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The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. The Turkish police arrested more than a dozen people it accused of being members of the Islamic State in connection with a bombing</b> in the capital on Saturday that killed at least 95 people ahead of a peace march.<p><b>2. The European Union bank is looking into whether any loans granted to Volkswagen</b> …

Salman to Deepika: Bollywood actors accomplish new tasks

Be it horse riding learning a language or sword fighting, Bollywood actors are doing intense prep for their roles.<p><b>Salman Khan</b> <br>Basking in the glory of …

India

Curiosity Finds a Very Strange Rock on Mars

The rover is currently in what's likely a dried lake bed.<p>A rock caught the eyes of the NASA Curiosity Rover team, one which shows an unusual abundance of materials that might hold fossilized organics. The rock, called the Elk bedrock, has an abundance of silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen. In …

Dale Steyn: The most complete fast bowler of this generation

Dale Steyn completed 400 wickets in Test cricket during the second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa.

Dale Steyn

It's Incredible We Knew About Cecil the Lion at All

Despite the tragic death of a beloved big cat, scientists continue to go to incredible lengths to monitor and protect the world's vulnerable big cats. Here's how they do it.<p>Cecil the lion, who met his untimely demise at the hands of an American dentist (sending the internet into a fit of rage), was …

Forget Internet.org, this startup has a net neutral way to make surfing cheaper

My mum is a prepaid smartphone user. A year ago, I introduced her to the joys of instant messaging on WhatsApp, reading <i>Tech in Asia</i> on her little …

Apps

How the 1993 blasts changed Mumbai forever

<b>India has executed Yakub Memon, the man convicted of financing the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings. Columnist Bachi Karkaria reflects on how the bombings changed India's financial and entertainment capital forever.</b><p>Two hours and 10 minutes was all it took to knock the swagger out of Mumbai, then called …

India

This is why Taj Mahal is destroyed in Pixels

Hey, the giant video game just ate up our Taj Mahal and spewed out a lot of binary code. Hollywood disaster movies usually opt for Empire state …

The artists you probably haven’t heard of

Ah summer. For those immersed in art that means group shows, blockbuster one person museum exhibitions and the sleepy aftermath of Art Basel and the Venice Biennale. Summer is also the time to discover fresh names, young spaces and a general sense of enthusiastic newness. Here are ten artists you …

Art

Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.<p>This …

European Travel

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India

Meet the Malala of Syria

Muzoon Almellehan is trying to convince parents to let their girls stay in school rather than marrying them off as child brides.<p>Fifty miles from the …

Malala Yousafzai

China, West Need To Settle Telecoms Dispute

<i>Bottom line: China and the west should sign an agreement for telecoms networking equipment trade that creates a transparent and fair playing field for fair trade while protecting national security.</i><p>A simmering national security standoff between China and the west involving telecoms networks could …

China

New HTC Smartphone Ready To Outgun Galaxy S6

HTC makes brilliant smartphones. The One M7 and M8 redefined handset design and it is no coincidence that current Apple and near future Samsung designs are heavily influenced by them. So it is with great excitement that we now have photos and hard specifications for the much anticipated One M9.<p>The …

Phones

Microsoft Finally Delivers The Windows We All Wanted

Over the last few years, Microsoft seems to have been flailing. Windows 8, while a step in the right direction for the company, was an utter mess and saw slow adoption along with poor developer uptake.<p>Windows 8 went too far, too fast; it was a user experience disaster. As users bemoaned Windows 8’s …

Steven Gerrard shows admirer Mourinho what he could have had with impressive League Cup semi-final display

Only the post denies Liverpool skipper from capping fine performance against Chelsea with a vital goal on night of what-ifs<p>Standing in the corridor of Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium last Saturday, a twinkle-eyed Jose Mourinho had revealed the full extent of his man crush on Steven Gerrard.<p>It had …

Landlords Cannot Stop Men Standing Up To Urinate, German Court Rules

Men may stand up as they urinate, a German court has ruled.<p>The case came after a landlord attempted to retain part of his tenant’s deposit for …

The Marvel Universe Is Coming to an End in May 2015

OMG!<p>The Marvel Universe as you know it will be coming to an end.<p>Today at a live press event at Midtown Comics in New York City moderated by Marvel PR …

Comics

Dropbox Buys Mobile Productivity Startup CloudOn, Gets Office In Israel In The Process

Dropbox is beefing up its team once again after it acquired mobile productivity startup CloudOn. The Israel-based startup confirmed the news — first reported by The Wall Street Journal — in a note on its website.<p>CloudOn claims to have nine million registered users of its service, which allows users …

HP announces fleet of tablets and 2-in-1 devices that get down to business

Now that tablets have matured, HP strongly believes it's time to get serious about mobility with ”business-first" mobile devices.<p>Instead of …

2015 worldwide Internet, mobile and social media trends: get into 376 pages of data

Last year we wrote about We Are Social’s huge report on everything internet, mobile and social and the company is back with an even bigger report on trends than last year.<p>In this year’s huge 376 page report, the social marketing agency details how the internet has changed in the last year in-depth. …

Public Relations

Windows 10: what Microsoft needs to get right

If there is one thing we know about Windows 10, it is that the Start menu will not be missing this time. Microsoft, which reveals more details about the latest iteration of its operating system later today, needs to get at least that right after the miscalculation of Windows 8.<p>The new operating …

Windows 10

QualityTime Tracks How Much You Use Your Android Phone

QualityTime, a new app for Android devices which launched today, hopes to make you more aware of how much time you spend on your device.<p>The app keeps track of your usage habits; everything from time spent on individual apps to the number of times your phone was accessed, to help paint a picture of …

Apps

New Galaxy S6 Leak Hints At Radical Change Of Direction

Samsung might be about to ditch Qualcomm’s processors for its upcoming Galaxy S6 smartphone, according to a report from Bloomberg.<p>Qualcomm’s new 810 chip reportedly overheated during Samsung’s tests, which cemented the Korean company’s decision to drop it from its new Galaxy S model.<p>READ: HTC Is …

Phones

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new twistSridevi Died of 'Accidental Drowning', Says Autopsy Report; Return of Remains Further Delayed<p>must watch<p>Maharashtra CM Fadnavis, Wife Sway to …

Want Facebook data analytics? Suspended Twitter account claimed to offer them

<i>Updated at 10:16am Pacific Facebook has confirmed that the @FacebookData account was not created by the company.</i><p><i>Updated at 7:04pm Pacific This story has been substantially re-written to reflect VentureBeat’s opinion that the @FacebookData account is unofficial.</i><p><i>Updated at 5:48pm Pacific This story</i> …

Social Media

Google is now a more trusted source of news than the websites it aggregates

Here is some sobering news for anyone in the journalism industry:<p>Online search engines have overtaken traditional media as the most trusted source for general news and information, according to a global survey of 27,000 people by Edelman, a public relations firm. The data will be presented to …

Media Industry