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NSA denies exploiting “Heartbleed” vulnerability

WASHINGTON, Apr 12: The US National Security Agency (NSA) on Friday denied a report claiming it was aware of and even exploited the “Heartbleed” online security flaw to gather critical intelligence. The stern denial came amid growing panic among Internet users the world over about the newly exposed flaw, after a report by Bloomberg News said the spy agency ...Full Article

White House: No US visa for Iran’s pick as UN envoy

WASHINGTON, Apr 12: The United States said Friday it would not grant a visa to Iran’s newly appointed UN ambassador, who has been linked to the 1979 hostage crisis, ...Full Article

Senior politician wants Democratic Party’s convention suspended

JAKARTA, Apr 11: Senior Democratic Party politician, Marzuki Alie has called for the suspension of the ruling party’s presidential convention, following its dismal parliamentary election performance on Wednesday (April ...Full Article

Countries must allocate more resources to end extreme poverty: World Bank

WASHINGTON, Apr 11: The World Bank says countries like India, which accounts for nearly one third of people living in poverty globally, need to complement efforts to enhance growth ...Full Article

Another earthquake strikes Chile

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11: A strong earthquake, of 6.2 magnitude, occurred near the northern coast of Chile at 8.01 am today, the Malaysian Meteorological Department reported. The epicentre of ...Full Article

Obama’s health secretary to resign

WASHINGTON, Apr 11: President Barack Obama’s Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is to resign, paying the price for the chaotic initial rollout of his signature health care ...Full Article

Putin threatens gas shutdown amid Ukraine standoff

DONETSK, Ukraine, Apr 11: Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened on Thursday to cut off Ukraine’s gas unless Europe drummed up the cash to cover its debts and ensure its ...Full Article

Israel sanctions Palestinians in new blow to peace

JERUSALEM, Apr 11: Israeli and Palestinian officials held fresh US-mediated talks Thursday, but the crisis-hit peace process was dealt a new blow as Israel unveiled sanctions against the Palestinians. ...Full Article

Obama threatens fresh sanctions against Russia EmailPrint

WASHINGTON, Apr 11: US President Barack Obama told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday that the United States and its allies should prepare new sanctions against Russia if it ...Full Article

Susilo admits defeat in parliamentary election

JAKARTA, Apr 10: Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his capacity as Democratic Party (PD) chairman, said he respected the results of credible pollsters’ quick counts which put his ...Full Article