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Love’s labour lost between Taj and US first couple

Love’s labour lost between Taj and US first couple

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI: They were scheduled to commiserate Mumtaz Mahal’s death and celebrate Shah Jehan’s love…

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Travis Vader granted bail in case of missing Alberta couple

Travis Vader granted bail in case of missing Alberta couple

EDMONTON — A lawyer for a suspect in a case involving two Alberta seniors who vanished four years ago is…

‘In one night, we lost a lifetime of our hope,’ Jun Lin’s father says

‘In one night, we lost a lifetime of our hope,’ Jun Lin’s father says

The father of Jun Lin says he is relieved that Luka Magnotta has been convicted of first-degree murder in the…

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…

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…

Tech

Milky Way’s new tiny, isolated dwarf neighbour galaxy found

London: Astronomers have recently spotted a new neighbor for Milky Way galaxy, a tiny and…

Facebook, NFL team up to score with online video

San Francisco: Facebook said Thursday it had teamed with the National Football League to show ad-sponsored video…

Merry Christmas, NASA astronauts say from space

Washington: The stockings are out, the tree is up and Christmas celebrations are on in the zero-gravity…

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…

Health
Fast food could slow down your kid’s brain

Fast food could slow down your kid’s brain

London: Eating fast food affects not only your child’s general health but could also slow down his/her brain,…

5 tips for smooth bowel movements

5 tips for smooth bowel movements

New Delhi: Constipation or irritable bowel movement is an ailment that almost all of us have come across…

Business
Oil prices down ahead of Fed meet outcome, supply report

Oil prices down ahead of Fed meet outcome, supply report

SINGAPUR: Oil prices fell in Asia as dealers await the outcome of a US Federal Reserve…

We won’t cut oil output even if non-Opec nations do, Saudi Arabia says

We won’t cut oil output even if non-Opec nations do, Saudi Arabia says

ABU DHABI: Saudi Arabia said it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even…

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
Eat less for Putin’s sake, Russians said

Eat less for Putin’s sake, Russians said

MOSCOW: Eat less, use beetroot instead of lipstick, swap French lingerie for Russian-made cotton panties and…

Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

MOSCOW: A defiant President Vladimir Putin called the Ukrainian army a “Nato foreign legion,” reflecting his…