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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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Corrected - Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list, Michael Jordan joins

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Corrected - Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list, Michael Jordan joins

(Reuters) - (The story was refiled to correct Mark Zuckerberg's net worth in paragraph 10 to $33.4 billion from $34.8 billion, which Forbes reported as his net worth in real time as of Monday. Zuckerb...


Nemtsov's shaken girlfriend says she didn't see killer

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Nemtsov's shaken girlfriend says she didn't see killer

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Boris Nemtsov's girlfriend has broken her public silence on the murder of the Russian opposition activist, saying she did not see the killer who gunned him down as they strolled acr...

Kerry presses Russia's Lavrov on Ukraine ceasefire deal

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Kerry presses Russia's Lavrov on Ukraine ceasefire deal

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday that Moscow and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine must implement a ceasefire or face "...

N.Korea angered by U.S.-S.Korea military drills, fires missiles off coast

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N.Korea angered by U.S.-S.Korea military drills, fires missiles off coast

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its eastern coast on Monday, South Korean officials said, a defiant response to annual joint military exercises between South Korea and...

Outgoing Namibian president wins $5 million Africa leadership prize

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Outgoing Namibian president wins $5 million Africa leadership prize

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Namibia's outgoing president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's $5 million African leadership prize, an award meant to recognise good governance that had bee...

KK Sharma to the next Chief Secretary of Delhi

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KK Sharma to the next Chief Secretary of Delhi

New Delhi: Senior IAS officer KK Sharma will be the next Chief Secretary of Delhi, a choice that is also acceptable to the AAP government.Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday approved the appointment...

Pakistan court bars govt from booking Lakhvi in any other case

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Pakistan court bars govt from booking Lakhvi in any other case

Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Monday barred the government from booking Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, in any other case without its permission after his counsel argued tha...