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British-Indian professor knighted in New Year’s honors

LONDON: Shankar Balasubramanian, an Indian-origin British professor of chemistry, has received a Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the field of science and medicine. Balasubramanian, 50, Herchel

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China police kill 3 over Xinjiang attack: state media

BEIJING: In a brazen attack, three suspected Uyghur militants crashed a vehicle into the ruling Communist Party’s office in the restive Xinjiang province and set off an explosive device, killing

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Indian teacher commits suicide in Dubai

DUBAI: An Indian teacher was found dead after he allegedly committed suicide at his apartment here in the UAE, a media report said today. Antony Benjamin, who hailed from Jaipur,

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Putin says Aleppo recapture ‘very important’ for Syria

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin said today the recapture of the devastated city of Aleppo by Syrian regime forces was a “very important” step towards stabilizing the war-torn country. “The liberation

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Italy confirms Berlin truck attack suspect shot dead in Milan

ROME: The Tunisian man suspected of carrying out the deadly Berlin truck attack at the Christmas market was shot dead

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British Home Secretary assures Sikhs on tackling hate crimes

LONDON: Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd visited a Gurdwara in Southall to discuss the importance of tackling hate crime against

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group in US urges Obama to delist LTTE

WASHINGTON/COLOMBO: A Tamil Diaspora group in the US has appealed to President Barack Obama to de-proscribe the LTTE as a

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Obama warns Russia of retaliation over hacking in US elections

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama has warned Russia that the US would retaliate overtly and covertly against it for its meddling

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India-origin schoolboy writes to Santa to bring peace to Syria

LONDON: A seven-year-old Indian-origin boy surprised his teacher during a class project on writing to Santa Claus to list Christmas

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Intrauterine devices taken out from millions of women in China

BEIJING: As China relaxed its controversial one child policy this year, millions of women are being helped by hospitals to

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