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Britain to turn off lights to mark First World War centenary

TRIBUTE: The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
On the eve of the First World War, Britain's foreign minister, Edward Grey, observed: "The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime." As Britain and Commonwealth countries mark the centenary of the declaration of war on Germany on Monday (August 4), London will switch off the lights at landmarks such as ...




Hundreds trapped in Pune landslide, toll reaches 21

RESCUERSrs near Pune were digging through swirling mud to uncover dozens of submerged homes on Thursday (July 31) and find more than 100 people swallowed up by a landslide that flattened almost an entire village, with the confirmed death toll at 2 More News »

Teenage girl punched and spat at in vicious assault

A 16-year-old girl was punched in the face and spat at in a vicious attack after she ignored attempts by three young men who tried to talk to her on a Birmingham bus. Images of the trio have now been released by police in a bid to catch her attack More News »

Customs deal without India is on, say sources

A GROUP of World Trade Organization (WTO) members has informally discussed adopting a global overhaul of customs rules without India if New Delhi goes ahead with threats to block the deal, sources familiar with the talks said on Thursday (July 31) More News »

Sukhdev Reel: Why did police spy on us?

A GRIEVING mother who has led a 17-year campaign for an inquiry into her son’s death has “lost all hope” in the Metropolitan (Met) Police after discovering last week that she was spied upon by undercover officers. Student Ric More News »
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Golden Tuesday for India at Glasgow Games

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Entertainment

Farhan Akhtar: Running away with success

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Veteran actor Om Puri to appear at screening of new film

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Travel

AirAsia India off to flying start

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Technology

New social network gives a penny for your thoughts

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Modi draws Twitter, Facebook deeper into government

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