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Vettori Makes T20 Comeback

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Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will play for Northern Districts province at next month’s Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament in India.

Parents opt to keep baby photos off Facebook


Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook.

Samsung, B&N launch Nook tablet


Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller’s own Nook tablets.

Pet friendly dating sites match up people, pooches


On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.

Madonna memorabilia items up for auction

Actress Jessica Alba at the premiere of Sin City: A Dame to Kill in Los Angeles on Tuesday. 	— AP

Madonna memorabilia, including her nude photographs, will go on sale in November at an auction also including some of her famous outfits and lyrics.

Brain training may help people multitask better

Cooking while having a conversation, watching a movie while browsing the Web, or driving while listening to a radio show — scientists have now identified the brain area that allows you to multitask.

‘Payback’ time for Russia, China

Chinese and Russian state media seized on the US police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington’s criticisms of their own governments, portraying the U

Decade of big bets by Google’s IPO


Google’s IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.And CEO Larry Page is determined to push even furth

2 die after shooting in China, say Tibet groups

Overseas Tibetan rights groups say two people have died after they were wounded by police gunfire while protesting the detention of a local leader in southwestern China.

A Castro breaks tradition with ‘no’ vote

Yet another revolutionary tradition has been broken in Cuba: A lawmaker voted “no” in parliament. And it wasn’t just any lawmaker.

With the foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan being iced due to the meeting between Kashmiri separatists and the Pakistani high commissioner, it may be worth recalling an episode from contemporaneous history.

As the old saying goes, “Can you say ‘boo’ to a goose?” Well, in India, we don’t waste our precious time booing geese. We reserve our boos for chief ministers. Each time the Prime Minister steps out to attend important functions in states that are still hanging on to their own non-BJP leaders (with time bombs ticking away), the crowds make sure nobody but Narendra Modi is heard.