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PM Narendra Modi promises electricity for all, forms economic advisory council

Prime Minister Narendra Modi constituted on Monday his first economic advisory council, headed by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy, to analyse and …

George Soros warns Britain leaving could be end of EU

Billionaire investor George Soros has warned that a Brexit vote this month would make the breakup of the EU “almost certain”.<p>Soros – who shot to fame in 1992 as the man whose $10bn (£6.9bn) bet against the pound broke the Bank of England – has switched more of his fortune into gold as he …

George Soros

Hamas leader, Israel PM dig in on Gaza border flare-up

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The leader of Gaza's ruling Hamas group and Israel's prime minister staked out tough positions Monday, making de-escalation on the Israel-Gaza border in the near future unlikely.<p>Since late March, 26 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds wounded by Israeli fire in …

Between the mountains

I Tried to Hack Hours off My Sleep Time by Going 'Polyphasic'

I would feel great, the internet promised.<p>By 5:15 AM, I was bored again.<p>It was winter 2011, and I'd just managed—after a month without coffee, alcohol or cigarettes (more or less)—to prise my internal sleep clock into two chunks. No longer would I fall into bed around one and crawl out again in …

What It's Like When a Dermatologist Gets Skin Cancer

Vivian Bucay is a dermatologist in San Antonio and a melanoma survivor whose disease progressed from stage 3 to stage 4 in a matter of months. Here, she shares her story.<p>The possibility of cancer wasn't on my radar. Ironic, I know, since I'm a dermatologist. But when I was 45, I had some dryness in …

Sushma Swaraj gives stern response to Nawaz Sharif: Give up terrorism and let’s talk

“We do not need a four-point proposal. We need just one: give up terrorism and let us sit down and talk. This will resolve all the problems,” said …

Meditation Can Improve Your Life and Work, But You Have to Do It Like You Mean It

<i>This article was originally published in Quartz</i><p>As those of us in the Northern hemisphere settle into the autumn, I'm mindful of persistent advice from business gurus telling me that I should be practicing mindfulness, but I'm even more mindful that mindfulness has become one of the most overused, …

Earth Hour 2015

A week ago, on Saturday, March 28, iconic landmarks and skylines were plunged into darkness as people and businesses around the world participated in Earth Hour 2015, turning off their lights at 8:30 p.m. local time. Earth Hour was organized by the World Wildlife Fund in 2007 as a way to bring …

World Wildlife Fund

Sony confirms Android Lollipop update will be released only for Xperia Z series smartphones

Users of Sony's Xperia Z series smartphones are in for a treat, as the Japan-based technology giant has revealed that the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) …