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BP reaches USD 7.8 bn deal with plaintiffs in oil spill case


British Petroleum (BP) has reached a USD 7.8 billion deal with thousands of fishermen and other plaintiffs who had filed a suit over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill off the US coast, the worst spill

Rich American held for abusing illegal Indian immigrant

A wealthy US woman has been arrested for keeping an illegal immigrant from India in a 'forced labour situation' that included her working 17 hours a day and sleeping in a walk-in closet.

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Indian doctors win racial discrimination case in US

Three Indian-American doctors, who were derogatorily called 'the Indians' and treated as 'second-class citizens' by the CEO of a medical center in the US, have won a racial discrimination case in a Te

Tiny black hole with ‘heartbeat’ found


Soon after finding the largest black hole last week, Nasa has now found another black hole, but it is the tiniest one and with a heart beat.

Jackson's doctor sentenced four years for manslaughter

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Conrad Murray, the personal physician of Michael Jackson, was sentenced to four years in jail for his role in the death of the music icon.

Judge Michael Pastor gave Murray the maximum sentence on Tu

Barack Obama likely to be an 'average' President: Survey

US President Barack Obama is likely to be viewed as an average president if he serves only one term, according to a statistical analysis of presidential ranking surveys.

This would dash the President

Texas inmate executed for killing Indian in the US


A 41-year-old man in the US has been executed for killing a convenience store clerk from India during a shooting spree in 2001 that he had said was retaliation for the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Saudi student pleads not guilty to terror charges

A 20-year-old Saudi student, accused of buying chemicals and equipment to build weapons of mass destruction to target nuclear power plants and the home of former President George W. Bush, has pleaded not guilty.

Facebook plays part in college entry...

Perfect score is not the only criteria for getting admission into a reputed college now, but of late Facebook too has become an important selection tool.
Four out of five college admissions officers use Facebook to recruit students, according to last year’s survey by Kaplan Test Prep.

‘Bilingualism makes brain multi-task, delays dementia’

CONSIDER YOURSELF lucky if you are exposed to more than one language as it protects against Alzheimer’s disease. The study said mastering two languages acts as a “mental gymnasium” by forcing the brain to multi-task. The study showed bilingual Alzheimer’s patients developed symptoms several years later than those who spoke only one language.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.