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December 9, 2012

Torres fires Chelsea to victory

LONDON: Fernando Torres scored twice as third-placed Chelsea won 3-1 at Sunderland to record their first Premier League win under interim manager Rafael Benitez on Saturday. The often-criticised Spaniard struck twice in the first half, his…

India slump in Champions Trophy semifinal

Melbourne: An injury-hit India proved no match against defending champions Australia as they lost 0-3 in a lop-sided semifinal clash on Saturday and will now have to fight it out for a bronze in the Champions Trophy hockey tournament.…

Obama seeks $60bn for Sandy repairs

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama asked Congress on Friday to approve a $60.4 billion aid package to help East Coast states rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, well short of their initial requests. Officials from storm-battered New…

Indian-origin nurse in Kate hoax found dead

London: An Indian-origin nurse who was duped into transferring a hoax call that gave away information on pregnant Kate Middleton's medical condition to Australian radio presenters was on Saturday found dead in a suspected suicide. The…

Yeddy-loyalist minister sacked, MP suspended

New Delhi/Belgaum: Ahead of the launch of B S Yeddyurappa's party, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar today cracked the whip sacking Cooperative Minister B J Puttaswamy, a loyalist of the former Chief Minister, from the cabinet. The state BJP…