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10 intense hostage situations from the past

An armed gunman on Monday took several people hostage at the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Sydney and forced 2 people to hold what appeared to be a black flag bearing Islamic slogans written in Arabic in......

Toll in Philippines earthquake climbs to 56

Rescuers assisted by armed forces scrambled to find survivors in quake-hit central Philippines on Tuesday but a series of powerful aftershocks hampered them, as President Ninoy Aquino appealed for......

China starts naval drills in disputed South China Sea

The Chinese navy has kicked off 10-day military exercises in the disputed South China Sea amid heightened tensions in the region, especially with the United States. Playing down the significance of......

Pakistan mourns diplomats killed in helicopter crash

The bodies of the victims of helicopter crash, including ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines and wives of Indonesian and Malaysian envoys to Pakistan, were brought to Islamabad on Saturday......

PHOTOS of the week that was

10 stunning moments from the week gone by   Syrian refugee girls undergo training in the Korean Taekwondo Academy For Syrian Children at the Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of......

'Cloud computing the next thing in IT, BPO space'

Aditya Birla Minacs, the business process outsourcing (BPO) arm of the Aditya Birla Group, was an early mover into the segment. Formed after the acquisition of Minacs by Transworks, the company is......

Offshore tax evasion in focus

The subprime crisis followed by global meltdown has had its share of fallouts; yet there is a silver line which has the world order gearing up for a new era of financial discipline, tax......

The new Asia crisis

From where I sit in Hong Kong, you can't help but compare the Wall Street wipeout with the Asia Crisis of a decade ago. Remember the Asia Crisis? It started back in 1997 when Thailand's currency......

How a start-up is going global

In 1989, when B R Krishna Kumar left his highly paid job of an engineering specialist at Garrett Turbine Engine Company in US (now Honeywell) to start Turbotech Precision Engineering, he knew that......

Quietly, backoffice outsourcing goes deeper, wider

Software growth may be down, but the growth in business process outsourcing is breathtaking, and Bangalore, which is behind Delhi and Mumbai in terms of volumes, is rapidly making up through......

Anand draws with Carlsen, slips to second spot

World Champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw as black against World number one Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the seventh round of the 'A' group of 73rd Tata Steel Chess tournament at Wijk......

India go down to Ukraine

The Indian men succumbed to their first defeat against Ukraine going down by a minimal margin of 1.5-2.5 in a keenly contested encounter in the seventh round of the 36th Chess Olympiad at Gran......

Indian men beat Armenia

A brilliant performance by Surya Shekhar Ganguly propelled the Indian men's team to a 2.5-1.5 victory over fourth seeded Armenia in the fifth round of the 36th Chess Olympiad at Gran Casino in......

First round exit for Sasikiran

Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran made a surprise first round exit from the World Chess Championship after losing his second successive game against GM Kritz Leonid of Germany in Tripoli, Libya, on......

East Bengal in ASEAN semis

India's National Football League champions East Bengal beatPersita Tangerang 2-1 to storm into the semi-finals of the ASEAN club football championship in Jakarta on Monday.After a goalless......
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Indonesia aims to triple international tourists by 2018

Indonesia wants to triple its international tourist arrivals by 2018 in a bid to boost its flagging economy, weakened by a sliding rupiah and the... ...
India eyes safer skies with Russian 'Triumf'

NEW DELHI: In what could be a game-changing arms acquisition, India is planning to acquire the new-generation Russian S-400 Triumf air defence... ...
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Women leaders of Northeast India leads National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security

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Mindanao Church leaders link tribal killings to mining operations

A displaced Manobo tribal family rest inside their makeshift shelter in Tandag City. Church leaders in Mindanao have linked killings of tribal... ...

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