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Mexico nabs alleged planner of journalist Breach’s killing

Federal police arrested a man early Monday suspected of planning and helping carry out the March murder of Miroslava Breach, one of the highest-profile journalists slain this year amid a wave of such killings in Mexico. The National Security Commission said in a statement that the 43-year-old suspect was detained …

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Vietnam to try former oil executives in widened crackdown

Vietnam says it will put on trial nearly two dozen former senior oil executives as communist authorities widen their crackdown on corruption. Among those facing charges are Dinh La Thang, a former member of the all-powerful Communist Party Politburo and a former head of state energy giant PetroVietnam, and Trinh …

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New depth sensors to make self-driving cars more practical

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is developing new depth sensors that could be sensitive enough to make self-driving vehicles practical. The Camera Culture group at MIT’s Media Lab – that has two Indian-origin researchers Achuta Kadambi and Ramesh Raskar – has been developing innovative …

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Alastair Cook, Joe Root settle England

England got off to a solid start against Australia’s seam bowling attack as hosts clearly felt the need for their star bowler Mitchell Starc. With the absence of the left-armer, the Aussies attack looked a little bit flat and Mark Stoneman and Alastair Cook easily played off the early onslaught …

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Air pollution soars, EPCA writes to Delhi-NCR states

Air pollution soared in Delhi on Thursday prompting the Supreme Court-mandated EPCA to write to the states in the region to gear up for another round of action under the ’emergency’ category. In his letter, Bhure Lal, chairman of the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority, has also directed the …

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‘A matter of shame’: Sachin Tendulkar not allowed to speak in Rajya Sabha

As Bharat Ratna and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar rose to speak in the House, Congress members disrupted the proceedings, demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clarify on his remarks against former prime minister Manmohan Singh during the Gujarat poll campaign. The former batsmen and India’s captain had moved a Short Discussion Motion on the future …

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