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Over a hundred migrants missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants has sunk just one kilometre (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, the coast guard said on Saturday, and most passengers were feared drowned. The local coast guard said it had no boats of its own and had to commandeer fishing vessels in a rescue attempt after fishermen raised the alarm on Saturday morning. Migrants have been streaming out of North Africa in rickety boats in rising numbers for years. #Arabic #Brazil #Business #China #India #Mexico #Middle East #opinion #Technology #United Kingdom

19 mins ago

Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt fire and resume peace talks, but violence continued unabated with Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Hamas militants firing rockets at the Jewish state. A senior Egyptian diplomat said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had informed Sisi that Hamas was prepared to come to Cairo for further talks, but Hamas did not immediately confirm the report. #Argentina #Brazil #Business #China #Egypt #France #Israel #Latin America #opinion #United States

32 mins ago

Haryana Congress: Ajay Yadav to head Campaign committee, Jindal publicity panel

AICC general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said that the Congress president Sonia Gandhi has approved the Haryana Pradesh Congress Campaign Committee and Publicity and Publication Committee. #Ajay Yadav #Ashok Tanwar #Bhupinder Singh Hooda #Congress #Deepender Singh Hooda #Haryana #Janardan Dwivedi #Kumari Shelja #Naveen Jindal #PoliticalPlay #Politics #Randeep Singh Surjewala #Sonia Gandhi #States

42 mins ago

Ceasefire violations: Border area villagers fear truce agreement will end

The residents of 27 border hamlets along the IB have either migrated or were evacuated, leaving behind one or two members of each family to take care of their house and cattle. #Atal Bihari Vajpayee #BSF #ceasefire violations #India #Jammu and Kashmir #Pakistan #Pakistan Rangers #RS Pura Sector #ThisisNext

42 mins ago

Akhilesh slams Jaitley on rape remarks

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had called the Delhi gang rape case in December in 2012 as a "small rape incident". #Akhilesh Yadav #Arun Jaitley #Badaun case #PoliticalPlay #Politics #Rape #Uttar Pradesh

Aug 23, 2014

Pakistan crisis: Sharif meets Zardari over lunch to end stalemate

Briefing journalists after Zardari-Nawaz meeting, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said Zardari had assured his full support to Sharif in resolving the crisis within the limits of the constitution and law. #Asif Ali Zardari #Imran Khan #Nawaz Sharif #Pakistan Peoples Party #PoliticalPlay #Politics #Tahirul Qadri

Aug 23, 2014

Former BCCI boss Inderjit Singh Bindra retires from cricket administration

Former BCCI president and veteran cricket administrator Inderjit Singh Bindra has decided to resign from the post of president of the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) after being actively involved in its running for the past 36 years. #Administration #BCCI #Cricket #Inderjit Singh Bindra #Punjab Cricket Association #Sports #SportsTracker

Aug 23, 2014

Ananthamurthy cremated with full state honours

The last rites were conducted as per Hindu traditions fulfiling the wishes of Ananthamurthy, who was equally brilliant in Kannada and English writing. #Ananth Kumar #Bangalore University #DV Sadananda Gowda #Girish Karnad #InMemoriam #Jnanpith award #Siddaramaiah #UR Ananthamurthy

Aug 23, 2014

Maqsood, Alam stand tall as Pakistan edge Sri Lanka in thriller

Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam put on a 147-run stand as Pakistan recovered from the brink to defeat Sri Lanka by four wickets on Saturday and take the lead in the three-match series. #1st ODI #Ahmed Shehzad #Cricket #Fawad Alam #Hambantota #Mahela Jayawardene #Pakistan #Sohaib Maqsood #Sports #SportsTracker #Sri Lanka

Aug 23, 2014

Brigadier allegedly sodomises sahayak, faces sacking

The Brigadier was commanding troops in the Poonch sector along the LoC and was in-charge of the sensitive area where Pakistani ceasefire violations are frequent. #Brigadier #ceasefire violations #Defence #India #Indian Army #Jammu and Kashmir #Line of Control #Pakistan #Poonch #Sahayak #ThatsJustWrong