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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

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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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...

Mexico captures Zetas drug kingpin in another blow to cartels

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Mexico captures Zetas drug kingpin in another blow to cartels

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican security forces on Wednesday arrested the leader of the bloody Zetas drug cartel, the second high-profile capture of a kingpin in the past week and a boost to President...

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...