• Sex, lies and Goa's massage parlours

    Mapusa (Goa), April 23 (IANS) What V. More (name changed), a tourist from Mumbai, was fantasizing about was soft, feminine hands kneading his shoulderblades and his back, slick with aromatic oil. Instead, what the 27-year-old tourist, one of many thousand single visitors blinded by Goa's cheap…

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    • Obama opens 4-country, Asia-Pacific trip in Tokyo

      TOKYO (AP) — Opening a four-country swing through the Asia-Pacific region, President Barack Obama is aiming to promote the U.S. as a committed economic, military and political partner, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine threatens to cast a shadow over the president's sales mission.

      Associated Press28 mins ago
      • Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra Secretly Tie the Knot in Italy

        After a long time of “are they, are they not”, it seems Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra have jumped the broom and tied the knot. Yes, it has finally happened! The couple got married in Italy on April 21, 2014. An official statement from Yash Rash Studios has confirmed the news, and revealed, "We are…

        • 15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

          Samsung is the world’s – and Asia’s – top smartphone maker. But there are a lot of rival phone-makers out there aiming to dethrone the likes of Samsung and Apple. That competition is especially strong ...

          Tech in Asia
          • Missing jet: Unidentified material washes ashore, being checked

            Perth, April 23 (IANS) The search for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that went missing last month took a new twist Wednesday with reports of some unidentified material washing ashore on the southwestern coast of Australia. "Western Australia Police have attended a report of material washed…

            IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
            • Heart attacks could soon be history

              Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have found a way to block abnormal cholesterol production, transport and breakdown, successfully preventing the development of atherosclerosis, the main cause of heart attacks and strokes and the number-one cause of death among humans. The…

              • Mobile number portability requests up by 2.47 mn in February: TRAI

                New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Requests for mobile number portability (MNP) increased by 2.47 million in February last, data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said Wednesday. The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 922.04 million at the end of January,…

                IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News22 mins ago
                • Mahela Jayawardene exchanges heated emails with team manager and Sanath Jayasuriya

                  Mahela Jayawardene exchanges heated emails with SLC official and Sanath Jayasuriya.

                  • Want To Become A Billionaire? Just Solve One Of These 10 Problems

                    We recently gave you a list of 25 trends that...

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                    • Aishwarya And I Don’t Chat Says Sushmita Sen

                      Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sushmita Sen have been rivals ever since they started their modelling days. Their difficult equations, of course, trace back to the mid-1990’s, when Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai were pitted against each other in the Miss India contest. The cold war began then, and…

                      Business of Cinema
                      • 'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

                        NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn't safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then gunmen came and opened fire on everyone, young and old.

                        Associated Press
                        • OnePlus One is a Xiaomi killer, set to launch in 15 countries next month

                          China's newest smartphone maker, OnePlus, unveiled its first-ever flagship phone in Beijing today at an equal price point to for China, RMB 2,000 (US$330).

                          Tech in Asia38 mins ago
                          • Are these 5 reasons making your skin look dull?

                            Can't get the glow back in your skin? These could be the reasons. Continue reading →

                            • IPL 2014: Chris Gayle, Mitchell Johnson or Virat Kohli – who is the fittest player? (Poll)

                              Skill, intelligence and ‘understanding of the game’ are some factors that will decide the difference between teams in this IPL. Physical and mental fitness too will be equally crucial. Continue reading →

                              • Keeping your skin fresh

                                Smelling fresh in balmy climates can be a tall order and changing deodorant doesn’t always solve the problem.

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                                • More powerful sonar likely next step in jet search

                                  CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the lost Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned soon to bring in more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper beneath…

                                  Associated Press
                                  • South Asia monsoon seen below average to average in 2014 - WMO

                                    By Ratnajyoti Dutta PUNE India (Reuters) - India and its South Asian neighbours are expected to see below average to average rains this year if the El Nino weather pattern gains strength during the four-month monsoon season, a forum of weather experts said on Wednesday. Poor monsoons could dent…

                                    Reuters33 mins ago
                                    • Kejriwal objects to Rahul Gandhi's copter-style politics, hopes Modi won't follow suit

                                      Varanasi, Apr.23 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal, who will be filing his nomination for the Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi on Wednesday, said he objects to the helicopter-style politics of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, and hoped BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra…

                                      • Teen who stowed away on Hawaii flight resting in hospital

                                        By Alex Dobuzinskis REUTERS - A teenage boy who stowed away on a flight from California to Hawaii in the frozen, oxygen-deprived wheel well of a passenger jet was resting in hospital on Tuesday, two days after his death-defying jaunt over the Pacific, a Hawaii official said. The teenager, whose…

                                        • This region could become the China-India gateway

                                          Five Southeast Asia countries are set to bridge China and India - Asia's two largest economies - according to analysts at ANZ bank.