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India’s parliament passes key tax reform bills

India's lower house of parliament on Wednesday passed four supporting bills that will pave the way for a landmark tax reform and transform the...

Video technology ‘fair but kills spectacle’

The experiment with video assistance that backfired on France against Spain earned mixed reviews on Wednesday, praised by most for being more fair but...

Singapore’s first Zika cluster of 2017 reported at Simon Place

Two cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infections have been confirmed at Simon Place in Hougang, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Wednesday. This...

Brazil book World Cup berth, Argentina tumble

The qualification completes an astonishing turnaround for Brazil, who less than a year ago were in crisis after taking only nine points from six...

Japan scientist eyes energy burst from ‘typhoon turbine’

Japan turned to expensive and polluting fossil-fuel options when it shut down dozens of nuclear reactors in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima accident TOKYO...

Report: Toshiba approves bankruptcy for US atomic unit

This month, Standard & Poor's cut its credit rating on Toshiba again, warning its finances were quickly deteriorating TOKYO (Japan): Toshiba has approved a plan...

S Africa ‘saved by rain’ as downpour seals series

The first Test was also rained out on day five when evenly poised with South Africa 224 for six in their second innings, a...

Sweden in suspense over Bob Dylan’s Nobel lecture

Speculation has mounted that he may hold his lecture during his visit to the Scandinavian country, though the Academy has repeatedly said it has...

Afghan women swimmers defy threats for Olympic dream

But the challenges of poor infrastructure and a violent patriarchal culture have been compounded by the Afghan government's lack of support for the women's...

Cyclone-ravaged Australia like ‘a war zone’

Debbie has officially been declared a catastrophe by the Insurance Council of Australia, allowing claims from the disaster to be prioritised AYR (Australia): Towns were...
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