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Washington DC sinking fast, threat looms of sea-level rise: Study

Washington , July 29

The land under the Chesapeake Bay - the largest estuary in the US - is sinking rapidly and Washington DC could drop by six or more inches in the next century, adding to the problems of sea-level rise, researchers from University of Vermont have warned.

15 killed in downpour in Vietnam

Hanoi , July 29

Heavy rains have killed 15 people while seven people have gone missing in Vietnam, media reports said on Wednesday.

Obama mourns Kalam 'an advocate for stronger US-India relations'

Washington , July 29 US President Barack Obama has condoled the death of former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam describing him as an advocate for stronger US-India relations, and who worked to deepen the two countries' space cooperation.

Peru: 11 dead as truck falls into lake

Lima , July 29

At least 11 people died and 41 were injured when the truck in which they were travelling plunged into a lake in Peru, a media report said.

Argentine footballer killed in car crash

Buenos Aires , July 29

Argentine soccer player Diego Barisone, who played for the first division club Lanus, died in a traffic accident, sources with the team said.

Punjab CM meets slain police officer's family

Kapurthala (Punjab) , July 29

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday met the family of police officer Baljit Singh who died fighting terrorists -- and also praised the Punjab Police.

Cloudy morning in Delhi

New Delhi , July 29

It was a cloudy morning here on Wednesday with the minimum temperature settling at 27 degrees Celsius, the Met Office said.

Four dead in Thane building collapse

Thane (Maharashtra) , July 29

Four people died after a two-storey building collapsed in Thakruli town in Thane district, officials said on Wednesday.

UN chief warns of spread of violent extremism

United Nations , July 29

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the rise in the number of foreign terrorist fighters is a manifestation of the growing spread of violent extremism, which demands urgent international attention.

Building collapses in Thane, casualties feared

Thane (Maharashtra) , July 29

At least 20 families are feared trapped in the debris of a two-storey building that collapsed in Thakurli town in Thane district late Tuesday, officials said.