Rakesh Sarangthem

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Dozens missing after boat sinks off Malaysia

At least five people have died and 32 others are missing after an overloaded wooden boat carrying 97 suspected illegal Indonesian immigrants sank off Malaysia's western coast, local officials have said.<p>At least 60 people have been rescued so far, Malaysian authorities said on Wednesday.<p>The …

Iraq's al-Maliki extends overtures to rivals

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces and Sunni militants battled fiercely for control of the nation's largest oil refinery on Wednesday as Prime Minister …

Brazil: Arrests and crackdowns but anti-World Cup activists get their message across

Despite police raids on activists' homes, protesters are gaining wide audiences with their calls for change in Brazil and beyond<p>To be in Brazil for the World Cup should be every football fan's dream, but as exhilarating as it is, it's impossible for any sane supporter not to feel the competition …

Rape victims rally against Egypt's inaction on sexual violence

Rape victims and rights activists have rallied in Cairo against the escalating number of sexual attacks against women in Egypt.<p>The protest follows last week’s sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman in Tahrir Square during the inauguration of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.<p>Seven men have been …

Premier League transfers: 10 best of 2013-14 season - Telegraph

How The Rest Of The World Saw 9/11

We Remember blends the voices of international witnesses to the attacks, reinforcing that 9/11 was a global event.<p>The designers and curators of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, opening in New York City next week, were confronted with a complicated task: creating an experience simple …

Evleaks: Android Silver Is Coming In February 2015... And Don't Expect A Nexus 6 [Update]

We've been hearing about Android Silver, a leaked program between Google and manufacturers to promote quality, standardized Android hardware, for …

Icons For The Near Future, From Printable Meat To Autonomous Car Warnings

“We realized that icons are a nice way of condensing a lot of information in a very tiny space and therefore could be quite thought provoking without …

Novena, The Crowdsourced, Fully-Open Laptop, Is Shipping This Winter

Hardware magician Bunnie Huang’s Novena laptop, a completely open-source computing machine, is fully funded and will ship in January. There are 13 hours left in the crowdfunding effort, but so far the system has surpassed its goal of $100,000 and is on course to raise over $500,000.<p>The laptop …

Microsoft's Surface: What's next, what's needed?

With changes possibly set to be announced by Microsoft on Tuesday, it's a good chance to take stock of Microsoft's first full-fledged PC.<p><b>(Update: Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3 on Tuesday.)</b><p>Does Microsoft need a smaller Windows RT 8.1-based tablet?<p><b>Mini mania passed:</b> One obvious problem is …

Stop comparing Modi to Hitler—India is hardly Weimar Germany

Over the weekend, an imposing and inscrutable photo of India’s incoming prime minister, Narendra Modi, was featured on the cover of Open Magazine above the headline “Triumph of the Will.”<p>This direct reference to Leni Riefenstahl’s 1935 propaganda film, which fundamentally shaped the National …

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British-born Boko Haram 'ringleader' was 'radicalised at UK university'

Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, arrested on suspicion of carrying out bomb attacks in Nigeria, threatened to cut off hands of non-believers while living in Britain<p>A British-born "ringleader" of the Islamist group responsible for the kidnapping of hundreds of school girls in Nigeria was radicalised while …

What a Modi government might mean for freedom of speech

To a lover of democracy, the fervor surrounding the Indian election results is seductive. A record number of voters—the most in history, anywhere—have collectively pushed the frontier of Indian democracy forward but, quietly, another face of that same democracy has simultaneously regressed further …

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Are Anti-Odor Workout Clothes Safe to Wear?

<i>A:</i><p>Harvard and MIT researchers did recently publish a study that found exposure to silver nanoparticles, found in clothing, toothpaste, toys and other products, can cause substantial DNA damage. But before I get to your main question, let’s look at why that news might’ve frightened you.<p>A …