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US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue on July 9-10


usachinaWashington: The next round of annual US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue would be held in Beijing on July 9 and 10.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew would travel to China next week for this comprehensive dialogue between the two countries.

Sudarshan Pattnaik wins at world cup of sand sculpting


sudarshan pattnaikWashington: Famed sand sculptor Sudarshan Pattnaik and his American teammate Mathew Roy Dieberthas have been declared winner in the double category at the just concluded World Cup of Sand Sculpting 2014.

Amnesty demands Dow appear in court in Bhopal gas leak case


dow chemical companyWashington: Amnesty International has called on the Dow Chemical Company (Dow) to appear before a Bhopal court this week to explain why its subsidiary Union Carbide Company repeatedly ignored summons in the 1984 gas leak case.

Can't make employers cover contraception: Justices


john robertsWashington: The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

Looking forward to Modi's visit to take ties further: Australian MP


tony abbottMelbourne: In a bid to further deepen ties with India, Australia is looking forward to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he is expected to attend the G20 Summit in Brisbane.

Indian govt working on world's largest health insurance scheme


Houston - The new Indian government is planning to bring about a "complete transformation" of the health sector and is working on the blueprint of the world's largest universal health insurance programme.

US rights group finds ISIS execution site


Washington: Human Rights Watch said that fighters inspired by al Qaeda had executed Iraqi soldiers en masse this month in Tikrit.

In mid-June, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) posted photos online of what they claimed to be the bodies of dozens of captured security forces members they had executed.

India has over 1 million children out of school: UN


united nationsNew York: India, Indonesia and Pakistan each have more than a million children out of school, according to a UN report which said the global number of unschooled children aged 6 to 11 is still as high as 58 million, showing little overall improvement since 2007.