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Putin warns West on Balkans as Serbia prepares lavish welcome

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption President Putin will be joined by several government ministers and the heads of Russia's nuclear and space organisations Russian President Vladimir Putin heads a powerful delegation to Serbia on Thursday, aiming to cement co-operation with a country seeking to join the EU.Ahead of his Belgrade visit, Mr Putin accused some Western countries of "destabilising" the Balkans.Security will be tight in the Serbian capital. MiG
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Monika Billen: German tourist found dead in Australian outback

[ad_1] Image copyright NORTHERN TERRITORY POLICE Image caption Monika Billen had been travelling alone in Australia Australian police say they have found the body of a German tourist near a bush track in the Northern Territory.Monika Billen, 62, was last seen on 2 January at a popular outback tourist spot near the town of Alice Springs.Her body was found beneath a tree about 3km (1.8 miles) away on Wednesday. Police
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Larry Nassar case: University head John Engler ‘set to resign’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Engler is the former governor of Michigan and was appointed interim president last year The interim president of Michigan State University will reportedly resign after he said victims of a major sex abuse scandal were "enjoying" the attention.John Engler, who was appointed a year ago, said gymnasts who were abused by ex-team doctor Larry Nassar were "hanging on" to the scandal.He made the
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Football Leaks: ‘Suspected hacker’ detained in Hungary

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Benfica was one of the clubs targeted by the suspected hacker Portuguese police say a man has been detained in Hungary and media reports suggest he is a suspect in the hacking of documents from football clubs.The 30-year-old Portuguese, who has not been officially named, was detained with electronic equipment in the capital, Budapest, where he lives.The man is believed to be linked
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In pictures: Cairo turns orange as sandstorm sweeps Egypt

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption A man covers his face as the sandstorm hits near the River Nile in Cairo An orange cloud has swept through Cairo, forcing people to take cover in buildings as strong winds brought thick dust to the Egyptian capital. Several ports were reportedly closed and officials at Cairo airport said the sandstorm had caused flight delays.Egypt's health ministry advised people with respiratory problems to
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From 2020, pre-filled I-T returns, refunds in a day | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: You could get a pre-filled tax returns form from next year and hope for a refund in a day with the Cabinet on Wednesday clearing an ambitious Rs 4,242-crore project for integrated e-filing and centralised processing. The project will reduce the return processing and refund time from the current average of 63 days, railway minister Piyush Goyal said. The government is building in an incentive for the
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UK PM Theresa May survives no-confidence vote

[ad_1] British Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a no-confidence motion by a margin of 19 votes scuppering plans by the opposition to call an early general election. A total of 325 MPs rejected the no-confidence motion which had been tabled by opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, and 306 MPs voted in favour of it. 314 Conservative MPs voted against the motion, many of whom had rejected her deal on Tuesday,
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Amrapali sold flats at Re 1/sq ft on paper, rest in black, SC told | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Crores of unaccounted money was invested in various housing projects of the Amrapali Group which sold flats at 'throwaway' prices on paper but received black money in cash from the buyers, the Supreme Court was told on Wednesday. The SC-appointed forensic auditors, who were asked to audit all 46 companies of the Group to track diversion of Rs 3000 crore of home-buyers' money, informed the court that
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2018 sixth-warmest year in India, says IMD

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Year 2018 was the sixth warmest year on record in India since it commenced keeping nation-wide records of weather events in 1901, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday while noting that the country had lost over 1,400 lives in extreme weather events last year. Highlighting that the average temperature over India during 2018 was “significantly above normal”, the national weather forecaster said annual mean surface air