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Pay whatever you like to stay in Paris

Five Paris hotels today launched a scheme allowing guests to “pay what you want” in an experiment that may be extended if successful.

Schizophrenia linked to genes?


A massive gene trawl has linked over 100 DNA coding mutations to schizophrenia, yielding critical clues about what causes the illness and possibly how to treat it, scientists said on Tuesday.

Really smart cars are ready to take the wheel

A Valeo representative swipes his finger across an iPhone to initiate a self-parking demonstration during a driverless car demo

Why waste your time looking for a place to park when your car can do it for you?

Germany top Fifa world rankings

Germany’s charge to claim Sunday’s World Cup title has seen them return to the top of Fifa’s world rankings for the first time in around 20 years.The latest list, published on Thursday, has Germany mo

FIFA World Cup 2014: Five facts on Miroslav Klose

Klose celebrates as he became the highest World Cup goal scorer. Photo: AFP

Five facts on Miroslav Klose who became the leading all-time goalscorer in World Cup history with his 16th goal in the 7-1 mauling of hosts Brazil in the semi-final on Tuesday.

Is Europe about to change its mind on GM food?


While the United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and China and many other countries have warmly embraced genetically modified crops, Europe remains the world’s big holdout.

Sarkozy faces corruption probe

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday on suspicions he tried to use his influence to thwart an investigation of his 2007 election campaign, the pro

Sarkozy detained over influence claims

Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday became the first former French President to be placed in custody for questioning in a criminal investigation.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Twitter record smashed by Brazil v Chile World Cup match

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A record 16.3 million tweets were sent during Saturday's World Cup game

Monaco palace to auction collection of Napoleon

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The Prince’s Palace of Monaco will auction the contents of its museum dedicated to Napoleon this November in what experts describe as the “sale of the century” for fans of the period.

Much as I am tempted to see the fuss over Ved Pratap Vaidik’s posturing as a warning against busybodies and meddlers, wholesale condemnation of what is known as Track Two diplomacy might be unfair.

There is considerable speculation about when the Planning Commission will be reconstituted and who will occupy the largest room in Yojana Bhavan.