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British royal succession laws changed

PERTH: Heralding an end to over 300 years of English Constitutional tradition, Commonwealth nations Friday approved changes to the rules of succession, which passed the Crown to the oldest male heir, to allow first-born daughters to inherit the British throne.

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Rajat Gupta freed on $10-mn bail

NEW YORK:  Mr Rajat Gupta, an iconic figure in US corporate sector who was arrested on charges of passing insider information to his friend Raj Rajaratnam, was released on Thursday on bail on a US $10-million bond after he pleaded not guilty to offences that could keep him in jail for life.

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