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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

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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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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...

Kerry presses Russia's Lavrov on Ukraine ceasefire deal

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Kerry presses Russia's Lavrov on Ukraine ceasefire deal

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday that Moscow and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine must implement a ceasefire or face "...

N.Korea angered by U.S.-S.Korea military drills, fires missiles off coast

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N.Korea angered by U.S.-S.Korea military drills, fires missiles off coast

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its eastern coast on Monday, South Korean officials said, a defiant response to annual joint military exercises between South Korea and...

Outgoing Namibian president wins $5 million Africa leadership prize

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Outgoing Namibian president wins $5 million Africa leadership prize

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Namibia's outgoing president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's $5 million African leadership prize, an award meant to recognise good governance that had bee...