Trilobites: The Wildebeest Is One Highly Toned Machine

Trilobites: The Wildebeest Is One Highly Toned Machine

This time of year, the temperature routinely reaches 104 degrees in northern Botswana. The grasses recede, forcing herds of wildebeest to walk farther and farther from their only water source to graze. Humidity falls to about 10 to 15 percent....
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Becoming Anne Frank

Becoming Anne Frank

People love dead Jews. Living Jews, not so much. This disturbing idea was suggested by an incident this past spring at the Anne Frank House, the blockbuster Amsterdam museum built out of Frank’s “Secret Annex,” or in Dutch, “Het Achterhuis...
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The Translator Who Brought a Lost Jewish Poet’s Words to the English-Speaking World

The Translator Who Brought a Lost Jewish Poet’s Words to the English-Speaking World

Laima Vince stood up from her computer and stepped onto her balcony. It wasn’t the first time during this nearly yearlong project that she felt overwhelmed by the gravity of her task: translating a book of poetry and a diary...
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Abhijit Iyer-Mitra’s arrest harsh reminder that absurd, freedom-choking laws still used in democracy to curtail speech

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra’s arrest harsh reminder that absurd, freedom-choking laws still used in democracy to curtail speech

Why I support Abhiji Iyer-Mitra. Why you should too? A Protest and an Appeal by Kanchan Gupta The exercise of Free Speech in India is never without consequences. Writer, blogger and defence analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra is the latest victim of...
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CBI vs CBI LIVE Updates: More than officials, it is Centre which is responsible for problems in agency, says Mayawati

CBI vs CBI LIVE Updates: More than officials, it is Centre which is responsible for problems in agency, says Mayawati

16:25 (IST) Read the full text of Alok Verma’s petition in the Supreme Court here: 16:24 (IST) Centre responsible for problems in CBI: Mayawati BSP president Mayawati on Wednesday blamed the Centre for the state of affairs in the CBI...
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Sajid Khan accused of sexual misconduct by a fifth woman, Guzaarish actress Priyanka Bose

Sajid Khan accused of sexual misconduct by a fifth woman, Guzaarish actress Priyanka Bose

A fifth woman has come forward to level allegations of sexual harassment against director Sajid Khan. Actress Priyanka Bose, best known for her roles in films like Johnny Gaddar, Guzaarish and Love, Sex Aur Dhoka, alleged the director engaged in...
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Sensex rebounds 187 points to close above 34,000 on easing crude prices, recovery in rupee; Nifty up 78 points

Sensex rebounds 187 points to close above 34,000 on easing crude prices, recovery in rupee; Nifty up 78 points

Mumbai: Buoyed by easing crude oil prices and a recovery in the rupee, the BSE Sensex on Wednesday recaptured the 34,000-mark by jumping 187 points after four sessions of losses as global markets bounced back. The broader Nifty, after struggling,...
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Africa:EU Begins Tricky Negotiations With Developing States

Africa:EU Begins Tricky Negotiations With Developing States

For decades the EU has maintained close relations with nearly 80 developing countries under the Cotonou Agreement. It’s now time for fresh negotiations. But keeping everyone happy is proving more difficult than expected. At first glance, everything seems...
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New tech for farmers, boosting agriculture top priority: Venkaiah Naidu

New tech for farmers, boosting agriculture top priority: Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said farmers should be provided new technology to make farming more sustainable and viable as boosting agriculture is one of the top priorities of the government. “Agriculture is at crossroads and the sector.....
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Jordan’s former counter-terror chief Habis al-Hanini shot dead

Jordan’s former counter-terror chief Habis al-Hanini shot dead

Jordan’s former counterterrorism chief General Habis Hanayneh has been shot dead outside his home, according to medical and security sources. Hanayneh was killed around 7pm (16:00 GMT) on Tuesday in the city of Madaba, around 30km southwest of the ca...
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