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After violent Saturday, Tamil Nadu limps back to normalcy

Normalcy was returning to Tamil Nadu on Sunday, a day after sporadic violence erupted in several parts of the state in the wake of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s conviction in the......

Xi and China are testing Modi

'The intrusion in Chumar, during and beyond the Chinese president's visit, is unprecedented and has qualitatively changed the tone of the India-China relationship,' says Jayadeva Ranade, a member......

Bin Laden's son-in-law gets life in jail on terror charges

An artist sketch shows Suleiman Abu Ghayth appearing at the US District Court in Manhattan in 2013. Photographs: Reuters Slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghayth was......

UN declares Ebola outbreak 'threat to peace and security'

Volunteer Ruth Atkins receives an injection of the Ebola vaccine, at the Oxford Vaccine Group Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine in Oxford, southern England. Photographs:......

WTF News: It's Weird, True and Funny

Here’s a fresh collection of the truly weird, true and funny news from around the world.  1) This pig drinks frappuccinos and wears designer clothes Devoted pig-owner Mindi Reinbolt......

China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to South Asia

President Xi Jinping. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than......

Power crisis looms as 13,000-Mw capacity shuts down

India averted a power crisis this week but doing so in the coming weeks might be difficult if the scarcity of coal and non-operation of power plants persist. As of now, 13,122.5 Mw of coal-fired......

Air India may tweak its daily service to Australia

In August 2013, it had launched a daily service connecting Delhi with Sydney and Melbourne in a single trip. Now, the airline would operate separate flights to Sydney and Melbourne, with reduced......

Markets consolidate; Sensex defends 25k

Markets ended a volatile session on a flat note, with a negative bias, amid profit taking in IT major Infosys post its first quarter earnings last week. Also, investor sentiments were dampened......

India sees worst June rainfall in 10 years

Till Thursday, the country had received 41 per cent less June rainfall than normal - the scantiest in a decade and one of the rarest occasions when the shortfall in the month was more than 30 per......

The Brangelina love story: How it happened

Want to listen to Hollywood's golden couple's love story that spawned six kids, several social causes in nine years? Huddle up!After years of speculation and incessant reports claiming that Brad......

Review: Lai Bhaari is awesome

Full marks to Riteish Deshmukh and Nishikant Kamat for taking the plunge into Marathi cinema, says Prasanna D Zore.Lai Bhaari in Marathi loosely translates to 'awesome'. The actor-director duo of......

Quiz: How well do you know Nayanthara, Ileana, Taapsee?

Southern siren Ileana D'Cruz turns on the heat in Bollywood with this week's release, Main Tera Hero. Over the years, we have seen many south actresses try their luck, with varied success, in the......

Sports Shorts: Platini threatens Ribery with suspension following international retirement

Franck Ribery of France. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images France winger Franck Ribery's decision to retire from international football after missing the World Cup could lead to a suspension......

PHOTOS: Federer claims sixth Cincinnati title

Roger Federer's hopes of adding to his record Grand Slam haul got a boost as he beat Spain's David Ferrer 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to win the Western and Southern Open title in Cincinnati on Sunday in the......

Robredo ends Djokovic bid for elusive Cincinnati title

Spain's Tommy Robredo shocked world number one Novak Djokovic 7-6(6), 7-5 on Thursday to move into the quarter-finals of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. For the 16th seeded Robredo the......

Serena battles past Stosur in Cincinnati; Kvitova knocked out

World No 1 Serena Williams won a tense battle of U.S. Open champions by beating Australia's Samantha Stosur 7-6(7), 7-6(7) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in......

Cincinnati Tennis: Djokovic staggers past Simon, Tsonga out

World No 1 Novak Djokovic needed three sets to get past Gilles Simon in the Western and Southern Open second round on Tuesday, but Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost to Mikhail Youzhny in his opener two days......

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proud mom
Q. It is said that there were sixteen similarities between Lincoln and Kennedy. Can you please tell one?
Proud Mom:  A.  more

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Om Shrivastava
Q. where is monsoon right now?
Om Shrivastava:  A. Both presidents were elected to the House of Representatives in '46.Both presidents were elected to the presidency in '60.Lincoln defeated...... more

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anil garg
Q. DO YOU LIKE KATRINA
Anil Garg:  A. It is still stuck in southern and central parts. MET department has also said that the monsoon will revive in the first week of July. A fresh...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/do-you-like-katrina/27110827/answers/27579758

stone
Q. who is better- elli or Katrina?
Stone:  A. Hurricane Katrina was the costliest and one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. It was the sixth-strongest Atlantic...... more

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stalin
Q. who is the writer of the book THE KEPT ?
Stalin:  A. Hurricane Katrina was the costliest and one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. It was the sixth-strongest Atlantic...... more

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  Web results for Southern Weekly
China tells US to back off

US secretary of state John Kerry (right) delivers remarks as China's foreign minister Wang Yi (left) looks on, before their meeting at the state... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/b0Uq4hW7XlIbQKiAoicG7O/Protesters-press-Hong-Kong-leader-to-quit-China-tells-US-to.html
Samsung China supplier sues US labor watchdog

A Chinese supplier of Samsung Electronics Co. has filed a lawsuit accusing a New York-based labor watchdog of spreading false rumors of child... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/samsung-china-supplier-sues-us-labor-watchdog-news-others-okcoa3jbgebif.html
Ferrer, Venus Williams set to star in CTL

MUMBAI: Tennis fans are in for a treat as World No. 5 David Ferrer and former World No. 1 Venus Williams will be showcasing their skills in India... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/tennis/top-stories/Ferrer-Venus-set-to-star-in-Champions-Tennis-League/articleshow/44080999.cms
European shares hit five-week low; eyes on ECB

1:40pm IST * FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.5 pct, at lowest since late August * Allianz slips as Pimco suffers massive outflows * Traders... ...

http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/10/02/markets-stocks-europe-idINL6N0RX16S20141002
Mining in the deep

Countries are delving deeper into the ocean to explore its mineral wealth. The deposits on the ocean floor are enormous and the ecology of this... ...

http://www.thestatesman.net/news/78805-mining-in-the-deep.html

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