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  • North Korea seen testing engine for intercontinental ballistic missile

    May 2, 2014 2:53 AM 5

    U.S. think tank says next stage would be a test launch of missile believed to have more than 10,000 kilometers range. North Korea has recently conducted engine tests for an intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially deliver a nuclear warhead to the United States, a U.S. think tank said on Friday. North Korea conducted at least one engine

  • Yemeni Army Kills 7 al-Qaida Fighters

    May 1, 2014 6:39 PM 17

    ADEN — Yemen Government troops killed an al-Qaida commander from Uzbekistan and six other fighters in a battle in south Yemen on Thursday, the third day of a military offensive against the Islamist group, a local military source said. The Uzbek citizen, known as Abu Muslim al-Uzbeki, died during fighting in the province of Abyan, the source told Reuters

  • Israel at 66: 8.2 million residents and 14 cities

    May 1, 2014 2:25 PM 6

    75 percent of the Israeli population is Jewish, 20.7 percent Arab and 4.3 percent 'others,' according to the Bureau of Statistics. Israel's population has increased by 2 percent – or 157,000 people -since Independence Day last year, to a total of 8.2 million people today, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics. In a statistical report released

  • Ukraine crisis: Putin ‘walks the walk’ but not as Obama wants

    April 30, 2014 7:47 PM 16

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin has "walked the walk" since the West imposed new sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, but not in the way Barack Obama intended. Announcing sanctions against Russian companies and individuals this week, the US president used the phrase in urging the Kremlin leader to do more than just "talk the talk" when it comes to finding

  • FIR filed against Modi for violation of poll code

    April 30, 2014 7:45 PM 10

    On a day 89 of the country’s 543 Lok Sabha constituencies voted, the Ahmedabad Police lodged a first information report (FIR) against Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat’s chief minister, for violating the model code of conduct. The FIR was lodged as the Election Commission (EC) ordered it within

  • Modi selfie spells trouble

    April 30, 2014 7:01 PM 14

    FIR filed for displaying party symbol A first information report (FIR) was registered against the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, on Election Commission orders for allegedly violating electoral laws by displaying the party’s lotus symbol after voting in Gandhinagar on Wednesday. Mr. Modi has been booked for violating Sections 126 (1) (a) and 126 (1) (b) of the Representation

  • EC’s action against Modi toughest in this election

    April 30, 2014 5:57 PM 7

    The Election Commission's decision to order an FIR against BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi on Wednesday is the poll panel’s toughest action yet since the 16th Lok Sabha elections commenced on March 5. The EC, so far, has taken action against several leaders for violation of the Model Code of Conduct, but no senior leader has been booked

  • ‘Lotus’ display: case filed against Modi, TV channels

    April 30, 2014 5:15 PM 17

    Following an Election Commission directive, the Ahmedabad Police Crime Branch on Wednesday registered an FIR against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly violating the model code of conduct after casting his vote in the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency. The police also registered an FIR against some TV channels for airing Modi’s speech

  • Modi in police trouble as India's election nears climax - World

    April 30, 2014 4:19 PM 13

    AHMEDABAD India (Reuters) - Police opened a investigation against Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, tipped to be India's next prime minister, after he flashed his party's symbol and made a speech after casting his vote in a violation of election rules. About 139 million people were registered to vote in the eighth round of a marathon contest pitting Modi against

  • President Rouhani: government does not intend to practice censorship

    April 30, 2014 1:19 PM 7

    According to IBNA correspondent, the president congratulated the inauguration of the 27th TIBF to authors, publishers and all who are involved in book printing industry. He said: “Books represent human thinking and wisdom, and the creators of books are as respectable as the books themselves. However we should not pay such respect simply in the speeches