PM Cameron sets red line on immigration issue

Reuters London, May 21: British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday restricting European Union migrant access to Britain’s welfare system was a red line in his negotiations with the bloc, ahead of an EU summit he wants to use to launch informal

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Malaysia orders rescue of migrant boats

Reuters Kuala Lumpur, May 21:  Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday he had ordered the navy to conduct search and rescue missions for thousands of migrants adrift at sea as Thailand’s Prime Minister said his country would not provide shelter. Southeast

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Top 10 new species list out

New York: Some 18,000 species, great and small, were discovered in 2014, adding to the 2 million already known, scientists said Thursday, as they released a “Top 10″ list that highlights the diversity of life. The 10 are “a reminder of the

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Chelsea Clinton to release book

New York: Another Clinton is becoming an author. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former US President Bill Clinton and current presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, has a deal with Penguin Young Readers for “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get

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New light on dog domestication

Washington: Genetic information from a 35,000-year-old wolf bone found below a frozen cliff in Siberia is shedding new light on humankind’s long relationship with dogs, showing canine domestication may have occurred earlier than previously thought. Today’s dogs, from the Chihuahua to the

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Syria’s Palmyra in peril as IS seizes it

Agence France-Presse Damascus, May 21: Islamic State (IS) group jihadists seized full control of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra Thursday, putting the world heritage site and its priceless artefacts at risk of destruction. The ransacking of Palmyra, a 2,000-year-old former stopping

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Japan PM unveils $110bn plan for Asian infrastructure

Reuters Tokyo, May 21: Japan unveiled a plan Thursday to provide $110 billion in aid for Asian infrastructure projects, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender that is seen as encroaching on the regional financial clout of Tokyo and its

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Govt as mute witness to happenings in Puri temple

COMMENT RELIGION Ratan Pradhan The devotees are now sandwiched between faith and humiliation insofar as having a darshan at the Puri temple == TEXT It happened yet again in the sanctified premises of the Puri Jagannath temple. Showing utter disregard to the

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India ranks 24th in the first Environmental Democracy Index

Press Trust of India Washington, May 21: India has ranked 24th out of 70 countries in the first Environmental Democracy Index that is topped by Lithuania and evaluates nations’ progress in enacting laws to promote transparency, accountability and citizen engagement in environmental

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POWER AND PMO

FOCUS POLITICS Rasananda Panda Ministers and bureaucrats are playing extra safe by pushing the files to PMO. In this game of wait and watch, India is losing the crucial time == BLURB The BJP came to power riding a negative wave towards

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Qaeda recruits were asked bizarre questions

Press Trust of India Washington, May 21: Under Osama bin Laden’s command, prospective al-Qaeda recruits had to fill up an application form which contained normal HR questions to bizarre queries like, “Do you wish to execute a suicide operation?” Among the documents

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