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Gaza crisis: Kerry briefs Obama as US votes against ‘biased’ UN resolution on Israel

Obama, during his call aboard Air Force One yesterday, had asked Kerry to update him on efforts to achieve an immediate cessation of hostilities #Arab League #Ban Ki-moon #Barack Obama #Egypt #Gaza Crisis #Hamas #Israel #John Kerry #Palestine #Peace #United Nations #World

9 mins ago

Climate change-linked food shortage ravaging Antarctic fur seals, says study

A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members, researchers have said. #Antarctic #climate change #Fur Seals #NewsTracker #South Georgia #World

9 mins ago

Indian Embassy in Kiev urges students to postpone travel to Ukraine

The Indian Embassy in Kiev advised Indian students planning to return for their new academic year in institutions in Ukraine to postpone their travel. #Donestk #India #Indian Embassy #Kiev #Lugansk #Ministry of External Affairs #New Delhi #NewsTracker #students #Syed Akbaruddin #Ukraine #Ukrainian crisis #World

12 mins ago

Photos: Heartbroken Netherlands receives bodies of MH17 victims

The first bodies from flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine. Uniformed Dutch military personnel solemnly hoisted 40 wooden coffins from two planes and placed them in individual hearses at Eindhoven airport in the south of the country in a powerfully sombre ceremony, as a trumpeter played the Last Post and a large crowd of the bereaved watched, shielded from the press #ImagesOfTheDay #International investigators #Malaysia #MH17 #MH17 crash site #Netherlands #Pro-Russian rebels #Ukraine #World

23 mins ago

Include ‘third gender’ children in schools, Govt advises states

States and union territories have been advised to take steps for admitting socially and educationally backward "third gender" children in educational institutions, parliament was told on Wednesday. #Education #India #Schools #Smriti Irani #Third gender

27 mins ago

Manipuri youth murder in Delhi: All five suspects held

The fifth and last suspect in the case relating to the murder of a 29-year-old Manipuri youth was arrested on Wednesday night. #Akha Salouni #Delhi #Hate crime #India #Manipur #Manipuri youth #Murder #NewsTracker #Police #suspects

37 mins ago

Putin responsible for every incident in Ukraine conflict: US

The US has intensified its attack on Russian President Vladimir Putin, holding him responsible for the tragic downing of a Malaysian plane by a missile over a part of Ukraine controlled by Russia-backed separatists. #Malaysia Airlines #MH17 #pro-Russia rebels #Steve Warren #Ukraine #United States #Vladimir Putin

42 mins ago

US Congress asks Basketball body to review policy against Sikh turbans

The letter says Sikh players participating within FIBA were told that their turbans violate Article 4.4.2 of FIBA's official rules, which states that "Players shall not wear equipment (objects) that may cause injury to other players." #basketball #FIBA #Sikh turban #Sikhs #Sports #US congress #WhyNow #World