Portuguese ex-PM keeps lead in race for UN chief; women lag

United Nations, Aug 6  Portugal’s former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres maintained his lead in the second round of informal voting by the Security Council Friday for Secretary General, confounding expectations that a woman would ascend to the world’s top diplomatic job.

But this time he also received two…

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Space telescope sees bright comet diving into Sun

Washington, Aug 5  The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, saw a bright sungrazing comet plunge towards the Sun at nearly 1.3 million miles per hour, NASA has said.

This comet, first spotted by European Space Agency and NASA’s SOHO on August 1, is part of the Kreutz…

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UN chief in Brazil to take part in Olympic torch relay

United Nations, Aug 5 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Brazil to take part in the Olympic torch relay on Friday, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric has said.

“The secretary-general has just arrived in Rio de Janeiro where he will attend the opening of the Olympic Games and…

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Indian chef called ISIS, punched in face in hate crime attack

New York, Aug 4 (PTI) A 30-year-old Indian chef was punched repeatedly in the face and called “ISIS” by an unidentified man in an alleged hate crime incident in the US city of Omaha.

Suthahar Subburaj, who works as a chef at an Indian restaurant in Omaha, was…

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Emirates flight from India catches fire in Dubai

Dubai, Aug 3  An Emirates plane flying from Kerala with 275 people on board caught fire after landing here on Wednesday, leaving the passengers and crew shaken and many injured, witnesses and officials said.

A part of the engine of the Boeing 777 appeared to have fallen off after the…

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