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Curfew in Ahmedabad as caste protests turn violent

India has deployed paramilitary forces and imposed a curfew in Ahmedabad, the largest city in Gujarat state, after violence broke out at a protest led by a powerful caste to demand more government jobs and college places.<p>The Gujarat state government imposed a curfew in parts of Ahmedabad and four …


Airbnb starts collecting tourist tax in Paris, its most popular destination

Airbnb has announced that it will begin collecting tourist tax in Paris on behalf of its hosts. The tax will appear on customers' bills as a €0.83 ($0.96) charge per person per night under the category "meublés touristiques non classés." It's previously been the responsibility of individuals …

What Is A Red Sprite?

Ghost? Alien? Carbonated beverage?<p>Two mysterious red hazes hovered over Earth on August 10. Astronauts onboard the International Space Station snapped a picture of the first one as it passed over the Midwest--either Illinois or Missouri. And yesterday NASA's Earth Observatory announced that a …