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NEW DELHI: The anti corruption branch (ACB) of Delhi Government on Tuesday evening registered FIRs against five teachers of a senior secondary school in Model Town for helping 12th-graders cheat in their final exams in exchange for money. One of the teachers was arrested while the others were being questioned.

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The government has hired an American PR agency ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s address to the U.S. Congress next week, online media reports said Wednesday. Washington, D.C.-based BGR Public Relations was hired in March to “provide strategic public relations counsel for the Republic of Korea,” one of the reports said, quoting...

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Brussels, Belgium (AFP)-Britain and France agreed Thursday to seek UN approval for an EU military operation against people smugglers, in a bid to curb the soaring number of migrants dying as they seek a better life in Europe.At crisis talks in Brussels, EU leaders also decided to triple funds for the bloc’s maritime search and rescue operation,...

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The first group of refugees from the tiny Pacific island of Nauru are expected to be flown to Cambodia as early as next week as part of a controversial $40 million resettlement deal. Up to 10 people are believed to have said they will abandon their hopes of living in Australia and make the journey to...

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Indonesia's government has summoned Saudi Arabia's ambassador in Jakarta to protest against the execution of an Indonesian domestic worker.  Siti Zainab was beheaded on Tuesday in Medina after being convicted of stabbing and beating to death her employer, Noura al-Morobei, in 1999.

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The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security estimates that 7.49 million college students will enter the job market after graduating this summer, and that it may make 2015 the toughest year yet for young jobseekers.
Faced with stiff competition in the job market, more and more graduates are choosing self-employment or “freelancing” off the books.

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The US could spend more than $1 trillion (£675bn) over the next 30 years modernising its arsenal of nuclear weapons. It wants to make them faster and more accurate. Other nuclear states are trying to do the same, raising questions about their commitment to disarm.

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Beijing, China (AFP)- A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in China, a rights group and media said, the second such protest reported against Beijing's policies in the region in two weeks. Nei Kyab, believed to be in his 40s, set himself ablaze on Wednesday in a Tibetan-populated area of Sichuan province in southwestern China, US-funded...

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The US Congress will have a say on a nuclear deal with Iran, under a new agreement reached with the White House. President Barack Obama withdrew his opposition to a bipartisan bill that was unanimously passed through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. However, a Congressional No vote would not be binding and could be vetoed by Mr Obama.

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When it comes to the region’s problems, Iran is always in the conversation with its questionable political affiliations and ambitions. There are the inevitable questions about what exactly its leaders want, and whether they truly believe their current policies will benefit their people. Prince Saud Al-Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, summed up the situation quite succinctly recently by asking...

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In 1955 the first McDonald's franchise restaurant opened in the US. Now it is the world's biggest fast food chain, employing 1.9 million people. The word "McJob" has become a term of derision, but what's it like to actually work there? "Hello, can I help you?" asks the smiling young woman behind the counter.

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China has threatened to punish a local human rights group linked to five women's activists who were released on Tuesday. The Foreign Affairs ministry said Yirenping had "violated the law" but gave no further details. The group has been locked out of its Beijing office after the police conducted a raid last month.

Full Article Saturday, 18 April 2015 00:00

In a sharp riposte to the business community's recent complaints that his government has not done much to change things on the ground, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Industry has to come forward to take the benefits of the process we have set in motion."

Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00

The great 18th century Chief Justice of Britain, Lord Mansfield, was a workaholic. Once, while hearing a case, he proposed to continue the hearing on the following Friday. When reminded by Sergeant Davy, the counsel, that the date would fall on Good Friday, he said, “Never mind — the better day, the better deed.” The sergeant said,...

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On March 18, Russia celebrated the first anniversary of its reunification with (or the annexation of) Crimea. The previously jubilant Russian media is now more concerned with Crimean problems and focuses on the difficulties the peninsula faces as a result of joining the Russian Federation. So what conclusions can we draw a year after the annexation of Crimea?

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