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Razor-thin victory for Clinton in Iowa: Democratic party results

DES MOINES, Feb 3: Hillary Clinton won a razor-thin victory over Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucuses that kicked off the 2016 US presidential race, Democratic party results showed on Tuesday (Feb 2). With 100 per cent of precincts reporting, Clinton took 49.8 per cent, against 49.6 per cent for the Vermont senator, her sole remaining challenger for the ...Full Article

China to release 6th giant panda into wild in spring

CHENGDU, Feb 2:¬†China will release another captive-bred giant panda into the wild in spring, reports China’s Xinhua news agency citing a breeding centre in Sichuan. Hua Yan, a two-year-old ...Full Article

Death toll of students in Indian beach tragedy rises to 14

NEW DELHI, Feb 2: The death toll of college students in a beach tragedy in India has risen to 14, China’s Xinhua news agency reported officials as saying on ...Full Article

Delhi stinks, Mumbai residents suffering from poor air quality

NEW DELHI, Feb 2: Most parts of the capital are being hit by uncollected domestic waste for nearly a week following the indefinite strike by more than 130,000 municipal ...Full Article

Iowa casts first votes in 2016 US presidential race

DES MOINES, Feb 2: The battle to elect the next president of the United States got under way on Monday (Feb 1), with frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton ...Full Article

UN envoy declares start of Syria peace talks

GENEVA, Feb 2: The UN envoy for Syria declared on Monday (Feb 1) the official start of peace negotiations in Switzerland aimed at charting a way out of a ...Full Article

Distressed freighter off French coast towed to Bilbao

BORDEAUX, France, Feb 2: A stricken cargo ship drifting on its side off the French Atlantic coast was being towed to the Spanish port of Bilbao on Monday (Feb ...Full Article

WHO declares international health emergency over Zika

GENEVA, Feb 2: The World Health Organisation on Monday (Feb 1) said a surge in serious birth defects in South America was “strongly suspected” of being caused by the ...Full Article

Syria peace talks struggle as US says ‘seize moment’

GENEVA, Feb 1: The UN special envoy for Syria fought Sunday (Jan 31) to keep alive the biggest diplomatic push yet to end the Syrian war as Washington urged ...Full Article

Islamic State bombings near Syria Shiite shrine kill 71

DAMASCUS, Feb 1: Bombings claimed by the Islamic State militant group killed 71 people and wounded dozens more on Sunday (Jan 31) near a revered Shiite shrine outside the ...Full Article