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Iranian diplomat returns home after 4 yrs of exile in US
Thu, Jan 02, 2014

Mousavian acted as an unofficial Iranian government representative.

Young and always restless
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

The anxieties of millennials today seem so 21st century. They aren’t.

Bomb attacks in Russia echo threats by ‘Russia’s bin Laden’
Wed, Jan 01, 2014

The attacks,coming only six weeks before the opening of the Olympics just 400 miles away,sowed widespread fear across the country.

Cooper Tire terminates $2.5 billion sale to Apollo
Tue, Dec 31, 2013

Apollo: Cooper unwilling to work on completing the merger

The invention of culturomics
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

In English,the “-ed” past-tense ending of Proto-Germanic,like a superior life form,drove out the Proto-Indo-European system of indicating tenses by vowel changes.

Rare elected US socialist makes waves
Tue, Dec 31, 2013

Ask Sawant about almost any problem facing America today,and her answer will probably include the “S” word.

Do elephants have souls?
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

The best magazine essays of the year

Polio supervisor gunned down in Pakistan
Mon, Dec 30, 2013

The Taliban has threatened the lives of health workers who immunise children.

Gynaecology’s gender question
Sun, Dec 29, 2013

When US gynaecologists were told to stop treating men,it led to a debate on male-female boundaries.

A gift for all times
Sun, Dec 29, 2013

In the semiaquatic Zeus beetle,the female is about twice the size of the male.

Laughter has its downers
Sun, Dec 29, 2013

Laughter can trigger the rare but possibly grievous Pilgaard-Dahl and Boerhaave’s syndromes.

Worked to death
Sun, Dec 29, 2013

The death of a 24-yr-old copywriter in Indonesia has become a cautionary tale,drawing scrutiny on the ad industry’s ways.

Baby Beiber’s growth pangs
Sun, Dec 29, 2013

It’s not a surprise that when you place the world in the hands of a boy,he drops it. But going rogue may be only way to save the pop star’s career.

Looking Back 2013
Sun, Dec 29, 2013

Margaret Thatcher’s death sparked much debate — not least over her £1.2 million funeral cost.

What lies on other side of Wolf’s Wall Street
Sun, Dec 29, 2013

For many of Belfort’s victims,the movie brings back old pain of being cheated.

Anti-Assad Lebanese politician killed in powerful Beirut blast
Sat, Dec 28, 2013

A powerful bomb shook central Beirut Friday morning,rattling windows and sending a black plume of smoke into the sky. Lebanese Red Cross officials reported five dead and 15 injured in the blast. The Associated Press,citing security officials,said Mohammed B Chattah,a former Lebanese government minister and ambassador to the United States,was among the victims and possibly […]

Deal to move Okinawa base wins approval
Sat, Dec 28, 2013

Nakaima also said he would call for the closure of the old base in five years.

NSA surveillance ‘lawful’: US judge
Sat, Dec 28, 2013

This blunt tool only works because it collects everything,Judge Pauley said in the ruling.

‘Common knee surgery does very little for some’
Sat, Dec 28, 2013

The study,conducted in Finland,involved a small subset of meniscal tears.

For fitness intensity matters
Sat, Dec 28, 2013

Lesson learnt from 2013 studies: Vigorous workout most effective.

King of PCs,Lenovo sets eyes on smartphone market
Sat, Dec 28, 2013

Lenovo,2nd-largest smartphone brand in China,wants to push into US,other markets in 2014.

Policeman killed in violence as Thai election body urges delay in polls
Fri, Dec 27, 2013

A postponement would be a victory for the protesters who oppose the elections.

Japanese PM visits contentious war shrine
Fri, Dec 27, 2013

Visit angers South Korea,China; Abe first PM to pay respects at shrine since 2006

The fidelity principle
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

Why demand a movie be faithful to a book it is adapting into film?

Two Taliban rockets hit US embassy in Kabul,no casualties
Thu, Dec 26, 2013

A pair of rockets that had been fired by the Taliban struck the United States Embassy in Kabul shortly before dawn on Wednesday,sending hundreds of American diplomats and aid workers based at the mission scrambling into fortified bunkers to start their Christmas Day,the embassy said. There were no reports of casualties at the embassy. However,Afghan […]