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Blast rocks Syrian state TV in heart of capital

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A bomb blast rocked Syrian state television headquarters in the heart of Damascus wounding several people on Monday just two days after the army said it had seized the last rebel-held area of the capi

Students ‘cut’ up with govt

In a bizarre incident, seven students of a government primary school at Tirumale in Magadi taluk of Ramanagaram district inflicted wounds on their wrists with the help of drawing compasses opposing th

UN faces major obstacles if Assad falls from power

Senior officials looking into the role the UN could play in Syria if Bashar Assad falls from power face major obstacles, including a bitter division among world powers and the absence of an opposition

Anti-nuclear human chain surrounds Japan Parliament


Thousands of demonstrators holding candles and small lights formed a human chain around Japan's Parliament on Sunday in the latest protest against nuclear power after the Fukushima crisis last year.

Fierce fighting in Syria's Aleppo: Rights group

Fierce fighting erupted in several districts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday as regime troops tried to storm the rebel-held neighbourhood of Salaheddin, a monitoring group said.


Filmmakers protest Love Jihad slur in social media

The much-debated 'Love Jihad' campaign appears to have turned against two films in the state with anonymous posters urging Keralites to be cautious.

The targets have been Thattathin Marayathu and Us

Councillors’ kin attack civic staff


Women councillors of the Chennai corporation are now flexing their muscles, literally, through their family members. At least two incidents of family members of AIADMK councillors beating up corporati

Bhopal hosts ‘Olympics’ against Dow Chemical


Hundreds of survivors of the deadly 1984 Bhopal gas leak held a “Special Olympics” on Thursday with children suffering birth defects in an effort to shame Olympic sponsor Dow Chemical Co. on the eve o

Thousands stir on youth ‘killing’

Thousands of residents on Wednesday marched along the streets in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipore area, about 50 km north of here, carrying the body of a local youth allegedly killed by the Army overnigh

Tasmac staff to strike work Aug.16

Tipplers had better stock up on their liquor stashes as employees of the state’s biggest money grosser, Tasmac, have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from August 16, to protest against the su

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