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       HEADLINES: Student attempts suicide at St Theresa’s hostel                                              Mahila Mandiram inmate commits suicide                                              Western Ghats: Gadgil Report too under consideration, says Centre                                              Child trafficking: HC orders suo motu registration of FIR                                              Manoj murder: CBI to visit Thalassery                                              Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor admitted to hospital                                              Don’t let down Modi: Shiv Sena to Muslims                                              Railgate: Ex-Railway Minister Bansal appears as witness                                              Probing Chidambaram's role in Aircel-Maxis deal: CBI to court                                              Amit Shah calls Uddhav on seat sharing in Maharashtra                                              NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year                                              Pakistan appoints new ISI chief, 5 army commanders                                              IS leader urges members to attack Australians                                              Citizens' freedom might be restricted for security: Australian PM                                              US releases graphic video mocking ISIS                                              Indian women win 25m team pistol bronze in Asiad                                              Deepika Pallikal settles for bronze in Asiad                                              Ghosal 1st Indian to make Asiad final, Pallikal gets bronze                                              Abhinav Bindra announces retirement                                              Kaumudi Facebook
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         3 Indian-origin leaders elected to New Zealand's Parliament    
 
 
MELBOURNE: Three Indian-origin politicians, including a woman, have been elected to New Zealand's Parliament in the just-concluded general elections.

 
         US releases graphic video mocking ISIS    
 
 
WASHINGTON: The US has released a graphic mock Islamic State recruitment video showing executions, crucifixions, suicide bombings and decapitated bodies to dissuade would be American jihadists from joining the dreaded terrorist outfit.

 
         Citizens' freedom might be restricted for security: Australian PM    
 
 
CANBERRA: The Australian government is set to introduce counter-terrorism laws to crack down on Australians fighting for militant or terrorist groups, media reported. Australians have been warned that their freedom might have to be restricted for the sake of national security, the Canberra Times reported Monday.

 
         IS leader urges members to attack Australians    
 
CANBERRA: The Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group has urged its cadres to attack civilians of the West, including Australia, media reported Monday.

 
         Pakistan appoints new ISI chief, 5 army commanders    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar was Monday appointed the new chief of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence in commander-level promotions announced Monday in the country's powerful army.

 
         NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year    
 
 
NEW DELHI: NASA's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. The robotic explorer fired its brakes and successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet, officials confirmed.

 
         Four killed in bomb blast near Egypt foreign ministry    
 
CAIRO: A bomb blast killed two Egyptian police officers and two civilians near the foreign ministry in central Cairo on Sunday, a security official said. State television reported that a police officer and a conscript were killed in the blast in the crowded area on the Nile River which houses the foreign ministry and state television headquarters.

 
         ‘Cape Fear’ actress Polly Bergen dies at 84    
 
 
LOS ANGELES: Actress Poplly Bergen, best known for her role in 1962 film ‘Cape Fear’, has died at her home in Southbury, Connecticut. She was 84.

 
         Former Nepal king Gyanendra Shah hospitalized    
 
 
KATHMANDU: Former Nepal king Gyanendra Shah was hospitalised after he had a heart attack on Saturday evening. Shah was admitted to Norvic International Hospital in the Capital at around 9.30 pm, doctors said.

 
         PPP to get entire Kashmir from India: Bilawal    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the 'Gen-Next' politician of Pakistan, has said that his Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would get back entire Kashmir from India.

 
         IS uses chemical weapons against army in Iraq    
 
 
BAGHDAD: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has reportedly launched a chemical attack on Iraqi forces in Saladin province, media reports claimed Friday.

 
         Aus uncovers plot to launch Mumbai-style terror attack on Parl    
 
 
CANBERRA: Australia's intelligence agencies have uncovered a plot by the Islamic State militants to launch a "Mumbai-style" terror attack on the parliament with Prime Minister Tony Abbott and other top officials being the prime targets.

 
         India 'instigating' incidents on borders: Chinese media    
 
BEIJING: Even as Chinese troops began withdrawing from the Chumar area in Ladakh, the official media here accused India of "instigating" incidents on the borders to divert attention during important visits of Chinese leaders.

 
         It's United Kingdom: Scotland says 'No' to independence    
 
 
EDINBURGH: Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain's remaining global clout. A vote for the 307-year union is a relief for millions of Britons, including Prime Minister David Cameron, whose job was on the line, as well as allies across the world who were horrified at the prospect of the United Kingdom's separation.

 
         China to open Nathu La route to Kailash Mansarovar    
 
 
NEW DELHI: China will be opening an additional route to Kailash Mansarovar via Nathu La, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday.

 
         Border standoff 'effectively controlled and managed': China    
 
BEIJING: China today tried to play down the continuing border standoff at Chumar coinciding with the visit of President Xi Jinping to India, saying the incident has been "effectively controlled and managed".

 
         IS calls on 'lone wolves' to attack New York, Las Vegas    
 
WASHINGTON: Authorities in New York City and Las Vegas have beefed up security at major tourist sites after the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group issued online calls to "lone wolves" in the US to attack these cities with improvised weapons.

 
         Australian police foil public beheading plot by IS militants    
 
 
MELBOURNE: Australian police Thursday made a series of arrests in a counter-terrorism operation after intelligence reports that the Islamic State supporters were planning a public execution in the country, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.

 
         NY city to pay USD 225,000 to Indian girl to settle lawsuit    
 
 
NEW YORK: In a significant legal victory for the daughter of an Indian diplomat, the city of New York has agreed to pay her USD 225,000 to settle a lawsuit she brought against it after she was jailed for a day and suspended from school on suspicion of sending obscene emails to her teacher.Ny, c

 
         Suicide bombers kill 15 at north Nigerian college    
 
 
KANO, Nigeria: Two suicide bombers killed at least 15 students Wednesday at a government college in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, police and emergency officials said.

 
         Cardinals reject pope's message of hope for remarried couples    
 
 
ROME: Pope Francis's hopes of easing the Catholic Church's tough stance on remarried couples has hit a stumbling block, with five cardinals coming out firmly against reform ahead of a key meeting, Italian media reported today.

 
         Scottish referendum: Three polls show slight lead for 'No'    
 
EDINBURGH: Three new opinion polls published Wednesday have shown a slight lead for the "no" vote on Scottish independence. Meanwhile, politicians from both sides made last minute appeals before Thursday's referendum seeking to convince those who have not yet made up their minds.

 
         Saeed uses floods to turn opinion against India    
 
 
MULTAN: Hafiz Saeed, widely considered one of South Asia's most dangerous militants, has no doubt who is to blame for devastating floods that have submerged swathes of Pakistani countryside and claimed hundreds of lives.

 
         Pakistani politicians barred from flight for turning up late    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Two Pakistani politicians were barred from a flight for holding it up for over one-and-a-half hours, media reported Tuesday.

 
         US bombs IS near Baghdad for first time    
 
 
PARIS: US warplanes carried out their first air strike on the Islamic State near Baghdad, as world diplomats pledged to support Iraq in its fight against the militants.

 
         Maldives gives airport contract to China during Xi's visit    
 
 
BEIJING: China has clinched the multi- million dollar deal to upgrade Male's international airport for which the Maldives had earlier contracted Indian firm GMR but unilaterally terminated the agreement in 2012.

 
         US-led coalition leaders meet in Paris for anti-IS summit    
 
 
PARIS: Senior leaders from a US-led coalition formed to combat the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation Monday gathered in Paris to discuss how to defeat the group that has seized large swathes of territories in Iraq and Syria since June.

 
         Direct India-Vietnam air service to begin from November 5    
 
 
HANOI: For the first time, India and Vietnam will have direct daily flights from November 5 with domestic carrier Jet Airways connecting Delhi and Mumbai to the historic Ho Chi Minh City.

 
         India, Vietnam ink seven agreements    
 
HANOI: India and Vietnam Monday signed seven agreements, including one on air services and another on scouting for oil. The seven agreements were signed in the presence of visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang.

 
         Pak says Hafiz Saeed is a free man, no case against him    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Pakistan Monday made it clear that there was no case against designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, and he is free to roam in the country. Hafiz Saeed is a Pakistani national so he is free to roam around.

 
 
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