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We provide you latest celebrity news, latest bollywood news and entertainment news with fastest top stories online about cricket, sports, business, bollywood, entertainment, lifestyle, world and science to get yourself updated. en-us ZeeNews Ltd India National News 8/21/2014 9:14:51 PM GMT Zee News IS video shows dozens of Yazidis converting to Islam The Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation, based in Iraq and Syria, Thursday released a video showing dozens of members of the Yazidi minority religious community converting to Islam. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 21:11 GMT +5:30 First Malaysian bodies from MH17 crash fly home A plane carrying the bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of flight MH17, which crashed in Ukraine in July, took off from Amsterdam for Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, Dutch media reported. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 21:09 GMT +5:30 Hamas executes 3 for `collaboration` with Israel The armed wing of Hamas has executed three Palestinians and arrested seven others for allegedly collaborating with Israel during the Gaza war, a website close to the movement reported Thursday. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 21:05 GMT +5:30 Seven slashed in knife attack in China`s Guangzhou: State media A man slashed seven people on Thursday in the southern city of Guangzhou, state media said, in the latest of a series of attacks that has unnerved the country. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 20:58 GMT +5:30 Malaysian couple caught with fake credit cards in Lanka A Malaysian couple was arrested today in Sri Lanka for using fake credit cards to purchase expensive French brandy from a five-star hotel here. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 20:56 GMT +5:30 Islamic State sows terror, bewitches jihadists Key questions and answers about the Islamic State group that beheaded American journalist James Foley, and that US President Barack Obama described as a "cancer". mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 20:53 GMT +5:30 Islamic State biggest threat to our profession: Scribe panel In a statement, the CPJ stressed that the members of the Islamic State who murdered freelance US journalist Foley "use violence and intimidation to silence all independent reporting in the areas they control". mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:42 GMT +5:30 Indonesia`s highest court upholds Widodo`s presidential win Indonesia`s highest court unanimously upheld last month`s presidential election result on Thursday, paving the way for Joko Widodo to take over as the next leader of the world`s third largest democracy. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:40 GMT +5:30 Two Indians plead guilty to massive health care fraud in US Vipin Kumar Patel, 30, and Jigar Patel, 27, face a maximum sentence of five years of imprisonment for making a false statement in a health care matter, the US Justice Department said. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:37 GMT +5:30 Berlin blocks unearthing of giant Lenin statue head German authorities have blocked plans to excavate a 3.5 tonne granite head of Vladimir Lenin for display in a new Berlin museum due to logistical and cost concerns, the organisers of the exhibition and local media said. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:36 GMT +5:30 Saudi Arabia sentences 18 over terror attacks A specialised criminal court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced 18 people to varied prison terms for participating in terrorist attacks within the country, media reported. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:32 GMT +5:30 Ukraine checking Russian aid trucks: border service Ukraine said Thursday border guards had begun checking a Russian humanitarian aid convoy at the crossing in eastern Ukraine`s restive Lugansk region. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:30 GMT +5:30 Syria war toll over 180,000: NGO More than 180,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict broke out in March 2011, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a new toll published Thursday. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:27 GMT +5:30 Foley beheading `crime` against Islam`s principles: Qatar Qatar, accused by a German minister of financing Islamic State (IS) jihadists, condemned today the group`s beheading of US journalist James Foley as a "crime against the principles of Islam". mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:25 GMT +5:30 Foley`s killer will be caught: Former UK anti-terror chief The suspected British killer of US journalist James Foley will be found and brought to justice "sooner or later", Britain`s former anti-terrorism chief said today. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:23 GMT +5:30 Somali child soldiers `punished` in foreign-funded camps: UN War-torn Somalia is awash with guns after more than two decades of conflict, with a 22,000-strong African Union force battling alongside government troops against the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:18 GMT +5:30 Justice elusive for Syria chemical attack victims: HRW Human Rights Watch Thursday said that hundreds of victims of a chemical weapons attack in Syria remained without justice one year on, days after Damascus`s stockpile was completely destroyed. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:16 GMT +5:30 Assad`s forces, IS militants fighting for control over Syrian airport Fierce clashes broke out Thursday between the Syrian army and militants of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group on the outskirts of al-Tabaqa military air base, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:15 GMT +5:30 Kiev says two Russian vehicles captured in east Ukraine Ukraine`s military today said its forces in the east of the country had captured two Russian armoured vehicles with documents linking them to an elite army paratrooper unit. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:12 GMT +5:30 Senior Hamas official says group abducted Israeli teens A top Hamas official said members of his militant group kidnapped three Israeli teenagers whose deaths in June provoked a spiral of violence that led to the war in Gaza, the first acknowledgement of the movement`s involvement. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:10 GMT +5:30 EU deplores `outrageous` Foley killing The European Union on Thursday deplored the "outrageous" beheading of US journalist James Foley by Islamist jihadists calling the murder a brutal denial of "universally recognised values". mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 18:58 GMT +5:30 Slain Hamas commanders among Israel`s most wanted Israel assassinated three senior Hamas military commanders in a pre-dawn strike on Gaza Thursday. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 17:19 GMT +5:30 Turkey ruling party set to agree Davutoglu as PM Turkey`s ruling party is due to meet on Thursday to agree on a new leader and prime minister to replace incoming president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu the frontrunner for the job. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 15:56 GMT +5:30 Turkey denies reported `tomb for Iraq hostages` scheme Under a treaty signed in the early 1920s, Turkey controls the Tomb of Suleyman Shah in northern Syria as a sovereign exclave and even has armed forces permanently stationed around the historic monument. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 15:55 GMT +5:30 British PM Cameron resumes holiday after crisis meetings on beheading video British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday resumed his holiday in Cornwall, a day after he rushed back to London to chair emergency meetings in response to the beheading video of James Foley. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 15:43 GMT +5:30 America`s foes crow over Ferguson shooting unrest However the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager and subsequent crackdown on protesters in the Midwestern state of Missouri has America`s foes crowing about the flaws in the land of the free. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 15:26 GMT +5:30 Reformist journalist freed on bail in Iran An Iranian journalist who covered parliament for pro-reform media has been released on bail almost three months after being detained, her lawyer said on Thursday.  mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 15:21 GMT +5:30 Four killed in Israeli raid on Gaza City funeral: Medics An Israeli air strike killed four Palestinians at a graveyard in Gaza City on Thursday, with medics saying they were attending a funeral.  mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 14:53 GMT +5:30 Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan on Thursday in the slim hope of finding survivors, a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 14:42 GMT +5:30 James Foley beheading: Is “John” from Britian the masked killer? Even as the world remains stunned by the barbaric beheading of US journalist James Foley, investigators have launched a massive manhunt to identify the Islamic State fanatic who committed the horrific crime. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 16:10 GMT +5:30 Police fire tear gas as Indonesia court rules on poll challenge Indonesian police used tear gas and water cannon Thursday to break up a rally by supporters of the ex-general who lost last month`s presidential election, as a court was set to uphold his opponent`s victory. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 14:40 GMT +5:30 Violence erupts in Liberia`s Ebola-hit slum Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia`s capital Wednesday when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on protesting crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 14:37 GMT +5:30 Ukraine`s economy minister announces resignation Ukraine`s economy minister announced his resignation on Thursday following conflict within the government on how to turn around the dire national economic situation.  mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 14:31 GMT +5:30 US gurdwaras to help project positive Sikh image Over 100 representatives from gurdwaras across the US have pledged support for National Sikh Campaign`s plan to engage top US political operatives and media firms for presenting the community positively. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 14:22 GMT +5:30 Gaza LIVE: Hamas claims Israeli teens` murder, calls it `heroic operation` Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has likened the Hamas to the barbaric Sunni extremists from Iraq and Syria – the ISIS, calling them the branches of the same tree. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:05 GMT +5:30 Supriya Jha Burglars target Interpol building in South Africa, again Thieves have broken into the building that houses Interpol and an elite South African police unit in the capital Pretoria for the second time in three weeks, a spokesman said Thursday. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:58 GMT +5:30 Former Ireland prime minister Reynolds dies aged 81: Report Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds, a central figure in the Northern Ireland peace process and in brokering the 1994 IRA ceasefire, has died aged 81, Irish broadcaster RTE reported Thursday. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:40 GMT +5:30 Tel Aviv flights working normally despite Hamas threat All flights were operating normally at Israel`s Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv early Thursday despite a warning issued by Hamas`s armed wing in Gaza, officials said.  mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:31 GMT +5:30 Australian opposition leader cleared of rape allegation Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten revealed Thursday he had been cleared by police of historical sex assault allegations, which he said were "abhorrent". mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:29 GMT +5:30 UN works to help Nigerian girls UN agency in Nigeria will work to help some of the Nigerian schoolgirls who managed to escape after being abducted by Boko Haram militants. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:27 GMT +5:30 Hamas says three top Gaza commanders killed in Israeli air strike An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist militant group said. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:25 GMT +5:30 Malaysian militants bought bomb material for planned attack: Official Suspected Malaysian militants loyal to the extremist Islamic State movement bought bomb-making material ahead of a proposed attack on a Carlsberg brewery near the capital Kuala Lumpur, a top anti-terrorism official said. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:24 GMT +5:30 Japan mulls building its own fighter jets: Report Japan is considering building its own fighter jets after years of playing second fiddle in a US construction partnership, a report said Thursday, in a move likely to stoke fears of its military resurgence among Asian neighbours. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:20 GMT +5:30 French President Hollande outraged at execution of Foley French President Francois Hollande said Thursday he was outraged at the execution of US journalist James Foley by Islamic State jihadists, accusing them of barbarism. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:16 GMT +5:30 `Islamic State militants embarrassing Muslims` The President of the world`s most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, on Thursday called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite in tackling extremism. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:13 GMT +5:30 UN agency: Iran abiding with terms of nuke deal The UN nuclear agency says that Iran is keeping commitments it agreed to with six world powers in a pact that temporarily caps its nuclear activities and eliminates material that could be most easily used to make nuclear weapons. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:05 GMT +5:30 UN starts largest aid drop operation in Northern Iraq The United Nations has started aid drops in Northern Iraq which is reportedly its largest aid operation for a decade as it targets at least 5,00,000 people. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:03 GMT +5:30 Saudi Arabia sentences 18 to jail for militant offences A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced 18 men to prison terms of 10 months to 25 years for their part in a series of militant attacks against government and foreign targets between 2003-06, state media reported late on Wednesday. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:02 GMT +5:30 Indonesian court to rule on presidential election challenge An Indonesian court was Thursday expected to uphold Joko Widodo`s victory in last month`s presidential election, rejecting claims of widespread cheating from his opponent after weeks of political uncertainty in the world`s third-biggest democracy. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10:46 GMT +5:30 China tries five cult members for McDonald`s murder China put on trial five members of a banned religious group on Thursday for the murder of a woman who was beaten to death at a McDonald`s after police say she refused to give them her telephone number when the group apparently tried to recruit her. mailto:inewsonline@gmail.com Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10:44 GMT +5:30