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Gone Girl review: Ben Affleck's the hero in bloody film that leaves you scared of marriage and women

Oct 30, 2014 at 15:59 | Source: FirstPost

The first question on everyone's mind when they watch a Hollywood film in India is, "what's been cut out?" In Gone Girl, the answer includes Rosamund Pike's breasts, a flash of Ben Affleck's penis, a lot of thrusting and the word "cunt...

You call me a coward because I protect Israel: Netanyahu slams US critics

Oct 30, 2014 at 14:56 | Source: FirstPost

Jerusalem: Israel's prime minister said on Wednesday that recent verbal attacks against him from the United States were merely because he was "defending Israel" and vowed to carry on with his policies despite the vitriolic rhetoric.Benjamin...

Ebola expert says China at risk due to workers traveling to Africa

Oct 30, 2014 at 13:22 | Source: FirstPost

Tokyo: A scientist who helped to discover the Ebola virus says he is concerned that the disease could spread to China given the large numbers of Chinese workers traveling to and from Africa.Peter Piot, who is director of the London School of Hygiene ...

Ebola decline in Liberia could be the real trend, says WHO

Oct 30, 2014 at 10:37 | Source: FirstPost

Dakar, Senegal: The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a genuine trend, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday, but the epidemic is far from over.The disease is still raging in parts of Sierra...

How Muslim, Hindu Trilokpuri residents are joining hands to end communal tension

Oct 30, 2014 at 09:54 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The violence in Trilokpuri was never a Hindu-Muslim fight; it was fuelled by anti-social elements from both sides. Lets not fall prey to malicious rumour-mongering and maintain peace.The locals of the area have finally taken the matter int...

How Hindu, Muslim Trilokpuri residents are joining hands to end communal tension

Oct 30, 2014 at 08:42 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The violence in Trilokpuri was never a Hindu-Muslim fight; it was fuelled by anti-social elements from both sides. Lets not fall prey to malicious rumour-mongering and maintain peace.The locals of the area have finally taken the matter int...

Kurdish convoy heads to Syria to take on Islamic State

Oct 29, 2014 at 23:15 | Source: FirstPost

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A convoy of Iraqi peshmerga fighters and weaponry made its way across southeastern Turkey on Wednesday en route for the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an Islamic State siege which has defied U....

Congress names 15 candidates for first phase of J&K polls

Oct 29, 2014 at 22:41 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday announced 15 candidates for the first phase of assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir which included Imtiyaz Paray, son of anti-militancy group founder Kuka Paray, among others.The party also declared Mohammad Sharie...

Sri Lanka landslide: Death toll rises to 14, nearly 300 missing

Oct 29, 2014 at 22:31 | Source: FirstPost

Colombo: At least 14 people were killed and around 300 others are missing in a landslide in central Sri Lanka Wednesday as President Mahinda Rajapaksa directed the government to fully support rescue efforts.Rajapaksa has instructed the ministry of di...

Text messages could help fight malaria, say Harvard scientists

Oct 29, 2014 at 13:23 | Source: FirstPost

Washington:Simple text message reminders to take malaria medication can help in the fight against the deadly disease, Harvard scientists say.Researchers with the non-profit Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and Harvard University found that text m...

3 days after swearing in, Haryana ministers still waiting for portfolios

Oct 29, 2014 at 08:33 | Source: FirstPost

Chandigarh: Nearly three days after being sworn-in, Haryana ministers continued to wait for portfolios being alloted to them.The newly-inducted ministers in the Manohar Lal Khattar government were on Tuesday allotted official rooms in the state secre...

Australia bans travel from Ebola-hit countries; U.S. isolates troops

Oct 29, 2014 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

MONROVIA/FREETOWN (Reuters) - Australia became the first developed country on Tuesday to shut its borders to citizens of the countries worst-hit by the West African Ebola outbreak, a move those states said stigmatised healthy people and would make it...

Qatar emir to face questions on militant funding on UK state visit

Oct 29, 2014 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON (Reuters) - The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, is expected to reject allegations that his country is funding Islamic State (IS) militants during a three-day state visit to Britain which began on Tuesday. Sheikh Tamim's fir...

Afghanistan's new President starts landmark China visit

Oct 28, 2014 at 19:46 | Source: BBC

Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani, has started a landmark visit to China. In a welcoming ceremony he was hailed by Chinese President Xi Jinping as an old friend of the Chinese people. In the coming days, President Ghani is expected to fo...

Malaysia court hears Anwar sodomy final appeal

Oct 28, 2014 at 11:57 | Source: BBC

A court in Malaysia is hearing a final appeal filed by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against his sodomy conviction. Mr Anwar was accused of sodomising a male aide in 2008. Sodomy is illegal in Muslim-majority Malaysia, but very few people are ever ...

Malaysia's Anwar faces final appeal against sodomy conviction

Oct 28, 2014 at 06:15 | Source: FirstPost

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian court is due to decide this week on an appeal by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against a sodomy conviction and five-year prison term, with a ruling against him likely to all but end his political career and infl...

Ukraine leader wins pro-West mandate but wary of Russia

Oct 28, 2014 at 04:15 | Source: FirstPost

KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine's parliament after an election handed President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to end a separatist conflict and steer the country further out of Russia's orbit into Europe's mainstream.Poroshenko...

Defying stigma, survivors join the Ebola fight in West Africa

Oct 28, 2014 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

CONAKRY/LIBERIA (Reuters) - High school teacherFanta Oulen Camara spent two weeks in March fighting for her life against the deadly Ebola virus but her darkest days came after she was cured of the disease and returned to her home in Guinea."Most...

Rousseff win rattles Brazil markets, focus turns to economy

Oct 28, 2014 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff's narrow re-election victory met with cold reality on Monday as Brazil's financial markets tumbled on doubts that she can restore confidence in the economy and maintain political support in a sharply div...

Don't let quarantine hysteria deter Ebola health workers: U.N

Oct 28, 2014 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

ACCRA (Reuters) - Governments must not deter health workers from coming to West Africa to fight Ebola and quarantine decisions should not be based on hysteria, the head of the U.N. mission battling the virus said on Monday.The U.S. states of New York...

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