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Tim Kaine's DNC speech shows why Hillary Clinton made him her running mate

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Tim Kaine's DNC speech shows why Hillary Clinton made him her running mate

When Hillary Clinton announced Tim Kaine as her running mate in the presidential election, it came as a surprise to many for quite a few reasons. Several observers were expecting either a Latino polit...


AN-32 yet to be traced but search still on, says Parrikar

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AN-32 yet to be traced but search still on, says Parrikar

New Delhi:No concrete evidence on the missing AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has emerged so far, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday.The minister said th...

Mahasweta Devi: A literary giant who helped the poor till the end

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Mahasweta Devi: A literary giant who helped the poor till the end

It was sometime in the Eighties. The early Eighties. West Bengals culturatti were divided into two camps. On one side were those who had lined up to bring about a cultural revolution under the aegis o...

Arun Jaitley warns income tax officials of disciplinary actions; calls it an 'act of insubordination'

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Arun Jaitley warns income tax officials of disciplinary actions; calls it an 'act of insubordination'

New Delhi: Taking a serious view on some income tax officials passing a resolution against the Revenue Department, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday warned them of disciplinary action, calling...

US has crossed the red line by putting Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals: N Korea

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US has crossed the red line by putting Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals: N Korea

Pyongyang: North Korea's top diplomat for US affairs on Thursday said that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of...

Watch: large truck bomb blast by Islamic State in Syria kills 50 people

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Watch: large truck bomb blast by Islamic State in Syria kills 50 people

A large truck bomb blast claimed by Islamic State killed nearly 50 people and wounded scores more in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli near the Turkish border on Wednesday, a monitoring group r...

China, Russia to hold joint naval exercises in South China Sea

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China, Russia to hold joint naval exercises in South China Sea

Beijing: China and Russia will hold joint naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, Beijing's defence ministry said Thursday, after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant's e...