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African leaders agree steps to fight runaway Ebola outbreak

Aug 02, 2014 at 07:45 | Source: FirstPost

CONAKRY (Reuters) - West African leaders agreed on Friday to take stronger measures to try to bring the worst outbreak of Ebola under control and prevent it spreading outside the region, including steps to isolate rural communities ravaged by the dis...

Berger palette set to undergo a remix

Aug 02, 2014 at 04:02 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Calcutta, Aug. 1: Berger Paints is planning to expand its presence in industrial paints and hopes to commission a powder coating plant at Jejuri near Pune in Maharashtra this year. Berger subsidiary British Paints is also looking to set up a plant i...

Berger Paints Q1 net up 14 per cent at Rs 62.5 crore

Aug 02, 2014 at 04:02 | Source: Economic Times

KOLKATA: Berger Paints has reported a 14 per cent growth in net profit at Rs 62.55 crore in the first quarter (Q1) of the financial year 2014-15 against Rs 55.16 crore net clocked in the corresponding quarter previous year. Total income from operatio...

Commonwealth Games 2014, Day 9: Seema Punia wins the silver in Discus

Aug 02, 2014 at 02:57 | Source: FirstPost

Click here for the full schedule of Indian athletes in CWG.Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj lose in TT Doubles finalIndian paddlers Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj had to settle for the silver medal in the men's doubles after they ...

Commonwealth Games 2014, Day 9 Live: Seema Punia wins the silver in Discus

Aug 02, 2014 at 01:44 | Source: FirstPost

Click here for the full schedule of Indian athletes in CWG.BoxingMen's Light Fly 49kg: Devendro Laishram is into the final with a superb win over A Williams of Wales. The Indian boxer was aggressive, accurate and even managed to put his opponent on t...

WHO chief says Ebola out of control but can be stopped

Aug 02, 2014 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

CONAKRY (Reuters) - An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is out of control but can be stopped with more resources and tougher measures, World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said on Friday.The outbreak is the worst since the d...

Two killed, 100 injured in gas explosion in Taiwan - Xinhua

Aug 01, 2014 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

(Reuters) - An explosion caused by a gas leak in the Taiwanese capital Taipei killed at least two people and injured more than 100 others, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported early on Friday.The report said that before the explosion, smoke with a &qu...

European court rules Russia must pay Yukos shareholders 1.9 bln euros

Aug 01, 2014 at 00:31 | Source: FirstPost

MOSCOW/STRASBOURG (Reuters) - Europe's top human rights court awarded shareholders in Yukos 1.9 billion euros ($2.6 billion) in damages on Thursday, a new blow to Russia days after some of the former oil company's shareholders won $50 billion in The ...

Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction

Jul 31, 2014 at 23:31 | Source: FirstPost

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said on Thursday he would not accept any ceasefire that stopped Israel completing the destruction of militants...

Five boxers including Vijender, Pinki reach semifinals of CWG 2014

Jul 31, 2014 at 01:35 | Source: FirstPost

Indian boxers Pinki Jangra, L. Sarita Devi, Devendro Singh, Mandeep Jangra and Vijender Singh reached the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games in their respective categories at the SECC Hall here Wednesday.However, Amritpreet Singh bit the dust as h...

Police shoot dead dozens of attackers in attack in China's Xinjiang - Xinhua

Jul 29, 2014 at 22:15 | Source: FirstPost

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the westerly Xinjiang region, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday, citing local police.It said a ...

Dozens of casualties reported in attack in China's Xinjiang - Xinhua

Jul 29, 2014 at 20:45 | Source: FirstPost

BEIJING (Reuters) - A "terror attack" in China's western region of Xinjiang resulted in "dozens of casualties", the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday, citing local police. It gave no further details about the attack in S...

Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

Jul 29, 2014 at 03:15 | Source: FirstPost

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A grim-faced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday of a protracted war in Gaza, dashing any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border rai...

West agrees wider Russia sanctions as Kiev says forces near crash site

Jul 29, 2014 at 02:45 | Source: FirstPost

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. and European leaders agreed on Monday to impose wider sanctions on Russia's financial, defence and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced towards the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17.The new sanct...

Huge blaze out of control in Tripoli battle as Libya slides into chaos

Jul 29, 2014 at 00:16 | Source: FirstPost

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A huge fuel depot in Libya's capital burned out of control on Monday, set ablaze in fighting between rival militias that has driven the country to chaos three years after the NATO-backed revolt that toppled Muammar Gaddafi.Combat ...

Viral Video: Channel 4 anchor Jon Snow reveals the truth about Gaza

Jul 28, 2014 at 11:34 | Source: FirstPost

Channel 4 reporter Jon Snow's latest video from his visit to Gaza showing the harsh realities of the Israeli offensive has been getting a lot of response on social media. Even for Snow, the visit to Gaza has clearly had a strongly emotional impact.Th...

F1: Red Bull's Ricciardo wins dramatic Hungarian Grand Prix

Jul 28, 2014 at 01:20 | Source: FirstPost

Red Bull's Australian Daniel Ricciardo won a dramatic Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday while Lewis Hamilton stunned championship-leading Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg with the drive of the day from pitlane to podium.Ferrari's Fernando Alonso took a f...

Game of Thrones fans rejoice: Season 5 cast announced at Comic-Con

Jul 26, 2014 at 10:43 | Source: FirstPost

Laughter and death did battle on Friday at HBO's Game of Thrones panel at Comic Con, one of the highlights of the annual gathering of entertainment enthusiasts, with the introduction of new characters to supplant the deceased for season five.The even...

Israel rejects ceasefire plan, source says as death toll nears 850

Jul 26, 2014 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel rejected on Friday international proposals for a ceasefire in its fight against Islamist militants in Gaza, but is discussing changes to the truce plan with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, a government source sai...

Russia says Ukraine tried to kill officers in cross-border mortar bombing

Jul 25, 2014 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities accused Ukraine of trying to kill investigators who were checking reports of cross-border shooting by firing a volley of mortar rounds over the frontier into Russia on Friday.A Russian security official said up...

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