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Submarine Explosion In Mumbai Leaves 18 Sailors Missing

Rescue divers are continuing efforts to find survivors of an explosion aboard an Indian submarine in Mumbai, despite the increasing odds that none of the eighteen crew members will be found alive. Near midnight Tuesday night the ship – the INS Sindhurakshak – suffered an explosion that. According to officials, the explosion appears to have damaged the forward torpedo tubes, …

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Google Gets Street View Imagery Of Charminar

Google has added Street View imagery of the Charminar in Hyderabad. The Google Maps team tweeted this morning that Street View made a “very brief stop off” to get the imagery, which you can find here. The Charminar was built in 1591 CE, and is one of the most recognized structures in India. It’s located on the east bank of …

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Principal of Poisoned Students Arrested

Kumarasami Kamaraj was a politician in India in the 1950’s and 60’s. He was the chief minister (Equivalent of a Governor in the US) for three terms from 1954 to 1963. His top priority was education. Kamaraj pioneered a system that led to huge education advances for Indian children that extended beyond his lifetime. Under his leadership, the government opened …

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Dalai Lama Birthday: Spiritual Leader Says Youth Are Key To ‘Happier Century’

The Dalai Lama celebrated his 78th birthday on Saturday. He didn’t use the event to reflect on his own past, but rather to speak about the future. During his hour long speech, the Dalai Lama called upon the youth of the world to build towards a better tomorrow. He says that it’s all up to them as it’s too late …

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Brazil, India Smartphone Markets Grow as China Eclipses U.S.

China is expected to overtake the U.S. at the top global smartphone market sometime in 2013, and some metrics show that it has already happened. Now, analysts are predicting that other emerging countries could rise to become top smartphone markets later this decade. Analyst firm ABI Research is now predicting that Russia will be rise to become the 7th-largest smartphone …

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Facebook Won’t Pull Shockingly Graphic Indian Prostitution Page [UPDATED]

UPDATE: It looks like Facebook has removed the page, as I thought they would. But it was still active for a long time, and Facebook did delay in yanking it even after various content reports. Still shows how messed-up Facebook’s content-removal system can be. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: This post is NSFW Facebook – you’re sending some seriously mixed messages here. After …

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American Woman Gang-Raped in India, Suspects Not Arrested

An American tourist was allegedly gang-raped this week in northern India, sparking more questions about the safety of women in the country. According to a Reuters report, the woman was visiting friends on Monday while staying in a guest house in Manali, a small town in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Failing to find a taxi back to …

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Vinegar Cancer Test Has The Potential To Save Thousands

A simple vinegar cancer test has helped save thousands of lives in India. Doctors presented this life-saving vinegar-based cancer test at a conference today. They say that it’s cheap enough to help prevent thousands of cancer cases in developing nations. In this particular case, it helped prevent a third of all cervical cancer cases among women in India. In developed …

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Disney Pulls Out Of “High Risk” Countries

Disney has given the order to cease production of their licensed items in what they call “high risk” countries; namely, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Venezuela, Belarus and Pakistan. Bangladesh is the first to go, with the latter four losing factories by next spring. The company’s decision comes at a time when horrific factory accidents are on the rise; last November a fire …

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Baby Sold On Facebook For Grandfather’s Drug Money

A newborn baby in India was rescued at the last minute from being sold by his own grandfather in order to fund his drug problem. 47- year old Feroz Khan has been arrested for allegedly conspiring with two hospital employees to kidnap the baby just hours after he was born; his plan was to sell the child to a Facebook …

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Samsung Won’t Let Gangnam Style Rest in Peace

Gangnam Style, as impressive as it was (in terms of sheer global reach), it pretty much over as a thing, a fad, and craze – whatever. As a culture, we’ve run it into the ground. Plus, Psy already has another song out. We’re not hating on Gangnam Style, we’re just mercifully pronouncing it dead, having lived a good life. But …

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“Human Computer” Dies: Indian Savant Was 83

A woman who was nicknamed the “human computer” for her incredible math skills has died of respiratory illness. She was 83. Shakuntala Devi became famous as a child while traveling with her father’s circus, astounding the people of India with her ability to calculate large sums in her head. Her father had discovered her talents while playing a card game …

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