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Major drop in number of Indian doctors coming to UK

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For the first time in recent decades, the number of Indian doctors coming to Britain has shown a major decline, mainly due to a growing private health sector in India, immigration restrictions and perceptions of unfair treatment at work in the National Health Service.

Pak army wants Hamid Mir's TV channel closed

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Pakistan's defence ministry has asked for the country's top-rating television channel to be shut down after it broadcast allegations blaming an intelligence agency for shooting a leading journalist, officials said Wednesday.

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Pro-Kiev activists drowned out by separatists in Ukraine's east

Ukraine, pro-Russian
The pro-Kiev protesters blame a campaign of intimidation for keeping like-minded people off the streets. They say many of them have received multiple threats on the phone.

Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

 graffiti on a wall near Tahrir square
A senior Egyptian police officer was killed after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb on Wednesday while another officer died in a raid on a militant hideout in the country's second-largest city, officials said.

Obama dreams of sushi on first night in Tokyo

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US President Barack Obama will reportedly dine at a tiny Tokyo sushi restaurant on Wednesday -- a place with three coveted Michelin stars but only a handful of seats -- ruled by its redoubtable 88-year-old owner, Jiro.

TV journalist shot dead in Pakistan

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A local TV journalist was today shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Mianwali district of Pakistan's Punjab province.

US judge's order on CIA secret prisons released

Naval Base Guantanamo Bay
The US government must turn over information on secret CIA interrogation centers connected to the trial of the alleged mastermind of the 2000 USS Cole bombing, a military judge said in an order released in full on Tuesday.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

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A 37-year-old British nurse recounted Tuesday her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

NYPD all caught up, Twitter campaign backfires badly

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New York police on Tuesday were eating extra helpings of humble pie after asking people to post images of themselves and NYPD officers on Twitter -- only to face a deluge of pictures of alleged police brutality.

Fireworks mark William Shakespeare's 450th birthday

William Shakespeare
An elaborate party has been planned at Stratford-upon-Avon to celebrate the 450th birthday on Wednesday of William Shakespeare, who has been identified in a survey in India and other countries as Britain's greatest cultural icon.

Nepal moves to ease tension among Sherpas after Everest disaster

Mount Everest
Nepal's government decided on Wednesday to send a delegation of officials to the base camp of Mount Everest to cool anger among Sherpas over its response to last week's deadly ice avalanche in which at least 13 guides were killed.

Death toll in S Korea ferry disaster reaches 150

Ferry capsizes off South Korea coast
The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims.

Indian-American doc arrested for patients' death

drugs raided

An Indian-American doctor in New Mexico has been arrested following his indictment by a federal grand jury alleging unlawfully dispensing of prescription drugs resulting in the deaths of two patients, and health care fraud.

MH370 hunt: More powerful equipment to be used

ADV Ocean Shield

The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will likely soon deploy more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper as the current search of the most likely crash site in the Indian Ocean has failed to yield any clues, Australia's defence minister said Wednesday.

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