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Maldives detains former president in crackdown on opposition

<b>A former president of Maldives, who was in power for three decades, has been arrested at his home as a crackdown on the opposition intensifies.</b><p>Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was detained after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency, suspending parliament and sending police to the Supreme …

Guest column: Pulped by the polls | opinion

There is never a dull moment. Politics has seeped into the tiniest of pores in life that no matter how hard we try and foray to other subjects, the …

India

Gujarat elections: Jignesh Mevani given police protection, Dalit leader calls it a surveillance ploy

"Today, I have got a commando with a machine gun, though I did not ask for it. When I asked (the policeman) if it was for surveillance, he said yes …

India

Paradise Papers leak: Prominent politicians, corporates among 714 Indians listed

A vast leak of financial documents could expose the secret wealth of hundreds of rich Indians, including politicians, corporate heavyweights and …

Here's 13 Things That Make People Dislike You Immediately, According to Science

Ugh.<p>Everyone's got a story about how they thought a certain friend was mean the first time they met, but realised later that he or she is actually …

Central bankers warn of $13 trillion hole in global debt calculations

Trillions of dollars of foreign exchange derivatives may be “missing” from calculations of the amount of debt in the global economy, according to an …

Central Banks

Bill and Melinda Gates think a weaponized disease may be the biggest threat to humanity — here's how worried you should be

The biggest global risk that Melinda Gates can imagine within the next 10 years is "most definitely" a bioterrorism attack.<p>"A bioterrorist event could spread so quickly, and we are so unprepared for it," she told Vox founder Ezra Klein in an interview at South by Southwest over the weekend.<p>"Think …

Public Health