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Pakistan to fight U.S. case against ISI chief
Filed by kin of Rabbi killed in Mumbai attack
Vacuum as Unmin prepares for exit
Longer jail term for Khodorkovsky
MOSCOW: The former Russian oil tycoon, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, has been slapped a new sentence that would keep him in jail for another six years in addition to the nearly eight years he has served so far. A Moscow judge on Thursday handed ...
Dropping a colonial tag
Christmas decoration gets restaurant in trouble
COLOMBO: A special Christmas promotion aimed at foreigners at a Maldivian restaurant got the restaurant owners into deep trouble. Islam is the official religion in Maldives and constitutionally, there is only place for Sunni Muslims; ...
Boney M's Bobby Farrell dead
AMSTERDAM: Singer Bobby Farrell of the 1970s European chart-topping group Boney M was found dead in his hotel bed on Thursday while on tour in Russia, his agent said. He was 61. Mr. Farrell performed as scheduled in St. Petersburg on ...
Washington's fracas with Caracas
Washington: The United States has revoked the visa of the Venezuelan Ambassador to Washington, Bernardo Alvarez, in retaliation for Caracas' refusal to accept the credentials of U.S. diplomat Larry Palmer as Ambassador to the Latin American ...
Murdoch bid hits rough patch
LONDON: A bid by Rupert Murdoch — who already controls a significant share of Britain's media market through his ownership of The Times group of newspapers — to further increase his influence by trying to buy out BSkyB, the ...
Israeli ex-President Katsav guilty of rape
TEL AVIV: The former Israeli President, Moshe Katsav, was convicted of two counts of rape on Thursday, capping a four-year scandal that shocked the Jewish state and leaves him facing at least eight years in prison. As a Tel Aviv court ...
India & World
Top medical award for Tuticorin physician
London: A Tuticorin-based Indian physician, who is pursuing a master's programme offered by the Woolf Institute in conjunction with the University of Cambridge, has won the 2010 Junior Chamber International (TOYP) Ten Outstanding Young Persons ...
Two Indians drown, trying to cross sandbar in Oz
PERTH: Two Indians died on Wednesday, crossing a dangerous sandbar at Penguin Island, a popular diving, snorkelling, swimming and picnicking spot here. Pavan Ghanasala and Praveen Srikanth, both in their 30s, were trying to save their ...
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