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Indian man had 12 gold bars in his stomach

Sydney - No, it’s not a case of optimism based on the theory “you are what you eat.” An Indian man told doctors he’d “swallowed the lid of a bottle in a marital dispute.” Sounds plausible, doesn’t it? They found 400g of gold.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 5 comments

Costa Concordia Captain Schettino's trial hears damning evidence

The head of the Costa Cruises crisis unit, Roberto Ferrarini, was on the witness stand last week in the trial of Francesco Schettino, the captain of the tragic Costa Concordia. His evidence is the latest to suggest Mr. Schettino has lied about his role.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

U.K. first aid demo for kids goes wrong as 'victim' gets injured

It's rather a given a first aid demonstration is supposed to be about how to help someone who gets injured. Not about actually injuring someone. But the best laid plans....
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

The hunt for MH370: Search area has been 'significantly narrowed'

On Saturday it will be six weeks since the disappearance of Malaysia flight MH370 but there is a chance it will be found by then. Searchers are buoyed in their belief they are close by an examination of pings heard to date conducted by the U.S. Navy.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 21 comments

India goes to polls in biggest voting day

Bangalore - India hosted its biggest day of voting on Thursday with the ruling Congress party battling to stem a further slide in the polls against the opposition Hindu nationalists after another week of damaging headlines.
In the Media by Naseeb Chand (AFP)

Five youths stabbed to death in Canada at house party in Calgary

Calgary police have made an arrest after four young males and one female, late teens to early 20s, were stabbed to death at a house party in the city. Details are sketchy, but police say that the assailant fled the scene but they have captured him.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 9 comments

India inflation accelerates, rate cut hopes dashed

New Delhi - India's inflation accelerated in March to a three-month high, data showed Tuesday, dashing hopes of an interest rate cut to boost the struggling economy.
In the Media by AFP

India's Infosys profit up 25%, beats forecasts

Bangalore - Indian outsourcing giant Infosys reported Tuesday a better-than expected 25 percent jump in quarterly net profit, after winning new contracts in Europe and the United States.
In the Media by AFP

India top court recognises transgenders as 'third gender'

New Delhi - India's highest court on Tuesday recognised the existence of a third gender that is neither male nor female, in a landmark judgement hailed by transgender people.
In the Media by AFP

Breakthrough Hepatitis C drug cures 90% of patients in 12 weeks

A new hepatitis C drug is being hailed as a "major breakthrough" by scientists and a "turning point" in the fight for a cure. The research was conducted in four countries and lead by scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Lady Gaga admits using facial tape on eyes daily to look younger

It has made dozens of news sites so it might as well make ours; Lady Gaga says she uses facelift tape around her eyes daily. She does it, she admits, to look younger, and because she enjoys the ritual of putting it on.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Investors bet Sun Pharma can restore Ranbaxy to health

New Delhi - On the surface, Sun Pharma's $3.2-billion purchase of Indian generics rival Ranbaxy, which is in deep trouble with US regulators over safety lapses, may not look like a great deal.
In the Media by Penelope Macrae (AFP)

Op-Ed: B.C. Law Soc. allows Christian school with discriminatory policy

On Friday, the B.C. Law Society voted by a 20-6 count to dismiss a motion aimed at barring graduates of Trinity Western's new, and discriminatory, law school from practicing in their province. That decision honors neither the province or country.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments

Maoists kill 14 in India poll-related violence

Raipur - Maoist rebels killed 14 people in two poll-related blasts Saturday in an insurgency-hit region of central India, police said, highlighting the major security challenges faced in staging the nation's marathon general elections.
In the Media by AFP

Costa Concordia helmsman found, may be forced to testify in Italy

The trial of Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that hit a reef Jan. 13, 2012, killing 32, is ongoing and an important witness may soon take the stand. That witness is Rusil Bin, the helmsman on that fateful night.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Anti-graft party faces test on key Indian election day

New Delhi - India's upstart anti-graft party faced a key test Thursday as the national capital voted in the first major phase of the country's marathon general elections.
In the Media by Annie Banerji (AFP)

Anti-graft party faces test as India votes in third round

New Delhi - India's upstart anti-graft party faces a key test Thursday as the national capital votes in the first major stage of the country's marathon general elections.
In the Media by Annie Banerji (AFP)

Facebook hits 100 mn India users, largest after US

New Delhi - Facebook has hit more than 100 million users in India, only the second country after the United States to achieve the milestone, the social networking company said Wednesday.
In the Media by Abhaya Srivastava (AFP)

Maoist rebels kills three in India poll attack

Vadodara - Maoist rebels killed three soldiers guarding polling officials in central India on Wednesday, highlighting security concerns in the world's biggest elections as the second phase of voting got under way.
In the Media by AFP

Facebook hits 100 million India users, largest after US

New Delhi - Facebook has hit more than 100 million users in India, making it only the second country after the United States to achieve the milestone, the social network company has said.
In the Media by AFP
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