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China launches spacecraft to go to Moon orbit and return back

China today launched an unmanned spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in order to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country's first Moon mission with a provision to return back. AP photo

China today launched an unmanned spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in order to test technologies to be used in the...

US firm fined for underpaying Indian workers

A Silicon Valley IT company in the US has been ordered to pay USD 40,000 in back wages to eight Indian workers who worked up to 122 hours a week and received as little as USD 1.21 an hour. PTI file photo. For representation purpose

A Silicon Valley IT company in the US has been ordered to pay USD 40,000 in back wages to eight Indian workers who worked up...

Shorter TB treatment falls short of effectiveness

There is bad news for patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB) as researchers have found that a shortened.DH File Photo For Representation

There is bad news for patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB) as researchers have found that a shortened...

Ebola epidemic likely to explode by mid-December

Health workers carry the body of an Ebola virus victim in the Waterloo district of Freetown. The Ebola epidemic already devastating swaths of West Africa will explode by mid-December and could kill tens of thousands of people unless urgent action is taken, a new study warned today. Reuters photo

The Ebola epidemic already devastating swaths of West Africa will explode by mid-December and could kill tens of thousands of people unless...

New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola

An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York City, October 23, 2014. A physician with Doctors without Borders (MSF) who returned from West Africa recently and developed potential symptoms is being tested for Ebola at the hospital Reuters Photo

A doctor who treated Ebola patients in Guinea and returned to the US last week has tested positive for the Ebola...

Canada faces jihadist threat after home-grown attacks

Lawmakers returned to the bullet- chipped halls of Canada's parliament today after two jihadist attacks in three days forced their nation to confront a deadly new home-grown threat. AP photo

Lawmakers returned to the bullet- chipped halls of Canada's parliament today after two jihadist attacks in three days forced their...

Canada vows crackdown after Ottawa shooting

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country's fight against ''terrorist organisations'' abroad after a reported convert to Islam rampaged through Parliament, shocking the usually tranquil capital city. Reuetsr photo

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country's fight against "terrorist organisations" abroad after...

Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son. AP photo

The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead...

Communist Party of China promises Hong Kong's autonomy

China's ruling Communist Party today vowed autonomy for Hong Kong where pro-democracy protesters have locked horns with the city administration for over a month on the election of next Chief Executive and stop interfering in the judicial process to make it more independent. Reuters file photo

China's ruling Communist Party today vowed autonomy for Hong Kong where pro-democracy protesters have locked horns with the...

Islamic State militants now world's richest: experts

The Islamic State has become the world's wealthiest terror group, earning tens of millions of dollars a month from illegal oil sales and ransoms, officials said today. Reuters file photo

The Islamic State has become the world's wealthiest terror group, earning tens of millions of dollars a month from illegal oil...

Missing Indian found after 40 years in Dubai

In an unexpected reunion, an Indian man who disappeared 40 years ago from his hometown was found out by his friends in the UAE in a hospital here. AP file photo of Dubai

In an unexpected reunion, an Indian man who disappeared 40 years ago from his hometown was found out by his friends in the UAE in......

Saudi jails 4 women for preparing sons to wage jihad

Four women in Saudi Arabia have been jailed for preparing their sons to wage war and for supporting Al-Qaeda, official media said, in the kingdom's latest ''terrorist'' convictions. Reuters file photo for representational purpose

Four women in Saudi Arabia have been jailed for preparing their sons to wage war and for supporting Al-Qaeda, official media...

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Hindu priest performs evening prayers called 'Aarti' on the banks of the river Yamuna...

Dakshineswar Temple decorated with lights for the Kali Puja and Diwali at North 24 Pargana...

Dakshineswar Temple decorated with lights for the Kali Puja and Diwali at North 24 Pargana...

Firecrackers light up the sky as people celebrate Diwali festival in Mumbai...

Firecrackers light up the sky as people celebrate Diwali festival in Mumbai...

School students lighting earhen lamps at Tulsi Ghat in Varanasi...

School students lighting earhen lamps at Tulsi Ghat in Varanasi...

A view of decorated Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium with oil lamps during Deepwali festival...

A view of decorated Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium with oil lamps during Deepwali festival...

Illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of Diwali in Amritsar...

Illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of Diwali in Amritsar...

Children with special needs light firecrackers as they celebrate Diwali...

Children with special needs light firecrackers as they celebrate Diwali...

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers enjoy Diwali celebrations on the eve of Diwali...

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers enjoy Diwali celebrations on the eve of Diwali...

Hindu priests light oil lamps in a formation of the 'Swastika', a Hindu symbol of peace...

Hindu priests light oil lamps in a formation of the 'Swastika', a Hindu symbol of peace...

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A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier lights sparklers on the eve of Diwali...

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