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Modi congratulates Brazilian President on re-election

NEW DELHI, Oct 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on her re-election, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported. “Congratulations to Dilma Rousseff on her re-election as president of Brazil! My best wishes to her for the 2nd term,” Modi tweeted. “I look forward to continuing to work with Rousseff to strengthen India-Brazil relations ...Full Article

Rousseff narrowly wins Brazil re-election

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 27: Brazilians narrowly voted leftist President Dilma Rousseff back into office on Sunday (Oct 26) for a second term after a bitter election campaign that ...Full Article

Ukraine votes for pro-West parties, peace talks

KIEV, Oct 27: Pro-Western and nationalist parties swept Ukraine’s parliamentary election on Sunday (Oct 26), exit polls showed, in a boost for President Petro Poroshenko’s anti-corruption reforms and his ...Full Article

Kurds thwart new IS bid to cut off Syria’s Kobane

MURSITPINAR, Turkey, Oct 27: Kurdish forces thwarted a new attempt on Sunday (Oct 26) by Islamic State group fighters to cut off the Syrian town of Kobane from the ...Full Article

US envoy visiting Ebola-hit Africa criticises world response

CONAKRY, Oct 27: The US envoy to the United Nations criticised the level of international support for nations hit by Ebola as she began a tour Sunday of west ...Full Article

Egypt’s Sinai in lockdown after bomb kills 30 troops

CAIRO, Oct 26: Egypt imposed a state of emergency on Saturday (Oct 25) across parts of the Sinai Peninsula as the military pounded suspected militants after a suicide car ...Full Article

US-led strikes pound militants in Iraq, Syria

MURSITPINAR, Oct 26: US-led warplanes bombarded the Islamic State group on Saturday (Oct 25) with new air strikes as heavily armed Iraqi Kurdish fighters were set to reinforce the ...Full Article

Protesters top one million in anti-job reform Rome rally

ROME, Oct 26: About one million Italians took to the streets of Rome on Saturday (Oct 25) for a demonstration organised by Italy’s largest trade union to protest Prime ...Full Article

Mali seeks to contain Ebola fears after girl dies

BAMAKO, Oct 26: Mali authorities on Saturday (Oct 25) sought to calm fears after Ebola claimed its first victim in the African country, a contagious toddler who took a ...Full Article

US school shooter’s ominous social media posts

LOS ANGELES, Oct 25: The final social media postings of the teenage gunman in Friday’s (Oct 24) US school shooting had offered a chilling forewarning of the carnage he ...Full Article