U.S. urges Bahrain to free jailed rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States voiced concern on Tuesday about the detention of leading Bahraini democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab and called on the Manama government to release him immediately. The call by the U.S. State Department came just two days after The New York Times published a letter by Rajab that said he was facing prosecution for his work ...

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Denham Harman, doctor behind 'free radical' aging theory, dies at 98

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OMAHA: Dr Denham Harman, a renowned scientist who developed the most widely accepted theory on aging that’s now used to study cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other illnesses, has died in Nebraska at age 98. Harman, who worked into his mid-90s at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, died Tuesday after a brief illness at a hospital in Omaha, medical center ...

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Violence Not A Lens To Judge Christianity By

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A few months back while I was planning to get a tattoo, I decided to look up what Christianity had to say about it. Not that it mattered but my design was an ancient Christian symbol—getting that tattooed if tattooing was disallowed in Christianity would be, to my mind, ridiculous. I had known for a while that they were a ...

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Australia breaks record, beats Sri Lanka in 1st T20

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PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Australia broke the world scoring record in Twenty20 internationals on Tuesday as an unbeaten century by opener Glenn Maxwell helped the tourists to 263-3 and an 85-run victory in the first match against Sri Lanka. Asked to bat first, Maxwell smashed nine sixes and 14 boundaries for his 145 not out in 65 balls to ...

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Top candidate for US defense secretary bows out

A top contender to replace defense secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon is taking herself out of consideration for the job. AP | Nov 26, 2014, 04.20 AM IST WASHINGTON: A top contender to replace defense secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon is taking herself out of consideration for the job. People familiar with the process say Michelle Flournoy has ...

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Why India May Miss The Demographic Dividend

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In four years, India will have the world’s largest population of working people, about 87 crore in all. When nations reach a high ratio of such people they are expected to earn something called a demographic dividend. This simply means that because most citizens are working, economic growth goes up. The expectation and anticipation is that India is approaching such ...

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Romanian ex-PM Ponta under investigation in new probe

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BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors said on Tuesday they were investigating former leftist Prime Minister Victor Ponta on suspicion of abuse of power and complicity in tax evasion. Ponta is already on trial in a separate case on charges of forgery, money-laundering and being an accessory to tax evasion, which he has denied. He resigned late last year after ...

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Vasan unveils party flag sporting images of Kamaraj, Moopanar

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CHENNAI: Former Union minister G K Vasan, who quit the Congress recently, unveiled a tri-colour flag for his yet-to-be named party on Wednesday. The flag sports the images of Congress icons K Kamaraj and G K Moopanar. “It is a significant milestone. We are confident that this flag will fly very high in Tamil Nadu,” Vasan said, evoking loud applause ...

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'Have You Students Come Here In Boats?'

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The National Capital Region (NCR) on August 31 woke up to heavy rainfall which practically halted the city leaving several areas heavily waterlogged. With a large chunk of employees battling with traffic snarls, many offices in Gurugram allowed ‘work from home’ and many turned up at work late. Even visiting US Secretary of States John Kerry cracked a joke while ...

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