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Death in the city: How a lack of vultures threatens Mumbai's 'Towers of Silence'

In exclusive Malabar Hill, the city’s dwindling Parsi community continues with the Zoroastrian tradition of disposing of dead bodies by exposing them to scavenger birds. How much longer can this 3,000-year-old tradition survive?<p>The price of homes on Mumbai’s swanky Malabar Hill would make Manhattan …

India

Sunanda Pushkar murder case: Shashi Tharoor likely to be questioned by Delhi Police

Sunanda Pushkar, 52, was found dead in mysterious circumstances in a luxury hotel here Jan 17, 2014.<p>By: | New Delhi |<p>As the probe into the mysterious …

India

Poll: Obama's Approval Rating Up Among Latinos

President Barack Obama’s approval rating with Latinos has jumped 10 points since he announced a new policy of deportation relief for millions of undocumented immigrants, a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal / Telemundo poll shows.<p>The new survey of 250 Latino adults shows that 57 percent now say they …

Barack Obama

Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics …

At Least 594 LGBT People Were Murdered In The Americas In A 15-Month Period

Four were killed by decapitation, according to a new report.<p>A report released Wednesday identified 594 people believed to be LGBT were murdered between the beginning of 2013 and the end of March, 2014. The victims include four who were decapitated.<p>The count was compiled by the Inter-American …

Brazil

Ex-US marine starts hunger strike in Iran

Amir Hekmati, a former US marine imprisoned in Iran, has started a hunger strike, his family said, after sending a letter to US President Barack Obama asking not to forget him.<p>Hekmati told his family about the hunger strike on Tuesday after dictating his letter over the phone to his sister, Sarah …

British police are going Robocop

British bobbies may soon be ditching caps and tunics for a striking new digital look.<p>At a presentation earlier this year pitching the Home Office’s new Security Innovation and Demonstration Centre (SIDC), Rob Coleman, director of the Center for Applied Science and Technology, unveiled a new vision …

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UK came 'within days' of Sydney-style terror attack - top policeman

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain thwarted a Sydney-style ‘lone wolf’ attack just days before it was due to happen, London’s top policeman said on Wednesday, saying his force had foiled five terror plots in the last four months alone.<p>Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service Bernard Hogan-Howe …

Chinese passenger opens plane door for fresh air

A Chinese airline passenger pulled open an emergency exit as his plane was about to take off because he “just wanted fresh air”, Chinese media have reported.<p>The man had not realised that opening the door was dangerous, staff members said.<p>The safety scare on Sunday came days after a passenger on …

5 Reasons That 2014 Was Actually An Awesome Year In The Game Industry

This week the virtual pages of the gaming press are rife with negativity, denouncing the industry at large for an embarrassing, critically subpar, or culturally tone-deaf year. Those observations aren’t unjustified, but there are two sides to every story. And <i>this</i> side is all about shining a bright, …

BMW is developing a car that can be parked via smartwatch

BMW is developing a remote-control valet parking system for cars that can be operated by a smartwatch.<p>The sensor-filled BMW i3 car, which will be on …

How to use your dSLR as a PC webcam

Here's an easy way to turn your dSLR into a DIY webcam for PC.<p>Maybe your webcam is broken. Or maybe, you just want to try something fun with your dSLR. Here's how to turn your dSLR into a webcam for PC.<p>First, you will need to check that your camera is compatible with the software for this tutorial. …

Cameras

Apple May Be in Trouble Over iPhone Sales Tactics in Canada

Apple is being investigated in Canada to ascertain whether the company used its influence over the market to promote the sale of iPhones in the country, reports Reuters.<p>The Federal Court of Canada has agreed to order Apple to hand over documents to the Competition Bureau, which said that Apple may …

BlackBerry officially launches the Classic, a smartphone for yesterday

A full QWERTY keyboard and physical navigation keys round out the Classic's throwback design<p>BlackBerry today announced the BlackBerry Classic, making official the smartphone that CEO John Chen has teased for the better part of a year. The Classic has a throwback look, as its name alludes, with a …

Everything you need to know about the recent Snapchat leaks

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Yuko Honda<p>It has been a dramatic 24 hours for Snapchat, which had some internal emails leaked last night via …