updated 3:23 PM GMT, Nov 21, 2014

Norway to launch designer passports

Norwegian passports will soon go stylish as the country's National Police Directorate has announced the winner of a competition to redesign the document.

 

Neue, a design studio based in Oslo, was dec

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Russia, Pakistan sign military cooperation agreement

Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu and his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Asif signed a deal on military cooperation here Thursday.

 

Shoigu said after talks with Pakistan's defence minister that t

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Manipuri PhD student murdered in Delhi

A Manipuri pursuing his PhD was found dead, lying in a pool of blood with his throat slit at his residence here, police said Thursday.

 

Zingran Kengoo, 33, a PhD scholar from Mumbai's Tata Institute

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Pak army returns Kashmir teen after he crossed LoC

The Pakistan army on Wednesday returned a Kashmir teen after he had inadvertently crossed over to other side of the Kashmir.

A senior defence official said that 13-year-old Jahangir, resident of Rajou

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‘Absconding stone-thrower’ held in Varmul

Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday claimed that they arrested an ‘absconding stone-thrower’ in Varmul district.

A top official source said this evening that the ‘stone-thrower’ Imran Najar, residen

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Wikipedia can predict the next disease outbreak

An increase in visits to Wikipedia pages about a disease can predict its next outbreak, a study suggests.

Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US examined 14 infectious disease o

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Spanish parliament recognizes Palestinian state

The Spanish Congress voted by 319 votes with just two against and one abstention in favour of a proposal to "urge the government to recognise the state of Palestine as a subject of international law".

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Facebook helps arrest of most wanted fugitive

Police have arrested a most wanted fugitive, who was absconding since 2003, in connection with murder on the Facebook pages of his family members and associates.

 

Eduardo Rodriguez was wanted since 2

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Four killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

 Four people were reportedly killed in an apparent terror attack at a synagogue in the Har Nof neighbourhood of Jerusalem Tuesday morning, a media report said.

 

A Magen David Adom spokesman said that

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Drowning kills 372,000 people each year: UN

A newly-released World Health Organisation (WHO) report shows that drowning claims the lives of 372,000 people each year, UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said Monday.

 

The WHO Monday released the g

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Drunk man beheads two sons in India

Police in India's Haryana Sunday arrested a middle-aged man for allegedly beheading his two young sons in a village in the state.

 

Police said Sheel Pal killed his two sons, Sadeek and Salim, aged 21

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US aid worker, Syrian soldiers beheaded by IS

A video has been circulating online purporting to show members of the Islamic State(IS) group beheading several Syrian soldiers and a US aid worker.

 

The footage, released Sunday, showed the beheadin

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