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       HEADLINES: Woman hacked to death                                              Youth electrocutes himself                                              Youth dies after falling into well                                              Action if evidence is obtained in bar scam, says Sudheeran                                              Nursing recruitment: CBI arraigns Uthup Varghese as third accused                                              Salman Khurshid acts in 'Kal Ho Na Ho' music video, courtesy German embassy                                              New deadly strikes in Yemen despite rebel demands                                              US should boost Indian Navy's combat power: US think tank                                              Italy arrests suspected bin Laden bodyguards, Peshawar bombers                                              Al Qaeda's Indian branch leader killed by US                                              Daredevils outclass Mumbai                                              Indian motor sports gets government recognition at last                                              Saina ousted from Badminton Asia Championship                                              Struggling Mumbai Indians face Sunrisers Hyderabad in crucial IPL clash                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Al Qaeda's Indian branch leader killed by US    
WASHINGTON: Ahmed Farouq, an American who died in a US counterterrorism airstrike in January, was the deputy emir of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, or AQIS, a new branch of the terror group, according to a media report.

         Italy arrests suspected bin Laden bodyguards, Peshawar bombers    
ROME: Italian police said today they had dismantled a network of Islamist radicals that included two former bodyguards of Osama bin Laden and the suspected authors of one of Pakistan's deadliest terror attacks.

         US should boost Indian Navy's combat power: US think tank    
WASHINGTON: With the US and India agreeing to explore the joint development of India's next-generation aircraft carrier, a leading think tank has suggested US offer India latest technology to help increase Indian Navy's combat power.

         New deadly strikes in Yemen despite rebel demands    
Saudi-led warplanes launched more deadly strikes in Yemen today despite a demand by Iran-backed rebels for a complete halt to the raids as a condition for UN-sponsored peace talks.

         Thousands evacuated after Chile volcano erupts    
SANTIAGO: About 4,000 people were evacuated after the Calbuco volcano in Chile erupted for the first time in more than four decades, a media report said on Thursday.

         Indian beheaded in Saudi for murdering boss    
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia beheaded two people for murder today, one of whom was from India, the interior ministry said. Sajada Ansari, a shepherd, was convicted of robbing his Saudi boss as he slept and beating him to death with a hammer, the ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

         Centre starts online system for long term visa for Pakistanis    
NEW DELHI: The central government on Wednesday rolled out an online system for submission of the long term visa (LTV) applications by Pakistanis and for its processing by various agencies.

         Drone at Japanese PM's residence has Fukushima cesium?    
TOKYO: Japanese authorities are exploring the possibility that radioactive cesium found in a drone that landed on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's residence could be from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Efe news agency reported citing investigators.

         Afghan Taliban announce 'spring offensive' to start April 24    
KABUL: The Afghan Taliban today announced they will launch their annual "spring offensive" from April 24, vowing attacks across the country at a time when US-led foreign forces are pulling back from the frontlines.

         Headley writes memoir in prison on 26/11 attacks    
WASHINGTON: Pakistani-American LeT terrorist David Headley, serving 35 years for his role in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, has written a memoir in prison detailing how Lashkar's "dedication" to the cause of the "liberation of Kashmir" inspired him to join the terror group.

         US keeps 'options' open as warships deploy near Yemen    
WASHINGTON: The US military is keeping its "options" open as its warships track Iranian vessels suspected of carrying weapons for Huthi rebels in Yemen, officials said today.

         Saudi Arabia ends 'Operation Decisive Storm' in Yemen    
RIYADH: The Saudi Arabia-led coalition command announced on Wednesday the end of its military campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen after receiving a message from President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, evoking welcome reactions from several countries.

         Egypt's ousted president Morsi sentenced to 20 years in jail    
CAIRO: Ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was today sentenced to 20 years in jail by an Egyptian court over the killing of protesters while he was in power, the first ruling against the country's first elected leader.

         Pak confers highest civilian award on Chinese president    
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today conferred its top civilian award 'Nishan-e-Pakistan' on Chinese President Xi Jinping for his outstanding contribution in promotion of relationship between the two countries.

         Tsunami warning after 6.6 magnitude quake in Japan    
TOKYO: A tsunami as big as three feet was reportedly forecast to hit islands in Japan's far south today after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Taiwan.

         Chinese Prez Xi set to sign USD 46 bn CPEC deal on Pak visit    
ISLAMABAD: Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive here today on his first official visit to Pakistan where he is expected to sign a landmark agreement for an economic corridor worth USD 46 billion that will stabilise Pakistan's cash-strapped economy and expand the Communist giant's influence in India's neighbourhood.

         Mediterranean boat capsize: UN calls for 'comprehensive' response    
UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called for a "comprehensive and collective" response to ensure "a robust search and rescue capacity in the Mediterranean" after a boat capsize off the Libyan coast is believed to have killed nearly 700 migrants.

         8 people killed at Brazilian soccer team's fan club    
SAO PAULO: Armed men killed eight people in a raid on a Sao Paulo soccer fan club that has close links to a notorious, now-closed prison, Brazilian police said.

         700 feared dead in migrant shipwreck in Mediterranean    
ROME: As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, the Times of Malta reported on Sunday.

         33 killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing    
JALALABAD: A suicide bomber killed at least 33 people and wounded 100 others in an attack today outside a bank in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to officials.

         Terror arrests in Australia over planned ANZAC Day attack    
SYDNEY: Five men were arrested in Australia today with two of them allegedly planning a terrorist attack on a ceremony commemorating ANZAC soldiers who have fought and died for their country.

         Saeed admits Pak army hand-in-glove with JuD in waging jihad in Kashmir    
ISLAMABAD: The chief of banned terror outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa's (JuD) Hafiz Saeed has said that his organization supports the "Pakistani army in their effort to help the people of Kashmir who do not have freedom".

         Islamic State's Pakistan chief killed while planting bomb    
PESHAWAR: Islamic State's Pakistan chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was killed when a roadside bomb he was planting went off in the country's restive northwest tribal region, according to a media report.

         WikiLeaks creates online archive of hacked Sony documents    
NEW YORK: Sony's hacking problems aren't over yet. Whistleblower site WikiLeaks has put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment into a searchable online archive. It's the latest blow for the entertainment and technology company struggling to get past the attack, which the company estimates caused millions in damage.

         'Indonesian plane in emergency landing after bomb threat'    
JAKARTA: A passenger plane in Indonesia was forced to make an emergency landing today after air traffic control received a bomb threat, an official said.

         Pak SC orders KP govt to get Hindu temple restored    
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to get a Hindu temple restored and reconstructed after it was 'dismantled' in 1997 and later occupied by a cleric.

         Indian-American arrested for accepting $280,000 in kickbacks    
NEW YORK: A 51-year-old Indian-American man has been arrested in the US for allegedly accepting over USD 280,000 in kickbacks for hiring of IT contractors at a transportation authority division in Chicago.

         Harper returns 900-yr-old Khajuraho temple sculpture to Modi    
OTTAWA: A 900-year-old piece of sculpture from Khajuraho temple, which had somehow reached Canada, was returned by Prime Minister Stephen Harper when his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi met him here.

         India backs deployment of women peacekeepers in UN missions    
UNITED NATIONS: Asserting that having women at top positions in UN peace operations is essential, India has voiced support for deploying more women peacekeepers and offered to increase its contribution to peace missions.

         10,000 Indo-Canadians throng Modi's 'rockstar' show    
TORONTO: Just as the organizers had advertised, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public interaction with the Indian diaspora at Ricoh Coliseum here on Wednesday had all the trappings of a rockstar concert as Bollywood singer Sukhwinder Singh, Shiamak Davar troupe and other groups set the tone for the evening.

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