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4 terror suspects due in court over Westgate attack

NAIROBI, (PNA/Xinhua) –Kenya’s prosecutors are due to arraign four key suspects in court on Monday in connection with the deadly terror attack on the Westgate shopping mall in the capital…

Rahul Gandhi seeks more time to respond to EC notice

NEW DELHI, (PNA/PTI) — Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today sought a week’s more time to reply to the model code violation notice by the Election Commission for his remark…

Thais gather on Bangkok’s major streets in protest of “blanket amnesty”

BANGKOK, (PNA/Xinhua) — Thousands of people gathered Monday on major streets in the heart of the Thai capital in protest of the government’s legislation to grant “blanket amnesty” to those…

3 Russians dead in Thai ferry disaster

BANGKOK, (PNA/RIA Novosti) -– Three Russians have been killed after a crowded ferry sank near the Thai beach resort city of Pattaya, local media reports said Monday. The double-decker ferry,…

Police foil suicide bomb attack in northern Iraq, 2 killed

KIRKUK, Iraq, (PNA/Xinhua) — The Iraqi police foiled an attack by two suicide bombers on a police station at a town in Iraq’s Kirkuk province on Monday, and at least…

Moscow team gets desperate over football pitch crisis

MOSCOW, (PNA/R-Sport) -– The dearth of quality football pitches in the Russian capital came to light again Saturday as Lokomotiv Moscow turned down a request from desperate city rival CSKA…

Lavrov: Russia interested in Japan’s participation in Geneva-2

TOKYO, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — Russia hails Japan’s intention to take part in the Geneva-2 conference on Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after two-plus-two talks on Saturday. “The main task…

Man confesses to dozens of rapes around Moscow

MOSCOW, (PNA/RIA Novosti) — A 25-year-old man has confessed to committing at least two dozen rapes around Moscow, primarily in apartment building elevators, investigators said Friday. The suspect, who was…

Afghan police kill 17 Taliban fighters

KABUL, (PNA/Xinhua) — Afghan police backed by the army have killed 17 Taliban fighters during series of operations across the country over the past 24 hours, Interior Ministry said in…

Russia’s General Staff to step up contacts with Japanese counterpart

TOKYO, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — The General Staff of Russia’s armed forces and the Staff of Japan’s Self-Defence Force have agreed to step up bilateral contacts, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told…

Barack Obama greets people on Diwali

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON, (PNA/PTI) — US President Barack Obama greeted Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists across the globe on the occasion of Diwali, saying the flame of the…

Modi meets rally blast victims’ families amid tight security

PATNA, (PNA/PTI) — Meeting the families of six persons killed in serial bomb blasts during the Sunday rally, BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday assured them all help…

It’s time for India to sit at UNSC high table: Mukerji

By Yoshita Singh UNITED NATIONS, (PNA/PTI) — India’s crucial win in an election to the UN audit body is ample demonstration that it is time for the country to sit…

U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan links aid to BSA: local media

KABUL, (PNA/Xinhua) — The ambassador of United States to Afghanistan, James Cunningham, has linked his country’s assistance to inking security pact known as Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Kabul and…

More than 7M girls in poor countries give birth before 18 each year, UNFPA report

TEHRAN, (PNA/IRNA) — Motherhood in childhood is a huge global problem, especially in developing countries, where every year 7.3 million girls under 18 give birth, according to The State of…