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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?

14:08 From firstpost

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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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 ...

Five dead in Qaeda suicide attack on Houthis in central Yemen

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Five dead in Qaeda suicide attack on Houthis in central Yemen

SANAA (Reuters) - Five people were killed in an al Qaeda suicide attack on a Houthi outpost in central Yemen on Tuesday, the Defence Ministry said, highlighting the volatility of a country torn by mil...

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty, admits giving mistress secrets

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Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty, admits giving mistress secrets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified information, with the retired four-star general admitting to giving eight "black boo...

Obama, European leaders discuss Ukraine, global security

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Obama, European leaders discuss Ukraine, global security

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 ...

Haqqani ban still under consideration - Pakistan's U.S. envoy

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Haqqani ban still under consideration - Pakistan's U.S. envoy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A formal announcement on outlawing the Haqqani militant network, which has been responsible for numerous attacks on U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, it still under consideration,...