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Kesavan Unnikrishnan

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

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Giraffe dies after hitting an over bridge in highway travel

A giraffe has died after smashing its head into a low overpass while it was being transported in a truck with its head sticking out along a highway in South Africa.

Wider parking spaces for Chinese women drivers spark controversy

A shopping mall in Dalian, in northeast China's Liaoning Province has opened a female-only car park that features wider parking spaces to make women feel comfortable when parking.

UPDATED: Malaysian passenger airliner shot down with 295 on board

A Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board has been reportedly shot down in Donetsk, Ukraine near the Russian border.

U.S. overtakes Saudi Arabia in Oil production

U.S. has turned the world’s biggest oil producer this year as extraction of oil from shale rocks reached a high, a Bank of America report said.

22 firefighters rescue student trapped in giant vagina sculpture

An exchange student from America attempted to crawl inside a vagina sculpture in Germany and It took nearly two dozen rescue workers to free him after he got trapped.

Raven blamed for vicious attacks on cars

Police in Richmond, Maine say a raven confused by its own reflection has attacked at least three cars, causing hundreds of dollars in damage.

At least 2,700 people feared dead in landslide in Afghanistan

A massive landslide triggered by heavy rains wiped out a village in Northeast Afghan province of Badhakshan, killing at least 2,700 people, an official said.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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