Russia to host talks with Afghan leaders, Taliban delegation

Russia to host talks with Afghan leaders, Taliban delegation

Russia’s foreign ministry says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has agreed to send a group of senior politicians to peace talks in Moscow, at which a delegation representing the Taliban will be present. In a statement on Saturday, Russia‘s foreign ministry...
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Rajinikanth, Akshay starrer 2.0 trailer: The reboot of superpower

Rajinikanth, Akshay starrer 2.0 trailer: The reboot of superpower

Rajinikanth is reprising his role as Dr Vaseegaran and Chitti- the robot- while Akshay Kumar plays his nemesis, Richard- a scientist who becomes eccentric after an experiment goes wrong Akshay Kumar in a still from the trailer The wait is...
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Thai Paradise Gains Reputation as ‘Death Island’

Thai Paradise Gains Reputation as ‘Death Island’

KOH TAO, Thailand — Promoters call the Thai island of Koh Tao a paradise. Dive resorts boast of its crystal-clear waters, and Western tourists flock to its lively beach bars. But among some foreigners, Koh Tao has taken on a...
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Insurers can set a 4-year waiting period for certain ailments: IRDAI committee

Insurers can set a 4-year waiting period for certain ailments: IRDAI committee

Insurance companies could be allowed to set a waiting period of four years for any pre-existing conditions under a health policy. Waiting period is the duration when a claim is not admissible. At present, the waiting period for most illness is up to...
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Stop acting like squabbling kids: SPJIMR#39;s Ananth Narayan to RBI and North Block

Stop acting like squabbling kids: SPJIMR#39;s Ananth Narayan to RBI and North Block

After reports of mounting tension between the ministry of finance and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) over the autonomy of monetary policy, Ananth Narayan, professor, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), said the central bank and the...
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Deadly Indian tigress shot dead after she and her cubs were linked to 13 deaths in 2 years

Deadly Indian tigress shot dead after she and her cubs were linked to 13 deaths in 2 years

Indian hunters finally tracked down and killed a tigress after she and her two cubs were linked to the killings of as many as 13 people over a two-year period.The Indian Express newspaper reported on Friday that the tigress, known...
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Justin Langer explains concept of ‘elite honesty’

Justin Langer explains concept of ‘elite honesty’

1:42 AM ET Alex MalcolmESPN Close Alex Malcolm is a Melbourne-based sports journalist and broadcaster. He has been a long-time contributor to ESPNcricinfo and reported for the AFL website for four seasons. He has also worked as a television commentator...
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Google’s top Washington lobbyist stepping down

Google’s top Washington lobbyist stepping down

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Google’s top lobbyist in Washington is stepping aside as the U.S. technology company faces criticism on Capitol Hill on issues including privacy protections and its investment plans in China, the Alphabet ...
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Florida school head threatens to send basketball player ‘back to Haiti’ for requesting transfer

Florida school head threatens to send basketball player ‘back to Haiti’ for requesting transfer

Mike Woodbury, the CEO of the Nation Christian Academy (NCA) private school in Florida, allegedly threatened to send a basketball player “back to Haiti” in a fit of anger after the player requested a transfer.An audio clip of the conversation...
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B.C. gymnast wins silver medal in world championships in Qatar

B.C. gymnast wins silver medal in world championships in Qatar

A B.C. gymnast is heading home from Qatar with some serious hardware.Shallon Olsen, who hails from Vancouver, won silver in the vault competition in the individual apparatus finals at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championship in Doha on Friday.Olsen score...
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