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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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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...


U.S. says it helps recover $28.7 million tied to former South Korean president

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U.S. says it helps recover $28.7 million tied to former South Korean president

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it had worked with South Korean authorities to recover more than $28.7 million in corruption proceeds linked to former South Korean...

Ten migrants die in Mediterranean, 1,100 rescued

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Ten migrants die in Mediterranean, 1,100 rescued

ROME (Reuters) - At least 10 North African migrants died when their rubber boat overturned in the southern Mediterranean while more than a thousand more were rescued from eight other vessels over Tues...

Pakistani man convicted in U.S. court for al Qaeda plot

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Pakistani man convicted in U.S. court for al Qaeda plot

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistani man was convicted on Wednesday on U.S. charges of participating in an al Qaeda plot to attack targets in Europe and the United States.Abid Naseer, 28, was found guilty...

Chad president tells Boko Haram leader to surrender or face death

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Chad president tells Boko Haram leader to surrender or face death

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - President Idriss Deby of Chad said on Wednesday he knew the whereabouts of Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, and called on him to surrender o...

Libya forces carry out second day of rival air strikes on airports

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Libya forces carry out second day of rival air strikes on airports

BENGHAZI, Tripoli (Reuters) - Forces from Libyas internationally recognised government carried out air strikes on a Tripoli airport after unidentified warplanes attacked one of its allied towns, in es...

Iran envoy says no deal yet on length of nuclear accord with powers

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Iran envoy says no deal yet on length of nuclear accord with powers

VIENNA (Reuters) - No deal has been reached yet on the duration of any possible final agreement with world powers on Iran's nuclear programme, Tehran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Ag...