 militants killed in raid on hideout

30 Jul 2014

An Egyptian soldier and 8 suspected militants were killed in an exchange of fire between the two sides in the volatile Sinai ...

Pallikal, Joshana begin with win

30 Jul 2014

India's top squash players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa started their campaign in women's doubles with a comprehensive win over Sri ...

Mother of slain Mexican teen sues US Border Patrol

30 Jul 2014

The mother of a Mexican teen who was shot to death by a US Border Patrol agent nearly two years ago has sued the agency, saying her son was ...

Sarita lone bright spot on gloomy day for boxers

30 Jul 2014

It turned out to be a bad outing for Indian pugilists and with the exception of L Sarita Devi, none of the other three boxers in fray could ...

Twitter loss widens but user numbers propel shares

30 Jul 2014

Twitter has reported that its quarterly loss widened to USD 145 million despite revenue more than doubling, but its shares soared on word ...

US House panel condemns Obama for prisoner swap

30 Jul 2014

A bitterly divided House panel has voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the May swap of five Taliban leaders for US Army Sgt Bowe ...

North Korea ship damaged Mexican coral reefs

30 Jul 2014

A North Korean cargo ship damaged nearly an acre of coral reefs off Mexico's eastern coast when it ran aground two weeks ago, Mexican ...

Sushil-led wrestling team dominates in India's best show

30 Jul 2014

Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar spearheaded a sparkling show as Indian grapplers dominated the wrestling arena with three gold ...

India's Mali wins bronze in 94kg weightlifting

30 Jul 2014

India's Chandrakant Mali today clinched the bronze medal in men's 94kg weightlifting to add to the country's overall tally in the sport in ...

US slaps sanctions on Russian energy, arms and finance

30 Jul 2014

President Barack Obama today declared that the United States will join the European Union in slapping new sanctions on Russia's energy ...

US hits 3 Russian banks with sanctions over Ukraine

30 Jul 2014

The US Treasury announced punitive sanctions on three leading Russian banks including the giant VTB today to press Moscow over its support ...

Institute: NKorea upgrading rocket launch site

30 Jul 2014

North Korea is upgrading its main rocket launch site and has conducted a series of engine tests as it develops a mobile, intercontinental ...

Judge puts Washington handgun ban on hold

30 Jul 2014

The judge who struck down a ban on carrying handguns in public in Washington put his decision on hold for 90 days Tuesday, giving local ...

US appeals panel strikes down state's abortion law

30 Jul 2014

A US appeals court panel ruled today that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional. The ...

US ends effort to reclaim mummy mask for Egypt

30 Jul 2014

A 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the centre of a years-long custody fight will stay at the St Louis Art Museum now that the US government is ...

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