Kenyans queue for hours to vote amid fears of post-election violence

  Result of tight contest between Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga could be known by Wednesday morning. Long queues formed outside polling stations across Kenya on Tuesday morning as fiercely contested presidential elections got under way following last-minute calls for calm from officials and politicians. Many voters had waited for hours in the rain to choose between […]

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China-India border spat casts shadow ahead of BRICS summit

China is taking an increasingly tough line on a border row with India amid a rising crescendo of nationalism in state media, and President Xi Jinping looks set for an awkward encounter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a multilateral summit next month. Diplomats say Beijing would like to resolve the border issue before a […]

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Chinese Economic Cyber-Espionage Plummets in the US

The Chinese government appears to be abiding by its September pledge to stop supporting the hacking of American trade secrets to help companies there compete, private US security executives and government advisors said on Monday. FireEye Inc, the US network security company best known for fighting sophisticated Chinese hacking, said in a report released late […]

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International Yoga Day: Embrace Yoga to Age Gracefully, Say Experts

Yoga won’t give you immortality but this ancient discipline of bringing union between the body, mind and spirit can definitely help you fight age – both physical and mental, say health and wellness experts. “In my practice in India and abroad I have seen several cases where my clients have gotten better by regular yoga, […]

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‘We’re Horrified’: At Stanford, The Impact Of A Sexual Assault Is Searing

It could have been mistaken for any other late afternoon in the expectant days before graduation. Seniors shuttled four years of possessions from the Kappa Alpha fraternity into waiting U-Hauls that would carry them away from Stanford for the last time. But the students weren’t talking just about commencement, or summer, or jobs ahead. Their […]

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ISIS Releases Longest ‘Kill List’, Over 8,000 Americans Are Its Targets

A pro-ISIS hacker group has placed nearly 8,000 Americans on its longest ‘kill list’ that also includes names of Canadians, Australians and Europeans, a British media report said today. The pro-ISIS United Cyber Caliphate hacker group released a list of 8,318 people, including their addresses and email contact details, on a secretive messaging app service. […]

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‘Time Bomb’: Subramanian Swamy’s New Attack On Raghuram Rajan

BJP lawmaker Subramanian Swamy today launched another attack on RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, saying he had planted “a time bomb” in the Indian financial system that will explode in December. Mr Swamy, who had written twice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking that Dr Rajan be dropped for keeping interest rate high, took to Twitter […]

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Japan Regulates Virtual Currency After Bitcoin Scandal

Japan has passed a law regulating virtual currency, after the country found itself at the epicentre of a multi-million dollar embezzlement scandal following the spectacular collapse of the Tokyo-based MtGox Bitcoin exchange. Once one of the largest, most established exchanges for the cryptocurrency, MtGox collapsed in 2014 after a suspected theft worth nearly half a […]

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Wanted Australian ISIS recruiter killed in US airstrike in Iraq

New York: Australian ISIS recruiter Neil Prakash, who called on his countrymen to start attacking before being attacked, has been killed in a U.S. airstrike in northern Iraq’s Mosul city.   Australian Attorney General George Brandis said that Prakash was the country’s most prominent ISIS recruiter and its highest value target. “He was the individual […]

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