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Batman v Superman: Zack Snyder explains controversial ending

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sets global box-office records, grossing $166m in North America and marking Warner Bros’ biggest three-day haul in China<p><b>Warning: this article contains spoilers.</b><p>Zack Snyder says he sidelined Superman at the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice because he …

Box Office

Obama urges world leaders to hold course against ISIL

<b>New York -</b> US President Barack Obama has urged members of a US-led coalition to hold course in its fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) against a backdrop of growing Russian military deployments to bolster Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government.<p>Obama said the US-led …

David Cameron told to 'personally atone' over slavery links as reparations row mars Jamaican visit

Prime Minister faces call to publicly apologise for Britain's role in slavery as opposition MPs threaten boycott if he fails to mention compensation<p>David Cameron faced calls to “personally atone” for his family’s historic ties to slavery as his first day visiting Jamaica was overshadowed by a row …

Being stereotyped makes you more likely to act badly

Most people intuitively know that pervasive negative stereotypes are tough to deal with. Now, researchers at Stanford University have found another, particularly disturbing effect of subtle stereotypes. A series of five studies showed that people are more likely to lie, cheat, steal, or endorse …

Psychology

Ditch Work/Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part I

<b>Part I: Your Blissful Stew</b><p>Work/life balance is a nice idea.<p>It's that ever-elusive dream that we can achieve that perfect mix of professional, personal and parenting activities, all executed with drive and grace.<p>The problem? It's impossible to achieve. The work/life reality has changed.<p>While …

12 destinations where you can stay in a 5-star hotel for less than $200 a night

Our friends at Hotels.com curated a list of major destinations around the world where visitors can stay at a five-star hotel for under $200 per night.<p>The bulk of the cities are in Europe, with a few in Asia.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you can treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Hidden histories: Madras, over a cup of tea

Twinings of London is a well-known brand of tea, now available all over India. The company was founded by Thomas Twining in 1706, and then remained …

India

Pirates of the Bay of Bengal

<b>Hem Nagar, India -</b> A gloomy sky pregnant with rain clouds hung heavy over the placid waters of Raimangal River, mirroring the mood of the villagers.<p>A group of boatmen in loincloths was busy loading provisions and fishing gear onto small, wooden, charcoal-black boats on the Hem Nagar Islands of the …