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       HEADLINES: Do at least dog's job before demanding gawking wage, HC tells union leaders                                              Govt issues order suspending T O Sooraj from service                                              I am responsible for withdrawing case against Togadia: Chandy                                              I’m not the only one who has done wrong, says Sooraj                                              Noted industrialist Ramesan Contractor dies                                              Bullet-proof vehicle found in Rampal's ashram, Search On                                              HRD Minister turns down demands to make Sanskrit compulsory                                              Magnitude-5.9 quake kills two, injured 54 in western China                                              ISIS kills at least 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi                                              CA prepared for early morning arrival by Indian team: Report                                              Srikanth bows out of Hong Kong Super Series                                              Federer flops but Swiss stay level with France                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         ISIS kills at least 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi    
BAGHDAD: Islamic State militants have killed at least 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe in a village on the eastern edge of the provincial capital Ramadi, local officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists. They said the bodies of the men from the Albu Fahd tribe were discovered by the Iraqi army when it launched a counter-offensive on Saturday against Islamic State near Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province.

         Magnitude-5.9 quake kills two, injured 54 in western China    
BEIJING: A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China, killing at least two people, injuring 54 others and collapsing homes, officials said on Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.9 quake hit on Saturday about 30 km from the town of Kangding in Sichuan Province. China’s seismological agency put the magnitude at 6.3.

         One killed in 6.3 quake in China    
BEIJING: At least one woman was killed today when a 6.3-magnitude strong earthquake jolted a mountainous area of China's southwest Sichuan Province.

         Tunisian wins Muslim beauty pageant, calls for free Palestine    
PRAMBANAN (INDONESIA): A Tunisian woman called for a free Palestine as she won a pageant exclusively for Muslims in Indonesia today, seen as a riposte to Western beauty contests.

         British hostage John Cantlie appears in new IS video    
LONDON: British journalist John Cantlie, being held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, has appeared in a new video in which he claims the US failed to rescue him and fellow hostages in July.

         Sharif asks Obama to raise Kashmir issue during India visit    
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked US President Barack Obama to take up the Kashmir issue with the Narendra Modi government when he travels to India in January next year.

         Obama provides legal status to five million illegal immigrants    
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama today bypassed Congress to announce the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation that will protect 5 million illegal workers from deportation and may benefit hundreds and thousands of Indian techies seeking legal permanent status.

         61 Indian fishermen arrested in Pakistan    
KARACHI: At least 61 Indian fishermen have been arrested and their 11 boats were seized by Pakistani authorities for allegedly violating the country's territorial waters.

         Japan 'black widow' still on hunt as husband No 4 died    
TOKYO: A so-called "black widow" in Japan suspected of killing up to six partners for money, was still on the hunt for an "unattached elderly man with assets" when her fourth husband was poisoned with cyanide, reports said today.

         Nigeria: 45 dead in suspected Boko Haram attack    
MAIDUGURI: At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses have said, in the latest violence to hit the restive region.

         Shooting at US university leaves 3 wounded, gunman dead    
WASHINGTON: A gunman opened fire at a major university in Florida early today, leaving three people injured, before officers killed the shooter, police said.

         Will consult Kashmiri leaders before talks with India: Sharif    
ISLAMABAD: Ignoring India's opposition, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said Pakistan will hold dialogue with Kashmiri separatists to take them into confidence before engaging in peace talks with India.

         India did not offer car to PM Sharif: Pakistani official    
India has not offered any bulletproof car to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit, to be held in Nepal Nov 26-27, according to a Pakistani official.

         Woman gets jail term for threatening to kill Obama    
WASHINGTON: Federal authorities in US have sentenced a 56-year-old woman to nearly two years in jail for threatening to kill President Barack Obama, media reported.

         450K illegal immigrants in US are from India: Report    
WASHINGTON: Indians constitute four per cent of the total illegal immigrants living in the US, a country where the overall unauthorised immigrant population has remained unchanged since 2009, a latest report has said.

         Indian-origin ex-MP to stand trial for child pornography    
BERLIN: Indian-origin ex-MP Sebastian Edathy will stand trial in a German court on charges of acquiring and possessing child pornography. The regional court in Verden in the state of Lower Saxony said yesterday that after examining the indictment against him filed by prosecutors four months ago, it came to the conclusion that there are enough evidences to open proceedings on child pornography charges.

         Fiji opposition boycotts Modi address to parliament    
SUVA: The Fijian opposition Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) Wednesday boycotted the address to the Fijian Parliament by visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for which Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama apologised terming it an "inexcusable behaviour".

         Key Rajapaksa ally quits Lanka's ruling coalition    
COLOMBO: In a blow to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a key ally pulled out of the ruling coalition today in protest against his refusal to give up virtually unlimited powers, a day before he was likely to announce snap presidential polls.

         Pakistan's Tahirul Qadri ends alliance with Imran Khan's party    
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) has parted ways with Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), PAT chief Tahirul Qadri said Tuesday.

         11 m vehicles taken off road, factories shut in China for APEC    
BEIJING: At least 11.7 million vehicles were taken off roads and 10,000 factories shut as part of an initiative by Chinese government to ensure an eco-friendly Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

         Two Palestinians storm Jerusalem synagogue, kill four Israelis    
JERUSALEM: Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers praying inside with knives, axes and guns, and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said. The attack was the deadliest in Jerusalem in years and is bound to ratchet up fears of sustained violence in the city, already on edge amid soaring tensions over a contested holy site.

         Zardari slaps Rs 1 billion notice on book author, publishers    
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's former President Asif Ali Zardari has slapped a legal notice of Rs one billion on a prominent businessman and author of a book for publishing "false and derogatory" content to malign his reputation.

         Indian cultural centre in Sydney, visa on arrival: Modi    
SYDNEY: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday announced opening of an Indian cultural centre in Sydney by February 2015 and visa on arrival for tourists from Australia. The prime minister made the two announcements in his address to an euphoric crowd of several thousand Indian expatriates at the Allphones Arena here.

         UK Parliament evacuated after bomb scare    
LONDON: A large part of the UK Parliament was evacuated today after a "suspicious package" was found in its premises, triggering a bomb scare and prompting security officials to cordon off the area and lead lawmakers to safety. An office building opposite the Houses of Parliament and above Westminster underground station was evacuated while security officials searched the area, a spokeswoman for London's Metropolitan Police said.

         Pakistan rejects bulletproof car from India for summit    
KATHMANDU: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected the use of a bulletproof car provided by rival India for next week's summit of South Asian leaders in Kathmandu, a Nepalese official said on Monday.

         Saudi man divorces wife for ignoring his Whatsapp messages    
DUBAI: A Saudi man has divorced his wife after she ignored his Whatsapp messages despite reading them. The husband, in his 30s, was frustrated by his wife’s seemingly endless interest in using her phone for chatting with friends and family.

         IS claims beheading of US aid worker Peter Kassig in video    
BEIRUT: A new graphic video by the militant Islamic State group claims that US aid worker Peter Kassig has been beheaded. In the nearly 16-minute video uploaded to social networks on Sunday, a black-clad militant with his face concealed stands before a severed head that he claims is that of the US aid worker.

         Choose between 'conflict or cooperation,' Obama to Asia Pacific nations    
BRISBANE: President Barack Obama challenged Asia Pacific nations to choose between "conflict or cooperation," singling out North Korea's rogue nuclear program and China's tense territorial disputes with its neighbours as matters that could threaten progress in the fast-growing region.

         G20 leaders vow to 'extinguish' deadly Ebola outbreak    
BRISBANE: The G20 group of world's most powerful economies today vowed to do all it can to "extinguish" the Ebola outbreak that has killed over 5,000 people and address its economic costs but stopped short of pledging any cash commitments.

         Rosetta comet mission shuts down, for now    
LONDON: The European Space Agency's (ESA) ambitious Rosetta comet mission is in trouble again with its Philae lander running out of power on the surface of the comet, media reported Saturday.

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