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The old, tested power games

On 2nd November, a group of us visited Bawana in north west Delhi to observe the proceedings of the mahapanchayat held there. The embers of the …

India

Aide to Islamic State's Baghdadi killed near Falluja: Iraqi TV

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An aide to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in an air strike near the city of Falluja, Iraqi state television reported on Monday.<p>State television identified the man as Abu Huthaifa al-Yamani. It did not say when the strike took place or give further …

Minor Explosion Outside National Investigation Agency's Office in Kolkata

<b>Kolkata:</b> A minor explosion took place on Monday evening near the boundary wall of the Central Reserve Police Force or CRPF complex in Kolkata, where …

Suicide bomber kills 47 at Nigeria school

At least 47 people, most of them students, have been killed after an explosion ripped through a secondary school in northeast Nigeria, as students gathered for morning assembly before classes began.<p>Police said a suicide bomber disguised in a school uniform carried out the attack at the Government …

Pittsburgh restaurant receives death threats in 'anti-Israel messages' furore

A Pittsburgh restaurant which caused a stir by printing what critics called “anti-Israel messages” on its food wrappers has closed after receiving death threats.<p>According to its mission statement Conflict Kitchen, in the collegiate Oakland neighbourhood, “only serves cuisine from countries with …

Recent ideas from machine learning used to formalize the mechanisms underlying memory formation and modification

How the brain decides when to modify old memories and when to carve new memories is revealed in a study published in <i>PLOS Computational Biology.</i><p>MIT …

Xbox One update arrives with customization and Twitter tie-ins

Have you been eager to customize your Xbox One profile, or share your gaming escapades on Twitter? Now's your chance. Microsoft has started rolling out its promised November update for its latest console, and it includes a ton of updates that let you both personalize your system and keep tabs on …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Update 'Coming Soon'

Status of dedicated server support still unknown.<p>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will receive an update soon that will introduce a number of polish …

Messi scores and lifts Argentina 2-1 over Bosnia

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It took Lionel Messi just over an hour in Argentina's World Cup opener against Bosnia-Herzegovina to show why so many fans …

Germany vs. Portugal, 2014 World Cup: A primer for new fans

This game sees two late arrivals everybody's desperate to see: one of the best teams in the world, and the best player in the world finally make their entrance in the 2014 World Cup.<p>Germany are probably the last real giant of the tournament to wake from their slumber and get in on the action, so …

Messi, Seferovic, Benzema Rule: In Pictures

Rio After Dark: A Photo Gallery

Cristiano Ronaldo: How Germany can stop Portugal star in World Cup 2014 opener

Germany must stifle the supply line and double up on Cristiano Ronaldo if they are to nullify his talents in the World Cup Group G game on Monday<p>Inevitably enough, much of the talk beforehand has centred around <b>Germany</b>’s plans to stifle Cristiano Ronaldo. Stop him, after all, and you go an awfully …

Lionel Messi Is Here to Stay

Messi has validated his name in the World Cup. He drew up a fantastic goal in his classic Barcelona style.<p>Lionel Messi Is Here to Stay<p>06/15/2014<p>Messi has validated his name in the World Cup. He drew up a fantastic goal in his classic Barcelona style. The team struggled but fitted together in this …

Soccer

Ronaldo returns to Lisbon for showdown

Portugal’s most famous son has just come home. Cristiano Ronaldo is in Lisbon for Real Madrid’s Champions League final game against Atletico Madrid.<p>Ronaldo was paid the equivalent of 12 dollars a game as a ball boy at the Sporting Lisbon stadium, before joining the club's academy as an …

Apple, Google, others agree to $324.5 million settlement in wage case

The dollar amount is now on the record. Apple, Google and other tech giants accused of artificially suppressing wages by conspiring not to poach each other's talent have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by their employees for $324.5 million.<p>The approximate dollar amount, stipulated in settlement …

Silicon Valley

New Google tablet said to have advanced 3D imaging

Google has a new tablet in the works that incorporates advanced vision capabilities that can capture more precise three-dimensional images of objects, the Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday.<p>Sporting a 7-inch display, the tablet will come equipped with two rear-facing cameras, infrared depth …

LG offers first official glimpse of the upcoming G3

LG's G3 launch event is almost upon us, and the hype train is continuing to build momentum courtesy of a new, official teaser site. The highlight of this single page is three short clips that focus on what'll undoubtedly be some of the G3's biggest selling points. Yesterday, LG showed of its …

This is a GIF of a Vine of a Video of a Flipbook of a GIF of a Video of a Roller Coaster | Colossal

<p>Could this be the most meta thing on the entire internet? Just so we’re clear, the title isn’t a typo. This really is a GIF of a Vine of a video of …

Rajasthan Royals vs. Mumbai Indians, IPL 7: Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report

The Mumbai Indians kept their wafer-thin hopes of defending their Indian Premier League crown alive with a comprehensive 25-run win over the Rajasthan Royals in Ahmedabad.<p>Batting first, the Indians posted 178-3 in their 20 overs, buoyed by a confident opening stand between Mike Hussey and Lendl …

Hyderabad vs. Bangalore IPL 2014: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore have both delivered disappointing campaigns so far, but a late run of results could still see either side sneak into fourth and qualify for the IPL semi-finals.<p>Thus, with just three games remaining for each squad, this clash has become a must-win …

Kolkata vs. Bangalore, IPL 2014: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

It's do or die time in the Indian Premier League for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. They take on Kolkata Knight Riders as both teams go in search of a win in order to try and make the play-off places.<p><b>Venue:</b> Eden Gardens, Kolkata<p><b>Date:</b> Thursday, May 22<p><b>Time:</b> 11:30 p.m. BST, 4 p.m. local time<p><b>Live on:</b> …

Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Chennai, IPL 2014: Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report

Kolkata Knight Riders enjoyed a comfortable eight-wicket victory against Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday to bring up their fifth straight win in the 2014 Indian Premier League.<p>Kolkata are now just four points behind leaders Kings XI Punjab, who have a game in hand, and two behind the Super Kings—who …

Punjab vs. Mumbai, IPL 2014: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

It's make or break time for defending Champions Mumbai Indians against the Glenn Maxwell-powered table-toppers Kings XI Punjab.<p><b>Venue:</b> Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali<p><b>Date:</b> Wednesday, May 21<p><b>Time:</b> 3:30 p.m. BST, 8 p.m. local time<p><b>Live on:</b> Sony Six, Star Sports HD, Star Sports 1 (India), ITV4 …

Has Chris Gayle Ruined Royal Challengers Bangalore's IPL 7 Campaign?

Chris Gayle has made a pretty good career of being really good at Twenty20 cricket.<p>He has stunned and amazed crowds all over the world in a number of different leagues. He has the reputation of being one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket.<p>Or should that rather be that he <i>had</i> that …

IPL 2014: Highest and Lowest Team Scores, Player of the Tournament Contenders

With the IPL 2014 having moved on to India, teams will be starting to cast their eye towards the knockout phases.<p>The standard of cricket has been enthrallingly high in this year's competition, as the eight sides have jostled for supremacy atop the the IPL standings. And in cricket, when …