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Villa scrape through

 Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke (right) and West Brom’s James Morrison go for a header during their EPL match—AP

Southampton and Aston Villa scored late winners in matches affecting opposite ends of the English Premier League on Tuesday, while a touchline spat between the managers marred Sunderland’s 1-1 draw at

Ferguson cops racially biased: US government

Protesters gather in front of the Los Angeles police department headquarters in Los Angeles, California, on Tuesday. AFP

A US justice department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive

BlackBerry takes Leap, speeds up on software


BlackBerry may be launching four new smartphones over the coming year, but the struggling company is staking its future on becoming a giant in software.

Giroud fires in Arsenal victory

Olivier Giroud bounced back from a wretched midweek performance in the Champions League to set Arsenal on their way to a 2-0 win over Everton that took them closer to second-placed Manchester City in

Samsung S6 first look


New galaxy phones have improved in design and picture quality

Antarctica holds key to mankind’s future

Penguins walk on the shore of Bahia Almirantazgo. — AP

Earth’s past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents.

MH370 mystery prompts new plane-tracking measures

Relatives of Chinese passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 offer prayers at Thean Hou Temple—AFP

Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Afghanistan disasters kill at least 247

An Afghan provincial official says that the death toll from a massive avalanche in a mountainous valley near the capital Kabul rose to 198 as bulldozers and other machinery began clearing roads and re

France reforms seek to tackle radicalisation

France has set out a package of reforms aimed at better integrating Muslims and preventing radicalisation in the wake of the recent jihadi attacks in Paris.

Xi Jinping’s ‘4 Comprehensives’ uphold tradition

Xi Jinping

With his latest political exhortation, President Xi Jinping is asserting his influence and advancing his agenda in a time-honoured tradition among Chinese leaders.

Every time Pakistan says it wants to talk about Kashmir, India finds itself on the back foot.

The “Budgetometer” and its elsewhere equivalent played the real hero — caught in between the ecstatic urge to give a 10-plus and the understandably unreasonable rush in search of a negative score, it