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Schoolgirl wins right to use iPod in exams

London: A schoolgirl in Scotland who claims she can't concentrate when she doesn't listen to music has been allowed -- in an unprecedented concession...

India, Australia to co-fund research projects

New Delhi: India and Australia will co-fund 18 collaborative projects under a multi-million dollar programme that could lead to better vaccines, more temperature tolerant...

Criminals, millionaires, dropouts – Bengal assembly has them all

Kolkata, May 26: From facing serious criminal charges to possessing millions of rupees worth of assets, school dropouts to tax evaders -- the newly...

Africa key to solution of global problems

On Board Air India One: Returning from a six-day visit to Ethiopia and Tanzania, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh underlined that Africa held the...

Illegal trade of placenta unearthed in China

Beijing: Human placentas are being illegally sold for 20 yaun (about $3) each at a hospital in southern China. Placentas are considered a rich...

Senior U.S. senators urge halt to Pakistan aid

Several senior U.S. Senate Democrats are urging the Obama administration not to disburse any more security aid to Pakistan until it is sure Islamabad...

China vows lasting support for troubled Pakistan

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao assured his Pakistani counterpart Yusuf Raza Gilani of China's "all-weather friendship" on Wednesday, during a visit that sharply contrasted with...

Osama bin Laden’s new audio message released

Washington: An audio message purportedly recorded by Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden shortly before he was shot dead by US commandos in Pakistan...

Many young Chinese billionaires built fortune from scratch

Beijing: Most of the young billionaires in China have built their fortune from nearly nothing. There are 1,900 billionaires living in China. As many as 80...

How Al Qaeda’s terror franchises work

They kidnap Westerners in the deserts of Africa, turn Western-born Muslims into radicals, send bombs to the United States from Yemen and mount bloody...

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