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7,620 Indian nationals lodged in foreign jails, highest in Saudi Arabia

Lodged in 86 jails abroad, at least 50 are women NEW DELHI (TIP):  As many as 7,620 Indian nationals are lodged in foreign jails, with the highest number in Saudi Arabia. Of them, at least […]

World

Earthquake damages buildings on Greek island 2 killed and 100 hurt

KOS (TIP): A powerful earthquake struck Greek islands early morning on july 20, damaging buildings and a port, killing at least two people and causing more than 100 injuries, authorities said. The island of Kos was nearest to […]

World

Cyprus reunification talks collapse UN chief very sorry

CRANS-MONTANA (TIP): Talks to reunify the divided island of Cyprus collapsed in the early hours of July 7, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said after a stormy final session. “I’m very sorry to tell you that despite the very strong commitment and […]

Indian Americans

Indian American to embark on solo flight around the world

NEW YORK (TIP): On July 4, Ravinder K. Bansal, a retired entrepreneur of Indian origin, will embark on a solo flight around the world in a single-engine Cessna 400 to raise money for a hospital […]

World

EX-GREEK PM PAPADEMOS HURT IN CAR BLAST: STATE TV

ATHENS (TIP): Greek former prime minister Lucas Papademos was hurt on Thursday when an explosive device went off inside his car in Athens, state agencies said. State news agency ANA said Papademos was undergoing surgery for abdominal and leg injuries at […]

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Europe

Greece evacuates 75,000 to defuse WW II bomb

THESSALONIKI (TIP): A massive evacuation has begun in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki so experts can defuse a 500-pound unexploded World War II bomb. An estimated 75,000 people are being evacuated in a nearly […]

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Turkey talks tough with the EU

Turkey‘s European Union Affairs Minister, Omer Celik, has yet again said his country cannot overhaul its counter-terrorism laws in return for visa-free travel facilities for Turks. The much-derided quid pro quo forms part of the deal […]

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Euro 2016 quarter-final: Portugal beat Poland in shootout to reach semis

MARSEILLE (TIP): A superb shootout save by Portugal’s Rui Patricio allowed Ricardo Quaresma to be the hero again as his spot kick against Poland sent them into the Euro 2016 semi-finals 5-3 on penalties after […]

Europe

ISIS has a ‘kill list’ with 8,318 assassination targets, report says

LONDON (TIP): A pro-ISIS “hacking” group calling itself the United Cyber Caliphate distributed its latest “kill” list this week. The group claims the list includes names, addresses, and email addresses belonging to 8,318 people, making it one of the longest target lists […]

Middle East

EGYPTAIR HIJACKER REVEALS WHY HE TOOK OVER THE PLANE

CYPRUS (TIP)The man suspected of hijacking an EgyptAir flight and redirecting it to Cyprus has appeared in court and said he acted in a bid “to see his wife and children”. Seif Eldin Mustafa, 59, […]

Africa

E-tourist visa scheme extended to 37 more countries

NEW DELHI (TIP): The central government on Thursday announced the extension of e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) facility to 37 more countries from Friday, a home ministry statement said. With this the total count of countries under […]

Refugee exodus is seen as logical outcome of Syrian president's survival strategy.
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EXODUS: EUROPE, ASIA, AND BEYOND

As the battles raged in Syria and Iraq, millions of innocent civilians have sought refuge elsewhere to escape the dire straits in their home countries. Their prime destination: Europe. They came via planes, trains, ships, […]

After her untimely death, the parents of Georgina Joshi (above) created a foundation, which recently gifted Indiana University $1 million to help build a state-of-the-art audio recording studio. (Indiana.edu photo)
Indian Americans

Indian American Foundation Pledges $1 Million for Studio at Indiana University’s Jacobs School

An Indian American foundation, The Georgina Joshi Foundation Inc., has given a $1 million gift  to Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music for a state-of-the-art audio recording studio. The new facility, to be named the Georgina Joshi […]

Europe

Police arrest seven men in Kosovo for printing fake EU passports

PRISTINA: Police in Kosovo said on Thursday they had arrested seven men after an investigation during which they found hundreds of fake passports and other ID documents from EU countries, probably intended to be sold […]

Europe

Ringleader of Paris attacks planned more strikes, mocked open borders

PARIS (TIP): The ringleader behind the November 13 attacks in Paris had plans to strike Jewish targets and to disrupt schools and the transport system in France, according to sources close to the investigation. Abdelhamid […]

Americas

Canadian Sikh Wrongly Pictured as Paris Terrorist; Image Photoshopped

TORONTO:  An innocent Canadian Sikh journalist was wrongly accused of being involved in the Paris attacks after his Photoshopped image went viral on social media and a Spanish newspaper printed the snap identifying him as a […]

Business & Economics

GLOBAL GOLD DEMAND HITS MORE THAN TWO-YEAR HIGH IN Q3: WGC

LONDON (TIP): Global gold demand hit its highest in more than two years in the third quarter as July’s price drop boosted buying of jewellery, coins and bars, the World Gold Council said. Overall demand […]

Europe’s Refugee Crisis- Image DW.DE
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Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Another major crisis is unfolding in Europe. Still struggling to find solutions for the Eurozone and Ukrainian crises, The European elite was hardly prepared to face a serious refugee and migration challenge. The problem has […]

PHOTO: Migrants protest at the railway station in the town of Bicske, Hungary, September 3, 2015. (Reuters: Bernadett Szabo)
Europe

UN calls for up to 200,000 refugees to be shared among EU states

GENEVA (TIP): The UN High Commissioner for Refugees called Friday on the European Union to admit up to 200,000 refugees as part of a “mass relocation programme” that would be binding on EU states. “People […]

Europe

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras resigns, calls for early election

ATHENS (TIP): Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned on August 20, hoping to strengthen his hold on power in snap elections after seven months in office in which he fought Greece‘s creditors for a better bailout […]

Europe

Greek lawmakers vote for reforms, secure EU loan

ATHENS (TIP): Greece got a triple dose of good news on Thursday, when creditors agreed to open talks on a third bailout package, to give the country an interim loan to cover its debts, and […]

Business & Economics

Greek parliament approves tough creditor reforms bill

ATHENS (TIP): Greece‘s parliament early on Thursday strongly approved a bill of tough reforms demanded by the country’s creditors in return for a new bailout, according to official results. A final count showed 229 lawmakers […]

Europe

The Greek deal has lessons for all nations

ATHENS (TIP) : After all the brinkmanship, including holding of a referendum, Greece has finally agreed to the conditional bailout package offered to it, thus averting an exit from the eurozone and setting a precedent […]

Europe

Greece news live: EU leaders summit cancelled as ministers say ‘not possible’ to do deal today

A summit of all European Union members planned for Sunday has been cancelled as “very difficult” talks over a third bailout deal for Greece continue. All 28 leaders, including David Cameron, had been expected to […]

Business & Economics

IMF DOWNGRADES 2015 OUTLOOK FOR GLOBAL GROWTH TO 3.3%

WASHINGTON (TIP): The US economy’s stumble at the start of 2015 is dragging down the world’s growth prospects, the International Monetary Fund said on July 9. The IMF forecasts 3.3 per cent global growth this […]