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Burnt MH 370 Wreckage Found in Mozambique Finally?

Remember the missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 aircraft that went missing since March 2014? Some burnt wreckage of an aircraft have been found in Madagascar and appears to contain “scorched black” marks suggesting possible sudden fire that might have blown up the plane mid-air. The pieces of debris possibly those under the cockpit floor of a Boeing 777 have been handed ...

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New York Nurse in famous VJ Day ‘Kiss’ Photo Dies

The nurse who was grabbed aside by a returning sailor and kissed when VJ Day parade was going on in New york on August 14, 1945, the day Japan surrendred on the other side of the Pacific, died aged 92. Despite the shock that the photo generated, it still remains iconic, memorable and controversial in the US with several positive ...

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India Expels 3 Chinese Journalists, Including One Ex-JNUite

India has expelled three journalists of the Chinese official news agency, Xinhua, by not extending their visa, which is usually done without hassles unless the host country wants to send a signal of ill-feeling. One of the three journalists include a woman who studied at JNU before joining Xinhua. The journalists are — Wu Qiang bureau head in New Delhi, ...

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California Construction Boom Nearing Bubble Burst?

California’s commercial real estate boom is growing still but the signs of certain bubble burst are already visible, said a new study by UCLA. The latest edition (PDF) of a biannual survey conducted by the UCLA Anderson Forecast and the California-based law firm Allen Matkins “provides the first indication of a topping out in office and retail markets,” said Jerry Nickelsburg, adjunct professor of economics at the ...

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Indian Diplomats Safe in Dhaka, Says MEA, IS Claims Responsibility for Attack

After the bizarre terrorist attack in Dhaka where 20 diplomats were taken hostage by apparently IS-backed attack in Dhaka, the Indian High Commission said all its officials are safe and it is monitoring the situation. A gang of 8 rmed assailants earlier entered a Spanish restaurant and have taken several foreigners, mostly diplomats, as hostages on Friday, sending shock waves ...

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UCLA Professor Recreates Medieval Legend Gillion’s Romance

The legend of Gillion, the western knight goes back to medieval history. He makes a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, becomes imprisoned in Egypt, but eventually rises to command the Sultan’s army. Married to a Christian noblewoman whom he mistakenly believes to have died, Gillion also marries a Muslim princess. The controversial situation of bigamy is resolved when he dies a hero ...

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UCLA Beefs up Security, Fails to Address Root Cause

In a typical response to campus violence that claimed the life of engineering professor William S. Klug on June 1 by his erstwhile Indian researcher on allegations of research fraud and unfair means, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block has resorted to the creation of a task force to examine the campus response to the tragedy instead of addressing the root cause ...

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Why Nehru Rejected US Nuke Offer?

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While former diplomat M.K. Rasgotra’s book revealed that India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had rejected the US President John F. Kennedy’s offer of testing US nuclear device atop a Rajasthan Hill, the inner truth is that the timing was probably not ripe then, especially with War time devastation of Japan with atom bombs still ringing fresh in the ears ...

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Queen Elizabeth Turns 90, Long Live King!

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London city kicked off celebrations on Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday and the royalty including the youngest great grand-daughter Princess Charlotte appeared on the balcony to greet royalty admirers during the Trooping The Colour parade at Buckingham Palace. While the 13-month-old great-granddaughter Charlotte – sucking on a finger – stole the show, the event goes down in memory line as Britain ...

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Indian-Origin Student Kills ULCA Professor, Ends Own Life, Why?

An Indian origin student by name Mainak Sarkar, 38, who was a former engineering student and doctoral candidate of the victim, Prof. William Klug who was reportedly developing a computer-generated virtual heart, of late. Sarkar left India after graduating from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and attended California’s Stanford University, where he did his Master of Science in Aeronautics. He ...

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Japan Parents Abandon Child in Forest, Regret Now

In a revival of ancient Japanese custom to abandon old mothers or fathers in forests or mountain-tops, modern Japanese parents have decided to punish their 7-year-old boy in a forest as punishment for his mischief — throwing stones at passing by cars in his street. Though they intended to teach him mere a lesson, it proved dearer as the boy went missing ...

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Homeless Teens Face Death Risk 10 Times More Than Others

A University of California, Berkeley, study of homeless teens living on the streets of San Francisco found that they have a 10 times higher mortality rate than their peers, mostly due to suicide and substance abuse. “This population is highly stigmatized. That stigma leads to neglect and, in turn, to increased mortality. All the deaths in this cohort were preventable,” ...

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Vanautu Earthquake: Tsunami Warning Withdrawn

Location: 14.352 °S 166.821 °E depth=35.0 km (21.7 mi) After an earthquake measuring 6.9 on Richter Scale hit the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu on Sunday, officials issued a tsunami warning but later retrieved it saying the intensity was not as large as initially estimated. Time 2016-04-03 08:23:53 (UTC) 2016-04-03 13:53:53 (IST) or 1:53 PM Nearby Cities 81km (50mi) NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu ...

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University of California, Berkeley Law School Dean Sujit Choudhry Quits

Amid sexual harassment charges, University of California at Berkeley law school dean Sujit Choudhry has resigned, while the administration said it made a mistake overseeing similar allegations in July 2015. This is second in row that a famous faculty of the school resigned over sexual scandals. Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and Provost Claude Steele said in a statement: “We must move ...

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Will Erin Andrews’ Problems End Now?

Erin Andrews was awarded $55 million by a jury over a video secretly recorded her in nude in a hotel room by a stalker and the anchor of TV show "Dancing with the Stars" wept recalling the horror she underwent since 2008. Andrews was a Fox reporter and co-host of the TV show when a stalker by name Michael David ...

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Pentagon Gives Nod to Sell ‘Bunker Buster’ Smart Bombs to Turkey

The US Defence establishment in Pentagon has approved a deal to sell $700 million worth of smart bombs to Turkey inder the Foreign Military Sales for use against Kurd rebels of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq. “The deal came timely, as we are deeply engaged in asymmetrical warfare and need smart bombs,” a Turkish military official told ...

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Obama’s Parting Gift to India? US to sell 8 F-16s to Pakistan

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Despite browbeating about the close ties India enjoys with the United States, the US, especially the Obama administration has ddecided to sell eight F-16 jets to Pakistan, despite repeated concerns from India and several US Senators about Islamabad providing safe haven to terrorists. The US Department of State on Friday informed the US Congress about its unilateral decision to sell ...

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UN Verdict: Justice for Julian Assange Finally? No Way!

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been given a clean chit by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Thursday that said he was “arbitrarily detained” in London. This may prompt Assange to venture out of the Ecuadorian embassy to be arrested by the British police. The question of deportation to Sweden where he faced “concocted” rape allegations as a ...

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