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Feb 22, 2015

China protests to India over Modi's visit to disputed area

China summoned India’s ambassador over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to a disputed border region in the Himalayas, a long-festering irritant in relations between the Asian giants. Modi on Friday visited the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, an immense territory of nearly 84,000 ...

Singapore's first prime minister hospitalised with pneumonia

Feb 22, 2015

Singapore's first prime minister hospitalised with pneumonia

Singapore’s first prime minister and the man widely credited with the city state’s economic success, Lee Kuan Yew, is hospitalized with severe pneumonia. Lee, who turned 91 last September, was admitted on Feb. 5, the office said. “His condition has stabilized and he remains ...

Feb 21, 2015

Indian Nobel winner Sen quits university over government meddling

Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has resigned as chancellor of an Indian university, accusing the government of political interference in higher education. Sen spearheaded the revival of Nalanda University in the northern state of Bihar, one of the world’s oldest seats of learning, taking ...

India insists Obama's tree is not dead

Feb 21, 2015

India insists Obama's tree is not dead

Officials in India want to make one thing clear: The tree that President Barack Obama planted in New Delhi three weeks ago is not dead. It just looks dead. The peepal tree was awash in leaves when Obama planted it at the New Delhi ...

Feb 20, 2015

Pair of strong cyclones hit remote parts of northern Australia

Two powerful cyclones smashed into northern Australia on Friday, knocking out power to thousands, tearing roofs and doors off houses and prompting coastal residents to flee their homes, but appeared to have spared the region earlier predictions of a “calamity.” The twin storms, dubbed ...