Politics Balla - Curated Politics News http://www.politicsballa.com/latest_stories en US condemns attack on refugee camp by Syrian military http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171346/us-condemns-attack-refugee-camp-syrian-military Washington, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) The US has condemned an attack by Syrian armed forces on a camp for displaced people in the northeastern region of Idlib in which 10 people died and dozens were...]]> Defence/Security United States News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:30:07 +0000 ians 171346 at http://www.politicsballa.com Robots to incorporate bird running techniques http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171337/robots-incorporate-bird-running-techniques New York, Oct 30 (IANS) With an eye toward building better running robots, researchers analysed some of nature's most energy efficient animals - running birds. In the study, they outlined how...]]> Environment/Wildlife Science/Tech Technology United States News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:14:07 +0000 ians 171337 at http://www.politicsballa.com Burkina Faso parliament building set on fire http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171330/burkina-faso-parliament-building-set-fire Ouagadougou, Oct 30 (IANS) Protesters agitated over plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year rule have set fire to Parliament House, BBC reported Thursday....]]> Burkina Faso Crime/Disaster/Accident Politics News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:58:05 +0000 ians 171330 at http://www.politicsballa.com Nidaa Tounes party wins most seats in Tunisia elections http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171312/nidaa-tounes-party-wins-most-seats-tunisia-elections Tunis, Oct 30 (IANS) The Nidaa Tounes, a liberal party, won most seats in Tunisia's legislative elections held Sunday, capturing 85 of the total 217 seats in the country's new parliament, according...]]> Politics Tunisia News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:46:11 +0000 ians 171312 at http://www.politicsballa.com Jailed Indian-origin doctor found not guilty of third rape http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171307/jailed-indian-origin-doctor-found-not-guilty-third-rape Sydney, Oct 30 (IANS) An Indian-origin doctor in Australia, jailed last year for raping two patients, has been found not guilty of raping a third woman, media reported Thursday. Manu Maimbilly...]]> Australia Crime/Disaster/Accident Diaspora Immigration/Law/Rights News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:18:04 +0000 ians 171307 at http://www.politicsballa.com US participating in regional Ebola forum in Cuba http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171301/us-participating-regional-ebola-forum-cuba Havana, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) More than 250 officials and specialists from 32 countries, including the US, are participating in a regional technical forum here to exchange information about strategies...]]> Cuba Health/Medicine Diplomacy News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:56:05 +0000 ians 171301 at http://www.politicsballa.com Elton John wants fast-track sainthood for Pope Francis http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171299/elton-john-wants-fast-track-sainthood-pope-francis New York, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) British singer Elton John praised Pope Francisco once again, this time at a charity concert in New York where he said Francis should be made a saint "now", media...]]> Cinema/Showbiz Religion United States News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:48:04 +0000 ians 171299 at http://www.politicsballa.com Illegal excavation uncovers Pharaonic temple ruins http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171298/illegal-excavation-uncovers-pharaonic-temple-ruins Cairo, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) A clandestine excavation in a rural town, south of Egypt's capital Cairo, has uncovered artifacts from a Pharaonic temple dating back to more than 3,500 years ago, said...]]> Art/Culture/Books Crime/Disaster/Accident Egypt News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:46:06 +0000 ians 171298 at http://www.politicsballa.com Ukraine PM calls for broad governmental coalition http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171295/ukraine-pm-calls-broad-governmental-coalition Kiev, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has called for a broad government coalition, except the opposition bloc of former allies of ousted president Viktor Yanukovych....]]> Defence/Security Politics Ukraine News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:38:05 +0000 ians 171295 at http://www.politicsballa.com Four die in US drone strike in Pakistan http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171294/four-die-us-drone-strike-pakistan Islamabad, Oct 30 (IANS) At least four people were killed Thursday morning in a US drone strike in Pakistan's South Waziristan, media reported. The attack took place early in the morning when an...]]> Indo-Pak/Pakistan Pakistan Terrorism News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:10:06 +0000 ians 171294 at http://www.politicsballa.com 14-year-old arrested in Austria over alleged threat http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171293/14-year-old-arrested-austria-over-alleged-threat Vienna, Oct 30 (IANS) A 14-year-old suspect has been arrested in the Austrian city of St. Poelten for allegedly planning a strike either at the Westbahnhof train station in the national capital...]]> Defence/Security Terrorism United States News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:06:09 +0000 ians 171293 at http://www.politicsballa.com UN to aid Sri Lanka after landslides http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171290/un-aid-sri-lanka-after-landslides United Nations, Oct 30 (IANS) UN humanitarian agencies are on standby to help Sri Lanka after heavy rains caused landslides, an official said. "The National Disaster Management Centre reports that...]]> Crime/Disaster/Accident Indo-Pak/Pakistan United States News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:56:05 +0000 ians 171290 at http://www.politicsballa.com IS releases 25 kidnapped Kurdish students in Syria http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171289/releases-25-kidnapped-kurdish-students-syria Damascus, Oct 30 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has released 25 Kurdish students it had kidnapped in Syria last May, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...]]> Defence/Security Syrian Arab Republic Terrorism News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:50:04 +0000 ians 171289 at http://www.politicsballa.com India against imposing developed nations' norms on aid by developing nations http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171286/india-against-imposing-developed-nations-norms-aid-developing-nations United Nations, Oct 30 (IANS) Aid provided by developing countries to their counterparts cannot be subjected to the same norms set for assistance from developing countries, India told a UN General...]]> Diplomacy United States News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:10:05 +0000 ians 171286 at http://www.politicsballa.com India reelected to UN Economic and Social Council http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171284/india-reelected-un-economic-and-social-council United Nations, Oct 30 (IANS) India was reelected by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Wednesday to a three-year term on the Economic and Social Council (EcoSoc). India's reelection to the EcoSoc...]]> Diplomacy United States News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:58:04 +0000 ians 171284 at http://www.politicsballa.com Israeli NGO blames occupation for Palestinians' poor living standards http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171279/israeli-ngo-blames-occupation-palestinians-poor-living-standards Jerusalem, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) Israel's military, civil and administrative occupation of the West Bank has led to a dramatic decline in Palestinians' living conditions, according to a Israeli human...]]> Human Interest/Society Israel Politics News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:34:06 +0000 ians 171279 at http://www.politicsballa.com UN political chief criticises Israel for settlement plans http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171271/un-political-chief-criticises-israel-settlement-plans United Nations, Oct 30 (IANS) UN political chief Wednesday said Israel's new settlement plans in East Jerusalem threaten the viability of the future Palestinian state, urging meaningful...]]> Diplomacy Politics United States News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:20:09 +0000 ians 171271 at http://www.politicsballa.com Russia to ask UN to agree to Arctic borders expansion http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171270/russia-ask-un-agree-arctic-borders-expansion Moscow, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) Russia's Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Sergey Donskoy, said Wednesday that his country intends to ask the UN to allow Russia to expand its land borders in...]]> Russian Federation Politics News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:02:05 +0000 ians 171270 at http://www.politicsballa.com Storm forces evacuation of 1,000 people in Argentina http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171268/storm-forces-evacuation-1000-people-argentina Buenos Aires, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) The Argentine government Wednesday activated an emergency plan to help those affected by the powerful storm that struck 17 municipalities in Buenos Aires province...]]> Crime/Disaster/Accident Costa Rica News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:26:09 +0000 ians 171268 at http://www.politicsballa.com Obama praises health workers fighting Ebola as 'heroes' http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171262/obama-praises-health-workers-fighting-ebola-heroes Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Wednesday paid honour to healthcare workers who have treated Ebola patients in West Africa, calling them "heroes" deserving to be applauded...]]> Health/Medicine Politics United States News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:58:05 +0000 ians 171262 at http://www.politicsballa.com Poland, Israel to step up efforts to further cooperation http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171261/poland-israel-step-efforts-further-cooperation Warsaw, Oct 30 (IANS) Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz and visiting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Wednesday that their countries have agreed to step up efforts to further cooperation in...]]> Poland Diplomacy News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:56:04 +0000 ians 171261 at http://www.politicsballa.com Cyprus, Greece, Egypt to forge tripartite cooperation http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171260/cyprus-greece-egypt-forge-tripartite-cooperation Nicosia, Oct 30 (IANS) Cyprus, Greece and Egypt Wednesday moved closer to forging a common strategy on energy, security and regional issues. Foreign ministers Ioannis Kasoulides from Cyprus,...]]> Business/Economy Cyprus Diplomacy News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:48:04 +0000 ians 171260 at http://www.politicsballa.com French soldier killed in clash in northern Mali http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171259/french-soldier-killed-clash-northern-mali Paris, Oct 30 (IANS) A French soldier was killed Wednesday during a violent clash with a terrorist group in northern Mali, France's President's Office said. The sergeant in a commando parachutist...]]> Defence/Security France Terrorism News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:40:07 +0000 ians 171259 at http://www.politicsballa.com US trys to ease spat with Israel http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171256/us-trys-ease-spat-israel Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) The US Wednesday tried to calm down a war of words with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, dismissing comments by an anonymous US official as "counterproductive...]]> Diplomacy Politics United States News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:56:05 +0000 ians 171256 at http://www.politicsballa.com Four drug traffickers killed by Algerian army http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/171255/four-drug-traffickers-killed-algerian-army Algiers, Oct 30 (IANS) Algerian army troops Wednesday killed four narcotic traffickers in the desert province of Adrar, media reported. "As part of the fight against organised crime, a unit of the...]]> Algeria Crime/Disaster/Accident News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:52:03 +0000 ians 171255 at http://www.politicsballa.com