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Kesavan Unnikrishnan

Digital Journalist based in Bangalore, India. Joined on May 15, 2008

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Israel's ex-PM Ariel Sharon has died at 85

Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli general and prime minister who was in a coma for eight years following a stroke, died at a hospital near Tel Aviv. He was 85.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 1 comment

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Argentine cardinal, selected as 266th pope

White smoke rose from a Sistine Chapel chimney and bells rang Wednesday, signaling the selection of a new pope following one of the shortest conclaves in history. The Vatican just announced Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the new Pope.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 7 comments

China admits pollution-linked 'cancer villages'

The Chinese authorities for the first time in years admitted the existence of so-called “cancer villages”— villages near factories and polluted rivers where cancer rates have reached alarmingly high levels.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 5 comments

Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring

Perennial favorite groundhog, Phil emerged from his winter shelter at Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day to predict an early spring in 2013.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 3 comments

Swaziland bans 'rape-provoking' miniskirts

As part of its self-proclaimed ongoing effort to prevent rape, police in Swaziland, Africa, have banned women from wearing miniskirts and midriff-revealing tops.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 1 comment

Italian court convicts scientists over earthquake warning

An Italian court convicted seven scientists of manslaughter for failing to give sufficient warning of a fatal earthquake that hit in 2009, killing more than 300 people.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 9 comments

Banana Boat sunscreen recalled after people suffer burns

Energizer Holdings recalled thousands of its Banana Boat sunscreen products due to a risk that the sunscreen sprays could ignite on the skin if it is exposed to a flame before drying.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 3 comments

Drunk broker pushed oil prices to 8 month high in 2009

A recently released investigation report reveals that the actions of an inebriated broker during a booze-induced black-out pushed global oil prices to an 8 month high in 2009.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan

Ryan Lochte admits peeing in Olympic pool

America's latest golden boy in the pool candidly admitted to urinating in the Olympic pool while warming up for his impressive swimming feats.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 6 comments

Facebook launches Find Friends Nearby feature — Then pulls it

Facebook launched a new location-based feature for mobile called “Friendshake", which helped a user find people in his vicinity, but pulled it hours after it went live.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan

Browser tax levied upon Internet Explorer 7 users

An Australian online retailer has begun implementing a penalty on Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) users when purchasing items from their store using the browser.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 5 comments

Google gets first self-driven car licence

Nevada has approved Google's application for a license to test its driverless cars, the first licence of its kind in the US.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 2 comments

8.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia,Tsunami warning issued

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.9 on the Richter scale has hit Indonesia, off Aceh province on the northern tip of Sumatra, triggering a tsunami warning.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan

Facebook buying mobile app Instagram for $1 billion

Facebook says it will spend $1 billion to buy Instagram, a photo-sharing start-up which recently passed 30 million members.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 2 comments

Santorum captures Kansas; Romney wins Wyoming

Rick Santorum had an easy victory in the Republican presidential caucuses in Kansas , but front-runner Mitt Romney was victorious in the Wyoming county caucuses.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan

Chinese Netizens Occupy Obama’s Google+ page

Thousands of Chinese netizens have flooded US President Barack Obama's Google+ page, apparently taking advantage of a glitch in China's Great firewall to post about human rights.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan

J K Rowling plans book for adults

J K Rowling, author of the best-selling Harry Potter series, has signed an agreement with Little, Brown in the United States and Britain to release her first adult novel.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan

Sheep-herding rabbit video becomes a YouTube hit

A Swedish rabbit has become a hit with YouTube viewers worldwide after a video displaying his impressive sheep-herding skills was posted online.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 6 comments

Senator says keeping teacher pay low 'a biblical principle'

According to Alabama state Senator Shadrack McGill, raising teacher salaries is against the Bible and would only lead to the selection of less-qualified teachers.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 5 comments

North Korea to punish cellphone users as war criminals

North Korea has banned its citizens from using their cellphones for 100 days set aside for mourning the death of Kim Jong-Il. Those who disobey the ban will be branded war criminals.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 1 comment
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