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Snow falls as an excited crowd breaks through the Wall and people tearfully embrace loved ones after decades of living apart.
The scene recalled here happened not in the current German capital, an enduring symbol of Cold War division, but in the ...
 
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MONROVIA: Global aid agency Doctors Without Borders urged caution on Thursday over claims of a slowdown in infections in Ebola-hit Liberia, saying the apparent drop could be due to poor management of the sick.
The warning follows an announcement ...
 
 

OUAGADOUGOU: Angry demonstrators in Burkina Faso went on the rampage on Thursday in protest at plans to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year rule, setting parliament on fire and wreaking havoc across the capital.
Crowds of ...
 
 

HONG KONG: China has often accused “foreign forces” of trying to destabilise free-wheeling Hong Kong during the current pro-democracy protests, with a garrulous expat American emerging as a key target of attack.
Mark Simon, the right-hand man ...
 
 

JUBA: Heavy fighting in South Sudan’s key northern oil town of Bentiu raged on Thursday, aid workers said, as fears of a renewed offensive raised warnings of an escalating humanitarian catastrophe.
The fighting marks an end to a brief lull in ...
 
 

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan court sentenced five Indians and three locals to death on Thursday after finding them guilty of smuggling drugs onto the island while claiming to be fishermen.
Colombo High Court judge Preethi Surasena convicted all eight ...
 
 

LUKOVE, Ukraine: As winter approaches in Ukraine’s eastern countryside, pro-Russian rebels and Kiev forces eye each other uneasily across a ragged frontline. Despite signing a truce, both seem to be digging in for the long haul.
“We are ...
 
 

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka: Heavy rains disrupted a massive search on Thursday for scores of people feared buried in a landslide on a Sri Lankan tea estate, further dimming prospects of finding anyone alive.
Hundreds of troops suspended their work as ...
 
 

WASHINGTON: Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel has castigated the US strategy in Syria in a memo to the White House, saying Washington must explain its intentions toward President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
The memo was sent last week to President Barack ...
 
 

STOCKHOLM: Sweden on Thursday officially recognised the state of Palestine, becoming the first western EU member to do so, in a move the Palestinians hailed as “historic” and Israel denounced as “deplorable”.
“Today the government takes the ...
 
 

NEW YORK: Eating diets rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, poultry and fish combined with physical activity and keeping your blood pressure under control can lower risk of a first-time stroke, research shows.
“We have ...
 
 

When Indira Gandhi was gunned down by her bodyguards on October 31, 1984, the instant elevation of her son Rajiv to the post of prime minister appeared to confirm her family’s status as India’s natural-born rulers.
But three decades on from the ...
 
 

ANKARA: Iran has foiled an attempt to sabotage tanks used for transporting heavy water, which is needed to run some nuclear reactors, and blames a “foreign country” for the incident, a senior official was quoted by local media as saying.
The ...
 
 

NEW YORK: A video that shows a woman being pestered by men on the streets of New York has gone viral, sparking renewed debate about harassment endured by women and minority groups.
The two-minute video shows actress Shoshana B. Roberts walking ...
 
 

NEW YORK: Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend stepped out of their home Thursday morning and rode away on bicycles, followed by state police who were monitoring her movements.
A nurse who vowed to defy Maine’s voluntary quarantine for health care ...
 
 

AHMEDABAD: A 17-feet-long crocodile caught a youth by his leg and killed him while he was crossing the Vishwamitri River passing through Vadodara city in central Gujarat on Tuesday.
Firemen who took two hours to locate the body said the youth ...
 
 

MANAMA: Kuwaiti author Mai Al Nakib has won the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s 2014 First Book Award.
Her book, The Hidden Light of Objects, is a collection of short stories that explore the private struggles of adolescence, marriage ...
 
 

OTTAWA: Reports of anti-Muslim harassment have risen in Canada after attacks last week in which two soldiers were killed by people authorities say were inspired by militant group Islamic State.
The National Council of Canadian Muslims said it ...
 
 

ABU DHABI: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra put forward a proposal that few men could resist. Woo her hand in marriage, Bollywood style.
Make it grand and make it dramatic, said the Desi Girl on Wednesday at the Magic of Bollywood night, an ...
 
 

CAIRO: An Egyptian court has jailed a retired general for claiming the nation’s spies deliberately fed now-deposed Islamist president Mohammed Mursi false intelligence because he was a “traitor,” state media reported on Thursday.
Tharwat Guda, a ...
 
 

BEIJING: Eighty percent of Chinese government websites have been attacked by hackers, with most of the assaults launched from the United States, a top Chinese Internet regulator said on Thursday.
Lu Wei, head of the State Internet Information ...