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Why seven is a lucky number for cricketers

So, what was all that about? A few days after new year’s Indian media had a blast reporting the ‘facts’ of the 7PL, ostensibly a brainchild of Indian skipper M.S.Dhoni offered as a sort of ‘leg up’ gift to his class buddy, Arun Pandey who runs the Rhiti Sports promotional company. Read More »

85 people own half of earth’s wealth

The 85 richest people on Earth have the same amount of wealth as the bottom half of the population, according to a new report that highlights growing income inequality as political and business leaders gather for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Read More »

Locked in winter

The fire in the Chaman e Babrak camp began in Nadiai’s home shortly after noon. She had rushed her son, who had a severe chest infection, to the hospital. Read More »

The story of Gaza

Aoung authors of fiction from Gaza, some of whom say they are finding Palestine on the internet while unable to see it exist in reality, have just published a collection of stories, written in English, marking the five-year anniversary of the 23 days from December 27,  2008, until Obama’s inauguration, during which Israel bombed the people of Gaza far more ... Read More »

Odor receptors discovered in lungs

Your nose is not the only organ in your body that can sense cigarette smoke wafting through the air. Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Iowa have shown that your lungs have odor receptors as well. Read More »

Mao is dead, long live Mao

Does the celebration of Mao Zedong’s 120th birth anniversary (Dec. 25) led by President and Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Chief, Xi Jinping reflect a silent message from the Third plenum of the 18th Central Committee held from November 9 to 11? Read More »

Archbishop of Rangoon calls for Rohingya citizenship

In his New Year message to the Roman Catholics of Burma, Monsignor Charles Bo called for unity between the “different souls” of “this wonderful nation” and pointed particularly towards the Rohingya Muslims of western Burma, saying those born in the country should be granted citizenship. Read More »

Is meditation the best medicine?

Millions of people in ‘the developed world’ visit therapists for all sorts of emotional and psychological problems they find difficulty in coping with by themselves. Read More »

2014 to bring more social collapse

2014 is upon us. For a person who graduated from Georgia Tech in 1961, a year in which the class ring showed the same date right side up or upside down, the 21st century was a science fiction concept associated with Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Read More »

Nepal: The CA must be ultimate authority, President must resign

In Nepalese politics, the term of office of the president and vice-president has become a matter of major dispute among the political parties following the November 19 Constituent Assembly (CA) election. Read More »

Palestinians should quit ‘peace negotiations’

The Palestinian negotiation team won’t listen to reason. There can’t be any just and permanent peace agreement between a Zionists dominated Israeli government and the original owners of the “Land of Palestine” as long as Zionist ideology determines Israeli policy. Read More »