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United Nations chief wants more aid for Iraqis

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called in Baghdad Monday for Iraq and the international community to increase assistance for over 2.5 million people displaced by violence in the country.

Russia gave arms to Syria during unrest: Bashar al-Assad

Russia is supplying weapons to Damascus under contracts signed since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, as well as under earlier deals, President Bashar al-Assad said.

Hunt resumes for Alps crash blackbox

Investigators sifting through the wreckage of the doomed Germanwings plane in the French Alps were forced Monday to resume the hunt on foot as bad weather hampered helicopter flights.

Queen’s Windsor Castle staff warns of a strike

Staff at Windsor Castle, one of the residences of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, are considering withdrawing some services to tourists such as guided tours in a dispute over low pay, a labour union said o

Shots fired at US NSA HQ, 1 dead

Guards shot one man dead and seriously wounded a second when they tried to ram a vehicle into the entrance gate at the Fort Meade, Maryland, headquarters of the National Security Agency on Monday, new

Tories 2 per cent ahead as PM kicks off poll campaign

Campaigning in Britain’s closest election in decades began on Monday after Prime Minister David Cameron met Queen Elizabeth to tell her Parliament had been dissolved, teeing up a fraught battle to gov

Obama spin docs hired to shake up UK vote deadlock

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Ed Miliband has hired David Axelrod, the mustachioed strategist behind US President Barack Obama’s “Yes We Can!” slogan, which helped sweep him to power in 2008. — (Photo: AFP)

US campus fraternities at a crossroads

Students walk on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Oklahoma. — AFP

Fraternities have long been a fixture of American college life, but revelations about sexual assault and racism are casting a pall over hard-partying “Greek life” on campus.

China museum displays family values campaign

People at the Modern Filial Piety Culture Museum at Qionglai, in southwest China’s Sichuan province. 	— AFP

What makes a good son or daughter? At China’s first museum dedicated to the topic of “filial piety”, the answer seems to be: almost superhuman levels of devotion and sacrifice.

Oil prices drop over Iran nuclear deal

Oil prices fell for the second straight session on Monday as Iran and six world powers negotiated a deal for Tehran’s nuclear programme that could end Western sanctions, allowing the Opec member to sh

The verdict of the Tis Hazari trial court (in State v.

A month has elapsed since the alliance of convenience — People’s Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party — came to power in Jammu and Kashmir.