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Mayday: India plans legal ringfence from oil spills

The big concern, apart from the safety of the crew, was the possibility of oil pollution if efforts were not made to plug the water ingress into the …

Will dictators disappear?

Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.<p>Citizens living in democracies often associate dictatorships with repression, human rights abuses, poverty and turmoil. Indeed, dictatorships have cost untold lives, including up to 49 million Russian deaths under Joseph Stalin, …

Political Science

Indian army kills 5 militants in Kashmir gunbattle | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian soldiers killed five militants during an eight-hour gunbattle in a forest in one of the heaviest clashes in the disputed region of Kashmir in the past few months.<p>An Indian army soldier keeps vigil near the site of a gunbattle with suspected militants at Pindi Khattar …

Indian Army

Did Climate Change Just Get Closer to a Solution?

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Jihad is not terrorism. Terrorism is not Jihad.

On the evening of Dec. 16, as the entire civilized world mourned the killing of 148 people, including 140 innocent children, in an army school in Peshawar, I got a call from my elderly mother. She lives in a small village in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, has poor eyesight, and gets her …

Islam

Foreign policy: Modi brings style to substance

Meticulous to a fault, the Japanese do not like sudden changes in programmes. Yet, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a change in his …

India

Obama says Iraq situation will take more than 'weeks' to solve

President Obama braced Americans on Saturday for a sustained military involvement in Iraq, saying the United States is prepared to continue with air strikes to protect U.S. diplomats and citizens and others under attack from the Islamic State terror group.<p>"I don't think we’re going to solve this …

Drone strike kills suspected Yemen fighters

Three suspected al-Qaeda fighters have been killed in a drone strike in Yemen’s central province of Maareb, security officials have said.<p>"The air raid was conducted by a US drone plane which targeted a house in the Maareb province, killing three people inside who are suspected to be members of …

Yemeni soldiers killed in apparent al-Qaida revenge attack

Yemen officials say 14 killed for taking part in military operations against local al-Qaida offshoot Ansar al-Sharia<p>Fourteen soldiers have been executed by al-Qaida militants in Yemen in an apparent revenge attack after a recent army crackdown in the east of the volatile country.<p>The soldiers, who …

Pro-Russia forces call for cease-fire in Ukraine

Embattled Ukrainian separatists called for a truce Saturday after government troops surrounded their main stronghold of Donetsk, and a reported attempt by Russia to send in an armored aid convoy spurred warnings from Kiev, Britain and the United States.<p>The military-escorted convoy said to be …

Obama sees no quick fix in Iraq

U.S. warplanes and drones stepped up attacks against Islamist militants in northern Iraq on Saturday, as President Obama warned that the effort to help Iraqi forces deny a safe haven to “barbaric terrorists” and help rescue thousands of trapped religious refugees wouldn’t be a short-term …

Journalists detained in Iran: 'Why are they in jail?'

Brian Stelter ended this Sunday's show with an update on the group of journalists that were detained in Iran last month. Here's what he said:<p>And one final note, before I say goodbye this morning, about the "Washington Post" correspondent who remains behind bars in Iran.We first talked about Jason …

How We Remember To Remember

The way our brain handles remembering to remember something, called prospective memory, has been somewhat of a mystery to scientists, until now.<p>"Remind me not to forget…" I often say to my roommate. My phone charger. The sandwich I made to take to work. The bill I need to put in the mail.<p>The way …