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Despite making around 2,000 movies a year, India’s film industry just doesn’t rake in enough money

Indian cinema may be churning out blockbusters that set the box office on fire but it will need many more movies such as Salman Khan-starrer <i>Sultan</i> or Akshay Kumar’s <i>Airlift</i> for the industry to make a global mark.<p>India produces the most number of movies in the world at between 1,500 to 2,000 every …

Following a Marine recruit’s death, a culture of hazing is exposed on a storied base

Minutes before Raheel Siddiqui, a Muslim Marine recruit, jumped to his death during the early phases of boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., he was hazed and struck by his drill instructor, Marine Corps officials said Thursday.<p>In addition to acknowledging Siddiqui’s abuse, the Marines also said …

Czech president: migrants should be fighting Isis, not 'invading' Europe

Milos Zeman says children, the old and sick deserve compassion but young single men fleeing Middle East should stay behind and take up arms<p>The Czech president, Milos Zeman, has called the movement of refugees into Europe “an organised invasion” and declared that young men from Syria and Iraq should …

Middle East

A Microsoft Hololens Is On Its Way To The International Space Station

Augmented reality goes to space<p><i>Updated December 7, 2015 at 12:10 p.m. to include details about the successful launch.</i><p>Fresh supplies are finally on their way to the International Space Station, after Orbital ATK's launch was scrubbed 3 times due to inclement weather. The mission got off the ground …

Space Exploration

Former Myanmar dictator backs Aung San Suu Kyi 'with all of my efforts' – report

Military leader’s grandson releases statement saying Than Shwe met the woman he kept under house arrest and told her he would support her<p>Myanmar’s former dictator sees his erstwhile foe Aung San Suu Kyi as the country’s “future leader” and has pledged to support her even though she is currently …

Cameron: we can compromise with Russia to end Syrian war

PM says splits over Assad must not be ‘altar on which Syria is slaughtered’ as it emerged that seven Isis plots had been thwarted in UK this year<p>David Cameron has said the west is prepared to compromise with Vladimir Putin, to strike a deal to end the Syrian civil war. The prime minister insisted, …

Russia

Suu Kyi's party wins historic majority in Myanmar polls

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — On the fifth anniversary of her release from house arrest, election results Friday showed that Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition …