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Online gambling site 888 poker looking to grow even larger

Reports have it that the popular online gambling site, 888 Poker, may soon be connected to the Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment gambling site. That's because the parent company of 888 Poker is taking a run at buying up Bwin.Party.

Indian nurse dies after 42 years in coma following rape

New Delhi - A nurse died Monday after 42 years in a coma following a brutal rape, in a case that led India to ease some restrictions on euthanasia.

Ireland may become first to legalize gay marriage by popular vote

Ireland surely is not the country many, if any, would have picked to become the first to legalize gay marriage by a popular vote. Catholic and conservative Ireland? But that is the way things could shake down as the Irish vote on Friday to do just that.

Most milk in India fails quality standards

Mumbai - A report from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India indicates that over 68 percent of milk sold to consumers is substandard. In some cases milk has been adulterated with sugar, glucose powder and edible oil.

Study says Canadians have a shorter attention span than goldfish

I am Canadian so take umbrage at the newly-released Microsoft study that found us Canucks have a shorter attention span than...hi. Um. Yes. Shorter attention span than goldfish. Goldfish can focus for nine seconds, one full second more than Canadians.

India moves to toughen child labour laws

New Delhi - India's government moved Wednesday to toughen child labour laws in a country where millions of youngsters work long hours, often in poor conditions, but activists slammed the steps as inadequate.

Indian Maoists take 250 villagers hostage: Officials

Raipur - Indian Maoist rebels took 250 villagers hostage in restive Chhattisgarh just hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi toured the central state on Saturday, officials said.

India court suspends Bollywood star Khan's jail term

Mumbai - Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's five-year prison sentence for killing a homeless man with his SUV after a night out drinking 13 years ago was suspended on Friday pending an appeal.

Kidd's treasure found off Sainte Marie Island

New York - A 50kg bar of silver has been found underwater by Barry Clifford, an American explorer. The very large bar rests among “a lot of other metal”, according to Clifford.The bar was found off the island of Sainte Marie, near Madagascar.

Did dinosaur-killing asteroid trigger world's largest lava flows?

The meteor impact long associated with the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago may have also caused a magnitude-11 earthquake that shook loose massive quantities of lava in what is now India.

Bollywood's Khan sentenced to 5 years in jail for hit-and-run

Mumbai - Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for killing a homeless man with his SUV in a 2002 hit-and-run after a night out drinking at an upmarket bar.Judge D.W.

Nepal devastation a 'wake-up call' for vulnerable region

New Delhi - Nepal's earthquake should act as a wake-up call to neighbouring countries which have failed to learn lessons from their own disasters and where shoddy construction and rapid urbanisation could lead to death on an even greater scale next time round, exp...

Celebrities speak up about Jade Helm

The Jade Helm military training exercise has caused quite a media frenzy. From conspiracy theorists to the Governor of Texas, everyone is on high alert. Now celebrities have begun to speak up about the mysterious military operation.

Indian PM Modi to make first visit to Asian rival China

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first visit to China next week, seeking to overcome strains between the nuclear-armed rivals over a border dispute and Beijing's growing regional clout.

Mystery of India's 'floating palace' is an incredible story

Jaipur City - A mysterious palace sits in the middle of Mansagar Lake in Jaipur City, India. At first glance, it appears to be a beautiful mirage. But it is a real palace, and the story of its incredible restoration is worth telling.

Nanotech drug holds promise for treating Parkinson’s

A new method, employing nanotechnology, has shown promise for treating Parkinson’s disease. This is based on experiments using rats, although the results are promising enough to suggest that the could one day see the drug used on people.

Thief in India fed special diet to expel stolen necklace

A thief in India — alleged, yes, but the police really caught this guy with the goods — is being fed a special liquid diet in an effort to get him to expel a necklace. It's there on the x-rays and is making its way through his system.

Chan, Sukumaran, 6 others executed; Australia withdraws ambassador

Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are dead. The two members of the so-called Bali 9 drug smuggling group were executed, along with six others, by firing squad Wednesday at 12:.35 a.m. Indonesian time, which was Tuesday at 1:35 p.m. EST.

Nepalis race home bringing aid to quake survivors

New Delhi - Boarding buses, planes and trains, Nepalese are leaving India for their homeland following the country's devastating earthquake, desperate to help relatives stuck in the horror of the disaster zone.

Nepal quake affects almost one million children: UNICEF

New Delhi - Almost one million children urgently need help after an earthquake claimed more than 3,200 lives in Nepal, the UN children's agency said, as relief workers raced to help the most vulnerable.
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