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The Quest To Uncover The Secret Lives Of Sharks

Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?<p>I'm on a small boat. A woman in a bikini stands next to me dumping gallons of blood into the sea. Beside her, a man in board shorts strings barracuda heads onto large fishhooks as crooked as a witch's …

Online Ticketing Firm Eventbrite Closes $60 Million Round

Online ticketing company Eventbrite has secured $60 million in growth funding from T. Rowe Price and Tiger Global Management, the Wall Street Journal reports, in a move that will surprise some as the firm was rather publicly heading towards an IPO.<p>The news was confirmed by co-founders Kevin and …

Taliban seize foreigners in Afghanistan

The Taliban have taken eight Turks and two Russians hostage after their civilian helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in a remote, insurgent-controlled district near the border with Pakistan.<p><b>Afghan</b> officials said all crew and passengers were believed taken by militants after the …

Afghanistan

East Coast Cities at Risk in Future Tsunamis

Burma carrying out 'policy of ethnic cleansing' against Muslims, says human rights agency

Human Rights Watch calls for an international inquiry into the violence in Burma as they release evidence that Burmese security forces organised and stood guard over Buddhist attacks on Muslim settlements before burying scores of bodies in mass graves.<p>Evidence of official involvement in the …

Quake-hit Sichuan waits for help

<b>Through the centre of Longmen village columns of soldiers march in green fatigues, shouldering shovels.</b><p>They jostle for space with military trucks and ambulances.<p>Eighteen thousand Chinese troops have been deployed to help in the aftermath of Saturday's earthquake. The rescuers have now reached …

Natural Disasters