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Dawn raid on Syria a crime, says Khamenei

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said an attack on Syria by the US, France and Britain on Saturday was a crime and would not achieve any gains.
Reuters Apr 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Beethoven's 9th needs speeding up

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is widely viewed as one of the greatest compositions in the western musical canon and is among the most performed works in the world.
Sarah Knapton Apr 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Festive boost for Hasina

The streets of the Bangladesh capital teemed with people on Saturday as thousands joined the colourful Mangal Shovajatra, a procession for well-being, and turned up at Ramna Park in the heart of the city for a Poila Baisakh programme.
Devadeep Purohit Apr 15, 2018 00:00 IST

NZ in offshore drilling ban

New Zealand will stop issuing permits for offshore oil and gas exploration as it moves to combat climate change, the government announced Thursday, but it stopped short of halting exploration already underway.
CHARLOTTE GRAHAM-McLAY Apr 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Director Milos Forman dead

Milos Forman, the Czech-born movie director who found fame in Hollywood with the Oscar-winning classics One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, has died at the age of 86.
Reuters Apr 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Comic legend Stan Lee sues ex-manager

Comic legend Stan Lee has filed a case against his former manager Jerardo Olivarez for business fraud.
PTI Apr 15, 2018 00:00 IST

For Trump, lawyer probe a bigger threat

President Trump's advisers have concluded that a wide-ranging corruption investigation into his personal lawyer poses a greater and more imminent threat to the president than even the special counsel's investigation, according to several people close to Trump.
New York Times News Service Apr 15, 2018 00:00 IST

'I worry about the prospect of India turning into a Pakistan'

While studying European history in college, Napoleon Bonaparte and his statecraft fascinated Husain Haqqani, but his friends, he says, were "obsessed" with Napoleon's wife Josephine and their love life. Says the Pakistan-born South Asia expert, "These things didn't interest me at all. Bigger issues and bigger questions mattered. Frankly, if Napoleon had slept with nine other women, how would it be relevant was my point. I would look at history in a larger context."
Apr 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Explosions rock Syrian capital Damascus as Trump launches air strikes

Loud explosions rocked Syria's capital and filled the sky with heavy smoke early Saturday after US President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. Syrian television reported that air defenses responded to the attack.
Apr 14, 2018 07:59 IST

A woman takes fall in Nobel scandal

The first woman to lead the body that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature was forced out on Thursday, a stunning casualty in a sexual abuse and harassment scandal that has threatened to sully one of the world's most acclaimed cultural honours.
CHRISTINA ANDERSON Apr 14, 2018 00:00 IST

US, Russia clash at UN

The US accused the Syrian government on Friday of using banned chemical arms at least 50 times since Syria's civil war began seven years ago - far higher than the number of attacks that had been publicly confirmed.
RICK GLADSTONE Apr 14, 2018 00:00 IST

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