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Insurgents attack town north of Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Sunni Islamist insurgents who control large parts of northern Iraq attacked a town north of Baghdad early on Sunday, seizing local government buildings, police and witnesses said. They said militants in 50 to 60 vehicles stormed the town of Dhuluiya, about 70 km (45 miles) north of Baghdad at 3.30 am (0030 GMT), taking the mayor's office and municipal council building and fighting to take control of the police station. Insurgents led by the al Qaeda offshoot Islamic State seized swathes of Iraq's northern and western Sunni Muslim provinces in a two-day offensive last month. #Arabic #Argentina #China #Entertainment #France #markets #Mexico #opinion #Russia #United States

15 mins ago

Saradha scam: Mithun Chakraborty may record statement with CBI

CBI may examine Bollywood actor and Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Mithun Chakraborty in connection with its probe in the Saradha ponzi scam as the agency has found that he was allegedly part of the promotion exercise undertaken by the promoters. #India #Mithun Chakraborty #Saradha #Saradha Chit fund scam #Saradha scam

16 mins ago

UK: Man of Indian origin sentenced for raping 12-year-old girl

Vinayak Rama and Reynold Carvalho have been jailed for raping the girl in a forest area in Leicester on October 1 last year. #Helen Small #NewsTracker #Rape #UK

21 mins ago

Syrian rebel commander assassinated in Jordan – police

AMMAN (Reuters) - A Syrian rebel commander has been shot dead in the Jordanian capital in the first such incident on the kingdom's territory since the start of the conflict in Syria in 2011, a police source said on Saturday. Maher Rahal, 27, who headed the Liwa al-Mujahideen Brigade, one of dozens of rebel formations battling President Bashar al-Assad's forces in southern Syria, was shot five times in a residential area of the capital late on Friday #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #Business #India #Japan #opinion #United Kingdom

47 mins ago

Why the Brics summit is Modi’s first most crucial diplomatic outing

This is going to be the most serious foreign policy lesson as well as a challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he embarks on a trip to Brazil on Sunday to attend the sixth Brics summit in Brazil. #BRICs #BRICS Summit #Brics summit in Brazil #India #Modi #Modi's foreign policy #Narendra Modi diplomacy

Jul 13, 2014

Israeli commandos clash with Hamas militants on Day 6 of Gaza offensive

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli naval commandos clashed with Hamas militants in a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip on Sunday, in what appeared to be the first ground assault of a six-day Israeli offensive on the territory aimed at stopping Palestinian rocket fire. #Arabic #Brazil #facebook #India #Israel #Mexico #opinion #Politics #Russia

Jul 13, 2014

Israeli commandos clash with Hamas militants on Day 6 of Gaza offensive

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli naval commandos clashed with Hamas militants in a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip on Sunday, in what appeared to be the first ground assault of a six-day Israeli offensive on the territory aimed at stopping Palestinian rocket fire. With aerial support from fighter jets, the Israeli force attacked a site in northern Gaza used to launch long-range rockets, an Israeli military spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner, said. Militants opened fire, wounding four commandos, but the launch site was hit, he said. #Arabic #Brazil #China #France #India #Japan #Latin America #opinion #Politics #Technology #United States

Jul 13, 2014

Govt roping in PSUs to build public toilets for women: Maneka Gandhi

As part of efforts to ensure safety of women, public sector units (PSUs) are being roped in to build toilets, a priority area for NDA government, Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has said. #India #Maneka Gandhi #Minister Maneka Gandhi #NDA #public toilets for women #Women and Child Development Minister #women's safety

Jul 13, 2014

Chinese prosecutors detain top TV news anchor

BEIJING (Reuters) - Prosecutors detained a top Chinese news anchor shortly before a nightly broadcast, state media reported, as authorities extend anti-corruption efforts deeper into the country's media industry. #Business #China #Entertainment #facebook #Japan #markets #Mexico #Middle East #opinion

Jul 13, 2014

How PM Modi kept his promise to the northeast in Budget 2014

Modi’s smart pre-poll rhetoric turned into reality in an unprecedented manner, because the region that was so far neglected and alienated, has not only been awarded with two Cabinet berths, but also an outlay of Rs 53,706 crore in the Union Budget 2014-15 announced on July 10. #Allocation for northeast #Arun Jaitley #Arunachala Pradesh #Assam #Budget 2014 #India's northeast #Manipur #Meghalaya #Modi's budget #Nagaland #Northeast #Sikkim #Tripura