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    London Olympics declared open with grand show

    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has declared the London Olympics open following an extravagant celebration that included Bond, the Bard and a Beatle. London’s seven-year countdown to the Games came to a crescendo on…

    Storms knock out power as they rip through Northeast

    Storms knock out power as they rip through Northeast

    Storms ripped through the Northeast, killing at least one person as they unleashed strong winds and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers. Severe thunderstorm watches were in…

    France helicopter crash kills six

    France helicopter crash kills six

    Six people have died in a helicopter crash in a mountainous area of Provence in southeastern France. The aircraft came down at around 13:40 local time (11:40 GMT) in the…

    Hong Kong cleans up in aftermath of Typhoon Vicente

    Hong Kong cleans up in aftermath of Typhoon Vicente

      Hong Kong is cleaning up Tuesday after a severe typhoon struck the city with gale-force winds and rain, shuttering much of the city and injuring at least 129 people.…

    China President Hu Jintao in unity call

    China President Hu Jintao in unity call

    Chinese President Hu Jintao has called for unity in the Communist Party in the face of “unprecedented challenges”, in a speech ahead of a leadership change this year. State-run newspapers…

    Pranab the President

    Pranab the President

    Pranab Kumar Mukherjee, 76, was declared elected the 13th President on Sunday. The UPA nominee defeated the former Lok Sabha Speaker, P.A. Sangma, by 3,97,776 value votes. While Mr. Mukherjee…

    Indians account for 22% of Britain’s ultra-rich club

    Indians account for 22% of Britain’s ultra-rich club

    Super-rich Indians account for more than 20% of the wealth of ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals in Britain, a new list showed on Tuesday. As a national group, they are…

    Violence-hit Maruti plant in India remains shut

    Violence-hit Maruti plant in India remains shut

    The troubled Maruti Suzuki plant in India’s Haryana state has remained shut for the second day on Friday following Wednesday’s violent clashes that left a company official dead and 85…

    UN votes to extend Syria observer mission

    UN votes to extend Syria observer mission

    The UN Security Council has unanimously voted to keep its observer mission in Syria for a “final” 30 days. However, members agreed the mission could be extended further if the…

    Massive ice island breaks off Greenland glacier

    Massive ice island breaks off Greenland glacier

    An island of ice twice the size of Manhattan broke off this week from a Greenland glacier, a University of Delaware researcher reports. The 59-square-mile (150 square kilometers) iceberg is…

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