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Tiny hobbit-like humans were victims of island dwarfing

Tiny ‘hobbit-like’ humans discovered in Indonesia were once normal sized but shrunk after getting trapped on an island, scientists now believe.<p>For more than a decade experts have argued over the origins of the Homo floresiensis whose remains were first found on the island of Flores in 2004, dating …

Mammoths

Islamic State video shows Assyrian temple blown up in Iraq | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents have posted a video showing a 3,000-year-old temple being blown up at the Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq, in their latest assault on some of the world’s greatest archaeological and cultural treasures.<p>The United Nations confirmed in a statement …

Mesopotamia

Gujarat riots: 24 convicted for massacre of Muslims

A court in India has convicted 24 people over the killings of 69 Muslims during religious riots in the western Indian state of Gujarat in 2002.<p>Judge PB Desai acquitted 36 others on Thursday for lack of evidence over the killings of Muslims who were sheltering in a residential complex in the city of …

India

Gujarat riots: India court convicts 24 over Gulbarg massacre

<b>A court in India has found 24 people guilty of involvement in one of the most notorious massacres during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat.</b><p>The special court acquitted 36 others in the so-called Gulbarg Society killings in Ahmedabad city.<p>Activists and riot survivors have expressed …

India

Here's how the Modi government is bridging the gulf with West Asia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s diplomatic offensives in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran, plus India’s western neighbours Pakistan and Afghanistan are unusual …

South Asia

Obama to welcome Indian Prime Minister Modi to the White House in June

President Obama will welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House on June 7, part of the administration's longstanding campaign to bolster ties between the two nations.<p>In a statement Friday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the president “looks forward to discussing …

India

ISKCON pins hopes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Krishna…

ISKCON pins hopes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Krishna temple in Moscow<br>Indiatimes.com (http://goo.gl/InVviV) Moscow, May 1 (IANS)<br>It was in the …

Modi to be fifth Indian PM to address the joint session of US Congress

<b>New Delhi:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a two-day visit to the US from 7 June during which<br>he will address a Joint Meeting of the US …

India

Tim Cook meets Narendra Modi; talks about making iPhones in India

Congratulating the Prime Minister on the recent election results, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Saturday shared Apple Inc.'s future plans for …

India

Mint examines two years of Modi government

On 26 May, the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government will complete two years in office. It has been an eventful period of …

India

PM Modi pitches for 'save water abhiyan' during upcoming monsoon

Linking the intense heatwave and drought to environmental degradation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made a strong pitch for a mass movement …

India

Modi govt at 2: What’s there to like, and dislike

Narendra Modi remains a popular Prime Minister with an approval rating of 74%, and despite what a certain section of the polity and the liberal …

India

Make in India to top Narendra Modi-Tim Cook agenda

<b>New Delhi:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to make a strong pitch for Apple Inc. to manufacture its devices in India at his meeting with the …

India

PM Modi in Iran: India commits $500 mn to develop Chabahar port and infra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Iran tour has become a historic one after the country signed as many as 12 pacts including a contract to develop the …

India

Narendra Modi continues Vajpayee’s legacy of appeasement of China

There is something seriously wrong with the way the Modi government is appeasing China. After the avoidable ignominy over the issue of repealing visa …

China

Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO scientists on launch of India's first indigenously made space shuttle

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated scientists on the successful launch of India's first indigenously made space shuttle- the Reusable …

India

Modi govt two years on: Here are five steps that will help economy take off

There is a site called lumosity.com which has cognitive games to train people improve their memory, attention span, problem solving, among other …

India

Indian space program scores a success with reusable spacecraft prototype

India's low-cost space program launched a prototype of a reusable rocket on Monday, another milestone for an ambitious program with several recent …

Seb, sabzi aur paneer: Did you know India and Iran share a strong language link?

India and Iran's friendship is as "as old as history", said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tehran on Monday, emphasising the social connections …

India

Here's a list of all the 12 pacts that India, Iran inked today

India and Iran inked 12 pacts and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) on Monday. This includes the most important agreement to develop the first …

India

Long Overdue: India's Modi Visits Iran, Signing Key Agreements, Setting Broad Agenda

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Iran for two days, on May 22 and 23, where he met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Supreme …

PM Modi meets Ali Khamenei, boosts India-Iran ties

<b>Tehran:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called on Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, signifying the strength of the unique relationship …

South Asia

PM Modi makes historic visit to Tehran: Here's a look at India-Iran relations

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Iran served as a fillip to the traditionally warm bilateral relations between the two nations. He …

India

India to boost Chabahar port project, links to Afghanistan | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pledged up to $500 million to develop the southern Iran port of Chabahar, in a move to give his country trade access to Iran, Afghanistan and central Asia.<p>Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (R) meets India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi …

South Asia

Why brutal murders dominate Kerala politics

<b>Kerala, one of India's most developed states, has witnessed a series of brutal political murders in recent years, writes BBC Hindi's Divya Arya.</b><p>Sujith PV, 26, was killed in February and his mother, Sulojana M, still remembers her son's murder in painful detail.<p>"They struck him with a pipe, broke …

India

5 Unusual Foods That Build Muscle

Does this sound like a familiar scenario? You see an article entitled "Foods to Build Muscle Fast," click through and find that the foods listed are …

Mom’s weight during pregnancy shapes baby’s health

When Elinor Sullivan was a postdoctoral fellow at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, she set out to explore the influence of food and …

8 Things Every Woman Should Know About Varicose Veins | Women's Health

2. Heredity Is the Largest Risk Factor<br>While there are many factors that can increase your chance of getting varicose veins, genetics is numero uno (thanks, Mom), explains Jeffrey G. Carr, M.D., medical director of the Vein Center of East Texas. “It is by far a genetic problem with more than 70 to …

All the space missions you should be hyped for this year

Space is the place in 2016<p>This year is filled with important test flights, as private companies like SpaceX get new orbital rockets and vehicles ready for space travel. Space tourism ventures like Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin will continue testing their sub-orbital vehicles too, which could …

6 high-tech bikes that bring cycling to a new level

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>For cyclists who want to go farther, ride faster and look cooler doing it, there are a lot of options on the market when it comes to high-end bikes. This week we're gawking over a few of the world's most technologically enhanced cycles. Some are electric hybrids; some transform for …