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France’s next leader: Centrist Emmanuel Macron, far-right Marine Le Pen advance to round 2.

Centrist Emmanuel Macron will face off against far-right Marine Le Pen in the second round of France’s presidential election, projections showed on Sunday, making him clear favourite to emerge...........

Macron to face Marine Le Pen in final round of French presidential election.

Pro-European Emmanuel Macron is set to face far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential run-off, making him clear favourite to emerge as the country’s youngest leader............

‘It feels like a violation’: Arrest of Indian-origin doctor brings attention to female circumcisions in US.

Zehra Patwa learned only a few years ago that during a family trip to India at age 7, she was circumcised, which is common for girls in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East............

India should focus more on economic development: Chinese media.

India should focus less on speeding up the process of building aircraft carriers to contain China in the Indian Ocean and more on its economic development, Chinese official media said on Monday.............

Afghan defence minister, army chief of staff resign over military base attack.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani accepted on Monday the resignation of the defence minister and army chief of staff after more than 140 government soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack...........

Emmanuel Macron: France’s young presidential candidate who is neither Right nor Left.

“Neither of the right, nor the left” in his own words, Emmanuel Macron is a 39-year-old former banker whose sensational political career, unorthodox marriage and promises to modernise ................

North Korea says ready to sink ‘gross animal’ US aircraft ship in single strike.

North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.................

Muslim teen boxer in US wins right to fight in hijab, will cover her entire body.

A 16-year-old Muslim-American boxer, who wants to compete at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, has won the right to wear a hijab and fully cover her arms and legs while boxing in the US.............

66 deaths in a year: Elephants kill more people in Jharkhand than Maoist violence.

The Maoist hotbed of Jharkhand has another killer — marauding bands of wild elephants making a savage statement to assert their right to space and food..........

Yogi government’s market intervention strategy: A cool move or a hot potato?

In a first for Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government has offered a support price for potato and promised to procure 1 lakh metric tons of this vegetable at Rs 487 per quintal as...........

Clashes break out between students, security forces in Srinagar college.

Clashes broke out on Monday between protesting students and security forces at SP College in Srinagar, police said...............

Chopper carrying Karnataka CM makes emergency landing at Bengaluru airport after bird hit.

A helicopter carrying Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah suffered a bird hit and made an emergency landing at the HAL Airport in Bengaluru on Monday shortly after take-off,...............

Delhi-Kolkata Air India flight carrying 250 passengers hit by bird, landing safe.

A Delhi-Kolkata Air India flight carrying more than 250 passengers was hit by a bird seconds before it was to land in the West Bengal capital on Monday morning...........

When PM Narendra Modi invited BJP CMs for a 12-point exam on govt agenda.

Thirteen chief ministers of Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states took a 12-point test before Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who pitched for a fresh push to welfare schemes and better........

National-level netball player approaches Modi, Adityanath for triple talaq ban.

A national-level netball player has approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath seeking a ban on triple talaq, joining the growing chorus against the social practice......

Security guard at Jayalalithaa’s Kodanad estate hacked to death, cops say gang after documents.

A group of men hacked to death early on Monday morning a middle-aged security guard and seriously injured another at a sprawling estate in Tamil Nadu’s Kodanad, owned by former state...........

Dutch ‘abortion boat’ hopes to make waves in Mexico.

A Dutch sailing boat offering abortions, often in defiance of some country’s laws, arrived in international waters off Mexico on Friday, the organisation crewing it said..........

Trump promises tax plan in days, orders rule review.

President Donald Trump on Friday promised a big announcement about tax reform next week and ordered an administration review of Obama-era tax rules written to discourage US companies............

Venezuela: At least 12 people killed as protests turn violent, looting breaks out.

At least 12 people were killed overnight following looting and violence in Venezuela’s capital amid a spiraling political crisis, authorities said Friday.......

Do your bit: Google’s Earth Day doodle offers tips to help save the planet.

Do your bit and make a huge difference to save the Earth, the only known object in the universe known to harbour life, suggests Google’s Earth Day Doodle......

India-born doctor, wife arrested for assisting in female genital mutilation in US.

An India-born doctor and his wife were arrested and charged with helping another Indian-origin doctor perform genital mutilations on minor girls, a procedure criminalised in the United States..........

More than 50 killed as Taliban target Afghan Army camp in Mazar-e-Sharif.

Taliban gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms launched an attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan Friday killing “more than 50 soldiers”, officials said..............

Saharanpur violence: FIRs registered after clashes between two communities in UP.

Two FIRs were registered against 12 persons and over 300 unnamed people in connection with two incidents of violence in Janakpuri, police said...........

Lalu gets Sonia invite, sparks speculation on opposition unity.

A day after Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar met Congress president Sonia Gandhi, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said he would soon meet the AICC chief for a stronger opposition ..........

A teacher’s mission: These students in rural Tamil Nadu speak the Queen’s English.

M Pushpa is a class 3 student at a panchayat union primary school in Kandhadu, a sleepy village tucked away in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram district. And yet, when she parts her lips to speak........

NCERT to review school textbooks to update content; may include demonetisation.

The Narendra Modi government has decided to undertake a review of school textbooks. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), an organisation that assists...........

India-US ties stronger, defied change in governments: Jaitley.

India-US ties have significantly improved over the last few decades, becoming “stronger” and more “matured” and defying changes in governments in both the countries, finance minister...........

Tribal youths protest naked in Assam seeking rights.

A group of tribal youths marched naked on the streets of Diphu, the head quarters of Assam’s Karbi Anglong district on Friday seeking protection of their rights allegedly...........

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth celebrates 91st birthday.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s oldest and longest-reigning monarch, celebrated her 91st birthday in a usual low-key fashion on Friday.........

Pakistan SC order on PM Sharif setback for opposition parties.

The reprieve given to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by Pakistan’s Supreme Court has not only given the ruling PML-N party a breather but also an edge for the forthcoming general election.....................

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