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Oxford overtakes Cambridge varsity

Oxford University has nudged past its traditional rival Cambridge by being named Britain’s best research university.

Global investors cut back on stocks

Low crude oil prices, Russia economic crisis trigger panic sale

Sterling lifts Brendan Rodgers, Reds

Bournemouth’s Tommy Elphick (left) vies for the ball with Raheem Sterling of Liverpool during their League Cup quarter-final AFP

Raheem Sterling eased the pressure on under-fire manager Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool swept into the League Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 win over Championship leaders Bournemouth on Wednesday.

Chelsea outplay Derby, reach semi-finals

 Chelsea players celebrate a goal during their League Cup quarter-final against Derby County at the iPro Stadium in Derby— AFP

Premier League leaders Chelsea beat second-tier Derby County 3-1 to reach the League Cup semi-finals on Tuesday, but at the cost of injuries to Kurt Zouma and Didier Drogba.

Russia may be out of emerging mart index

Index provider MSCI said it may exclude Russia from its emerging markets benchmark if the government introduced capital or foreign exchange controls.

UK: Sydney-style siege foiled, says Scotland Yard

Britain was just “days away” from a terrorist attack similar to the recent siege in a Sydney cafe before Scotland Yard foiled it, the head of the Metropolitan Police said on Wednesday.

England gets first woman bishop

Libby Lane

The Church of England appointed its first ever female bishop on Wednesday, overturning centuries of tradition in a Church that has been deeply divided over the issue.

UK rules soon for embryos made from 3 people

New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to

British ‘terror girl’ on way to join ISIS held

In a dramatic last-minute rescue, a 15-year-old British schoolgirl was taken off her flight and detained at the Heathrow airport here while she was on her way to Syria to join the dreaded ISIS terror

Identifying mental illness can end terrorism?

A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada’s Parli-ament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas’ capital and tried to burn down the Mexican Consulate.

India’s retail sector is a potpourri of formats.

There was a news report not so long ago that ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics), an international organisation and part of the CGIAR (Consultative Group on Inte