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Jet Airways launched 144 new flights. Book now!

Winning! Next week, there will be 144 Jet Airways new flights coming up to places far and wide across India, including the north-east and south …

Jet Airways

Inside an enormous abandoned airport in Berlin that’s coming back to life

BERLIN — As rents rise in many of the world’s major cities, it’s almost unheard of to find any unused space. But in the heart of Berlin sits an empty area so massive that it’s the size of an entire country.<p>Tempelhof Field was once the world’s largest airport, the same size as the principality of …

Germany

Follow-Up: Did The Computerless Computer Teacher Ever Get A Computer?

He was the computer teacher without a computer.<p>Then his story went viral — and his life (and classroom) changed.<p>On March 1, NPR published a story about Owura Kwadwo Hottish, 33, who painstakingly drew a computer screen on a chalkboard to teach his computerless middle school students in Kumasi, …

Education

The Top 10: Indian English Words

We did Yiddish Words four years ago, which prompted Alan Robertson to suggest Scottish Words last year, which I described as “the best of the …

Top 10

How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Bite the Bullet' and 15 Other Common Expressions in English

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

Alice In Wonderland

UAE's battle-hardened military expands into Africa, Mideast

The United Arab Emirates is better known for its skyscrapers and pampered luxuries, but its small size belies a quiet expansion of its battle-hardened military into Africa and elsewhere in the Middle East.<p>The seven-state federation ranks as one of Washington's most prominent Arab allies in the …

Middle East

Chicken and egg noodle soup - Recipes

1<p>Place shiitakes in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside to soak for 10 minutes. Drain, remove stalks and thinly slice, reserving …

Bok Choy

Simple text message crashes almost any iPhone

Apple makes iOS more secure with almost every update it rolls out, but there’s always a glitch somewhere that slips through the net.<p>The latest is a bug in iMessage that allows any iPhone running iOS 10 to iOS 10.1.1 to be crashed with a simple text message.<p>This may sound familiar; we’ve seen …

Text Messaging

India's Great Bank Note Switch Appears To Be Working - $30 Billion In Rs Deposited In Banks

India’s PM, Narendra Modi, surprised and even shocked many when he announced that Rs 500 and 1,000 notes would no longer be legal currency. This is some 86% of the entire cash money supply of the country. There would be a pause and obviously no little chaos as replacement notes of different design …

India

Stolen statue of beloved Istanbul cat returned

<b>A statue honouring one of Istanbul's most famous felines which went missing earlier this week has been returned after a social media outcry.</b><p>The bronze sculpture is of Tombili, a tubby cat who became the subject of countless internet memes when a photo of him reclining on the pavement went viral. …

Social Media

This Bizarre World Map Is Actually Crazily Accurate

Nothing's as you think it is.<p>We all know most maps of the world aren't entirely accurate. For starters, Africa is way bigger than it looks, and …

Maps

Hyperloop route between Dubai and Abu Dhabi revealed

Ahead of the big reveal on November 7, we’ve got a teaser of the UAE’s impressive Hyperloop plans, with a map showing a route between Dubai and Abu …

Abu Dhabi

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Why the forgotten Soviet internet was doomed from the start

Long before the World Wide Web, the Soviets tried to save the USSR with a computer network. Why did their project never make it?<p>For 12 year-old Oleg Guimaoutdinov, learning to programme a computer in Soviet Russia largely meant hitting the books. Bored by the focus on theory, many classmates soon …

Russia

Smooth Skies: Review of Turkish Airlines Business Class

Flying with Turkish Airlines has opened our eyes to a different style of travel.Lemonade, mint soda, or fruit punch? Step inside the most colorful, …

Turkish Airlines

Kolkata, my ancestors, and me

<b>Author William Dalrymple has visited the Indian city of Kolkata, where he brought back some striking photos - and connected with his Bengali roots.</b><p>"Calcutta," wrote the British colonial general Clive, "is one of the most wicked places in the Universe... Rapacious and Luxurious beyond conception."<p>In …

India

How Airbus achieved the miracle of keeping a European project flying

In many ways, the history of aircraft maker Airbus parallels that of the European Union. They’ve been going for about the same time, were created through political will, have had successes and failures, and Britain has played an important – but often reluctant – part in shaping them.<p>But it’s not …

How YouTube Is Fixing Its Most Controversial Feature

When it launched in 2007, YouTube’s copyright control system was far from perfect. But Content ID has grown smarter and more lucrative.<p>When Google bought the world’s biggest user-generated video site in 2006, the company knew it could also be be acquiring the world’s biggest legal headache. So a …

George Harrison

Hawaiian seafood caught by foreign crews confined on boats

HONOLULU (AP) — Pier 17 doesn't even show up on most Honolulu maps. Cars whiz past it on their way to Waikiki's famous white sand beaches. Yet few locals, let alone passing tourists, are aware that just behind a guarded gate, another world exists: foreign fishermen confined to American boats for …

San Francisco

16 things Europeans find strange about America

No matter how many times you've visited the States, no matter how many years you have lived there as an expat, if you're European there are some …

India tops global survey for best value flights

Online travel agency Kiwi.com has produced a ranking detailing countries of the world which offer the least and most expensive flights.<p>The research, …

Dreams of wealth, fears of problems as Guyana finds oil

Sleepy Guyana has long been one of the hemisphere's poorest places, a sparsely populated nation on South America's northern shoulder that relies heavily on exports of sugar, rice and gold.<p>But these days, there's a surge of excitement about an anticipated windfall from major oil-and-gas deposits …

Oil & Gas Industry

The 100-Year-Old Carve-Up Bleeding the Middle East Today

How two men, one British, one French, got together and drew a new map – betraying promises and inventing nations like Syria and Iraq. And left a mess …

Homeless woman proves Social Security owes her thousands

A homeless woman in Washington, D.C. proved that Social Security owed her a ton of money and on Tuesday she received a huge pay day.<p>For years, 80-year-old Wanda Witter had lived on the streets trying to persuade government officials that Social Security owed her more than $100,000. Witter had …

Homelessness

How the CFO and General Counsel Can Partner More Effectively

Commentators and researchers have focused on the crucial role of the CEO in leading effective corporate action to promote high performance, high integrity, and sound risk management. What receives far less attention is that, more and more in our increasingly complex, volatile, and fully-globalized …

Management

What the Sad End of Blackberry’s Iconic Keyboard Means for Every Wall Street Banker

<i>Kabir Sehgal</i> <i>is a former vice president at J.P. Morgan and the author of Coined: The Rich Life of Money And How It’s History Has Shaped Us. He is also</i></i> …

Wall Street

Sleepless by the strait: my haunting return to Istanbul

I love this troubled city, until it suffocates me and I have to run away<p>In my novel <i>Three Daughters of Eve</i>, a well educated housewife with kids looks at her motherland, Turkey, and thinks: ‘They are not that different. My own life and this land of unfulfilled potentials.’<p>I wrote this novel in …

India is quietly becoming a space exploration powerhouse

The shuttle traveled to an altitude of about 40 miles above Earth's surface, short of the 62-mile barrier between Earth's atmosphere and outer space, before returning to Earth and into the Bay of Bengal.<p>"In this flight, critical technologies such as autonomous navigation, guidance and control, …

Space Exploration