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India: 11 women die, 62 more hospitalized after being paid to be sterilized

At least 11 women have died and 62 were hospitalized after undergoing sterilization surgery at a government-run mobile health clinic in India, authorities said.<p>Those killed and injured were among more than 80 women who had come to a "camp" for sterilization surgery in Bilaspur district in the …

5 Ways The Amazon Echo Could Become An Essential Part Of Your Life

Don’t dismiss Amazon’s new Siri-in-a-can just yet. One day, ambient computers just like it will be as common as toasters. Here’s why.<p>Last week, Amazon unveiled the Echo, a strange robot speaker that works something like Siri in a can. You can tell it to play music, set alarms, look up answers to …

Smart Homes

25 Breathtaking Night Sky Photos Around The World

From the milky way galaxy in France to the Northern Lights in Norway, these 25 spectacular shots of the night sky around the world remind us of the …

Water

Microsoft's first Lumia defines Windows Phone's future

No more Nokia<p>Microsoft’s first Lumia device is being officially unveiled as the Lumia 535 today, a low-cost smartphone that underlines exactly where the company is heading with Windows Phone. Microsoft’s Lumia 535 isn’t all that different from the Nokia devices that have come before it, but it’s …

Jennifer Lawrence Laughs Off a Wardrobe Malfunction

When we think about it, we're really surprised that we made it <i>nearly</i> two whole days into the <i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1</i> press tour without some kind of red carpet flub from flubster extraordinaire Jennifer Lawrence—she is, after all, known for tripping, dinosaur-stepping, falling up stairs, …

From slaves to the sidewalk: Bill Cosby's African art collection – in pictures

The standup comedian and sitcom star has amassed a remarkable collection of African art, from Senegalese sculpture to Ghanaian collage and South African street photography. It goes on show in the exhibition Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue, held at the National …

Right to be forgotten poses more questions than answers

Google’s advisory council held its final meeting last week on the European court of justice’s privacy ruling. One of the council members gives his thoughts on the issues raised<p>Some expected a grand finale, a denouement in which the problems raised by the ruling of the European court of justice …

Five reasons Mark Zuckerberg's grey T-shirts are more 'fashion' than he thinks

The Facebook boss has defended wearing almost identical T-shirts every day on the grounds that he refuses to ‘spend any of my energy on things that are silly or frivolous’. If only it were that simple …<p>• How to be successful: dress like Mark Zuckerberg<p><b>1</b> High-minded disdain for the silly and …

Calvin Klein ads featuring 'plus size' model Myla Dalbesio ignite online debate

The US size-10 model appears in the brand’s current underwear campaign. But her classification as ‘plus-sized’ has awoken the Twitter beast<p>When Myla Dalbesio heard she had been booked for Calvin Klein’s new underwear campaign, she cried. “It was such a surreal moment,” the 27-year-old model said of …

31 Undeniably Fantastic Photography Links of the Week

The photography universe continues to expand at an astounding rate with great new artists joining the established ones to create and deliver great …

Landscape Photography

Half a billion people now use the Facebook Messenger app

Facebook Messenger, the social networking giant’s standalone messaging app, has reached 500 million monthly users, up from 200 million in April.<p>The …

Cambridge Analytica

Keira Knightley Recalls Her First Trip to Los Angeles and Disneyland

All right, Keira Knightley may just have the best first-time-visiting-Los-Angeles-story ever. The <i>Laggies</i> star stopped by <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live!</i> on Monday …