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Wife of Indian minister found dead in hotel room after Twitter row | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The wife of an Indian minister was found dead in a New Delhi hotel room on Friday, police said, days after she was involved in a row with a Pakistan-based woman journalist over Twitter.<p>Sunanda Puskhar Tharoor (R), wife of India's Minister of State for Human Resource …

Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer struck by lightning

Iconic statue of Christ overlooking Rio de Janeiro sees right thumb damaged by lightning strike<p>The iconic statue of Christ overlooking Rio de Janeiro has been damaged during a storm.<p>Officials said Friday that the right thumb was chipped, apparently by a lightning strike Thursday night.<p>The middle …

Experience: I caught a falling baby

I've always known that I'm very quick with my hands. If someone throws something, I catch it almost before I'm aware it has been thrown. It probably helps that I spent years at baseball stadiums as a child – my dad was manager of the New York Yankees. We didn't practise together, but I guess my …

David Shukman on China emerging as a giant of science

UK storms are divine retribution for gay marriage laws, says Ukip councillor

A UK Independence party (Ukip) councillor has claimed that Britain's recent storms and floods are "divine retribution for the government's decision to legalise gay marriage.<p>David Silvester, who defected from the Tories in protest at David Cameron's support for same-sex unions, claimed he had warned …

Pivotal hires former eBay VP to lead R&D efforts

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Pivotal, the cloud computing and big data company that spun out EMC and VMware in 2012, has hired Hugh E. Williams as its …