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  • Twenty injured in Hong Kong ferry crash June 13, 2014

    Hong Kong: Twenty people were injured when a Hong Kong ferry crashed into a seawall off the coast of the gambling enclave of Macau on Friday, officials said, the latest accident to hit the cities' busy waterways. The crash happened when the Macaubound ferry reported to be a jetfoil boat...
  • Mandela is a personal hero, his legacy will stay: Obama June 28, 2013

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela's health has "improved" overnight but he is still in critical condition and on life support. US President Barack Obama began his week long visit to South Africa in Senegal where he told the press that Mandela was a personal hero of his and also...
  • Nelson Mandela on life support system, SA remains on the edge June 26, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa's ailing peace icon Nelson Mandela has been put on a lifesupport system following deterioration of his health, three weeks after the 94yearold antiapartheid leader was hospitalised with a recurring lung infection. "Mandela is on life support in the Pretoria Heart Clinic where he has been fighting a...
  • World View looks ahead at global events that may define 2013 January 5, 2013

    Hello, greetings for the New Year and welcome to a whole new season of WORLD VIEW. Tonight we have a big guest on the show India's External Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid, will kick off this season and tell us just where India's foreign policy is headed this year. Also...
  • What will be the biggest world stories in 2013? January 5, 2013

    Hello, greetings for the New Year and welcome to a whole new season of WORLD VIEW. Tonight we have a big guest on the show India's External Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid, will kick off this season and tell us just where India's foreign policy is headed this year. Also...
  • Sons kill mother's boyfriend for trying to rape sister December 26, 2012

    Montevideo: Two Uruguayan teenagers beat and stabbed to death their mother's 33yearold boyfriend when he tried to rape their sister, police said. The incident took place over the weekend in Toledo, a city in Canelones province, the second mostimportant in Uruguay and some 25 km from Montevideo. The victim, identified by...
  • Investors eyeing BRIC countries in 2013 December 21, 2012

    London: With a whiff of global recovery in the air and central bank liquidity abundant, investors in 2013 are packing their bags for China, fellow 'BRICs' Brazil and Russia, longdormant Japan and even some Mediterranean sun. Of course, seeking consensus on the top country destinations for the year ahead is...
  • Higgs boson discovery biggest scientific breakthrough of 2012 December 21, 2012

    London: The capture of the most wanted subatomic particle in physics Higgs boson has topped the chart of the year's ten biggest scientific breakthroughs. Scientists had been chasing the Higgs boson, nicknamed the 'God particle' for more than four decades. In July the team from the European nuclear research...
  • Russian President opposes headscarves in schools December 21, 2012

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken out against the wearing of hijabs at schools in the country, and said the practice runs counter to Russian traditions. "Why should we adopt outside traditions?" Putin said during a marathon questionanswer session with Russian and foreign reporters. A test case of Russia's...
  • South Korea: President Park talks tough after poll win December 20, 2012

    Seoul: South Korea's Presidentelect, Park Geunhye, used her first major speech on Thursday to warn of the risks posed by a hostile North Korea and also fired a political shot across the bows of Japan's incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Speaking after a visit to the country's national cemetery, which...
  • Nelson Mandela is recovering, but to stay in hospital December 20, 2012

    Johannesbur: Nelson Mandela, South Africa's 94yearold former president, is "looking much better" after being treated for a lung infection and gallstones, but will remain in hospital for the time being, the government said on Tuesday. The country's first black president was admitted to a Pretoria hospital on December 8 after...
  • Romanian PM and President pledge no insults December 19, 2012

    Bucharest (Romania): Two of Romania's top leaders have agreed to set aside their bitter rivalry for the good of the country and stop insulting each other, the prime minister said Wednesday. Victor Ponta said that he and President Traian Basescu signed an agreement to cooperate last week after Ponta's centerleft alliance...
  • ExIsraeli military chief and minister dies at 68 December 19, 2012

    Jerusalem: Amnon LipkinShahak, a former Israeli military chief who later became a Cabinet minister, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 68. Revered in Israel as the ultimate "officer and gentlemen," LipkinShahak was a daring commando, admired general and moderate peace negotiator. Even while still serving in uniform,...
  • BBC apologises for broadcasting paid documentaries February 13, 2012

    London: The BBC has apologised for broadcasting documentaries made by a TV company that was paid millions of pounds by clients. The group issued an apology to 74 million BBC World News viewers around the world for breaking "rules aimed at protecting our editorial integrity", the Daily Mail reported. A Londonbased...
  • US offers aid to Myanmar; Haqqani banned from leaving Pak December 2, 2011

    Hillary Clinton offers US aid to Myanmar if signs of reform were visible. Meanwhile the Pakistani Supreme Court has banned former ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani from leaving the country until the investigation into the case is completed. ...