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New dog-sized dinosaur species discovered in Venezuela

LONDON: Scientists have identified a new dog-sized dinosaur species from South America that roamed the Earth in small groups and lived on a diet of ferns and insects. The species, named Laquintasaura venezuelae, was identified with the help of 200-million-year-old fossils from the La Quinta Formation in Venezuela. Bones from at least four Laquintasaura were found together, with individuals ranging in age from three to approximately 12 years old. It […]

Chinese city bans beards, Islamic-style clothing on buses during event

People wearing Islamic-style clothing and large beards are banned from riding public buses during the Xinjiang Sports Games in northwestern China, a Communist Party-run newspaper reports. The ban went into effect Monday in the city of Karamay, in the country’s restive northwestern Xinjiang region. It applies to passengers who wear veils, large beards, as well as three types of Islamic dresses — including those with the star and crescent symbol […]

Out of Office: Breathe and Remember Travel Is a Privilege

I travel around the world, and often have long flights, close connections, and multiple stops in a week. Over time, I’ve developed a few rules that help me perform at a higher level despite a grueling schedule. 1.Never check baggage. There are extremely efficient ways to pack a rolla board and one smaller bag. I go for weeks with just two bags. Less is more. 2.Sleeping on the plane is […]

Pregnant Indian woman's daring swim to avoid home birth

An Indian woman in her ninth month of pregnancy has swum a river swollen by monsoon rain to give birth in hospital. Yellavva used dried pumpkins and gourds as bouyancy aids to swim nearly a kilometre from her river island village to safety in southern Karnataka state. She said she was “scared” but wanted her baby born safely – there is no medical centre in her village and she did […]

Muslim bank accounts closed by HSBC in wake of 'money laundering' fine

Bank faces allegations of ‘Islamophobia’ over decision to shut down accounts of some Muslim groups. Bank accounts belonging to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim groups are being closed down by a major bank amid concerns about money laundering for crime and terrorism, it has emerged. HSBC notified a number of Islamic groups within the last few days that their accounts would be terminated, leading to accusations of “Islamophobia”. But […]

Golden boy: Shuttler Parupali Kashyap makes history at Glasgow as India finishes 5th with 64 medals

Parupalli Kashyap brought the curtains down on India’s campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games to a thunderous applause, winning a gold medal in men’s singles badminton competition in Glasgow on Sunday. Kashyap rose to the occasion to eke out a breathtaking 21-14, 11-21, 21-19 triumph over Derek Wong of Singapore. The women’s doubles combination of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa finished with a silver medal after losing to Malaysian Vivian […]

One of Steve Jobs' Last Public Statements Can Help You Discover Your Passion

Passion is everything. You cannot inspire unless you’re inspired yourself. In 25 years of studying communication, I’ve never met an inspiring entrepreneur who isn’t freakishly enthusiastic about his or her idea. Steve Jobs, one of the most passionate entrepreneurs in business history, may have offered the best definition of passion in one of his last public presentations, in March 2011 (he died that October). “It is in Apple’s DNA that […]

Nearly 380 dead in China earthquake

— At least 379 people have been killed, and 1,881 injured after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit China’s southwestern Yunnan province on Sunday, state-run television reported. The quake struck at 4.30 p.m. local time (4.30 a.m. Eastern). The majority of the casualties occurred in the city of Zhaotong, Ludian County. More than 2,500 troops, both active duty soldiers and reservists, have been dispatched to the area to join the disaster relief […]

68th Indian independence day celebrated in Canada

TORONTO: Indo-Canadians along Canadian leaders celebrated India’s 68th Independence Day with cultural performances and a colourful parade.  Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne said that India is a nation with a vibrant economy and a culture that resonates across the global community.  “Our province is proud to be home to one of the largest and most dynamic Indo Canadian communities in the country. It is a wonderful celebration and I wish you […]

Half goat, half sheep born in Arizona

A rare animal was born in Scottsdale last Sunday. Her name is Butterfly. She is a geep, a cross between a goat and a sheep. Her mother, aptly named Momma, is a sheep. Her father, Michael, is a pygmy goat. Butterfly has hooves like her goat father, and a head shaped like a goat. Her body is covered in wool, and has a tail like her sheep mother. The cute […]