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Monthly News October 2013

NSA scoops data from Yahoo, Google data centres: Report
NSA scoops data from Yahoo, Google data ...

NSA scoops data from Yahoo, Google data centres

Washington – The US National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links connecting Yahoo and Google data centres around the world, a US daily reported Wednesday. The Washington Post cited classified documents leaked by former defense contractor Edward Snowden and... read more »

China supports Geneva II conference on Syria
China supports Geneva II conference on S...

China supports Geneva II conference on Syria

Damascus – China has supported efforts to find a political solution of persisting Syrian crisis and supported the Geneva II conference in this regard. The Chinese ambassador to Syria Zhang Xun said Wednesday that China deems the political solution and the Geneva II conference on Syria as... read more »

Kanye West gets earful from radio host over `narcissistic personality`
Kanye West’s mantra – my wed...

Kanye West’s mantra – my wedding my way

Los Angeles – Rapper Kanye West is reportedly planning to take care of even the smallest details of his wedding with fiancee Kim Kardashian. Although the invitations have not been sent out and details are yet to be finalised, West wants everything to be exactly how he wants. “Kanye has a... read more »

'World powers to consider sanction relief for Iran'
‘Iran continues enriching uranium ...

‘Iran continues enriching uranium to 20 percent purity’

Tehran – The Iranian atomic chief has said that Tehran is producing high-grade 20 percent uranium enrichment. “The 20 percent enriched uranium and fuel plates (therewith) are being produced within the country,” reported Xinhua citing head of Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran... read more »

Foreign powers must end rebel support: Bashar Al Assad

Foreign powers must end rebel support: Bashar Al Assad

The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, has said he is open to peace talks but insisted that they would not go ahead unless foreign nations stopped supporting rebel fighters. The comments... read more »

Muzaffarnagar violence: Eight arrested, cases against 15

Muzaffarnagar violence: Eight arrested, cases against 15

Eight persons have been arrested and cases registered against 15 people in connection with fresh communal violence in Budhana area of Muzaffarnagar district where paramilitary forces are... read more »

Putin pips Obama as 'most powerful person' in 2013 Forbes list

Putin pips Obama as ‘most powerful person’ in 2013 Forbes list

London – Russian President Vladimir Putin has been declared the world’s most powerful person by Forbes magazine, leaving United States President Barack Obama in second position... read more »

UN communications will not be monitored, says US

UN communications will not be monitored, says US

Amid growing international anger over the spying activities of the National Security Agency, the U.S. has assured the United Nations that the world body’s communications will not be... read more »

How Mars could have been warm and wet enough to form ancient valleys

Countdown for Mars Orbiter Mission begins Nov 3

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) – The final countdown for India’s ambitious Rs.430-crore Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) will begin Nov 3 morning, while the full launch rehearsal will be... read more »