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Earth says goodbye to comet probe Philae

Scientists gave up on Friday trying to contact robot lab Philae, stubbornly silent on the surface of a comet streaking through space, closing a captivating chapter in an historic quest.

Francois Hollande reshuffles government before polls

Francois Hollande

France’s Socialist President Francois Hollande reshuffled his government on Thursday to prepare for 2017 presidential elections by bringing back his former Prime Minister to his Cabinet as well as thr

Karim Benzema admits to lying over sex tape

Karim Benzema

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has admitted to lying to fellow France international Mathieu Valbuena over a sex video at the centre of an alleged blackmailing attempt, Le Parisien reported on Frida

Zlatan Ibrahimovic inspires PSG


Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani (centre) vies for the ball with Bakary Kone of Lyon in their French Cup pre-quater-final at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris on Wednesday. PSG won 3-0. (Photo: AFP)

6 killed as school bus crashes with truck in France


President Francois Hollande expressed his condolences to the victims and their families.

Tourism: a tenth of the world economy

 Asia-Pacific region had 277 million visitors, and the Americas 190 million.

Europe (including Russia) remains the most visited region with 609 million visiting last year.

High winds buffet Europe’s northwestern flank


Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of England on Monday, as the latest storm hits the country. — AFP

French League: Angel, Ibra shine as PSG win


Paris Saint Germain’s Angel Di Maria (top) reacts after his goal against Marseille in their French League match in Marseille on Sunday. PSG won 2-1. — AP

Woman who turned in Paris ringleader feels ‘abandoned’

The woman who turned in Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected ringleader of the November 13 Paris attacks, said on Thursday she felt “abandoned” by the state and lived in fear of reprisals.

Fans beg Paris ballet director to stay after he quits

Benjamin Millepied

Star choreographer Benjamin Millepied said Thursday he was quitting the Paris Opera Ballet after little more than a year in charge of one of the world’s grandest ensembles.

Air power is the most capital-intensive means of war. A modern fighter jet now could cost several hundred crores and the prices seem to be rising exponentially.

I returned to India in August 1946 after serving in Burma and Indonesia during the Second World War.