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India Train: Fire Kills At Least 26

Early Saturday morning, an express train in India engulfed into flames near the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The Bangalore-Nanded express train was carrying 60 passengers, many who were traveling home for the holidays. Eight were injured where as 26 casualties were reported. Most of those traveling were asleep at the time of the fire. Railway official Sunanda Arun told …

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Farooq Sheikh, Bollywood Actor Dies at 65

On Saturday, the Bollywood film industry lost one of their most successful actors. Farooq Sheikh, an Indian actor and TV presenter, suffered from a heart attack on Friday while visiting his family in Dubai. According to Global News, Sheikh’s career began in the 1973 film Garm Hawa, “about the 1947 partition of the subcontinent at the end of British rule. …

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Indian Woman Miscarries Ten Babies In One Night

Late Sunday night, a 28-year-old Indian woman broke all of India’s medical records when she gave birth to ten babies at one time. Sadly, none of the babies survived. Anju Kushwaha, was sent to Sanjay Gandhi Memorial hospital in Rewa district after experiencing severe pregnancy complications. On the ride to the hospital, which was 77 miles from her home, Kushwaha …

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Bharatiya Janata Party Wins Big in India Elections

Yesterday, the ruling Congress Party in India was dealt a huge blow by losing four state elections in India. The more-liberal Congress Party, which has been the primary ruling power in India since its independence in 1947, lost handily to the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (Indian People’s Party). The BJP is an emerging conservative party, with a Hindu-nationalist, self-sufficient platform, …

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Jen Arnold of “Little Couple” Diagnosed with Cancer

39-year-old Jen Arnold, star of TLC’s “The Little Couple,” has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The news was first reported by People in an exclusive statement. “I have recently been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer and am currently undergoing treatment, including surgery and chemotherapy,” Arnold said. Arnold and husband, Bill Klein are the stars of …

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Chris Hemsworth Expecting Child No. 2

30-year old heartthrob Thor actor has some pretty exciting news. Sure, Thor 2 is doing well in theaters. But that’s not what’s got this beaming man smiling. Hemsworth and his lovely wife, Elsa Pataky are expecting their second child! It’s been what appears to be a quick romance between the acting tag team. (Hemsworth isn’t the only one lighting up …

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Educational Toys In Demand For India

The parents of children in India value their children’s education as much as any other country. Studies show the need for educational toys in India is expected to grow fifteen percent over the next five years. “In the coming days demand for educational toys will be more as the parents want more cerebral games for their children,” the director of …

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India Mars Mission Under Way, Despite Odds

India seeks to join the United States and the former Soviet Union in a singular space exploration achievement: sending an unmanned probe to Mars successfully. India’s space agency (ISRO) hopes to demonstrate their nation’s capacity to reach the orbit of the Red Planet and carry out some experiments of their own. The 300-day journey is successful less than half of …

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Slavery: A $32 bil. industry with 23.9 mil. employed

(image) We marvel at our technology, wear clothes as a means of status, indulge in our spices, and unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible not to live off the abundant 130 product types made by the hands of children and forced laborers. Right now, according to an updated report for this year by the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation, there are 29.8 million …

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India Stampede: Controversy Over Cause Lingers

Reports continue to roll out, updating available information on the Sunday stampede in India that killed at least 115 people. According to an AFP journalist, recovery operations to locate bodies have finished and police investigators are now examining the location of the tragedy. The incident was sparked at the end of the Hindu Navaratri Festival when pilgrims started across a …

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India Stampede: 115 Killed During Festival

India faces a day of mourning after 115 people–mostly women and children, according to one report–were killed on a bridge while leaving the Navaratra festival. Officials say an investigation is warranted, but the cause of the stampede appears to be a rumor that the bridge was about to collapse. “I grabbed my son and ran,” Uma Devi told Indian TV. …

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Tropical Cyclone Phailin Prompts Mass Evacuation

Tropical Cyclone Phailin is gathering in the Bay of Bengal and will soon make landfall on India’s east coast. Preparations are underway to insure that the destruction from Phailin doesn’t compare to the disastrous Cyclone 05B, also known as the Odisha Cyclone, which made landfall in the same area, causing the loss of more than 10,000 lives on October 29, …

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