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Dec 31 2013
Ashraf Jehan, first female judge in Pak's National Sharia Court.
Dec 30 2013
A 13-year-old Indian-orgin schoolboy, whose brain is said to rival that of Albert Einstein and Bill Gates, has been classified among the top 1% of Britain's brightest after he scored 160 points in an IQ test. Niraj Kumar from Birmingham was to be welcomed into the high IQ society Mensa.
Dec 29 2013
The suicide bomb attack in the Southern Russian city of Volgograd took place at a railway station around 12.45 P.M, around 15 people died and 35 were injured in the attack. This is the second attack in the city in just over two months.
Dec 29 2013
Ice that has trapped a Russian ship with 74 people on board in Antarctica appeared to be cracking up, raising hopes for a rescue as a powerful Australian icebreaker approached it. The ice-bound ship, left New Zealand on November 28 on a privately funded expedition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of an Antarctic journey led by famed Australian explorer Douglas Mawson.
Dec 29 2013
Bomb Blast rocks Russian City of Volgograd ahead of Winter Olympic Games killing 18 persons.
Dec 28 2013
Taylor Swift has been named the most charitable celebrity of the year. In a list complied Dosomething. Org, the 24-year-old singer topped the poll. English boyband One Direction and Pop Star Beyonce Knowles are in second and third place respectively.
Dec 28 2013
Pervez Musharraf has rejected "with thanks" the government's offer to bring his ailing mother to Pakistan from Dubai. "Thank you, but don't try to fool people, " Aasia Ishaque, Musharraf's spokesperson said.
Dec 28 2013
China has opened its Satellite System completely for Asian neighbours.
Dec 28 2013
China formally eased one-child policy and abolished labour camps.
Dec 28 2013
Barack Obama signed two year cross-party budget Bill to avert Government shutdown.
Dec 28 2013
Tyler Armstrong became the youngest person to reach the summit of Aconcagua, the highest mountain of America.
Dec 27 2013
The freed members of the Russian Punk group Pussy Riot said they will give up their famous brand and launch a human rights project to help prisoners.
Dec 27 2013
President Vladimir Putin says that Russia will provide its ally Belarus with $2 billion in loans next year.
Dec 26 2013
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe visited the Yasukuni Shrine a second world war memorial that honors Japanese civilians and wartime leaders, he says the purpose was not to pay "homage to war criminals" but to "renew the pledge that japan must never wage a war again".
Dec 26 2013
A HongKong man infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu died, the first such death in the city since the virus emerged there this month.
Dec 26 2013
Pakistan Prime minister Nawaz sharif is the country's richest parliamentarian with assets of over Rs. 1.43 billion, according to data released by the election commission. Sharif, as per the declarations, owns agriculture land worth Rs. 1.43 billion, has made investments of over Rs. 13 million and has Rs. 126 million in banks.
Dec 26 2013
A 19-year-old student in UK has set a new world record for the fastest journey from the coast of Antarctica to the south pole, after completing the arduous trekkin just 18 days. Parker Liautaud, a Geology and Geophysics student at yale University and a teenage environmental campaigner, has also become the youngest man to have skied to the South Pole.
Dec 25 2013
Darmascus signed an oil and gas deal with Russian company which will allow for the first-ever exploration off Syria's Coast.
Dec 25 2013
Singapore's activist lawyer M. Ravi has applied to the High Court to quash the deportation order of one of the 57 foreign workers sent home for their alleged involvement in the December 8 riot in the city state.
Dec 25 2013
The U. S. Regulators fined American Express and its three subsidiaries on Tuesday for their illegal practices in selling credit card. The you. S. Regulators ordered them to refund dollar 59.5 million to more than 335, 000 consumers, and pay a total of dollar 16.2 million in civil penalties.
Dec 24 2013
Two Indian Americans (Dr. Karunesh Ganguly & Dr. Hardeep Singh) researchers get US presidential award .
Dec 24 2013
First meeting between the Directors-General of Military Operations (DGMO) s of India and Pakistan in 14 years; "reiterated the resolve and commitment" of both sides to continue efforts for ensuring ceasefire, Peace and tranquility on the Line of Control (LoC).
Dec 24 2013
China has promised a loan of dollar 6.5 billion to finance the construction of a nuclear power project in Karachi, Pakistan officials said. The project will have two reactors with a capacity of 1, 100MW each. China has also waived a dollar 250 000 insurance premium on the loan.
Dec 24 2013
Egypt's prime Minister Hazem beblawi declared the Muslim Brotherhood movement a "terrorist" group after a car bomb ripped through a police building in the city of Mansoura and killed at least 14 people.
Dec 24 2013
Ukraine has banned entry to former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and 35 other foreigners suspected of working with the opposition "to destabilize" the country amid mass pro-EU protests.
Dec 24 2013
Britain granted a Posthumous pardon to Alan Turing, the World War II code-breaking hero who committed suicide after he was convicted of the then crime of homosexuality.
Dec 24 2013
Russia has closed the criminal case against one of the 30 crew of a Greenpeace ship who were charged with hooliganism over a protest against Gazprom oil drilling in the Arctic.
Dec 24 2013
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa orders the release of water from Krishnagiri dam on Dec 26 following the request from farmers.
Dec 23 2013
Denis Macshane (65) , an ex-Member of parliament and minister of Europe under the Labour government of Tony Blair, was sentenced to six months in prison, and a fine of pound 1, 500, for false accounting of official expenses.
Dec 23 2013
Maria alyokhina (25) and Nadezha Tolokonnikova (24) were set free, three months ahead of their scheduled release under a board amnesty passed by Russian Parliament to mark the 20th anniversary of the new Russian constitution, the young women were sentenced to two years in prison for performing a musical punk prayer in Russia's main christian Orthodox Church.
Dec 23 2013
Suicide bombers an Iraqi television station headquarters killing five journalists. Two of the bombers blew themselves up during the attack, the dead were salaheddin television's chief news editor, a copy editor, a producer, a presenter and the archives manager.
Dec 23 2013
Devyani Khobragade, who was arrested on December 12 in Newyork, had been transferred by the government to its mission to the UN with a view to giving her full diplomatic immunity.
Dec 22 2013
More than 20 Chinese soldiers entered the Indian territory near the Line of Actual Control last week and pitched more than eight tents to the West of Chepzi Ladakh.
Dec 22 2013
Addressing his first press conference in Berlin former Russian Oil tycoon Mikhail khodorkovsky, freed on Friday after 10 years in prison said he would not return to Russia till outstanding legal cases against him were closed.
Dec 22 2013
A Cargo train derailed in a Sprawling Nairobi Slum, injuring at least six people as it crashed into makeshift homes where people are feared still trapped.
Dec 22 2013
The bravery of 43 Indian Peacekeepers stationed at a UN base in South Sudan, which was attacked by about 2, 000 rebels this week, a UN official said as she lauded the dedication shown by Indian troops in Peacekeeping mission.
Dec 22 2013
Preliminary investigations into a November plane crash that killed 33 people aboard show that the pilot intentionally brought the Mozambican plane down.
Dec 21 2013
Inaugurating the 'Haat of India', a conference of more than 150 producers, sellers and exporters from both countries, Chines Ambassador Mr. Wei said that there were several historic issues that had to be resolved between the two countries. "while we pay attention to our border disputes, we must pay more attention to people-to-people contact and improving relations".
Dec 21 2013
Russia has announced the start of offshore oil production in the Arctic, upstaging its Western rivals in the rush for the region's energy riches. Gazprom became the first company in the world to launch commercial production of oil from under the Arctic waters.
Dec 21 2013
Russia's former richest man Mikhail Khodorkovsky was reunited with his parents' arrival in Berlin, after his stunning release from a Russian prison and lightning transfer to Germany.
Dec 21 2013
Thailand's main opposition Democrat party said that it would be boycotting February's general election, deepening the country's weeks long political crisis.
Dec 21 2013
Spain's government agreed on Friday to ban women from opting freely for abortions, outraging pro-choice campaigners who say the move will take the country back to the 1980s. Ministers adopted a draft bill for law which will allow abortion only in cases of rape or a threat to the mother's health, justice minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon told a news conference.
Dec 21 2013
4 people were dead including a Chinese billionaire and his 12-year-old son after the helicopter in which he was overflying his newly purchased french vineyard crashed into a river.
Dec 21 2013
Pakistan has nearly completed external construction of a fourth reactor building at the Khushab nuclear complex that produces plutonium for the country's nuclear weapons programme, according to US think tank.
Dec 21 2013
Mexican President signed a law that allows foreign companies to drill for Oil and Gas.
Dec 21 2013
Bolivia launched country's first telecommunications Satellite Tupak Katari.
Dec 21 2013
India and Venezuela have Signed Programme on Cultural Exchange.
Dec 21 2013
Attorney Nandita Berry has been appointed as the Secretary of State for Texas by governor Rick Perry, making her the first Indian-American to occupy this top position in the Southern State.
Dec 20 2013
In July this year, Mr.James, a Merchant Navy captain of the vessel MT ocean Centurion, was arrested by Togo authorities on charge of helping pirates who had attacked and looted his ship, has returned to Mumbai after Five month in a Togo jail.
Dec 20 2013
Malaysia-Indonesia Malindo air officially announced that it would be operating a daily service on the Trichy-Kuala Lumpur sector from January next year.
Dec 20 2013
As India and the US seek a way out of the standoff over the Devyani Khobragade case, the government is hoping that the US state department will make amends by giving the Indian diplomat full immunity before charges are filed against her by mid-January.
Dec 20 2013
Two Indian Peacekeepers were killed when about 2,000 rebels ransacked their temporary base in South Sudan's troubled Jonglei state, the second such incident in eight months in which Indian soldiers have died in the world's newest country.
Dec 20 2013
Russia's most famous prisoner and Kremlin critic Mikhail khodorkovsky, walked out of jail after more than 10 years behind bars, immediately flying to Germany following his surprise pardon by president Vladimir Putin.
Dec 20 2013
90 hurt as London theater collapses, ceiling of Apollo theater came down as 720 people were watching the popular play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME.
Dec 20 2013
In Manila international airport, four people including the Mayor of a town in the Southern Philippines, where killed in shooting of political violence is endemic.
Dec 20 2013
The Finance Ministry has given its in-principle approval to GAIL'S plan to export 5 million metric standard cubic meters a day (mmscmd) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Pakistan.
Dec 20 2013
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in informed that Intellectual Property patent filings worldwide grew at their fastest pace in almost two decades in 2012.
Dec 18 2013
Angela Merkel was overwhelmingly elected as German chancellor for third term.
Dec 17 2013
Michelle Bachelet won Chile Presidential Elections.
Dec 17 2013
Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean Singapore, announced that 52 Indians would be deport and it pursue criminal charge against 28 alleged rioters who actively participated in the country's worst outbreak of violence in over 40 years.
Dec 17 2013
Pope Francis celebrated his 77th birthday with Vatican staff and their families and he invited four homeless people to mass and breakfast.
Dec 17 2013
Almost three month after German Chancellor Angela Merkel has become a third term as the country's Chancellor, the only woman to do so.
Dec 17 2013
The pakistan Director General Military Operations (DGMO) has invited the Indian DGMO for meeting on Dec 24, the meeting for to reduce tension on the Line of Control (LoC) which had seen repeated violations.
Dec 17 2013
The 78-year-old Uruguay President and his wife Senator Lucia live on the outskirts of Montevideo and they have no children so they planned to adopt more than 30 children so he can teach them how to farm the land. The EL OBSERVADOR newspaper quotes him saying.
Dec 17 2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a plan to buy $15 billion of Ukrainian bonds and slash Kiev's bill for Russian gas imports.
Dec 17 2013
Jeh Johnson confirmed as the new Chief of US homeland Security.
Dec 16 2013
Defence Minister A.K.Antony gave the recently-signed Border Defence Cooperation Agreement(BDCA) the credit for quickly defusing the situation in ladakh on the border with China.
Dec 16 2013
China blames United states for 'near collision' between two naval vessels in the South China Sea on December 5, amid rising military tensions between the two countries as they both move to bolster their presence in the contend seas and skies of the Asia-Pacific.
Dec 16 2013
At least 14 people were shot dead by Police in china's western Muslim majority Xinjiang region on Sunday night due to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir(POK) Border.
Dec 16 2013
After Iran stated that it was not going ahead with loan of $500 million to build Pakistan's part of the natural gas pipeline.
Dec 16 2013
The Syrian Air Force accused of killing 76 people by unleashing barrels packed with explosives on Aleppo, a focal point for fighting between regime and rebel forces.
Dec 16 2013
A Nine-Meter bronze statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled, a day after the anti-apartheid icon was laid to rest in his childhood village of Qunu.
Dec 16 2013
Members of Bangladesh army and School children celebrate after forming the world's largest human national flag to mark the 1971 liberation war anniversary in Dhaka.
Dec 16 2013
An Indian-origin Singaporean has been deported home from the US, after he had completed a jail term for offences related to trying to buy arms worth $9, 00, 000 for Sri Lanka's outlawed separatist group LTTE. Balraj Ragavan, 51, returned to Singapore on December 16 after serving almost four years in a US prison.
Dec 15 2013
Britain's new MPs will be given compulsory "honesty" training to teach them how to behave in a public office after a series of scandals have left the public "Jaundiced" and disillusioned with politics.
Dec 15 2013
South Africa remembers its 'Greatest Son' as Mandela is Laid to Rest in Ancestral Village of Qunu.
Dec 15 2013
Singapore Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong has said that last Sunday's Riot in the city state was spontaneous and there is no reason to belive that it was due to unhappiness among foreign workers.
Dec 15 2013
European union Suspend talks with Ukraine as stir rages on.
Dec 15 2013
Gaza power Plant stirs to life as Violent storm Passes, was suffering power crisis with cuts of up to 16 hours a day.
Dec 15 2013
Pope Francis said he was no communist, following criticism of his diatribes against capitalism from conservative commentators in the US.
Dec 14 2013
Iran sent second monkey into the Space.
Dec 14 2013
Two students were injured in a shooting incident at a school in the U.S. state of colorado before the suspected Gunman apparently killed himself.
Dec 14 2013
US-China ships nearly collide, incident happened in East china sea after Beijing announced its Air Zone.
Dec 14 2013
India has endorsed the conditions set for signing the Bilateral Security Agreement(BSA) with the US, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said a day after his 'indepth' talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Dec 13 2013
Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah of Bangladesh was executed.
Dec 13 2013
President of Somalia has appointed Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed as a new prime minister.
Dec 12 2013
Jordan Elected to UN Security Council.
Dec 12 2013
Gulf Nations to Setup Joint Military Command.
Dec 12 2013
According to latest report of UNICEF, nearly 230 million children under the age of five have not had their births officially recorded, excluding them from education, health care and social security.
Dec 12 2013
Devyani Khobragade, a 1999-batch IFS officer posted as deputy consul general in New York, was released by a Manhattan court on a $2,50,000 bond on 12 Dec evening.
Dec 11 2013
Uruguay has become the first nation to legalize Marijuana.
Dec 11 2013
Pope Francis named Time magazine person of the year for 2013.
Dec 11 2013
Israeli, Palestine and Jordan have signed an agreement aimed at generating new water sources for all three and saving the Dead Sea.
Dec 10 2013
24 Indians held for worst riots in Singapore in last 40 years.
Dec 10 2013
Thai PM offers election to end political crisis.
Dec 10 2013
Afghanistan-Iran agreed on long term friendship and cooperation Pact.
Dec 8 2013
More than 20 people were injured by Moroccan police as they protested peacefully against the EU's plans to fish in Western Sahara.
Dec 7 2013
International Civil Aviation Day was observed to highlight the importance of civil aviation for social and economic development.
Dec 7 2013
US: Icy storm slams southwest, over 1000 flights cancelled.
Dec 7 2013
40% of world will be online by 2013 end : UN report.
Dec 6 2013
The UN Security Council has authorised increased military action by France and African troops in the Central African Republican to try to end unrest.
Dec 6 2013
EVERYTHING is in place for the staging of Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City from January 25 to 26, 2014.
Dec 6 2013
Vice President of US, Joseph Biden and Park Geun-hye, the President of South Korea agreed to join hands to denuclearize North Korea (DPRK). Joseph Biden at present is on a visit to South Korea.
Dec 6 2013
The 9th WTO Ministerial Conference was concluded at Bali, Indonesia. The Ministerial Conference has agreed on the revised draft of Bali Package.
Dec 6 2013
The World Trade Organization agreed to allow countries to provide subsidy on staple food crops without any threat of punitive action. The WTO has issued a revised draft of the Bali Package which addresses India's concerns on food security.
Dec 6 2013
UN General Assembly elected Jordan to the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member to replace Saudi Arabia.
Dec 6 2013
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said that the unfilled (Category 3) munitions declared by the Syrian Government have been destroyed.
Dec 6 2013
Vice President of US, Joseph Biden and Park Geun-hye, the President of South Korea on 6 December 2013 agreed to join hands to denuclearize North Korea (DPRK). Joseph Biden at present is on a visit to South Korea.
Dec 5 2013
The International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development was observed across the world.
Dec 5 2013
Across the world International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development was observed. Theme of 2013 year is Young.
Dec 5 2013
FIFA World Cup in 2017 by the FIFA executive committee in its meeting at Salvador de Bahia in Brazil.
Dec 5 2013
UN report says World need 70% more Food by 2050.
Dec 5 2013
9th WTO ministeral conference was opened on 3 December 2013 at Bali, by the president of Indonesia Dr.Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Dec 5 2013
Justin Biber detained at Brisbane airport in drug search.
Dec 5 2013
Union Government rejected the demand for introduction of Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Meghalaya, saying the Constitution does not provide for expanding the special provision to new areas.
Dec 5 2013
Sri Lanka's Board of Investment announced plans to start eight export processing and industrial zones across the country. These economic zones will begin operations in 2014.
Dec 5 2013
According to NASA release, its Cassini spacecraft has obtained the highest-resolution movie yet of a unique six-sided jet stream, known as the hexagon, around Saturn's north pole.
Dec 4 2013
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on 4 December 2013 decided to maintain the same oil output at 30 million barrel per day for the year 2014.
Dec 4 2013
Ambassador Ahmet Uzumcu was re-appointed as the OPCW Director General at the 18th Session of the Conference of State Parties. This will be his second term in the office.
Dec 3 2013
International Day of People with Disability was observed across the world on 3 December 2013. This is the 21st anniversary of International Day of People with Disability. On this day, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
Dec 3 2013
Brahmaputra Cruises Ranked 6th among Top 10 Adventurous Cruises in the world 2013.
Dec 3 2013
The first ever India-Afghanistan Innovation Partnership Fair opened in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Dec 2 2013
African Nations Sign Agreement for Common Currency.
Dec 2 2013
China successfully sent an unmanned lunar probe with a robotic rover to soft land on the Moon, and to explore moon's surface. The probe Chang'e-3 was launched into orbit aboard an enhanced Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre -
Dec 2 2013
International Day for Abolition of Slavery was observed on 2 December 2013 across the world to create awareness about the prevention of human trafficking and the exploitation of human being.
Dec 1 2013
President of India Pranab Mukharjee on 1 December 2013 inaugurated the Nagaland's traditional Hornbill Festival in Nagaland.
Dec 1 2013
World AIDS Day was observed on 1 December 2013 across the globe to raise awareness about the HIV/ AIDS.The theme for the year 2013 is: Getting to Zero

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