Indian-born chess prodigy, 9, wins case to stay in the U.K.

Indian-born chess prodigy, 9, wins case to stay in the U.K.

Young chess champion Shreyas Royal, 9, has escaped immigration checkmate. Story continues below British Home Secretary Sajid Javid intervened Friday to prevent the Indian-born prodigy from being deported next month, when the boy’s father’s work visa expires. The Home Office previously told...
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China Uighurs: One million held in political camps, UN told

China Uighurs: One million held in political camps, UN told

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Uighur protesters pictured in 2009 wield the ID cards of detained relatives A UN human rights committee has heard there are credible reports that China is holding a million Uighurs in “counter-extremism centres&...
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Life in Zimbabwe Without Mugabe: Few Jobs and Little Cash

Life in Zimbabwe Without Mugabe: Few Jobs and Little Cash

How does a country begin to overcome generations of one leader’s oppressive rule? The peaceful elections last month after the coup that removed President Robert Mugabe from power in Zimbabwe were supposed to put the country on a path toward...
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Africa:Ciara Takes to Soweto’s Streets With New Single Featuring Nigeria’s Tekno

Africa:Ciara Takes to Soweto’s Streets With New Single Featuring Nigeria’s Tekno

By Nontobeko Mlambo Ciara could hardly wait to announce her new single called Freak Me to her fans. American pop star Ciara took to her Instagram page to announce the new single featuring Nigerian Afrobeat artist Tekno – and it’s...
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Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE updates: CPI’s D Raja says Centre wants to amend IBC Bill to help loan defaulters

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE updates: CPI’s D Raja says Centre wants to amend IBC Bill to help loan defaulters

19:06 (IST) Rajya Sabha adjourns sine die 18:55 (IST) Media’s forecast for Monsoon Session proved wrong, says Venkaiah Naidu Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said that the House managed to have 17 sittings, despite the prediction of a washout by th...
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Monsoon Session of Parliament to end today: Laws on fugitive offenders, Backward Classes Commission among key legislations passed

Monsoon Session of Parliament to end today: Laws on fugitive offenders, Backward Classes Commission among key legislations passed

The defining image of the Monsoon Session of Parliament was Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s act of hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and saying he has no ‘hatred’ against him. However, the session was also remarkable for the fact that i...
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Gold music review: Sachin-Jigar’s album is high on drama, with hints of jazz and Indian classical

Gold music review: Sachin-Jigar’s album is high on drama, with hints of jazz and Indian classical

A month after the release of Shaad Ali’s sports biopic Soorma, comes yet another sports drama based on real-life events. Reema Kagti’s Gold, though dominated by signature high-powered anthems, also has a softer side to it, in the form of...
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GAIL Q1 net up 23% at Rs 1,259 crore on better performance by gas trading and petrochemicals segments

GAIL Q1 net up 23% at Rs 1,259 crore on better performance by gas trading and petrochemicals segments

New Delhi: GAIL India Ltd, the country’s largest natural gas marketer, on Friday reported a 23 percent rise in its April-June quarter net profit on better margins in gas trading and petrochemicals business. Net profit of Rs 1,259 crore in...
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China mosque demolition sparks standoff in Ningxia

China mosque demolition sparks standoff in Ningxia

Image copyright Weibo Image caption The Weizhou mosque is a towering structure that features domes and minarets in a Middle Eastern style Hundreds of Muslims in north-western China are engaged in a standoff with authorities to prevent their mosque from...
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Taliban attack strategic Afghan city of Ghazni

Taliban attack strategic Afghan city of Ghazni

Image copyright AFP Image caption Few pictures have emerged from the city since the assault began The Taliban have launched a major night-time assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni, a provincial capital on the key highway between Kabul and...
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