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'Artificial' quake signals possible North Korea nuclear test

South Korea has detected an "artificial earthquake" at North Korea's nuclear test site, Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday, suggesting Pyongyang had gone ahead with a threatened atomic test.

North Korea vows 'high-intensity' action, new rocket launches

North Korea's ruling party called for the staging of a "high-intensity" action and further long-range rocket launches, state media reported Tuesday, ahead of an expected nuclear test.

Boeing wraps up 787 test flights to find source of battery problems

Boeing says it is done for now with flight tests to find the source of the battery problems on its 787s.

Police clash with protesters outisde presidential palace in Egypt

Egyptian police on Monday night fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters here outside the presidential palace after demonstrations to mark the second anniversary of Hosni Mubarak's overthrow turned violent.

President Obama rules out raising Medicare eligibility age to cut spending

President Barack Obama has ruled out raising the age that Americans become eligible for medicare, the government health insurance program for seniors, as a way to reduce the government's deficit.

New India-Italy pact may help two undertrial Italian naval guards

Italian naval guards facing trial in India for shooting two fishermen may become beneficiaries of a new agreement between Italy and India that allowed convicts serving a prison sentence to be transferred to their home country to serve the rest of the sentence there.

Army chief General Bikram Singh leaves for Japan to bolster military ties

With India and Japan further cranking up their military ties across the entire spectrum, Army chief General Bikram Singh left for Tokyo on a four-day visit on Monday evening. There is a definite upswing in the strategic-military partnership with Japan.

Earthquake jolts Garhwal region, no casualties

The quake, measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale, occurred at around 1619 hours, state MeT Director Anand Sharma said.

Antony, Digvijaya have potential to become PM not Modi: Govindacharya

"I feel both Narendra Modi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi are not fit to be the Prime Minister of the country," former BJP leader Govindacharya said.

Pakistan prisoner Chamel Singh's family appeals to Omar Abdullah

Nearly a month after the brutal death of Indian prisoner Chamel Singh in Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail, Deepak Singh , 20, son of deceased has appealed to chief minister of Omar Abdulalh to intervene to bring back the body of his father from Pakistan so that the family could perform his last rites.

Kurien was at guest house, says Suryanelli sex scandal accused

Spelling fresh trouble for Rajya Sabha deputy chairman PJ Kurien, an accused who served a jail sentence in the 17-year-old Suryanelli sex scandal case has said that Kurien was present at the guest house where the victim was exploited.

Voter registration starts in Gaza, West Bank: Election chief

Palestinian electoral officials on Monday began the long-overdue process of updating voter rolls in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in a key step towards eventual elections, officials said.

Would ask Centre for more drought relief funds for Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar

Terming the drought situation in Maharashtra as "grim," Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar said he would recommend the Centre to release more funds for the state to tackle the problem.

Gujarat HC to hear suspended cop Tarun Barot's bail plea on Thursday

Justice Anant Dave has deferred the hearing on Barot's plea, who was jailed in September last year and chargesheeted in December for murder, criminal conspiracy and abduction of the Bhavnagar youth in 2003.

Pakistan reacts cautiously to Afzal Guru's execution

Pakistan on Monday reacted cautiously to the execution of Afzal Guru, hanged for his role in the 2001 attack on Parliament, saying it did not want to "go into details" of his trial.

Bus crashes in Bangladesh, killing at least 16

Police in Bangladesh say a bus packed with Muslim pilgrims has plunged off a bridge and at least 16 people died.

Japan plans to give patrol boats to Manila: Report

Japan plans to donate patrol boats costing $11 million each to the Philippines, ramping up regional efforts to monitor China's maritime activity in disputed waters, a newspaper said Monday.

Philippine town mourns largest captive saltwater crocodile

The world's largest saltwater crocodile in captivity has died, sending villagers to tears in the backwater southern Philippine town that had started to draw tourists, revenue and development because of the immense reptile.

3 people killed in California helicopter crash on Sunday

Three people were killed in a pre-dawn helicopter crash on Sunday in a rural area of Los Angeles County, authorities said.

Million dollar reward for alleged US cop 'terrorist'

Los Angeles announced a $1 million reward for information leading to the capture of an ex-cop accused of "domestic terrorism" in a murder spree that has claimed three lives.

Police raid 'gay' party in Mumbai; 30 booked for indecent behaviour

Thirty persons were booked for alleged indecent behaviour following a raid at a "gay party" in suburban Malad on Sunday, police said.

Shiv Sena claims credit for Afzal Guru's execution

Shiv Sena during Presidential election had supported the Congress on condition that it will dispose of Guru's mercy petition at earliest.

Schools closed in Nepal to protest against inclusion of Indian textbooks

Maoists in Nepal today forced the closure of 600 schools in Lalitpur district to protest the inculsion of Indian textbooks in the curriculum by a local school.

Lok Jana Shakti Party president Paswan says Modi can't become PM

Lok Jana Shakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan has asserted that Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi can not become Prime Minister at any cost whether he is endorsed by the Dharam Sansad of the sadhus or take a dip in Sangam.

Don't indulge in factionalism, Antony tells Congress Kerala unit

Defence minister AK Antony on Sunday asked his partymen in the state to behave as factionalism has reached dangerous levels.

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