Politics Balla - Curated Politics News http://www.politicsballa.com/latest_stories en Lesotho mediation efforts to continue http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167126/lesotho-mediation-efforts-continue Cape Town, Sep 30 (IANS) South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will undertake a third visit to Lesotho Tuesday to mediate the political crisis in the country, it was announced Monday....]]> Politics South Africa News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:00:09 +0000 ians 167126 at http://www.politicsballa.com Algeria's tourism takes a hit after guide's beheading http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167125/algerias-tourism-takes-hit-after-guides-beheading Algiers, Sep 30 (IANS) Last week's beheading of a French mountain guide in Algeria has hit the tourism sector of the north African country, over a thousand tourists cancelling their bookings....]]> Algeria Business/Economy Terrorism News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:56:03 +0000 ians 167125 at http://www.politicsballa.com NASA app teaches kids about rocket launches http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167122/nasa-app-teaches-kids-about-rocket-launches New York, Sep 30 (IANS) The US space agency NASA has launched a new app to make children aware of how rockets are launched. The free app called "LSP Activity Book" lets kids learn about the...]]> Human Interest/Society Technology United States News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:48:08 +0000 ians 167122 at http://www.politicsballa.com Hong Kong chief executive urges protest stoppage http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167121/hong-kong-chief-executive-urges-protest-stoppage Hong Kong, Sep 30 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive C.Y. Leung Tuesday urged the people to end the on-going protest over the issue of Hong Kong's constitutional development. Protests have been...]]> Hong Kong Politics News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:46:05 +0000 ians 167121 at http://www.politicsballa.com Missing Thai helicopter crashes in Myanmar http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167116/missing-thai-helicopter-crashes-myanmar Yangon, Sep 30 (IANS) A Thai rescue helicopter has crashed in Myanmar's northern Kachin state, authorities said. The army and regional police were trying to access the crash site, reported Xinhua...]]> Crime/Disaster/Accident Myanmar News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:32:07 +0000 ians 167116 at http://www.politicsballa.com Text of the India-US vision statement http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167115/text-india-us-vision-statement Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) As President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for the first time over dinner, the White House issued a vision statement for the US-India Strategic...]]> Diplomacy United States News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:28:03 +0000 ians 167115 at http://www.politicsballa.com Australian police detain one terror suspect http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167110/australian-police-detain-one-terror-suspect Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) Australian police during the counter-terror raids in the country Tuesday detained one man on charges of engaging in terrorism-related activities. The Australian Federal...]]> Australia Defence/Security Terrorism News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:14:04 +0000 ians 167110 at http://www.politicsballa.com World's fourth largest sea dried up completely: NASA http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167109/worlds-fourth-largest-sea-dried-completely-nasa New York, Sep 30 (IANS) Aral Sea - the giant lake between Kazakhstan in the north and Uzbekistan in the south - has dried up completely, says NASA. In the early 1900s, the Aral Sea was the fourth...]]> Environment/Wildlife Science/Tech Technology United States News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:06:04 +0000 ians 167109 at http://www.politicsballa.com Fiji parliament to hold first sitting Oct 6 http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167108/fiji-parliament-hold-first-sitting-oct-6 Suva, Sep 30 (IANS) Fiji, home to a large ethnic Indian population, is likely to hold its first sitting of parliament Oct 6, media reported. "Fiji is likely hold its first sitting in parliament...]]> Fiji Politics News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:04:04 +0000 ians 167108 at http://www.politicsballa.com Modi sips warm water at Obama dinner http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167107/modi-sips-warm-water-obama-dinner Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, fasting for the Hindu festival of Navratri, just sipped warm water at a dinner hosted in his honour by President Barack Obama ahead of their...]]> Diaspora Lifestyle/Fashion United States News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:00:12 +0000 ians 167107 at http://www.politicsballa.com Modi gifts Gandhi's Gita to Obama http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167104/modi-gifts-gandhis-gita-obama Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Knowing President Barack Obama's admiration for Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted him a copy of Gita by the Mahatma and some...]]> Diplomacy United States News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:54:04 +0000 ians 167104 at http://www.politicsballa.com Sea turtles find safe haven in Costa Rican national park http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167099/sea-turtles-find-safe-haven-costa-rican-national-park Tortuguero (Costa Rica), Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) Nestled in the Costa Rican Caribbean is Tortuguero, a small village surrounded by fresh water, the sea and the splendours of nature that it has learned to...]]> Environment/Wildlife Mexico News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:38:05 +0000 ians 167099 at http://www.politicsballa.com UN welcomes inauguration of new Afghan president http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167098/un-welcomes-inauguration-new-afghan-president United Nations, Sep 30 (IANS) The UN Security Council welcomed the inauguration of new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, which marks the first ever peaceful transition of power in the country...]]> Diplomacy Indo-Pak/Pakistan United States News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:36:05 +0000 ians 167098 at http://www.politicsballa.com 'Chalein saath saath', US tells India http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167088/chalein-saath-saath-us-tells-india Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Once shunned by America, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the guest of honour at a private dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama ahead of their formal summit...]]> Diplomacy United States News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:08:07 +0000 ians 167088 at http://www.politicsballa.com UN chief to attend WTO forum in Geneva http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167087/un-chief-attend-wto-forum-geneva United Nations, Sep 30 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to travel to Geneva of Switzerland Tuesday to attend a forum held at the Headquarters of the World Trade Organisation (...]]> Diplomacy United States News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:06:08 +0000 ians 167087 at http://www.politicsballa.com Modi arrives in Washington for summit meeting with Obama http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167083/modi-arrives-washington-summit-meeting-obama Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Washington Monday evening for his summit meeting with US President Barack Obama. US Deputy Secretary of State William...]]> Diplomacy United States News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:44:05 +0000 ians 167083 at http://www.politicsballa.com Nine killed in Azerbaijan road accident http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167079/nine-killed-azerbaijan-road-accident Baku, Sep 30 (IANS) Nine people, including three women, were killed in a road accident in Azerbaijan when a wedding motorcade car had a head on collision with another car Monday, police said. The...]]> Azerbaijan Crime/Disaster/Accident News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:10:05 +0000 ians 167079 at http://www.politicsballa.com World must come together to challenge terrorism, says Modi (Roundup) http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167077/world-must-come-together-challenge-terrorism-says-modi-roundup New York, Sep 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday described terrorism as the greatest danger, as he called for the world to come together to challenge its menace. He also outlined the...]]> Defence/Security Diplomacy United States News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:44:05 +0000 ians 167077 at http://www.politicsballa.com Modi arrives in Washington http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167076/modi-arrives-washington Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Washington for his summit with US President Barack Obama. He is set to have his first meeting with Obama later Monday...]]> Diplomacy United States News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:36:05 +0000 ians 167076 at http://www.politicsballa.com India, US need not be comfortable on all aspects of partnership: Modi http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167073/india-us-need-not-be-comfortable-all-aspects-partnership-modi Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the tone for his summit with US President Barack Obama Monday saying India and US should think of what they can do together for the whole...]]> Diplomacy United States News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:06:03 +0000 ians 167073 at http://www.politicsballa.com Hundreds of bodies found in Ukraine mass graves: Rebels http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167072/hundreds-bodies-found-ukraine-mass-graves-rebels Moscow, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) Some 400 bodies, mostly of civilians, were taken to the morgues of Donetsk and other cities in eastern Ukraine now controlled by pro-Russian rebel militias after they were...]]> Defence/Security Russian Federation News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:52:07 +0000 ians 167072 at http://www.politicsballa.com UN chief wants earliest formation of new Afghan government http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167071/un-chief-wants-earliest-formation-new-afghan-government United Nations, Sep 30 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday congratulated Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on his inauguration as the new Afghan president and called for a new Afghanistan government...]]> Indo-Pak/Pakistan Diplomacy United States News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:50:04 +0000 ians 167071 at http://www.politicsballa.com Hostages in Philippines plead for their lives http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167070/hostages-philippines-plead-their-lives Manila, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) Two German hostages held by the Philippine Islamic group Abu Sayyaf appealed for their lives Monday, urging authorities in Berlin to pay a ransom and withdraw support from...]]> Defence/Security Philippines Terrorism News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:30:05 +0000 ians 167070 at http://www.politicsballa.com Man dies two years after being struck by stray bullet http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167069/man-dies-two-years-after-being-struck-stray-bullet Santiago, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) A 23-year-old Chilean man died after two years in a persistent vegetative state as a result of being shot in the head unintentionally by a law enforcement officer during...]]> Crime/Disaster/Accident Health/Medicine Iraq News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:28:04 +0000 ians 167069 at http://www.politicsballa.com Terrorism exported to India, Indian Muslims will fail Al Qaeda: Modi http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/167068/terrorism-exported-india-indian-muslims-will-fail-al-qaeda-modi New York, Sep 30 (IANS) Terrorism has been exported to India and it is not home-grown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here Monday, adding that the Indian Muslims will fail the Al Qaeda....]]> Indo-Pak/Pakistan Terrorism United States News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:26:06 +0000 ians 167068 at http://www.politicsballa.com