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India, US to intensify cooperation on anti-terror fight: Modi

Washington, Sep 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama Tuesday discussed the issue of terrorism, including in West Asia, and agreed to cooperate in counter-terrorism measures and in intelligence sharing.


Global wildlife population declined by half since 1970: WWF

Geneva, Sep 30 : The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said Tuesday that the global wildlife population has declined by more than half over the last four decades.


Spain's Catalonia suspends campaign for referendum

Barcelona, Sep 30 : The regional government of Spain's Catalonia autonomous community Tuesday suspended its campaign for the Nov 9 referendum on independence, after the country's Constitutional Court accepted an appeal filed by the Spanish government against the initiative.


US slaps sanctions on Pakistan-based terror groups

Washington, Sep 30 : The US Tuesday targeted two terrorist groups based in Pakistan by slapping sanctions on their leader and financial supporters.


Hong Kong students threaten to occupy government offices

Hong Kong, Sep 30 : Student demonstrators have decided to step up their street protests and are planning to eventually take over and occupy government offices, leaders of the Hong Kong Federation of Students said Tuesday.


With a joint Op-Ed, Modi and Obama strike a partnership

By Smita Prakash, Washington, Sept. 30 : Even before they met, they decided to pen a joint editorial. Was this confidence in their respective staffs' abilities to find common ground and meeting of minds or, was it this urgent desire to match step even before the music has played?


PM Modi arrives at White House to hold talks with President Obama

Washington, Sept.30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at the White House for bilateral discussions with US President, Barack Obama.


U.S-India partnership robust, reliable and enduring

Washington, Sept.30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama have described the US-India partnership as robust, reliable and enduring.


India , U.S to tackle human killing diseases, conduct joint research

Washington, Sept. 30 : India and the United States have indicated that the two nations can collaborate with each other to tackle the deadly Ebola virus from spreading its tentacles further, and on a host of other diseases like cancer, tuberculosis malaria and dengue


President Obama, PM Modi say true potential of the India-US ties yet to be fully realized

Washington, Sept. 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama, have in a bylined joint editorial published in the Washington Post on Tuesday, said that the true potential of the India-US relationship has yet to be fully realized.


Obama, PM Modi agree to work jointly towards maintaining freedom of navigation and commerce across seas

Washington, Sept. 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama believe India and the United States have the potential to work together to maintain freedom of navigation and lawful commerce across the seas.


Hamas wants Islamic state on all Palestinian lands: Official

Gaza, Sep 30 : A senior Hamas official announced Tuesday that his movement still believes in establishing an Islamic state on all the lands of Palestine.


Sri Lankan government plays down hard-line monks' views

Colombo, Sep 30 : The Sri Lankan government Tuesday played down the views expressed by a group of hard-line monks who are demanding radical constitutional changes to promote Buddhism and the Sinhala community, media reported.


Ebola leaves 3,700 orphans facing homelessness, family rejection

Geneva, Sep 30 : At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both their parents to the deadly Ebola virus disease which has caused 3,100 deaths in West Africa, according to updated Unicef estimates released Tuesday.


Terrorism, Ebola figure in Chuck Hagel-Modi talks

Washington, Sep 30 : US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel called on visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi here Tuesday ahead of the summit meeting with President Barack Obama and both sides discussed the Ebola viru disease outbreak in Western Africa and terrorism.


iMac with Retina display tipped to be launched in October

Washington, Sep 30 : A report has revealed that a new iMac with Retina display is in "late" testing in Cupertino and Apple may be nearly ready to show its latest desktop to the world.


PM Modi pays floral tribute at Gandhi Statue in Washington

Washington D.C, Sept. 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived early on Tuesday morning at the Gandhi Statue located in front of the Indian Embassy here to pay tribute.


Cooking gas stoves at home associated with childhood asthma

Washington, Sept 30 : Scientists have found that ventilation while cooking with a gas stove is essential, as the lack of it was linked to childhood asthma.


Kim K's security helps her escape stalker this time

Washington, Sept 30 : Kim Kardashian was recently nearly knocked to the ground during a Paris Fashion Show event by a guy named Vitalii Sediuk, who tried to target her again. However, this time she was prepared.


Nicole Kidman thanks fans for support post father's death

Wellington, Sept 30 : Nicole Kidman finally spoke in public two weeks after her father's death and thanked her fans for their ''comforting'' support.


Amanda Bynes charged with 'driving under the influence' again

Washington, Sept 30 : Amanda Bynes was recently arrested for driving under the influence again after she failed to pass sobriety tests.


The Simpson kills off Krusty the Clown's dad

London, Sept 30 : The Simpsons lost one of their long-standing characters after a long period of speculation, after Krusty the Clown's dad was killed off.


Android Lollipop may be Google's next Operating Software

London, Sep 30 : After Jelly Bean, KitKat and an Ice Cream Sandwich, Google's next operating system is likely to be called Android Lollipop, a report said.


Japan's latest reality TV show lets male fans date bikini-clad band

London, Sept 30 : Japan's latest reality show is about male fans auditioning to date the four-member bikini girls' band called 'Happening Girls.'


Earth lost 50 pc of wildlife populations in 4 decades: Report

London, Sept 30 : A new report has revealed that global wildlife population has been halved in 40 years.


Pakistan arrests 25 Indian fishermen for violating its waters

Karachi, Sept. 30 : Pakistan maritime authorities arrested 25 Indian fishermen and took into custody their four boats for illegal fishing in the country's territorial waters, confirmed a police official.


HP launches low-cost Windows laptops, tablets

Washington, Sep 30 : HP is preparing to launch a 7-inch HP Stream 7 tablet and an 8-inch version for as less as 99 dollars and 149 dollars respectively.


Limited-edition 'Batman' stamps to debut at New York Comic Con

Washington, Sept 30 : Special-edition stamps featuring Batman will be released at New York Comic Con in November to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the character.


Greenland Ice Sheet more sensitive to climate change than

Washington, Sept 30 : A new study has revealed that despite its apparent stability, the massive ice sheet covering most of Greenland is more sensitive to climate change than earlier estimates have suggested.


Japan develops strong business ties with ASEAN and India

Tokyo, Sept. 30 : The Indonesia International Motor Show 2014 at Jakarta International Expo featured 36 automotive brands.


Iran executes man for insulting Prophet Jonah

London, Sep 30 : According to human rights activists, Iran has executed a 37-year-old man after he was declared guilty of heresy and insulting Prophet Jonah by a court of law.


Shia is one of the best actors I've ever worked with, says Brad Pitt

London Sept 30 : Brad Pitt has revealed that he believes Shia LaBeouf is one the best actors he's ever worked with.


Now, a phone app that allows users to give 'consent' prior to sex

Melbourne, Sept 30 : A new phone app has been created to solve the problem of date rape and sexual assault by allowing users to give 'consent' prior to sex.


Kazakhstan lists four steps to serve as useful framework for new goals for LDCs

Vienna (Austria), Sept. 30 : Participating in the Thirteenth Meeting of Foreign Ministers ahead of the Second UN Conference on LLDCs in Vienna, Kazakhstan has listed four steps that need to be used for establishing a framework of new goals and targets.


Apple issues OS X patch for 'Shellshock' Bash vulnerability

Washington, Sep 30 : Apple has issued a patch for its OS X Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks software to protect against the Shellshock security flaw.


Opioid painkillers carry high risk of addiction, even death

Washington, Sept 30 : A new research has revealed that opioid painkillers carry higher risk of death, overdose, addiction or serious side effects than benefits in chronic, non-cancer conditions like headache, fibromyalgia and chronic low back pain.


US releases list of 'most wanted' IS terrorists

Melbourne, Sep 30 : The US has reportedly released a hit list of terrorists thought to be ringleaders in the Islamic State militant group.


Eight out of ten Indian internet users admit to 'Fear of Missing Out' when not connected

Mumbai, Sept. 30 : Tata Communications which is a leading provider of A New World of Communications today announced the results of its global report, titled 'Connected World II,' which revealed that 82 percent of surveyed Indians admit to a 'Fear of Missing Out' (FOMO) when not connected to the Internet, the highest percentage globally.


Afghanistan to sign agreement permitting U.S. troops to stay beyond 2014

London, Sep 30 : The new Afghan government is set to sign an agreement today that would authorize a reduced contingent of the U.S. troops to stay in the country beyond 2014.


Social media offenders revealed in a new study

London, Sept 30 : A new study revealed that the worst social media offenders on Facebook are PDA couples followed by braggers and constant updaters.


Israeli PM addresses IS threat in speech to UN

New York, Sep 30 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said in a speech to the United Nations that the threat of Islamic State reached far beyond Israel as IS militants seek to dominate the world.


Discovered 2.3 k-yr-old human skeleton throws light on our ancestry

Washington, Sept 30 : A new research has revealed about the discovery of a 2,330-year-old human skeleton in the southernmost tip of Africa, throwing some light on human origins.


Toshiba ventures into vegetable production

Tokyo, Sept.30 : Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has begun production of vegetables at the Toshiba Clean Room Farm Yokosuka, a plant factory in Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture.


Avigan Tablet 200mg administered to a French woman infected with Ebola virus

Tokyo, Sept.30 : FUJIFILM Corporation announced that the anti-influenza drug 'AviganĀ® Tablet 200mg' (Favipiravir), developed by the Fujifilm Group company Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd, has been administered to a patient infected with the Ebola virus disease at a hospital in France.


New approach in getting rid of TB discovered

Washington, Sept 30 : Scientists have come up with new strategies in order to beat tuberculosis.


220m yr-old 'stuck in bone' tooth provides new insight on ancient reptiles

Washington, Sept 30 : Scientists have come across a tooth lodged in a thigh bone of a giant ancient reptile, which has shed light on how the animals lived 220 million years ago.


Brad Pitt feels marriage is 'more than just a title'

Melbourne, Sept 30 : Brad Pitt has said that his marriage to Angelina Jolie is "more than just a title".


Eating apples helps prevent obesity disorders

Washington, Sept 30 : A new study has examined that nondigestible compounds in apples may help prevent disorders associated with obesity.


Expressive suppression keeps negative thoughts at bay

Washington, Sept 30 : A new study has demonstrated that emotion- expressive suppression is not only able to reduce negative emotion effectively, but also dampens the negative emotion faster than cognitive reappraisal.


Scientists may have found 'Dracula's dungeon'

Melbourne, Sept 30 : Archaeologists in Turkey believe they have unearthed dungeons that once held Dracula.


U.S. looking for huge market which now India has: Former Indian ambassador

New Delhi, Sept.30 : Expecting some concrete results from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S President Barack Obama's meeting, former Indian ambassador Surendra Kumar said here today that the U.S is looking for a huge market which India now has.


Majority of Americans opposed to sending US ground troops to fight IS: Poll

Washington, Sep 30 : A large majority of Americans are opposed to the idea of sending US troops on the ground to fight the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a new poll has revealed.


Annie Lennox calls Beyonce "feminist lite"

London. Sept 30 : Annie Lennox recently told a website that she has a major problem with Beyonce proclaiming herself to be a feminist and called the singer "feminist lite."


British forces in Iraq fear chemical weapons attack by ISIS extremists

London, Sep 30 : A report has revealed that British forces in Iraq have been ordered to carry nuclear and biological warfare protection and respirators amid fears that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) may launch horror gas attacks on the forces.


Israeli minister justifies decision against toppling Hamas

Jerusalem, Sep 30 : Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Tuesday his country took the right decision to refraining from toppling the Hamas regime during the recent Gaza war.


Modi, Obama vow to 'chalein saath saath'

By Arun Kumar, Washington, Sep 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama Tuesday vowed to "chalein saath saath - together we go forward" with a new agenda to realise the full potential of a renewed US-India partnership for the 21st century.


British teenager suspected of heading to Syria to join militants

London, Sep 30 : A 15-year-old girl from Britain's western port city of Bristol has been reported missing and may be attempting to travel to Syria to join militants, police said.


Obama hails security deal signed with Afghanistan

Washington, Sep 30 : US President Barack Obama hailed Tuesday as "a historic day" as the US and Afghanistan signed a bilateral security agreement that allows the residual American troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014.


2014 Asian Games medals tally

Incheon, Sep 30 : The following is the Asian Games medals tally tabulated as rank, country, gold, silver, bronze and total medals:


Modi pays homage to symbols of peace, equality, unity

By Arun Kumar, Washington, Sep 30 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday paid homage to three memorials symbolising peace, equality and unity dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln.


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