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President Xi Jinping Male support for ‘maritime silk route’

Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) inspects a guard of honour as schoolchildren wave Chinese and Maldivian flags — AFP

China’s President Xi Jinping secured Maldivian support on Monday for a “21st century maritime silk road” as he began a South Asian tour in the strategically located Indian Ocean atoll nation.

US-led front pledges help for Iraq

World powers quiet on Syria

Django star Daniele Watts says detention was racist

Daniele Watts

Django Unchained star Daniele Watts has accused the Los Angeles police of racism after they briefly detained the African American actress and her white husband on suspicion of engaging in prostitution

Queen tells Scots to vote ‘very carefully’

British PM warns Scottish independence would be ‘painful divorce’

Prince Harry marks birthday with beer

Prince Harry

Prince Harry celebrated his 30th birthday on Monday with a beer after the closing concert of his inaugural multi-sport event for wounded troops, and in the knowledge that he will now receive a fortune

500 migrants feared dead in shipwreck near Malta

In a separate incident, dozens were feared drowned after a boat carrying 200 migrants sank off Libya, with only 36 survivors rescued

Valencia, Sevilla bag easy wins

Valencia and Sevilla continued their unbeaten starts to the Spanish season to move within two points of leaders Barcelona thanks to victories over Espanyol and Getafe respectively on Sunday.

Angel di Maria shines, but van Gaal wants more

Manager Louis van Gaal urged Angel di Maria to give even more after he inspired Manchester United to a 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on his home debut.

Wildcard Bencic upsets Svetlana Kuznetsova in Round 1

Belinda Bencic returns  to Svetlana Kuznetsova during their Pan Pacific Open first round match. (Photo: AFP)

Rising Swiss star Belinda Bencic upset two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-0 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Monday, maintaining recent impressive form.

‘Breakthrough’ in Afghan poll dispute

Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election inched towards a possible conclusion on Monday with a senior government official hailing a “breakthrough” in talks between the two candidates, who both cla

Chanakya believed that the unfolding present will cast its shadow on the configuration of the future. That is why he believed that analysing the situation as it exists today, provides the material for devising the strategy that must be shaped for the morrow. There is a causal continuity between the past, present and the future.

The Bharatiya Janata Party is desperate to form a government in Delhi, but its attempts to cobble together the requisite numbers keep hitting a roadblock.