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US rebuffs N Korea hacking probe offer, seeks China’s help

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The United States has dismissed a call by North Korea for a joint investigation into the hacking... »

Obama vows US response to N. Korea over cyber-attack on Sony Pictures

US President, Barack Obama.

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US President Barack Obama has vowed to respond to a devastating cyber-attack on Sony Pictures th... »

China eases market access for foreign banks

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China has eased rules which will provide market access for foreign banks, in a move to further o... »

Sony CEO denies having ‘caved’, still plans movie release

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Hit by the worst ever cyber-attack to an American business enterprise, Sony Entertainment CEO Mi... »

Japan, S. Korea condemn cyber-attack on Sony Pictures

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Japan and South Korea condemned a hacking attack on Sony Pictures that the United States has bla... »

Pakistan to appeal against Lakhvi’s bail order

Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi

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Pakistan today said that Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key planner of the 2008 Mumbai attack, has not been released from jail and a petition challenging the bail given to him is being firmed up. »  

Pakistan orders detention of Lakhvi for three more months

Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi

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Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key planner of the 2008 Mumbai attack, was today detained by Pakistani authorities for three more months, a day after he was granted bail by a court that caused an outrage... »  

Putin: Russia will emerge from crisis in next 2 years

Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia's economy would rebound after the rouble's collapse against the dollar but warned that it could take two years for the country to emerge from... »

Federal Reserve confident in US growth outlook; opens door wider to rate hike

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The Federal Reserve had on Wednesday offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, dropping a pledge to keep them near zero for a “considerable time’’ in... »

TUI Travel, AG merger complete, creates largest leisure, tourism co

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The merger of Britain's TUI Travel and Germany's TUI AG completed on Wednesday, bringing to a conclusion a deal to create the world's largest leisure and tourism company which will be known as TUI... »

Peshawar school attack: Pakistan in mourning as parents bury children

Women mourn their relative Mohammed Ali Khan, 15, a student who was killed during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School, at his house in Peshawar on December 16, 2014.

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Parents prepare to bury their children during mass funerals »  

Peshawar school attack: Taliban attack kills 160 people

A soldier escorts school children from the Army Public School that is under attack by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, December 16, 2014.

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In the bloodiest terror attack in Pakistan in years, at least 160 people, mostly children, were today killed by heavily-armed Taliban suicide bombers who stormed an army—run school here and took s... »  

India strongly condemns Peshawar school attack

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India today strongly condemned the barbaric attack on a school in Peshawar in which at least 124 children were killed, saying there is never a justification for terrorism. “No words will... »

Korean Air faces sanctions for nut rage cover-up

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South Korea’s transport ministry said Korean Air Lines Co will face sanctions for pressuring employees to lie during a government probe into the nut rage fiasco that highlighted the tyrannical beh... »

China industrial activity shrinks in Nov, calls grow for more stimulus

People walk past a mobile phone store selling Apple and Samsung products in Wuhan, Hubei province in this file photo.

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Activity in China's factory sector contracted in December for the first time in seven months, the latest in a string of weak economic indicators that will intensify calls for more stimulus measure... »

Another Indian held hostage was also Infosys staff

Obama: As 'America’s doctor' Vivek Murthy will hit the ground running

Sydney hostage crisis ends after police storm cafe

Four gunmen take hostage in apartment in Belgium

A doc’s call against patent overdose

Infosys employee among hostages at Sydney cafe

Indian may be among Sydney hostages: Venkaiah Naidu

Indian Consulate in Sydney evacuated, staff safe: Govt

Financial fraud uncovered at branch of Franciscan order

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A branch of the Franciscan religious order that runs churches and convents in 110 countries says fraud by some of its monks has plunged it into grave financial difficulty. The Italian new... »

Pakistan court grants bail to 26/11 accused Lakhvi

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A Pakistani court granted bail on Thursday to a man accused of masterminding a deadly 2008 rampage through the Indian city of Mumbai, lawyers said. The decision to grant bail to Zaki-ur-R... »

Russia to support banking sector with $17.1 bn additional capital

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The Russian government proposed providing up to 1 trillion roubles ($17.10 billion) in additional capital to support the banking sector, a draft law posted on the lower house of parliament's web s... »

Russia turmoil sparks flight to safety

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Fears of a full-blown crisis in Russia and oil's continued slide pushed investors to seek safety on Wednesday, buying core bonds yields and selling stocks while the rouble failing to halt its prol... »

Malala: ‘Heartbroken’ about attack in Pakistan

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai said she is “heartbroken” about the attack on a military school in Pakistan that has claimed more than 125 lives, including many students. Malal... »

Taliban assault on Pakistani school ends; 130 dead, mostly children

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At least 130 people, most of them children, were killed on Tuesday after Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire, witnesses said, in the bloodiest mass... »

Modi: Peshawar attack a senseless act of unspeakable brutality

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today strongly condemned the terror attack on a Peshawar school, calling it “cowardly” and “a senseless act of unspeakable brutality”. “My heart goes out to... »

Pakistan Taliban: We wanted revenge for military targeting our families

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The Taliban attacked a military-run school on Tuesday, killing 84 students, because they wanted revenge for the Pakistani military targeting their own families, a spokesman said. "We... »

Keith Vaz expresses concern over downsizing of UK visa hub in Mumbai

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Expressing concern over UK’s decision to downsize its crucial visa hub in Mumbai and for visa applications made in Dhaka to be decided-upon in New Delhi, Britain’s longest serving Asian-origin law... »

Russia hikes rates to stem rouble rout as oil pain spreads

Gas pipes bearing the flag of Russia lie on the ground near the Serbian village of Sajkas, north of Belgrade, where Serbia ceremonially launched its leg of Russia's South Stream pipeline before the project was cancelled, December 10, 2014. Russia's economy still depends in large measure on sales of oil and gas, which account for about two-thirds of exports. Photo: Reuters

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Russia was forced to ramp up interest rates on Tuesday in a desperate attempt to rescue its rouble while factory activity in China shrank for the first time in seven months, marking an increasingl... »

GM ignition-switch death toll rises to 42

India 3rd on black money list; $440 bn flows out in 10 years

Police storm Sydney cafe where hostages held

IEA forecasts global coal demand slowing over next 5 years

Sydney hostage crisis: First hand account of scenes at Martin Place

China approves $18 bn worth of new road projects

South African woman wins Miss World beauty pageant in London


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