Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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Federalism holds key to democracy in India

The incumbent for this election is Congress Party-led UPA, which has been wracked by scandal and malaise.

Ukrainian or Russian? Language gets political in Ukraine

KIEV: The importance of language in the escalating crisis in Ukraine came to the fore when Russian President ...

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Serbia’s opposition in battle to win back Belgrade

BELGRADE: Belgrade voters often turn their backs on the ruling elite, a fact the struggling opposition hopes will...

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Iranian coffee lovers flock to new wave of cafes

TEHRAN: Young women and men sit next to each other while a thick film of cigarette smoke fills the dimly lit cafe in...

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CIA searches Senate computers, says legislator

WASHINGTON: The head of the US Senate Intelligence Committee claimed on Tuesday that the CIA had improperly searched...

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Over a million Syrian children trapped in areas under siege

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has said in a report that more than twice as many...

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Clashes erupt in Turkey after teenager’s death

ISTANBUL: Turkish riot police fired tear gas on Tuesday at protesters massed outside a hospital after the death of a...

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Missing plane changed course and flew 500km after last contact: military

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s military believes a jetliner missing for almost four days turned and flew hundreds of...

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Croatia’s former PM convicted

ZAGREB: Croatia’s ex-prime minister Ivo Sanader was found guilty Tuesday of embezzling millions of euros in public...

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Libyan PM ousted after N. Korean tanker escapes to sea with rebel oil

TRIPOLI: The Libyan parliament ousted Prime Minister Ali Zeidan on Tuesday after a tanker laden with crude oil from ...

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British convict says he met Osama ‘20 to 50 times’

NEW YORK: A British terror convict has told a New York trial he met Osama bin Laden up to 50 times and was recruited...

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Mild weather may have propelled Genghis Khan’s rise: study

WASHINGTON: A pleasantly warm and wet spell in central Mongolia eight centuries ago may have propelled the rise of...

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Spat over Jewish state threatens peace talks

JERUSALEM: Israel's insistence on Palestinian recognition of the Jewish state and the Palestinian refusal to...

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Bahrain arrests US citizen for ‘attack’ on police

DUBAI: Bahraini authorities arrested a US national and another individual accused of “attacking” police in a...

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Crimean parliament votes for independence

SIMFEROPOL (Ukraine): Lawmakers on the flashpoint Crimean peninsula voted on Tuesday for independence from Ukraine...

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