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Heavy snowfall brings chaos to Europe


Heavy snowfall brought both chaos and joy across Europe, with some 15,000 people stranded overn-ight on Sunday in the French Alps while skiers revelled in the fresh powder blanketing slopes.

Magazine editor faces jail in Russia

The editor-in-chief of Russia’s top opposition magazine, the New Times, has been accused of disobeying traffic police and faces up to 15 days in jail amid ever-shrinking tolerance for dissent.

Rise of Brazil’s ranching queen sparks green protests

A native from the Xerente tribe shoots an arrow at an image of Brazilian senator Katia Abreu and President Dilma Rousseff — AFP

Before her husband died, Katia Abreu was a housewife who didn’t know a cow from a bull.

Virat Kohli torments Australia on & off the field

Ajinkya Rahane

Rahane, Kohli put up record stand (262) as India counter-punch their way back into 3rd Test

Aussie banter worked in my favour: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli says he enjoys the on-field banter with Australia but he let his bat do the talking on Sunday.

Festive hiccups for big guns

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (centre) was in superb form during their Premier League clash -AFP

Leaders Chelsea and in-form Manchester United suffered post-Christmas hangovers in the Premier League on Sunday, both dropping points to teams gunning for a place in the top four.

Nato leaves Afghan as unrest brews

Nato-led International Security Assistance Force soldiers carry flags during a ceremony marking end of ISAF’s combat mission-AFP

Nato formally ended its war in Afghanistan on Sunday, holding a low-key ceremony in Kabul after 13 years of conflict that have left the country in the grip of worsening insurgent violence.

Hundreds trapped as ferry on fire

 A photo grabbed from the Greek television channel Skai shows the burning ferry sailing on the Adriatic sea on Sunday— AFP

Air crews began lifting passengers off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea on Sunday, racing to rescue as many of the hundreds trapped onboard as possible before nightfall as storms hampered op

Hamas scuttles Gaza orphans’ visit to Israel

Hamas on Sunday prevented dozens of children orphaned during its 50-day war with Israel from entering Israeli territory in a pre-arranged trip, organisers and officials said.

Missing AirAsia flight triggers concern

In both Indonesia and Singapore, anxious relatives of people on the plane awaited news. (Photo: AP)

Malaysia on Sunday offered help in the search of missing AirAsia flight which lost contact with air traffic controllers between Singapore and Indonesia Sunday morning.

Rarely have analysts applied the theory of conflict management in the 25-year long ex-ternally spon-sored internal conflict in Jammu and Kashmir.

I first heard Atalji’s speech in 1967, when I was in school. There was a political rally near my house in Delhi for the 1967 general election. He came to address that rally.