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Will ad blitz decide poll outcome?

THE television channels are predicting a Modi sweep, almost wishing it, as India continues to poll through the five...

Saudi spy chief ousted under US pressure

Prince Bandar’s support of radical Islamists in Syria increased security threats to Saudi Arabia

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Mental issues plague Indonesian election hopefuls

JAKARTA: His body shaking violently, Sofyan screamed loudly as a traditional healer sought to calm the Indonesian...

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Transcendence: plugged in and implausible

THE dystopian future envisioned by last year’s critical darling Her reappears in Transcendence, albeit with a lot...

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Bangladesh files contempt case against UK reporter

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s war crime tribunal launched a contempt case on Thursday against a Dhaka-based British...

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Algeria’s Bouteflika votes in wheelchair for 4th term

ALGIERS: Abdelaziz Bouteflika, seeking a fourth presidential term, cast his ballot from a wheelchair on Thursday as...

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Iran has slashed enriched uranium stock: IAEA

VIENNA: Iran has cut its stock of highly-enriched uranium by 75 per cent, a new report by the UN’s nuclear ...

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Ukraine bans entry for all Russian males aged 16-60: Aeroflot

MOSCOW: Ukraine has banned entry to its territory for all Russian males aged between 16 and 60, the Russian ...

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Putin accuses Nato of secretly recording private talks

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen of secretly recording and ...

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Obama launches measures to support solar energy

WASHINGTON: The White House on Thursday announced a series of measures aimed at increasing solar energy production ...

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Gulf states reach accord to end Qatar tensions

JEDDAH: Gulf foreign ministers on Thursday agreed on a deal to end months of unprecedented tension between Qatar and...

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India gets new navy chief after deadly submarine fire

NEW DELHI: India appointed a new navy chief on Thursday, nearly two months after his predecessor was forced to quit...

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BJP president denies coveting PM’s job

NEW DELHI: Speculation is rife that a reshuffle of the leadership may become necessary for the Bharatiya Janata ...

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100 million vote in sixth round of Indian polls

NEW DELHI: Close to 100 million people voted in 12 states on Thursday in the sixth round of India’s nine-stage...

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Congress likens Modi to Ziaul Haq

NEW DELHI: India’s ruling Congress party on Thursday likened opposition front-runner in the ongoing elections to...

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Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers

WASHINGTON: Security flaws in many satellite telecommunications systems leave them open to hackers, raising ...

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Chinese commentary slams Congress for hiding 1962 war report

NEW DELHI: The Chinese are watching Indian elections closely, and probably sense a defeat for the Congress party.No...

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India struggles with rebel threats during election

RAJNANDGAON: Indians cast ballots on Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country’s weekslong general...

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Turkish parliament approves law to expand spy powers

ANKARA: Turkey’s parliament approved a controversial law on Thursday expanding the powers of the national spy...

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Scare over water in Oregon reservoir

PORTLAND: There’s nothing wrong with the 38 million gallons of water being flushed away from a reservoir in an...

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