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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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Farmers' suicides will not stop unless irrigation is improved: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis

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Farmers' suicides will not stop unless irrigation is improved: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis

Yavatmal: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis on Tuesday said that improving the irrigation facilities was the only solution to curb farmers' suicides in the state."It is a matter of sha...


Australian drug smugglers being taken to Indonesian island for execution - media

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Australian drug smugglers being taken to Indonesian island for execution - media

SYDNEY/DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two convicted Australian drug smugglers were removed from a prison in Bali on Wednesday to be taken to an Indonesian island where they will be shot by firing squ...

Western leaders hint at more Russian sanctions over Ukraine

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Western leaders hint at more Russian sanctions over Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders on Tuesday warned Russia that they were ready to step up sanctions if there were further violations of a ceasefire agreement in ...

Fugitive ex-NSA contractor Snowden seeks to come home - lawyer

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Fugitive ex-NSA contractor Snowden seeks to come home - lawyer

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said on Tuesday the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programmes was working wi...

Israel must investigate civilian killings in Gaza war - U.N. envoy

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Israel must investigate civilian killings in Gaza war - U.N. envoy

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations envoy called on Israel on Tuesday to investigate the killing of more than 1,500 Palestinian civilians, one third of them children, during the 2014 Gaza war, and to ...

Israel must investigate civilian killings in Gaza war - U.N. envoy

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Israel must investigate civilian killings in Gaza war - U.N. envoy

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations envoy called on Israel on Tuesday to investigate the killing of more than 1,500 Palestinian civilians, one third of them children, during the 2014 Gaza war, and to ...

Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit

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Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shi'ite militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on Tuesday, the second day of Iraq's biggest offensive yet ...