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Swine flu death toll climbs to 1075, almost 20,000 cases nationwide

07:51 From firstpost

Swine flu death toll climbs to 1075, almost 20,000 cases nationwide

New Delhi: Swine flu has claimed 34 more lives as the nationwide toll from the H1N1 virus...

From villains to heroes: Can India's bowlers sustain their brilliance?

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From villains to heroes: Can India's bowlers sustain their brilliance?

In Melbourne, after South Africa lost by 130-runs to India, AB de Villiers sat in the...

Budget 2015: Super rich senior citizens to take biggest hit

16:41 From firstpost

Budget 2015: Super rich senior citizens to take biggest hit

New Delhi: Individuals with an annual income of above Rs 10 lakh but below Rs 1 crore...

Budget 2015: No steps to tackle black money via gold, imports seen surging

09:16 From firstpost

Budget 2015: No steps to tackle black money via gold, imports seen surging

Finance minister Arun Jaitley's proposals on gold in his first full-year budget are...

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Analysis - U.S. Congress' backing of Netanyahu on Iran more show than substance

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Analysis - U.S. Congress' backing of Netanyahu on Iran more show than substance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to the U.S. Congress generated loud applause and worldwide headlines, it is unlikely to lead to new legislation or a sh...


Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal could be close, details remain

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Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal could be close, details remain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister said in a U.S. television interview on Wednesday he believed "we are very close" to a nuclear arms deal with six major world powers, but cautio...

Libya asks U.N. for arms, jets, tanks to battle Islamic State - letter

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Libya asks U.N. for arms, jets, tanks to battle Islamic State - letter

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Libya has sought permission from the United Nations to import 150 tanks, two dozen fighter jets, seven attack helicopters, tens of thousands of assault rifles and grenade la...

Guinea, Sierra Leone report rise in Ebola in past week, no case in Liberia - WHO

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Guinea, Sierra Leone report rise in Ebola in past week, no case in Liberia - WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Guinea and Sierra Leone reported 132 new confirmed cases of Ebola in the week to March 1, an increase of 34 over the previous week, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.L...

U.S. says it helps recover $28.7 million tied to former South Korean president

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U.S. says it helps recover $28.7 million tied to former South Korean president

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it had worked with South Korean authorities to recover more than $28.7 million in corruption proceeds linked to former South Korean...

Ten migrants die in Mediterranean, 1,100 rescued

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Ten migrants die in Mediterranean, 1,100 rescued

ROME (Reuters) - At least 10 North African migrants died when their rubber boat overturned in the southern Mediterranean while more than a thousand more were rescued from eight other vessels over Tues...

Pakistani man convicted in U.S. court for al Qaeda plot

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Pakistani man convicted in U.S. court for al Qaeda plot

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistani man was convicted on Wednesday on U.S. charges of participating in an al Qaeda plot to attack targets in Europe and the United States.Abid Naseer, 28, was found guilty...