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US Prez Obama announces initiative to train US’ skilled force

With Americans facing tough competition from high-skilled workers from countries like India and China, US President Barack Obama is likely to announce a new initiative to train his country’s young skilled force for hi-tech jobs. This is part of efforts by the US President to have Americans fill up most of the estimated half a million jobs in the IT ...

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Obama slams bias against African-Americans in Ferguson

U.S. President Barack Obama has condemned the police in the Missouri city of Ferguson for “oppressive and abusive” actions against African-Americans and called for criminal justice reform as part of the modern struggle for civil rights. “What we saw was that the Ferguson Police Department, in conjunction with the municipality, saw traffic stops, arrests, tickets as a revenue generator as ...

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“Jihadi John had anger management issues”

‘Jihadi John’, a masked Islamic State militant seen in gruesome videos of beheadings of Western hostages, received anger management therapy in his first year of secondary school in the U.K. after getting into fights. Mohammed Emwazi attended Quintin Kynaston School in Queens Park, northwest London, a decade ago. His former teacher said Emwazi needed help controlling his emotions but he ...

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31 Nasheed supporters arrested during rally over his detention

At least 31 supporters of Mohammed Nasheed have been arrested during a mass rally that saw thousands throng the Maldivian capital to protest the detention of the former president on terror charges. The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party-Jumhooree Party (MDP-JP) alliance had organised the rally yesterday and more than 10,000 people participated in the demonstration. The opposition supporters marched through Male ...

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Solar aircraft successfully completes test flight in UAE

A solar aircraft has successfully completed its first test flight in the UAE, days before its departure for a round-the-world voyage, including India. Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, soared across the skies of Abu Dhabi on Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) yesterday. The revolutionary single-seater sustainable aircraft will attempt the solar-powered flight around the world beginning this March from ...

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Singapore Prez Tan Keng Yam to visit India: Minister

Singapore President Tan Keng Yam will make a state visit to India in two weeks to mark the golden jubilee of bilateral ties, a minister has said. “President Tan Keng Yam will visit Delhi in two weeks’ time where he will meet Indian leaders and continue to build on bilateral engagement between the two nations at the highest levels,” Transport ...

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Obama congratulated for clean energy agreement

A top American Senator has congratulated US President Barack Obama for reaching an agreement with India to generate more renewable energy and thus reduce impact on the world’s climate. “This agreement with India is significant progress toward the larger goal of a reaching a comprehensive global agreement on climate change in Paris later this year,” said Senator Tom Carper, a ...

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“Obama’s India visit aimed at containing China”

Highlighting the significance of Obama’s visit from China’s point of view, Prof Wang Yewei of the School of international relations at the Renmin University told CCTV that Obama became the first US President visiting India for the second time and the visit was also aimed at leaving his diplomatic legacy. Also from US point of view, India is the key ...

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3 French skiers found dead, 3 missing after avalanche

Rescue workers have found the bodies of three of six French skiers who went missing during a trek in the Queyras mountain range in the French Alps, officials said on Sunday (Jan 25). The party of six, experienced skiers aged between 50 and 70, left on Saturday for a hike in the range straddling France and Italy but triggered an ...

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Divers find more bodies, reach AirAsia fuselage

Indonesian divers today finally reached the fuselage of an AirAsia plane that crashed last month, an official said, as four more bodies were recovered from the Java Sea. Flight QZ8501 went down on December 28 in stormy weather with 162 people on board as it flew from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore. “Divers have reached the fuselage this ...

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