International

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Tomorrow, when apricots come

Quite a few unfortunates have been bitten by the pernicious Jerusalem bug. Unless dealt with firmly at an early stage, the infection can lead to too much time spent fussing over the seemingly impossib......read more
Leaders

The rising power of the Chinese worker

Cheap labour has built China’s economic miracle. Its manufacturing workers toil for a small fraction of the cost of their American or German competitors. At the bottom of the heap, a “floating populat......read more
United States

Let it be

The one approach I will not accept,” said Barack Obama in June of Congress’s faltering efforts to fight global warming, “is inaction.” Instead, the president instructed America’s lawmakers to “serious......read more

Michelle Obama asks guests to eat before coming to her 50th birthday bash

Michelle Obama has asked guests attending her 50th birthday bash at the White House next week to wear comfortable shoes, practice their dance moves and eat before coming to the party as there will be ......read more

21 dead in cold-related cases across US, arctic blast abates

An arctic blast eased its grip on much of the US on Wednesday, with winds calming and the weather warming slightly a day after temperature records - some more than a century-old - shattered up and dow......read more

In new memoir, ex-defence secretary Robert Gates tears into Obama, Biden

The White House is responding sharply to former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ new memoir accusing President Barack Obama of showing too little enthusiasm for the US war mission in Afghanistan and sh......read more

23 Indian-origin youths named in Forbes list of ‘brightest young stars’

Over 20 Indian-origin youths are among Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s “brightest young stars” under the age of 30 from diverse fields like finance, media, sports and education, described......read more

Mystery over Indian’s ‘suicide’ in Oman

Relatives of a 38-year-old Indian man, who allegedly committed suicide in Oman, have demanded a probe into the incident as they refused to believe the sequence of events allegedly leading to his death......read more

Al Qaeda gains from old Sunni fears in Falluja

YASIR GHAZI & TIM ARANGO On Sunday morning, with Falluja under siege, its morgue filled with bodies and people running low on food, water and generator fuel, Osama al-Ani packed his family of seven i......read more

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security’

International.jpg India has been ranked among countries with the weakest nuclear security in the world, in a US study released on Thursday. The number of countries possessing the makings of a nuclear bomb has dropped b......read more
Cold & Dark

US inmate turns himself in to escape cold

Just how cold is it in the US? Apparently cold enough for an escaped prisoner to turn himself in. Authorities say the inmate escaped from a minimum security facility in Kentucky on Sunday. As t......read more

David Cameron accused of favouritism after his hairdresser named in honour list

British Prime Minister David Cameron was Tuesday facing claims of cronyism after it emerged that his hairdresser was among those named in Queen Elizabeth’s New Year’s Honours List for 2014. Celebrity ......read more

350 police officers shifted in Turkey

DAN BILEFSKY & SEBNEM ARSU About 350 police officers in Ankara, the Turkish capital, were removed from their posts overnight, Turkish news outlets reported on Tuesday, the largest single purge of the......read more

US seeks Bangla repoll

International.jpg The US has called for fresh polls in Bangladesh that reflect the will of the people, even as it expressed strong concern over the just concluded general election which it alleged was neither credible ......read more