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Maiden Davis Cup for Swiss

 Switzerland’s Marco Chiudinelli (from left), Roger Federer, coach Severin Luthi and Michael Lammer after winning Davis Cup—AP

Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match on Sunday as Switzerland won the Davis Cup final against France by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead.

Barack Obama immigration plan good, not great

US President Barack Obama

Executive order would prevent deportation of 4m guardians

‘ISIS recruits, exploits children’

In this undated image posted online by “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently”, an anti-ISIS group organisation. — AP

Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.

Barack Obama broadens Afghan mission

President Barack Obama speaks at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas on Friday. — AP

Troops to fight in Afghanistan for another year, but civilian aides against risking American lives

Nico Rosberg takes pole at Abu Dhabi

Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg edged out title rival Lewis Hamilton on Saturday to take pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi, where the two will fight for the Formula One world championship.

Help your selfie with add-on gear

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Not all selfies are created equal. Although, phone manufacturers are trying to help by building in tools for better selfies, many of these have their limits.

Self-driven cars: Safer, but what about morals?

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A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane. Jerk the wheel left and smash into a bicyclist? Swerve right toward a family on foot?

Financial planning to go the virtual way

Financial planning often involves lots of spreadsheets, pie charts and eyes glazing over.

House Democrats ready to re-elect Pelosi as leader

Democrats seem ready to give House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the rest of their House leadership team another two years at the helm, even though the party lost seats in November’s elections.

Brooke sheds light on ties with mother

There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me

Brooke Shields, the iconic model-actress-Princeton grad, entered the literary scene in 2005 with her memoir about postpartum depression.

The spiritual world has known so many wonderful mystics and most of them have been men.

When our public sector is much in news whether it involves privatisation or disinvestment, it is worth recalling whether they are good corporate citizens, especially when they are monopolies.