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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 […]

At least 91 Palestinians killed in Gaza as truce fails: Medics

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: At least 91 Palestinians were killed and another 350 injured in Israeli attacks, medics said, as a hoped-for ceasefire disintegrated with the apparent capture of an Israeli soldier on Friday.  Nineteen Palestinians were killed on Friday night in Israeli air strikes on Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip early Saturday.  Fifteen of those victims, including five children aged 3-12, came from the same family […]

After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again

After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again. Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.  Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.  But energy isn’t […]

Scientists discover deep-sea octopus that broods eggs for over 4 years

Washington: Scientists have observed a deep-sea octopus that brood its eggs for four and one half years-longer than any other known animal.  According to the researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), the female kept the eggs clean and guarded them from predators, representing an evolutionary balancing act between the benefits to the young octopuses of having plenty of time to develop within their eggs, and their mother’s […]

3 Reasons for John Kerry to Be in India While the Rest of the World Burns

It’s a tough time to be the top diplomat representing the world’s sole superpower. Israelis and Palestinians are at war. Iraq and Syria are convulsed by civil strife. Libya’s security situation is rapidly deteriorating. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine threaten to explode. Afghanistan is enmeshed in an election crisis. A nuclear agreement with Iran remains elusive. And at this crucial juncture, Secretary of State John Kerry has jetted off to […]