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Delhi gang-rape and murder trial: juvenile guilty

An 18-year-old man has been sentenced to three years in a secure reform home for his role in the gang-rape and murder of a young woman in a moving bus in Delhi last year.<p>The man, a juvenile at the time of the crime, was given the maximum possible sentence.<p>Five other men, aged between 19 and 34, …

Manmohan Singh is one of the best prime ministers in India’s history

Of late, it has been fashionable to blame Manmohan Singh for everything going wrong in India. And it’s true that all is not well. His studied silence hardly helped matters either. But there’s no denying the fact that he will go down in history as the prime minister who has most changed the rhetoric …

Burma: Buddhist mobs burn down Muslim homes and shops

Fresh sectarian violence broke out in north-western Burma late on Saturday when Buddhist mobs burned down dozens of homes and shops following rumours that a young woman had been sexually assaulted by a Muslim man. There were no reports of injuries.<p>Myanmar's radical monk Wirathu, whose anti-Muslim …

Why we need to fix fighting in hockey and the NHL: Our kids

<i>Welcome to Health Advisor, where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging. Follow us</i> @Globe_Health<i>.</i><p>Parents of young hockey players – and anyone else who loves Canada's national winter sport – should take some time to reflect as they watch …

The 9 Coolest Space Photos From Astronaut Karen Nyberg

Dispatches from Nyberg's Pinterest page<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>Our Earth can be a violent, desperate place. Sometimes it's nice to take a broader view and be reminded the blue marble can also be a beautiful place to live. Astronaut Karen Nyberg joined the International Space Station as a …

This Truck Keeps The World's Largest Solar Plant Squeaky Clean

Getting the most out of the United Arab Emirates' Shams 1 solar panels<p>Because of its cloudless skies and favorable latitude, the Rub' al-Khali desert in the United Arab Emirates is a good home for the world's largest operational concentrated solar plant, the eight-month-old Shams 1. Its 258,048 …

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Brushing And Flossing Could Cut Risk Of Oral HPV Infection

The human papillomavirus is a big cause of mouth and throat cancers, and those cancers have been getting more and more common.<p>So researchers asked: Could brushing and flossing make a difference?<p>It looks like the answer is yes, at least when it comes to being infected with oral HPV.<p>People with poor …

Kazakh Government Following in Russia's Anti-Gay Footsteps

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>With a gay propaganda law in the works, a history peppered with anti-gay violence, lawmakers in …

Why Martin Luther King's 'Dream' Speech Is So Hard to Find Online

King himself once sued to prevent the unauthorized sale of his speech. Today, the publicly given speech is still tightly controlled.<p>As Washington gears up to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech later this month, one thing might be …

UK has lost '40%' of its banks and building societies

<b>Communities across the UK have lost more than 40% of their bank and building society branches since 1989, according to a new report.</b><p>The study, by Nottingham University, found that nearly 7,500 branches closed between 1989 and 2012.<p>However, it said that the rate of closure had been slower since the …

How nuclear scientists kept Soviet plutonium away from terrorists

Last year, a group of American, Russian, and Kazakh scientists gathered at a mountainside in Kazakhstan to announce that they had finally secured vast stores of plutonium that the Soviet Union buried there years earlier, at the height of the Cold War. The ceremony marked the end of a 17-year, $150 …

India puts off re-launch of failed satellite

<b>Indian space authorities have called off plans to re-launch a communications satellite barely an hour before it was to lift-off.</b><p>A 29-hour countdown for the launch had begun on Sunday at the launch pad in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.<p>Two earlier attempts at lift-off three years ago had …

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Hillary hype poses risks for a potential 2016 candidacy

Hillary Clinton's lofty status as the apparent 2016 Democratic nominee-in-waiting has some allies concerned that the hype might be too much, too soon.<p>This seeming inevitability makes her more sensitive to attacks and risks amplifying any stumble, no matter how minor. And voters may react poorly to …

Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant to become tourist attraction

Despite the land and ocean around Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant being contaminated by dangerous levels of radiation, plans are being drawn up to turn the no-go zone into a tourist attraction.<p>A group of authors, scholars, academics and architects has banded together to put forward a …

35 Hindu pilgrims killed by speeding train in India

An Indian express train ploughed into a crowd of Hindu pilgrims in the country's east on Monday, killing 35 and triggering a riot as angry crowds went on the rampage, officials said.<p>The pilgrims were crossing the tracks at a station in the state of Bihar when the interstate passenger train ran into …

'Beast' of a fire threatens luxury resort homes in Sun Valley area of Idaho

Firefighters were making some progress as they battled a monster wildfire in central Idaho that threatened getaways owned by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis and other celebrities, authorities said Monday.<p>The 104,000-acre Beaver Creek Fire is a "beast" looming on the edge of Sun …

How LinkedIn Became A Wall Street Juggernaut

<i>Glenn Solomon is a Partner with GGV Capital. Some of his recent investments include Pandora, Successfactors, Isilon, Domo, Square, Zendesk, Quinstreet and Nimble Storage. His personal blog, focused on growth stage entrepreneurs who are thinking big; can be found at here. Follow him on Twitter</i> …

Cosmonauts break record for longest Russian spacewalk

Science News<p>Two cosmonauts set a new record for the longest Russian spacewalk on Friday, spending more than seven hours working outside the International Space Station to prepare it for the addition of a new Russian-built orbital lab.<p>Veteran cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineer Alexander …

Perseid meteor shower: Guardian readers' best pictures

Perseid meteor shower peaked over the last two nights with dozens of meteors shooting across the sky every hour. Guardian readers share their best images captured from gardens, mountains and archeological sites around the world. Did you witness the meteor shower? Add your picture via …

Only India can stop India from becoming an economic power

Whenever a journalist, politician, businessman or academic wants to evoke the threat of big new international competitors to established economies in the West, "China and India" are trotted out, representing 1A and 1B, the two apparent favourites in the global race for growth. The rhetoric hides …

Spanish train crash driver 'admits he was reckless'

The driver of the train involved in Spain's worst rail disaster in almost 70 years was freed on bail on Sunday night after reportedly admitting to a …

Gay Bars' Ban on Russian Vodka Is Going Global

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>What started out as Dan Savage's pledge against consuming Russian vodka is now a movement that has …