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Nailing themselves to a cross in back pay protest

Asuncion (Paraguay) , Dec 22

A woman and three former employees of the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant plan to spend Christmas nailed to wooden crosses and going without food in front of the Brazilian embassy in the Paraguayan capital.

Separated by deportation, couple wed at US-Mexico border

San Diego , Dec 22

A couple separated by deportation have realised their dream of getting married in a religious ceremony at a fence dividing the cities of Tijuana in Mexico and San Diego in the US.

Make in India to be highlighted at PBD, 3,000 diaspora to attend

New Delhi , Dec 22

The Modi government's key programmes, including Make in India, would be highlighted during the Jan 7-9 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) being held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, that is expected to see around 3,000 Indian diaspora attending.

Our ancestors used olive oil for cooking

London , Dec 22

Excavation experts have unearthed nearly 8,000-year-old ancient clay pots in the Lower Galilee region of northern Israel with olive oil residues in them, driving home the point that our ancestors were aware about the oil's health benefits.

Drugs for bone loss may help prevent uterine cancer

Washington , Dec 22

Women who consume medicines commonly used to treat osteoporosis and other bone conditions halve the risk of developing uterine cancer compared to women who do not use such drugs, shows a study.

Be kind to the homeless this winter, appeals Delhi's Lt Gov.

New Delhi , Dec 22

Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Monday made an emotional appeal to Delhiites to help the city's homeless by giving them clothes, saying that displaying "yeoman" kindness" was a rare opportunity in life.

Social networking platform to help insomniacs

London , Dec 22

An expert from Loughborough University in Britain has developed a social network platform called 'Sleepful' to help insomniacs access online a promising "talking therapy".

Delhiites to be educated through art project

New Delhi , Dec 22

Beginning January, Delhiites will get a chance to partake in an art project that will both inform and entertain them while on the move.

Porn addiction linked to low marriage rates in US

Washington , Dec 22

Porn addiction may be one of the reasons why most Americans are not tying the knot, says a study.

Supertube to travel faster than bullet train

New York , Dec 22

A new start-up known as Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is planning to develop a supertube that would take take passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes flat at a speed of 760 miles per hour.