Politics Balla - Curated Politics News http://www.politicsballa.com/latest_stories en Scottish minister admits defeat http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165425/scottish-minister-admits-defeat London, Sep 19 (IANS) Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond Friday admitted defeat in the independence referendum. The official result will be announced later in the day. With results of 30 out...]]> Politics United Kingdom News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:42:09 +0000 ians 165425 at http://www.politicsballa.com Philippine withdraws peacekeepers from Golan Heights http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165423/philippine-withdraws-peacekeepers-golan-heights Manila, Sep 19 (IANS) The Philippine government has withdrawn Filipino peacekeepers from the Golan Heights due to the deteriorating security situation in the area, a military official said Friday...]]> Defence/Security Philippines Terrorism News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:36:05 +0000 ians 165423 at http://www.politicsballa.com Caribbean among most vulnerable regions to climate change http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165418/caribbean-among-most-vulnerable-regions-climate-change San Juan, Sep 19 (IANS/EFE) Developing societies in the Caribbean are the most vulnerable economies in the Americas to climate change because the majority of the population lives in coastal areas...]]> Environment/Wildlife United States News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:20:04 +0000 ians 165418 at http://www.politicsballa.com IS captures 21 Kurdish towns in Syria http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165417/captures-21-kurdish-towns-syria Damascus, Sep 19 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has seized control of 21 towns in a Kurdish-dominated region in Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Thursday said that the...]]> Syrian Arab Republic Terrorism News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:16:10 +0000 ians 165417 at http://www.politicsballa.com Poll shows Scots voted against independence http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165416/poll-shows-scots-voted-against-independence Edinburgh, Sep 19 (IANS/EFE) An unofficial poll by YouGov indicated that 54 percent of those who cast ballots in Scotland's independence referendum voted "no". Ninety-seven percent of the 4.3...]]> Politics United Kingdom News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:14:03 +0000 ians 165416 at http://www.politicsballa.com Is Facebook Messenger app tracking your privacy? http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165409/facebook-messenger-app-tracking-your-privacy New York, Sep 19 (IANS) The new Facebook Messenger app, that has been downloaded over 500 million times on Android-based devices, may have spyware that keeps an eye on your chats and other...]]> Defence/Security Technology United States News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:46:06 +0000 ians 165409 at http://www.politicsballa.com Lesotho mediation mission over http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165408/lesotho-mediation-mission-over Pretoria, Sep 19 (IANS) South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the facilitator of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has concluded his first official visit to...]]> Politics South Africa News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:42:05 +0000 ians 165408 at http://www.politicsballa.com US based EcoSikh asks Sikhs to fight climate change http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165405/us-based-ecosikh-asks-sikhs-fight-climate-change Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of the Sep 23 UN Climate Summit in New York, Washington-based environmental organisation, EcoSikh has asked Sikhs to strengthen their connection to the Sikh faith...]]> Environment/Wildlife Religion United States News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:16:07 +0000 ians 165405 at http://www.politicsballa.com Sri Lanka hasn't asked for help for its reconciliation bureau: UN spokesman http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165404/sri-lanka-hasnt-asked-help-its-reconciliation-bureau-un-spokesman United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka has not asked the UN for help for the Special Bureau of Reconciliation it is setting up to deal with the legacy of the civil war that ravaged the island...]]> Defence/Security Immigration/Law/Rights Indo-Pak/Pakistan National United States News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:46:05 +0000 ians 165404 at http://www.politicsballa.com Obama names Indian American Richard Rahul Verma as envoy to India http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165403/obama-names-indian-american-richard-rahul-verma-envoy-india Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, President Barack Obama has nominated Richard Rahul Verma as the new ambassador to India, the first Indian American to be...]]> Diplomacy United States News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:38:06 +0000 ians 165403 at http://www.politicsballa.com Thousands evacuated in Philippines amid massive floods http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165399/thousands-evacuated-philippines-amid-massive-floods Manila, Sep 19 (IANS) Thousands of families in Metro Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines were evacuated to higher places due to flooding triggered by heavy rains, authorities said Friday...]]> Crime/Disaster/Accident Philippines News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:36:03 +0000 ians 165399 at http://www.politicsballa.com Anti-terror raids not against Muslim community: Abbott http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165394/anti-terror-raids-not-against-muslim-community-abbott Melbourn, Sep 19 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday the ongoing counter-terrorism raids are against crimes and not against religion. The remarks came while hundreds of...]]> Defence/Security Politics Terrorism United Kingdom News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:26:04 +0000 ians 165394 at http://www.politicsballa.com Undelivered aid commitments hamper progress on MDGs: UN report http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165389/undelivered-aid-commitments-hamper-progress-mdgs-un-report United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) A UN report released here Thursday said that undelivered aid commitments by developed countries are holding back progress on the eight anti-poverty targets known as...]]> Human Interest/Society United States News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:24:07 +0000 ians 165389 at http://www.politicsballa.com Israel not to tolerate 'drizzle' of rockets: PM http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165388/israel-not-tolerate-drizzle-rockets-pm Jetusalem, Sep 19 (IANS) Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Hamas knows well that Israel will not tolerate a "drizzle" of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, according to a...]]> Defence/Security Israel Politics News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:22:05 +0000 ians 165388 at http://www.politicsballa.com Obama pledges diplomatic resolution of Ukraine crisis http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165387/obama-pledges-diplomatic-resolution-ukraine-crisis Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday pledged continued efforts to seek a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis. "In addition to the concrete expressions of support...]]> Diplomacy Politics United States News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:20:06 +0000 ians 165387 at http://www.politicsballa.com US Senate approves plan to train, arm Syrian rebels http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165385/us-senate-approves-plan-train-arm-syrian-rebels Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The US Senate Thursday approved President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm Syrian rebels in the efforts to fight the Islamic State (IS) militant group, a day after the...]]> Defence/Security Politics United States News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:16:06 +0000 ians 165385 at http://www.politicsballa.com Security ramped up after terror plot on Australian Parliament revealed http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165384/security-ramped-after-terror-plot-australian-parliament-revealed Melbourne, Sep 19 (IANS) Australian authority Friday has ramped up security in the capital of Canberra after potential terror attack plot against the Parliament House and the country's top leaders...]]> Defence/Security Terrorism United Kingdom News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:14:04 +0000 ians 165384 at http://www.politicsballa.com 13 killed in bomb attacks in Iraq http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165378/13-killed-bomb-attacks-iraq Baghdad, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed in two suicide bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad Thursday evening, a police source said. A suicide bomber drove an explosive-laden...]]> Defence/Security Iraq Terrorism News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:56:04 +0000 ians 165378 at http://www.politicsballa.com Scottish referendum polls end, huge turnout reported http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165377/scottish-referendum-polls-end-huge-turnout-reported London, Sep 19 (IANS) Polling in the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent country have closed and counting is under way, BBC reported. Counting will...]]> Politics United Kingdom News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:42:03 +0000 ians 165377 at http://www.politicsballa.com Parliamentarians urges EU to cut off IS resources http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165376/parliamentarians-urges-eu-cut-resources Brussels, Sep 19 (IANS) The European Parliament Thursday urged the European Union (EU) to enforce sanctions against business bodies related to the Islamic State (IS) in a bid to cut off its...]]> Belgium Defence/Security Terrorism News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:36:03 +0000 ians 165376 at http://www.politicsballa.com Nigerian troops capture Boko Haram leader http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165372/nigerian-troops-capture-boko-haram-leader Abuja, Sep 19 (IANS) Nigeria army have arrested a senior commander of the Boko Haram sect, which is blamed for killing hundreds of people since 2009, the country's defence authority said Thursday...]]> Defence/Security Nigeria Terrorism News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:28:05 +0000 ians 165372 at http://www.politicsballa.com Russia, Serbia are brotherly nations: Serbian president http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165366/russia-serbia-are-brotherly-nations-serbian-president Belgrade, Sep 19 (IANS) Brotherhood of Serbian and Russian nations is sealed by joint fight for freedom in the First World War, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said Thursday, Xinhua reported....]]> Serbia and Montenegro Diplomacy News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:06:05 +0000 ians 165366 at http://www.politicsballa.com France ready to launch air strikes in Iraq: Hollande http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165365/france-ready-launch-air-strikes-iraq-hollande Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande Thursday said his country was ready to launch air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Iraq "soon". He, however, ruled...]]> France Terrorism News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:06:05 +0000 ians 165365 at http://www.politicsballa.com Stalked by ex-boyfriend Indian-origin woman falls to death http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165363/stalked-ex-boyfriend-indian-origin-woman-falls-death London, Sep 18 (IANS) A Indian-origin woman in Britain died after falling from a motorway bridge following weeks of harassment by her stalker ex-boyfriend and seeing him on a night out, an inquest...]]> Crime/Disaster/Accident Diaspora United Kingdom News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:00:10 +0000 ians 165363 at http://www.politicsballa.com IS releases video of British hostage http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/09/165361/releases-video-british-hostage London, Sep 18 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) has released a video of a British hostage delivering a propaganda message on behalf of the militant group, a media report said Thursday. In the video...]]> Terrorism United Kingdom News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:30:08 +0000 ians 165361 at http://www.politicsballa.com