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US, Russia reach deal on Syrian chemical weapons

Geneva, Sep 14: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reached agreement on Saturday on a framework for Syria to destroy all of its chemical weapons, and said they would seek a U.N. Security Council resolution that could authorize sanctions short of...

Indian-origin girl shot in US as prank goes awry

New York, Sep 10: In a freak accident , an 18-year-old Indian-origin girl was killed in the US when she jumped out of a closet to surprise a friend, who shot her thinking she was an intruder.

Premila Lal jumped out of a closet...

Nasheed wins first round of Maldives' presidential election

Male, Sep 8: Former President Mohammed Nasheed emerged as a clear leader today in the first round of Maldives' presidential election receiving 45 per cent votes but fell short of an outright majority resulting in a run-off between the top two candidates scheduled for later this month....

Special seat reserved for Hindus, Sikhs in Afghan Parliament

Kabul, Sep 4: President Hamid Karzai today issued a historic legislative decree reserving a special seat for Sikh and Hindu Afghan nationals in the lower house of the country's Parliament.

Karzai, through the legislative decree, approved the Cabinet amendments of August 26, 2013, to the...

As Obama blinks on Syria, Israel and Saudi Arabia make common cause

Jerusalem/Riyadh, Sep 2: If President Barack Obama has disappointed Syrian rebels by deferring to Congress before bombing Damascus, he has also dismayed the United States' two main allies in the Middle East.

Israel and Saudi Arabia have little love for each other but both are pressing their mutual...

25 years in making, Encyclopedia of Hinduism unveiled in US

Columbia (South Carolina), Aug 27: A 25-year quest by nearly 1,000 scholars to document and present one of the world's oldest living traditions came to fruition when the 'Encyclopedia of Hinduism' was unveiled here today.

Hundreds of scholars, dignitaries, students, Hindu leaders and the...

British-Indian dentist alleged being 'bullied and harassed' by National Health Service before suicide

London, Aug 12: A British Indian dentist from Yorkshire committed suicide after allegedly being "bullied and harassed" by the National Health Service which threatened disciplinary action against him over keeping of records at his clinic, an inquest heard.

Dr Anand Kamath, 42, was under...

UK man cures his diabetes in 11 days with 'starvation diet'

London, Aug 8: A 59-year-old UK man claims that he has cured his diabetes in just 11 days after following a miracle 'starvation' diet developed by scientists from a British university.

Richard Doughty, from London, was shocked when a routine health check revealed he...

Love-struck Diana was willing to move to Pakistan: Jemima Khan

London, Aug 3: Princess Diana was so "madly in love" with Pakistani surgeon Hasnat Khan that she wanted to marry him and was even willing to move to Pakistan, according to Jemima Khan.

Jemima, the former wife of Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and a friend...

Stomach bug triggers mass vomiting on Qantas flight

Sydney, Aug 1: Dozens of people were rushed off a Qantas flight for medical treatment in Sydney today after a stomach bug struck mid-journey, triggering a mass vomiting episode.

Qantas said a "number of passengers travelling in the same group on QF28 (between) Santiago and Sydney became unwell...