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India remains the biggest buyer of arms in the world, importing nearly three times as many weapons as its nearest competitors China and Pakistan over the last five years, a Swedish think tank said. The total volume of arms sales was up 14 percent in 2009-13 compared to the previous five years, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Indian imports of major weapons rose by 111 percent in the last five years compared to 2004–08. Its share of total global arms imports increased from 7 to 14 percent, SIPRI said.
The Paralympic flame was extinguished in Sunday night's closing ceremony in Sochi, Russia, just as voting ended in a referendum on whether neighboring Crimea should split off from Ukraine and seek annexation by Russia. Although Ukraine backed off from boycotting the Paralympics, the crisis afflicting their homeland remained on the minds of athletes competing in Russia. In protest, Ukrainian parathletes covered their medals during podium ceremonies.
Indian Wells (United States) (AFP) - World number two Novak Djokovic rallied to beat Roger Federer in a three-set thriller to win the Indian Wells ATP Masters title for the third time. Djokovic on Sunday defeated Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) to add another title to those he captured in the California desert in 2008 and 2011. Having gained an early break for a 2-1 lead in the third, Djokovic served for the match at 5-4 but was broken. From there they went to a tiebreaker that Djokovic dominated.