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Swine flu death toll climbs to 1075, almost 20,000 cases nationwide

07:51 From firstpost

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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For families of Malaysia's MH370 passengers, end of search fills them with dread

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For families of Malaysia's MH370 passengers, end of search fills them with dread

Sydney: She wakes up every morning and reaches for the smartphone on her nightstand, searching for the same jumble of letters and numbers that have consumed her life for a year: MH370. She scrolls thr...


Ukraine military says one soldier killed in past 24 hours in east

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Ukraine military says one soldier killed in past 24 hours in east

KIEV (Reuters) - One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and another wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine, military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said on Thursday, as Kiev accu...

China to raise defence budget 10.1 pct this year in high-tech drive

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China to raise defence budget 10.1 pct this year in high-tech drive

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will boost its military spending by 10.1 percent this year to 886.9 billion yuan ($141.45 billion) as it cranks up its development of high-tech weapons systems, the governmen...

Indonesia rejects Australian proposal of prisoner swap for death row pair

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Indonesia rejects Australian proposal of prisoner swap for death row pair

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia rejected on Thursday an Australian proposal for a prisoner swap made in an 11th hour effort to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers expected to face a firing s...

US ambassador assailant a convicted political activist, wrote against 'foreign powers'

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US ambassador assailant a convicted political activist, wrote against 'foreign powers'

The man who staged a shock attack on the US ambassador to South Korea is a convicted, maverick political activist whose blog writings display a profound anger towards "foreign powers" like t...

Despite ban, BBC documentary on December 16 gangrape uploaded on YouTube

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Despite ban, BBC documentary on December 16 gangrape uploaded on YouTube

New Delhi: A controversial BBC documentary featuring one of the December 16, 2012 gangrape convicts has been uploaded on video sharing website YouTube by an individual.However, the BBC site says "...

No plans to telecast Delhi gangrape documentary in India: BBC

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No plans to telecast Delhi gangrape documentary in India: BBC

New Delhi: The BBC has said that it has no plans to telecast the controversial documentary on 16 December, 2012 gangrape incident in India even though it went ahead and broadcast it in the UK, defying...