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  • UN blacklists Nigeria's Islamist terror outfit Boko Haram

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

    UN blacklists Nigeria's Islamist terror outfit Boko Haram

      UN Security Council has put the Nigerian terror group 'Boko Haram' under the so-called 'UN's 1267 (al Qaeda) sanctions list'. The notorious list featu

  • Thailand comes under Army rule

    Friday, May 23, 2014

    Thailand comes under Army rule

      So finally, Thailand is once again - for the 12th time since 1932 - in the grip of its powerful Army. General Prayuth has assumed control of the count

  • India languishes at 134th place in 'Ease of Doing Business’ ranking 2014

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014

    India languishes at 134th place in 'Ease of Doing Business’ ranking 2014

      The latest World Bank’s ranking on the ease of ‘Doing Business’ for 2014 reflects the gloomy business enviornment of the country, India. However

  • China-Vietnam at loggerheads over oil exploration in South China Sea

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    China-Vietnam at loggerheads over oil exploration in South China Sea

      China will stop at nothing short of having exclusive control over all of South China Sea. This is a message well conveyed by the emerging su

  • Donetsk and Luhansk vote for secession from Ukraine

    Monday, May 12, 2014

    Donetsk and Luhansk vote for secession from Ukraine

    Two of the regions of Eastern Ukraine namely Donetsk and Luhansk have overwhelmingly voted in favour of secession from the mother country in a referendum&n

  • Zuma gets another term as South Africa President

    Friday, May 09, 2014

    Zuma gets another term as South Africa President

    It does not come as a surprise to know that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has continued its winning run by securing almost 62 percent of the votes

  • US gets 10-year lease extension on Djibouti military base

    Wednesday, May 07, 2014

    US gets 10-year lease extension on Djibouti military base

    US has struck a deal with Horn of Africa nation Djibouti to renew the lease on 'Camp Lemonnier' for another 10 years. The Deal Under the new term of en

  • Panama presidential elections 2014

    Monday, May 05, 2014

    Panama presidential elections 2014

    Panama has chosen a new president in Juan Carlos Varela. The incumbent Vice-president will step into the new role come July 1. The Results He was decla

  • Freedom of the press 2014: A Glance

    Saturday, May 03, 2014

    Freedom of the press 2014: A Glance

    The recently (May 2014) released Freedom of the press 2014 report paints a grim picture of the world. As per the survey, the overall global press freedom h

  • Know the most expensive countries to live in the world?

    Friday, May 02, 2014

    Know the most expensive countries to live in the world?

    Switzerland and Norway are the most expensive countries to live in the world. Bermuda, Australia and Denmark round out the top 5 most expensive countries a


World News Tidbits ( May 02, 2014 - May 24, 2014 )

  • May 24, 2014 UN blacklists Nigeria's Islamist terror outfit Boko Haram.   - read more

  • May 23, 2014 Thailand comes under Army rule. - read more

  • May 23, 2014 European Parliament elections 2014 gets going; Britain and Netherlands are first two of the 28 Euro countries to ballot.   show

  • May 22, 2014 China and Russia signs a $400 billion gas deal.   show

  • May 22, 2014 Half of the world's newborn death occurs in 5 countries every year; India tops the list    show

  • May 21, 2014 The Plenary Session of the 67th World Health Assembly concludes in Geneva, Switzerland.   show

  • May 21, 2014 Malawi holds Presidential election.   show

  • May 20, 2014 India languishes at 134th place in 'Ease of Doing Business’ ranking 2014  - read more

  • May 20, 2014 China on course to build infrastructure connecting it to neighbouring countries; sets up a 10 billion Yuan (10000 crore in Rs) fund as part of “maritime silk road plan”.   show

  • May 20, 2014 Thailand Army imposes martial law in the country.     show

  • May 17, 2014 17th May : UN observes "World Telecommunication and Information Society Day" show

  • May 16, 2014 Palestinians observes Nakba Day ("Day of the Catastrophe") show

  • May 16, 2014 Anti-Chinese riots spreads in Vietnam following towing of an oil rig into disputed waters of South China sea claimed by both countries. - read more

  • May 15, 2014 Nationwide protests erupt in Turkey a day after a deadly explosion in a coal mine killed at least 274 people.

  • May 15, 2014 Donetsk and Luhansk unilaterally announce independence from Ukraine following the referendum that overwhelmingly voted in favour of secession.   show

  • May 14, 2014 China-Vietnam at loggerheads over oil exploration in South China Sea. - read more

  • May 14, 2014 Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to six-year imprisonment for bribery.   show

  • May 12, 2014 Donetsk and Luhansk vote for secession from Ukraine. - read more

  • May 12, 2014 South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel army leader Riek Machar inks a peace agreement in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.   show

  • May 10, 2014 Historian and political scientist Luis Guillermo Solis has been sworn in as 47th President of Costa Rica.   show

  • May 09, 2014 Jacob Zuma gets another term as South Africa President. - read more

  • May 09, 2014 US to induct 12000 Chinese railroad workers into Hall of Honour.   show

  • May 09, 2014 Forbes 11th annual global list of most powerful 2000 public companies is out.   show

  • May 07, 2014 US gets 10-year lease extension on Djibouti military base - read more

  • May 06, 2014 Ahmed Maiteeg has been elected as Libya’s new Prime Minister after receiving 121 votes in the 200-member parliament.    show

  • May 05, 2014 Panama has chosen a new president in Juan Carlos Varela.  - read more

  • May 03, 2014 India gets 3rd rank in the US Green Building Council (USGBC) list preceded by Canada and China respectively.   show

  • May 03, 2014 India slides to 78th place in Freedom of the press ranking for 2014.   - read more

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