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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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Iraq launches attack to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

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Iraq launches attack to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's armed forces, backed by Shi'ite militia, attacked Islamic State strongholds north of Baghdad on Monday as they launched an offensive to retake the city of Tikrit and the s...


U.S. spy chief says 40 Americans who went to Syria have returned

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U.S. spy chief says 40 Americans who went to Syria have returned

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 180 Americans have travelled to Syria to join Islamist militants and around 40 of them have returned to the United States, the U.S. National Intelligence director, James C...

Nearly 30 countries 'highly vulnerable' to Ebola-style epidemic - charity

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Nearly 30 countries 'highly vulnerable' to Ebola-style epidemic - charity

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 30 countries around the world are "highly vulnerable" to an Ebola-style epidemic, with Somalia, Chad, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Haiti most at risk...

Obama, Israel's Netanyahu clash over Iran diplomacy

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Obama, Israel's Netanyahu clash over Iran diplomacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu clashed over Iran nuclear diplomacy on Monday on the eve of the Israeli prime ministers hotly disputed address to Congress, undersc...

Exclusive - Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade

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Exclusive - Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a fin...

Bomb near top Cairo court house kills two; other blasts hit capital

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Bomb near top Cairo court house kills two; other blasts hit capital

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two people were killed when a bomb exploded near a top court building in central Cairo, the health ministry said, the deadliest attack in three blasts to hit the Egyptian capital on ...

Accused al Qaeda operative wrote in code about UK bomb plot - U.S.

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Accused al Qaeda operative wrote in code about UK bomb plot - U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistani man used a code in which women's names substituted for bomb materials when he would email with al Qaeda about a plot to kill hundreds of people in England in 2009, a U...