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Death toll in Air Algerie plane crash revised to 116
1 Aug 2014 at 5:35pm
The death toll in the crash of an Air Algerie flight in Mali last week has been revised down to 116 after it was discovered that two people thought to be on the plane were not, officials in Ouagadougou said.
35 injured as trains collide in southern Germany
1 Aug 2014 at 5:30pm
Thirty-five people were injured, four of them seriously, when a passenger train collided with a freight train late Friday near Mannheim station in southern Germany, the operator Deutsche Bahn said.
Obama ready to act alone over border crisis funding
1 Aug 2014 at 2:46pm
"I'm going to have to act alone, because we don't have enough resources," Obama said.
Ten killed in clashes between Azeris, ethnic Armenians
1 Aug 2014 at 11:32am
At least 10 people were killed in skirmishes between Azeri government forces and ethnic Armenian separatists controlling the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh enclave of Azerbaijan, officials from both sides said on Friday.
DMK treasurer Stalin summoned by court in defamation case
1 Aug 2014 at 10:44am
A court here on Friday issued summons to DMK Treasurer M K Stalin to appear before a court on September 9 in a criminal defamation case filed against him by chief minister Jayalalithaa for his remarks while protesting the eviction of his party members from Tamil Nadu assembly on July 22.
14 killed, including 10 soldiers, in east Ukraine clash: Military
1 Aug 2014 at 6:12am
Fourteen people were killed, including at least 10 government soldiers, in fighting overnight close to the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Friday.
Giraffe dies after hitting its head on South African highway overpass
1 Aug 2014 at 4:34am
Those responsible for the death of a giraffe whose head struck a South African highway overpass while it was being transported in a truck will likely be prosecuted under animal protection laws, an official said Friday.
PIL seeks better facilities in Sri Lankan refugee camps in Madurai district
1 Aug 2014 at 4:31am
Madurai-based C Anandaraj filed the PIL seeking a direction to the officials, including state?s health and family welfare principal secretary, refugees rehabilitation commissioner and Madurai collector, to construct adequate toilets with water facilities, drainage, potable drinking water facilities and other basic infrastructure facilities in the Sri Lankan refugees camps at Utchapatti, Thiruvadhavur and Kudalnagar in the district.
SC allows Sahara chief to be moved to make-shift jail in conference room
1 Aug 2014 at 4:09am
The Supreme Court on Friday cleared the deck for shifting Sahara chief Subrata Roy to a make-shift jail in conference hall at the Tihar Jail complex to facilitate him to negotiate the sale of his properties, in India and abroad.
Explosives, 3550 detonators, gelatin sticks seized in Bihar
1 Aug 2014 at 3:01am
Rohtas superintendent of police Chandan Kumar Kushwaha said 1811 gelatin sticks, 3550 detonators and 5 kg ammonium nitrate were seized from Barahiya Bag village.
Katju's allegations: HC to hear plea on September 3
1 Aug 2014 at 2:54am
The Delhi high court on Friday posted for September 3 a plea seeking a CBI probe into accusations made by Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju.
BSF officer dies in accidental fire in Jammu, another injured
1 Aug 2014 at 2:36am
An officer of Border Security Force (BSF) was killed and another officer was injured in an accidental sniper firing in the district on Friday.
Controversial article on Sri Lankan defence website removed after it kicked u...
1 Aug 2014 at 2:14am
The article was on the frequent detentions of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy and Tamil Nadu chief minister J jayalalithaa's letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Fifty kilos of cocaine missing from Paris police headquarters
1 Aug 2014 at 1:27am
French authorities have ordered a probe after more than 50 kilos of seized cocaine worth millions of euros went missing from the Paris police headquarters.
North Korea urges US, South Korea to scrap joint drills
1 Aug 2014 at 12:48am
North Korea on Friday warned the United States and South Korea against going ahead with joint war games this month, calling them a rehearsal for nuclear war.