Category Archives: World

New York school gas line explosion leaves three injured [video]

New York school gas line explosion leaves three injured .A gas line explosion during construction work at a high school in the US has injured three persons and severely damaged the school building, authorities said. – See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/world/americas/gas-line-explosion-in-new-york-school-injures-three/#sthash.kGY2OA1N.dpuf

Day after Modi begins visit, UAE allots land for first temple in Abu Dhabi – Firstpost

Day after Modi begins visit, UAE allots land for first temple in Abu Dhabi – Firstpost.Abu Dhabi: The UAE has decided to allot land for building a temple in Abu Dhabi, the first in the Emirati capital as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday began his two-day visit to the strategic Gulf nation.

Narendra Modi in the UAE. Image courtesy: PTI

Modi thanked the UAE leadership for this “landmark” decision.

While there are two temples in Dubai, one of Lord Shiva and another of Krishna, there is none in Abu Dhabi.

“A long wait for the Indian community ends. On the occasion of PM’s visit, UAE Govt decides to allot land for building a temple in Abu Dhabi,” tweeted external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

12 safest cities for women travellers

12 safest cities for women travellers.

If you are a woman thinking of travelling solo or with a bunch of friends, or you’re planning on a mother-daughter getaway, look no further.  Skyscanner has a list of places that promise to be fun, exciting and most importantly safe. All these places boast of a low crime rate, high personal safety and low incidence of rape. Most have well-connected public transport systems and make concerted efforts to cater to the safety of female travellers. While it always pays to keep your wits about you, the 12 places listed here are some of the safest cities around the world for women travellers.

A Jewish Journalist’s Exclusive Look Inside Iran – News

A Jewish Journalist’s Exclusive Look Inside Iran – News.Mohammad Parvi, a retired sugarcane factory worker, told me he was there with his family on this pitilessly hot and shadeless July afternoon because he wished to pay homage to “our ancestor, the grandfather of all Iranians.”


Read more: http://forward.com/news/318930/a-jewish-journalists-exclusive-look-inside-iran/#ixzz3j4DSHL7J

Inside the Secret U.S.-Iran Diplomacy That Sealed Nuke Deal

Inside the Secret U.S.-Iran Diplomacy That Sealed Nuke Deal.When Hassan Rouhani was elected Iran’s president in June 2013 on a campaign platform of engaging with the West to reach a nuclear deal and improve Iran’s economy, he apparently didn’t know that Iran and the United States had already opened a secret diplomatic channel and held bilateral talks in Oman on the nuclear issue in March 2013.

“The first time I informed Rouhani of the secret negotiations with the United States was after his election to office,” former Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said in an interview Aug. 4 with Iran’s IRNA news agency, adding that the incoming president and former Iranian nuclear negotiator was shocked when Salehi briefed him on the consultations ahead of his inauguration: “Rouhani was in disbelief.”

Where America’s Democracy Went to Die

Where America’s Democracy Went to Die.The first adage helps personify what has become endemic corruption in Iraq, giving rise to massive protests against public officials’ exploiting their positions to steal money and the government’s failure to stop it. The second represents the inherent fear among Iraqis that no leader, particularly in the current government, possesses the vision to see beyond the country’s existing problems and come up with a proactive solution in service of Iraq’s future.

Ancient monolith suggests humans lived on now-underwater archipelago

Ancient monolith suggests humans lived on now-underwater archipelago.During a high-resolution mapping of the seafloor surrounding Sicily, researchers discovered an ancient treasure: a stone monolith spanning 39 feet, resting on the bottom of the Mediterranean.

Stunned, the researchers sent down divers with cameras and video recorders to get a closer look at the monolith, which had broken into two parts. They dove 131 feet underwater in an area called the Pantelleria Vecchia Bank, located about 37 miles south of Sicily

A missing Picasso painting worth $15 million that was found in the US will be returned to France

A missing Picasso painting worth $15 million that was found in the US will be returned to France.Washington (AFP) – “La Coiffeuse,” a cubist work by Picasso worth about $15 million, will be returned to France where it was stolen 17 years ago, US officials said. 

The painting, whose name means “The Hairdresser,” was recovered last year around Christmas, wrapped in parcel paper.

It had been sent via FedEx from Belgium by someone who had declared it contained an arts and crafts gift valued at $37.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-missing-picasso-gem-found-in-us-to-be-returned-to-france-2015-8#ixzz3isUVLY1S

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