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Indians, Chavara and Euphrasia, conferred sainthood by Pope Francis

Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia from India were on Sunday conferred sainthood by Pope Francis in Vatican City at a special canonisation mass, in a moment of elation and spiritual fervour for the Christians in India.

Federer, Wawrinka fire Switzerland to Davis Cup victory

It is one of the greatest sporting triumphs for Switzerland, the 14th nation to win the Davis Cup, and a huge personal milestone for Federer to go with his 17 Grand Slam titles, six Masters titles and Olympic doubles gold.

Gandhi statue in London: Don’t stir up apathy, says Meghnad

Amidst demands that the British government fund the cost of installing Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament Square, economist Meghnad Desai, who heads a trust formed for the purpose, said the required one million pounds were on the way.

F1: Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi GP, claims world title

Lewis Hamilton clinched his second drivers' world championship and became the first British multiple champion for 46 years when he won Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Babus get instructions on how to deal with MPs

The prime minister’s office has ordered corporate-style ethics norms for civil servants, regulators and watchdogs to ensure that their private interests do not affect their performance as public servants.

Who's Salman Khan's new best friend? Hint: It's not Shah Rukh Khan

During Arpita Khan's wedding, Salman's new-found friendship with Shah Rukh Khan, after five years of cold war, was making news. And now, after the reception, he has made up with photographers who had banned him a few months ago.

A town decked up misses its date with Modi

Janakpur was decked up - but the date was not arriving. Modi, the Indian government officially announced on Sunday, would not travel to any place outside Kathmandu during his visit to Nepal for the Saarc summit.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to perform at Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is all set to perform at the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize Concert, which will take place on December 11 to honour laureates Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai  for their work to promote children's rights.

Smoke, dirt needed to sell reality: Dibakar Banerjee on Byomkesh Bakshy

Asked about choosing Sushant Singh Rajput as the lead actor for the film, Banerjee described him as 'strong-willed and quiet... which makes him similar to Byomkesh'. He called Detective Byomkesh Bakshy a 'sex, romance, love and crime film'.

France: Thousands evacuated after WWII bomb found in Rennes

The 250-kilogramme (550-pound) bomb was found near the city's town hall during the building of a new metro line in the capital of the Brittany region of western France, said mayor Nathalie Appere.

Facebook 'newspaper' spells trouble for media

Facebook's move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal 'newspaper' for its billion-plus members is likely to mean more woes for the ailing news media. While newspapers cling on to their 'ancient' business model, social media organisations are making the news more personal.

Taste for travel: How about a 'food-cation' these holidays?

There is no doubt that Indians are travelling like never before, and vacations now mean much more than just spending time away from home. One trend that is getting people’s attention is foodcation.

Bollywood is just a way of making money: Emraan Hashmi

Emraan Hashmi, once known as Bollywood’s ‘serial kisser’, now considers himself an outsider in the film industry who doesn’t want to fit in; we wonder what’s changed.

MP: Seven tiger cubs spotted in Satpura reserve

Seven tiger cubs have been spotted for the first time in Satpura Tiger Reserve which comprises parts of Madhya Pradesh's Hoshnagabad, Betul and Chhindwara districts.

Hamilton, Rosberg set for F1 title duel in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton targets the 2014 Formula One world title on Sunday despite starting the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix behind pole-sitting teammate Nico Rosberg, the only man who can deny him a second championship.
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