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BlackBerry launches new phone Classic

BlackBerry

BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones and most smartphone customers have embraced touchscreens.

Vladimir Putin vows economic recovery

Says Ukraine in punitive war against rebels; 80% Russians back him even as rouble falls

North Korea expands cyberspace warfare

In this July 16, 2013 file photograph, a woman walks by a sign at Cyber Terror Response Centre of the National Police Agency -AP

Defector Kim Heung Kwang said he trained student hackers at a university in Hamhung for two decades before defecting in 2003. Hackers also are sent to study abroad in China and Russia.

US was at odds with world over Cuba policy

US President Barack Obama speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House. -AP

President Barack Obama’s decision to pursue new relations with Cuba was driven in part by a stinging realisation: Longstanding US policies aimed at isolating Cuba had instead put Washington at odds wi

A look at life in small-town America

Cameron Scoggins as a head waiter and T.R. Knight as Eddie in the play Pocatello.

The loss of individuality in small-town America takes a beating in Pocatello, a new play by Samuel D. Hunter, whose dark comedy The Whale was well-received off-Broadway in 2012.

Sonia Gandhi admitted to Delhi hospital

Congress President Sonia Gandhi (Photo: PTI)

Congress President Sonia Gandhi was hospitalised on Thursday for treatment of lower respiratory tract infection, a party official said.

Kremlin sells dollars to arrest rouble fall

Russia stepped up its defence of the rouble on Wednesday as it sought to halt a run on the currency and stem the worst financial crisis of President Vladimir Putin’s 15 years in power.

Barack Obama says he was mistaken for waiter, valet

He may be President now, but Mr Obama says he’s a black man who has been mistaken for the valet.

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

Your all-electric car may damage environment

An electric plug charges a Smart Car electric drive vehicle in New York. — AP

People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment.

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