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Chilean students back on streets to push reforms


Tens of thousands of students returned to the streets of Santiago on Thursday in the largest rally of the year demanding a comprehensive reform of the educational system they dub unjust and ineffectiv

Tahrir Square protests as Egypt awaits result


Thousands of protesters filled Cairo's Tahrir Square overnight as Egypt's rival presidential candidates, an Islamist and former general, accused each of trying to steal an election whose result is sti

Several BJP workers court arrests in Punjab, Haryana


As part of country-wide fill-the-jail campaign against fuel price hike, a number of BJP leaders and workers on Friday courted arrest in Punjab and Haryana.

Party's national Vice President and former

Libya declare military zone in west to stop bloodshed

Libyan authorities on Sunday declared warring mountain towns in the west of the country a ‘military zone’ and called for an immediate ceasefire.

"As a result of the violence in the areas of Mizdah, S

Syrian army uses children as 'human shields': UN

Syrian troops have tortured children, executed them and used children as young as eight as ‘human shields’ during military raids against rebels, according to a UN report released on Tuesday.

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AI contemplates further crackdown on striking pilots

A further crackdown on the striking Air India pilots is being contemplated by the management and that 300 pilots could be dismissed with the 35-day-old strike on Sunday showing no signs of being calle

Syria violence kills 12 as revolt toll tops 14,100


Violence in Syria killed at least 12 people on Sunday bringing the death toll since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's regime to more than 14,100, a monitoring group said.

Syria army kills 23 civilians as massacre outcry grows


The Syrian army killed at least 23 civilians in two protest cities on Saturday, a watchdog said, as an international outcry mounted over a massacre in a central village.

UN observers who visited the

Alarming assaults on women in Egypt's Tahrir


Her screams were not drowned out by the clamor of the crazed mob of nearly 200 men around her.

Bharat Bandh partial in Hyderabad, hits life in districts


The Bharat Bandh sponsored by the Opposition parties evoked a mixed response in the state. While normal life in many districts came to a standstill, in other districts the bandh had only a partial imp

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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