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110 Mexican women pose nude for US photographer

San Miguel De Allende (Mexico) , Oct 31

As many as 110 women posed nude as a group here for US photographer Spencer Tunick, who conducted a photo shoot with the theme of Mexico's Day of the Dead.

Kerry Washington turns designer for a cause

Los Angeles , Oct 31

"Scandal" actress Kerry Washington has used her sense of style for a cause. She has designed a limited-edition purse for the benefit of victims of domestic and financial abuse.

Exhibition on Nobel laureates begins in Delhi

New Delhi , Oct 30

Showcasing a variety of artefacts, including Swedish innovator and philanthropist Alfred Nobel's travel suitcase which contained cutlery and medical flasks and a wooden bear that had its place on Finnish politician Martti's writing desk, the Nobel Museum's exhibition was inaugurated here Friday.

Indian American duo charged in $5.8 mn debit card scam

Newark , Oct 30

Two Indian Americans have been charged with conspiring to extort victims to load prepaid debit cards with funds that were stolen as part of a scam running into over $5.8 million.

Smithsonian official dodges queries about Modi

Panaji , Oct 30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have won the hearts of the Indian American community in the US but he will have to work harder to win a place at the Smithsonian Institute just yet.

Of poetry, adventurism and untold stories

New Delhi

From the world of poetry and adventurism to the tale of Seeta's journey through fields, palaces and forests, the IANS bookshelf this weekend offers this and more. Take a look.

UN chief seeks help against female genital mutilation

Nairobi , Oct 30

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called on the media Thursday to speak out and help put an end "within this generation" to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a practice suffered by 130 million girls and women around the world.

Nobel laureate Malala donates $50,000 for Gaza schools

London , Oct 30

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Pakistani girl once shot by Taliban for promoting girls' education, has decided to donate her $50,000 prize to the UN to help rebuild Gaza schools damaged by Israel during the recent conflict.

Jama Masjid's new Naib Imam hates 'communal politics'

New Delhi , Oct 30

Shaban Bukhari, formally named the new Naib Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Thursday said he was bitterly opposed to "communal politics" and stood for harmony in the country.

Global gender gap report one-sided: Men's rights group

New Delhi , Oct 30

A men's rights group Thursday said the World Economic Forum report on the global gender gap index was "one-sided and unscientific" and asked the Indian government to oppose it.