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Malala's like my daughter, honoured to share Nobel with her, says Kailash Satyarthi

Dec 09, 2014 at 20:08 | Source: FirstPost

As Nobel laureates Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai addressed a press conference in Oslo, where they will receive this year's Nobel Prize for Peace, Satyarthi said Malala is like his daughter."Malala's like my daughter. She is the bravest ...

Nobel Live: Malala, Satyarthi want India, Pakistan to soon become 'bhai-bhai'

Dec 09, 2014 at 18:17 | Source: FirstPost

6. 15 pm: India, Pakistan can soon become Bhai-Bhai, says MalalaWhen asked if they have a message for each other's country, Malala said that India must continue to teach its children to learn peace. "You have Kailash Satyarthi, what more do you ...

Tax reform planned for offshore oil and gas industry

Dec 08, 2014 at 23:11 | Source: BBC

The UK government has announced plans which could radically change the way the offshore oil and gas industry is taxed. It is moving away from a focus on maximising revenue for the Treasury. The government has admitted that the new priority of maximis...

China trade data well below expectations

Dec 08, 2014 at 16:37 | Source: BBC

Trade data from the world's second largest economy, China, came in well below expectations on Monday, heightening fears of a sharper slowdown. China's exports rose 4.7% in November from a year ago, compared to market forecasts of a 8.2% jum...

Australia faces growing budget deficit, says report

Dec 08, 2014 at 07:21 | Source: BBC

Australia's budget deficit could expand by billions of dollars more than expected, according to a new report. Risks from economic shocks to the government's budget revenues were weighted to the downside , said a Parliamentary Budget Office ...

Philippines Typhoon Hagupit evacuation stepped up

Dec 06, 2014 at 19:42 | Source: BBC

About half a million people have fled coastal villages and evacuated their homes in the Philippines as a powerful storm approaches the archipelago. Typhoon Hagupit, which weakened slightly on Friday night, is due to make landfall on Saturday evening....

President's book online deal leaves bookstores fuming

Dec 05, 2014 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee's yet-to-be released book has already created a controversy -- not for its content but for an "exclusive deal" signed by its publishers with an online retailer. Bookstores have termed the p...

Asian shares take their lead from the US

Dec 04, 2014 at 11:57 | Source: BBC

Japan's benchmark Nikkei index took its lead from the US on Thursday and opened in positive territory after reaching a fresh seven-year high a day earlier. US shares reached new highs on Wednesday after America's central bank said the US ec...

Afghanistan: Can pomegranates power the economy?

Dec 04, 2014 at 11:57 | Source: BBC

As delegates gather in London for a conference on Afghanistan, the prospects for reducing the reliance on foreign aid are increasingly focused on two sectors of the economy: agriculture and hydrocarbons. Harvest time is coming to an end in the fruit ...

Sadhvi Jyoti's apology means nothing, she should resign: Congress

Dec 03, 2014 at 17:24 | Source: FirstPost

Srinagar: Terming Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's remarks as an "abuse" to democracy and crores of people with secular mindset, Congress on Wednesday demanded her resignation saying her apology meant "nothing"."On one ...

Barrister Antulay: The enfant terrible of Maharashtra politics

Dec 03, 2014 at 10:49 | Source: FirstPost

By Quaid Najmi/IANSMumbai: Abdul Rehman Antulay, who died on Tuesday, entered student politics way back in 1945, kicking off a long political career that saw him become the first Muslim to become chief minister of Maharashtra in 1980.The high-profile...

Russia warns of recession in 2015

Dec 02, 2014 at 22:46 | Source: BBC

The Russian government has warned the economy will fall into recession next year as Western sanctions, in response to its role in eastern Ukraine, and falling oil prices begin to bite. Russia's economic development ministry estimates the economy...

Rouble suffers biggest one-day fall since 1998 as oil slides

Dec 02, 2014 at 04:12 | Source: BBC

The rouble suffered its biggest one-day decline since 1998 as oil prices continued to fall on Monday, escalating fears about the Russian economy. The currency slid almost 9% against the dollar before rallying after suspected central bank intervention...

Tumble tale across the globe

Dec 02, 2014 at 04:12 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Dec. 1: The price of oil fell to its lowest in five years today, hit by slowing factory activity in China and Europe, and with it brought down emerging market stocks and commodity-linked currencies. Plunging prices of oil and other commodities raise...

Rouble falls as oil price hits five-year low

Dec 01, 2014 at 18:52 | Source: BBC

Oil prices fell to a five-year low on Monday, sending the rouble tumbling, while fears over slowing manufacturing activity in Europe and China undermined global confidence. The Russian currency slid more than 6% against the dollar to a new record low...

Uruguay: Leftist Vazquez wins Presidential poll, marijuana rule comes under cloud

Dec 01, 2014 at 10:51 | Source: FirstPost

Uruguay's ex-president Tabare Vazquez won a new term in a runoff election Sunday, extending the left's decade in power, though not necessarily his predecessor Jose Mujica's groundbreaking marijuana law.Vazquez, a 74-year-old cancer doctor who previou...

After Hughes' death, postponing first Ind-Aus Test was the human thing to do

Dec 01, 2014 at 08:46 | Source: FirstPost

The decision to postpone the first India-Australia Test is the right one. Yes, going ahead with the game in Brisbane might have served as a distraction for players and fans alike, but this is not the time for distractions. This is a time for being hu...

RBI seen to fight shy of rate cut

Dec 01, 2014 at 04:12 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Mumbai, Nov. 30: Reserve Bank governor Raghuram Rajan is likely to ignore calls for an interest rate cut at the apex bank’s monetary policy review on December 2 in spite of a favourable situation. Many economists and bond market dealers mainta...

Winter session camaraderie: Opposition gets its act together (News Analysis)

Nov 30, 2014 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Opposition parties seem to have got their act together in the winter session of parliament in putting the BJP government on the mat over the black money issue in the first week itself.Opposition bonding was visible on the ver...

After Hughes' death, postponing first India-Australia Test was the human thing to do

Nov 29, 2014 at 17:32 | Source: FirstPost

The decision to postpone the first India-Australia Test is the right one. Yes, going ahead with the game in Brisbane might have served as a distraction for players and fans alike, but this is not the time for distractions. This is a time for being hu...

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