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India's new budget aims to boost growth and infrastructure

Saturday, 3:55 AM

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley arrives at the Parliament House to present Union Budget for the year 2015-16, in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. The Economic Survey, an annual report on the state of Asia's third-largest economy, said Friday that India's economy will grow more than 8 percent in the upcoming financial year, which would make it the world's fastest growing economy, surpassing China. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)NEW DELHI (AP) — India's finance minister announced the government's new budget on Saturday, promising a slew of measures that attempt to balance welfare spending with high economic growth and infrastructure development, while vowing to keep a tight control on the fiscal deficit.


Prince William evokes Diana memories on Japan tsunami trip

Saturday, 3:53 AM

Britain’s Prince William, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, play with children as they visit Smile Kids Park playground in Motomiya city, Japan’s northeastern prefecture of Fukushima, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Among the highlights of William's trip, through Sunday, is a visit to the school in the northeastern region of Fukushima, where some areas have been closed off around a nuclear power plant that went into multiple meltdowns four years ago.(AP Photo/Japan Pool) JAPAN OUTKORIYAMA, Japan (AP) — Britain's Prince William is spending the latter half of his four-day stay in Japan, starting Saturday, in the country's tsunami-ravaged northeast, a visit certain to draw global attention to the stories of survival and continuing suffering in the region.


New Zealand edge past Australia, India thrash UAE at World Cup

Saturday, 3:37 AM

New Zealand's Brendon McCullum plays a shot during against Australia at Eden Park in Auckland on February 28, 2015New Zealand reached the World Cup quarter-finals with a nail-biting one-wicket win over Australia in Auckland on Saturday, while 5,500km away in Perth India destroyed the amateurs of the UAE by nine wickets. New Zealand carved out a fourth win in four games in Pool A but, in pursuit of just 152 and sitting comfortably at 78 for one, the Black Caps were crippled by sudden stage-fright as their next eight wickets fell for just 68 runs with 40,000 fans at Eden Park on the edge of their seats.


Lesotho snap poll under way six months after coup bid bid

Saturday, 3:33 AM

A resident casts her ballot for the parliamentary elections at a voting station on the outskirts of Lesotho's capital Maseru on February 28, 2015Voters in the southern African mountain kingdom of Lesotho went to the polls Saturday in a snap election, six months after an alleged coup bid plunged the country into a political crisis. Voting got underway at 0500 GMT at more than 2,000 polling stations across the landlocked nation, which is completely surrounded by South Africa. Lesotho has been mired in a political crisis since Prime Minister Thomas Thabane suspended parliament in June 2014 to avoid a motion that would have seen him ousted from power after his fragile coalition government fell apart. Thabane described the violence as a coup attempt fuelled by the opposition and fled to neighbouring South Africa.


Trail Blazers spoil Westbrook's triple double

Friday, 11:55 PM

Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City dunks the ball in the second half during the 2015 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden on February 15, 2015 in New York CityPortland (AFP) - Russell Westbrook recorded his third straight triple double but it wasn't enough to beat Portland as the Trail Blazers defeated Oklahoma City 115-112 Friday night.


Warriors bounce back to thrash Raptors

Friday, 10:36 PM

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry (L) and Los Angeles Clippers Chris Paul battle for loose ball on December 25, 2014Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry rebounded from a poor shooting performance to combine for 47 points as the Golden State Warriors whipped the Toronto Raptors 113-89 on Friday. Thompson tallied 25 points with five assists and Curry finished with 22 points with five rebounds in front of a crowd of 19,800 at the Air Canada Centre arena. Thompson and Curry carried the load Friday, joining forces to shoot 17-of-31 against the Swiss cheese Toronto defense.


Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says

Saturday, 3:34 AM

FILE - This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tsarnaev can stay in Massachusetts, a federal appeals court ruled Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said any high-profile case would receive significant media attention but that knowledge of such case "does not equate to disqualifying prejudice." (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)BOSTON (AP) — Publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled in the city where the deadly explosions occurred almost two years ago.


AccuWeather: Sunny And Cold

Saturday, 2:56 AM

AccuWeather: Sunny And ColdMeteorologist Chris Sowers says another round of cold temperatures will be followed by a wintry mix late Sunday.


HSBC not the troublemaker made out to be, rival Swiss banker says

Saturday, 3:24 AM

A HSBC logo is pictured at a Swiss branch of the bank in GenevaHSBC , in the spotlight after details emerged about how its Swiss unit allegedly helped clients dodge taxes, isn't the troublemaker it is currently depicted as, the head of a rival private bank was quoted saying on Saturday. "HSBC has been described as the troublemaker in class, and it is not," Carlos Esteve, founder and CEO of Geneva-based Heritage, said in an interview with Swiss daily Le Temps. "HSBC was among the first to take steps to regularize its clients. Founded in 1986, Banque Heritage is part of a program brokered by the Swiss government for Swiss banks to come clean on their untaxed American clients, paying fines and cooperating with authorities in order to avoid prosecution.


Disney wants to help developers make games more interactive

Saturday, 3:14 AM

Many RPGs have more than one ending, but even then you still have limited ways to control the story or to interact with the characters. Disney Research, however, wants to make real interactive games -- ...

U.S., Liberia kick off trial of Ebola drug ZMapp

Saturday, 1:01 AM

A health worker disinfects a road in the Paynesville neighborhood of MonroviaBy Reuters Staff CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. and Liberian researchers have started a clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc's Ebola drug ZMapp, an experimental treatment that has already been tried in a handful of Ebola patients, including two U.S. missionaries. The trial, a joint effort by the Liberian government and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), will be conducted in Liberia and the United States among adults and children infected with Ebola, NIAID said on Friday.


Doctors should take lead in push to curb climate change: experts

Friday, 11:33 PM

A man walks over a bridge as smoke rises from chimneys of a thermal power plant in ShanghaiBy Kyle Plantz LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Doctors should take the lead in supporting political efforts to cut the pace of climate change and encouraging more people to see the problem as a crucial issue for public health, experts say. With the 68th World Health Assembly coming up in May in Geneva, countries are poised to adopt the world's first resolution on air pollution and health, in an effort to reduce premature deaths linked to air pollution. Studies have found that air pollution can worsen a variety of health problems, from heart disease to strokes, said Carlos Dora, coordinator of public health and the environment at the World Health Organization (WHO).