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Twin blasts kill 40 near religious sites in Syria’s capital

Twin blasts kill 40 near religious sites in Syria’s capital

Twin blasts kill 40 near religious sites in Syria’s capital AP Twin explosions Saturday near religious shrines frequented by pilgrims in the Syrian capital Damascus killed at least 40 people, Syria’s interior minister and media reported. Syria State TV aired footage from the scene showing blood-soaked streets and several damaged busses in a parking lot, […]

Mona Lisa’s smile decoded: science says she’s happy

Mona Lisa’s smile decoded: science says she’s happy

Mona Lisa’s smile decoded: science says she’s happy AFP PARIS: The subject of centuries of scrutiny and debate, Mona Lisa’s famous smile is routinely described as ambiguous. But is it really that hard to read? Apparently not. In an unusual trial, close to 100 per cent of people described her expression as unequivocally “happy”, researchers […]

Indian PM Modi’s party ahead in state polls

Indian PM Modi’s party ahead in state polls

Indian PM Modi’s party ahead in state polls APP Bharatiya Janata Party supporters raise cutouts of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they celebrate winning seats in the state of Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow, India, Saturday.— AP India’s governing Hindu nationalist party is heading for major victories in key state legislature elections that are seen […]

South Korean president sacked by top court

South Korean president sacked by top court

South Korean president sacked by top court AFP South Korean acting Constitutional Court’s Chief Judge Lee Jung-mi, top centre, speaks during the final ruling of South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment at the Constitutional Court in Seoul, South Korea Friday, March 10. South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was fired by the country’s top court on […]

Xinjiang separatists are China’s ‘most prominent’ challenge: official

Xinjiang separatists are China’s ‘most prominent’ challenge: official

Xinjiang separatists are China’s ‘most prominent’ challenge: official REUTERS Separatists in western China pose the “most prominent” challenge to the country’s security, economy and social stability, the China Daily newspaper quoted a top security official on Friday as saying. Beijing has long said it faces a determined campaign by a group known as the East […]

Assange accuses CIA of ‘devastating incompetence’ over leaks

Assange accuses CIA of ‘devastating incompetence’ over leaks

Assange accuses CIA of ‘devastating incompetence’ over leaks AAFP LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday accused the CIA of “devastating incompetence” for keeping hacking secrets in one place and said he would work with tech giants to develop fixes after he leaked them. “This is a historic act of devastating incompetence, to have created […]

New Zealand to launch urgent inquiry into Napier ODI washout

New Zealand to launch urgent inquiry into Napier ODI washout

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said Friday it was reviewing Napier´s suitability to host international fixtures after the second one-dayer against Australia was abandoned due to a rain-sodden outfield. The washout on Thursday was the third time in four years that inclement weather has forced a one-day international to be cancelled at Napier´s McLean Park […]

Federer says his game-style made him believe he could win 18th slam

Federer says his game-style made him believe he could win 18th slam

MELBOURNE: In his darkest moments last year when he doubted if he would ever get back to full fitness following his knee injury, Roger Federer clung on to one thought — he still had the game to maybe sneak another grand slam title. He was right. Federer, who missed the Rio Olympics and U.S. Open […]

‘100 Years of Hollywood in 200Sec. Sand Art’ by Rahul Arya

‘100 Years of Hollywood in 200Sec. Sand Art’ by Rahul Arya

‘100 Years of Hollywood in 200Sec. Sand Art’ by Rahul Arya A small Sand Art Tribute to 100 years of Hollywood from an Indian fan. to see the video click: ‘100 Years of Hollywood in 200Sec. Sand Art’ by RahulArya to see the video click: ‘100 Years of Hollywood in 200Sec. Sand Art’ by RahulArya

New Zealand 292-3 at stumps, trail Bangladesh by 303

New Zealand 292-3 at stumps, trail Bangladesh by 303

WELLINGTON (Yes News) – A patient Tom Latham carved out his sixth century to keep New Zealand afloatagainst a rampant Bangladesh on day three of the first Test in Wellington on Saturday. While the left-handed opener calmly went about his work, Bangladesh were able to remove senior batsmen Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor after declaring […]

Security increased for Pakistan, Australia Test after Melbourne terror arrests

Security increased for Pakistan, Australia Test after Melbourne terror arrests

Security has been increased at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for Monday’s Test between Australia and Pakistan following the arrest of seven people over a terror-related plot in the city. Those charged were allegedly planning to attack Melbourne’s Flinders Street train station, nearby Federation Square and St Paul’s Cathedral on Christmas Day. Chief police commissioner Graham […]

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