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Australian Open ’14: Djokovic, Williams storm into third round, extreme heat halts play

Title favourites Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams shrugged off a second day of intense heat to reach the Australian Open third round Wednesday alongside China`s Li Na. Djokovic, watched by new coach Boris Becker, flew past against Argentina`s Leonardo Mayer 6-0, 6-4, 6-4, extending his Melbourne streak to 23 straight …

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No evidence of Britain’s role in Blue Star-Cameron

UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday said there was no evidence so far to suggest that elite British special forces played a role in the 1984 Operation Bluestar to flush out Sikh militants holed up in the Golden Temple. “I don’t want to prejudge the outcome, but I would …

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International Indian Film Academy Awards Head to U.S. for First Time

The Oscars of Bollywood industry,The 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards will be presented in the United States for the first time this year. Bollywoods’s biggest stars are expected to attend the weekend event in Tampa Bay, Florida, from April 24-26 when the top prizes will be handed out. Actor …

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China-Doctor sent jail for selling babies

A Chinese obstetrician has been given a suspended death sentence for stealing newborn babies and selling them to child traffickers. Zhang Shuxia was found guilty of abducting and selling seven babies in Fuping, Shaanxi province, the sentencing court said. She told parents their infants had serious diseases and convinced them …

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Operation Blue Star – Did Thatcher help Indira?

Britain is to investigate newly released official papers which suggest the government of Margaret Thatcher helped India plan a deadly attack against Sikh separatists in the Golden Temple at Amritsar in 1984. Prime Minister David Cameron ordered the review after an opposition Labour party lawmaker asked the government to disclose …

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Deadly explosion hits Lebanese capital

At least four people were killed and 77 injured when a car bomb exploded in a residential neighborhood in southern Beirut on Thursday, Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency reported. The explosion caused significant damage, Lebanese broadcaster Al Manar TV said. Video from Al Manar showed people gathered around smoking cars, …

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From Wellington to Washington, Warm Welcome of 2014

As 2013 draws to a close, people across the world kick start their new years celebrations welcoming us into 2014. New Zealand being the first to mark the start of the new year with an impressive fireworks show let off from the Auckland Sky Tower shortly followed by other cities. …

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India emerges most favorite global investment destination

A new report by global accountants Ernst & Young (E&Y) shows India as the most attractive investment destination ahead of China. Researchers point to a number of factors including the recent slew of reforms that resulted in the relaxation of foreign direct investment (FDI) rules that has contributed to a …

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Madiba- A Mystical Figure, Revered Statesman & Iconic Revolutionist

The Globe on Friday 6th December, 2013  grappled with the loss of South Africa’s beloved Nelson Mandela, a towering figure of the 20th century who inspired millions across the globe with his struggle for equality. Draped in flags, South African football shirts, and even their pyjamas and dressing gowns, hundreds of …

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