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Asia Cup: Pakistan thrash Afghanistan by 72 runs

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NEW DELHI: A stupendous unbeaten century by Umar Akmal and a brilliant show by the bowlers helped Pakistan secure a comprehensive 72-run win against  Afghanistan with a bonus point in their  Asia Cup clash at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, ...

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Missile Maker Kongsberg Probed for Corruption on Romanian Deals

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Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KOG), the Norwegian developer of a missile for the F-35 fighter aircraft, is being investigated by antitrust authorities in Norway for possible corruption in relation to dealings in Romania. The investigation, led by the Norwegian National Authority for ...

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Corrupt Chinese officials flee overseas, some bound for Australia

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Beijing: Corrupt Chinese officials are fleeing overseas in increasing numbers to countries including Australia as an intensifying crackdown on graft takes hold within the ruling Communist Party, according to a new government think tank report. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ...

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Viktor Yanukovych is gone, but where are Ukraine’s missing millions?

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The fast-moving events of the past few days in Ukraine have shown the depth of anger over the violence and corruption of the regime of Viktor Yanukovych and his cronies. There may now be early elections, andYanukovych has fled, but ...

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Putin orders immediate test of combat readiness of troops amid Ukraine tension

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MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered massive exercises involving most of its military units in western Russia amid tensions in Ukraine. Defence minister Sergei Shoigu said in a televised statement made at a meeting of top military brass in Moscow that ...

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Obama predicts immigration reform no later than 2017

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WASHINGTON, Feb 2014 (UPI) — Congress will pass U.S. immigration reform legislation before 2017, President Barack Obama said in an interview that aired Friday. Speaking with Univision Radio, the president said House Republicans have “refused so far to act,” and urged listeners to put pressure ...

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Obama taunts ‘scared’ Republicans, says immigration reform is a priority

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President Obama told House Democrats Friday that comprehensive immigration reform remains a top priority for this year in spite of Republican lawmakers who are “scared” of the political consequences. “They’re worried and they’re scared about the political blowback,” Mr. Obama ...

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