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Philippines launches drug-testing system

Manila , Aug 23

The Philippines has launched a system of forensic laboratories on illegal drugs in all the country's 17 regions, an official said Saturday.

Killer fungus that grows on trees

New York , Aug 23

A teenaged girl has helped scientists discover that a deadly fungus that generally attacks HIV/AIDS patients grows on trees.

Six injured as car rams into rickshaws in Delhi

New Delhi , Aug 23

Six people were injured when a speeding car rammed into the cycle rickshaws they were sleeping on, police said Saturday.

Saradha scam: Bengal police ex-chief appears for CBI grilling

Kolkata , Aug 23

Former West Bengal police chief Rajat Majumdar Saturday appeared before the CBI after being summoned by the agency in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.

Teenaged girl gang-raped, killed in Odisha

Bhubaneswar , Aug 23

A teenaged girl has been gang-raped and murdered in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said Saturday.

Don't pollute Yamuna on Ganesh Chaturthi, devotees told

New Delhi , Aug 23

With the Narendra Modi government moving toward cleaning India's rivers, including the sacred Ganga and its tributary, the Yamuna, authorities are worried that coming religious festivals might just aggravate the river's pollution.

UN chief condemns attack on mosque in Iraq

United Nations , Aug 23

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned in the strongest terms the attack on a mosque in eastern Iraq Friday that killed up to 73 people.

Ink attack on Maharashtra minister

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra) , Aug 23

Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat was targeted Saturday in an ink attack here by an alleged Shiv Sena activist, an aide said.

Goa tries to protect its 'Sea of Milk'

Dudhsagar (Goa) , Aug 23 It almost featured in a James Bond movie. Now, the very existence of Dudhsagar, Goa's grandest waterfall and a major tourism attraction, is in peril due to a series of dams neighbouring Karnataka plans to construct and Goa is desperate to ensure this doesn't happen.

Four killed inside Honduran prison

Tegucigalpa , Aug 23

Four men serving pre-trial detention at Honduras' National Penitentiary were fatally shot by a fellow inmate.