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Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society condoles for NELSON MANDELA’s death

IKFS conveyed condolence and joins with the people of South Africa for their “Leader of Nation” Nelson Mandela’s death. Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society,  (a non-profit...
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Dalai Lama not to attend Nelson Mandela’s funeral

The Dalai Lama, who has twice since 2009 been denied a visa for South Africa, is not planning to attend his fellow Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela's funeral, his spokesman said Sunday. "He has no plans to go," spokesman Tenzin Takhla told AFP in the northern…
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Five days of mourning in India for ‘Gandhian’ Mandela

India on Friday declared five days of national mourning for South Africa's anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela who was hailed as a "true Gandhian" and a "great friend" by the country's leaders. The Indian flag will be flown at half mast across the country…
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Genome reveals secrets to Burmese python’s big appetite

The first full study of a snake's genome has revealed the Burmese python to be one of the most evolutionarily advanced creatures on Earth, international researchers said Monday. The findings shed new light on how these southeast Asian natives have survived…
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Hong Kong confirms first human case of H7N9 bird flu

Hong Kong on Tuesday confirmed its first human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, according to a report, in the latest sign of the virus spreading beyond mainland China. A 36-year-old Indonesian domestic helper with a history of travelling to the mainland…

Woman Trapped Under Car Rescued By Passers-By In Ningbo, China

A woman run over and trapped under a car in China was rescued by good samaritans who lifted the vehicle off her. CCTV footage shows the victim riding an electric bicycle being hit during morning rush hour in the city of Ningbo, Zhejiang province, on…
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UN to seek more aid for Philippines typhoon displaced

The United Nations is to seek more international aid to shelter and give temporary jobs to millions displaced by the Philippines' deadliest typhoon in history, officials said Friday. "Providing shelter and rebuilding lives is an urgent priority," said…
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China ‘scrambles jets after US, Japan planes enter air zone’

China on Friday scrambled fighter jets to monitor US and Japanese aircraft which entered its new air defence zone, state media said. "Several combat aircraft were scrambled to verify the identities" of US and Japanese aircraft entering the air defence…