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Hijab first in British parliament

London, November 24: A 16-year-old girl is thought to have become the first person to speak from the House of Commons despatch box in the British parliament while wearing a hijab, The Times newspaper reported...

Blast kills 20 in Rawalpindi Shia procession

Islamabad, November 22: Twenty people have died in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city when a powerful explosion ripped through a Shia procession, police said Thursday.

The attack took place around 11.40 p.m. Wednesday when a suicide bomber blew himself...

‘Church didn't teach to put child before mother'

London, November 21: Amid a raging debate on the country's strict abortion laws, Ireland's Catholic bishops have said that the church “has never taught that the life of a child in the womb should be preferred to that of a mother”.

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India a big part of my plan, Obama tells PM

Phnom Penh, November 20: "India is a big part of my plan," US President Barack Obama told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday after he was congratulated for winning the presidential election.

Obama made the remark when the two met and shook...

India votes against UNGA resolution banning death penalty

United Nations, November 20: India was among the 39 countries that voted against a UN General Assembly draft resolution which called for abolishing the death penalty, saying every nation had the "sovereign right" to determine its own legal system....

Obama inducts record number Indian-Americans into his administration

Washington, November 19: The small Indian-American community - constituting just about one per cent of the US population never had it so good as under the Obama administration, with a record number of community members being roped in to...

Sunita Williams returns to Earth after 4 months in space

Houston, November 19: Record-setting Indian-American NASA astronaut Sunita Williams along with two other cosmonauts returned to Earth Sunday, after four months in orbit.

Williams ceremonially handed over the command of the...

Myanmar forces accused of attacks on Muslims

Bangkok, November 18: Myanmar local security forces killed Muslim villagers and assaulted people trying to flee a fresh outbreak of sectarian violence in western Rakhine state last month, a rights watchdog said Sunday.

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In first post-election news conference, Obama lays out second term

Washington, November 15:President Obama said in his victory speech last week that “elections matter.” On Wednesday, he made clear how much the election matters to him — and to the way he intends to govern in his second term....

World War II bomb removed from airport in Japan

Tokyo, November 14: A military squad has safely removed a 250-kilogram World War II bomb found two weeks ago near the runway of a major airport in northern Japan.

The team defused the rusty bomb...