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1 hr ago | Mid-Day Mumbai

India offers red carpet, not red tape: PM Modi hard sells nation

Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday hard sold India to Japanese investors saying that his country offers only a red carpet and not red tape while dubbing his five-day trip to Japan that ends Wednesday as "very successful".


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5 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry

Space is a dangerous place. That message resonated again on Monday, when the Russian Federal Space Agency - Roscosmos - announced that a team of experimental geckos tasked with copulating while in orbit did not survive their journey.


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8 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

US rejects Norwegian Air bid for US-Europe flights

In a case that has labor and trade policy implications, the Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a request that would have immediately permitted a low-cost air carrier to begin flights between the U.S. and Europe while the government is still reviewing its application for new service.


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9 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

China's tight security clashes with unity drive

In this photo taken Thursday, July 17, 2014, Chinese paramilitary policemen stand on duty in front of a wanted poster in the city of Aksu in western China's Xinjiang province.


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13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Abdullah takes Afghan election to brink of collapse

KABUL: Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah was locked in last-chance talks with the United Nations Tuesday as a deal to resolve the country's damaging election dispute edged closer to failure.


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17 hrs ago | KOTA-TV Rapid City

How North Korea may be using U.S. detainees

North Korean officials whisked a CNN team away in a van, purportedly to go meet with a high-ranking government official.


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17 hrs ago | Horizon

President Serzh Sarkisian Visits Karabakh

Sarkisian arrived in Karabakh on Sunday morning and spent the next two days visiting two textile factories in Stepanakert and a vegetable oil refinery in a village in the southeastern Martuni district.


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20 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

Toughtalking PM builds bridges with neighbours

Narendra Modi's foreign policy over the past three months has been marked by three distinctive traits - warmth and close engagement with smaller South Asian neighbours; reconciliation followed by a tougher stance vis-a-vis Pakistan; and multi-layered engagement with the big powers.


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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Modi effect: State FMs' foreign junket cut short

The empowered committee of state finance ministers is heading for its shortest-ever foreign study tour of the Goods and Services Tax , with the smallest-ever delegation.


Related Topix: Beijing, China Travel, China Travel


Exclusive: From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mou...

Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas.


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Eating cockroaches in China: Healing & delicious

There were salted Mopani worms in Botswana at the hotel buffet ; sun-dried nsenene grasshoppers in Uganda ; whole roasted goat in the desert in Mauritania , and chicken head and feet soup in Beijing .


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9 African Wrestlers Will Miss World Championships Because of Ebola Travel Restrictions

The effects of the Ebola outbreak have reached into the world of sports. Nine athletes will not be able to attend the upcoming world wrestling championships because of travel restrictions intended to control the spread of the virus.


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Greenwich Citizen

19 new dengue cases in Japan, linked to Tokyo park

In this Aug. 28, 2014 photo, a worker sprays insecticide to get rid of mosquitos to prevent dengue fever with a note of caution for dengue fever on display at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo.


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EU-Azerbaijan visa facilitation agreement enters into force

The negotiations for both the Visa Facilitation Agreement and Readmission Agreement between the European Union and Azerbaijan took place in 4 official rounds of negotiations held in Baku and Brussels between February 7, 2012 and July 5, 2013, the delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan said Sept.


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Silay police chief, aide injured in road accident

THE police chief of Silay City, Negros Occidental and his aide were injured in a road accident at Taytay Pedrosa, Circumferential Road in Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City Sunday morning.


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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Hillside Luxury in the Philippines

This Mediterranean-style home in the Philippines is located on a golf resort in Batangas City, which lies at a mountain ridge approximately 50 miles south of Manila.


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How do you break up an 'old lady'?

What's the best way to dispose of an "old lady"? Should she be dumped on a beach and broken up by rough hands in terrible conditions or should she be taken in a more sedate fashion to a reputable place to be dismantled in an orderly fashion? The question is being debated in the shipping industry where an "old lady" is the usual term for a vessel ... (more)


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The Peninsula

Modi-Abe bonhomie to bloom into deals

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe during a visit to Toji Temple in Kyoto, western Japan, yesterday.


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Times of Oman

India, China's commerce ministers to hold talks ahead of Xi's visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping stands by national flags at the Schloss Bellevue presidential residency in Berlin on March 28, 2014.


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Korea Herald

Embassies take part in Seoul Internation...

The diplomatic community here - including about a dozen foreign ambassadors, many diplomatic spouses and a coterie of visiting foreign artists - crowded into the Chosun Ilbo Art Museum in downtown Seoul on Wednesday for the opening reception of the 22nd Seoul International Arts Festival.


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