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US President, Barack Obama. (file photo)
US President, Barack Obama. (file photo)

Obama urges Congress to pass immigration reform

US President Barack Obama has urged the Republican leadership of the Congress to pass the comprehensive immigration reform, which he said would improve the national economy and strengthen the secu... »

Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies at 87

The Colombian-born Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles Dickens. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose intoxicating novels and short stories exposed millions outside Latin America to its passions, superstition, violence and social inequality, has die... »

US considering measures to bolster defence readiness in Europe

The US is considering a range of measures to bolster air, maritime and ground readiness in Europe, the Pentagon has said, to allay concerns of its European allies in view of the crisis in Ukraine. »

S Korea ferry captain defends actions, toll reaches 32

The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board defended his decision to delay its evacuation, as divers today spotted bodies inside the submer... »

Doha Bank to purchase HSBC Bank Oman's business in India

Qatar-based Doha Bank has entered into an agreement with HSBC Bank Oman to purchase the latter’s banking business in India. HSBC Bank Oman is an indirect 51 per cent owned subsidiary of H... »

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Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with US safety regulators... »

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Malaysia, Australia to sign MoU on handling of plane debris

Malaysia and Australia will sign a deal over who handles the wreckage of the crashed Malaysian jet - including the black box and any human remains - to avoid “legal pitfalls” in future.The... »

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MH370: Robotic submarine launches 5th mission to locate missing jet

A remote-controlled mini-submarine deployed to find the crashed Malaysia Airlines plane embarked on a fifth mission today with still no sign of wreckage, as Malaysia vowed not to back down from se... »

US raises pressure on Russia over Ukraine deal

The US has raised the pressure on Russia, seeking compliance of a four-way agreement on Ukraine reached in Geneva this week and warning of further sanctions if Moscow fails to deliver on its commi... »

Newspaper reporter’s job is the second worst in US: Study

Newspaper reporter’s job is the second worst career in the US, while that of a mathematician is the best, according to a study by CareerCast. The job of a newspaper reporter is the second... »

MH370: Robotic submarine launches 5th mission to locate missing jet

A remote-controlled mini-submarine deployed to find the crashed Malaysia Airlines plane embarked on a fifth mission today with still no sign of wreckage, as Malaysia vowed not to back down from se... »

2 Indian peacekeepers injured in attack on UN base in South Sudan

Two Indian peacekeepers have been injured in a “deadly and unprovoked” attack by a mob of armed men on civilians sheltering inside a UN base in the war-ravaged town of Bor in South Sudan. ... »

Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz

Wal-Mart is offering another incentive to its customers to spend more time at its stores. The world’s largest retailer introduced a new money transfer service yesterday that it says will... »

China’s FDI flow decline amid economic slowdown

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into China declined by 1.47 per cent in March to $12.24 billion, the first drop in over a year, as its economy showed signs of slowing down. The volume fo... »

Giant torch unveiled in US in honour of Indian spiritual guru

A giant torch, which is a replica of the Olympic torch, was unveiled here in honour of Indian spiritual leader Chinmoy Kumar Ghose. The giant 25-foot tall torch, considered the world’s l... »

Fears grow for hundreds missing in South Korea ferry capsize

The frantic search for nearly 300 people, most of them schoolchildren, missing after a South Korean ferry capsized extended into a second day today, as distraught relatives maintained an agonising... »

292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

A multi-storey ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast today, leaving nearly 300 people missing despi... »  

General Motors to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

General Motors revealed in court filings that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy. Th... »

Putin warns Ukraine on brink of civil war as Kiev sends army

New German portal lets users check if email password is stolen

US greenhouse gas emissions down 10% since 2005: Report

China Q1 growth falls to 7.4% on falling investments, exports

Yahoo! net income drops 20% to $312 mn in Q1

Ukraine launches operation to root out pro-Russian separatists

Italy court orders Berlusconi to do community service: Reports

Washington Post, The Guardian bag Pulitzer for Snowden coverage

Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with US safety regulators... »

Malaysia, Australia to sign MoU on handling of plane debris

Malaysia and Australia will sign a deal over who handles the wreckage of the crashed Malaysian jet - including the black box and any human remains - to avoid “legal pitfalls” in future.The... »

Death toll in South Korean ferry accident rises to 25; 271 missing

Twenty-five people have been confirmed dead in the sinking of a South Korean ferry, the authorities said on Friday. The coast guard said another 271 people were still missing, the Yonhap... »

Russia, West reach deal to ease Ukraine crisis

Russia, Ukraine, the US and EU have reached a surprise deal on de-escalating the worsening Ukrainian crisis, in a ray of hope for the former Soviet Republic that has plunged into chaos. ... »

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature ‘Nearby Friends’

Facebook users in the US will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature launched by the company. The “Nearby Friends” feature launched yesterday must be tu... »

Stanford GSB invites applications for Reliance Dhirubhai MBA Fellowships

The Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) is seeking MBA candidates, who are citizens of India and interested in contributing to the country’s human and socio-economic progress, to apply for... »

Missing plane: Robotic submarine completes third search mission

A mini-submarine deployed to locate the missing Malaysian plane’s wreckage on the floor of the Indian Ocean has completed a full 16-hour mission mission at its third attempt, authorities said toda... »

IBM earnings slump 21% in Q1 on weak hardware sales

IBM reported a 21 per cent slump in first quarter earnings, as the computer giant saw weak hardware sales and focused more on services and the Internet “cloud’’. Profits amounted to $2.3... »

Tesco reports profit setback, focuses on Asia

Supermarket giant Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer, announced a second drop running in underlying annual profits today as it hopes that recent expansion into India and China can offset weakness i... »

French scientists lose 2,300 samples of deadly SARS virus

A prestigious French institute has misplaced about 2,349 vials containing samples of the potentially deadly SARS virus. The Paris-based Institut Pasteur, which was among the first to iso... »

Robotic mini-sub on second search mission to locate plane debris

Obama administration backs Ukrainian crackdown on pro-Russian groups

Report: Over one-third of temporary workers in US from India

Google Glass goes on 'one-day-only' sale in US

EU lawmakers complete financial system overhaul

New technique fights heartbleed bug

Etihad Airways’ Q1 income jumps 27% to $1.4 bn


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