Senegal Dispatch: Across Senegal, the Beloved Baobab Tree Is the ‘Pride of the Neighborhood’

Senegal Dispatch: Across Senegal, the Beloved Baobab Tree Is the ‘Pride of the Neighborhood’

DAKAR, Senegal — Wide, awkward baobab trees blend into the cityscape of Dakar, the busy capital of Senegal, almost without notice. Drivers wash a fleet of taxis parked beneath one giant tree near a freeway on ramp. Rusting cars with...
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Probe ordered after eradicated type 2 polio virus found in oral vaccine; Ghaziabad pharma company MD held

Probe ordered after eradicated type 2 polio virus found in oral vaccine; Ghaziabad pharma company MD held

New Delhi: The Health Ministry has ordered a probe after traces of polio type 2 virus were found in some batches of oral polio vaccine (OPV) manufactured by a Ghaziabad-based pharmaceutical company, even as the firm’s managing director was arrested Sat...
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Marty Balin, founding member and lead singer of rock band Jefferson Airplane, dies at 76

Marty Balin, founding member and lead singer of rock band Jefferson Airplane, dies at 76

Marty Balin, a patron of the 1960s “San Francisco Sound” both as founder and lead singer of the Jefferson Airplane and co-owner of the club where the Airplane and other bands performed, has died. He was 76. Balin died Thursday...
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Kevin Roberts back as front-runner to succeed James Sutherland

Kevin Roberts back as front-runner to succeed James Sutherland

6:09 AM ET Chief operating officer Kevin Roberts has re-emerged as the most likely candidate to succeed James Sutherland when the Cricket Australia chief executive exits the role after 17 years. Little more than a week after it appeared that...
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Pakistan claims India link in Peshawar school attack: Islamabad dishonouring memory of children killed in massacre, says Eenam Gambhir

Pakistan claims India link in Peshawar school attack: Islamabad dishonouring memory of children killed in massacre, says Eenam Gambhir

United Nations: India on Sunday strongly hit back at Pakistan for the “preposterous allegation” its foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi made at the UN that terrorists behind the 2014 attack on a Peshawar school were “supported” by In...
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In Jharkhand, a tribal assertion met with fierce police crackdown

In Jharkhand, a tribal assertion met with fierce police crackdown

Jharkhand, India: It was dusk in Uduburu, the time that farmers usually return home after working in the paddy fields, but the hamlet in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand was deserted.  The village square was empty and the mud huts...
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Indonesia: Tsunami death toll tops 800 amid search for survivors

Indonesia: Tsunami death toll tops 800 amid search for survivors

The death toll from an earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has risen to 832, the national disaster mitigation agency has said, adding it assessed the affected area to be bigger than initially thought. Many people were...
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Tanushree Dutta yet to receive notice from Nana Patekar

Tanushree Dutta yet to receive notice from Nana Patekar

Speaking to the media, Tanushree said that in the wake of the developments, she is putting together a ‘team of lawyers and advocates” to defend herself Nana Patekar and Tanushree Dutta Actor Tanushree Dutta on Saturday said that she is...
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Hit Men and Power: South Africa’s Leaders Are Killing One Another

Hit Men and Power: South Africa’s Leaders Are Killing One Another

Mr. Magaqa died about eight weeks later — from his injuries, the authorities said. His family insisted he had been recovering and was poisoned. Of the nearly 40 politicians assassinated in South Africa last year, he was the most recognizable....
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Indonesia Tsunami and Quake Devastate an Island, Killing Hundreds

Indonesia Tsunami and Quake Devastate an Island, Killing Hundreds

But obstacles remain. Provincial authorities in Indonesia, who hold significant power, have had a habit of turning away offers of help from outsiders, say the staff of international charities. In the aftermath of the Lombok earthquake, for instance, foreign no...
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