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Booths run short of ballots as Afghans turn out to vote

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Afghans flocked to polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the nation’s first democratic transfer of power.

4 killed in shooting at US Army base

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BJP gets a shock as Varun praises Rahul

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Saffron faces turned red with embarrassment and anger after BJP general secretary and candidate from Sultanpur Varun Gandhi praised his cousin and political rival Rahul Gandhi, Congress vice-president

Costs of climate change steep but tough to tally

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The economic and financial impact of global warming is complex and not well understood.

Actors Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly pose with director Darren Aronofsky

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Actors Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly pose with director Darren Aronofsky at the premiere of Noah in New York on Wednesday.

Disney hits magic again with Aladdin

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The Genie in the big new Broadway musical Aladdin opens the show with a bang, sets up the story and then poof he’s gone. “Try not to miss me too much!” he says, tauntingly, as he leaves.

Actors Melissa Claire Egan, Amelia Heinle and Robert Adamson pose for a photo

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Actors Melissa Claire Egan, Amelia Heinle and Robert Adamson pose for a photo to mark the 41st anniversary of American TV series, The Young And The Restless, in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

A poster of Congress party vice-president Rahul Gandhi is seen in print as part of the party’s election campaign material

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A poster of Congress party vice-president Rahul Gandhi is seen in print as part of the party’s election campaign material in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Novel analysis narrowed search for Malaysia jet

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Investigators are closer to solving an international aviation mystery thanks to a British communications satellite and classroom physics.

Boko Haram blast kills 32 in Nigeria

Hospital and local government officials say an explosion at a village market near hideouts of Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria has killed 32 people.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.