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US military warned of possible Islamic State attacks at home: Report

WASHINGTON: US officials have warned military personnel that Islamic State forces may be planning attacks…

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Tina Fontaine ‘drifted away’ after her father’s death, court hears

Tina Fontaine ‘drifted away’ after her father’s death, court hears

WINNIPEG — Tina Fontaine — the Manitoba teenager whose death has prompted renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing…

Magnotta murder trial hears how homicide detectives tracked down victim’s head

Magnotta murder trial hears how homicide detectives tracked down victim’s head

MONTREAL — A cryptic fax from a Toronto lawyer helped homicide detectives find Jun Lin’s head a month after he…

Deadline passes, but tents remain at Vancouver homeless camp

Deadline passes, but tents remain at Vancouver homeless camp

VANCOUVER — Tents remained up in a homeless camp on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside early , following an emotional…

Murder charge withdrawn in N.S. case of missing woman in wake of ‘Mr. Big’ ruling

Murder charge withdrawn in N.S. case of missing woman in wake of ‘Mr. Big’ ruling

KENTVILLE, N.S. – The prosecution service in Nova Scotia withdrew a first-degree murder charge in the case of…

Tech

Samsung launches metal phones in China to take on Xiaomi

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics unveiled two new mid-tier handsets with a premium design as it prepared…

E-commerce companies wooing Indians in Silicon Valley to join

NEW DELHI: As e-commerce companies scale up their businesses dramatically, they’re being forced to look…

Scientists can now read robots’ minds

WASHINGTON: MIT scientists have developed a new system that can visually represent a robot’s decision-making…

3D printers shipments to cross 2.17 lakh in 2015 globally: Gartner

BANGALORE: Worldwide shipments of 3D printers (3DPs) will reach 217,350 units in 2015, up from…

Facebook sets up India Client Council

NEW DELHI: Social networking site Facebook has set up the India Client Council to better…

Google uncovers vulnerability in SSL web encryption technology

Washington: Three Google researchers have reportedly discovered a security bug in widely used web encryption…

Health
Signs that your blood sugar is on the higher side

Signs that your blood sugar is on the higher side

Do you feel thirsty all the time? Constant thirst and visiting the washroom repeatedly can indicate…

Why you should live in the present

Why you should live in the present

Feel your senses:¬†Feel the breeze on your cheeks. Enjoy your cup of tea without bothering about…

Business
GM recalls 316,000 vehicles because of malfunctioning headlights

GM recalls 316,000 vehicles because of malfunctioning headlights

DETROIT: General Motors Co will recall 316,357 SUVs and sedans, mainly in North America, because the…

Ebola to push Guinea, Sierra Leone into recession: World Bank

Ebola to push Guinea, Sierra Leone into recession: World Bank

WASHINGTON: The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is taking a heavy toll on the economies of…

Editorial

Confucian Constitution or convenient confusion?

China’s intellectuals and their sympathisers have begun to peddle a bold new argument. They have started…

How to turn the tide

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently took over the finance port-folio. One of his first announcements was…

World

Family, friends and cricketing greats bid emotional farewell to Phil Hughes

MACKSVILLE, Australia: The funeral for cricketer Phillip Hughes turned into a celebration of his life despite…

Four killed in Somali Shebab suicide attack on UN convoy

MOGADISHU: Four people were killed and nine wounded in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu when a suicide bomber…