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London gets a taste of Bengal heritage
KOLKATA: The history of Bengali food is synonymous with the rich heritage of Bengal. So, food was the focus of the much-awaited Bengal Heritage Project (BHP) launched in London recently. TOI had reported on January 21 about BHP being floated by non-resident Bengalis settled in the UK along with the...
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Belgium Detains Driver On Attempted Terrorism Charges After Antwerp 'Attack'
BBC News reported a man who drove a car at shoppers in a pedestrian zone causing them to dive out of the way Thursday has been charged with attempted terrorism, Belgian prosecutors said. The man, who was caught by soldiers, was driving a car reportedly containing knives, a non-lethal gun and a...
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Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation&aposs history, according...
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Hosni Mubarak walks free after six years in jail
Ex-president, recently acquitted over alleged role in killings of protesters during 2011 uprising, is free, lawyer says. ......
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You Don’t Want to Know How a Climate Change-Induced Mass Extinction Can End (Hint: Lizards)
One species’ hell is another’s habitat. ......
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Exclusive: Ed Sheeran moved to tears by Liberia trip
Ed Sheeran writes exclusively for BBC News about his trip to Liberia with Comic Relief and why he'll never...
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Discovery enables 'mass produced blood'
The work is far from over. The researchers now have the biological resource to mass produce red blood cells, but they still need the manufacturing technology for mass production. It is like the difference...
photo: US Navy / Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Gay
200 Feared Dead After Migrant Boats Found Empty in Mediterranean
Proactiva Open Arms said they recovered five bodies near two capsized boats, that likely had close to 100 people each inside when they began to sink, according to The BBC. A spokesman for Italy's coast guard said they confirmed that five young men appeared to have drowned."We brought on board five...
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Uganda At Critical Breaking Point in Refugee Crisis
The United Nations is warning that Uganda is nearing a "breaking point" with almost 3,000 refugees pouring into the country everyday fleeing violence and famine in South Sudan, according to Al Jazeera. On Thursday, Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioners for Refugees, said that the numbers of...
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Sting Operation Reveals Science's Insane Fake News Problem
A group of researchers sent phony resumes to 360 scientific journals for an applicant whose Polish name translated to “Dr. Fraud.” And 48 journals happily appointed the fake doctor to their editorial board. ......
photo: AP / Jens Meyer

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