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HIV, malaria deaths on decline

In a startling revelation, an analysis for the Global burden of Diseases has suggested that estimates of the number of people living with HIV are 18·7 per cent smaller than UNAIDS’s estimates in 2012.

11 parents of Nigeria’s abducted girls die

About a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.

ISIS crushes, coerces resistance in its way

Using its own version of “soft” and “hard” power, the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no lon

US, UN efforts to end violence stumble

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US issues travel warning, offers Gaza $47m aid; Palestinian toll hits 603; ceasefire not near, insists Israel

China town ‘sealed off’ after man dies of plague

Some 30,000 people living at Yumen in the north-western province of Gansu are not being allowed to leave, and the police at roadblocks on its perimeter is telling motorists to find alternative routes

Taliban kill 5 foreign guards

A Taliban suicide attacker riding a motorbike killed five foreign guards in Kabul on Tuesday, the latest blast to rock the Afghan capital during an impasse over presidential election results.

Israel pummels Gaza: John Kerry steps up diplomatic push

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Israeli forces pounded the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, sending thousands of residents fleeing, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists, as U.S.

Gaza rocket halts Israel flights, world pushes for truce

UN chief Ban visited Cairo and Tel Aviv to appeal to both sides to lay down arms. Photo: AP

Major airlines blocked flights to Israel Wednesday after a rocket from Gaza struck near airport runways, as the UN chief urged an end to a conflict that has killed 636 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.

Over 100,000 Palestinians seeking UN refuge

Smoke and fire (above) from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City on Tuesday — AFP,AP

The UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees has said that over 100,000 internally displaced people are seeking safety in its facilities amid deteriorating security conditions in the Gaza Strip as it

Much as I am tempted to see the fuss over Ved Pratap Vaidik’s posturing as a warning against busybodies and meddlers, wholesale condemnation of what is known as Track Two diplomacy might be unfair.

There is considerable speculation about when the Planning Commission will be reconstituted and who will occupy the largest room in Yojana Bhavan.