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Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter

Oct 31, 2014 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State positions around the Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pave the way for heavily-armed Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces to enter from neighbouring Turkey....

Burkina president rejects opposition calls to step down after violence

Oct 31, 2014 at 06:30 | Source: FirstPost

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore said on Thursday he would stay in power at the head of a transitional government until after elections, rejecting opposition calls for him to step down immediately following a day of vi...

Protesters demand Burkina Faso president quit, burn parliament

Oct 31, 2014 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesters demanding the ousting of Burkina Faso's veteran President Blaise Compaore faced off with security forces outside the presidential palace after burning parliament and ransacking state television ...

Clashes at Burkina Faso protest against leader's plan to extend rule

Oct 29, 2014 at 05:15 | Source: FirstPost

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Police fired teargas at rock-throwing protesters after tens of thousands marched through Burkina Faso's capital on Tuesday calling for President Blaise Compaore to scrap plans to change term limits to stay in power.An early mo...

The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary

Oct 28, 2014 at 11:57 | Source: BBC

A school dropout from a poor family in southern India has revolutionised menstrual health for rural women in developing countries by inventing a simple machine they can use to make cheap sanitary pads. Arunachalam Muruganantham's invention came ...

J&K polls: For Modi and BJP, mission 44 is its biggest test so far

Oct 28, 2014 at 10:42 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: This is one test Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to pass to be accepted as an undisputed, all-inclusive and perhaps even an unparalleled pan-India leader.But even the man who surprised his party, supporters, rivals and critics by delive...

Hyderabad: TDP seeks Governor's intervention in farmers issue

Oct 24, 2014 at 15:47 | Source: FirstPost

Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) today accused the state government of doing precious little to address the problems of farmers in Telangana and sought the Governor's intervention in the issue."This government is not bothered about farmers' s...

Headless, Blood Red, Half-and-Half: Kali-doscope in one Kolkata neighbourhood

Oct 22, 2014 at 07:08 | Source: FirstPost

Go past the last mosquito net store and turn left, says the man at the sweet shop. The mosquito nets, once plain white cotton, are neon and nylon these days shocking pink, bright green and eye-popping blue. As promised, right after the last one, a l...

Headless, Blood-Red, Half-and-Half: A Kali-doscope in one Kolkata neighbourhood

Oct 21, 2014 at 14:55 | Source: FirstPost

Go past the last mosquito net store and turn left, says the man at the sweet shop. The mosquito nets, once plain white cotton, are neon and nylon these days shocking pink, bright green and eye-popping blue. As promised, right after the last one, a l...

Headless, Blood-Red, Half-and-Half: A Kali-doscope of Kalis in a Kolkata neighbourhood

Oct 21, 2014 at 07:21 | Source: FirstPost

Go past the last mosquito net store and turn left, says the man at the sweet shop. The mosquito nets, once plain white cotton, are neon and nylon these days shocking pink, bright green and eye-popping blue. As promised, right after the last one, a l...

Maharshtra polls: Vidarbha votes for BJP, setback for Congress in cotton belt

Oct 20, 2014 at 00:05 | Source: IBNLive

Nagpur: Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, where separate statehood demand is a contentious issue, has overwhelmingly come out in support of BJP, which won 43 of the 62 seats while Congress suffered a setback. Congress' tally dropped from...

Maharashtra Election result: Vidarbha votes for BJP, setback for Cong

Oct 19, 2014 at 16:46 | Source: FirstPost

Nagpur: Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, where statehood is a contentious issue, has overwhelmingly come out in support of BJP in the Assembly polls and rejected Congress in the hustings. Of the 62 seats in the region, BJP has won or was leading in 42,...

Flood on a plane: Here's what happened on the Los Angeles Qantas flight

Oct 15, 2014 at 13:10 | Source: FirstPost

Sydney:A torrent of water which gushed into the cabin of a Qantas superjumbo, raining down on some passengers' heads, could have been caused by cleaning mops loosening a pipe coupling, an inquiry said on Wednesday.The incident, dubbed "Lakes on ...

How a cleaner's mop caused a midair flood on a Qantas A380 flight

Oct 15, 2014 at 11:10 | Source: FirstPost

Sydney: A torrent of water which gushed into the cabin of a Qantas superjumbo, raining down on some passengers' heads, could have been caused by cleaning mops loosening a pipe coupling, an inquiry said on Wednesday.The incident, dubbed "Lakes on...

PM Modi hits back at MNS, claims Centre won't divide Maharashtra

Oct 07, 2014 at 14:01 | Source: IBNLive

Dhule: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hit back at MNS chief Raj Thackeray and claimed that Centre has no plans of dividing Maharashtra. Modi called it a canard and said that Maharashtra would be incomplete without Mumbai. "After cot...

Won't allow Maharashtra to be split, Modi promises voters

Oct 07, 2014 at 12:59 | Source: FirstPost

Facing the allegation that the BJP could allow the creation of new states from Maharashtra if it came to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today promised that he would not allow the state to be divided."After cotton and onion they started anot...

As long as I'm in Delhi, nobody can divide Maharashtra: PM Modi

Oct 07, 2014 at 12:33 | Source: FirstPost

Dhule, Maharashtra: Dismissing opposition charges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today ruled out splitting of Maharashtra and separating Mumbai from the state. "Congress leaders have been spreading lies on cotton and onion for the last 10 years. ...

Developing countries blast rich-world farm subsidies at Rome talks

Oct 07, 2014 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wealthy countries are still subsidising their farmers at the expense of developing nations, undermining market access for some of the world's poorest producers, two farm ministers told a Food and Agriculture Organi...

Facing huge loss, two debt-ridden farmers end life in Telangana

Oct 06, 2014 at 12:37 | Source: FirstPost

Karimnagar: Two debt-ridden farmers allegedly committed suicide in Karimnagar district of Telangana, after they suffered huge losses due to crop failure, police said today.The farmers identified as D Ramesh (42) from Lakkaram village and M Tirupathi ...

How jeans conquered the world

Oct 03, 2014 at 19:22 | Source: BBC

It's difficult to find a garment as widely embraced, worn and loved the world over as jeans. The classic symbol of the American West is now a staple in wardrobes around the world. But why? Cowboys may wear them but so do supermodels, farmers, pr...

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