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UN demands probe of air strikes on Syria displaced camp

The United Nations' top aid official has demanded an immediate investigation into the killing of displaced civilians in a camp hit by air strikes in northern Syria, AFP reported. "If this obscene attack is found to be a deliberate targeting of a civilian structure, it could amount to a war crime," said Stephen O'Brien, the UN under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs. At least 28 civilians including women and children were killed in the air strikes at the camp near Sarmada in Idlib ..., 1 hour ago
Air strikes on Syrian camp kill 28 Northern Territory News, 5 hours ago

Painkiller Percocet found in singer Prince's system: Reports

A source told the Minneapolis StarTribune that the autopsy would confirm that Prince had the painkiller Percocet in his system, although the local medical examiner's office that conducted the examination of the singer has declined to confirm the reports.Sources close to the investigation told the StarTribune that the famed singer also had a low red blood count, which is usually associated with illness.  Read ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago Report: Prince had painkillers in his body at his death  AOL.com5 hours ago

Girl killed in Pakistan for helping friend elope

A Pakistani teenage girl was drugged, strangled and her body set on fire for allegedly helping her friend to elope, police said on Thursday while announcing the arrests of 13 local leaders who approved the gruesome act, in the latest incident of honour killing. The incident took place last week in Makool village of Abbotabad district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Fifteen-year-old Ambreen was punished by a local group of elders who held her responsible for facilitating the elopement of the couple on ...
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Trump names former Clinton-backer as head of finance

Donald Trump on Thursday named a former Goldman Sachs partner and ex-supporter of likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as his national finance chairman to raise funds for his general-election run for the White House. Steven Mnuchin, chairman and CEO of private investment firm Dune Capital Management, will serve as the National Finance Chairman, Trump's campaign said in a statement. Mnuchin brings with him an impressive list of contacts in Hollywood and Wall Street. After leaving Goldman ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago Donald Trump's New Finance Head Has History of Donating to Democrats  ABC News5 hours ago

VVIP chopper deal: After CBI, ED questions ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi

After the Central Bureau of Investigation quizzed him for three days, former air force chief S P Tyagi was on Thursday subjected to a marathon 10-hour questioning by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the controversial Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland chopper deal. Tyagi arrived at the zonal office of the agency in New Delhi just before 11 am and left around 9:30 pm. He did not talk to the waiting media outside. Agency sources said he was questioned about his role in the deal and his ...
 Rediff.com4 hours ago AgustaWestland: Another ex-IAF officer, lawyer questioned on Thursday  ProKerala.com5 hours ago AgustaWestland probe: Brothers Tyagi face CBI tomorrow  Rediff.com12 hours ago

Bush clan has no plans to back Donald Trump

America's most prominent Republican family, the Bushes, are declining to endorse Donald Trump for president, handing the GOP presumptive nominee an early setback in his efforts to unite a fractured party.  Former presidents George W Bush and George H W Bush, who undoubtedly bristled at Trump's bullying attacks on candidate Jeb Bush, signaled through their offices that they will stay on the sidelines during this cycle. The elder Bush has endorsed every Republican nominee in the past five ...
 Rediff.com4 hours ago Trump moves on fundraising as he eyes national race  Breaking News.ie5 hours ago President Trump could make the dollar rise again  International Business Times5 hours ago Trump, the outrageous outsider, now presumptive Republican nominee  Equilibrio Informativo5 hours ago

China releases first translations of Tagore's collective works

China today released the first ever Chinese translations of the collective works of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, a rare honour to the famed poet who enjoys iconic status among generations of Chinese people.In all 33 volumes containing 16 million words covering his poetry, essays, novels and drama sections were released ahead of Tagore's 155th birth anniversary at the China Radio International which broadcasts in Bengali besides a host of Indian and international languages as Indian and ...
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Medium intensity earthquake hits Uttarakhand

A medium intensity earthquake measuring 4.1 on the richter scale hit Uttarakhand on Thursday night.  According to National Centre for Seismology, the epicenter of the quake was Pithoragarh in the state and it struck around 11:30 pm at the depth of 15 km. There were no immediate report of any casualty. ...
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Israeli shelling kills Gaza woman in first clashes since 2014

A Palestinian woman was killed when Israeli tank shells hit her home in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, the second day of exchanges of fire with Hamas fighters, AFP has reported. They were the first direct clashes between Israeli soldiers and Hamas militants since the devastating Gaza war in 2014, and come as a new tunnel reaching into the Jewish state was discovered. Since the confrontations broke out, Hamas and other militant groups have fired bullets and mortar rounds on at least 10 ...
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ExxonMobil launches new carbon capture venture

May 05, 2016 Sustainability & Environment 0 Image: Katherine Welles / ExxonMobil has announced it has signed an agreement for a carbon capture project. The deal with FuelCell Energy aims to develop a technology that will ...
 Energy Live News5 hours ago
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