The New Indian Express - World - RSS Feed from The New Indian Express en Copyright 2012 The New Indian Express. All rights reserved. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:10:20 +0530 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:26:22 +0530 World Former LTTE Militants To Contest Polls As 'Crusaders For Democracy' Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:26:18 +0530 UK School Bans 'Distracting' Skirts A school headmistress has banned skirts at a secondary school in the UK's West Midlands region to prevent male teachers and pupils getting "distracted". Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:22:52 +0530 Uber Suspends Low-Cost Service in France Amid Legal Pressure Uber is suspending its low-cost ride- hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:14:44 +0530 Major Quake in China Claims Three Lives Three people were killed and 43 others injured in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that rocked northwest China's Xinjiang region on Friday, media reported. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:03:00 +0530 Sikh Samaritan Awarded who Removed Turban to Help Wounded Boy 22-year-old 'Sikh samaritan' in New Zealand was given a top police award for his act of "outstanding compassion and empathy". Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:00:22 +0530 Malaysia Likely to Decide Fate of Vivekananda Ashram Next Week Malaysia is likely to decide the fate of a century-old Vivekananda Ashram as a "national heritage" building next week. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:57:57 +0530 Malaysia PM Slams Graft Allegations as 'Political Sabotage' Najib Razak rejected as "political sabotage" allegations that nearly USD 700 million were transferred from a government -owned fund to his personal accounts. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:55:15 +0530 Computer System can Detect Sarcasm and Irony in Text Messages A new computerised learning system spots emotional sentiments, such as sarcasm and irony, in text messages and emails. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:54:08 +0530 Indian Man Held in Largest Drug Bust in Malaysian Capital Malaysian police have arrested a 36-year-old Indian national near and seized 19 tonnes of white powder, believed to be ketamine. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:50:19 +0530 IAEA Chief Says 'More Work Needed' With Iran After Visit The head of the UN's atomic watchdog said Friday he had developed a "better understanding" with Iran on how to resolve a key sticking point in talks on an historic nuclear deal Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:40:43 +0530 France Rejects Asylum Request From WikiLeaks' Assange French government rejected an asylum request from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange saying he did not face "immediate danger". Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:04:48 +0530 Sirisena Backtracks, Gives Election Ticket To Rajapaksa Sirisena backtracked from his earlier stand and agreed to give an UPFA  ticket to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to fight the Lankan parliamentary elections. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:54:47 +0530 Top Tunisian Jihadist Killed by US Strike in Libya Says Report A top Tunisian jihadist and associate of late Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by a US airstrike in Libya last month. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:47:22 +0530 Strong Quake Kills 6, Damages 3,000 Houses in China's Xinjiang A powerful earthquake of 6.5 magnitude flattened about 3,000 houses and buildings in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:44:59 +0530 Imran Khan Slams Punjab Government Over Arrest of his Nephews PTI chief Imran Khan has lashed out at the Punjab Government over the recent arrest of two of his nephews and alleged that the incident was arranged. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:41:27 +0530 Chemical Plant Explosion Kills Four in South Korea At least four people have been killed in a blast at a chemical plant in South Korea. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:51:02 +0530 MH17: Malaysia Demands Formation of International Tribunal to Bring Perpetrators to Book Malaysia has urged the formation of an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of bringing down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in July last year. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:47:12 +0530 Selfie With Grandfather's Body Draws Social Media Outrage A bizarre selfie by a teenager in Saudi Arabia with the body of his dead grandfather has caused outrage on the social media. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:42:43 +0530 ISIS Photos Show Militants Reducing Palmyra’s Rare Artefacts to Dust’s-Rare-Artefacts-to-Dust/2015/07/03/article2900361.ece ISIS has reportedly released photos showing its militants destroying what are understood to be looted artefacts from the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:13:43 +0530’s-Rare-Artefacts-to-Dust/2015/07/03/article2900361.ece Syrian Rebels Launch 'Massive Offensive' to Take Over Aleppo Syrian rebels, led by Islamist groups, have reportedly launched a massive offensive to take over the northern city of Aleppo, a rights watch group said. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0530 Chinese Man's 'Pet Dogs' Turn Out to be Bears A Chinese man has discovered that the two "pet dogs" he has been taking care of for two years are actually Asian black bears. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:57:42 +0530 Afghanistan Summons Pakistan’s Envoy Over Recent Cross-border Shelling’s-Envoy-Over-Recent-Cross-border-Shelling/2015/07/03/article2900337.ece Afghanistan has reportedly summoned Pakistan’s ambassador in Kabul, Abrar Hussain, to register formal protest against a recent cross-border firing. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:54:27 +0530’s-Envoy-Over-Recent-Cross-border-Shelling/2015/07/03/article2900337.ece Emails Reveal Cherie Blair Lobbied Hillary Clinton to Meet Qatari Royal Cherie Blair repeatedly lobbied Hillary Clinton for a meeting with an influential member of the Qatari royal family, emails reveal. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:51:24 +0530 17-year-old Palestinian Killed by Israeli Soldiers A 17-year-old Palestinian youth was shot dead by Israeli soldiers stationed at an army roadblock Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:04:34 +0530 30 Afghan Police Personnel Killed in Taliban Attacks At least 30 Afghan police personnel have been killed in heavy clashes that broke out between Taliban militants and security forces . Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:59:44 +0530 Myanmar Designates Constituencies for 2015 General Elections Three-thirty constituencies are set for elections to the House of Representatives. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:29:53 +0530 Four Arrested in Australia Over Banking Fraud Racket Authorities have arrested four members of an alleged fraud syndicate involving a Philippines call centre for stealing the banking details. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:12:47 +0530 Sikh Who Removed Turban to Help Wounded Boy Felicitated in New Zealand Harman Singh received a certificate of appreciation from the Counties Manukau District Commander for his bravery. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:48:03 +0530 4 Indian-Americans Honoured With Great Immigrants Award Four Indian-Americans among distinguished personalities honoured with this year's prestigious "Great Immigrants: The Pride of America" award. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:19:51 +0530 No Intention to Surround India in 'String of Pearl' Bases: China It's not possible for China to surround India in a 'string of pearls' bases says a top PLA naval official. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:56:08 +0530 Shark Bites Surfer's Board a Day After Attack in Australia A shark bit a terrified surfer's board on Friday near the Australian coastal town where another surfer was mauled a day earlier. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:11:54 +0530 Russian Supply Ship Launched to International Space Station The ISS crew is anxiously awaiting supplies after the successive failures of two previous supply missions. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:57:08 +0530 Boko Haram Kills 150 in Nigeria At least 150 people have been killed in an attack believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram militants. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:45:09 +0530 Hispanic Leaders Say Republican Party Must Condemn Trump Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:16:46 +0530 Bobby Jindal Falls in Line on Same-sex Marriage The Republican presidential candidate had held off on abiding by the top court's ruling until a lower federal court ordered the state to do so. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:09:16 +0530 UN Declines Comment on Amnesty Report Over Kashmir The report based on 58 case studies of alleged excesses by the armed forces in the state has called for a repeal of AFSPA. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:59:25 +0530 Nurse Infected With MERS Virus in South Korea The nurse at the Samsung Medical Centre became the 184th patient as she contracted the virus while treating patients at an isolated hospital ward. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:55:23 +0530 Germany Calls in US Envoy Over Spying Partly in collaboration with British secret services, the NSA reportedly targeted 69 phone numbers of the German government. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:51:00 +0530 US Drone Strike Kills IS leader Tariq bin Tahar al-'Awni al-Harzi, a Tunisian, and another fighter with him were killed by a US drone strike. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:46:27 +0530 Reduction in Indo-Pak Tension Suites all Parties: US The US has said that a reduction in tension between India and Pakistan suites all parties. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:39:54 +0530 Yahoo Tests Using Google Search Skills The search partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo took effect in 2010 and was supposed to last 10 years. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:34:44 +0530 US Announces First Death From Measles in 12 Years Officials said she did not show common measles symptoms so the infection was not discovered until after her death. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:28:30 +0530 French Mother Gets 9 Years in Prison for Killing 8 Newborns Cottrez' obesity hid the pregnancies, which apparently went unnoticed by her husband. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:17:01 +0530 China Says 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Far Western Region of Xinjiang There have been no immediate reports of casualties. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:29:30 +0530 ISIL Begins the Destruction of Treasures of Palmyra The jihadists have destroyed cultural treasures across the Middle East and North Africa, often describing the sites as idolatrous. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:25:21 +0530 British MPs Prepare to Vote on ISIL Air Strikes in Syria The Conservatives are preparing to put the issue to a vote despite a backlash from some Tory backbenchers. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:17:10 +0530 Greece on 'War Footing' as Cash Runs Out and Industry Starts to Shut Down Business leaders have been locked in talks with the Bank of Greece, pleading for the immediate release of emergency liquidity funds. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:14:34 +0530 Italian Minister Begins Hunger Strike in Support of Gay Marriage Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:08:12 +0530 Grace Mugabe Positions Herself to Succeed her Frail, Despotic Husband Opening a housing scheme, Mrs Mugabe told thousands of people that she was holding regular meetings with the two vice-presidents. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:59:49 +0530 Irish Singer and Television Performer Val Doonican Died Doonican distinguished himself from other performers at that time by sporting a range of knitwear. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:49:27 +0530 French Mother Gets 9 Years in Prison for Killing 8 Newborns For more than four years, Cottrez convinced police investigators that she had been raped by her father as a child and was involved with him in a long, incestuous relationship. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:55:44 +0530 Suspected Trafficker Held as Over 1,500 Migrants Arrive in Italy Mamdouo Lo is the 67th alleged human trafficker to be arrested by Italian police this year. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:24:29 +0530 Around 100 Killed in 'Boko Haram' Attack in NE Nigeria Suspected Boko Haram militants killed close to 100 people in attacks on homes and mosques in a northeastern Nigerian village. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:50:32 +0530 Solar Impulse Beats New Record, but Pilot 'Tired' By 1630 GMT Thursday Solar Impulse 2 had traveled 84 percent of the way to the tropical US state, having flown 6,921 kilometers with 1250 km more to go, according to the project. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:47:24 +0530 Robot Kills Man at Volkswagen Plant in Germany Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:46:25 +0530 450 Kg South African Finally Hospitalised After 10 Rejections With a system of sheets and ropes, relatives and neighbours helped move the 60-year-old Corrie Le Grange from his home in Edenvale, east of Johannesburg, into a van parked outside his front door. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:38:59 +0530 Moroccan Woman 'Marries' Dead Man to Collect Inheritance A Moroccan woman is being tried in Kenitra city, about 40 km north of Rabat, for getting married to a deceased man to inherit his fortune. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:37:00 +0530 Military Kills 23 Militants in Egypt Early today, the army launched air strikes on militant headquarters in North Sinai cities, killing 23 fighters, raising the number of militants killed to 123. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:34:46 +0530 Attack on UN Convoy in North Mali Kills 6 Workers, Wounds 5 Six U.N. peacekeepers were killed and five wounded in an attack on their convoy in northern Mali, the U.N. said Thursday. All of the victims were from Burkina Faso. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:15:06 +0530 Saudi King Censors TV Host, Pro-Brotherhood Scholar Sabq news website reported Thursday that the king also banned talk show host Abdullah al-Modifer and his guest Mohsen al-Awaji from appearing in the media. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:13:03 +0530 Maldives Upset Over Commonwealth Move to Discuss Nasheed Dunya Maumoon said that her country will "seriously consider its membership at the Commonwealth if the organisation continues to treat it on a selective basis and unfairly, in violation of the Commonwealth's own rules". Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:57:29 +0530 French Victim of Love Scam Gets 10,000 euros from Nigerian Agency Nigeria's anti-graft agency said today it had returned 10,000 euros to a French man who thought he met a beautiful Nigerian woman online willing to move to France... only to find out it was a scam. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:38:51 +0530 At Least 38 Dead as Philippine Ferry Capsizes Up to 33 people are missing after the 33-tonne, wooden-hulled Kim Nirvana tipped over shortly after setting sail from Ormoc city at midday, the coast guard said. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:20:51 +0530 Pakistan Army Officers Among 17 Dead in Rail Mishap, Sabotage Feared At least 17 people, including senior officers of Pakistan Army, were killed on Thursday when four bogies of a special train carrying troops fell into a canal in Punjab. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:53:03 +0530 Taliban Kill 7 Policemen in Attack in Central Afghanistan An Afghan official says a Taliban attack on members of the local police force in a central province in Afghanistan has killed seven policemen. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:43:06 +0530 Sirisena Denies Election Ticket to Rajapaksa: Sources Leading Lankan news websites had earlier reported quoting informed sources that Sirisena has denied nomination to Rajapaksa. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:13:37 +0530 Pakistan Destroys 160 Kg Of Meat Imported From India Around 160 kilogrammes of liver meat imported from India were destroyed by authorities in Pakistan's Peshawar city today, saying the product was substandard. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:48:31 +0530 Italy Minister on Hunger Strike for Gay Civil Unions A junior minister in the Italian government has gone on hunger strike in a protest aimed at speeding up moves to introduce civil unions for gay couples. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:44:58 +0530 Saudi Opens First Privatised Airport for Pilgrims Saudi Arabia today officially opens a billion-dollar aviation gateway aimed at Muslim pilgrims, in the kingdom's first airport privatisation. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:38:11 +0530 UNHRC Adopts Resolution Regulating Civilian use of Firearms The UN adopted a draft resolution here today which calls for regulating the acquisition and use of firearms by civilians to protect human rights. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:35:07 +0530 12 Killed as Army Train Falls Into Canal in Pakistan At least 12 people were killed, over 100 others injured and at least four people went missing when four coaches of an army train fell into a canal while crossing a bridge in Pakistan. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:25:23 +0530 Japanese Scientists try to Grow Human Organs in Pigs The first step is to introduce human iPS cells engineered to grow pancreatic tissue, for example, in a pig embryo that was modified to lack the corresponding organ, in this case, a pancreas. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:53:01 +0530 In a new Strategy, US to Deepen Security Ties With India The strategy provides the blueprint for how the military will use its forces to protect and advance US national and security interests. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:49:26 +0530 71 Journalists Killed in First Half of 2015: Report A total of 71 journalists were killed from January to June of 2015 in 24 countries, a 7 percent increase over the same period last year. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:47:00 +0530 Egyptian Army Kills 23 Militants in North Sinai The airstrikes were conducted in the early hours of Thursday, one day after clashes between the security forces and militants, the sources told Xinhua news agency on condition of anonymity. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:38:05 +0530 Wikileaks Exposes US Spying of ECB, German Ministries The Wikileaks documents indicated that wiretapping on the German federal ministry for economic affairs and energy and the German federal ministry of food and agriculture had been going on since the 1990s. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:31:25 +0530 Turkey Restricts Facebook in Schools The changes, put forward by the Education Ministry, took effect after being published in the Official Gazette on July 1. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:26:02 +0530 Nepal Minister Resigns Over 'Indecent' Photos Hugging Women Nepal's agriculture minister today quit following social media criticism after videos and images of him attempting to hug women. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:18:34 +0530 'Jesus Lizard' Walked on Water 48 Million Years Ago Modern relatives of the Jesus lizard live in an area stretching from central Mexico to northern Colombia. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:09:22 +0530 Thai Navy to Buy 3 Chinese Submarines Thai navy will buy three submarines from China in a government-to-government contract worth 36 billion baht. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:02:31 +0530 Pilot Shut Off Engine Before TransAsia Flight Crash, Report Says Flight GE235 clipped a bridge and plunged into a river shortly after take-off from Taipei's Songshan airport in February with 53 passengers and five crew on board. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:01:07 +0530 Iran Ready to Resolve Remaining Technical N-issues: Official Iran is prepared to resolve in close cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:26:13 +0530 Afghan Foreign Ministry Summons Pakistan Envoy, Lodges Protest The Afghan official also called upon the Pakistani government to take immediate step for halting such provocative actions. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:16:49 +0530 South Sudan Rebels Attack UN Base in Possible "War Crime": UN Over 142,000 civilians are sheltering in UN bases across the country, and have been attacked previously by warring forces. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:14:46 +0530 Two Tremors Felt in Nepal A magnitude 5 aftershock was recorded at 7.41 am with epicentre at Sindhupalchowk district, 75 km east of Kathmandu. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:01:53 +0530 'Aggressive' China, Russia Pose 'Serious Security Concerns', Says US Military Report It noted that Russia had 'repeatedly' demonstrated that it lacked a sense of respect for its neighbours' sovereignty and was willing to use force to achieve its goals. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:58:40 +0530 BBC Says to Cut More Than 1,000 Jobs as Viewers Trade TVs for Internet Every UK household with a television has to pay 145.50 pounds a year to the BBC, a public service broadcaster. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:27:06 +0530 Dog Feeds on Dead Owner's Leg The report said that the man's solitary death went unmissed and unmourned for up to a month. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:25:15 +0530 NASA Unveils First Plane to Fly on Mars NASA has unveiled a boomerang-shaped aircraft that could be the first to take flight on Mars. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:02:50 +0530 Women Face Sexual Abuse Even During Childbirth: WHO Among the obstacles likely to prevent further increase in the proportion of women delivering in a health facility is women's fear of mistreatment during delivery. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:56:13 +0530 Tunisia: 12 People Detained in Hotel Attack Probe The Tunisian government is holding a news conference in the capital Tunis about the investigation. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:31:16 +0530 Afghan Court Cancels Death Sentences in Mob Killing of Woman The brutal killing led to calls for judicial reform and stronger protection for women from violence. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:13:23 +0530 Syrian Forces Kill 15 Rebels in Provincial Showdown At least 50 vehicles fitted with machine guns were also destroyed during the operation. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:08:08 +0530 Obama Discusses Greek Economic Crisis With Italian PM The US and Italy have agreed on the need for "reform and financing" to address the Greek economic crisis. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:03:52 +0530 Facebook's New Logo Isn't New, Only Tweaked a bit This latest logo refresh could easily be seen as the next step in Facebook's efforts to prune its visual identity. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:58:18 +0530 Rosetta Spacecraft Spots Sinkholes on Comet 67P The spacecraft first began orbiting the comet in August 2014. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:45:17 +0530 Aliens May Exist and Look Just Like Humans: UK Scientist the chances of alien life evolving elsewhere in the universe are "pretty high" says an expert. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:30:49 +0530 At Least 33 Dead After Philippine Ferry Capsizes: Government At least seven rescue boats picked dozens of survivors who clung to the overturned hull of the Kim Nirvana. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:24:36 +0530 Bangladesh Nabs Two Top Al Qaeda-Affiliate's Leaders Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has nabbed the country's chief of an Al Qaeda affiliate and his top advisor and 10 other Islamist radicals, an RAB spokesperson said. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:06:34 +0530 China Gay Couple Holds Informal Marriage to Push for Union 'Everyone in China was then celebrating it, but that's a U.S. law. What use does it have in China?' Li said. 'We think we should do something about it.' Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:00:43 +0530