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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?

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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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...

Study finds gorilla origins in half of human AIDS virus lineages

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Study finds gorilla origins in half of human AIDS virus lineages

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Revealing new details about the origins of AIDS, scientists said on Monday half the lineages of the main type of human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1, originated in gorillas in C...

Corrected - Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list, Michael Jordan joins

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Corrected - Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list, Michael Jordan joins

(Reuters) - (The story was refiled to correct Mark Zuckerberg's net worth in paragraph 10 to $33.4 billion from $34.8 billion, which Forbes reported as his net worth in real time as of Monday. Zuckerb...

Nemtsov's shaken girlfriend says she didn't see killer

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Nemtsov's shaken girlfriend says she didn't see killer

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Boris Nemtsov's girlfriend has broken her public silence on the murder of the Russian opposition activist, saying she did not see the killer who gunned him down as they strolled acr...