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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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China asks Myanmar to "lower temperature" on border

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China asks Myanmar to "lower temperature" on border

BEIJING (Reuters) - Myanmar must ensure lower temperatures along its border with China and all parties must exercise restraint, a senior Chinese official told a Myanmar envoy, following clashes that h...


Delhi gangrape convict's remarks are unspeakable, says UN Secy Gen Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson

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Delhi gangrape convict's remarks are unspeakable, says UN Secy Gen Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson

United Nations: The remarks by one of the Delhi gangrape convicts blaming the victim for the assault are "unspeakable", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson has said, stressing th...

Singapore blogger fined for 'scandalising' judiciary through post

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Singapore blogger fined for 'scandalising' judiciary through post

Singapore's High Court on Thursday fined a prominent dissident blogger Sg$8,000 ($5,800) for "scandalising" the city-state's judiciary in an online commentary.Alex Au, 62, was punished over ...

US envoy to South Korea in stable condition after knife attack

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US envoy to South Korea in stable condition after knife attack

Seoul, South Korea: US Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean po...

India's ban on Delhi gangrape documentary not a signal of authoritarian regime: US expert

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India's ban on Delhi gangrape documentary not a signal of authoritarian regime: US expert

Washington: It would be unfair to portray India's banning of a BBC documentary on the gangrape of an Indian woman as a signal of a more authoritarian government, according to a leading US expert."...

Australia PM suggests search for missing MH370 jet could be scaled back

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Australia PM suggests search for missing MH370 jet could be scaled back

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday suggested the search for missing Flight MH370 may be scaled back, while expressing hope the jet would be found a year after it vanished.The Malaysia A...

Log kya kahenge: The real reason we don't want India's Daughter to be aired

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Log kya kahenge: The real reason we don't want India's Daughter to be aired

Indias Daughter is doing something that Indians fear. Its washing our dirty laundry in public. Indias Daughter might as well have been called Indias Shame.Rape has become Indias Number 1 black mark in...