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Relief from Nimrud. In the 19th century BC, soldiers rode in pairs, one controlling the horses and the other using a bow.
The Hindu Relief from Nimrud. In the 19th century BC, soldiers rode in pairs, one controlling the horses and the other using a bow.

Islamic State militants bulldoze ancient Nimrud city

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Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi... »  

Kremlin critic Navalny, out of jail, vows to fight on

Alexei Navalny, a Russian opposition leader, walks out of a detention center in Moscow on Friday.

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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny walked out of a Moscow detention centre on Friday and promised tha... »  

Swiss National Bank's forex reserves hit record high in February

February's reserves are the first full month to show changes in the Swiss National Bank's currency holdings. File Photo

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Switzerland's foreign exchange reserves hit a new high in February, but analysts were divided on... »

Harrison Ford badly hurt in LA plane crash: Reports

Actor Harrison Ford

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Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford has been critically injured when his small plane crash-l... »  

Students in Pakistan protect Hindus celebrating Holi

A boy gets his face smeared with colors by a friend as they take part in the Holi celebrations at the premises of the Shri Swaminarayan Temple in Karachi.

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Pakistani students today formed a human shield for Hindus celebrating Holi at a temple here to p... »  

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3 out of 4 overseas islands sold to Chinese bidders within 12 hours

PTI

In an unusual auction, four islands in Fiji, Greece, Britain and Canada were put up for sale on... »

International

US wants evidence of Sri Lanka’s actions on human rights in UN report

PTI

The US has said it wants to see evidence of Sri Lanka’s actions in promoting human rights, recon... »

International

China to cut coal consumption to reduce pollution

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China will slash coal consumption by more than 80 million tonnes by 2017 as part of efforts to r... »  

International

Britain seeking quick sale of RBS bank: Report

PTI

Britain is looking to sell the Royal Bank of Scotland as quickly as possible, Chancellor George... »

International

EU to ready new sanctions on Russia

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Britain's foreign minister said on Friday the European Union would prepare possible new sanction... »

International

SAP to trim over 2,000 jobs

Reuters

Business software maker SAP SE will cut about 2,250 posts, or around 3 percent of its global wor... »

Turkish Indian Chamber to open office at Bengaluru

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Turkish Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TICCI) to open its office in Bengaluru. The TICCI to house its office at World Trade Centre-Bangalore. Federation of Karnataka Chambers of... »

China to cut coal consumption to reduce pollution

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China will slash coal consumption by more than 80 million tonnes by 2017 as part of efforts to reduce air pollution, according to an action plan released by the Ministry of Industry and Informatio... »  

EU to ready new sanctions on Russia

Reuters

Britain's foreign minister said on Friday the European Union would prepare possible new sanctions on Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine conflict that could be imposed quickly if the Minsk c... »

US wants evidence of Sri Lanka’s actions on human rights in UN report

PTI

The US has said it wants to see evidence of Sri Lanka’s actions in promoting human rights, reconciliation and accountability in the UN report that has been deferred by six months after the country... »

Singapore’s first PM still on life support

PTI

Singapore’s first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, hospitalised since last month, is still on life support in an intensive care unit at a hospital here and is being monitored closely.“Mr Lee Ku... »

Death toll from Mediterranean migrant drowning tragedy climbs to 50

PTI

The latest migrant drowning tragedy in the Mediterranean claimed at least 50 lives, 40 more than first thought, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said.Italy’s coastguar... »

France, Luxembourg lose lower VAT rate battle on ebooks

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France and Luxembourg lost their battle to apply reduced VAT rates to ebooks on Thursday when a top European court agreed with EU regulators that only paper books qualified for lower taxes. <... »

Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of US ambassador in South Korea

US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert leaves after he was slashed in the face by an unidentified assailant at a public forum in central Seoul on Thursday. The US State Department said the American ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was injured in an assault during a breakfast speech in Seoul but that his injuries were not life threatening. -- Reuters

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The US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist but was not seriously hurt during an attack at a breakfast forum held in the capital on Thursday to di... »

China to impose ceilings to regulate mounting local govt debts

Chinese President Xi Jinping sits as Premier Li Keqiang stands next to him during the opening of the annual full session of the National People's Congress, the country's parliament, at Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, on March 5, 2015.

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Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang today said risks would be strictly prevented and controlled by imposing ceilings and bringing it under budgetary management, allaying concerns over the mounting d... »

Toyota promotes foreigners, including woman, to top posts

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Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it will promote two foreigners to senior posts - one marking the first woman to hold an executive title - in a drive towards diversifying its management, long d... »

Australian convicts transferred to Indonesian island for execution

Egypt’s court suspends parliamentary elections

Australia’s central bank holds rates at 2.25%

32 injured in China earthquake

Who will succeed Warren Buffett?

‘Star Trek’ star Leonard Nimoy dies at 83

Greek PM rules out third financial bailout

‘I have come to put Turkey on the Indian business radar’

Sri Lanka cabinet suspends Chinese project on approval issue

Reuters

Sri Lanka suspended a $1.5 billion Chinese luxury real estate project in Colombo on Thursday until it obtains required government approvals, a move that risks a diplomatic row with its biggest for... »

Britain seeking quick sale of RBS bank: Report

PTI

Britain is looking to sell the Royal Bank of Scotland as quickly as possible, Chancellor George Osborne has told the Financial Times. Osborne told the newspaper yesterday he hoped... »

SAP to trim over 2,000 jobs

Reuters

Business software maker SAP SE will cut about 2,250 posts, or around 3 percent of its global workforce, while creating a similar number in expanding parts of the company, as it accelerates a push... »

China invites Japan to join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

The chance to be an AIIB founding member is available for all Asian countries till March 31, Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei told today.

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China has invited Japan to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a brainchild of the Communist nation for which 27 countries including India have signed up to be its founding membe... »

3 out of 4 overseas islands sold to Chinese bidders within 12 hours

PTI

In an unusual auction, four islands in Fiji, Greece, Britain and Canada were put up for sale on China’s largest online shopping platform Taobao with three of them being sold within 12 hours. ... »

WHO recommends annual vaccination to combat swine flu

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Annual vaccination is the most effective solution for combating seasonal influenza infections such as swine flu, which has killed more than 1,200 people this year in India, the World Health Organi... »

China lowers GDP growth target at around 7%

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang (front) talk as they leave after the opening of the annual full session of the National People's Congress, the country's parliament, at Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, on March 5, 2015.

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China's Premier Li Keqiang said the world's second largest economy would target growth this year of around 7 per cent, signalling the lowest expansion for a quarter of a century. In remar... »

China hikes defence budget by 10.1% in 2015

Military delegates leave the Great Hall of the People after the first annual full session of the National People's Congress, the country's parliament, in Beijing on March 5, 2015.

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Notwithstanding its slowing economy, China today hiked its defence budget by 10.1 per cent, posting a double-digit annual increase in its proposed military spending for the fifth year in a row. »

Turkish jet skids off runway in Nepal

PTI

Nearly 240 people on board a Turkish Airlines jet had a lucky escape when the plane missed the runway while landing in dense fog and skidded onto nearby grassland at Nepal’s only international air... »

Loss-making Areva bets on cost cuts, EDF partnership, China

Reuters

French nuclear group Areva pledged to cut 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) of costs, boost its partnership with utility EDF and expand in China in an attempt to turn around the loss-making, state-c... »

Hundreds of Koalas euthanised in Australia

U.S. economist wins Deutsche prize for pricing models

Third bailout for Greece being mulled for up to $56 billion: Spain

Slain American blogger laid to rest in Bangladesh

Another Hindu temple vandalised in U.S.

Indonesia retrieves last of crashed AirAsia jet fuselage

US condemns murder of blogger, writer Avijit Roy in Bangladesh


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