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New boa constrictor species found on remote island in Bahamas

A new species of boa constrictor has been discovered on an uninhabited island in the Bahamas. One of the manners in which the species introduced itself was to slither out of a tree right up upon the head of a researcher.

Dalai Lama warns of growing divide among Tibetans

Dharamsala - The Dalai Lama warned Friday of a growing divide among exiled Tibetans, saying that morals are "degenerating" in the community, as the leader of its government-in-exile was sworn in at a ceremony in India.

Adidas to return to Germany to make shoes by robots

Adidas, a German company, has not manufactured its products in Germany in more than 20 years. However, later this year it will begin production of shoes in Germany, made by robots.

Out of order: India bank says third of ATMs don't work

Mumbai - A third of India's cash machines don't work, the central bank said, posing a challenge for the government as it strives to provide banking services to millions of poor citizens living in rural areas.

India's mini space shuttle blasts off

Bangalore - India successfully launched its first model space shuttle on Monday, a top official said, as New Delhi joined the race to develop a reusable rocket to make space travel easier and cheaper.

Op-Ed: During Hirshima visit, Obama should not apologize for atomic bomb

Many in Japan, and the world, believe U.S. President Barack Obama should apologize for the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end WW2. The U.S., however, has said that when Obama visits Hiroshima next week there will be no apology.

Texas woman in Chewbacca mask laughs madly, sets Facebook record

Much like the movie Star Wars set box office records a woman from Texas has set a Facebook record - for views. How? Simply by donning a Chewbacca mask, laughing hysterically, and we really mean hysterically, and then posting it on to Facebook.

India sets new heat record as temperatures soar

New Delhi - Temperatures have soared to a scorching 51 degrees Celsius in one Indian city, meteorologists said Friday, with the ferocious heat setting a new national record.Northern Phalodi wilted as the mercury reached a new high, equivalent to 123.

Record heat and torrential rains devastate India and Sri Lanka

The severe heat wave engulfing most of India continues unabated despite the first cyclone of the season slamming ashore in the Bay of Bengal, killing at least 18 people and leaving over 200 families missing after a series of mudslides in Sri Lanka.

India's ruling party extends power in state polls

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party won power in remote northeast Assam and made gains in other states on Thursday, expanding its political influence beyond its traditional heartland two years after a landslide national election victory....

India wants to get in on the oil-for-loans deal with Venezuela

India wants to get in on the oil-for-loans deal that Venezuela has with China, in the hopes of recouping some of the millions of dollars in payments owed to India's largest pharmaceutical companies.

Toddler tied to rock by a tether in India while mother worked

Ahmedabad - A distressing picture taken by a Reuters photographer on April 19, 2016 has surfaced, showing a 15-month-old child tied to a rock at a construction site in India.

Lights finally come on for Indian village

Anandpur - Ram Kishore searched long and hard to find a suitable wife for his son, but his efforts only paid off when electricity finally came to his village in rural north India this year.

Press groups urge probe into Indian journalist killings

New Delhi - A coalition of press freedom groups Sunday urged a swift investigation into the murder of two Indian journalists in 24 hours, crimes that heightened fears about media safety and freedom in the country.

India eases red tape but foreign firms still struggle

New Delhi - Narendra Modi was elected two years ago this week promising to ease India's notorious red tape and unpack regulatory tangles, but for foreign firms, doing business in the world's fastest-growing large economy can still be a costly headache.

Two Indian reporters shot dead in less than 24 hours

New Delhi - Gunmen shot dead two journalists in 24 hours in separate incidents in eastern India, police and local reports said Saturday, the latest media killing in Asia's deadliest country for reporters.

Drought-hit Indian kids to get free meals over holidays

New Delhi - India's top court Friday ordered state governments to provide free meals to schoolchildren even during the summer break as the country reels from the impact of one of the worst droughts on record.

Gilead wins controversial patent for hepatitis drug

Non-governmental organizations and health campaigns have reacted with dismay to the news that the drugs company Gilead has secured a patent for a hepatitis drug to be marketed in India.

India's Supreme Court orders disaster fund for drought-hit zones

New Delhi - India's top court criticised the government Wednesday for failing to set up a disaster fund to help drought-hit farmers and villagers suffering crop losses and severe water shortages.

Armed guards protect last of water in one drought-parched city

Tikamgarh - Authorities in the central Indian city of Tikamgarh have placed round-the-clock armed guards around the city's last remaining source of drinking water to prevent farmers from siphoning off the water for irrigation.
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