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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

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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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...

33 miners feared dead after pit blast in east Ukraine

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33 miners feared dead after pit blast in east Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ten miners were confirmed killed and rescuers held out little hope for another 23 who were still missing after a blast at a coal mine in the rebel-held city of Donetsk nea...

China defence budget 10 pct rise to defy slowing economy

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China defence budget 10 pct rise to defy slowing economy

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's defence budget this year will rise about 10 percent compared with 2014, a top government official said on Wednesday, outpacing the slowing economy as the country ramps up i...

Kerry says demanding Iran's "capitulation" is no way to secure nuclear deal

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Kerry says demanding Iran's "capitulation" is no way to secure nuclear deal

MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Simply demanding Iran's capitulation is no way to get a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday as he wrapped up ...

Slash sugar intake to fight obesity, tooth decay - WHO

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Slash sugar intake to fight obesity, tooth decay - WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Adults and children from the Americas to Western Europe and the Middle East must roughly halve the amount of sugar they consume to lower risk of obesity and tooth decay, the World H...