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South Korea ferry mishap teen survivors recount horror

Six teenagers, who survived South Korea’s worst maritime disaster in 44 years, told on Monday how classmates helped them float free as water flooded their cabins despite crew instructions to stay put

Russia told to pay over $50 billion in Yukos case

Mikhail Khodorkovsky

The Hague’s arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay a group of shareholders in oil giant Yukos $51.6 billion for expropriating its assets, a big hit for a country teetering on the brink

Amazon offers 3D printing to customise earrings, toys will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customise and build earrings, bobble head toys and other items from third-party sellers using a new personalisation option on its web

iPhones allow extraction of personal data?


Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicised techniques by Apple employees, the company acknowledged this week.The same

Sudden goverment official visits at Microsoft’s factories in China


Chinese government officials have made sudden visits to Microsoft offices in China, a spokeswoman for the company said on Monday, but declined to give any reason for the inspections.China’s state admi

‘Destroying Hamas will lead to something worse’

Israeli artillery fires towards Gaza, near the Israel-Gaza border, on Sunday. 	— AP

The remarks by Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the outgoing head of the Defence Intelligence Agency, came as Israeli ministers signalled that a comprehensive deal to end the 20-day-old conflict in the Gaza Strip appeared remote

Wife of Cameroon vice-PM kidnapped

The wife of Cameroon’s vice-prime minister was kidnapped and at least three people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram in the northerntown of Kolofata on Sunday, Cameroon officials said.

Facebook says SEC's IPO probe ends, extending WhatsApp closing date


The launch had been tarnished by technology problems that delayed trading

Amazon's smartphone fails to kindle a 'Fire' among reviewers

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Fire was only being sold on one mobile network and was tied to Amazon's ecosystem

In Gurez, at the upper edge of northern Kashmir Valley, a serene calm prevails along the Line of Control. The undulating rhythms of the Kishanganga river that rolls through bowl-shaped valleys surrounded by the Himalayas on all four sides put Switzerland to shame.

Besides controlling food inflation, the most challenging task before Narendra Modi is to create jobs for millions of young men and women, some of whom were responsible for his resounding victory in the elections. It is one thing to promise jobs and another to actually create them.