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‘Bad weather likely caused Air Algerie crash’

This photo provided on Friday by the French Army shows soldiers at the site of the plane crash in Mali. 	— AP

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed all 116 people on board, French officials said on Friday.

Survivors of Air Algerie plane crash 'unlikely, even out of question': France

 television camera operator mounts a satellite dish on top of a van outside the Swiftair offices in Madrid, Spain. Photo: AP

France's transport minister said on Friday it was extremely unlikely, and even "out of the question", that any of the 116 people on board an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali had survived.

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.

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.

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.

The conscience of Justice Markandey Katju, dormant for over 10 years, erupted recently, throwing out allegations against everyone around him — mostly in the nature of ipse dixit. His targets — three former Chief Justices of India in the collegium (Justices R.C. Lahoti, Y.K. Sabharwal and K.G. Balakrishnan) that could have but did not select Justice Katju to the Supreme Court in 2004 or earlier.

If you care about India’s children, prepare to shed a tear now. If you care about Gujarat’s children, prepare to cry buckets now. Because Dinanath Batra, ace scholar, perfervid activist, slayer of Donigers, is a revered figure in the schools of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s motherland.