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In New Zealand, feud over fate of 1902 ship carrying bodies

In this April 14, 2014 image from video provided by Definitive Productions, fish swim around the mast of the underwater— AP

The S.S. Ventnor sank 112 years ago off the northern New Zealand coast, bearing unusual cargo: the exhumed bodies of 499 Chinese miners, some in wooden coffins and others in sealed zinc caskets.

Thanksgiving travel woes? There’s app for that


Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine.

Three cheap smartphones to consider this month

The cheapest smartphones don’t have all the gizmos of Apple or Samsung models, but I’m impressed by how many features you do get for roughly a third of the price.

Wise to break bank for good smartphone?

It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone.

ISIS earned $45m in ransom, says UN

The ISIS group which controls a large swath of Syria and Iraq has received between $35 million and $45 million in ransom payments in the past year, a UN expert monitoring sanctions against Al Qaeda sa

Gabo’s archive goes to Texas University

The archive of celebrated Colo-mbian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, known fondly as Gabo, has been acquired by the University of Texas meaning the critic of US foreign policy is h

Barack Obama honours Meryl Streep with ‘love’


US President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to actress Meryl Streep during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington DC on Monday.

Fear for Afghan women rights as troops withdraw

Afghan legislator Shukria Barakzai says the suicide bomber who plowed into her motorcade a week ago wanted to silence a voice on women’s rights with a deafening blast.

Palestinian is attacked by three Israelis

The Israeli police says three young Israelis have attacked a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem.

Maiden Davis Cup for Swiss

 Switzerland’s Marco Chiudinelli (from left), Roger Federer, coach Severin Luthi and Michael Lammer after winning Davis Cup—AP

Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match on Sunday as Switzerland won the Davis Cup final against France by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead.

Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2014, and has clearly won the sprint when his government completes six months in office on November 26.

The spiritual world has known so many wonderful mystics and most of them have been men.