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In Tibet, festivals serve a political purpose

BATANG GRASSLANDS, China: Women came in finery, wearing bright silk dresses, silver belts and necklaces with turquoise and coral. Men sauntered across the field in boots and cowboy hats. Some nomads had ridden motorcycles for days from valleys in Sichuan…..

Hillary Clinton vows no new middle-class taxes if elected President

MANCHESTER: US Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton vowed on Saturday not to raise taxes on middle-class Americans if elected next November in a populist push to position herself for a general election battle on pocket-book issues. Clinton, at a debate…..

Dozens rescued floating at sea after abandoning Indonesian ferry

JAKARTA: Dozens of people with life jackets were found floating in Indonesia’s Gulf of Bone on Sunday, some clinging to a fish trap, after abandoning their ferry in rough seas off Sulawesi Island, said officials, adding that two passengers had…..

US lifts oil export ban; India to benefit?

WASHINGTON: The United States on Saturday lifted a 40-year-old ban on export of oil, thus paving the way for energy deficient countries like India to open up another frontier to import oil from a distant friendly nation. The ban was…..

Jeb Bush has a moment of 'self-therapy,' calls Trump 'a jerk'

CONTOOCOOK(US): Days after going toe-to-toe with Donald Trump on the debate stage, Jeb Bush seemed to relish his new role as the Republican front-runner’s chief critic while campaigning in New Hampshire. “I’ve got to get this off my chest: Donald…..

Tight race on cards as Spain votes today

Reuters | Dec 20, 2015, 05.56 AM IST People sit at the terrace of a coffee shop during the day of reflection ahead of Spain’s general election at L… Read More MADRID: Spain faces its most uncertain national election in…..

Heavy casualties in Yemen as Swiss peace talks due to end

ADEN: Fierce fighting between government forces and Iran-backed rebels in Yemen produced heavy casualties today amid UN alarm at ceasefire violations ahead of a final day of peace talks in Switzerland. At least 68 people were killed near the northern…..

Russian secret services foiled 30 planned attacks in 2015

MOSCOW: Russian president Vladimir Putin today hailed the country’s secret services for foiling around 30 planned attacks and uncovering more than 320 foreign spies in 2015. “I want to point out that this year, thanks to the efforts of the…..

70 killed in major anti-PKK operation in south-east Turkey: Army

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey: Seventy suspected members of the militant Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have been killed in a vast operation against the group in the mainly Kurdish southeast over the past four days, the army said on Saturday. Eight PKK rebels…..

Adolf Hitler only had one testicle, German historian claims

Shehab Khan | The Independent | Dec 19, 2015, 11.00 PM IST Medical records appear to confirm that Adolf Hitler really did have only one testicle.German historian Professor Peter Fleischmann claims to have discovered the results of a medical examination…..