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       HEADLINES: Accused sustains injuries in fall from train                                              Accused held in murder of deputy tahsildar                                              Madhani’s bail extended for a week                                              Murder of Murali: One more in custody                                              No CBI probe in child trafficking case                                              Mahatma Gandhi seems incomplete without Sardar Patel: Modi                                              2G: Charges framed against A Raja, Kanimozhi, Dayalu                                              Modi skips event at Indira Gandhi's memorial                                              Five-year-old Pakistani becomes youngest Microsoft certified professional                                              Warren Anderson, CEO of Union Carbide during the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, dies                                              PIA took 34 Indian passengers to a Pak hotel without visa: FIA                                              Delhi Dynamos look for first away win against FC Goa                                              Double-ton Younis piles agony on Australia                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         PIA took 34 Indian passengers to a Pak hotel without visa: FIA    
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's national carrier PIA allegedly took 34 Indian transit passengers to a hotel in Lahore to stay for a night though they did not have a Pakistani visa, prompting authorities to launch a probe.

         Warren Anderson, CEO of Union Carbide during the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, dies    
FLORIDA: Warren M. Anderson, a Brooklyn carpenter's son who ascended to the top of the Union Carbide Corporation, where he grappled with the ravages of a poisonous gas leak at the company's plant in Bhopal, India, in 1984 that killed thousands in one of history's most lethal industrial accidents, died on September 29 at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Florida. He was 92.

         Five-year-old Pakistani becomes youngest Microsoft certified professional    
WASHINGTON: Five-year-old Ayan Qureshi became the youngest Microsoft Certified professional, accomplishing the feat at the age of five years, 11 months. The Pakistan-origin British boy gave his exams in Birmingham University last month, toppling Pakistani Mehroz Yawar who passed the exam at the practically ancient age of six and a half.

         Five Indian fishermen sentenced to death by Lankan court    
COLOMBO/ NEW DELHI: Five Indian fishermen were given death penalty by a Sri Lankan court today for alleged drug trafficking, prompting a response from India that it will appeal to a higher court against the judgement.

         Nikki Haley's opponent in trouble over terrible sexist remarks    
WASHINGTON: Seeking re-election as South Carolina's governor, Indian-American Nikki Haley has dismissed her Democratic rival's derogatory sexist remarks against her saying she is "a tough girl."

         Nearly 200 people buried in massive landslide in Lanka    
COLOMBO: Nearly 200 people were feared to have been buried alive in Sri Lanka after a devatating landslide triggered by rains destroyed the homes of mostly Indian-origin plantation workers, as heavy machinery was deployed today in the rescue operations involving the army.

         Unmanned private cargo rocket explodes after launch: NASA    
WASHINGTON: An unmanned private rocket contracted by NASA to carry cargo into the space has exploded seconds after its launch along the eastern Virginia coast of the US. "There was failure on launch. There was no indicated loss of life," NASA spokesman Jay Bolden said after the Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft blew up yesterday evening soon after its launch at 6:22 pm (local time) from the Wallops Flight Facility along the Atlantic Ocean

         Zambian President Sata dies in London    
LUSAKA: Zambian President Michael Sata has died in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, three private Zambian media outlets said on Wednesday.

         Rousseff wins, but women marginal in Brazilian politics    
BRASILIA: Brazilians gave President Dilma Rousseff a second four-year term, but female officeholders remain a small minority in a country where women are 52 percent of the electorate.

         'Differences with India on making public Swiss bank a/c info'    
WASHINGTON: Noting that tax evasion is not a criminal offense in Switzerland, a senior Swiss official has acknowledged differences with India on what can be made public about Indians having unaccounted money parked in Swiss banks.

         Tool to help South Asia manage monsoon woes    
COLOMBO: Better planning combined with frequently updated forecasts could enable South Asia to meet water and energy challenges posed by erratic monsoons, experts say.

         Pro-Pak protest march on Kashmir in UK fizzles out    
LONDON: A protest march by a UK-based pro-Pakistan group on the Kashmir issue in the heart of London today fizzled out as barely a few hundred protesters gathered to wave placards and flags.

         Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff re-elected    
RIO DE JANERIO: Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected to a second term to lead the world's fifth-largest nation. Official results released on Sunday by Brazil's top electoral court show that the left-leaning Rousseff beat opposition contender Aecio Neves.

         Pakistani military says jets kill 18 militants    
PESHAWAR: Pakistan’s Army says its jets have killed at least 18 militants as part of an ongoing offensive to eliminate militants’ hideouts and ammunition stockpiles in the Khyber tribal region. An Army statement on Sunday said the jets destroyed five such hideouts with “precise strikes” during the offensive late Saturday night.

         Jihadists flock to Libya's remote south to train    
TRIPOLI: Libya's remote desert south has become a haven for north African jihadists who have set up training camps in what has traditionally been a hotbed of arms smuggling, experts say. Oil-rich Libya slid into chaos after veteran dictator Moamer Kadhafi was toppled and killed in a NATO-backed uprising three years ago.

         Will not allow India to resolve Kashmir issue in its way: Pakistan    
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will not allow India to resolve the Kashmir issue in its own way and plans to send envoys to different countries to brief them about "Indian aggression" along the LoC, the Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz has said.

         US strikes pound jihadists as Iraq Kurds prepare to join fight    
MURSITPINAR (TURKEY): US-led warplanes have bombarded the Islamic State group with new air strikes as heavily armed Iraqi Kurdish fighters were on Sunday readying to reinforce the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane. Kurdish forces, backed by US air power, have been holding out for weeks against an IS offensive around Kobane, which has become a high-profile symbol of efforts to stop the advance of the jihadists.

         Arsenic linked to lung cancer in Bangladesh    
DHAKA: Public health experts in Bangladesh are calling for urgent measures to prevent deaths from lung disease linked to small amounts of arsenic found in drinking water by a joint US-Bangladesh study.

         Google exec makes record skydive from edge of space    
WASHINGTON: A Google executive has set a new record by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere -- some 135,000 feet, or 41,000 metres high, his project website said.

         Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign    
TEHRAN: Iran executed today a 26-year-old woman who had spent five years on death row for the murder of a former intelligence official, defying international pressure to spare her life.

         Girl, Mali’s first Ebola patient, dies    
LONDON: The authorities in Mali have confirmed the death of the country’s first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl, a media report said Saturday.

         Two killed, four injured in US school shooting    
LOS ANGELES: In yet another tragic shooting in a US school, a student opened fire in a school cafeteria, killing one student and critically injuring four others before taking his own life, police said.

         16 killed in China coal mine collapse    
BEIJING: A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, Xinhua said on Saturday. Another 11 miners were injured in the disaster that struck just before midnight on Friday in Tiechanggou township outside the Xinjiang regional capital of Urumqi.

         Pakistan court frees Daniel Pearl murder suspect    
ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Pakistan Friday freed Qari Hashim Ali, one of the suspects in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl.

         West Pacific sets action plans on Ebola, other diseases    
MANILA: As the world struggles against Ebola, the Western Pacific recently unveiled action plans to protect its 1.8 billion people from the deadly disease and other health challenges.

         Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia    
SHANGHAI: Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders.

         Islamic State among world's richest militant groups: US    
WASHINGTON: The Islamic State has fast become one of the world's wealthiest terror groups, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said on Friday.It earns $1 million a day alone by selling crude oil from fields captured when the group swept across Iraq and Syria earlier this year, said David Cohen, treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.

         Malaysian man crawls through jungle for three days after car crash    
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian man seriously injured in a car accident crawled through jungle for three days before happening upon an isolated village, authorities said on Friday.

         New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola    
NEW YORK: A doctor who treated Ebola patients in Guinea and returned to the US last week has tested positive for the Ebola virus here, becoming New York city’s first diagnosed case.

         Google doodle celebrates Mangalyaan’s one month in Mars orbit    
NEW YORK: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO's) recently launched Mangalyaan has completed a month in the Martian Orbit. The first longest successful journey to Mars began on November 5 last year. In its 25th flight, the PSLV C25 had launched the Mars Orbiter Mission.

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