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Queen’s Windsor Castle staff warns of a strike

Staff at Windsor Castle, one of the residences of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, are considering withdrawing some services to tourists such as guided tours in a dispute over low pay, a labour union said o

‘Obama more imminent threat than Putin’

US President Barack Obama

A third of Republicans believe US President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

RBI eases NPA norms for banks


The Sensex and the Nifty surged nearly two per cent on Monday, recovering from recent losses with the 30-share index posting its biggest single-day gain in two and a half months as lenders such as the

Russia gave arms to Syria during unrest: Bashar al-Assad

Russia is supplying weapons to Damascus under contracts signed since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, as well as under earlier deals, President Bashar al-Assad said.

Oil prices drop over Iran nuclear deal

Oil prices fell for the second straight session on Monday as Iran and six world powers negotiated a deal for Tehran’s nuclear programme that could end Western sanctions, allowing the Opec member to sh

BBC chief gets death threat over Clarkson axe

Jeremy Clarkson

The Police in Britain said on Sunday they were investigating a death threat against Tony Hall, the director general of the BBC, made on the day he dropped celebrity TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson from t

4-eyed sea creature unearthed

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A fossil site in the Canadian Rockies that provides a wondrous peek into life on Earth more than half a billion years ago has offered up the remains of an intriguing sea creature, a four-eyed arthropo

Ellen Pao loses gender bias suit against Kleiner Perkins

Ellen Pao (right) and her legal team leaves the court

To some Silicon Valley watchers, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers gender discrimination case became a referendum on the challenging state of women in technology.

Shots fired at US NSA HQ, 1 dead

Guards shot one man dead and seriously wounded a second when they tried to ram a vehicle into the entrance gate at the Fort Meade, Maryland, headquarters of the National Security Agency on Monday, new

Pakistan PM: Ready to send troops to Saudi

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has offered King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz to send Army troops to Saudi Arabia as the Yemen crises worsens, reports our correspondent.

The verdict of the Tis Hazari trial court (in State v.

A month has elapsed since the alliance of convenience — People’s Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party — came to power in Jammu and Kashmir.