Indian Soccer player dies of injuries

News Room : October 21, 2014 9:39 am
NEW DELHI: The Mizoram Football Association says a 23-year-old Indian soccer player has died after injuring his spine while celebrating a goal with somersaults. Peter Biaksangzuala landed on his back while doing flips in the northeastern state of Mizoram. He died Died shortly after. Biaksangzuala scored in the 62nd minute. After his celebration went bad, more »
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Joko Widodo sworn in as new Indonesian president

News Room : October 21, 2014 9:34 am
JAKARTA: Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled Parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power. The 53-year-old must make tough decisions, and soon, to stand a chance more »
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Australian Parliament lifts ban on veil

News Room : October 21, 2014 9:26 am
CANBERRA: Australia’s Parliament House has lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened. The department that runs Parliament House had announced earlier this month that “persons with facial coverings” would no longer be allowed in the open public galleries. Instead, they were to be directed to galleries more »
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Deep space ‘snowball’ nears close shave with Mars

News Room : October 21, 2014 9:23 am
A comet the size of a small mountain is about to skim past Mars, and NASA hopes its spacecraft will be able to photograph the once-in-a-million-years encounter. The comet, known as Siding Spring, is set to hurtle past Mars at a close distance of about 88,000 miles (141,600 kilometers). Astronomers do not expect it will more »
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Jews buy homes in contested Arab area of Jerusalem

News Room : October 21, 2014 9:13 am
JERUSALEM: Residents of a hotly contested part of east Jerusalem said armed Israeli guards moved into two buildings in the area. — a step likely to raise already heightened tensions in the disputed neighborhood. A similar move last month in the same neighborhood of Silwan drew sharp condemnation from the US and created a high-profile more »
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Blast kills 7 in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

News Room : October 21, 2014 9:10 am
CAIRO – A roadside bomb in the restive Sinai Peninsula has killed seven Egyptian security force personnel and seriously wounded four, medical and security sources said. They were killed by a remotely detonated roadside bomb on Sunday that exploded as a patrol responsible for protecting a natural gas pipeline passed by, the sources said. No more »
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WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free

News Room : October 21, 2014 9:07 am
ABUJA: Africa’s most populous nation Nigeria was on Monday declared officially Ebola free but warned that it remained vulnerable as long as the virus was raging elsewhere in west Africa. The country representative of the World Health Organization, Rui Gama Vaz, said 42 days — or two incubation periods of 21 days — had elapsed more »
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Israeli minister in US to ‘calm’ tension

News Room : October 20, 2014 8:09 am
JERUSALEM: Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon sought to calm fresh tensions with Washington as he began a five-day trip to the US. In a statement released ahead of his departure, Yaalon warned that no dispute should be allowed to “cast a shadow” over Israel’s crucial relationship with its closest ally. “The relationship between the United more »
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