• After clash, Russia asks Ukraine to de-escalate tensions

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    Moscow, April 20 (IANS) Following the armed clash and killing of three pro-Russian protestors at a checkpoint Saturday, an angry Russia has demanded that Kiev de-escalate tensions in southeast Ukraine. "On the night of Saturday, the Easter armistice was broken in Sloviansk. The attack of the armed militants from the so-called Right Sector claimed lives of innocent civilians," the Russian foreign ministry said Sunday. There was an armed clash between two groups of individuals at a roadblock in Sloviansk in Donetsk region, Ukraine's interior ministry said. More »After clash, Russia asks Ukraine to de-escalate tensions

  • AP Top News at 7:15 a.m. EDT

    Associated Press - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »AP Top News at 7:15 a.m. EDT

  • Uttar Pradesh Chief minister's wife, Dimple Yadav conducts roadshow in Kannauj

    ANI - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh), Apr. 20 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) MP, Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday did a roadshow in her constituency of Kannauj. More »Uttar Pradesh Chief minister's wife, Dimple Yadav conducts roadshow in Kannauj

  • Congress creating obstacles in Chhattisgarh's development work: Modi

    ANI - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), Apr.20 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the central government of creating obstacles in the development work of Chhattisgarh. "The government of Mother-Son duo (Sonia and Rahul) had a one point program that if just like in Bhilai, in Bilaspur also there is development, then the credit will go to the BJP, which should not happen," said Modi while addressing a rally here. He also accused the Congress of neglecting the needs of the Chhattisgarh when it was a part of Madhya Pradesh, and added that it was Atal Bihari Vajpayee who made Chhattisgarh a separate state. More »Congress creating obstacles in Chhattisgarh's development work: Modi

  • Tax exemptions withdrawn from ten political parties by the Election Commission

    ANI - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    New Delhi, Apr.20 (ANI): The Election Commission has sought withdrawal of tax exemption benefits to ten political parties from the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). More »Tax exemptions withdrawn from ten political parties by the Election Commission

  • New breakthrough for tailor made drugs to fight malaria

    ANI - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    Washington, April 20 (ANI): Scientists have used high-resolution structural biology methods in the malaria pathogen's cellular skeleton to investigate the different versions of this protein in the parasite in high detail, which can help in developing tailor-made drugs for fighting the disease. Scientists of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Germany investigated the different versions protein called actin found in Plasmodium parasite, which causes malaria. The project leader Prof Inari Kursula said that the structures showed them that the two variants differ more from each other than actins in any other known living organism do and the high resolution enabled the researchers to identify areas within the proteins that cause the different behaviour. He said that they have discovered that Plasmodium actin filaments are very different from other actin filaments and now that they know the structural basis for this, we can look for ways to specifically interfere with the parasite cytoskeleton to the of this protein in the parasite in high detail. More »New breakthrough for tailor made drugs to fight malaria

  • Terror groups now pick sophisticated Indian-made arms, ammunition

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Terror groups in India, like the banned Indian Mujahideen, are relying more on indigenously made weapons and ammunition, from underground "arms factories", rather than smuggling them in from abroad. Top Indian Mujahideen operatives Tehsin Akhtar and Waqas, who were arrested last month along with three other aides from the India-Nepal border, have revealed to Delhi Police that they relied on local markets to procure their arms and ammunition, an official said. Special Commissioner of Police S.N. Srivastava said that the IM has begun to rely on what is called in local parlance as 'country-made weapons' to keep off the radar of security agencies. "Earlier, members of SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India), Lashkar-e-Taiba and other Kashmir-based terror groups used to procure arms and ammunition from overseas. More »Terror groups now pick sophisticated Indian-made arms, ammunition

  • AP Top News at 7:10 a.m. EDT

    Associated Press - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »AP Top News at 7:10 a.m. EDT

  • Hamilton wins Chinese GP in Mercedes one-two

    Reuters - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    By Abhishek Takle SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton raced to a hat-trick of wins in Sunday's Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, cruising unchallenged to the flag ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg as a dominant Mercedes claimed a third straight one-two finish. The win was the 25th of Hamilton's career and drew him level with British legend Jim Clark and his current Mercedes boss, triple world champion Niki Lauda, in the all-time winner's list. It is also the first time that Hamilton - who moved ahead of Clark to become the top British qualifier on Saturday - has managed to win three races in a row. This team is on a roll, that's for sure." Fernando Alonso, winner of last year's race in China, finished third to give Ferrari their first podium of the season and the first under new boss Marco Mattiacci, who looked on from the pitwall. More »Hamilton wins Chinese GP in Mercedes one-two

  • AP Top News at 7:05 a.m. EDT

    Associated Press - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »AP Top News at 7:05 a.m. EDT

  • Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Easter truce

    Reuters - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    By Aleksandar Vasovic SLAVIANSK Ukraine (Reuters) - At least two people were killed in a gunfight early on Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, shaking an already fragile international accord that was designed to avert a wider conflict. After the deaths, Russia questioned whether Ukraine's Western-backed government was complying with the agreement, brokered last week in Geneva, to end a crisis that has made Russia's ties with the West more fraught than at any time since the Cold War. The separatists said gunmen from Ukraine's Right Sector nationalist group had attacked them. Failure of the Geneva agreement could bring more bloodshed in eastern Ukraine, but may also prompt the United States early next week to impose tougher sanctions on the Kremlin - with far-reaching potential consequences for many economies and for importers of Russian energy. More »Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Easter truce

  • Saudi Arabia mulls helpline for domestic workers

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    Riyadh, April 20 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian government proposes launching a hotline on which domestic workers, more often expatriates, can lodge complaints. The helpline facility will be available in eight languages, an official said More »Saudi Arabia mulls helpline for domestic workers

  • Chelsea's title hopes hit by Sunderland defeat

    Reuters - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    By Josh Reich LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea's title ambitions suffered a major blow with a shock 2-1 home defeat by bottom side Sunderland on Saturday, handing the initiative to Premier League leaders Liverpool who visit lowly Norwich City on Sunday. It was manager Jose Mourinho's first league defeat at Stamford Bridge in 78 matches, with the winner coming from a cooly converted penalty by former Chelsea player Fabio Borini, who is on loan at Sunderland from the Merseyside club. The Italian forward tucked home the spot kick in the 82nd minute after Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta brought down Jozy Altidore. More »Chelsea's title hopes hit by Sunderland defeat

  • AP Top News at 7:00 a.m. EDT

    Associated Press - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »AP Top News at 7:00 a.m. EDT

  • Djokovic out for "some time" with wrist injury

    Reuters - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    Novak Djokovic said on Saturday he would not be able to play tennis "for some time" after being hampered by a wrist injury at the Monte Carlo Masters. The Serbian second seed was knocked out 7-5 6-2 by former world number one Roger Federer in the semi-finals, being clearly bothered by his sore right wrist -- a problem he has been suffering from for 10 days. "The good thing is I don't need to have a surgery," said Djokovic, who had won the claycourt Masters in the principality last year. More »Djokovic out for "some time" with wrist injury

  • Radwanska gives Poland 2-1 Fed Cup lead vs Spain

    Associated Press - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Agnieszka Radwanska beat Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-3, 6-2 to give Poland a 2-1 lead over Spain in their Fed Cup World Group playoff on Sunday. More »Radwanska gives Poland 2-1 Fed Cup lead vs Spain

  • Ukraine nationalists deny role in east Ukraine clash, blame Russia

    Reuters - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Right Sector nationalists denied playing any role in a gunfight in Slaviansk, eastern Ukraine, early on Sunday in which at least two people were killed. They blamed Russian special forces for being behind the attack. "It is a blasphemous provocation from Russia: blasphemous because it took place on a holy night for Christians, on Easter night. This was clearly carried out by Russian special forces," Artem Skoropadsky, a spokesman for Right Sector, told Reuters. (Reporting by Natalya Zinets; Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Christian Lowe) More »Ukraine nationalists deny role in east Ukraine clash, blame Russia

  • AP Top News at 6:55 a.m. EDT

    Associated Press - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »AP Top News at 6:55 a.m. EDT

  • IPL 2014: Chennai Super Kings’ road to redemption

    Sportskeeda - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    On how Chennai Super Kings can come back to winning mode More »IPL 2014: Chennai Super Kings’ road to redemption

  • Palestinians, Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site

    Reuters - Sun 20 Apr, 2014

    Israeli police arrested 16 Palestinians at one of Jerusalem's most revered and politically sensitive holy sites on Sunday as they dispersed protesters opposed to any Jewish attempts to pray there. A police spokesman said officers used stun grenades to disperse dozens of rioters, who threw rocks and firecrackers at them at the site revered by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and by Jews as the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's walled Old City. Five Palestinians were also slightly hurt, a Muslim clergyman said. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the plaza near the al Aqsa mosque had remained open to visitors during the clash, which was confined to a small area. More »Palestinians, Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site

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