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Australian farmer discovers 100 mln year old dinosaur fossil

Sydney, April 21: An Australian farmer has found the remains of a 100 million-year-old dinosaur on his property. The giant marine predator dominated Australia’s great inland sea and Robert Hacon said he was very surprised to discover such a rare creature. Hacon, from Queensland, in northern Australia, told the Brisbane Times on Tuesday he dug up the 1.6m jaw of a Kronosaurus Queenslandicus,... 

17 bodies recovered from Everest base camp, Google executive found dead

Kathmandu, Apr 26: Seventeen bodies have been recovered on Mount Everest base camp after a severe earthquake on Saturday set off an avalanche, making it the deadliest disaster in the history of mountaineering on the world’s highest peak. Sixty-one people were injured when part of the base camp was engulfed by the snowslide, Ang Tshering Sherpa, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association,... 

6.6 million people affected in Nepal earthquake, says UN

Kathmandu, April 26: The United Nations office in Kathmandu said on Sunday that some 6.6 million people in Nepal have been affected by the devastating earthquake. The quake and the ensuing aftershocks triggered avalanches in the Mount Everest, killing over a dozen climbers. “Rescue and relief operations may be hampered with the monsoon fast approaching,” IANS quoted the UN as saying. The... 

Nepal quake toll crosses 2,000 as fresh jolts hamper relief efforts

Kathmandu, April 26: The toll in Nepal’s worst quake in over 80 years crossed the 2,000-mark on Sunday as rescuers dug with bare hands and heavy equipment through tonnes of rubble for survivors, with fresh aftershocks triggering panic and hampering relief efforts. A strong 6.7-magnitude aftershock sent people running for open spaces as they struggled with the devastation caused by Saturday’s... 

Three-year-old girl sexually assaulted near Bangalore

Bangalore, July 22: A three-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a juvenile in a village 30 km from here while her parents were away from home, police said Tuesday. “The incident occurred late Friday when the 16-year-old accused sexually assaulted the child, taking advantage of her parents’ absence from home at Thatteguppe village,” Ramanagara district police superintendent Anupam... 

‘Gangnam Style’ beats Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ in new poll

London, Sep 13: South Korean rapper Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ has topped a UK poll of the best music video dance after beating Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. The survey, conducted by Dance Direct using Google Consumer Surveys, asked 1,000 people about the best dance that they have seen in a music video, reported Digital Spy. ‘Gangnam Style’ picked up 8.3... 

ISRO unveils orbiter for Mars mission, launch in Oct-Nov

Bangalore, Sep 13: India’s upcoming Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) seeks to reveal whether there is methane, considered a “precursor chemical” for life, on the Red Planet, key officials behind the ambitious venture said on Wednesday. A Methane Sensor, one of the five payloads (scientific instruments) onboard the spacecraft, would look to detect the presence of the gas, MOM Project Director... 

Obama visits Bethlehem church, Holocaust memorial

Jerusalem, March 22: US President Barack Obama Friday made a historic visit to Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem which marks the birthplace of Jesus, and also paid tributes at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accompanied Obama in his visit to the church, Xinhua reported. Obama toured the church and listened to a brief of its history before praying... 
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14-year-old gang-raped in Kolkata

Kolkata, March 11: A minor girl was allegedly gang-raped in the wee hours of Monday in the city’s Jadavpur area. Two of the accused have been arrested, police said. “Following a complaint of gang-rape we have arrested two persons. The 14-year-old victim was allegedly raped and at least three to four persons are suspected to be involved,” Deputy Commissioner (Jadavpur) Sujay Chanda... 

Timeline of events in Delhi gang-rape

New Delhi, March 11: Ram Singh, the main accused in the Dec 16, 2012 gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman committed suicide in Delhi’s Tihar Jail Monday morning. Here is a timeline of events since the brutal incident. *Dec 16, 2012: A 23-year-old physiotherapy student is raped and physically tortured along with her male friend by five men and a juvenile in a moving bus in New Delhi. The victims are...