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Zambia in mourning for president as US urges peaceful transition
29 Oct 2014 at 8:57pm
Zambia holds a second day of mourning Thursday for president Michael Sata, who died in a London hospital, as his deputy Guy Scott becomes, pending elections, Africa's first white leader since South Africa's apartheid era.
Parents who force their kids to wear burqa should be jailed: Australian senator
29 Oct 2014 at 5:09pm
Anyone who forces a child to wear a burqa in public could be jailed for up to a year and fined $68,000 (£37,000) under a draft law in Australia.
Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet, dies
29 Oct 2014 at 4:50pm
Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, has died at age 87.
WhatsApp founders own nearly $9 billion in Facebook stock
29 Oct 2014 at 4:30pm
WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton received 116 million shares of Facebook stock currently worth nearly $9 billion when they sold their mobile messaging service to the social networking leader earlier this month.
French soldier killed during clash with Islamist militants in Mali
29 Oct 2014 at 2:42pm
France said on Wednesday a French soldier was killed during a fierce clash between its forces and Islamist militants in northern Mali earlier in the day.
France ready to deliver controversial warships, Russian minister says
29 Oct 2014 at 1:33pm
Russia says it has received an invitation to take delivery of the first of two French warships, an arms deal that was cast into doubt by tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine that led the United States and Europe to impose sanctions on Moscow.
Chuck Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for US troops
29 Oct 2014 at 11:32am
The US military has nearly 1,000 troops in Liberia and just over 100 in Senegal supporting efforts to combat the virus.
Muharram: Young cleric from Lucknow enlightens pious crowd in Chennai with se...
29 Oct 2014 at 9:08am
The cleric, Maulana Bilal Kazmi, has been delivering sermons and singing ghazals since the start of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar.
Cyclone Nilopher to bring heavy rains in three districts of western Rajasthan...
29 Oct 2014 at 8:20am
The countdown for cyclone Nilofar in Naliya (Gujarat) which will also bring rains in western Rajasthan has began on Wednesday.
Tata Teleservices's Sunil Batra elected new AUSPI president
29 Oct 2014 at 7:05am
Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India (AUSPI), the grouping for CDMA mobile players, has elected Sunil Batra from Tata Teleservices as its president.
Kolhapur MLC may succeed Fadnavis as Maharashtra BJP chief
29 Oct 2014 at 6:11am
BJP MLC from Kolhapur Chandrakant Patil is tipped to replace Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra BJP president after he assumes chief ministership on October 31.
Dan Brown says he's excited about his India visit
29 Oct 2014 at 5:55am
Celebrated author Dan Brown, who will deliver this year's Penguin Annual Lecture here and in Mumbai next month, says he is excited about his India visit.
Around 100,000 Hungarians rally for democracy as internet tax hits nerve
28 Oct 2014 at 10:00pm
About 100,000 Hungarians rallied on Tuesday night to protest at a planned tax on data traffic and the broader course of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government they saw as undermining democracy and relations with European Union peers.
Thousands mourn Canada soldier killed in Ottawa attack
28 Oct 2014 at 2:18pm
Thousands of mourners lined the streets of the Canadian city of Hamilton on Tuesday for the funeral procession of a soldier killed last week in an attack in the nation's capital.
Democrats claw back in some key US Senate races: Polls
28 Oct 2014 at 12:52pm
In the sprint to next Tuesday's US midterm elections, new polls show some besieged Democrats holding their own, complicating the narrative that Republicans are on track to seize the Senate majority.