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Rioting, fires as Army storms camp

Rioting and fires swept Bangkok on Wednesday after troops stormed a protest encampment, forcing anti-government protest leaders to give up but triggering clashes that killed at least six and sparked unrest in Thailand’s north.

Chinese speculators gulping Bordeaux

Speculators, not drinkers, are likely to be the biggest Chinese buyers of Bordeaux 2009.

US Prez has wealth of $7.7 million

US President Barack Obama’s wealth in 2009 totalled between $2.3 million and $7.7 million, financial disclosure forms showed on Monday.

Major powers agree on Iran sanctions

Major powers, including China and Russia, have agreed on a new United Nations sanctions resolution against Iran over its nuclear programme, the United States said on Tuesday.

3D: India behind the scenes

India’s Reliance MediaWorks, part of the Reliance ADA group, is training a small army of artists to meet the rise in demand for 3D films following the huge success of James Cameron’s Avatar and other

Vodafone hits out at India

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Vodafone Group Plc signalled increasing frustration with its key Indian unit on Tuesday, taking a charge of £2.3 billion ($3.3 billion) due to fierce competition and rapidly escalating spectrum costs

Buffett will auction charity steak lunch

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WARREN BUFFETT is again auctioning a steak lunch to benefit a San Francisco charity, after 2009’s bidding failed to generate a record bid for the first time since 2004.

Cannes halfway mark: Festival short on buzz

Crowds crammed to see the stars walk the red carpet, champagne flowed, fireworks filled the sky and screenings were packed, yet the Cannes film festival hit halfway on Monday lacking one key ingredien

IRAN signs n-swap deal with brazil, turkey

Iran agreed with mediators Brazil and Turkey on Monday it would send some of its uranium abroad, abruptly ending its refusal to countenance such a deal just as the UN Security Council readied tougher

‘Thaksin’s accounts’ under check

Financial transactions involving 106 bank or stock accounts associated with former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will be halted if found to be linked to anti-government protesters, the National Se

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Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.