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Moscow ‘Bypassing’ Armenia to Reach Azerbaijan, Iran and India

Perhaps the most important geopolitical development of mid-July 2016 was not the continuing conflict in the South China Sea, the failed coup in …

Russia

Indians help build Cuba hotels as foreign labor ban weakens | Reuters

REUTERS - French construction group Bouygues is employing more than 100 Indian laborers to work on a hotel it is building in Cuba, breaking a taboo in the Communist-run country on hiring foreign labor in order to meet increased tourism demand.<p>Workers from India, wearing orange clothes, leave the …

Take a trip back in time through the gun ads of the good ol days (18 PHOTOS)

Hold your breath and wish for these prices as reflected in this 1961 GUNS magazine ad.<p>An anti-tank gun for $98.50? $9.99 Mosins! Flip through an old …

The Real Reason Audi Invented That VW Diesel Cheating Device

A damning new lawsuit tracks the slippery slope that is VW's now-infamous defeat device. It wasn't created for the reason you think.<p>A new complaint filed by the New York Supreme Court has cast Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal in an all-new light. Earlier today, we reported that the …

Diesel Emissions

The Aprilia SR 150 can be yours for Rs 65,000

Don't rub your eyes in disbelief. That's not a typo. Aprilia has revealed the introductory ex-showroom, Pune price for the SR 150: Rs 65,000 only. …

This startup is taking on Airbnb and Hotel Tonight by letting you find a place to crash at the last minute

Overnight had already launched in Los Angeles, so Austin was its second citywide roll-out.<p>The launch was a success for the company, which offers users on-demand booking of short-term rentals. Think Airbnb meets Hotel Tonight.<p>Overnight's rentals were cheap — private rooms were going for $70 or $80 …

Empire, Faith & War: One website's efforts at chronicling the Sikh contribution to WWI

In Shashi Tharoor's essay for the <i>BBC,</i> on why the Indian soldiers who took part in WWI were forgotten, he writes a poignant paragraph that puts things …

The Secrets Behind Israel's Mysterious Startup Success

The challenges facing the world's largest startup incubator, and how this small country can overcome them.<p>Even as a country with less than 8 million people, Israel maintains roughly 4,000 startups today.<p>The New Jersey-sized country's venture capital per capita is 2.5 times greater than that of the …

100 theatres across India to install Dolby Atmos system in 2016

The American audio and video technology company Dolby Laboratories hopes to have its Dolby Atmos system installed in around 100 theatres this year, …

SBI says no law broken in funding cluster bomb maker

<b>New Delhi:</b> The State Bank of India (SBI) has defended financing a US cluster bomb manufacturer, saying its investments were legal, after being put in …

This startup recently had India’s first services flash sale at Re 1

An online marketplace for services BookMeIn recently had the country’s first flash sale on services from June 19th to 21st. The website was offering …

India sends 20 satellites into orbit in historic launch

India successfully launched a record 20 satellites aboard its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket late on Tuesday, marking another milestone for the country’s burgeoning space program.<p>PSLV C-34 launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 9:26 a.m. local time Wednesday (11:56 p.m. ET …

KFC India's new meal box lets you charge your phone while you eat

If there's one tech problem we face on a daily basis, it's running out of our smartphone battery all too soon.<p>KFC seems to have recognised that your …

Powerbank

Forgotten Weapons: The Folding Gun That Was a Bit Too Fancy

The Hotchkiss Universal could fold down to nearly half its operating length, but that came at a price—literally.<p>The idea of a folding gun is one that comes up every few years (most recently, in the Magpul FMG-9). It's not may not be a new idea, but more recent iterations focus on concealment where …

Armed Forces

US, India, Japan kick-off Malabar joint naval exercises in Western Pacific

The navies of India, Japan and the US are holding trilateral drills from Friday in the Western Pacific Ocean off the east coast of Okinawa, close to …

Chinese Drones Make Key Breakthrough, Firing On Command By Satellite

Dial one to a CH-4 for missile delivery<p>Chinese drones such as the CH-3 and CH-4 have become a key part of the proliferation of the technology, joining China's air force as well as being sold to a wide range of foreign partners, from Myanmar to Saudi Arabia. They have even recently used in …

Cody Wilson: the man who wants Americans to print their own 3D guns

Cody Wilson doesn’t look dangerous. There’s a slight gap between his two front teeth, a bit of an underbite. Around his middle, the beginnings of a paunch, visible through his fitted grey denim. Clutching an iPhone in one hand, a cup of strong black coffee in the other, he’s not exactly menacing – …

Guns

India's guar seed area to fall as shale gas producers' cut purchases | Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The area under guar seed production in India, the biggest producer of the tiny seed used to extract shale gas in fracturing, could drop 20 percent in the coming sowing season due to falling global oil prices.<p>A farmer makes a heap of guar to sort them at Chiloda village in Gujarat …

Uber’s Next Stop: America’s Military Bases

Veterans tell Motherboard that UberMilitary, the company’s outreach program, addresses problems in their lives that the average American may not be aware of.<p><i>Update 5/30: There has been consistent confusion around this story, so to clarify: This story is part of a</i> <i>theme week we did around Uber.</i> <i>We</i> …

Chumlee from 'Pawn Stars' No Sex Assault Charges ... Plea Deal for Guns & Drugs

<b>Chumlee</b> is dodging serious jail time in his drugs and guns case, and will NOT face any sex assault charges ... TMZ has learned.<p>The "<b>Pawn Stars</b>" cast …

A Chinese manufacturer’s crazy-high offer for a German robot maker might not be so crazy

Midea Group became one of China’s top companies—and broke into the Fortune 500 last year–by relying on low-paid workers to build washing machines, air conditioners, and other household appliances. Based in the Guangdong province, the region known as the “world’s factory,” it has over 100,000 …

This smart ass move by India has Pakistan fuming. Here’s Why

An insight into the Map Bills and Map Wars<p>It was probably a Whatsapp message few days back from a friend with the line, “India to fine Rs. 100cr for …

Zimbabwe’s trillion-dollar note: from worthless paper to hot investment

What’s been one of the best-performing investments of the past seven years? Shares in Facebook? London property? Bitcoin? Up there with the best, believe it or not, are Zimbabwean 100 trillion dollar notes.<p>A trillion, by the way, is a million million. There are 12 zeros in a trillion. Add another …

Finance

Indian doctors raise IVF concerns after woman in her 70s gives birth

Doctors in India have raised concerns about IVF treatment in the country, after a couple in their 70s had their first child after 46 years of marriage. Daljinder Kaur, who does not have a birth certificate but is thought be in her 70s, gave birth to a boy last month after two years of fertility …

Pregnancy

Divine intervention? Indian Hindus ask gods to help Trump

NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump may find it tough to get Republican leaders behind his campaign, but he's got some faraway fans trying to get the gods …

Great-granny, 80, got a gun, kills a home intruder who attacked husband

This 80-year-old great-granny got a gun and wasn’t afraid to use it.<p>Barb Moles shot and killed a home intruder who beat her husband with a crowbar and stabbed him with a knife. She now tells a local televison station she is “not just the typical granny.”<p>“You know, never in my whole life did I ever …

ISI snooping on Indian forces through malwares in apps, says govt

Pakistan’s snooping agency ISI is spying on Indian security forces using malwares through mobile gaming and music applications such as Top Gun, …

US tells Pakistan it will have to fund F-16 fighter jets itself

The U.S. government said in February it had approved the sale to Pakistan of up to eight F-16 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp LMT.N, as well as radar and other equipment in a deal valued at $699 million.<p>However, Republican Senator Bob Corker said he would use his power as chairman of the …

U.S. Dept. of State

Mark Cuban: Business Is the Ultimate Sport

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the reasons I’m such a big fan of Mark Cuban, is because he’s not afraid to tell aspiring entrepreneurs exactly how hard it is, to become truly successful in business.<p>He doesn’t sugarcoat the inevitable failures you’ll experience …