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Water mafia: Why Delhi is buying water on the black market

In the congested Delhi neighbourhood Sangam Vihar, home to 500,000 people, the air is fraught with anticipation.

Rows of men and women are gathered in its narrow lanes, some sitting on their haunches. Large plastic drums are placed strategically in front of them.

Suddenly a cry goes up: "It's here, …

Black Market

Windows 10 launch: Microsoft releases new operating system

Windows has started rolling out Windows 10 to customers around the world, but not everyone who has pre-registered will get the upgrade today

Microsoft starts rolling out its new operating system, Windows 10, to customers around the world today, with members of its 'Insider' programme being the first …

Microsoft Windows

IRGC to Cash in On Nuke Deal

IRGC members march during a parade ceremony / AP

BY: Follow @Kredo0
July 28, 2015 2:10 pm

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is poised to reap a …

Conservative News

Feds Gave Low-Income Housing to Millionaires

BY: Follow @LizWFB
July 27, 2015 5:20 pm

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gave low-income housing to millionaires, according to a …

Housing

Hillary faces dangerous enemy in the Obama administration

If Hillary Clinton were a cartoon character, she’d be Snidely Whiplash, forever muttering to herself, “Curses, foiled again.” And she’d be right.

The …

Obama Administration

Linda Tripp breaks silence after nearly 20 years, unloads on Hillary

Linda Tripp, the tape-recording former pal of Monica Lewinsky who exposed the intern’s affair with President Clinton, has broken nearly two decades …

Hillary Clinton

Los Angeles gangs terrify community with 'kill contest'

Bloodthirsty Los Angeles street gangs reportedly touched off a sick contest, to see who can kill 100 people first.

Under the hashtag …

Los Angeles

Hillary Clinton’s $600 haircut puts Bergdorf on lockdown

With a huge entourage in tow, Clinton was spotted being ushered through a side entrance to go to the swanky John Barrett Salon.

Hair

Jon Stewart’s secret Obama meetings reveal he’s a partisan hack

Jon Stewart — the man who loves to be called a nonpartisan, a scourge of cant, an honest soul who follows the truth wherever it leads — has been …

Jon Stewart

McConnell's wheeling and dealing shows what leadership and compromise aren't

McConnell’s wheeling and dealing shows what leadership and compromise aren’t

posted at 10:01 am on July 27, 2015 by Taylor Millard

It really shouldn’t …

Leadership

Windows 10 Reviewed: Microsoft Returns to Sanity

Even Microsoft admits it now: Windows 8 was a big mistake. It was, in essence, two operating systems, superimposed. There was the regular desktop, …

Microsoft Windows

House lawmaker files motion to oust Boehner

In a move unprecedented in the history of the House of Representatives, a Republican lawmaker filed a motion Tuesday to remove House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, from his post, in another sign of dissatisfaction with Boehner’s leadership by a number of House conservatives.

Rep. Mark Meadows, …

John Boehner

Windows 10 review – final version of Windows might be Microsoft's best ever

Microsoft’s last version of Windows is finally here: Windows 10 is arguably the best version of the ubiquitous operating system. But the question is, should you upgrade for free immediately? Or will it be another Windows 8 moment?

Windows 10 is a big step towards the Microsoft classic becoming an …

Microsoft Windows

7 reasons you should make Microsoft Edge your default browser, and 1 reason you probably won’t

Launch day is upon us and Windows 10 will soon be in the hands of the masses.

Along with a whole new OS, comes a new browser – Microsoft Edge, nee Project Spartan.

Beyond its lightweight feel and scaled-back appearance, there are some good reasons you might want to give Edge a bit of time before …

Microsoft Windows

'Deal with it yourself': Dispatcher hung up on woman giving CPR to shooting victim

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A dispatcher for the Albuquerque Fire Department has been reassigned after a transcript from a 911 call showed him hanging up on a caller who was giving first aid to a 17-year-old shooting victim who later died.

Matthew Sanchez was reassigned out of the dispatch center and is …

First Aid

Fed moves toward raising rates for first time since 2006, but no action is expected yet

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve is moving toward raising interest rates from record lows — just not likely yet.

On Wednesday, when it ends its latest policy meeting, Fed officials will issue a statement that will be parsed for clues to just when the first rate increase since 2006 might occur. The …

Economics

Gilead Sciences 2Q profit jumps 23 pct., tops Street views, propelled by hepatitis C medicines

Blockbuster hepatitis C medicine Harvoni lifted Gilead Sciences' second-quarter profit by 23 percent as total revenue for the biotech drugmaker jumped 26 percent and it raised its 2015 sales forecast for the second time.

Gilead Sciences Inc., based in Foster City, California, said Tuesday that its …

Hepatitis

Putin is cracking down on dissent and the first victim is the US-based democracy group

Visitors walk past TV sets during Russian President Vladimir Putin's live broadcast nationwide phone-in at the DNS electronic shop in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk April 17, 2014.

The National Endowment for Democracy, a U.S.-based non-profit that promotes the spread of democratic government …

Democracy

Brazil businessman Odebrecht charged in corruption scandal

The president of Brazil's construction giant Odebrecht has been charged with corruption and money laundering.

Marcelo Odebrecht is accused of paying millions of dollars in bribes to senior officials at the state oil company Petrobras to secure lucrative building contracts.

He denies the allegations. …

Corruption

Coffee in crisis: the bitter end of our favourite drink?

Drought, flooding, disease - climate change is already threatening the source of our caffeine fix. Are we facing the end of coffee as we know it, asks David Robson.

As we sip our lattes and espressos and read the daily headlines, climate change can seem like a distant threat. But travel a few …

Coffee

Zimbabwean officials: American man wanted in killing of Cecil the lion

(CNN) — An American man is being sought in connection with a case that has drawn international attention -- the killing of Cecil the lion -- Zimbabwean officials said Tuesday.

The man suspected in Cecil's death is Walter James Palmer of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, according to Johnny Rodrigues, head of …

Zimbabwe

The Alleged Lion Killer Could Be Tried in the U.S.

As outrage grows over Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer’s alleged killing of a lion in Zimbabwe, some have called for Palmer’s extradition to Zimbabwe …

Zimbabwe

Will the Dangerous Heat Building in Northeast Last Into August?

A heat wave will build, then recede in the Northeast this week with the most humid air focused on the Interstate 95 corridor.

Heat Wave

Detroit: Drop in Temperature, Humidity Ahead of Cold Front

The hot and muggy conditions which have plagued the city for the past several days will come to an end on Wednesday when a front passes through the …

Detroit

How Kate Winslet's Teaching Her Daughter to Love...

How Kate Winslet’s Teaching Her Daughter to Love Herself

Lauren Tuck

July 28, 2015

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Bear Grylls has gotten Zac Efron to rappel down a …

Kate Winslet

The Missing Hillary Emails No One Can Explain

There is a two-month gap in Hillary Clinton’s emails that coincides with violence in Libya and the employment status of a top Clinton aide, Huma Abedin.

Among the approximately 2,000 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has released from her private account, there is a conspicuous …

Hillary Clinton

Patriots QB Tom Brady has only himself to blame

Up front, long before the air started hissing out of his charmed world, Tom Brady should have taken a knee. He should have confessed his venial football sin and admitted to everyone that his never-ending pursuit of a competitive edge got the better of him.

OK, so maybe he should have waited to …

Tom Brady

With suspension upheld, Tom Brady's arrogance should be deflated

Regarding the NFL commissioner, the Patriots quarterback and the cellphone connection to DeflateGate, Roger Goodell had only one question for Tom Brady.

Can you hear me now?

Loudly and clearly, Goodell upheld Brady's four-game suspension Monday for violating the league's policy on the integrity of …

Tom Brady

Swim Ultra-Efficient Freestyle!

• Author: Terry Laughlin

Terry Laughlin is the world’s most trusted expert on swimming technique. His first book Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, and Easier is the best-selling swimming book ever. His innovative Total Immersion methods have helped a million ‘average’

The Greatest American Hikes You Need to Take Before Summer Ends

When you think of summertime, do you think of long days in the sun, warm fire-side nights and weekends spent on the trail?

If that's how you imagine spending your summer than you know there's nothing more liberating than lacing up your hiking boots and taking on a challenging trail in the height of …

Outdoors