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Facebook has a billion users in a single day: Mark Zuckerberg

Agencies, California For the first time over a billion people used Facebook on a single day, according to company founder Mark Zuckerberg. The “milestone” was reached on Monday, when “1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with...

Obama to address inequality’s role in Katrina disaster

Agencies, New Orleans President Barack Obama today will highlight the “structural inequality” that hurt poor black people in New Orleans before the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, during a visit to celebrate the city’s progress 10 years...

Virginia shootings: Gunman ordered to seek medical help

Agencies, Virginia An ex-TV journalist who shot dead two ex-colleagues live on air in Virginia had been ordered to seek medical help by his bosses, memos reveal. Internal memos from Dan Dennison, then news chief of WDBJ7, show concerns about...

Sushma urges Indians in Germany to be part of India growth story

Agencies, Berlin External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today called upon the Indian diaspora in Germany to be part of the country’s development story, contributing their best in the various initiatives launched by the new government. The...

Hungary scrambles to confront record migrant influx

Agencies, Roszke, Hungary Hungary made plans on Wednesday to reinforce its southern border with helicopters, mounted police and dogs, and was also considering using the army as record numbers of migrants, many of them Syrian refugees, passed...

US plans more Asia-Pacific drills to counter China reclamation

Agencies, Manila The United States plans to increase the number of military and humanitarian drills it conducts in the Asia-Pacific as part of a new strategy to counter China’s rapid expansion in the South China Sea, the Philippine military...


External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj (R) meeting President of the Bundestag, Norbert Lammert(L) in Berlin on Wednesday.

China sacks work safety chief after Tianjin blasts

Agencies, Beijing China has sacked the head of its work safety regulator for suspected corruption, state news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday, following blasts that killed more than 100 people in the port city of Tianjin this month. The ruling...