Saturday, April 19, 2014
DAWN

Watching Modi, the maestro, at work

It's the view of many Indians that Modi is playing the role of BJP superego as the party’s RSS id boils away underneath.

Why do so many people die in ferry accidents?

Ferries in developing countries are often old vessels, sometimes operating in waterways for which they weren’t designed.

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Women edge into Gulf boardrooms as societies shift

DUBAI: Amina al-Rustamani, a member of a prominent UAE family, raised eyebrows among friends and relatives when she...

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez: An influence ‘all over the planet’

Far beyond wider Hispanic world, Marquez’s influence is felt by and plays out in work of authors all over the planet.

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12 Everest guides killed in deadly disaster

KATHMANDU: At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers were killed on...

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Powerful quake shakes Mexican capital

ACAPULCO: A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people...

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South Korea ferry captain arrested

SEOUL: The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago, leaving 28 people confirmed dead and 268...

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Four Taliban prisoners escape Afghan jail

MAZAR SHARIF (Afghanistan): Four Taliban prisoners escaped from a northern Afghanistan jail and killed two guards...

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Syrian army advances on Homs; car bomb kills 14

DAMASCUS: Syrian army forces advanced on Friday around rebel-held areas of the Old City of Homs, as a car bomb hit a...

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Obama threatens more sanctions against Russia

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama hinted at imposing additional sanctions against Russia while Republican...

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Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

ST LOUIS: A US man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years says he is...

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Modi prefers defeat to communalism

“My mantra is that all are one. I cannot accept a divide between brothers of the country in the name of secularism."

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Notice to Mulayam on poll code violation

NEW DELHI: India’s election commission on Friday issued a show cause notice to ruling Samajwadi Party supremo...

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Iran bears no hostility to the world: Rouhani

TEHRAN: Iran has no intention of committing acts of aggression but retains the right to defend itself militarily,...

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Attack on UN base in South Sudan kills 58

JUBA (South Sudan): The United Nations said on Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others ...

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Mamata sees short-circuit as plot to kill her

Banerjee was referring to a fire in her Malda hotel room, which she said wasn't the result of a short-circuit.

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Seven killed in shooting on China border: Vietnam

HANOI: Seven people were killed in a gun battle between border guards and Chinese illegal migrants at a remote...

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