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Romanian baby born with stunted intestines dies


A Romanian baby born with virtually no intestines, who confounded doctors by tenaciously clinging to life and captured international attention and offers of medical help, died on Thursday. He was nine

McDermott quits as Australia bowling coach

Former test fast bowler Craig McDermott has quit as Cricket Australia's bowling coach after just one year because of the national team's heavy touring schedule.

McDermott had been praised for his wo

Sri Lankan Buddhists demand demolition of mosque

Dozens of Buddhists led by monks joined a demonstration on Monday urging Sri Lanka's government to proceed with plans to dismantle a mosque located in a sacred Buddhist area.

The protesters marched

US not reporting all Afghan attacks on troops


The military is under-reporting the number of times that Afghan soldiers and police open fire on American and other foreign troops.

The US-led coalition routinely reports each time an American or fo

Little Muslim support for Bin Laden's group, says poll

Muslim majorities in an arc of five countries from Egypt to Pakistan have little good to say about al-Qaeda one year after American commandos killed the Muslim terror group's leader, a poll shows.


US feds make first arrest in BP oil spill case

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The Justice Department said on Tuesday it filed the first criminal charges in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, accusing a former BP engineer of destroying evidence. Kurt Mix, of K

Wipro Q4 net up 7.7 per cent at Rs 1,481 crore


IT major Wipro on Tuesday reported 7.7 per cent increase in consolidated net profit at Rs 1,480.9 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31.

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 1,375.4 crore

Iran says it is building copy of captured US drone


A senior Iranian commander says the country has reverse-engineered an American spy drone captured by Tehran's armed forces last year and has begun building a copy.

Gen Amir Ali Hajizadeh, who is chi

Iran to ban imports from 100 EU companies

Iran's official Press TV says the country plans to ban imports from 100 European companies as part of Tehran's pre-emptive retaliation against an EU embargo that is to go into effect in July.

The st

Anonymous says it hacked Chinese government sites


China is struggling to restore several government websites that international hacking group Anonymous says it has attacked. Some of the sites were still blocked on Thursday, with error messages shown.

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