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‘Marquez left manuscript’

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Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez left behind an unpublished manuscript that he chose not to print while he was alive, an editor said on Tuesday as the writer’s compatriots held a musical tribute to him

Author Alistair MacLeod dead

Alistair MacLeod, the award-winning Canadian author who was best known for his short story collections and novel No Great Mischief, has died. He was 77.

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.

Little Laila was taught that God creates everyone and also leads everyone back to Godself after death. So, she prayed: “Dear God, instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t you just keep the ones you got now?” Laila’s prayer may never be answered; but, Easter does assure us that life, not death, is what we’re created for.

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.