India: Political Pulse & Road to Reforms
SYDNEY - There's been no place like home for Australia and New Zealand on their respective paths to the World Cup final but just one of the co-hosts will enjoy that particular advantage when they meet in Sunday's title decider.
MUMBAI - India's notoriously volatile fans showed rare maturity in accepting the end of their team's reign as world champions after Thursday's semi-final defeat against co-hosts Australia in Sydney.
MELBOURNE - Australia's trip to a seventh World Cup final on Sunday may seem standard fare for a nation that has already won cricket's ultimate prize four times, but the achievement marks a stunning turnaround from the depths of two years ago.
REUTERS - Penpix of the Australia squad that will play the cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
WELLINGTON - The trans-Tasman rivalry between New Zealand and Australia is most clearly displayed in the sporting arena, though there are other reasons why the neighbours have a fierce competitive relationship.
Rahul Gandhi's New Innings
Scalded by spontaneous anti-rape and corruption protests near the seat of government in Delhi, India's ageing leaders are scrambling to win over an angry and influential young urban population ahead of elections due to be held by early next year. Full Article
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