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Ind vs Zim: Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu give India command

In southern Syria, fears of a humanitarian crisis Taylor Luck Would-be refugees are left stranded amid a government siege and an alleged shift in Jordans border policy. Al-Qaeda claims Iraq jailbreak Jabbar Yaseen and Liz Sly The groups branch in Iraq says it broke hundreds of militants out of Abu Ghraib prison in a coordinated attack. Adam Schreck Al-Qaeda in Iraq said months of planning went into the assault near Baghdad that set inmates free. Forensic tests have revealed that the lunch contained toxic levels of a deadly pesticide. A police team investigating the deaths arrested Kumari on Wednesday, and authorities were questioning her to establish how the pesticide got mixed with the food, said police superintendent Sujit Kumar. Bihars education minister, P.K.
Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/police-arrest-principal-of-school-in-east-india-where-23-children-died-after-eating-free-lunch/2013/07/24/bc6c9074-f458-11e2-81fa-8e83b3864c36_story.html

Western countries believe Iran's nuclear programme is aimed at making a bomb, while Iran says it is for peaceful purposes. Iran's celebrities tapes president-elect, Hassan Rouhani, who takes office next month, pledged in June to be more transparent on the nuclear programme but no immediate curtailment of its uranium enrichment is expected. Indian imports from celebrities Iran dropped to 140,800 bpd in June, down 45 percent from May, data from trade sources on tanker arrivals shows. India's imports from Iran dropped in the first half of the year to 211,400 bpd, down more than 42 percent from the same period in 2012, according to the data. A Reuters estimate of June crude imports from Iran by Asian buyers is based on the Indian tanker data, earlier data on Chinese and South Korean oil imports, and an assumption that Japan imported about 200,000 bpd last month.
Read more: tape >http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/23/india-iran-oil-idUSL4N0FO33E20130723?feedType=RSS

The victory put India 1-0 ahead of hosts in the 5-match ODI series. Earlier, Sikandar Raza top-scored with a patient 82 while Elton Chigumbura hit a quickfire 34-ball 43 as Zimbabwe posted a modest 228 for seven against India. Put in to bat, Zimbabwe seemed to have lost track after a cautious start before Chigumbura's unbeaten knock gave them the much-needed boost at the Harare Sports Club. Legspinner Amit Mishra was the most successful Indian bowlers returning figures of three for 43, while there was a wicket apiece for R Vinay Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat and Suresh Raina. R Vinay Kumar proved to be the most expensive with 57 runs coming off his nine overs. Pakistan-origin player Raza hit six fours and two sixes while Chigumbura smashed six boundaries and a six during his breezy knock.
Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/series-tournament/india-in-zimbabwe-2013/top-stories/Ind-vs-Zim-Virat-Kohli-Ambati-Rayudu-give-India-command/articleshow/21299033.cms

Biden seeks to assure India on Afghanistan, presses on trade

ties that have cooled in recent months over trade disputes and intellectual property rights also urged India to shun protectionism, calling for bold decisions to strengthen its economy. India, which has invested billions of dollars in Afghanistan since the Taliban were ousted from power in 2001, is worried that reconciliation with the Taliban would embolden militant groups, some of which are backed by rival Pakistan, and threaten its interests. The United States, on the other hand, preparing to withdraw most of its combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, has backed the talks as part of a broader process to end three decades of bloodshed. "I know there are questions about the U.S. position on reconciliation with the Taliban," Biden said in a wide-ranging speech at BSE, one go to website of Mumbai's two main stock exchange. "I want to make clear, we have always been committed to an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned process that needs three outcomes: that the Taliban must break with the al Qaeda permanently, stop the violence, accept the Afghan constitution and guarantee equal treatment for women," said Biden, who is on a four-day trip to India. Talks with the Taliban are meant to find a way of bringing the insurgents back into the Afghan political process.
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/24/us-india-usa-idUSBRE96N0L520130724

One of the cooks said that the cooking oil appeared different than usual, but that the principal told her to use it anyway. Today, Bihar's chief minister and top elected official, Nitish Kumar, said the government would punish all those who were responsible for the tragedy. "No one will be spared," Kumar told reporters, adding that state authorities were working to streamline the school lunch program to prevent the recurrence of such a mishap. India's midday meal plan is one of the world's biggest school nutrition programs. State governments have the freedom to decide on menus and timings of the meals, depending on local conditions and availability of food rations.
Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20130724/NEWS07/307240070/India-police-arrest-principal-after-23-pupils-die-from-tainted-school-lunches