Egypt furniture factory fire kills 25

At least 25 people have died in a fire at a furniture factory north of the Egyptian capital Cairo, officials say.

Humility of a great man

Once during an event, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam who was then president, refused to sit on a chair that was designated for him -because the chair was larger in size than the other chairs.

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Saudi coalition suspends Yemen strikes to allow aid

The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen suspended its air war yesterday to allow desperately needed aid deliveries, although

Saudis declares Yemen humanitarian truce

Pro-government forces battled retreating rebels on the northern outskirts of Yemen's second city of Aden yesterday ahead of a

Turkey-PKK truce risks collapsing

The Turkish army yesterday blamed PKK militants for a deadly car bomb attack that killed two of its soldiers in the Kurdish-dominated

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No autonomy for Tamils: Lanka opposition

Sri Lanka's main opposition party yesterday scrapped a longstanding promise to give greater autonomy to minority Tamils, as it tries to

Return Kohinoor to India: UK MP

Indian-origin British MP Keith Vaz calls for the world-famous Kohinoor diamond to be returned to India during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's UK visit in November, reports the Times of India.

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