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US scientists ‘hack’ India electronic voting machines

Scientists at a US university say they have developed a technique to hack into Indian electronic voting machines. After connecting a home-made device to a machine, University of Michigan researchers were able to change results by sending text messages from ...

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Dozens killed in heavy floods in Serbia and Bosnia

Obrenovac, Serbia/MAGLAJ, Bosnia: Communities in Serbia and Bosnia battled to protect towns and power plants on Monday from rising flood waters and landslides that have devastated swathes of both countries and killed dozens of people. Receding waters in some of ...

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Iran says nuclear deal is ‘possible’

TEHRAN: Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that clinching a final nuclear deal with world powers is still “possible” despite a tough round of talks this week. “Agreement is possible. But illusions need to go. Opportunity shouldn’t ...

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Ten dead, more than 70 wounded in Nairobi blasts

Nairobi: Ten people were killed and over 70 wounded on Friday in two bomb attacks at a busy market in Nairobi, the latest in a wave of unrest blamed on Kenya’s militants. The twin bombings came as hundreds of British ...

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‘Miracle baby’ survives 11-storey fall in US

Washington: A 15-month-old US boy has survived an 11-storey fall from a balcony at his parents’ apartment in Minneapolis, Minnesota, local media reported on Wednesday. Musa Dayib has been nicknamed the miracle baby after escaping death despite slipping through the ...

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Ferry with over 250 sinks in Bangladesh, many missing

Dhaka, May 15 (IANS):  A ferry carrying over 250 passengers sank on Thursday in the middle of a river in Bangladesh due to storm and heavy rainfall. The number of people missing has not been confirmed yet. The ferry, carrying ...

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201 dead, many trapped in Turkey coal mine disaster

SOMA: Turkey’s energy minister says the death toll from an explosion and fire at a coal mine in western Turkey is now 201. Energy minister Taner Yildiz said 80 mine workers were injured and at least four of them are ...

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Former Israeli PM Sentenced To 6-Year Jail Term For Corruption

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (2nd R) waits to hear his verdict at the Tel Aviv District Court in this March 31, 2014 file photo Tel Aviv:  Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment on Tuesday ...

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Baby with 2 faces born in Sydney

Photo Courtesy: Youtube Sydney: An Australian couple have welcomed the birth of conjoined twins who have separate brains and identical faces but share a body, describing their girls as “little Aussie fighters”, a report said Monday. Sydney couple Renee Young ...

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New York Police Recruit Muslims to Be Informers

Photo: Bobby Hadid, a former sergeant with a squad known as the Citywide Debriefing Team and a Muslim immigrant, at his home in New York, April 8, 2014. (Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times) New York:  One man was a food cart ...

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Vietnam wants India to ‘rise quickly’ in region

MELBOURNE: Concerned over China’s assertiveness in the South China sea, Vietnam wants India to “rise quickly” in the region. “We are deeply concerned by Chinese assertiveness in the South China sea. The Chinese navy is acting without provocation. These decisions ...

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Saudi Grand Mufti condemns Boko Haram over girl kidnapping

Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti, the top religious authority in the birthplace of Islam, has condemned Nigeria’s Boko Haram as a group “set up to smear the image of Islam” and condemned its kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls. Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh ...

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China flexes its muscles in dispute with Vietnam

BEIJING: China’s escalating dispute with Vietnam over contested waters in the South China Sea sent new shudders through Asia on Thursday as China demanded the withdrawal of Vietnamese ships near a giant Chinese drilling rig and for the first time ...

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‘Huge explosion’ levels Aleppo hotel in Syria

A “huge explosion” on Thursday in northern Syria levelled a hotel that government troops used as a military base, along with several other buildings in a government-held area, state television and activists reported. Syrian state television said the explosion struck ...

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