• Militants attack government-held neighborhood in north Syria

    Associated Press - 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Intense clashes broke out Tuesday in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo after militants attacked a government-held neighborhood there, capturing several buildings, activists said. More »Militants attack government-held neighborhood in north Syria

  • Oil rises after huge selloff, outlook weak

    Reuters - 1 hour 45 minutes ago

    By Christopher Johnson LONDON (Reuters) - Oil rose on Tuesday after one of its biggest selloffs this year but looked vulnerable to more falls after China's stock market took another tumble and Greece moved closer to leaving the euro zone. Brent crude for August was up 90 cents at $57.44 a barrel by 1020 GMT, following a more than 6 percent drop in the previous session. "After yesterday's sharp and fierce selloff it is impossible to paint an even remotely bullish technical picture," said Tamas Varga, analyst at brokerage PVM Oil Associates. More »Oil rises after huge selloff, outlook weak

  • NHRC notifies Rajasthan Govt. over electrocution incident killing 15, injuring 31 in Tonk

    ANI - 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary of the Rajasthan Government calling for a report into an incident of electrocution of 15 people along with injury to 31 others in Rajasthan's Tonk District on June12. The Commission's directions have come following a suo motu cognizance of a media report about the incident in which a high voltage live electric wire fell on the bus carrying 50-60 people to a wedding ceremony at Saans village in the district. The incident has indeed resulted in loss of lives and injuries to many, violating their human rights. More »NHRC notifies Rajasthan Govt. over electrocution incident killing 15, injuring 31 in Tonk

  • Syria Kurds battle IS as US says stepping up air campaign

    AFP - 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    Kurdish fighters battled the Islamic State group in northern Syria on Tuesday after President Barack Obama said the US-led coalition was intensifying its campaign against the jihadists in the conflict-riven country. The extremist group launched a major offensive on Monday against villages controlled by the Kurds in the northern provinces of Raqa and Hasakeh, prompting fierce clashes. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitor, said about 80 IS fighters had been killed since Sunday morning in fighting and intensified US-led air strikes that began over the weekend. More »Syria Kurds battle IS as US says stepping up air campaign

  • 5 things you may not know about Arda Turan

    Sportskeeda - 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    How much do you know about Barcelona's new signing? More »5 things you may not know about Arda Turan

  • Three rescued N. Koreans want defection in South

    AFP - 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    Three North Koreans wanted to defect after they were rescued from a small fishing boat which had drifted into South Korean waters off the east coast, officials said Tuesday. A South Korean coastguard vessel rescued four fishermen and a farmer from North Korea last Saturday after their boat was found drifting across the sea border, the South's unification ministry said. North Korea and South Korea have a disputed maritime boundary, and encroachment by North Korean fishing vessels into waters claimed by the South is quite common. More »Three rescued N. Koreans want defection in South

  • hree brothers arrested over links to Kuwait Shia mosque bombing

    ANI - 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    Karachi, July 7 (ANI): Saudi and Kuwaiti authorities have reportedly arrested three brothers for involvement in a suicide bombing carried out by a Saudi national on a Shia mosque in Kuwait last month. While a security spokesman for the interior ministry did not identify the three brothers, he said that they were 'parties' to the crime that targeted the Imam al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait, reported the Dawn. One was arrested in Kuwait and will be extradited to Saudi Arabia, another was detained in the western Saudi city of Taif and a third was nabbed following a shootout at a house near the Kuwaiti border that wounded two policemen. More »hree brothers arrested over links to Kuwait Shia mosque bombing

  • Vyapam scam: PM Modi's silence raises suspicion, says D. Raja

    ANI - 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence over the Vyapam scam raises a lot of suspicion. "The Prime Minister's silence over the issue raises a lot of suspicion. More »Vyapam scam: PM Modi's silence raises suspicion, says D. Raja

  • AAP committed towards Delhi statehood issue: Dilip Pandey

    ANI - 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday assured to fulfil its promise of getting complete statehood for Delhi adding that it was completely committed towards working on the issue. "I would like to tell leaders of BJP and Congress that they may have some political compulsions because of which you back on promises made to people after elections. It is our responsibility to fulfill every promise we have made," AAP leader Dilip Pandey told mediapersons. More »AAP committed towards Delhi statehood issue: Dilip Pandey

  • Facebook tests a new feature which allows videos to float as we scroll

    ANI - 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    Washington, July 7 (ANI): Facebook has been testing a new feature which allows video to pop out from newsfeed. More »Facebook tests a new feature which allows videos to float as we scroll

  • Japan's Abe faces growing risk on security shift: opposition leader

    Reuters - 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be taking a big risk if he pushes through a dramatic change in security policy despite objections from most citizens, who want a better explanation why the change is needed, a top opposition figure said on Tuesday. Abe's ratings have slipped over the security policy shift, which could let Japanese troops fight abroad for the first time since Tokyo's defeat in World War Two, and which he hopes to enact into law in a parliament session that runs until Sept. 27. The ruling bloc has a majority that would allow it to enact Abe's bills, but any perception of high-handedness could erode support further even as the prime minister eyes re-election as head of his Liberal Democratic Party in September. More »Japan's Abe faces growing risk on security shift: opposition leader

  • World Chefs: Aikens to debut "sharing" restaurant in Dubai

    Reuters - 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    By Matilda Egere-Cooper LONDON (Reuters) - British chef Tom Aikens is a busy man. Between opening his fourth restaurant in London this year and managing two others in Hong Kong and Istanbul, he's found time to set up an unusual new project in Dubai. Pots, Pans & Boards will open in the autumn and offer a family-style experience that allows guests to serve themselves at their table. More »World Chefs: Aikens to debut "sharing" restaurant in Dubai

  • South Africa beat Bangladesh in T20 series

    Associated Press - 1 hour 52 minutes ago

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Scoreboard Tuesday after South Africa beat Bangladesh by 31 runs in the second Twenty20 International at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium: More »South Africa beat Bangladesh in T20 series

  • Palestinians connect to Jerusalem holy shrine with "selfies"

    Reuters - 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    By Sinan Abu Meizer JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinians young and old have jumped on a trend for taking "selfies" at Al Aqsa, the 8th century Muslim shrine in Jerusalem, both as a personal memento and for relatives prevented from visiting the ancient compound. While selfies are hardly new, Palestinians have embraced the phenomenon during the holy month of Ramadan as a way of showing their presence at Islam's third holiest site. "We took it as a memory, because maybe we won't be able to come again next Ramadan," said Shorouq, a young woman from the occupied West Bank snapping pictures with her friend Shahira, both dressed in brightly coloured headscarves in the sunshine. More »Palestinians connect to Jerusalem holy shrine with "selfies"

  • Curacao defender Martina joins Southampton

    Reuters - 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    Southampton have signed defender Cuco Martina from Dutch side FC Twente, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. Martina, a Curacao international, has signed a two-year deal at St Mary's Stadium. The 25-year-old previously played for Saints assistant manager Erwin Koeman, the brother of Southampton manager Ronald, at RKC Waalwijk. More »Curacao defender Martina joins Southampton

  • FICCI to host two roundtables on policing and quake disaster mitigation

    ANI - 1 hour 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will host two roundtables here on Friday. The first roundtable will be on smart policing and it being linked to India's growth, while the second will focus on earthquake disaster mitigation in India. For the roundtable on 'Smart Policing- India's Growth Imperative', Anoop Kumar Srivastava, Secretary (Border Management)will deliver the keynote address. More »FICCI to host two roundtables on policing and quake disaster mitigation

  • Congress wants CBI to conduct Vyapam investigation in public domain

    ANI - 1 hour 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): The Congress Party on Tuesday demanded that the investigation into the mysterious spate of deaths linked with the Vyapam scam should be conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in public domain under close monitoring of Supreme Court appointed SIT. Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said that had the probe into the Vyapam deaths case been ordered in 2013, it would have been over by now. By innocent people, I mean all those who probably thought the only way to get into a medical college or employment in government was paying a bribe while appearing for Vyapam," Digvijay Singh told the media here. More »Congress wants CBI to conduct Vyapam investigation in public domain

  • WHO calls for higher taxes on tobacco

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 2 hours 0 minutes ago

    Manila, July 7 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged countries across the globe to raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products to reduce the number of deaths caused by their addiction and to generate funds for public health systems. According to WHO's 2015 report on the global tobacco epidemic, released on Tuesday in Manila, only 33 countries around the world impose taxes, representing more than 75 percent of the price of a packet of cigarettes, Efe news agency reported. "Raising taxes on tobacco products is one of the most effective and cost-effective ways to reduce consumption of products that kill, while also generating substantial revenue," WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said in the report. More »WHO calls for higher taxes on tobacco

  • You're out the army now - Singapore's Quah cleared to swim

    Reuters - 2 hours 0 minutes ago

    Singaporean teenager Quah Zheng Wen has been cleared to compete at the world swimming championships and the 2016 Olympics after the Ministry of Defence approved a request to defer his mandatory national service. The 18-year-old, who won 12 medals, including seven golds at last month's Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, was in danger of missing both events because he was due to enlist for national service on Aug. 31. "Mr Quah has satisfied the conditions for deferment of exceptional sportsmen who can win honour for Singapore, as his recent performances were better than the most recent Olympic Games' qualifying times in the 200m butterfly," the statement said. More »You're out the army now - Singapore's Quah cleared to swim

  • Spieth hopes McIlroy can recover for British Open showdown

    Reuters - 2 hours 1 minute ago

    Double major winner Jordan Spieth believes defending champion Rory McIlroy's potential absence from the British Open through injury would "dampen" the occasion. McIlroy's title defence and keenly anticipated contest against Spieth was thrown into doubt on Monday when the Northern Irishman revealed he had ruptured an ankle ligament while playing soccer with friends. While many observers believe McIlroy is certain to miss the third major of the season, the American winner of this year's U.S. Masters and U.S. Open is keen to see the world number one recover in time to play at St Andrews next week. More »Spieth hopes McIlroy can recover for British Open showdown

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