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My 25 years as a prostitute

<b>Brenda Myers-Powell was just a child when she became a prostitute in the early 1970s. Here she describes how she was pulled into working on the streets and why, three decades later, she devoted her life to making sure other girls don't fall into the same trap. Some people will find Brenda's account</b> …

Empathy

Why I won’t be rushing to tell my cancer patients there’s a cure

News of the latest drug breakthrough is welcome – but let’s not delude ourselves about the costs and modest benefits of treatment<p>What would the world’s largest cancer conference be without the declaration of a miracle? The latest from Chicago is about new blockbuster drugs that can manipulate the …

Cancer

Japan wants a chunk of its energy to come from nuclear power by 2030

The proposal on nuclear energy, if adopted, is likely to be unpopular among a public that opinion polls show has been consistently opposed to atomic energy since three meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi plant north of Tokyo in 2011.<p>It will, however, mark a shift away from nuclear power, which …

China shocks world by genetically engineering human embryos

Critics warned that China was becoming the ‘Wild West’ of genetic research<p>China has been ordered to ‘rein in’ scientists who have edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time, a practice banned in Europe.<p>In a world’s first, researchers at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou confirmed they …

Genetics

Why India’s e-commerce boom will look nothing like China’s

China’s e-commerce growth trajectory is often compared to India’s, based on one single factor: Internet penetration.<p>As things stand, the current level of internet penetration in India is the same as China’s in 2007. And, in the next five years, the number of Indians with internet access is …

India

For Mahira Khan, a Pre-Raees Photoshoot Before Leaving Pakistan For Mumbai

Pakistani actress Mahira Khan is all set to make her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan. The actress is currently shooting for the film in …

OnePlus Opens Sales Of Its ‘One’ Smartphone To All, Confirms Next Phone Due Q3 2015

Rookie smartphone company OnePlus has removed the need for an invite to buy its One smartphone and announced a date for its follow-up device.<p>The $299 One — which we found to be great value for money — launched a year ago but, until today, customers needed an invite in order to buy it. (Aside for …

Flipkart will shut down website within a year; Myntra to be app-only from 1 May

Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart will shut down its website within a year whereas its fashion retail website Myntra will become app-only entity from …

eCommerce

OnePlus 2 on track for Q3 launch, but you will need an invite to buy

OnePlus today announced that you won’t need an invite to buy the One anymore. While many will be pleased to see the last of the invite system, this …

Chrome's push notifications reach your Android phone

Chrome's website push notifications are no longer confined to your desktop -- they now surface on your phone, too. Grab Chrome 42 for Android and you can opt into alerts from websites that show up no matter what you're doing. You won't have to worry about missing out on breaking news, even if your …

China, Pakistan launch economic corridor plan worth $46 billion

<b>Islamabad:</b> China and Pakistan launched a plan on Monday for energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan worth $46 billion, linking their economies …

HSBC chairman warns Britain's biggest bank could leave for Asia as taxes bite

Douglas Flint, the chairman of the UK's largest lender, has said that HSBC could soon consider a move away from its London base<p>Britain's biggest bank could leave London amid concerns from investors that regulators are pushing the sector too hard, the lender’s chairman has warned.<p>Responding to an …

What’s in a name: India’s e-visa is actually a smart programme

Last week, the Indian government changed the name of its new tourist visa scheme to e-tourist visa—roughly four-and-a-half months after it was launched on Nov. 27, 2014.<p>The earlier name—tourist visa on arrival enabled by electronic travel authorisation (ETA)—had set tongues wagging as it was …

India

Police asked him to run, then shot him as he fled, says Cousin of killed teen in Kashmir

<b>Narbal:</b> As the body of 17-year-old Suhail Ahmed Sofi was being carried through the narrow lanes of Bazar Mohalla in Narbal area, angry mourners …

India

China's Xi Jinping agrees $46bn superhighway to Pakistan

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1161000/1161232_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526725940_4c4514971a30793549a2785540c1c64b<p><b>China's President Xi Jinping has signed agreements with Pakistan promising investment of $46bn (£30.7bn).</b><p>The focus of spending is on building a …

China

India’s first smart city takes shape in GIFT

<b>Gandhinagar:</b> India’s push to accommodate a booming urban population and attract investment rests in large part with dozens of “smart” cities like the …

Microsoft to release ‘Universal’ set of Office application for Windows 10 smartphones

Microsoft has announced that it will release a set of Office applications by the end of April which it says is “Universal” for smartphones running …

BitTorrent: the comic book shop of the future?

The file-sharing firm best known for making piracy possible is now doing deals not only with film and TV companies but with graphic novel publishers too<p>BitTorrent is a much-cited and much-maligned format. Most people associate it with piracy, because, to be completely honest, that is mostly what it …

Comic Books

AIIMS doctor commits suicide; Facebook post blames ‘torture by gay husband’

A 31-year-old doctor at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) allegedly committed suicide by slashing her wrist at a hotel room in …

Crime

Return to a lost paradise?

The debate over the moves by the Central and the Jammu and Kashmir governments to <b>>resettle Kashmiri Pandits</b> in Kashmir is one that will only bring …

Worse than war

This year’s UN report on sexual violence in conflict documents the horror and suggests early warning systems.<p>Written by |<p>An adolescent girl is …

Africa

Why Pakistan is becoming China's 23rd province

OPEN TO OPINION<p>It would not be possible for Islamabad to wage its proxy war against India but for Beijing's military backing and support.<p>POLITICS<p>| …

IMF sounds a warning note to Indian banks

<b>New Delhi:</b> Indian banks have the least capacity, after Russian ones, among lenders in emerging markets to absorb losses—a fact that could destabilize …

A new crisis is brewing between two nuclear-armed neighbors

The Great Debate<p>« Previous Post<p>150 years after the assassination, when will we recover from Lincoln’s death?<p>Next Post »<p>General: School lunches are U.S. national-security issue<p>11 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a …

Beer

Get Ready: Laser Weapons Are Almost Here

The development of small, cheap lasers means that the era of real-life ray guns may be finally at hand.<p>May 1977 saw the premiere of an epic tale in …

Facebook’s Timehop Clone “On This Day” Shows You Your Posts From Years Ago

Facebook’s experimented with ways to surface old Memories since 2010. But after seeing Timehop hit 6 million daily users on mobile, Facebook is officially launching a competing nostalgia feature called “On This Day.” It shows users their Facebook posts from the current date in past years, like …

Apple could take location tracking to the next level

You’re driving home late one night with your friend following. You lose him at a red light and, realizing he doesn’t have your address, need to tell him where to go.<p>You ask Siri to share your route with your friend, and voila, he’s able to follow your location as you drive with the Maps app.<p>Such is …