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Taylor Swift expected to testify in groping case in Denver

Taylor Swift expected to testify in groping case in Denver

    DENVER, August 7 (AP) — A few moments at a backstage photo session four years ago are about to be relived, as lawyers for pop star Taylor Swift and a former disc jockey she accuses of groping her…

China’s ethnic Yi struggle against poverty

China’s ethnic Yi struggle against poverty

    LIANGSHAN, China, August 7 (Reuters) – For Jisi Lazuo, the torch festival in her village in southwest China should be a celebration involving colourful ethnic clothes and eating freshly slaughtered pig.   Instead, it’s a time of stress.…

‘India setting up energy cooperation network with neighbours’

    Agartala, August 7 (IANS) India is setting up an energy cooperation network with neighbouring countries Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nepal and huge pipelines would be laid as part of the ambitious project, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said here on…

Tripura Sarva Shiksha teachers call off hunger strike

    Agartala, August 7 (IANS) Tripura Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan teachers on Monday called off their indefinite hunger strike on the seventh day after the state Governor assured that talks would be held to resolve their demand for regularisation of…

Nationwide bankers strike on August 22

    Chennai, August 7 (IANS) The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) has given notice of their decision to go on nationwide strike on August 22 to protest reforms in the banking sector and other issues, said a top…

NCP dissolved in Arunachal Pradesh, merges with NPP

  Itanagar, August 7 (IANS) In a huge blow to Sharad Pawar, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday dissolved the party and merged it with the National People’s Party (NPP) in the state.   The dissolution…

Modi’s rakhi sister, a Pakistan-origin woman, is in awe of him

Modi’s rakhi sister, a Pakistan-origin woman, is in awe of him

    New Delhi, August 7 (IANS) Pakistan-origin woman Qamar Mohsin Shaikh, who has been living in India for the past 35 years, is in awe of her ‘rakhi’ brother Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She credits him for everything she…

Farooq warns of ‘uprising’ if article 35A is axed

    Srinagar, August 7 (IANS) National Conference President and Lok Sabha member Farooq Abdullah on Monday warned of an “uprising” if Article 35A of the Constitution was abrogated.   Speaking to the media at his residence after a meeting…

North Korea ready to teach U.S. ‘severe lesson’, says U.N. abused its authority

North Korea ready to teach U.S. ‘severe lesson’, says U.N. abused its authority

    MANILA, August 7 (Reuters) – North Korea is ready to give the United States a “severe lesson” with its strategic nuclear force if it takes military action against it, and will not put its nuclear programme or its…

‘Chickens vs. Aliens’ and other modern myths by Syrian refugee children

‘Chickens vs. Aliens’ and other modern myths by Syrian refugee children

    “Travelling Tales” aims to encourage communication between young refugees and others children, through the universal language of myth and wild imagination   LONDON, August 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In the fairy tale of “The Travelling Princess”, the…

Australia, Japan, U.S. call for South China Sea code to be legally binding

Australia, Japan, U.S. call for South China Sea code to be legally binding

    MANILA, August 7 (Reuters) – Australia, Japan and the United States on Monday urged Southeast Asia and China to ensure that a South China Sea code of conduct they have committed to draw up will be legally binding…

Almost 190,000 evacuated as thunderstorms roil northeast China

Almost 190,000 evacuated as thunderstorms roil northeast China

    BEIJING, August 7 (Reuters) – Thunderstorms have battered northeastern China’s Liaoning province for several days, killing three people and prompting the evacuation of almost 190,000, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday.   The storms, which began on…