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LAST_UPDATEThu, 02 Oct 2014 7am

Microsoft To Tap USD2-Trillion Indian Cloud Market

Pic: www.recruiter.comNEW DELHI: Microsoft announced plans today to offer its commercial cloud services from Indian data centres as it seeks to tap what it calls a $2-trillion market in the country where Internet use is growing rapidly.

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New S'pore Interpol Complex To Boost Fight Against Cyber Crime

Pic: missingpersonsnews.comSINGAPORE: A new Interpol centre to be opened in Singapore next year will strengthen global efforts to fight increasingly tech-savvy international criminals, officials said Tuesday.

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Susilo In Rush To Save Direct Elections… And His Legacy

Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, September 24, 2014. — Reuters picJAKARTA: Indonesia’s outgoing president returned home early today, cutting short an overseas farewell tour to try and overturn legislation ending direct elections for local leaders.

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Gay Couple Flees Azerbaijan After Death Threats

Pic: www.aei-ideas.orgBAKU: A gay couple fled Azerbaijan after reports of their engagement sparked abuse and death threats in the tightly-controlled ex-Soviet country, one of the men said today.

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Nepal Football Chief Accused Of Embezzlement

Pic: en.wikipedia.orgKATMANDU: Nepal’s powerful parliamentary committee accused the long-time chief of the national football association of embezzling millions and ordered government agencies to investigate, file a case in court, and suspend him.

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Viagra Ads Target Women For 1st Time

Pic: envirotech.edu.auTRENTON: The maker of the world’s top-selling erectile dysfunction drug today will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial in America that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.

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France Declares ‘Natural Disaster’ In Flood-Hit Southern Towns

Pic: AFPPARIS:  France today declared a state of natural disaster in about 60 southern towns hit by torrential downpours, which also left the Mediterranean city of Montpellier under water.

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The Last Supper: Man Kicks Diner To Death Over A Chair, Then Orders A Bowl Of Noodles

A Japanese man allegedly kicked a fellow diner to death in a fight over seats in a noodle bar and then calmly returned to his food as the other man lay dying. — AFP pic TOKYO: A Japanese man who allegedly kicked a fellow diner to death in a fight over seats in a noodle bar calmly returned to his food as the other man lay dying, media reported today.

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Forensic Evidence Links 2 Missing Person Cases

Pic: www.sciencephoto.comRICHMOND: They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus.

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US, Afghanistan Poised To Sign Long-Delayed Security Pact

In his inauguration speech, Afghanistan‘s new President Ashraf Ghani called for the Taliban to join peace talks after 13 years of war. — Reuters picKABUL: Afghanistan will today sign a long-delayed security deal to allow some US troops to stay in the country next year, signalling that newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani intends to repair frayed ties with Washington.

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