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

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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

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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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California man charged with trying to join Islamic State

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California man charged with trying to join Islamic State

Los Angeles: A 21-year-old man previously charged with lying on a passport application so he could fly to Syria to join the Islamic State terrorist group was indicted on Wednesday on a charge of tryin...


In a bid to address gender-based violence, Brazilian lawmakers recognise 'feminicide'

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In a bid to address gender-based violence, Brazilian lawmakers recognise 'feminicide'

Brasilia: Brazilian lawmakers have approved a bill recognizing "feminicide," or the killing of a woman because of her gender in a country where 50,000 women lost their lives through violenc...

Rajnath Singh is wrong: It's the ban not 'India's Daughter' that defames India

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Rajnath Singh is wrong: It's the ban not 'India's Daughter' that defames India

By the time you read this, Leslee Udwin's India's Daughter will have had its British premiere.This writer can't claim to have an opinion on the documentary because like all Indians, she hasn't seen it...

US ambassador to S-Korea slashed on face, wrists in attack by unidentified attacker

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US ambassador to S-Korea slashed on face, wrists in attack by unidentified attacker

Seoul, South Korea: US Ambassador Mark Lippert was slashed on the face and wrist by a man wielding a knife with a 10-inch blade and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean poli...

Govt exploring ways to stop broadcast of Delhi gangrape documentary abroad: Venkaiah Naidu

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Govt exploring ways to stop broadcast of Delhi gangrape documentary abroad: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said there is a "conspiracy to defame" India through the telecast of the documentary containing the interview of 16 December gangrape convict. He added tha...

Second Los Angeles hospital issues alert over 'superbug', may have infected 70 patients

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Second Los Angeles hospital issues alert over 'superbug', may have infected 70 patients

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center may have unwittingly infected nearly 70 patients with a treatment-resistant superbug, it said Wednesday, becoming the second Los Angeles hospital to issue an alert.The ...

China to raise defence budget 10.1 percent this year in high-tech drive

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China to raise defence budget 10.1 percent this year in high-tech drive

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will boost its military spending by 10.1 percent this year to 886.9 billion yuan ($141.45 billion) as it cranks up its development of high-tech weapons systems, the governmen...