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Ecuador: Tungurahua volcano spews ash after explosion, no one injured

QUITO, Apr 15: Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano spewed 5-km column of ash after a loud explosion due to an increase in its eruptive activity, but no one was injured, authorities said Monday. The blast occurred at 8:30 p.m. local time (1330 GMT) and was one of the “strongest eruptive process,” the National Secretariat for Risk Management of Ecuador (SNGR) said ...Full Article

Chile fire: At least 15 dead, over 2,000 houses destroyed

VALPARAISO, Apr 15: Strong winds pushed a forest fire on the outskirts of Valparaiso, Chile into urban areas, destroying at least 2,000 homes, killing at least 15 people and ...Full Article

4,000 troops to secure presidential polls in southern Algeria

ALGIERS, Apr 15: Up to 4,000 police and national gendarmerie troops were deployed Monday in five metropolitan localities in southern Ghardaia province as part of a security plan for ...Full Article

Obama confronts Putin in call as crisis escalates

WASHINGTON, Apr 15: Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin clashed over pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, in a tense phone call Monday as tensions between Moscow and Washington soared. The ...Full Article

Hate crimes charge awaits suspect in Kansas shooting

WASHINGTON, Apr 15: Hate crime charges on Monday awaited a reputed anti-Semite and former Ku Klux Klan leader suspected of killing three people at Jewish sites in Kansas on ...Full Article

Obama: religious violence has no place in US

WASHINGTON, Apr 15: President Barack Obama warned on Monday that religious violence had no place in US society after a gunman with alleged anti-Semitic ties killed three people at ...Full Article

Guardian, Washington Post share Pulitzer for NSA coverage

NEW YORK, Apr 15: The Guardian and the Washington Post shared a Pulitzer Prize Monday for reporting on leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that revealed ...Full Article

Sonia Gandhi’s daughter keen to contest against Modi

NEW DELHI, Apr 14: Daughter of India’s ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi was reportedly keen on contesting against the country’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial ...Full Article

Convergence of technologies needed to fight cancer: Abdul Kalam

SRINAGAR, Apr 14: Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam expressed on Sunday concern over the rising number of cancer cases in Jammu and Kashmir and said there was a ...Full Article

UN Security Council opens emergency meeting on Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14: UN Security Council opened an emergency meeting Sunday night in response to rising tensions in eastern Ukraine after pro-Russian militia seized government buildings there, China’s ...Full Article