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Champion Azarenka stunned by Petkovic

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Defending champion Victoria Azarenka was knocked out in the first round of the China Open on Monday, losing 4-6, 6-2, 4-6 to Andrea Petkovic of Germany.

Radwanska, Li, Serena advance

Li Na joined top seed Serena Williams in the second round of the China Open in Beijing on Sunday.

Xi Jinping takes over as China’s President

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Xi Jinping was today named as China’s new president and head of the military succeeding Hu Jintao, completing a generational transition of power in the world’s most populous country.

China warns India over oil hunt in S. China Sea

China on Thursday cautioned India against any “unilateral” attempt to pursue oil exploration in the disputed South China Sea, saying that it is opposed to nations outside the region intervening in the

The kindest thing that can be said of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s indifferent performance in the series of byelections since the general election last May is that they are a pointer to the significant role played by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in ensuring the decisive Lok Sabha outcome.

Disasters not only disrupt society, they also distort its basic categories, creating inversions, disrupting normalcy and suspending time in a prolonged way. Return to normalcy then becomes even more difficult and unpredictable.