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Pakistan earthquake: Hundreds dead in Balochistan

A powerful earthquake has killed at least 250 people in Pakistan’s remote south-west province of Balochistan. The 7.7-magnitude quake struck on Tuesday afternoon at a depth of 20km (13 miles) north-east of Awaran, the US Geological Survey said. Many houses … Continue reading

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Digvijaya challenges Modi to debate on governance

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Digvijaya Singhon Sunday slammed BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for criticizing the UPA government’s performance and praising the NDA regime. Singh also challenged Modi to debate with any Congress leader on issues of governance and development. Singh took … Continue reading

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US lawmakers vote to cut food stamp benefits from 2014

The Republican-led House of Representatives passed the bill by 217-200. But it has little chance in the Democratic-held Senate. The bill would save $39bn (£24bn) over a decade, but affect four million people on the programme. It comes a day … Continue reading

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Uttarakhand floods: Epidemic looms as people complain of fever, diarrhoea

NEW DELHI: The fear of an epidemic outbreak in flood-ravaged areas of Uttarakhand may be turning into reality as hundreds of people from local villages reported to medical camps set up by the forces complaining of fever, diarrhoea and vomiting. … Continue reading

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World Bank cuts China growth forecast

The bank now expects the China to grow 7.7% in 2013, down from its earlier projection of 8.4%. It also cut the forecast for global economic growth to 2.2% from 2.4%. The bank said growth in China, the world’s second-largest … Continue reading

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Japan to sell bullet train technology to India: Reports

Media reports on Wednesday said that Japan is expected sell bullet train technology to India for a high-speed connection between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The agency reports said that Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Manmohan Singh … Continue reading

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Ex-KPMG senior partner to plead guilty to insider trading

Scott London, the former KPMG senior partner, faces a 20-year prison sentence and a $5m fine A former senior partner at accountancy giant KPMG has agreed to plead guilty to insider trading. US authorities had charged Scott London in April … Continue reading

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