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Malala receives US Liberty Medal

Malala, the child activist
MALALA Yousafzai, the child rights activist and youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, received the Liberty Medal on Tuesday (October 21) and pledged her $100,000 award to education in her homeland Pakistan. Yousafzai won the annual prize from the National Constitution Center for her “courage and resilience in the face of adversity and for ser...

Congress calls Jaitley black money talks bluff

CONGRESS on Wednesday (October 22) reacted sharply to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's remarks that the Opposition party will be embarrassed once names of people holding illicit foreign accounts are made public, daring him to “name the tr More News »

Brit who travelled to Syria to fight for ISIL is killed

A MAN who went to fight for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been killed, his local mosque has revealed. Mamunur Roshid from Portsmouth travelled to Syria with four friends in October last year. He is the third person from More News »

Kolkata's gold panners reap rewards at India festival time

AS 40-YEAR-OLD Mohammed Iqbal sifts through sludge in the back alleys of Kolkata's jewellery market for gold dust, his weathered face brightens slightly at the recent uptick in work. For generations, the city's group of “newaras More News »

Modi burnishes economic credentials with reform blitz

INDIA'S Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unleashed a slew of reforms in the past week, scrapping fuel subsidies, simplifying labour rules and pledging to open coal mining to private players in a bid to kickstart the economy. The reforms a More News »
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