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Theodore VanKirk (Dutch): Last Airman in US bombing of Hiroshima passed away

Theodore VanKirk (93), also known as “Dutch,” who was the last surviving member of the crew that jettisoned an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, bringing an end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, passed away in Georgia. Though VanKirk was part of nearly 60 bombing missions, but it was this Read More…

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MH-17 crash: EU extends sanctions on Russia

In the wake of the Malaysian Airplane MH-17 crash that happened over eastern Ukraine recently, European Union has extended the sanctions on Russia. The imposition of sanctions on Russia was started with the country’s annexation of Crimea in eastern Ukraine in February 2014. The Committee of Permanent Representatives of the European Union (EU) approved the Read More…

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India-US Malabar naval drill not aimed at containing China: US

The US has clarified that the annual India-US bilateral “Malabar” naval exercise which started in the Asia Pacific region is not aimed at containing China and that the exercise would strengthen the US naval presence in the Pacific Ocean region and maritime partnership with its allies. The exercise this year has Japan as a special Read More…

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India support UNHRC resolution to probe Israel’s offensive on Gaza

India voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to begin an investigation of Israel’s offensive on Gaza. In the 47-member council, 29 countries which also included other BRICS member voted in support of the Palestinian-drafted resolution on “Ensuring Respect for international law in The Occupied Palestinian Territories, including East Jersusalem” while 17 Read More…

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Sim Bhullar: First Indian-origin player in NBA also the tallest player in NBA at present

Sim Bhullar (21) has become the first player of Indian origin to join the National Basketball Association (NBA) after he inked a summer contract with the Sacramento Kings, a professional basketball team in the US. Bhullar is originally from Canada but his parents hail from Punjab. He is 7.5 feet tall, weighs 360 pounds and Read More…

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World Population Day observed across the world on July 11

The World Population Day was observed across the world on July 11. The theme for year 2014 is “Invest in Young People today, to ensure a Bright Future“. The United Nations’ (UN) World Population Day is observed annually on July 11 to reiterate the human right to plan for a family. It promotes activities, events Read More…

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