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Monthly News August 2015

Kim Jong Un at it again: N Korea dismiss...

Kim Jong Un at it again: N Korea dismisses top officials

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed top officials after a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported on Friday, a move that suggests the young leader holds them responsible for allowing the confrontation to nearly spin out of control. The rival Koreas earlier this week... read more »

Migrant crisis: Up to 200 feared dead in...

Migrant crisis: Up to 200 feared dead in Libya sinking

A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died. A security official in the western town of Zuwara, from where the overcrowded boat had set off, said there had around 400 people on board. Many appeared to... read more »

Austria: Bodies of up to 50 migrants fou...

Austria: Bodies of up to 50 migrants found in abandoned truck near Vienna

Austrian police found the decomposing bodies of up to 50 migrants in an abandoned truck, sparking a cross-border hunt for the people-smugglers responsible for the latest tragedy in Europe’s migrant crisis. The grisly discovery near the Slovakia and Hungary borders came as at least 30 more... read more »

Was it All About Money? Latest Developme...

Was it All About Money? Latest Developments in Sheena Bora Case

MUMBAI: Four days after Indrani Mukerjea, a former media executive, was arrested for the murder of her daughter, Sheena Bora, the police says it is looking at whether a complicated financial agreement was the likely motive. Here are the 10 new developments in this story: After Ms Mukerjea and her... read more »

Sensex, Nifty see relief rally; rupee gains 50 paise

Oil bounced back from heavy losses today but global oversupply and worries over the severity of the economic slowdown in China, the world’s top commodity consumer, kept prices near... read more »

China stocks sink over 7 per cent as panic selling intensifies

SHANGHAI: China stocks slumped more than 7 percent on Tuesday to their lowest level since December, with panic selling intensifying after the flagship Shanghai Composite Index crashed... read more »

Cannot believe son is a terrorist: French train gunman’s father

The father of a suspected Islamist militant gunman overpowered by passengers, inluding three US citizens, on a high-speed train in France was quoted on Monday, saying he could not believe... read more »

Bodies of climbers found after 21 years

Three frozen bodies that have been found on Ecuador’s highest peak may be the remains of French climbers who disappeared in an avalanche 20 years ago, officials said yesterday. The... read more »

Three policemen killed, over 30 injured in Egypt bombing

Cairo: At least three Egyptian policemen were killed and 33 others injured on Monday when a bomb struck their vehicle north of Cairo, the latest in a series of attacks against the country’s... read more »