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US Polls: Hillary ‘unfazed’ by Biden as her first TV ads appear

A top Hillary Clinton staffer told CNN on Sunday that the former first lady’s campaign team is unfazed by news that vice-president Joe Biden is giving serious consideration to a White House bid.

US President Barack Obama’s tough emission targets for power plants

A visitor takes a picture of a portrait of Barack Obama by artist Joe Black called Shoot to Kill, made from thousands. — AP

US President Barack Obama will unveil what he called the “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken” to fight climate change on Monday, slapping tough emission targets on power plants.

‘Glaciers worldwide melt to lowest levels on record’

Glaciers worldwide have shrunk to levels not seen in 120 years of record-keeping, with melt-off accelerating in the first decade of the 21st century, according to a study released on Monday.

Dry run for Olympic triathletes

Elite triathletes from around the world raced off Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach Sunday in a dress rehearsal for next year’s Olympic Games.

John Isner retains Atlanta title

John Isner hoists  championship trophy after defeating Marcos Baghdatis- AP

Big-serving American John Isner completed his Atlanta ATP hat-trick on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Marcos Baghdatis.

Katie Ledecky shatters 1,500m world record

Katie Ledecky of the USA is all smiles after setting a world record in the women’s 1,500m heats- AP

US Swimmer admitted she was shocked after breaking her own 1,500m freestyle record in the heats of the world swimming championships

Reinventing the ‘ageless art’ of flamenco

Spanish flamenco singer Chelo Pantoja

Stamping her heels to the brisk strumming of a guitar, Merche Esmeralda, 68, twirls her black shawl in the sunshine as the Madrid traffic streams by a roundabout behind her.

Mullah Omar kin: Won’t back new Taliban boss

Pakistan members of Jamiat Nazriati party march in a rally in Quetta on Sunday to pay tribute to Afghanistan’s deceased.  AFP

Taliban dissidents launch parallel council amid rift

Myanmar: 46 killed in monsoon rains

Villagers move their cattle away from flood waters in Min San village, Pwintbyu  township, Myanmar, on Monday. 	— AP

Monsoon rains have claimed hundreds of lives across Asia, authorities reported Monday, as rescuers scrambled to reach remote areas of Pakistan and Myanmar after flash floods and landslides.

No talk of South China Sea at Asean meet: Liu Zhenmin

China says Asean not right forum, nations outside Asean should not interfere

What often goes unnoticed is the fact that the genesis of Kashmir (commonly known as Jammu and Kashmir) is linked to 565 princely states, which became independent along with the birth of two sovereign

India has carried out the execution of Yakub Memon,” says the BBC, “the man convicted of financing the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings.” It goes on to say that 257 people were killed in the Mumbai blasts.