Sougat Chakraborty

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Meera Vijayann: Find your voice against gender violence

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Barack Obama to lay out plan to defeat Islamic State<p><b>US President Barack Obama is due to lay out a strategy to "destroy" Islamic State militants "wherever they exist".</b><p>He is reportedly set to approve the …

Middle East

Oscar Pistorius trial: Athlete guilty of firearms charge

<b>The judge in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has found the athlete guilty on a firearms charge, but is still to rule on whether the athlete is guilty of the culpable homicide of his girlfriend.</b><p>Judge Thokozile Masipa said the athlete was guilty of negligently handling a firearm in a restaurant, but …

South Africa

CIA triples number of Islamic State fighters

Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria now have about 20,000 to 31,500 fighters on the ground, the US Central Intelligence Agency says, much higher than a previous estimate of 10,000.<p>Among those in Syria are 15,000 foreign fighters including 2,000 Westerners, a US intelligence official told the …