Jacob Thomas

211 Added | 31 Magazines | 5 Likes | 35 Following | 8 Followers | @JacobThomas270q | Keep up with Jacob Thomas on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Jacob Thomas”

Inside Lavasa, India's first entirely private city built from scratch

Still half-built a decade after construction started, is Lavasa – India’s controversial $30bn mega-project – the brave new world for smart cities, or an expensive flop?<p>The All American Diner plays 1950s rock’n’roll through a tinny speaker, the retro booths are traditional red and the burgers are …

Republicans, defying Obama, propose tightening Syrian refugee screening

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers defied President Barack Obama on Wednesday and laid out plans to tighten screening of Syrian refugees after last week’s Paris attacks, in a political fight that challenges America’s view of itself as a refuge for downtrodden immigrants.<p>Concerned about …

North Africa

Party & Parties, Nightlife, Cocktails, Pubs&Bars

The Mar Thoma Church: Gender Equality in the Sacred Space

<b>By Jesudas M. Athyal.</b><p>This article discusses the wider implications of a major milestone in women’s participation in the Mar Thoma Church (MTC). The …

Indian-American researcher gets $500,000 Science Foundation award

Gurpreet Singh, an Indian-American assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University, has received a $500,000 …

More than 150 protesters detained

At least 150 protesters, including women, children and a prominent activist of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), were detained by the Delhi Police from the …

Congress Stunned as Former Minister Krishna Tirath Joins BJP

<b>New Delhi:</b> Former Union minister and Congress leader Krishna Tirath will formally join the BJP this evening. The Delhi veteran met BJP chief Amit …

Aliens & Mafia Susegaad Kindle Edition

Dr. Alexander Philip moved from the land of God's own country-Kerala, to the land of Sun Sand and Sex-Goa in search of job. His intolerance to …

Not anti-Islam, but anti-religion

The French satirical publication, , is an equal opportunity offender. In keeping with France’s secular intellectual tradition, no particular …

All you need to know about Maithripala Sirisena

<b>---></b> Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena (63) was Health Minister in the Rajapaksa government and senior member of the ruling Sri Lanka …

Angelina Jolie Meets Pope Francis, Screens 'Unbroken' at the Vatican

The two discussed the life of the movie's subject, Louis Zamperini<p><b>Angelina Jolie</b> had the privilege of meeting <b>Pope Francis</b> after screening her latest …

Morocco approves Exodus film, after offending sections cut

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The Ridley Scott biblical epic "Exodus," that was banned in Morocco for violating Islamic precepts, will be shown once again in this North African country after the studio agreed to remove the offending passages.<p>The Moroccan Cinematography Center issued a statement late …

Ridley Scott

UN chief says Palestine will join int'l court on April 1

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said late Tuesday that the state of Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, a high-stakes move that will enable the Palestinians to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel.<p>The Palestinians submitted the documents …

Israel
Mark Zuckerberg
India

After 15 Years Of Work, Archaeologists Make Tremendous Discovery

As archeologists have worked to expand the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem for the past 15 years, they’ve discovered what could be the site of one …

‘Did many things that Nitish could not’

<b>2014 was the year of Mr Modi and BJP in Bihar. Do you think you will be able to stop the BJP from capturing Bihar in 2015 election?</b><p>We have thought …

PM Modi puts free-market stamp on new policy panel

India

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg starts reading programme

Mark Zuckerberg wants to add a little more “book” to Facebook.<p>The >Facebook founder and CEO announced on his page recently that he has vowed to read …