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Obama won't meet Netanyahu before Israeli elections

Washington

Washington Jan 29 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said that he will not meet the visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in March, because the Israeli leader's US trip would be too close to the elections in his country.

Simulated Mars mission gutted in fire

London , Jan 29

A simulated Mars mission held in the Utah desert in the US came to an abrupt end, when the research station was gutted in fire, media reported Wednesday.

H7N9 bird flu cases in China province rise to 25

Guangzhou , Jan 29

Two more cases of humans being infected by the H7N9 bird flu strain was reported from China's Guangdong province Wednesday, bringing the number of people infected by the virus in the province to 25.

UN chief condemns Libya hotel attack

United Nations , Jan 29

UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon Wednesday condemned "in the strongest terms" the attack on a hotel in Libya, which killed at least eight people Tuesday.

Lebanon flays Israeli military escalation at border

Beirut , Jan 29

Lebanon Wednesday condemned Israeli military escalation at the border, while stressing that it was committed to the resolution of the UN Security Council (UNSC), according to a Xinhua report.

Bird flu outbreak confirmed in 11 Nigerian states

Lagos , Jan 29

The Nigerian government Wednesday confirmed the outbreak of bird flu in 11 states.

Beijing smog makes city 'unliveable': Mayor

Beijing , Jan 29

Pollution and smog in Beijing has made the capital city of China "unliveable", according to the mayor of the city, a report said Wednesday.

Seven Houthis killed in suspected Al Qaeda attack in Yemen

Aden , Jan 29

At least seven Shia Houthi fighters were killed and five others injured in a suspected Al Qaeda attack in Yemen Wednesday, an official told Xinhua.

Prove abducted pilot still alive: Jordan tells IS

Amman , Jan 29

Jordan said Wednesday that it wants the Islamic State (IS) to prove that the Jordanian pilot abducted by the militant group last month was still alive.

Australian scientists develop potential cure for peanut allergies

Canberra , Jan 28

Australian scientists believe they have developed a possible cure for people with severe peanut allergies.