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Ukraine ratifies contentious EU pact

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shows the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement to legislators after its signing in Kiev — AP

Kiev legislators vote to grant self-rule to separatist east

Oligarch buys Russia’s popular social media

A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1.5 billion to gain full control of Russia's most popular social network, VKontakte, bringing an end to a months-lo

Misbah pledges to win back silverware as ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy visits Lahore

Pakistan will 'once again rule the world', said Misbah. Photo: AP/ File

Limited-overs captain Misbah-ul-Haq says he is determined that Pakistan will "once again rule the world" by winning the 2015 World Cup.

AC Milan feel the heat

AC Milan’s Jeremy Menez (right) celebrates with team mate Sulley Muntari during their Serie A match against Parma— AP

Trade five goals to four against Parma in absorbing Serie A tie

Oscar Pistorius can still compete: South Africa

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn’t go against the ruling of the judge.

A ‘Yes’ vote also means exit from EU and Nato

If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they’ll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe’s postwar prosperity and security — the Euro

Hillary Rodham Clinton , in Iowa, stirs 2016 election speculation

Former US secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to a large gathering at the 37th Harkin Steak Fry fundraiser - AFP

Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to Iowa on Sunday to pay tribute to the state’s retiring Democratic Senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign in 2016.

Judge in Oscar Pistorius trial faces criticism

Several legal groups in South Africa expressed concern about threats to judge Thokozile Masipa. Photo: AP

Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious cha

40 say ‘I do’ at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

A groom and a bride exchange rings during their wedding ceremony celebrated as part of a mass by Pope Francis — AFP

For-ty “I do’s” or “Si” in Italian have been pronounced in St. Peter’s Basilica as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother.

Things to know about India at the Asian Games

Mary Kom will be eager to reproduce the form that helped her win five world titles. Photo: AP/ File

The cricket-crazy country of India has been improving in Olympic sports due to more exposure in international competition.

Chanakya believed that the unfolding present will cast its shadow on the configuration of the future. That is why he believed that analysing the situation as it exists today, provides the material for devising the strategy that must be shaped for the morrow. There is a causal continuity between the past, present and the future.

The Bharatiya Janata Party is desperate to form a government in Delhi, but its attempts to cobble together the requisite numbers keep hitting a roadblock.