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Asian stocks rally as Japan surges almost 6% Asian stocks rally as Japan surges almost 6%
TOKYO – Tokyo’s stock market gained nearly a 1,000 points on Friday, clawing back huge losses of the previous two days and ending a roller-coaster week for Asian stocks. Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed up 941.27 points, or 5.9%, on Friday at 16,958.53. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished up 72.70 points, or 5.6%, at 1374.19. The ...
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World's oldest man dies in Japan World's oldest man dies in Japan
TOKYO: The world's oldest man Yasutaro Koide has died at the age of 112 in Japan on Tuesday, foreign media reported. Yasutaro Koide died two months before his 113th birthday. He was born on March 13, 1903. Koide became the world's oldest man in August last year. Media reports said his secret to a long life was not to overdo it, or drink or smoke. Masamitsu Yoshida, 111-year-old Tokyo n...
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BRICS call on G20 to work harder on economic policy cooperation BRICS call on G20 to work harder on economic policy cooperation
The BRICS group of emerging nations called on the Group of 20 (G20) top developed and developing nations on Sunday to strengthen their macroeconomic policy cooperation to prevent bad effects from a weak global economy and reduce risks to growth. Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, who met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the Turkish town of Antalya, said global econom...
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2015 Bihar Assembly Elections: An Overview 2015 Bihar Assembly Elections: An Overview
“Mother of all elections” – This is how Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi termed the upcoming Assembly Elections in Bihar. People who know the politics of Bihar would know why Zaidi said what he said. The state has all the ingredients which make an election intriguing and exciting and this time around with friends turned foes and foes turned friends, the battle of Bihar has become nothing le...
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Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to the United States of America Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to the United States of America
By: Simi Mehta India’s Prime Minister of India was on his second visit to the United States on a six-day trip that saw him host and attend bilateral, multi-laterals, townhalls and one-to-one interactions. To have a balanced understanding of the successes and shortcomings of the visit, an assessment at the end of his trip seems imperative. Prior to his arrival to the United States, the Congre...
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China consumers tighten belts,a red flag for the global economy China consumers tighten belts,a red flag for the global economy
The 32-year-old father-of-one invested 10 percent of his savings earlier this year in Chinese stocks. Now, with markets down around 40 percent since mid-June, he`s selling off his portfolio at a loss. Painful, but not a catastrophe - he says his colleagues lost more, and he earns well above the average wage. But the equity market turmoil, coupled with signs the economy is slowing means Xu, a...
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For Syrians, a hefty price buys a '5-star' journey to Europe For Syrians, a hefty price buys a '5-star' journey to Europe
Dubai: The affluent United Arab Emirates is not a normal jumping off point for Syrians fleeing war. But this is where Tareq began a "five-star" journey to a new life in Sweden, paying a high price to avoid the grave risks and hardships that most refugees face. Aided by human traffickers who operate a network of agents across the Middle East and Europe, the 26-year-old made it from the Gulf emir...
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World Photography Day: Celebrate the power of pictures! World Photography Day: Celebrate the power of pictures!
If you are a person who loves to capture moments, this quote will well resonate with your sensibilities. And even if you are not, doesn't the idea of a world without cameras seem like a scary concept to you now? If yes, you will know how powerful this visual medium is. The World Photography Day is annually observed on Aug 19 across the world to celebrate the beautiful art of photography. You...
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Five key takeaways from Manchester City's rout of Chelsea Five key takeaways from Manchester City's rout of Chelsea
It took David Silva only a few seconds to penetrate Chelsea's defence at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday as he threaded a through ball to Sergio Aguero soon after Martin Atkinson blew his whistle to signal kick-off between the two best teams in the Premier League from last year. Though Aguero failed to compliment the brilliance of Silva's perfectly weighted and measured pass with a clinical finish...
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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam- Apple of children's eyes! Dr APJ Abdul Kalam- Apple of children's eyes!
At a time when the whole nation is mourning the death of our former president Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, children too joined in grieving the demise of their beloved friend and mentor. Lovingly called the 'People's President', he was the first scientist and the first bachelor to occupy Rashtrapati Bhawan as president. Born into a poor Muslim family in Tamil Nadu, Dr Kalam was con...
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