By Amie Ferris-Rotman KABUL (Reuters) - About 600 Afghan women and girls are behind bars for so-called moral crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday, the highest number since the Taliban were toppled almost twelve years ago. Running away from home, usually from abuse and forced marriage, and alleged adultery, which often involves rape, have landed most of the 600 women in prison. That figure is an increase of 50 percent over the last 18 months. ...
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A 2-mile-wide (3-km-wide) tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday, killing at least 51 people including 20 children, destroying entire More »
- Yahoo revamps Flickr, offers free terabyte storage ANI
After acquiring Tumblr for 1.1 billion dollars, Yahoo has announced major changes to its photo sharing service Flickr. More »
- BJP parliamentary board to discuss general elections IANS
The parliamentary board of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is meeting here Tuesday to chart out the strategy for the 2014 general elections. More »
- Aarushi murder case: Allahabad High Court rejects Talwars' plea for examination of … ANI
The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday rejected Noida-based dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar's plea for examination of 14 more witnesses ignored by the Central More »
- Indian-origin men in New Zealand face gang-rape charges IANS
A woman has given evidence in a court in New Zealand implicating four men of Indian origin of raping her in turns in April 2011. More »
- UP Lokayukta indicts over 199 in Mayawati Govt. memorial scam ANI
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A well-connected Indian family in South Africa has apologised for the controversy surrounding the landing a chartered plane at Waterkloof Air Force Base to carry More »
- Iranians face new Internet curbs before presidential election Reuters
By Yeganeh Torbati DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranians are struggling with slower Internet speeds and limited access ahead of an unpredictable presidential election that has put hardline Islamist authorities on alert for possible unrest. Experts and web users say they believe the Internet obstacles are related to the June 14 presidential vote, the first since 2009 polls in which accusations of fraud - denied by the government - kindled months of protests organised in part via social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. ...
- Ireland says not to blame for Apple's low tax rate Reuters
By Conor Humphries DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland said on Tuesday it was not to blame for Apple Inc's low global tax payments after the U.S. Senate said the company paid little or nothing on tens of billions of dollars in profits stashed in Irish subsidiaries. The Irish government, which has seen the luring of U.S. multinationals with low taxes as a key part of its economic policy since the 1960s, said its system was transparent and other countries were responsible if the tax rate paid by Apple was too low. ...
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PARIS (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has put forward names of five officials from his administration for internationally-sponsored peace talks with the Syrian opposition, European Union diplomatic sources said on Tuesday. The list includes Prime Minister Wael al-Halki and more junior officials. According to a second EU diplomat, Syria's opposition has already rejected some of the officials on the list because of their lack of influence. ...
- Bangladesh panel to recommend life in prison over building collapse Reuters
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- Inter's Moratti hints at change on Stramaccioni future Reuters
REUTERS - Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti dropped a hint on Tuesday that he might backtrack on his promise to keep Andrea Stramaccioni as coach, saying he was "reflecting" on what was best for the club. "I don't like to say that it's the end of an era but we are having another look at the recent events," Moratti told reporters outside his office in Milan. "Have I changed my mind over the coach? It's not that I've changed my mind but we are reflecting so that we can understand what is best for Inter. "I haven't spoken to Stramaccioni or anyone else. ...
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- Chinese businessman pays record price for Belgian racing pigeon Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Chinese businessman has paid a world record 310,000 euros for a Belgian pigeon, highlighting Asia's huge and growing interest in racing birds. The one-year-old award-winning pigeon named Bolt was bred by Belgian pigeon fancier Leo Heremans, a well-known name to pigeon enthusiasts, who sold his entire collection of 530 birds for 4.3 million euros at an auction over the weekend. "You can compare it to artwork. A painting made by Picasso is worth more than one made by an unknown artist. ...
- Rupee hits 2013 low on importer demand, weak euro Reuters
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The rupee weakened to a near six-month low on Tuesday, largely driven by weakness in the euro and import-related dollar demand that traders attributed to a private refining company. At 04:45 pm IST, the rupee was at 55.37/38 versus its Monday close of 55.10/11. It fell to 55.41 during the session, a level last seen on November 29, 2012. (Reporting by Subhadip Sircar; Editing by Rafael Nam)
- Manchester United top table for Premier League TV earnings Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Soccer champions Manchester United topped the table for English Premier League television income in 2012-13, raking in almost 61 million pounds in the final year of the current three-year contract, the League said on Tuesday. Relegated Queens Park Rangers, owned by Malaysian airline boss Tony Fernandes, received almost 40 million pounds, the lowest figure among the 20 clubs. Television income will climb further next season after telecoms company BT entered the British market, taking a share of live rights alongside pay TV operator BSkyB . BT has replaced U.S. ...
- McGinley raises Ryder Cup picks from two to three Reuters
By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Europe's Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has announced he will have three wildcard selections for next year's match against the United States in Scotland. It is an increase from the two picks his predecessor Jose Maria Olazabal had in 2012. McGinley told a news conference on Tuesday he had made the change in order to "give myself a little bit of extra flexibility". The nine automatic selections for the 12-man team will come from the top four players in the European order of merit points list and the leading five in the world rankings. ...
- Real president under scrutiny after Mourinho exit Reuters
By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Florentino Perez's record as Real Madrid president was under scrutiny on Tuesday after the construction magnate's latest coaching project ended in disarray with the premature departure of Jose Mourinho. Perez, who is up for reelection next month, announced on Monday Mourinho would be leaving at the end of the season, three years before his contract expires. ...
- Frenetic search for survivors as 91 feared dead in tornado-hit Oklahoma Reuters
By Alice Mannette Ian Simpson MOORE, Oklahoma (Reuters) - Pre-dawn emergency workers searched feverishly for survivors in the rubble of homes, primary schools and an hospital in an Oklahoma City suburb ravaged by a massive Monday afternoon tornado feared to have killed up to 91 people and injured well over 200 residents. The 2-mile(3-km) wide tornado tore through town of Moore outside Oklahoma City, trapping victims beneath the rubble as one elementary school took a direct hit and another was destroyed. ...
- Sensex hits one-week low; doubts creep in after recent rally Reuters
By Abhishek Vishnoi MUMBAI (Reuters) - The BSE Sensex tumbled for a second consecutive session on Tuesday hitting its lowest close in a week as recent outperforming blue-chips such as ITC fell on doubts about whether foreign investors will continue their strong buying so far. These doubts come as Asian shares were largely subdued ahead of Wednesday's release of minutes of the Federal Reserve's last meeting and chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony in Congress the same day. Those events are expected to provide cues about the future of U.S. ...
- TV 'soutens' Mona-Mouli get emotional in real life IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Popular TV actors Mona Singh and Mouli Ganguly, who play souten (co-wife) became emotional on the last day of shooting for their show "Kya Huaa Tera Vaada", which is coming to an end. Mona says she will miss the show.
- India, Israel set up fruits centre in Haryana IANS
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) Israeli cultivation technology and know-how of fruit plants will be shared with Indian farmers and horticulturists at the centre of excellence for fruits which was inaugurated Tuesday in Haryana's Sirsa district.
- AIFF invites fresh tender notice for new I-League clubs IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Adhering to requests from new bidders, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Tuesday released a fresh tender notice inviting 'Bids for new Clubs to be a part of the I-League'.
- Sensex closes more than half percent down IANS
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed Tuesday's trade more than half a percent down owing to continued profit-booking.
- Trinamool destroying development, democratic systems: Left Front IANS
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Tuesday charged the Trinamool Congress government with destroying the process of development and participatory democracy in the state over the past two years it has been in power.
- Qatar National Bank to start operation in India IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Qatar National Bank (QNB), one of the Gulf region's largest lender, Tuesday said it will set up a fully-owned subsidiary in India and start operations in the third quarter of 2013.
- Louis Leterrier's 'Now You See Me' heads to India IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) French director Louis Leterrier's heist thriller "Now You See Me" will be released in India June 7.
- '2018 World Cup infrastructure inadequate' IANS
St. Petersburg, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is struggling to beef up its hospitality infrastructure ahead of the 2018 World Cup, with seven of the 11 host cities lagging behind in the number of hotel rooms on offer.
- Daruvala wins British Karting opener IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Young racing driver Jehan Daruvala began his 2013 season in style winning the opening race of the KFJ British Karting Championship at Rowrah in Cumbria, England.
- Karzai seeks more Indian investment in Afghanistan IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Afghan president Hamid Karzai Tuesday called for Indian investment in critical sectors such as healthcare, telecom, agri-business and capacity building.
- Vodafone India's revenue up by 10.6 percent in 2012-13 IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Vodafone India, the second largest mobile operator in the country clocked Rs.35,600 crore revenue for financial year 2012-13, a 10.6 percent rise, a top company official said here Tuesday.
- Shashi Kant Sharma to be new CAG IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma will be the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, replacing Vinod Rai, who retires May 22, the government announced Tuesday.
- Modi in limelight at BJP parliamentary board meet IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, attending his first BJP parliamentary board meeting after his re-induction, was in the limelight when the panel met here Tuesday to draw the party's strategy for the 2014 general elections.
- Viewers' acceptance makes Toral 'Anandi' Rasputra happy! IANS
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Toral Rasputra, who replaced Pratyusha Banerjee as Anandi on popular show "Balika Vadhu", is happy that finally the viewers are accepting her in the role.
- General Motors to hike prices in June IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) American automobile company General Motors' Indian subsidiary Tuesday said it will increase the prices of its vehicles from the first week of June, 2013.
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