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       HEADLINES: Tipper driver dies in accident                                              Evidence against Vellapally handed over to VS: Biju Ramesh                                              Sudheeran, M A Shukoor challenges SNDP                                              Beef fest: No action against Deepa                                              No setbacks in bar bribery case: Vinson M Paul                                              Hand chopping incident: It's unacceptable, says Swaraj                                              Kejriwal sacks food minister for corruption                                              Azamgarh youth with ISIS in Iraq wants to return home                                              One shot dead, three wounded in US university 'confrontation'                                              Karun hits ton as Karnataka take 1st innings vs Bengal                                              Pune edge past NorthEast by a solitary goal                                              Sania-Martina enter China Open final                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         One shot dead, three wounded in US university 'confrontation'    
LOS ANGELES: A student armed with a handgun killed a fellow student in a "confrontation" at an Arizona university today that also left three others with multiple gunshot wounds, police said, in the latest shooting at a US college.

         Azamgarh youth with ISIS in Iraq wants to return home    
NEW DELHI: A youth from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, who had joined ISIS to fight in Iraq, wants to return home and has contacted his family to facilitate it.

         Belarusian Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel Prize for Literature    
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich has won the Nobel Prize for Literature "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time," the Swedish Academy said on Thursday in awarding the 8 million crown ($972,000) prize.

         Nepal govt mulls airlifting fuel to ease crisis    
KATHMANDU: Nepal is mulling airlifting fuel either from Bangladesh or Malaysia and may build a petroleum storage plant near its border with China as the fuel crisis deepened due to continued blockade of land trade points with India amid protests over the new Constitution.

         Obama's apology not enough, says Doctors Without Borders    
WASHINGTON: Not-for-profit medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF), whose hospital in northern Afghan city of Kunduz was attacked by US air force and resulted in loss of 22 lives, has said an apology from US President Barack Obama is not enough.

         Obama apologises to MSF chief for Kunduz strike    
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama today apologised and expressed his condolences to the head of medical charity Doctors without Borders (MSF) for the deadly American airstrike on its hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that killed 22 people, including women and children.

         Two people fired in US over racist post on Facebook    
WASHINGTON: At least two people were fired from their jobs in the US after racist comments they made on Facebook went viral, the media reported.

         India has great global power potential: US    
WASHINGTON: With President Barack Obama looking at India as a potential great global power in the 21st century, US wants to deepen its economic, political, and security cooperation with New Delhi.

         Scientists win Nobel chemistry award for work on DNA repair    
STOCKHOLM: Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and US-Turkish scientist Aziz Sancar won the Nobel Prize in chemistry today for "mechanistic studies of DNA repair."

         Obama plans to leave 5,000 troops in Afghanistan: Report    
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama is considering a proposal to keep some 5,000 American troops on the ground in Afghanistan beyond 2016, according to a media report.

         Most Nepalese now unhappy with Modi    
KATHMANDU: Just a year ago when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed 10 agreements with Nepal and launched a bus service between the two countries, his popularity soared and soared. It is a different story now.

         UK hacked routers to monitor Pakistan data: Snowden    
ISLAMABAD: Britain acquired Pakistan's communications data by secretly hacking into routers manufactured by US company Cisco, former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has said.

         Kajita, McDonald win Nobel physics prize    
STOCKHOLM: Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada have won the Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery of neutrino oscillations.

         Russia says it struck 9 IS targets in Syria over past 24 hours    
MOSCOW: Russian military jets carried out strikes on nine Islamic State sites in Syria over the past 24 hours, the defence ministry in Moscow said today.

         Syrian activists: IS group destroys ancient Palmyra arch    
BEIRUT: Syrian activists say Islamic State militants have destroyed a nearly 2,000-year-old arch in the ancient city of Palmyra, the latest victim in the group's campaign to destroy historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.

         Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for parasite therapies    
STOCKHOLM: Irish-born William Campbell, Satoshi Omura of Japan and China's Youyou Tu won the Nobel Medicine Prize Monday for their discoveries of treatments against parasites, the jury said.

         When a 500kg cow fell from sky on a car bonnet    
LONDON: A man driving in France met with a bizzare accident in which a cow fell on his car’s bonnet. The incident happened when he was driving with his stepson through the Pyrenees mountains near Perthus on the border with Spain.

         At least 13 dead in French Riviera floods    
NICE: Flash floods caused by torrential rain along part of the French Riviera killed at least 13 people and left several others missing, officials said on Sunday.

         Malaysia shuts schools as choking smog worsens    
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities Sunday ordered most of the country's schools shut for two days because of possible health risks posed by the thick haze from Indonesian forest fires.

         Pakistan arrests 70 Indian fishermen    
KARACHI: Pakistan has arrested 70 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating its territorial waters off the coast of southern Sindh province, an official said Sunday.

         UN slams inexcusable Afghan hospital air strike that kills 19    
KABUL: A suspected US air strike on a hospital killed 19 people today in the Afghan city of Kunduz, medical charity MSF said, a bombardment that the UN condemned as "inexcusable, and possibly even criminal"

         Nepal turns to UN over 'obstruction' of trade point with India    
KATHMANDU: Nepal has turned to the UN over alleged obstruction of a key border trade point with India that has resulted in acute shortage of essential goods as it appealed to the international community to ensure that land- locked countries' freedom of transit is not curtailed.

         Vatican fires gay priest on eve of synod    
VATICAN: The Vatican today fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families.

         Japanese shot dead in B'desh; 2nd foreigner killed this week    
DHAKA: A 66-year-old Japanese national was today shot dead by motorbike-borne masked assailants in northern Bangladesh, days after an Italian aid worker was killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

         Pakistan apprehends 12 boats, 65 fishermen off Gujarat coast    
AHMEDABAD: Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) today apprehended around 65 fishermen along with their 12 boats off the Gujarat coast, officials of National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) said.

         Kashmir part of unfinished agenda of partition: Pak army chief    
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan army chief Gen Raheel Sharif has termed Kashmir as part of the "unfinished agenda of partition" and said the world community must help resolve the longstanding issue if it wants genuine peace in the region.

         UN fails to address new challenges to peace, security: India    
UNITED NATIONS: Pressing for UN Security Council reforms, India said the world body established 70 years ago appears to have become "ineffective" in addressing the new challenges to international peace and security.

         15-yr-old becomes UK's youngest convicted terrorist    
LONDON: A British teenager who hatched an Islamic State-inspired terror plot to behead police officers at a parade in Australia has been sentenced to life, becoming the youngest convicted terrorist in the UK.

         After shooting, angry Obama blasts U.S. gun politics    
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama angrily said on Thursday America had made a "political choice" to allow mass shootings like the one in Oregon to occur and blasted the National Rifle Association (NRA)lobby group for blocking reform of U.S. gun laws.

         11 killed in US plane crash claimed by Taliban in Afghanistan    
WASHINGTON/KABUL: Eleven people, including six American servicemen, were today killed when a US transport plane was reportedly shot down by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan as the hostility between NATO forces and militants escalated over the control of a key northern Afghan city.

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