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WTF News! It's Weird, True and Funny

Here's your weekly digest of the craziest stories from around the world. 1) The shorter your skirt, the more discount this Chinese eatery will offer you Love wearing short skirts? A Chinese......

Stunning PHOTOS of a rare solar eclipse

Parts of the world on Friday witnessed a solar eclipse -- a rare phenomenon in which the sun is completely obscured by the moon. Die-hard eclipse junkies have flown in to the Faroe Islands, a......

'Ghar wapsi was motive behind Ranaghat attack'

'If robbery was their motive, they would have run away with the money.' 'After taking the money, they gang-raped the nun, desecrated the chapel, threw the Holy Communion, broke the statue and ran......

In a mob fury, anything can happen: Indian shopkeepers in Ferguson

Indians in and around Ferguson, Missouri, tell Arthur J Pais and Suman Guha Mozumder what it’s like to be caught in the thick of America’s racial volcano eruption “They burned......

'They said my husband had sold me'

Indian anti-slavery crusader Kailash Satyarthi will receive the Nobel Prize for Peace in Oslo today, December 10. A Ganesh Nadar/ visits the infamous cages of Mumbai's oldest red light......

Apple's pressure-based screens promise a world beyond cold glass

By adding a more realistic sense of touch to its iPhone, Apple Inc may have conquered a technology that has long promised to take us beyond merely feeling the cold glass of our mobile device......

Can Nikhil Nanda turn around Escorts?

His plan revolves around new products, a renewed thrust on exports and some serious cost savings Nikhil Nanda (below left), the managing director of Escorts, loves to talk about the Empathy......

200 amazing years of rail transport

First electric locomotive. Photograph: Siemens Two hundred years after George Stephenson built the steam-powered Blucher, Open Knowledge pays tribute to 200 years of rail transport. ......

Interest rates: Is the UPA goofing up big time?

If Indian banks do not fix the right interest rates on deposits, they run the risk of dynamiting the social security of ordinary Indians, writes M R Venkatesh. Personally, I am spoilt for choice.......

Budget 2013: Economy in 'rudali' mode. PM in silent mode

Isn’t it funny that we are importing in excess of $50 billion of gold every year while simultaneously pleading with foreigners to invest a few billions? asks M R Venkatesh. Bollywood......

Review: Orange Mittai is a beautiful film

Orange Mittai has its sweet and sour moments, with just the right balance of humour and emotions, says S Saraswathi. Actor Vijay Sethupathi has never been afraid to experiment with......

Nagpur to PK, Rajkumar Hirani's amazing journey

As Rajkumar Hirani's PK gets ready for release, we re-publish our special on the director, published in December 2009.   Barring a Shah Rukh Khan, an Akshay Kumar or a Preity Zinta, it is......

Review: 3G only offers cheap thrills

3G doesn't make much sense, writes Ankur Pathak.There isn’t much one can expect from a film that has as unimaginative a title as 3G. The best thing about this film by debutant......

Review: A Good Day to Die Hard is an unforgivable mess

Ankur Pathak feels Die Hard 5 is a dastardly spectacle that deserves to be lost in the dungeons of oblivion. In A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth in the Die Hard series, John McClane, on......

Oscars 2013 Nominess: Decoding Hits And Misses

Raja Sen analyses the 2013 Oscar nominations.What are we to make of you, Uncle Oscar? When you can have 10 Best Picture nominees and choose instead to have only nine, thus snubbing The Master and......

Sports Shorts: Hoffman triumphs by one shot in Mexico

Charley Hoffman of the United States celebrates with his family. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images American Charley Hoffman, helped by some brilliant iron play down the stretch, clinched his first......

Why Australia's whipping boy Watson will be missed in Test cricket

- His respectable, if not spectacular, legacy in Tests will remain a source of debate in assessing one of the game's most polarising players. - If failing to bring runs or wickets, Shane Watson......

Leach 'tricks' for Worcester with first three deliveries of match

Worcestershire bowler Joe Leach claimed a hat-trick with the first three balls of his side's Royal London One-Day Cup match against Northamptonshire on Sunday. Leach had Richard Levi and Rob Keogh......

EPL: Benteke nets hat-trick as Villa, QPR draw

Christian Benteke of Aston Villa, centre, celebrates. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images Christian Benteke's superb hat-trick rescued a potentially priceless Premier League point for Aston......

PHOTOS: Starc four-for romps Scotland as Australia finish second

Australia's Mitchell Starc celebrates after picking up a wicket during the World Cup Pool A game against Scotland, being played in Bellerive Oval. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images......
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